KEEN—for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking—is convening an eclectic and exciting group of top digital tastemakers, leaders, founders and innovators all under one roof from October 24 to 27, 2013 in a three-day B2B and B2C event and expo. This inaugural conference in Nashville welcomes social influencers, journalists, editors, developers, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 brands to come meet, collaborate, and learn about innovative technologies and new platforms in the areas of travel, technology, food and spirits, family and entertainment.

Omni Nashville, which opened its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. Speakers and special guests will engage their audiences on all levels with talks about targeted advertising, using social for good, Millennial marketing, email campaigns, visual messaging, digital media ethics and much more. Keep up to date with the summit schedule as it evolves.
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Jeff Brown

Brown Knows Media LLC
Founder & CEO
Franklin, Tennessee
I am the host and creator of the Read to Lead Podcast, a top-ranked Career and Business podcast in iTunes (#3 career / #15 business - 7/13).

The Read to Lead Podcast launched on July 16, 2013. In its second week, the Read to Lead Podcast broke its way into the Top 3 of all Career podcasts, just behind Entrepreneur on Fire and Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership Podcast. The Read to Lead Podcast has also cracked the Top 15 in the over all Business category. More information is available at http://readtoleadpodcast.com.

I have won two recent awards for my presentation work. The first came from Haiku Deck in May 2013. More can be found here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/announcing-our-mothers-day-contest-winners/

In July 2013, my presentation shown below titled Affordable Mobile Apps for Small Business, was voted by fans of Prezi (the in-the-cloud software used to create the presentation) as a #bestofprezi winner. More can be found here: https://prezi.com/explore/bestofprezi-submissions/

Until June 2013, I served as 88.7 WAY-FM Nashville's Operations Director, a role I was promoted to in January 2005. During my 14-plus years with the organization, the Nashville operation enjoyed the distinction of being the highest rated station within the company. In April 2013, we experienced the highest weekly cume (total weekly audience) in our 21-year history (129,300). Also, WAY-FM Nashville was rated as the country's 24th most-listened to non-profit Christian station during my tenure. Our weekly cume consistently hovered between 100,000 and 120,000.

In 2010 I founded Brown Knows Media, LLC as a mobile app development firm specializing in affordable and simple to maintain mobile apps for small businesses and non-profits. Recently, we expanded our offerings to include web design, presentation design and platform building and coaching.

I also serve as organizer of the Franklin, TN chapter of Geek Breakfast, a monthly gathering of tech- and social media-minded individuals in and around the Franklin and Spring Hill, TN areas.