Michael Doyle, Founder and Executive Director of Virtual Edge Institute
Michael is the founder of the Virtual Edge Institute, an industry organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual environments and digital solutions for events, meetings and learning programs. Doyle launched the Virtual Edge Summit the leading hybrid event serving the industry and is a frequent consultant to companies trying to map virtual experiences to their portfolio of physical events. He is a 20-year veteran of trade shows, magazines and online publishing with extensive marketing, content and business development experience. Doyle has also served as Publisher at Reed Business Information’s Cahners Publishing Company, Director of Business Development and Publisher for Interex’s HP World, General Manager at Online Market World, Executive Director of the Solution Provider Institute, and Group Publisher at Gordon Publications.
He is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics related to the use of virtual technologies for business. Follow Michael on Twitter @virtualedge.
Donna Sanford, Program Consultant
Donna Sanford is the founder and 21-year former publisher of EXPO Magazine. She grew up in the industry and began her career in her father’s association management firm as a meeting planner and trade show manager.
She has a nationwide reputation for creating content and programs that move event businesses forward. In addition to freelance writing for the event industry, she also now consults and works extensively in the virtual arena, overseeing VEI’s Livecast series, working with subject matter experts to create educational sessions for the Summit and the Digital Event Strategist certification program.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aditya Mishra, Contributing Writer and Online Marketing Manager
Aditya partners with clients to develop online media strategies and increase there visibility. He understands all facets of media relations from press releases, distributions channels, pitching and social media. Aditya develops focused programs specific for each client which include, strategic planning, key message development and positioning, analyst relations, writing, news announcement, creating targeted media list, media relation, review, writing, editing, creating and placing by-lined stories, copy writing, event management and media interview training.
Aditya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Delhi University.