Founder, Senior Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Subject Matter Expert
Brian Gratch is a senior marketing, strategy & business development executive with 20+ years of overall leadership in wireless, advertising/media, digital technology, mobile, and Internet of Things. He is a digital expert with broad corporate and international experience with a track record of successful startups in high technology and emerging markets, including mobile, Internet of Things, wireless technologies, digital & social advertising and media. Gratch founded and leads Chicago’s premier Internet of Things meet-up, founded the mobile marketing firm Sixteen30 as well as Alertcaster, the top monitoring and notification platform that supports CRM, business, enterprise and home automation solutions. Gratch also trains executive and marketing teams on mobile transformation; bringing them up to speed on the industry and uncover new business opportunities. Gratch has a MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Grinnell College.
Gratch has offered commentary on mobile and wireless issues for publications including Wired, Wireless Week, Billboard and Automotive News among others. He is frequently quoted by top-tier media such as Time, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC and ABC.
Gratch works with companies ranging from CPG (P&G), beverage (MillerCoors), insurance (State Farm), logistics (PACCAR), Pharma (Glaxo-SmithKlein) and advertising (Publicis). His training is consistently ranked as most effective, most informative, most helpful and fun by those who attend his sessions.