CJ Smith is a digital marketer and content producer, specializing in live events and entertainment, conferences, and trade shows. He currently works as the Content Manager at XLIVE (a division of Informa plc) which is a conference platform convening live event professionals, and serving the live event and experiential industries. Smith studied marketing at the University of Kansas with an concentration in entrepreneurship, and later built his digital marketing consulting business serving clients in various industries for the past 5 years. CJ has extensive experience in social media marketing, digital marketing strategy and execution, email marketing, event partnerships, and working with media outlets and press for events in which he services. In addition to marketing, CJ is an avid musician and guitar player where he plays in a few bands, and he enjoys international travel, innovative and disruptive technologies, politics, and sports.