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Val Vacante

Director of Strategy, Product Experience & Innovation at Merkle; Founder of Strategy & Innovation Firm Collabsco

Director of Strategy, Product Experience & Innovation at Merkle; Founder of Strategy & Innovation Firm Collabsco

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Val Vacante Biography

Valerie Vacante is an award-winning global innovator, creative catalyst, and visionary. She is the Director of Strategy, Product Innovation for leading data-driven customer experience company Merkle, where she uncovers cultural trends, next generation product innovations, and designs strategies impacting the way people connect and experience in the physical and digital world.

Vacante is the visionary and co-creator behind ShopNXT™ — Merkle’s collection of patent-pending, app-free retail innovations focused on helping brands create more personalized shopping experiences and increasing loyalty, sales, and customer joy.

The ShopNXT suite of products have been named top product picks at CES by PCR Magazine featured in CNET, MediaPost, The Drum, Click Z and DigiDay among others. Additionally, Vacante architected and launched NXT Intelligence™ a platform focused on 12 technology, innovation, and brand experiences designed to explore, evaluate and evolve business growth opportunities, currently leveraged by Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 global clients.

She is also the Founder of strategy and innovation firm Collabsco; where she pioneered award-winning digital products and connected experiences across IoT, AR, VR, voice, robotics, and the first connected play landscape featured in VentureBeat, The Drum, VRScout, and more.

Her portfolio includes over 50+ brands including Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Bandai Namco Entertainment, WowWee, AT&T, Vodafone, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Honeywell, Sleep Number, Dell, HeadOffice.Space, MERGE, Virsix Games, among others.

Vacante has recently been named one of the Top 25 Women in Tech by PCR magazine, 40 Over Forty, and Top 10 Pioneering CEOs to Follow in 2021 by CIO Look.

She serves on the Fast Company Executive Board, SXSW Innovation Advisory Board, a Global Expert to MassChallenge, an international speaker and writer.

Val Vacante Videos

  • Gamifying our World: How gaming & play are reshaping connected experiences
    Join Val Vacante and Cathy Saidiner for a discussion about how gaming and play are informing new business models and creating more meaningful,...
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation & the Power of Play
    Join Nolan Bushnell, the father of the video game industry, connected play innovator Valerie Vacante and industry veteran Thomas Kalinske in a...
  • Valerie Vacante | The Future of Play, Gaming & Immersive Entertainment
    This full presentation includes Valerie Vacante's introduction showcasing emerging technologies, the connected play landscape and key trends across...

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  • What are the speaker fees for Val Vacante

    Speaking fees for Val Vacante, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Val Vacante are for live events and for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Val Vacante, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Val Vacante speak about?

    Val Vacante is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Growth, Business Leaders, Data, Disruptive Thinking, Futurism, Gaming, Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Technology, Women In Leadership.
  • Where does Val Vacante travel from?

    Val Vacante generally travels from Austin, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Val Vacante for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Val Vacante for your next private or corporate function.
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Val Vacante is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Val Vacante for your event is available upon request. Val Vacante generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sharon Gai, Celine Tricart, Lori Cheek, Igor Beuker and Dr. Rumman Chowdhury. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Val Vacante for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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