GDI San Francisco Conference 2022

October 19, 2022 until October 20, 2022, Omni Hotel, San Francisco

Global Dating Insights is excited to visit San Francisco on Thursday, 20th October 2022, for the first time ever!

To celebrate our first conference in San Francisco, we are inviting guests to receive two tickets for the price of one! After purchasing your general admission ticket at $399, contact doreen@globaldatinginsights.com with the details of the second guest to claim this offer.

Tickets are available here.

Hosted at the Omni Hotel in central San Francisco, speaker sessions will run all day, with free lunch and refreshments provided throughout. The conference is followed by an evening of informal networking where guests can make professional connections.

The night before the conference, Wednesday, 19th October, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session.

Speakers for the event include:

  • The Meet Group
  • Dating Group
  • Besedo
  • Scamalytics
  • El Camino
  • Processing Partners
  • TaskUs

More information regarding additional speakers is coming soon!

Thank you to our sponsors BesedoEl CaminoProcessing PartnersTaskUs, Scamalytics and RealGifts for their support.

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
10am - 10:15am 'Stepping Stones to Innovation' - Geoff Cook - CEO, The Meet Group
10:15am - 10:30am 'Love as a State of Flux Using Consumer Insights to Pivot Online Dating Brands Post Covid-19' -Jorge Bueso Senior Consumer Research & Insights, Spark Networks
10:30am - 10:45am 'Dating through the ages: How'd we get here?' - Jackie Lineberger, Director Business Development, TaskUs
10:45am - 11am Ben Mussi, Founder, City App
11am - 11:15am 'Are You Making a Social Impact' - Christian Mercer, Founder & CVO, Positive Plus One
11:15am - 11:30am BREAK
11:30am - 11:45am 'Super Niche, Super Local: How to make S*** work in a crazy competitive market' - Dave Adams, COO , Venntro Media Group
11:45am - 12pm 'Overview of Abuse in Different Verticals' - Sukesh Mohan, Vice President, El Camino
12:00pm - 12:30pm PANEL DEBATE - Privacy vs. Protection: The Perpetual Debate, Online Dating Association, Garbo, Rutgers University
12:30pm - 12:45pm One little swipe can change your life forever' - Axel Baner, Sales Director, Besedo
12:45pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm - 1:45pm Fireside Chat - Adam Cohen-Aslatei, CEO & Founder, S'More
1:45pm - 2pm 'The Power of Community in Online Dating' - Zach Schleien - CEO, Filteroff
2pm - 2:15pm 'Payments & Chargeback Alert Management' - Greg Anders, COO, Processing Partners
2:15pm - 2:30pm Nitin Sharma - Founder, Vybe Dating
2:30pm - 2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm - 3pm Kathryn Kosmides, Founder + CEO, Garbo
3pm - 3:15pm 'Five Revenue Raising Ideas' - Mark Brooks - CEO, IDEA / Courtland Brooks
3:15pm - 3:30pm 'REBUILD TO INNOVATE' - Karima Ben-Abdelmalek - CEO, Happn
3:30pm - 3:45pm Panel Discussion: Startups, KindraConnect, Vybe Dating, Positive Plus One
3:45pm - 4:00pm '"Digital Intimacy - The Next Step in Dating" - Bill Alena, Chief Investment Officer, Dating Group
  • Dating Group
    Dating Group's brands include Dating.com, CupidMedia, DilMil, Once and many others, each with a unique platform tailored to different communities defined by interest, geography and demographics. Their products are available in almost 100 countries on all platforms and monetise through advertising, virtual gifts and premium membership. The services include chat, sharing photos, streaming live video.
  • The Meet Group
    The Meet Group had a wide portfolio of platforms in its group, including Meet Me, Skout, Tagged, and Growlr, helping millions of users to find connections and community.
  • Besedo
    Eliminating fraud is a must, yet every successful platform knows it’s not enough. Success is built on three pillars – trust, content quality, and user experience. Besedo can support in multiple ways working fully automated with AI filters, only manual, or a mix to ensure the highest possible moderation accuracy.
  • Scamalytics
    Scamalytics stops scammers automatically, helping to remove threats from your dating site, saving your business time and money whilst improving your brand’s reputation.
  • Processing Partners
    Acting as a global one-source payment service provider in the area of online billing solutions & risk management, Processing Partners provides global payment solutions for nearly every industry with requirements regarding payment. Their focus is on minimising risks, optimising achievements, enhancing effectiveness in cash-/ and workflow processes and transforming business globally.
  • TaskUs
    TaskUs are a digital outsourcer focused on serving high-growth technology companies to represent, protect, and grow their brands. Whether you’re a new-age disruptor or an established icon that needs a boost, TaskUs help skyrocket your business towards success.
  • Online Dating Association
    The ODA was founded in 2014 when a group of leading dating services decided to create a body that would allow the sector to work together on standards and speak as one voice with regulators, law enforcement agencies and others.
  • Garbo
    Garbo have one simple mission in mind: proactively prevent harm in the digital age through technology, tools, and education.
  • Jigsaw
    Over 100,000 people have joined Jigsaw, moving millions of jigsaw pieces and making deeper and more compatible connections in the process. Those connections have led to more exciting dates and healthier relationships in real life.
  • happn
    happn utilises real-time geolocation to help singles users to find the people they have crossed paths with in real life. happn acts as a meeting facilitator at a time when the pace of life and social new habits can make it difficult to approach strangers and meet new people.
  • El Camino
    El Camino specialises in the moderation of user-generated content. It has leading customers in many verticals including dating and social networking.
  • RealGifts
    RealGifts improves UX, boosts the level of engagement among users, creates memorable connections, and helps users stand out from the crowd by combining the simplicity of virtual goods with the impact of physical eCommerce.
  • Vybe
    Vybe is a relationship app where daters only match with others through their trusted tribe of connectors.