Managing Director, U.S. Technology Practice Head
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Amy Messenger brings 20 years of marketing and public relations experience to her role at Ogilvy PR, where she
currently serves as head of the agency’s U.S. Technology Practice. She is the founder of Ogilvy PR’s Denver office
and a member of the executive team that opened the agency’s San Francisco office. Working with both startups
and leading corporations, she has experience that spans market segments, including telecommunications, network
infrastructure, Internet tools and technologies, and digital lifestyle products and services. She is also a member of
the Ogilvy PR worldwide management committee. Before joining Ogilvy PR, Ms. Messenger was with Ziff Davis
Publishing’s PC/Computing magazine. She holds a BS degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of
Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is a member of Social Venture Partners.
Stephen Messer was chairman and CEO of LinkShare until 2006. Since founding LinkShare in 1996, Mr. Messer
led the company’s efforts to create a unique pay-for-performance network that helps businesses minimize customer
acquisition costs and maximize their online revenue-generating potential. Under Mr. Messer’s leadership, LinkShare
was recognized by Deloitte and Touche for two consecutive years as the fastest-growing technology company in the
New York region. In 2005 Mr. Messer was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for that region.
The Messers sold LinkShare Corp. to Rakuten Corp. for $425 million in 2005. Before founding LinkShare, Mr. Messer
was assistant director of the Columbia University Institute of Tele-Information (CITI), where he directed many
studies on cybercommunications and telecommunications. He continues to serve as an affiliated research fellow at the
institute. Mr. Messer also served the Department of State during the 49th UN General Assemby.
Chief Security Officer
David Miller serves Compuware’s Covisint subsidiary, where he is responsible for Covisint’s internal and external
system architecture security issues for e-business exchange. He also directs the company’s identity management
offering, which currently secures access for automotive, health care, and government customers. Mr. Miller is a
security thought leader. He recently spoke before the U.S. Senate about the ways in which Covisint technology
could help secure the e-prescribing of controlled substances; his testimony contributed to the development of new
regulations. He also is a business leader with more than 18 years of experience in delivering collaboration exchanges
and large-scale software solutions within the manufacturing, CPG, and health care industries. Mr. Miller joined
Covisint at its inception and has built the company’s INFOSEC organization, developed policies and procedures for
information security, and helped design secure solutions for product offerings. Before joining Covisint, Mr. Miller
served various divisions of General Motors and Secureway, a division of IBM.
Thought Works Studios
Cyndi Mitchell, managing director of Thought Works Studios, is responsible for global field operations, including
product development, marketing, sales, and strategy. Her global team of business and technical leaders spans China,
India, the U.S., and the U.K. Since joining Thought Works in 2002, Ms. Mitchell has served the studio in a variety of
general management and consultancy roles. Most recently, she was managing director of Thought Works U.K. from
2005 to 2006. Before joining Thought Works, she was a senior architect with Sun Microsystems in New York, Chicago,
and London. Having started her career with Andersen Consulting in Chicago, she has moved on and provided
software development, consultancy, and advisory to numerous global 1000 IT organizations.