Amanda Thurston

Think Conference Wrap Up: Incumbents Strike Back

Our first ever Think Conference has come and gone, and I continue to be energized and excited by the insights shared at this global meeting of the minds. There are so many technologies and disruptions at work in our economy, and this year’s Think touched on all of them, from the Cloud to Blockchain, to […]

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SXSW Takeaways: AI Will Allow for More Creativity, Not Less

This year at SXSW, Artificial Intelligence was predictably a recurring theme. There were dozens of panels on the subject of AI and its infinite applications. The technology is infiltrating every industry so quickly, one can’t help but feel we are on the verge of a fundamental shift, akin to the Web 2.0 revolution, or even […]

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thinkPod: Nolan Bauerle, Director of Research at CoinDesk

In this episode, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Nolan Bauerle, Director of Research at CoinDesk. They discuss the history of cryptography, blockchain use cases, and the importance of patience in this rising ecosystem.

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thinkPod: Eric Martinez, former Partner and Designing Change Lead at VSA, co-founder at Studio Bonafide

In this episode, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Eric Martinez, former Partner and Designing Change Lead at VSA, to discuss business visioning, nurturing talent and creativity, and the written word in a digital world. Since the recording of this podcast, Eric Martinez has left VSA to start a new venture. […]

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thinkPod: Akash Malhotra, Co-founder & COO, Eventable

We’re back after a busy week at Dreamforce 2017! Listen as IBM iX Marketing Services Leader Amanda Thurston is joined by Akash Malhotra, Co-founder and COO of Eventable. In this fireside chat, they discuss entrepreneurship, what it means to be a mentor, and a new facet of digital – marketing through the calendar. Learn more […]

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thinkPod @ Dreamforce 2017: Maria O’Hollearn, Program Director, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

As part of our Dreamforce 2017 thought leadership series, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Maria O’Hollearn, Program Director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, to discuss diversity, early education, and the importance of support communities. Theme music by Andrew Atkin & Michael Simonelli, of Full Stop Art Learn more […]

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thinkPod @ Dreamforce 2017: Reggie Wirjadi, Director of Interaction Design, Punchcut

As part of our Dreamforce 2017 thought leadership series, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Reggie Wirjadi, Director of Interaction Design at Punchcut, to discuss design inspiration, agency life, and driving culture and development of creative teams. Theme music by Andrew Atkin & Michael Simonelli, of Full Stop Art Subscribe to […]

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thinkPod @ Dreamforce 2017: Gillian Morris, Founder and CEO, Hitlist

As part of our Dreamforce 2017 thought leadership series, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Gillian Morris, Founder & CEO of travel app Hitlist, who shares insights on the importance of travel, the ups and downs of startup life, and her role as a founder. Theme music by Andrew Atkin & […]

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Behind the Screens: iX thinkLeaders at Dreamforce 2017

Join IBM iX’s Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Agency Services, and Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader, as they sit at Watson West in San Francisco in the middle of Dreamforce 2017 to discuss all the happenings at this year’s conference and share insights from this week’s thinkLeaders guests and panelists from brands like Airbnb, Facebook, […]

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Key Insights from Cologne: A dmexco 2017 Review

Every September, digital marketing’s brightest minds and boldest voices gather in Cologne, Germany for two days to discuss what’s new in digital. This year’s event boasted more than 50,000 visitors from dozens of countries. Dmexco caters to a more technology-oriented audience than other industry conferences such as Cannes Lions, so the conversation around the event […]

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thinkPod with Nomadic’s Matt Burr: There needs to be more homework

Cofounder and CEO of Nomadic Learning, Matt Burr joins Amanda Thurston, Leader in Digital Marketing Services at IBM, to talk about the future of digital education, the necessity of periods of confusion and transformation in the enterprise. Theme music by Andrew Atkin & Michael Simonelli of Full Stop Art.

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