The SoDA Report Team and Partners

SoDA serves as a network and voice for entrepreneurs and innovators around the globe who are creating the future of marketing and digital experiences.

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Lakai Newman, Communications Manager

A graduate of Emory University, Lakai Newman came to SoDA from a NY-based digital agency where he focused on creating compelling content for a number of blue-chip brands. He serves as SoDA’s primary steward and contact for communications, social media, and marketing efforts. Lakai also serves as Associate Editor and Head of Production for The SoDA Report, SoDA’s biannual trend publication that features primary research, thought leadership, and case studies from top digital agencies, production companies, and client-side digital marketing executives from around the world. He considers himself a natural “creative” that is passionate about global travel, cooking, pop-culture, and all things digital. 


Jessica Ongko, Designer

Since joining SoDA's Operations team in 2014, Jessica Ongko has been deeply involved with strengthening SoDA’s brand and visual identity while collaborating with agencies around the world to design and create publications, event signage, and both digital and physical assets related to the work of SoDA. A graduate of the Graphic Design program from advertising portfolio school, The Creative Circus, you’ll often find Jessica trotting the globe and working out of airports during long layovers.

The opinions and viewpoints expressed in the articles in this publication are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions or viewpoints of SoDA.