Speakers

Great Minds Thinking Differently

 

It is difficult enough to keep up, let alone stay in the lead in digital marketing. Speakers at ad:tech are selected based on inventive ideas and strategies. Our breakout speakers are never "pay-to-play" so you can expect agnostic, bias-free instruction from top brand, agency and publishing organizations.

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    Steve Adamis

    Digital Strategist | Adobe

    Steve Adamis is a business consultant in Adobe Consulting, and carries nearly 10 years of digital marketing and analytics experience.  Steve leads his clients to get the most value out of Adobe Digital Marketing solutions, and provi... more

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    Lizzie Alberga

    VP of Marketing | Evite

    Lizzie Alberga is the Vice President of Marketing and Brand at Evite and has over 10 years of business and marketing experience. She oversees all marketing, including mobile and sales marketing, as well as invitation design and content development/strategy ... more

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    Todd Anderman

    President of Sales, Marketing & Operations | Thrillist Media Group

    Todd Anderman is the President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations at Thrillist Media Group, responsible for developing and executing advertising strategies across th... more

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    Nathan Anderson

    eBusiness | Franklin Square Capital Partners

    Nathan Anderson is a ten-year digital marketing and analytics veteran who battled ad arbitragers and alpha tested Android at Google, spent TARP funds to transform a Detroit car lender into an internet bank and delivered the data science from Comcast’s... more

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    Jared Anderson

    Director of Jarden Media Ventures | Jarden

    Jared Anderson is the Director of Jarden Media Ventures.  In this role, he is responsible for spearheading media partnerships and leverage on behalf of Jarden's 100+ brands in addition to cultivating relationships in adtech through VC's, incuba... more

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    Samir Arora

    Chairman & CEO | Mode Media

    Samir Arora is a co-founder and the first investor in Mode Media and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. He was the interim Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2006.  He is the Chairman of Information Capital LLC, a vent... more

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    Stephanie Balderrama

    President | Consumer Insights Group, LLC

    Stephanie is a seasoned digital strategist and market researcher – and has been a distinguished authority in human-computer based insights for the past 20 years. 

    As founder and president of the Consumer Insights Group (CIG), she has work... more

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    Marshall Ball

    Director of Interactive Strategy | Wieden+Kennedy

    Marshall Ball is the Director of Interactive Strategy at Wieden+Kennedy New York, where he has worked on iconic brands such as Nike, ESPN, Gap, Electronic Arts and Heineken. Throughout his career he has applied his experience in communications planning, dig... more

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    Jonah Berger

    Author of “Contagious” | Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Ever wondered why some things catch on and become popular while others falter? How to generate more word of mouth for a product or initiative you’re working on? Jonah Berger has the answers.  He’s a marketing professor at the Wharton School... more

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    Holden Berlin

    SVP Program Marketing & Development | DEFY Media
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    Deb Berman

    SVP, Brand Strategy | Curalate

    Deb serves as Curalate's Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy, a role which affords her the opportunity to help brands unlock the power of their images to make deeper and more meaningful connections with... more

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    Naama Bloom

    CEO & Founder | Hello Flo

    Naama Bloom is the Founder and CEO of HelloFlo.com, a modern day feminine health company. She is a 15+ year marketing leader with a significant track record building high performing teams, launching and managing brands, customer acquisition, PR, and direct ... more

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    Lance Broumand

    CEO & Founder | UrbanDaddy

    Lance Broumand founded UrbanDaddy in 2005 as a luxury e-mail newsletter for men, catering to affluent audiences overlooked by the emerging digital media industry. A pioneer in digital media, Lance has overseen the growth of UrbanDaddy into a multibrand, mul... more

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    Angie Byrnes

    Partner | The Wolfman Group

    Angie Byrnes is a marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience marketing to some of the most prominent companies in the world. Angie is a partner at The Wolfman Group, a sales, marketing, and business acceleration company. The Wolfman Group connec... more

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    Chip Canter

    SVP, TV Product Development & Strategy | NBCUniversal

    Chip Canter, SVP, TV Product Development and Strategy, NBCUniversal Digital Distribution is responsible for managing the TV Product Development and Strategy for NBCU’s cable network portfolio, the network-owned NBC and Telemundo stations, and Oly... more

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    Ernie Capobianco

    CEO | Sq1

    A graduate of Boston University with an undergrad degree in Accounting and Business Administration and a master’s in computer information Systems from Boston’s Bentley University, he wanted to take the uncertainty out of marketing spend. His fir... more

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    Patrick Cassidy

    Global Digital Brand Marketing | New Balance

    Patrick Cassidy joined New Balance late last summer, where he leads global digital brand marketing. He is responsible for establishing and directing the brand’s evolving social media and content strategy and for driving innovation in brand storytellin... more

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    Chemda

    Host | Keith and the Girl

    Chemda hosts the What’s My Name show, a themed talk show.  She also co-hosts as ‘The Girl’ of Keith... more

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    Kesila Childers

    Vice President of Digital Media | Bunim/Murray Productions

    As Vice President of Digital Media for Bunim/Murray Productions, Kesila Childers oversees digital extensions for on-air properties, original digital content and social media initiatives. Childers co-executive produced the digital-to-television crossover sho... more

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    Ben Chodor

    CEO | Sherpa Digital Media

    Managing Director & Investor at Sherpa Digital Media, Ben brings over 25yrs of experience as a leader in the world of business video & video production. Chodor is helping with operations of Sherpa’s Studios and ProductionGlobally. 
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    Alan Cohen

    Co-Founder | Giant Spoon

    Alan Cohen recently co-founded a new, innovation-driven marketing agency that focuses on idea-centric strategy and lives where content, digital, technology and innovation collide. Giant Spoon fills the gap between large creative agencies and media agencies ... more

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    Seth Combs

    CMO & Co-Founder | SOL REPUBLIC

    From Fortune 500 companies to Bay Area start-ups, Seth Combs has helped brands successfully navigate the online space with precise messaging and dynamic digital marketing strategies.

    After graduating from the University of San Francisco, Seth launch... more

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    Erin Commarato

    President | Theory Digital Group

    Erin Commarato is the President of Theory Digital Group, a digital agency for public relations.  She has over 12 years experience in front end web development and is active in the tech community in NYC. 

    She has expertise in digital PR cam... more

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    Adam Cricchio

    ‎Vice President Creative UX and Product Design | Weight Watchers
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    Scott Cronin

    VP, Interactive Solutions & Marketing | Aerva

    Scott drives the Interactive Campaigns and Solutions business for Aerva’s cloud-based digital engagement software platform for integrating content across screens. Scott helps clients enable real-time interactivity between social, mobile and digital di... more

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    Maura Curtin

    Vice President, Marketing | SocialFlow

    Maura heads up all marketing strategies for SocialFlow including strategic partnerships, branding, advertising and public relations. Prior to joining SocialFlow, Maura was the head of Trade Marketing for Tumblr when it was acquired by Yahoo! Maura is the fo... more

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    Lin Dai

    CMO | Keek

    As Chief Marketing Officer of Keek, Inc. Lin is responsible for the day-to-day marketing operation, overseeing content, media, creative, public relations, promotions and partnerships. He works closely with Global CEO on developing content and revenue opport... more

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    Robert John Davis

    Executive Director, Content | Ogilvy One

    Robert John Davis is the Executive Director of Content at OgilvyOne in New York where he leads the Content Marketing Practice. Rob’s career began in the early 1990’s running the content and creative side of pioneering ISP/ news start-up IN Jerse... more

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    Steve DeAngelis

    VP of Client Development & Services | M&C Saatchi Mobile

    Heading up the Client Development and Client Services teams in the US for M&C Saatchi Mobile, Steve brings 10 years of marketing, interactive media, management and business development experience to his work, with a particular emphasis on Mobile for the... more

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    Douglas Discconson

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Cinelan

    Douglas is an advertising and content development executive with over 15 years of experience in global brand building. He spent 10 years in account management and strategy for advertising agencies including Grey Advertising and FCB before moving into entert... more

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    Mick Ebeling

    Producer | Not Impossible Labs

    In 2009, a producer named Mick Ebeling met a paralyzed graffiti artist and decided to create an cheap pair of glasses that allowed him to do his art again forthe first time in 7 years.  That device - called the Eyewriter - went on to bec... more

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    Sam Ewen

    Partner | Guild

    For the last 20 years Sam Travis Ewen has been actively involved in the experiential marketing & technology space. He has conceived campaigns focused on word-of-mouth, buzz building, social engagement and unique experiential technology experiences for a... more

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    Candice Faktor

    General Manager | Wattpad

    Candice Faktor is a disruptive innovator with a passion for growing consumer Internet businesses. Candice is the General Manager of Toronto-based Wattpad, a new form of entertainment that combines social, mobile, and reading. With 6 billion minutes spent pe... more

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    Don Faul

    Head of Operations | Pinterest

    Don is Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he oversees the community and operational teams focused on putting Pinners first while creating an engaging and valuable environment for brands, through scaled and timely responses and building feedback-driven p... more

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    Erika Faust

    VP, Client Service | Nielsen Social

    As the VP of Client Service for Nielsen Social, Erika Faust works with TV networks, sports leagues and content producers to help them understand and drive social engagement around their programming. Prior to Nielsen, Erika was a founding team memb... more

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    Dan Ferguson

    Director of Digital Interactive | Reel FX

    Dan is Director of Interactive Digital for Reel FX, the creative and animation studio that recently released The Book of Life. Dan is responsible for creating experiences for the companies VR and mobile clients, which include Legendary Pictures, Chuck E. Ch... more

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    Chris Field

    Executive Director | Mercy Project

    Chris Field ran for mayor of his hometown at 19. He’s also run more than a dozen marathons and ultra marathons. He founded and directs Texas’ highest rated marathon, the Bryan/College Station marathon, which has more than 4,000 runners annually ... more

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    Ian Fitzpatrick

    Chief Strategy Officer | Almighty

    Fitzpatrick is a founding partner at Almighty, where he heads up a research and strategy practice charged with designing more-relevant experiences, services and systems centered on user needs and behaviors.

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    Toyce Francis

    CEO & Founder | iSeeGayPeople.tv

    Toyce is an entrepreneur in emerging web entertainment media with 14 years in web media experience. He has received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of CT. And completed his graduated studies for an MBA, Masters in Management at Albertus Magn... more

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    Anson Frericks

    Sr. Director of Brand Activation | Anheuser-Busch

    Anson Frericks is the Senior Director of Brand Activation at Anheuser-Busch. In this role, he is responsible for all brand programming at retail, and local events. Previously, Anson was the Sales Strategy Director at AB and also led the Global Commodities G... more

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    Allen Gannett

    Chief Maven & Founder | TrackMaven

    Allen Gannett is the Chief Maven and Founder of TrackMaven, a platform that lets marketers track, and benchmark again... more

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    Jeremy Geiger

    CEO | Retailigence

    Jeremy Geiger is CEO of Retailigence (www.retailigence.com), an Online-to-Offline (O2O) local marketing and commerce platform that utilizes brick-and-mortar inventory data obtained directly from reta... more

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    Elisa Goodkind

    Founder | stylelikeyou.com

    Elisa Goodkind is a former fashion editor at Self and Glamour and a veteran fashion stylist with work published in Interview, In Style, Times Magazine, Gotham Magazines, Tatler, Italian Vanity Fair, and L’Uomo Vogue among others. S... more

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    Rob "Spider" Graham

    CEO | Trainingcraft

    Rob ‘Spider’ Graham is a 20 year veteran of the digital media buying, selling and production industries and is currently the CEO of Trainingcraft, LLC, a company providing digi... more

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    Richard Guest

    President, U.S. | Tribal Worldwide

    Rich Guest is the President of Tribal's U.S. operations. Prior to his current role, Rich was Managing Director of the award-winning, New York office of Tribal Worldwide. In that capacity he oversaw the work of more than 85 employees on accounts includin... more

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    Ashley Hathaway

    Product Manager | IBM Watson Group

    Ashley Hathaway is a product manager who believes great design is great business. She excels in telling stories that distill large ideas into executable visions. As part of the IBM Watson Group Ashley works with a team focusing on delivering cognitive servi... more

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    Jada Hawkins

    Co-Founder | Athena Digital Design

    Jada - Ashley Hawkins has one goal: to diversify the tech industry. In addition to being a junior at Barnard College of Columbia University, Jada is also Co-Founder of Athena Digital Design, a student-run web design agency that educates and champions women ... more

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    Dave Hendricks

    President | Live Intent

    As president of LiveIntent, Dave Hendricks has overall responsibility for revenue, finance, legal, and operations. Prior to joining LiveIntent before its 2009 Series A, Dave was EVP of operations at PulsePoint (then known as Datran Media), where he worked w... more

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    Bill Holiber

    CEO | New York Daily News and U.S. News and World Report

    Bill Holiber is chief executive officer of the New York Daily News and U.S. News and World Report.  As CEO, Bill is responsible for overseeing all operations and charting the future direction of both Mort Zuckerman owned media groups.... more

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    Nick Horbaczewski

    CRO | ToughMudder

    Nicholas Horbaczewski is the Chief Revenue Officer at Tough Mudder, where he is responsible for worldwide ticket sales for Tough Mudder,... more

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    Jon Housman

    CEO | Ora Media

    Jon Housman is Chief Executive Officer of Ora Media, a television production studio and on-demand digital network, with its home at www.ora.tv.  Ora is funded by América Móvil, the lea... more

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    Erik Huberman

    Founder & CEO | Hawke Media

    Erik Huberman is founder and CEO of Hawke Media, a leading outsourced digital CMO agency for companies such as Evite, Bally Total Fitness, Verizon Wireless, Eddie Bauer, Red Bull and several other emergin... more

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    Kevin Hunter

    COO | Gimbal

    Kevin Hunter is COO of Gimbal and is responsible for the daily operation of Gimbal and oversight of product management.

    Previously, Kevin ran product management for the Gimbal platform at Qualcomm Retail Solutions, and prior to the formation of that... more

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    David Jacobs

    CEO | 29th Street Publishing
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    Sahil Jain

    Co-founder & CEO | AdStage

    Sahil Jain is the co-founder and CEO of AdStage. He co-founded his first company, Y Combinator & SV Angel backed Trigger.io at 20. He dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he studied Philosophy and Econ, to join AOL Corp Devt. at 19, dropped out of High Sch... more

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    Jocelyn Johnson

    Founder | VideoInk

    Jocelyn Johnson is the Founder of VideoInk and leads on business strategy and operations. She also regularly contributes to the publication. Johnson built VideoInk in response to the maturing deal mechanics... more

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    Matt Kammerait

    VP of Product | DAQRI

    Matt Kammerait is part of the leadership team at DAQRI, a pioneer and leader in augmented and mixed realities. As VP of Product, he leads DAQRI's product team and roadmap within marketing, educational and industr... more

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    Mark Kapczynski

    CEO | LocationX

    Mark Kapczynski has a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur, chief executive and advertising industry expert. He currently founded Location X, a location data platform leveraging beacon technology.

    Mr. Kapczynski also serves as an Executi... more

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    David Kaplan

    Managing Editor | GeoMarketing.com

    A New York City-based journalist for over 20 years, David Kaplan is managing editor of GeoMarketing.com, a news site devoted to covering the creative and strategic aspects of location-based advertising. A former editor ... more

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    Jake Katz

    VP, Audience Insights & Strategy | REVOLT

    Jake Katz is REVOLT's Vice President of Audience Insights & Strategy. He is a key player at the forefront of the millennial conversation, and serves as REVOLT's touchstone to the brand's audience for both internal creatives and external part... more

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    Roger Keating

    SVP, Digital Media | Hearst Television

    Roger Keating runs the digital media effort for Hearst Television. His scope includes Hearst Television's station sites, mobile apps, social expressions, mobile television and interactive TV.  He was a co-founder of Pearl, a venture formed by 9 of ... more

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    Chris Kerns

    Director of Analytics & Research | Spredfast

    Chris Kerns has spent more than a decade defining digital strategy and is at the forefront of finding insights from digital data. He currently leads Analytics and Research at Spredfast, a social marketing platform empowering enterprise organizations to conn... more

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    Asif Khan

    Founder & President | Location Based Marketing Association

    Asif, a proud Canadian, is a veteran tech start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with nearly 15 years experience. He is currently focused on working as a consultant, speaker and venture capitalist to the location-based marketing services ... more

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    Victor Knaap

    CEO and Partner | MediaMonks

    Victor Knaap is partner, Managing Director (aka Main Monk) of MediaMonks. After sailing round Europe for a living, former skipper Victor dropped his anchor in the choppy waters of Hilversum (just outside of Amsterdam) in 2003. Since then, he has develo... more

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    Matthew Knell

    VP, Social Media and Community Strategy | About.com

    Matthew Knell is a social media and audience development strategist, digital marketer, web technologist, and community evangelist with a long history designing, developing, and marketing a wide array of successful digital products including a more

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    Shreya Kushari

    SVP, Search Marketing & Performance Media | DigitasLBi North America

    In her current capacity she oversees the Search Marketing & Performance Media capability across DigitasLBi North America. In her role, Shreya ensures that DigtasLBi’s offering translates into a client-focused, innovative and integrated strategy. T... more

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    Jeffrey Lack

    CMO | Jiffy Lube

    Jeffrey has over 15 years of marketing experience, including three years as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and more than 12 years in various marketing roles with Shell Oil Company. Jeffrey currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Jiffy Lube ... more

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    Martin Lange

    Global Consulting Partner, Digital Innovation Practice | OgilvyRED

    As Global Consulting Partner Martin is responsible for developing growth and innovation strategies for Ogilvy’s client portfolio. Previously Martin was executive director for digital strategy at Ogilv... more

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    Rich LeFurgy

    General Partner | ARCHER
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    Ramon De Leon

    Sr. Social Strategist | Rise Interactive
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    JP Lespinasse

    Senior Director, Social Media | BET

    As the director of social media for BET Networks, JP developes strategy and manages execution of both content and marketing for the BET Networks family of social media pr... more

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    Jeremy Levine

    SVP Digital Sales | Live Nation

    Jeremy Levine is SVP of Digital Sales for Live Nation. In this role, he oversees all of Live Nation’s digital sales efforts across Live Nation and TicketMaster - online, social and mobile.  Levine joined Live Nation in April 2011 as VP, digital s... more

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    Aaron Levitz

    Head of Business Development | Wattpad

    As Head of Business Development, Aron Levitz creates content partnerships between Wattpad and leading brands, studios, and labels. Before Wattpad, Aron was senior director of strategic alliances at Xtreme Labs, where he developed business and mobile strateg... more

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    Dan Loesch

    Head of Business Development | Peel

    Under Dan's guidance, Peel has developed some very unique advertising products, including our "Peel-in" premium tiles and notifications which allow TV advertisers to drive trackable, one-click tune-in to their TV programming via the Peel smart... more

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    Elliot Lum

    VP, Strategic Marketing | Columbia Records

    Elliot currently serves as Vice President, Strategic Marketing at Columbia Records where he works on a variety of initiatives including building out music platforms for television & online; collaborating with brands on music related initiatives; evaluat... more

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    Tara Maitra

    SVP, GM, Content & Media Sales | TiVo

    Tara Maitra is SVP, GM of Content and Media Sales, responsible for developing TiVo’s broadband content strategy, and the company’s interactive advertising and audience research sales efforts.  Maitra works with networks, studios and web vid... more

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    Lily Mandelbaum

    Founder | stylelikeyou.com

    Lily Mandelbaum is a documentary film student at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies and is passionate about social activism with a focus on creating social change through the medium of film. Lily is a creative director,&nbs... more

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    Marta Martinez

    Global Head of Video Sales | AOL

    Marta Martinez, Global Head of Video Sales, leads and oversees all sales and strategy efforts for one of the most exciting and profitable divisions of AOL. Tasked with the development of full service video solutions to meet advertiser and agency content and... more

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    Dave Mathews

    Founder & CEO | NewAer

    His company “new air” created a software-based evolution of Location Based Services (LBS) called a proximity platform in 2010.  Built for Android, iOS, OSX and Windows, this SDK gets wrapped inside of other applications to make them aware o... more

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    Bill McCloskey

    Founder | Only Influencers

    Bill McCloskey is an entrepreneur and pioneer in the field of email marketing. He was the Founder of the world's first email intelligence company, eDataSource and is currently the Founder of Only Influencers, the industry's most trusted community for email marketing professionals.

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    Jim Meskauskas

    Partner & Co-Founder | Media Darwin

    Jim Meskauskas is a co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Media Darwin, a consultancy specializing in strategic planning of commercial communicative action. He's a medialogist who has spent the last 20 years living, breathing and thinking about how ... more

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    Brian Monahan

    Vice President of Marketing | Walmart.com

    As Vice President of Marketing at Walmart.com, Brian Monahan leads overall brand strategy and customer acquisition and retention for shopping experiences that combine online, mobile and stores for Walmart customers. Brian brings more than 20 years of experi... more

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    Daria Musk

    Performer and Millenial Artistpreneur | .

    Before the summer of 2011 Daria Musk was a young singer/songwriter with big dreams, an entrepreneurial streak, and a globalsized heart. A weekend of lugging her guitar amps through the rain and an invitation to Google+ sparked the idea to perform a live con... more

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    Kunal Muzumdar

    Managing Director | POSSIBLE

    A passionate storyteller and avid technology buff, Kunal has a wide range of experience crafting compelling strategies for a variety of brands. As Managing Director of POSSIBLE’s New York office, he oversees the agency’s overall growth, client r... more

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    John Nardone

    EVP and General Manager | Rocket Fuel

    John Nardone is EVP and General Manager of Rocket Fuel.  He joined the company in September 2014 with the acquisition of [x+1], where he served as CEO and Chairman since 2008. A marketing innovator, award-winner and online advertising pioneer, his insi... more

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    Colin O'Donnell

    Partner & COO | Control Group

    As a Founding Partner at Control Group, Colin O'Donnell is responsible for the technical direction and operational excellence driving the company’s growth. Recognized as one of AdAge Magazine’s Creativity 50 for being a top creativ... more

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    Sean O'Neal

    President of Social Advertising | Adaptly

    Sean O’Neal is President of social advertising technology company Adaptly, where he oversees the company’s business development and marketing efforts. For 20 years Sean has been building marketing technology businesses and has held executive pos... more

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    Will Phung

    Media Director | M&C Saatchi Mobile

    Will oversees media for all of M&C Saatchi Mobile's US-based clients. As such, Will is responsible for media-partner relationships and for ensuring that campaigns meet the clients’ KPIs. He is able to leverage his experience from his time on t... more

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    Jeanine Poggi

    Reporter | Advertising Age

    Jeanine Poggi covers the TV industry and how broadcast and cable networks and distributors are adopting to the changes in the world of TV advertising. She joined Advertising Age in 2012, following six years covering the retail and media industries and other... more

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    Adam Powell

    Proprietor | Adam Infinitum

    Adam Powell is a search marketer and entrepreneur. Equally creative and analytical he takes a holistic, data-driven, user-centric approach to Internet marketin... more

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    Tracy Quitasol

    Director, Ignition Factory | OMD

    Tracy Quitasol, Director, The Ignition Factory, OMD

    Tracy Quitasol is the Director of the Ignition Factory at OMD, which is part of Omnicom Media Group. The Ignition Factory is the innovations group within O... more

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    Babs Rangaiah

    Vice President of Global Media Innovation & Ventures | Unilever

    Babs Rangaiah is the Vice President of Global Media Innovation & Ventures for Unilever. In this capacity he is responsible for leading Unilever’s Global New Media vision & strategy and works closely with the Unilever Ventures team to seek out ... more

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    Mitchell Reichgut

    CEO | Jun Group

    Mitchell is CEO of Jun Group (www.jungroup.com), which gets millions of people to see branded content through its video distribution and traffic-driving platforms. Prior to founding Jun Group, Mitchell headed up Bates I... more

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    Terry Rieser

    Partner, COO | Tag Creative

    With a distinctive background as an award-winning theatrical director, choreographer, performer, and film/video writer and producer, Terry Rieser brings a rare mix of discipline and creativity to her position, overseeing production and all operational aspec... more

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    Melissa Rosenthal

    Senior Director of Creative Services | BuzzFeed

    Melissa Rosenthal is BuzzFeed’s Senior Director of Creative Services where she leads a growing team of creatives who build native social content for advertisers. Melissa and her team work with Fortune 500 brands to create compelling and engaging brand... more

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    Kevin Ryan

    CEO | Motivity Marketing

    Kevin Ryan is the driving force behind the successful digital advertising firm Motivity Marketing, Inc., and his current and former client book reads like a “who’s who” in big brands: Rolex Watch, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, S... more

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    Hamid Saify

    VP, Search Marketing & Auction Media | Deutsch

    Hamid manages all search marketing and paid social media efforts at Deutsch LA. He has over 14 years of experience, specializing in e-commerce, search, and digital acquisition. He is an active member of the digital community, speaking at several conferences... more

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    Adriel Sanchez

    Head of Marketing, Americas | Commvault

    Adriel brings over 16 years of direct / digital marketing experience across a wide range of industries and geographies. He’s been a thought leader and well-recognized people manager at companies such as Citibank, The Direct Marketing Association, Jupi... more

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    David Savage

    Chief Client Officer | R2C Group

    David Savage is Chief Client Officer and Managing Partner of R2C Group (www.r2cgroup.com), one of the largest independently-owned direct response advertising agencies in the country, with offices and studios in Portland... more

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    Alan Schulman

    VP, Global Digital Marketing & Brand Content | SapientNitro

    Alan Schulman serves as VP, Global Digital Marketing & Brand Content for SapientNitro. In his global role, Alan helps drive SapientNitro’s Digital Marketing Services for such Brand Marketers as Unilever, MasterCard, Verizon and numerous others.&nb... more

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    Jamie Schutz

    EVP, Production & Development | ora.tv

    Director and Producer Jamie Schutz is the Executive VP of Production and Development and President of Branded Entertainment at Ora.tv, the digital network formed in 2012 by Carlos Slim and Larry King. 

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    Lori H. Schwartz

    Managing Partner | StoryTech™

    Lori works with top creative and strategic executives of multiple brands, agencies and content companies to ensure understanding of new technology as well as emerging business models.  With a focus on the habits of the con... more

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    Jann Schwarz

    Global Agency Partner Lead | LinkedIn

    As the Global Agency Partner Lead at LinkedIn, Jann builds relationships with leading agencies, marketers and technology partners to connect brands with professionals through the power of Linkedin’s platform of over 300M members.

    A proven lead... more

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    Maria Seguin

    Digital Marketing/Social Media Specialist | Retail Apparel Industry

    From Columbus, Ohio, Maria is an experienced professional in digital marketing for retail. Maria has helped shaped both content strategy and measurement for social media and site initiatives. Both creative and analytical, Maria helps shape an understanding ... more

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    Leanne Smith

    Sr. Director, Insights & Analytics | Communications Media, Inc.

    “Prove it to me.” With this mantra, Leanne challenges others to re-examine assumptions and dig deeper to provide comprehensive analyses and interpretations. She is a skilled analyst and leader with more than 14 years of experience in the adverti... more

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    Jim Spencer

    President & Co-Founder | Newsy

    Jim Spencer is the president and founder of Newsy, a multi-source video news service for the web, mobile devices and connected TV.  Newsy was acquired by The E.W. Scripps Company in 2014. Previously, Jim was VP of Content and Answers at Ask Jeeves ( more

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    Jon Spooner

    Head of Retail Strategy | Control Group

    Jonathan Spooner is the Lead Retail Strategist at Control Group, a technology and design firm that creates integrated experiences across digital and physical touchpoints. In his role, Jonathan serves as a retail technology thought leader thanks to years of ... more

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    Sam Stockdale

    Founder & President | Dread Engine

    Sam Stockdale is the Founder and President of DE Productions, LLC, the company behind Dread Engine. His passion for music stems from his love of old school metal. Sam is an accomplished musician, writer, producer, and fine artist who has worked as a crucial... more

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    Ellen Stone

    Executive Vice President, Marketing | Bravo and Oxygen Media

    Ellen Stone is Executive Vice President, Marketing, Bravo and Oxygen Media.  She oversees the development and execution of consumer advertising, ad sales, on and off-air creative, digital/social marketing and licensing/merchandising for the network to ... more

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    Kate Stone

    Founder | Novalia

    I am passionate about print and adding interactivity to everyday things.
    As a child I pulled my toys (or my siblings toys!) apart to see how they worked, before going on to travel around Asia and Australia for four years picking up the ability to be v... more

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    Dana Strokovsky

    Social Marketing & Content Manager | Discover

    Dana Strokovsky manages the content strategy and leads the execution of Discover's presence on owned social channels, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. While facilitating communications amongst internal business part... more

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    Jason Alan Synder

    SVP, Group Director, Creative Technology & Integrated Production | Momentum Worldwide

    Jason Alan Snyder is a reputed inventor, technologist, futurist and business strategist with more than two decades of experience in the creative development of technology products and services. 

    Jason has been a pioneer in artificial intelligen... more

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    Bill Tancer

    General Manager of Global Research | Experian Marketing Services

    A New York Times bestselling author and former columnist for TIME magazine, Bill Tancer brings more than 15 years of marketing, market research and business strategy experience to Experian Marketing Services.  As the general manager f... more

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    Chris Treadway

    Founder & CEO | Polygraph Media

    Chris Treadaway is Founder & CEO of Polygraph Media, a social data mining and analytics company that has worked with major corporations such as Microsoft, McDonald's Corporation, A.H. Belo, Demand Media, Land Rover, and the PGA Tour. Chris also co-a... more

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    Daren Trousdell

    CEO | OneUp Sports

    Daren Trousdell is the Founder & CEO of OneUp Sports, one of the world’s largest mobile sports networks. Working with most major sports leagues, teams and sports media properties, the OneUp Sports platform makes watching live sports more fun throu... more

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    Roger Tsai

    VP Media Personalization & Insights | Gracenote

    Roger Tsai is Vice President, Media Personalization & Insights at Gracenote responsible for incubating, launching and scaling the company’s next-generation initiatives in media personalization, targeting and analytics. He is a sea... more

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    Richard Turley

    Senior Vice President of Visual Storytelling and Deputy Editorial Director | MTV

    Richard Turley serves as MTV’s first-ever Senior Vice President of Visual Storytelling and Deputy Editorial Director.  In this role, he oversees visual storytelling for on-air interstitial and cross platform content as part of MTV’s ongoing... more

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    Zane Vella

    CEO & Founder | Watchwith

    Zane Vella is CEO and founder of Watchwith, a software platform for TV networks, film studios and advertisers to create and deliver perfectly timed interactive content to their viewers in sync with their programming and commercials.... more

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    Jouke Vuurmans

    Executive Creative Director | MediaMonks

    Starting as an Art Director when MySpace was still cool, Jouke soon rocketed to Executive Creative Director and is now one of the key Monks within one of the biggest digital production agencies worldwide, MediaMonks. Currently, Jouke heads up MediaMonks New... more

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    Rob Walch

    VP, Podcaster Relations | Libsyn

    Rob Walch is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn.  Prior to joining Libsyn in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” - Que 2006, an editors pic... more

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    Gina Waldhorn

    COO & Co-Founder | Evol8tion

    Gina Waldhorn co-founded Evol8tion and became COO after having spent 7 years driving innovation in digital strategy and communications planning for global clients including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and UPS at agencies Carat and GroupM. An obsessive p... more

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    Dawn Wayt

    Director of Marketing, Head of Social Media | American Greetings

    Dawn Wayt is Director of Marketing, Head of Social Media for American Greetings where she currently leads social strategy and a team responsible for social media and content marketing across a family of brands including Ame... more

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    Lauren Weinberg

    VP, Global Research and Insights | Yahoo

    Lauren Weinberg is Vice President of Insights at Yahoo, where she oversees global research in areas such as consumer insights and ad effectiveness and is responsible for bringing insights to the marketplace. She was previously vice president of Digital Insi... more

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    Marty Weintraub

    Founder & Evangelist | aimClear

    Marty is Founder & Evangelist of aimClear®, a future-forward online marketing agency dominant in psychographic audience targeting, customer acquisition, & classic creative values. After piloting aimClear to Inc. 500/5000 status in 2012, 2013 &am... more

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    Lauren Wiener

    President, Global Sales & Marketing | Tremor Video

    Lauren Wiener joined Tremor Video in October 2012 as President, Global Sales and Marketing, overseeing Tremor Video’s U.S. and internatio... more

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    April Wilson

    President & CEO | Digital Analytics 101

    April Wilson leveraged her love of teaching and analytics to create Digital Analytics 101, where she serves as the President and CEO. Her focus is empowering businesses of all sizes to implement best practices in digital marketing, social strategy, and anal... more

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    Ian Wolfman

    Partner | The Wolfman Group

    Ian Wolfman is a well-known industry leader in technology, advertising, media, and entertainment, with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of media and digital/social/mobile technology. Ian is recognized for building transformative business mode... more

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    Edwin Wong

    Senior Director, B2B Insights | Yahoo

    Edwin Wong is Senior Director, B2B Strategic Research & Insights at Yahoo. In this role he leads research efforts to identify key trends in consumer behavior and help advertisers and marketers capitalize on these trends to effectively connect with their... more

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    Victor Wong

    CEO | PaperG

    Victor Wong is the CEO of PaperG, a creative management platform that users can customize, collaborate on, and learn from their ad creatives. It's technology has been called by Forbes as "literally changing the way the business of marketing is done... more