Scott Allan, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Rakuten LinkShare, will be the Emcee at Performance Marketing Summit 2013, which is taking place March 12, 2013 in New York City. Scott joined Rakuten LinkShare in 2007 and is responsible for all areas of marketing including public relations, corporate communications, events and marketing operations. He began his career in technology marketing at IBM and Lotus Development and has also held senior marketing roles at Quark, Inc. and EMC Corporation. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A from Boston University. The inaugural Performance Marketing Summit will be a one day conference taking place at the Baruch College Vertical Campus (site of Affiliate Summit Social Media in 2008 and the first Affiliate Summit in 2003). Space will be limited to 200 people. The focus will be on learning and networking. There won’t be any panels – only short, 20 minute talks from a variety of folks in the industry on tactics, resources, ideas, and success. No exhibit hall or Meet Market, either. Everybody will be together in one room for a powerful, productive day.