About SIC

The annual Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities.  SIC brings together entrepreneurs, developers and online business professionals from throughout the US and beyond for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking opportunities, and uniquely Seattle social events.   Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore disruptive technologies and business models with visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much more.

Brian Rauschenbach

Founder, Director

Born as an army brat in the heart of the Steel City of Youngstown, OH, raised in Germany and California. Brian is President at Add3 digital marketing agency, serial entrepreneur, proud dad to two girls, Arsenal FC soccer supporter, and an old school hip-hop DJ who has been an active internet industry leader for 19+ years. He was nominated as one of "The Most Influential People of 2005" by Seattle Magazine's. He's a lefty, prefers Hornitos tequila, air-cooled vintage VWs and has a record collection of 7,000+ pieces.

Gloria Connors

Founder, Producer

Los Angeles born Rock & Roller turned Seattleite; Gloria Connors has over 25 years of experience in the music business and entrepreneurship. She is a self-made woman, engineer, art collector and a proud mom. Gloria is an expert producer of controlled chaos, on stage and off. Founder of Connors & Co., Gloria toured with various artists until she got tired of being the only woman on the bus. Now, she can be found carving her way down the mountain with her Connors & Co. team debating Yacht Rock vs. Real Rock. She’s a trailblazer & music lover at heart that is still in love with a loud guitar - even if she can’t hear it.

Cathy Mabee

Co-Founder, Programming/Sponsorship

15 year Microsoft veteran, primarily in roles for the Microsoft Advertising and Trade Marketing teams; Spokane native, Ballard local; Board member of the Northwest Internet Advertising Group (NWIAG).  Spends time raising money for local fundraising organizations such as The Team Jesse Foundation and The Inbetweener; Enjoys traveling to faraway places, neighborhood art walks, road trips, and polar bear plunges.

Michiko Swiggs

Art Director


Zach Hunting

Director of Social Media

Native to the Seattle startup and art scenes, Zach is passionate about connecting business, technology and design as the CEO of social media agency, Crown Social. Prior to founding Crown in 2011, Zach was a digital strategist at Wunderman, client-side head of marketing, and serial entrepreneur, founding and co-founding startups in the music, marketing and finance verticals. To date, Zach is most proud of his ability to rap in several languages and his impressive collection of fanny packs.

Mark Peterson

PR / Communications

Montana native and Syracuse University alum/apologist; Two decades of PR leadership experience for public and privately held technology, commercial, and nonprofit ventures in US and abroad; History buff and outdoorsman who lived in West Berlin at height of Cold War and counts Queen Anne Hill, Mt. Baker Ski Area, Mt. Everest Base Camp and his couch among favorite places; Co-founder of LardButt.com, dedicated to below-average athletes and weekend warriors.

Advisory Board

We are very pleased to introduce SIC’s 2016 Advisory Board:  This group brings a comprehensive base of thought-leadership perspectives from the converging areas of major technology corporations, digital and social media organizations, academia, entertainment, and more.  We are excited to be working together to help make SIC a compelling and valuable event for everyone involved!

Benjamin Winters Principal WINTR

Brian Marr Director of Strategy Smashing Ideas

Chris Carter SVP Strategy & Planning Edelman PNW

Dan Sundgren CMO uZoom

Daniella Kim Principal HalibutFlats Research and Development / UW

David Harris Startup Advocate City of Seattle

Donte Parks Vice President, Culture Substantial

Dave Curry Executive Director of Interactive POP

Eddie Rehfeldt Executive Creative Director Edelman

Eric Duerr CMO
Rocket Fuel

Gabriel Jones Senior Producer

Gareth Jones Managing Director POSSIBLE

Jeffrey Chavez Content Identity Consultant Tether

John SanGiovanni CEO Visual Vocal

Lissa Capps Senior Vice President Edelman

Matt Ashworth Leader of Seattle's Technology Public Relations Practice Porter Novelli

Melissa Barden Tech & Telco Mobile Account Director AOL

Mike Reeder Director, Global Coffee & Strategic Partnerships Starbucks

Michelle Maggs Executive Vice President, GM Weber Shandwick

Michelle McRae CEO Northbound Brand

Matthew Wood Digital Media Business Professional Bidtellect

Rob Thomas VP President of Pacific NW AEG Live

Scilla Andreen CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix

Scott Macklin Associate Director UW Digital Media

Surya Vanka Founder Authentic Design

Tim Schmuckal Legal & Operations Executive