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Protect & Promote Technology Summit

Date: 06/05/2018
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Contact: Doug Frens
Phone: 954.462.2570


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Keynote Speakers

Jonathan Brownfield
CEO of Lift Digital Media,
Founder of Behind The Wheel

Jonathan Brownfield is a nationally recognized online influencer, a Top 40 Under 40 in two magazines, and serves on the Board of Directors for Social Media Club SFL. He has spoken at a number of social media events and conferences. Jonathan studied Marketing at the University of Missouri and Digital Strategy at Harvard Business School. His team is comprised of passionate marketeers who are experts in content creation, social media engagement, online advertising, email marketing, and data analysis.




Rob Krug
Senior Security Solution Architect

Rob Krug has been in the network engineering and security space for over 25 years.  Rob is currently a Senior Security Solution Architect for SonicWall, and has been with the SonicWall team for the past six years.  He has also been recognized as a past SonicWall Security Engineer of the Year.  His background includes extensive work with telecommunications, network design and management, and most importantly network security.  Specializing in security vulnerabilities his background includes extensive training and experience in cryptography, ethical hacking, and reverse engineering of malware.   Rob has dozens of industry certifications including being a Master CSSA.  His background includes having served in the United States Navy, in Naval Intelligence, as well as worked as both a Data Security Analyst and as a Director of Engineering for multiple international service providers.  Rob has designed, implemented, and maintained some of the most complex and secure networks imaginable.  And… He collects malware for fun…. 



"Dominating Digital Marketing"

Chris Van Vliet
Reporter, Deco Drive
President & Co-Founder, WOO! Tungsten

Chris Van Vliet is the 4-time Emmy winning entertainment reporter for Deco Drive on WSVN-TV, the FOX affiliate in Miami. He has travelled the world covering events like the Oscars and Grammys and reported from places like Moscow, Hong Kong, London and Paris. Cosmopolitan Magazine named Chris the Bachelor of the Year, and he donated the $10,000 prize to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has more than 50,000 followers between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and the videos on his YouTube channel have been watched an incredible 45 million times. Chris is also the President and Co-founder of the E-Commerce fishing brand WOO! TUNGSTEN, growing it from zero to 90,000 Instagram followers in a year. He now helps other entrepreneurs capitalize on their social media presence by turning followers into customers.


Kimberly Cohane, M.S.
Associate Director of Public Relations & Marketing Commuications
Online Marketing & Social Media
Nova Southeastern University

Kimberly Cohane is an Associate Director for Public Relations and Marketing Communications at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She works closely with the Director of Marketing Communications and the university's advertising agency to create strategic initiatives and develop communication and promotional campaigns using social media marketing, paid digital media advertising, Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns, Virtual Tours, Google Maps, Google Expeditions, and NSU’s interactive online maps. Responsibilities include leading university-wide social media trainings to promote a unified brand message as well as digital marketing and content best practice strategies for NSU's 16 colleges and multiple departments. 

She has a B.S. in Natural Sciences from the University of South Florida, an M.S. in Leadership from NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences focusing on digital conflicts in online communities. 

She was a featured speaker at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 2017 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education - Digital Strategy, proud to serve on the Marketing and Branding Committee for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and a current member of Leadership Broward Class XXXVI.


Moderated By

Sebastian Rusk
CEO & Founder

Sebastian has developed a very unique approach to creating buzz and making noise for brands via social media and the digital space.

His role as an Author, Corporate Event Emcee, Keynote Speaker, Digital Influencer, personality for brands and Social Media Strategist, has enabled him to influence those around him.  His forte of being able to make his crazy ideas a reality, are what make a reality today. It is no mystery why Sebastian is referred to as "a walking billboard" and the "Creator of Buzz". was conceptualized and founded by Sebastian Rusk in March of 2010. With 12+ years of experience in Marketing and Online Ad space, Sebastian has a real knack for not only 'thinking outside the box', but showing there can be reasonable thinking INSIDE that box! He has a passion for Social Media, creating "buzz" for brands and spreading the word on the power behind though the digital space, which has been the driving force to launch (bow tie and all

"Deciphering Cryptocurrency"

David Silver
Founding Partner
Silver Miller

David C. Silver is a founding Partner of Silver Miller and is focused exclusively on representing aggrieved investors and cryptocurrency users worldwide who seek to recover their financial losses. Though David has handled various matters across the spectrum of commercial litigation throughout his career, David has focused during the past ten years on individual clients who have lost money through fraud or other acts of deceit. 

David is a Martindale Hubbell Preeminent “AV”-rated attorney (generally recognized as the highest rating given in the legal industry for general ethical standards and legal ability), and he tirelessly fights for his clients, having achieved victories totaling greater than $100 million in the last few years alone. For his efforts, David has been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor limited to attorneys who have won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, which includes fewer than one percent of lawyers in the United States.

David is quickly becoming recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America representing victims of crooked and abusive cryptocurrency exchanges, helping investors who have been exploited after investing in digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin. In 2015, David was named lead Class Counsel in the litigation against now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, where he led the effort in recovering for the Court-certified class of Cryptsy customers settlements and judgments valued in excess of $40 million. 

Stanislav A. Shamayev, Esq.
ShamayevLaw, P.A.

Stanislav A Shamayev is a licensed attorney in Florida. His background is in business and investment visas. Through that, Stanislav learned the comings and goings of dealing with the Federal government getting a number of visas approved for foreign investors. Stanislav used that experience to build a successful law practice specializing in business and corporate work representing small and medium-size businesses.





Jason Manar
Supervisory Special Agent
Miami Division, Cyber Crime

Jason is a graduate of Murray State University. Prior to joining the FBI, he served six years with the Kentucky State Police as a Trooper and Detective.

He is currently the Miami Cyber Crime Supervisory Special Agent and manages all FBI criminal cyber operations within the Southern District of Florida. Prior to his current role, he served at FBI Headquarters in the Major Cyber Crimes Unit combating cyber criminal threats targeting U.S. entities. He has additionally, served as the Safe Streets Gang & Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator for the FBI’s Springfield Division and worked high level public corruption and health care fraud cases in the Detroit Division. All these experiences have yielded him an invaluable holistic perspective as it relates to today’s cyber landscape.


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