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Man Hugs & Beards - SI Partners to Speak at Advertising Week


21 August 2014


Nicole Revers


AWXI, 1st October, 1.00pm at B.B. Kings Blues Club, 237 West 42nd Street, New York

We’re delighted to announce that SI Partners will be speaking at Advertising Week XI.


What defines a successful culture today? A contemporary working culture is often a reflection of its founders’ values and style, but to maintain success the attitudes, behaviours and brilliance of the business’ origins have to exist beyond the founders.  Joined by an expert panel of entrepreneurs, leaders, authors and commentators, we will explore how business leaders can develop a collaborative culture of trust that pays dividends.  The session will also discuss how more traditional cultures best attract top talent and remain relevant to their customers when competing with in vogue brands.


Join us for a lively debate - email to register for your session ticket.


  • Allison Johnson - former Apple VP Marketing Communications and founder of WEST
  • Dr Dana Adri - Corporate Anthropologist and author of The Fall of the Alphas - a New Beta Way to Lead
  • Mills - Co-founder of DICE and ustwo, creators of Apple Design Award winning, Monument Valley, which was the number one paid app globally on iOs for over a month in 2014
  • Kathleen Saxton - Founder, The Lighthouse Company, bespoke headhunting firm that works with hyper-growth businesses such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Vevo


To register your interest to attend email

or watch the session live here on 1st October 1pm EST:


Speaker Biographies:

Dr Dana Ardi


Dr Ardi is a leader of the human-capital movement as well as being highly distinguished in the field of Executive Coaching and Talent recruitment. She is currently the Managing Director and Founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisors, L.L.C. a consulting company that provides human capital advisory and innovative solutions to companies building value through people. Prior to founding Corporate Anthropology Dr Ardi served as a Partner at Faltiron Partners and subsequently a Managing Director at CCMP Capital/JP Morgan Partners.


Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson SI Partners Man Hugs and Beards at AWXI

Allison is the founder of West, a new kind of strategy and creative accelerator based in San Francisco focused on introducing new companies, products and ideas to the world. Prior to West, she ran marketing at Apple for six+ years reporting to Steve where she was responsible for launching some of the most iconic products and campaigns of our time. A self-professed revolutionary, she's found herself at the center of some of the industry's most historic turns including IBM's embrace of the internet era with e-business, Netscape's pivot from browser to enterprise software purveyor, HP's reinvention under Carly Fiorina, and the launch of the iPhone and iPad.




Mills is the Co-founder of DICE and ustwo, leading New York/Malmo/London digital product and service design studio responsible for Apple Design Award winning game Monument Valley that was the number one paid app globally on iOS for over a month in 2014.  ustwo has also been behind game-changing technology products including Barclays’ Pingit app and the Hudl, Tesco’s budget 7in tablet computer.


Kathleen Saxton 


Kathleen Saxton is the founder and CEO of bespoke headhunting firm, The Lighthouse Company.


After a 360 degree journey in the media and advertising sphere, touching Sky Television, Capital Radio, EMAP Advertising, Carlton Screen, PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio, Kathleen moved into professional headhunting.


In 2009, Kathleen set up The Lighthouse Company with a vision to create the modern search firm that clients had been asking for. Today, The Lighthouse Company represents some of the most talented individuals globally and ensure they connect to and flourish with in visionary, brave and ambitious businesses. Listing Facebook, Twitter, Mashable, Acxiom, Yahoo, Dentsu, Omnicom, WPP and many others as clients – The Lighthouse know what it takes to find New World Leaders for today’s modern world.