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Intrapreneur Panel: Featuring Execs from Coach, Ogilvy, Kaplan & Simon&Schuster

Our very first NY Intrapreneur Panel!!!

This is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Come hear first-hand accounts of intrapreneurship from leaders at Coach, Ogilvy & Mather, Simon&Schuster, and Kaplan Test Prep. Each of the individuals on this panel was chosen for their courage and their success at impacting change throughout their career.

We’ll be having a moderated discussion that will uncover exciting lessons learned that we can all take away as we strive to be Intrapreneurs in our own careers.


Meet Your Panel


Danielle Schmelkin
VP, Business Intelligence and Data Management at Coach

Danielle is responsible for all of the technologies associated with transforming data into critical business information. Prior to joining Coach, Danielle held several positions at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where she was most recently VP of Business Intelligence, responsible for creating and implementing a business intelligence platform for the entire enterprise. Danielle was also the CTO at Barnes& during the launch of the nook, Barnes & Noble’s digital reading platform. Danielle also has held positions at Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Inc. and Andersen Consulting, LLP.


Kathleen Gareiss
Managing Director, Digital Delivery at Ogilvy & Mather

Kathleen is a digital native with more than 15 years of experience working in the interactive industry. The focus of her interactive career has been on producing new, large-scale platforms and global implementations. She then works within a company to standardize and operationalize the processes needed to deliver these digital experiences. Her current position is Managing Director, Digital Delivery for Ogilvy & Mather North America. She is responsible for executing against the companys digital agenda, working across the networks 16 offices.



Ilio Krumins-Beens
Executive Director, Agile Practices at Kaplan Test Prep

Ilio has been working with teams to deliver software and web applications for over 15 years in a range of industries (Government, Media, Tech Start Up, and Education). He is a passionate agilist who has presented at several Agile / Lean conferences since 2007. Ilio is currently Executive Director of Agile Practices and Project Management at Kaplan Test Prep.



Ken Judy
Vice President Technology at Simon&Schuster

Ken is an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. He is VP Technology and part of the devops team at Simon & Schuster Digital, managed development and product at Oxygen Media (NBC-Universal), and was a product manager and agile coach at NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions.



Moderated by:

Debbie Madden
CEO at Cyrus Innovation and Founder NY Intrapreneur


For 17 years, Debbie has grown tech companies from the ground up. She founded NY Intrapreneur in 2012 to enable rich conversations within the NYC tech community around innovation. She is also an established thought leader, and speaks and writes on enterprise and startup trends.

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  • Dr Howard H.

    Sorry, I missed this outstanding event on Intrapreneurship.
    Dr Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D. CEO & Keynote Speaker, Intrapreneurship Institute

    June 22, 2013

  • Jack S.

    An interesting point came up regarding the importance of good writing (particularly on e-mails). How much importance does your company place of good writing skills both internally (within your company and externally (form outside your company i.e. customers etc.)? My wife is a college writing professor and would like to hear from you regarding the importance of writing skills. Thanks!

    May 15, 2013

  • Mica

    Glad I made it to this. Thanks so much!

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Daniel J.

    So glad I dropped by on my NYC visit. Very insightful.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Charlie G.

    The panel discussion was fantastic. Debbie Madden led it seamlessly, beginning with a set of her own well-considered and relevant questions, and ending with solicitations from the audience. The panelists were informative, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable about the topic. I learned a lot (again). These meetups are consistently excellent!

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Shelley W.

    So sorry to be cancelling at the last second. I hope I can make a future meeting.

    May 14, 2013

  • paul m.

    Hi, I just launched 1st consumer internet website for homebuyer> built proprietary IB Calculator that educates buyers about all financial costs of homeownership > best online calculator to analyze purchase of a condo, co-op or house.

    May 13, 2013

  • Daniel J.

    Lucky to be visiting from the UK this week. looking forward to this

    May 13, 2013

  • Steve J.

    Apologies, just found out I have a school concert same night. Will catch the next one!

    April 25, 2013

  • Charlie G.

    Wow, can't wait. Debbie's events are always super high value.

    April 10, 2013

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