IAB Annual Leadership Meeting 2015: Content and the Kingmakers

IAB Annual Leadership Meeting 2015: Content and the Kingmakers


Phoenix, AZ · 02.08.15 - 02.10.15

More than 1,100 digital thought leaders came together to drive the industry forward February 8-10 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona for the sold-out 2015 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting—three days of powerful debate and discussion, intense networking, and high-level insights. Focused on the theme “Content and The KingMakers” the speakers and participants took on some of the hottest topics in advertising.

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Sunday Highlights

Randall-2The 8th IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, themed “Content and the Kingmakers,” got off to an exciting start as Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO at IAB, greeted the audience of more than 1,100 influencers. “You are defining the agenda for our industry.” Over the course of the next few days, the preeminent leaders of marketing, media, and technology will share their perspectives on how to tackle industry challenges. “Through the town halls, we will collaborate on how we overcome pressing issues like fraud and what’s next for viewability. Your input will directly inform the agenda we will pursue over the next several years. And we have a lot of business to do,” he said.

Dave-MorrisRothenberg recognized the IAB Board of Directors for being the brains and brawn behind the work IAB has done. Following a vote to approve the 2015 Board of Directors, it was announced that the new Chair of the Board would be David Morris, Chief Revenue Officer at CBS Interactive, and Vice Chair would be Lauren Wiener, President, Global Sales and Marketing at Tremor Video. Rothenberg then called the meeting to order.

Next, Morris took to the stage to highlight how our business is in a constant state of change, but through it all consumers are kings. He emphasized that content is where it all starts, as it creates a platform for great advertising, and the most successful of this content breaks through the clutter. “IAB is the most important trade organization in the industry today,” said Morris, and high on the agenda are transacting in the viewable impression, video standards, and distribution. “Advertising in the digital age is different today than yesterday, and is changing tomorrow,” he said. The future for media and consumers is very bright.

kaporAfter the presentation of the esteemed IAB Service Excellence Awards, Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, introduced the first keynote speaker of the event remotely: Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

Klein opened by stating that IAB has the opportunity to lead the industry by solving both the talent shortage and the diversity problem at the same time. She spoke about both the recruiting part of the “pipeline problem” as well as the “leaky pipeline” of retention of talent as she discussed why diversity is so necessary. Klein brought attention to hidden and unconscious biases during the interview process. “The human brain is hardwired to be biased,” she said. Traditional measures like SAT scores and GPA averages are not good predictors of talent. Better indicators of talent, according to Klein, are role models, social belonging exercises, a friendly physical environment and traits of empathy.

weaverThe more you can understand someone, the more you can put yourself in their shoes, the more progress you will make.  IAB, Klein said, has an opportunity to lead the way by determining who is underrepresented, assessing the challenge, and leading a collaborative effort to fix the diversity issue in digital media while solving the talent shortage.

Next Doug Weaver, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Upstream Group, Inc., addressed the importance of digital sellers and offered insight into why they leave and advice on how to retain key members of the digital sales generation. After Rothenberg announced the winners of the IAB Sales Excellence Awards to honor those sales executives responsible for helping digital advertising become the second largest advertising sector in the industry. With Day One adjourned, the packed audience left for the welcome reception, inspired and excited to talk about all they just learned.

Monday Highlights

The second day of the sold-out, 2015 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting opened with Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO at IAB, discussing how growth is no longer the primary challenge. The more pressing opportunity for so many IAB members and partners is realizing the benefits of this growth in their own companies. He discussed how IAB made several bold and essential structural changes in 2014 to lay the groundwork for empowering the media and marketing industries to continue their historic success.

As Rothenberg set the stage for how the industry is still facing a number of challenges, IAB senior leaders joined him to clearly deliver the IAB point-of-view on six critical issues: Viewability, native advertising, mobile and video, programmatic, fraud, and education. He concluded by urging all of the influential individuals in the ballroom to join in helping support these initiatives.

lboffContent remained the target of the room’s attention, as Linda Boff, Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing at General Electric, discussed how today’s brands need to market in the year we live in. She shared how GE’s media manifesto encompasses eight key points that humanize the brand and allow consumers to get to know them better. Boff emphasized how media drives content creation and the importance of reaching new audiences in unexpected ways on the right platforms. If the audience in this room takes away one message, it should be that “there is no substitute for fantastic content. It all starts with telling a great story in a great way.”

mthompsonNext up, Mark Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer at The New York Times Company, spoke about how digital disruption has created exciting opportunities for all legacy media properties. He started off by discussing how The New York Times has embraced native advertising and is making no attempt to blur the line between sponsored and editorial content. Ultimately the quality of content means more than anything else, and advertising messages need to win on their own merits by being “compelling and attractive enough to punch through.” Thompson went on to state that data is as important as ever, automation is here and is the future, and the battle will be won or lost on the smartphone. Later, Rothenberg joined him on stage in a conversation about The New York Times transformation over the last few years, and the captivating dialogue concluded with a statement about how all publishers are still wrestling with content on mobile devices. Consumption on mobile is continuous and content creators need to find ways to connect people with a compelling news feed that can be consumed how and when consumers want.

emcphersonErin McPherson, Chief Content Officer at Marker Studios, engaged the audience in a conversation about the evolution of entertainment. Technology has enabled all of us to express and consume content anytime and anywhere, and the definition of audience and creator has been confused. She stated that “we have a front row seat in the content revolution,” and mobile and short-form video are helping to drive the disruption. The new authority is authenticity, and creating relatable and honest content is the key to success. McPherson urged that “brands should and must become publishers,” and went on to emphasize that “measurement is the final frontier.” As a video industry we haven’t cracked measurement yet, and we must create a uniform system for it. She emphasized that there needs to be new ways to measure engagement, and “brand loyalty is as, or more, important than the transaction itself.”

mccOn stage next, a marketer and agency came together to share how their partnership is redefining media by harnessing the power of data through media transformation. Lisa Donohue, Chief Executive Officer at Starcom USA, and Bob Rupczynski, Vice President of Media and Consumer Engagement at Kraft Foods Group, emphasized the important role of data combined with meaningful content and how they need to work together. Donohue kicked things off by discussing the era of velocity marketing where it’s a time of “code plus culture.” She stated that the strategy was to ensure “we have the right data infrastructure, and combine it with content so we are culturally relevant.” Rupczynski went on to share examples of how Kraft has embraced leveraging consumer data to put content into context.. At the end of the day, brands need to have an all-inclusive content strategy.

jgoodhartJonah Goodhart, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Moat, came on stage next to discuss the importance of shifting from an impressions and clicks economy to an attention economy. He emphasized how brand marketers in digital lacked consistent measures of success and “in the end of the day this is about attention.” However, attention begins with viewability, and there are still many challenges that remain to be tackled. “Human and viewable has to be the first step” because “marketers want attention, publishers deliver attention, and consumers will pay attention to the right experience.” Ads and content should feel seamless to the consumer because soon, attention will be, the new currency.

blererBen Lerer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Thrillist Media Group, engaged in a fireside chat with Rothenberg on the merging of content and commerce. Thrillist’s entrance into commerce was founded on the challenge faced with scaling the company’s ad business, and Lerer strongly emphasized his view that “media businesses think very narrowly about what they can and should do.” They don’t need to be defined by advertising, rather they should value the relationship and information they have on their consumers. There is a playbook for publisher success today with social, data, and real-time publishing at the core of a winning strategy. Ultimately any brand that wants to stay relevant needs to become a storyteller and use content to build audience and trust.

rkynclFollowing a networking luncheon, Robert Kyncl, Global Head of Content and Business Operations at YouTube, brought the changing world of content creation, consumption, and sharing into the spotlight. He described the world of “Valleywood” as the melding of the traditional Hollywood moguls in the entertainment industry with the emerging businesses from Silicon Valley. The competitive marketplace has taken down barriers to content creation and distribution as power shifts away from producers to consumers. Authenticity is the key to a world where fans determine who wins. If you want to succeed in Valleywood you have to trust the audience.

The general assembly concluded and attendees dispersed into four town halls each closely related to the critical challenges Rothenberg and IAB senior leaders emphasized earlier in the day. This is the opportunity for industry influencers in the audience to amplify their voices and constructively discuss what needs to happen to advance the digital industry. The major insights and recommendations for action from each town hall will directly inform the IAB agenda in 2015 and beyond.

Tuesday Highlights

The last morning of the 8th IAB Annual Leadership Meeting opened with Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO at IAB, preparing attendees for the brilliant conversations and thought-provoking speakers of this weighty event.

jcoleJeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, addressed the transformation of television and video. He pointed out that if you “give people infinite choice, they only want a little,” the only thing that matters is quality content. “In a digital world where there has never been so much good and bad content, content is ‘kinger’ than it’s ever been. Nobody watches crap anymore,” he said. He went on to address topics such as the unbundling of programs from channels, day and date movie releases to TV, and network neutrality. Cole then closed with a prediction that free advertising-supported content will thrive, and original digital content producers will be able to learn from the practices of TV and cable.

mhopkinsUp next, Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer at Hulu, engaged in a fireside chat with Rothenberg to talk about Hulu’s business and approach to video content production. With a large supply of great content at low price points, Hopkins stressed that Hulu’s priorities are premium content production, advertising strategies, and technology innovation. They are focused on being a broad, robust subscription service with content in many different fields. He went on to address that as more people realize they can get great content on streaming devices, the landscape will get more competitive in the next few years.. With many players buying and selling content now, the real kingmakers are the content creators.

wsjohnWarren St. John, Editor-In-Chief at Patch, took the stage to address the exaggerated death of Patch.com and the media turnaround it experienced in 2014. He started by addressing the problems that the hyper-local conundrum caused and how the first step to turning things around was their recommitment to producing great local content. St. John emphasized that technology is the greatest enabler of connections and credits Patch’s comeback to three steps—a hard reset, stabilizing, and innovating. He gave examples of tools such as a daily pacing document, production document, and site heat-mapping applications that helped boost traffic and deliver a productivity increase. As a result Patch had its first profitable year in 2014 by building deep emotional connection with communities.

Per tradition, The Great Debate, where industry leaders are called upon to argue tough points, closed the show. The hot button topic: As publishers have proven themselves as experts in creating content, will agencies and brands prevail as masters of the genre? Peter Minnium, Head of Brand Initiatives at IAB, moderated the heated discussion as experts took on the following points:

  1. Publishers are the insiders who have built trust with the audience.
    Troy Young, President at Hearst Digital Media
  2. Agencies are idea-led, not medium-led.
    Rosemarie Ryan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at co:collective
  3. DNA combined with technology, platform, data, and social makes publishers better positioned to create engaging content.
    Eric Harris, Chief Business Operations Officer at BuzzFeed
  4. Agencies don’t corrupt the integrity of consumer experiences, they put brands at the center of stories and find the right way to share them.
    Scott Donaton, Chief Content Officer at DigitasLBi

group The 2015 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting challenged the industry to step up and work together to solve the most critical issues inhibiting the growth of digital advertising. Attendees spoke their minds and keynote speakers inspired new ideas and ignited action—together it made for a memorable conference that will drive conversation and industry issues throughout 2015 with an eye toward 2020.

12:00 pm -

Registration Opens

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kick Off Networking Happy Hour

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By: Innovators Roundtable Dinner<br>Sponsored by GumGum
5:00 pm -

General Session Convenes

Grand Saguaro Ballroom

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Chairman’s Speech

IAB Service Excellence Awards

Sponsored By: IAB Ad Technology Marketplace, Spotlight: Programmatic, Automation & Creativity 12
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

The Pipeline and the Leaky Pipeline: Building a Real Meritocracy in Interactive Advertising

IAB has the opportunity to lead the industry by solving both the talent shortage and the diversity problem at the same time. Freada Kapor Klein will explain how hidden bias works, how it undermines our aspiration to build meritocracies, and provide concrete steps toward fixing the leaks in the digital pipeline pipeline.

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The Greatest Digital Sales Generation: Why They’ll Love You, Why They’ll Leave You

Each year Doug Weaver works with hundreds of digital media and technology sellers on strategy and execution. Even as programmatic automation might seem poised to dispossess or marginalize human selling, Weaver sees a clear picture of the high value work ahead and the psychological makeup of those who will do it. And he’s got some advice for IAB member companies about how to spot, secure and retain key members of the Greatest Digital Sales Generation…the one that’s just emerging.

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm

IAB Sales Excellence Awards

Sponsored By: Oracle Data Cloud
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Sunset Lawn

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10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Nightcap

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7:30 am -

Registration Opens

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

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7:30 am - 8:45 am

Networking Breakfast

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By: IAB Ad Operations Summit, Spotlight: Transformation 2
7:30 am - 8:45 am

IAB AdBlocking Breakfast (Closed Meeting)

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7:30 am - 8:45 am

IAB Public Policy Update (Closed Meeting)

Desert Suite 4

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Conversation in The Girls’ Lounge

Suite 2451

Diversity by Design: Own It!
The girls invite the guys to The Girls’ Lounge for breakfast and conversation…
After all, modern feMENism includes men!

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8:45 am -

General Session Reconvenes

Grand Saguaro Ballroom

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Straight Talk: Setting the Industry Agenda

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Market in the Year You Live in

Today’s most relevant brands need to behave like tomorrow’s programmers, not yesterday’s marketers. Linda Boff will focus on how GE, a 134-year-old brand, fuses content and context to reach audiences in unexpected and compelling ways.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

New Content Economics & the Continuing Transformation of The New York Times

President and CEO Mark Thompson explores how digital disruption has created exciting opportunities for
The New York Times- and ultimately, for all legacy media properties. From its business model, to product development, to the form and shape of its world-class journalism and advertising products and services;
The Times is in the midst of an exceptionally exciting time. Mark will share a rare insider’s look at how the transforming landscape is impacting The Times, as well as insights on how media businesses across the ecosystem must evolve to thrive in a marketplace gone digital.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

We Are All Makers: The Millennial Content Revolution

Entertainment is evolving. Technology has enabled all of us to express—and to consume—anything, anytime, anywhere. In this brave new world, audience is creator and creator is audience.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Networking Refreshment Break

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

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11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Redefining Media

Kraft is leading the industry with a new form of addressable storytelling. In this session, Kraft’s Bob Rupczynski and Starcom’s Lisa Donohue will discuss their partnership to redefine media, driving Kraft’s strategic use of data and meaningful content, reinventing their marketing and propelling business.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Attention Matters

Marketers want attention, publishers want to sell attention, and consumers are willing to give their attention, to the right experience. Jonah Goodhart will explore the importance of shifting from an impressions and clicks economy to an attention economy while delivering the right experience for the consumer.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

A Fireside Chat with Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer in conversation with Randall Rothenberg on the merging of content and commerce

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Luncheon

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2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

When Holly Met Valley

Over the past decade, companies like Netflix, Amazon and yes, YouTube, have all set their sights on the creation, marketing and distribution of content. As Silicon Valley and Hollywood increasingly cross paths, the way we consume, create, and share content is rapidly changing. What are the implications for advertisers, content producers and viewers as this seismic shift takes place?

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

IAB Annual Meeting Town Halls: Setting the 2015 Agenda

Want your voice heard at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting? This is your opportunity.

Join your peers in one of four town halls, each one focusing on a major practical issue that is engulfing the ecosystem’s operations. Curated by industry experts who will frame and guide the conversation, your participation will not just address the industry’s most pressing issues, it will help chart the path to overcome them.

Confronting Fraud: It’s Time to Clean Up the Industry

What does an industrywide approach for accountability, transparency and success look like?

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Alliance for Audited Media

The Future of Programmatic: Strategy & Execution for Now and Next

What does it really mean to have a programmatic strategy?

Grand Canyon 8

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The Trade Desk

A Mobile Manifesto for Media Companies

We have quickly gone from “When is the year of Mobile?” to mobile first everything. What does this mean for content publishers, and how can they thrive in this brave new media world?

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Sharethrough

Viewability: The Road Ahead

Transacting on viewable impressions is here. What strategies should buy and sell sides deploy to better meet the needs of the market?

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Desert Kivas

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BBQ Dinner

Desert Kivas

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

OpenX After-Party

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10:00 pm - 12:00 am

After-Party

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7:30 am -

Registration Opens

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

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7:30 am - 9:15 am

IAB International Breakfast Session (Closed Meeting)

Desert Suite 4

8:00 am - 9:15 am

T.A.G. Breakfast (Closed Meeting)

Desert Suite 3

8:00 am - 9:15 am

IAB Leadership Council Breakfast (Closed Meeting)

Desert Suite 6

8:30 pm - 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By: IAB Ad Operations Summit, Spotlight: Transformation 2
9:30 am -

General Session Reconvenes

Grand Saguaro Ballroom

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Television at the Tipping Point Again

Drawing on 14 years of data and insights from a 45-country international study, Jeffrey Cole, Director of the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, will examine how television and video are about to undergo massive transformation as HBO joins Netflix Over-the-Top (OTT). Who will be the winners and who will be the losers and how will marketing adapt to the changes? Will the consumer get more or less choice and what will happen to the quality of content?

10:00 am - 10:30 am

A Fireside Chat with Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu, in conversation with Randall Rothenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, IAB

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Inside a Media Turnaround: Patch (Yes Patch)

Renowned Warren St. John explores how once-beleaguered Patch.com increased hyperlocal traffic by 60% in six months and turned a profit in it 2014. Reports of Patch’s death, it turns out, have been greatly exaggerated. With a lean, data-driven approach and a management strategy that entrusts and empowers editors and managers in the field, post-AOL Patch has gained traction in the notoriously hard-to-scale world of hyperlocal content.

10:50 am - 12:00 pm

The Great Debate

Resolved: In the future, the best advertising content will be done by publishers, not agencies or brands

Publishers have proven themselves as experts in creating content that works on their home turf and beyond. Does this mean that the agencies are losing their roles as content creators for brands? The closing debate at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting calls upon industry leaders, charging them with the burden of proof to show that while publishers have shown excellent skills in creating traditional content, ultimately agencies will prevail as the masters of the genre.

Debaters:
Scott Donaton, Chief Content Officer, DigitasLBi

Eric Harris, Chief Business Operations Officer, BuzzFeed

Rosemarie Ryan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, co:collective

Troy Young, President, Hearst Digital Media

Moderator:

Peter Minnium, Head of Brand Initiatives, IAB

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

General Session Concludes

Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

Departure Lounge

12:00 pm -

Golf Tournament

By invitation only
*1pm tee time

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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Krux Third Annual Games on the Green

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  • Linda Boff
  • Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing
  • GE

Boff is responsible for GE’s global advertising, digital and content marketing along with the company’s brand, experience, sponsorship and design strategy.

Previously, Boff was CMO of iVillage Properties, part of the NBC Universal.  Boff joined GE in early 2004 with 18 years of experience in marketing, advertising and communications including senior roles at Citigroup, the American Museum of Natural History and Porter Novelli.

??Boff is a 2014 AWNY Changing the Game Award winner, B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year and 2012 Media Maven.  She is on the Board of Partnership with Children, a NYC-based organization which provides social support to 5000 hard-to-reach school children. Boff is also on the Ad Council’s Executive Committee and is a member of Digital 50.

Boff earned a BA in Political Science and Psychology from Union College.   She lives in Irvington, NY with her husband and two children.

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Jeffrey Cole
  • Jeffrey Cole
  • Director, Center for the Digital Future
  • USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Jeffrey Cole has been at the forefront of media and communication technology issues both in the United States and internationally for the past 25 years. An expert in the field of technology and emerging media, Cole serves as an adviser to governments and leading companies around the world as they craft digital strategies.

In July 2004 Dr. Cole joined the USC Annenberg School for Communication as Director of the newly formed Center for the Digital Future and as a Research Professor. The Center is a research and policy institute committed to work that has a real and beneficial effect on people’s lives, while seeking to maximize the positive potential of the mass media and our rapidly evolving communication technologies.

Prior to joining USC, Dr. Cole was a longtime member of the UCLA faculty and served as Director of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy, based in the Anderson Graduate School of Management. At UCLA and now at USC Annenberg, Cole founded and directs the World Internet Project, a long-term longitudinal look at the effects of computer and Internet technology, which is conducted in over 25 countries. At the announcement of the project in June 1999, Vice President Al Gore praised Cole as a “true visionary providing the public with information on how to understand the impact of media.” Ten years into the project, the World Internet Project, through its unique data on Internet users around the world, is the leading international project examining the ways in which our social, economic and media lives are changing. Cole regularly presents trends and insights of the project to the White House, FCC, Congress, Department of Defense and to governments around the world. On the corporate side, Cole advises Microsoft, WPP (Group M), Ericsson, Sony, Time-Warner, AT&T, AARP and others in their traditional and digital media strategies.

In the 1990s, Cole worked closely with the four broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) under an anti-trust waiver that allowed the networks to work together for the first time dealing with television programming issues. Meeting regularly with the CEOs, general counsels, heads of programming and others at the networks, he issued annual reports to the television industry, Congress and the nation. Upon the release of the 1996 report, Cole held a joint press conference with President Bill Clinton, who referred to the Center for Communication Policy as “the premier educational institution setting trends in entertainment.” Nationwide there was unanimous praise for the quality of the reports and their contribution to the television content debate.

Cole has testified before Congress on television issues and has spoken as a keynote and panel member at more than 500 conferences on media and technology. He has worked with both the Clinton and George W. Bush White House on media and telecommunications issues, including detailed briefings on the Center’s work. He regularly makes presentations across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

In 1994 the Center co-sponsored “The Superhighway Summit” in UCLA’s Royce Hall with the leaders of most of the nation’s major media companies. For the annual Family Reunion Conferences in Nashville, Tennessee, Cole has worked with Vice President Gore to produce films opening the 1995 through 2002 conferences. The annual films were screened before an audience of 1,400 including the Vice President and President Clinton.

Cole was a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) from 1997 to 2001 and was the founding governor of the ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group. At UCLA, Cole taught over 35,000 students. In 1987 he received UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Scott Donaton
  • Scott Donaton
  • Global Chief Creative & Content Officer
  • Digitas
  • @sdonaton

As Chief Creative & Content Officer at Digitas, Scott Donaton leads the agency’s creative and content practice globally, partnering with clients to tell their stories in innovative and memorable ways. Donaton launched and leads Digitas Studios, which develops unique custom-content initiatives, strategies, and business models for clients.

Donaton also serves as the chief architect of the annual Digitas NewFront, the anchor event of the Digital Content NewFronts, of which Digitas is the only agency founding partner. Donaton’s thought leadership has been published in numerous media outlets including Fast Company, Adweek, and Ad Age, among others, and he is a frequent speaker at industry events, including VidCon and the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Before joining Digitas, Donaton was Global Chief Content Officer at Interpublic Group’s UM and head of UM Studios, where he led a team of award-winning content strategists and producers around the globe who developed creative programs and innovative experiences for UM Studios clients, including Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Brown Forman, ExxonMobil and Sony. Prior to UM, Donaton founded Ensemble, an Interpublic Group content studio, where he served as CEO from 2009 till 2013, when he merged Ensemble into UM to form UM Studios.

Donaton coined the phrase “Madison & Vine”, and is the author of a book by the same name. The book helped launch the branded-content revolution by declaring that the entertainment and advertising industries needed to converge to survive in the age of digital storytelling.

Prior to joining Interpublic, Donaton served as publisher of Entertainment Weekly. Before that, he was at Advertising Age, where he served as its editor for more than a decade before becoming publisher. While at Advertising Age, Donaton oversaw the publication’s extension into digital media, the expansion of its conference business and the growth of its global presence.

Donaton’s multiple awards and accolades include being inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement, being honored as one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Media” by Media Industry Newsletter, and being named to the Folio 40. In 2013, Donaton served as president of the Branded Content & Entertainment jury at the prestigious Cannes Festival of Creativity.

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Lisa Donohue
  • Lisa Donohue
  • Global President
  • Starcom Worldwide
  • @ldonohue

As Global Brand President for Starcom Worldwide and member of the Publicis Media global leadership team, Lisa Donohue is driving a next-generation media agency focused on the convergence of media, technology and creativity. Starcom Worldwide is the leading global media agency brand within Publicis Media, part of Publicis Groupe, driving more than $26 billion in global media billings for client partners. In her role, Lisa is responsible for global brand vision, culture, partnerships, talent and product excellence, and is enabling the design of unique human experiences with impressive results.

Most recently serving as Starcom USA CEO, Lisa guided that office to exceed challenges on behalf of the world’s leading marketers and new establishment brands, including Airbnb, Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, Visa and more. In this role she led $10.3 billion in media billings and more than 1,100 employees spanning four U.S. office locations. She drove Starcom’s industry-leading digital offering and built out the agency’s data and analytics practice.

During her six-year tenure as U.S. CEO, Lisa led Starcom to be the most awarded media agency in the country, winning a total of 571 industry awards. In 2014, this success led Starcom Mediavest Group to be named Most Effective Agency Network by the North American Effies, Media Network of the Year at Festival of Media and Media Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. For the last three years, the SMG Chicago office dominated the WARC 100, the annual list of top agency brands based upon performance in effectiveness and strategy industry competitions.

In addition to her Starcom U.S. CEO duties, Lisa oversaw business units including Halogen and Local Spectrum, comprising direct response media and directory marketing, and global practices including the SMG Global Product Committee, the Human Experience Strategist practice and Audience & Measurement Solutions. She was also a member of Starcom Mediavest Group’s global executive team for the past six years.

Prior to assuming the CEO role at Starcom, Lisa served as President, Truth & Design at sister agency Mediavest in NYC. In addition she also oversaw the agency’s digital practice, P&G-dedicated investment group and product development team, helping Mediavest garner 25 award winners and finalists in her last 12 months.

Prior to her time at Mediavest, she worked her way up to EVP, Managing Director at Starcom on accounts including Morgan Stanley / Discover Card, Nintendo and Altria. Since launching her career in 1987, she has exhibited strong strategic thinking on a variety of accounts including Kellogg’s, General Motors, Mars, Miller, NYSE, P&G, Samsonite and Sony.

Lisa was awarded the Chicago Advertising Federation’s Advertising Woman of the Year in 2011, as well as Adweek’s 2011 Executive Media All-Star. In 2006 Advertising Age recognized her as a Woman to Watch. In addition, Lisa is a frequent panelist and public speaker at key industry conferences including New York Advertising Week, mainstage at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Association of National Advertisers Masters of Marketing, the 4A’s Transformation Conference, Interactive Advertising Bureau Annual Leadership Meeting and Adobe Marketing Cloud Summit, to name a few.

Lisa is President of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy in Massachusetts, serves on the She Runs It (formerly Advertising Women of New York) Board of Directors, the 4A’s Board of Directors and Media Leadership Council, the Twitter #Influence Council, and is a member of The Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a graduate of Brown University and a loyal Brunonian.

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Jonah Goodhart is the CEO and Co-Founder of Moat, a New York based Analytics company focused on driving success for brand marketers and premium publishers. Moat is at the forefront of helping shift digital advertising away from impressions and clicks and toward new models of attention. Jonah was the Founding Investor and Board Member of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Founding Partner of WGI Group, and Co-Founder of Billions.org. Jonah was also a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Council on Technology and Innovation.

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  • Eric Harris
  • Chief Business Operations Officer
  • BuzzFeed

Eric Harris is BuzzFeed’s Chief Business Operations Officer and is responsible for all business operations and partnerships. Eric was one of the company’s first employees and has been a key figure in developing its business model, new ventures, and growing the site’s relationships with publishers and brands. Eric leads a team of strategists, planners, account managers, marketers, and advertising operations professionals who work with Fortune 500 brands. Before joining BuzzFeed, Eric was VP of Product Management at Operative Media, where he helped to build its best of breed Advertising Management platform. Prior to Operative, Eric was Director of Operations at washingtonpost.com and spent several years doing consulting work at Price Waterhouse. Eric has an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn.

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  • Mike Hopkins
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Hulu

Mike Hopkins is Chief Executive Officer of Hulu. Mike is a media veteran who brings more than 20 years of video experience to Hulu and has an accomplished track record of both building innovative television products and negotiating landmark distribution agreements. While President of Distribution for Fox Networks, he oversaw Fox Networks broadcast distribution, and the strategy, sales and marketing for Fox’s 45 linear and non-linear U.S. cable networks. His team also developed many of the television industry’s leading authenticated and digital video products, including BTN2Go, FXNOW, FOX Sports Go, and FOX NOW. Hopkins served as a member of the Hulu board for over two years prior to being named CEO. He has also served on the boards of the National Geographic Channel and the Big Ten Network. Hopkins previously spent time at both The Weather Channel and Harte Hanks. Hopkins graduated with an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor’s from California State University, Long Beach. He lives with his wife and daughter in Santa Monica, California.

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  • Warren St. John
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  • Patch

Warren St. John is the editor in chief of Patch.com, the hyperlocal news network that spun off from AOL in Jan 2014. Since then he has overseen the retooling of an editorial team of 70 journalists spread across 20 states, one that has increased traffic by 50% since August, in six successive months of growth. St. John spent six years as a reporter at The New York Times, and is the author of two bestsellers, Outcasts United and Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, both published by Random House. He was also a senior writer at Wired and has written for the the New Yorker, Slate, GQ and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Freada’’s work is at the intersection of racial/social justice and tech. As a Partner at Kapor Capital (www.kaporcapital.com), Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D. invests in women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color whose tech start-ups aspire to generate economic value and positive social impact.  Kapor Capital’s investment sectors include, but are not limited to, education, health, and consumer finance.  

Freada is the founder and Board Chair of the Level Playing Field Institute (www.lpfi.org), which promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces. The Institute’s Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), a three-summer high school program serving under-represented students of color, is in the process of scaling nationally.  The Academy works to ensure racial equity within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  

The Institute’s workplace programs have conducted landmark research, including the 2011 study The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in IT Workplaces. Freada’s book Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay (Jossey-Bass 2007) combines quantitative research on who leaves corporate America and why, with stories of day-to-day experiences detailing the human and financial cost.

Freada co-founded the first organization in the U.S. to address sexual harassment in 1976. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy and Research, and has conducted many large survey projects on perceptions and experiences of bias, harassment, and disrespectful treatment in workplaces.

Her first job in tech was as the first head of Employee Relations, Organizational Development, and Management Training at Lotus Development Corporation. Her job description was to make Lotus the most progressive employer in the U.S. Lotus 1-2-3 is widely recognized as the “killer app” that made the personal computer ubiquitous in business.

A frequent speaker (some of her 2014 engagements include presentations at: Asana, Generation Investment Management Women’s Leadership Summit, RAND Corp., Twilio, Twitter, and Women 2.0), Freada is also quoted and written about in the media (examples from 2014 include: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury News).

Freada is also a Co-Chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact (www.kaporcenter.org) and an Advisory Trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation.

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  • Robert Kyncl
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  • YouTube

Robert Kyncl is the Global Head of Content & Business Operations at YouTube where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy.  Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.

Frequently a keynote speaker at major media events worldwide such as CES, Mipcom, Cannes Lions, EBG, Abraaj Annual Forum and the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Robert is also much sought after to address senior leadership at NBCU, Warner Music Group, L’Oreal, UBS, The Producer’s Guild, Bertelsmann, the BBC, and Starcom Mediavest, and Vivendi, among others.  Robert has been listed in Variety’s 2012 Dealmakers Impact Report as one of their “disruptors”, Vanity Fair’s 2012 & 2013 New Establishment List, Billboard’s Power 100 List in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players List and AdWeek’s 2013 “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn.”  He has also served as a member of the Paley Center’s Media Council.

In 2012, Robert was honored for his commitment to CoachArt, a local non-profit that provides arts and athletic lessons for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

?Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz.  He resides in Beverly Hills with his wife and two daughters.

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Ben Lerer is the founding CEO of Group Nine Media – a digital media holding company consisting of NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and Thrillist (which he founded). Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners, and has been featured in Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment, Crain’s “40 under 40” and Forbes list of “Most Powerful CEOs Under 40”.
Ben is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Lerer Hippeau Ventures, among New York’s most successful technology investment funds. He chairs the Board of Directors for Urban Upbound, a New York non-profit organization and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Ben sits on the Board of Directors for Casper, the Advisory Board for Refinery29 and the Board of RaisedByUs.

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Erin McPherson serves as Chief Content Officer at Maker, driving the brand’s programming strategy — overseeing all aspects of original content, series development across platforms, strategic programming partnerships, talent relationships, and editorial content on Maker’s proprietary platform Maker.tv. Maker is the world’s largest network of short-form online video bringing together a diverse community of YouTube creators and global franchises as part of The Walt Disney Company. The company is home to the biggest digital stars and leading programming such as the hugely popular online series “Epic Rap Battles of History.” Since joining Maker, Erin has spearhead multiple content and talent acquisitions including Morgan Spurlock’s Smartish channel with four original series in production along with the Maker LABS development concept attracting James Franco and Vince Jolivette’s Rabbit Bandini Productions and “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, among others. She has been a strong advocate for expanding and shepherding the Maker brand voice on a global level and aligning internal operations to meet commercial and consumer needs. Under Erin’s leadership Maker now has over 270 shows in various stages of development and 40 active productions. Prior to Maker, Erin served as Vice President & Head of Video Programming and Originals at Yahoo where she led the company’s foray into original video, growing the original programming roster to more than 80 ongoing daily or weekly series, branded entertainment programming, and specials. She oversaw the launch of Yahoo Screen, the award-winning Yahoo Studios, and brought to Yahoo a large roster of third-party partners including Red Hour/Paramount (“Burning Love”) and Playtone/Tom Hanks (“Electric City”), among many others. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Erin practiced entertainment and media law, representing a wide number of individuals and companies, including Halle Berry, Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto and others. She also served as in-house counsel for LivePlanet, the transmedia company founded by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, and z.com, an early online video start-up funded by Bill Gross’ Idealab. Erin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her B.A. from Middlebury College.

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Rosemarie is a renowned leader, brand builder and rabble-rouser in the marketing industry.

She began her career in account planning and was among the first wave of Brits to import the Account Planning discipline to the United States at Chiat Day. As president of K&B, she took it from a 30-person boutique to a 400-person strong award-winning agency. She then took on the mantle of leading the 125 year-old JWT into the 21st century. In her tenure she restructured the workplace, the teams and creative product, and doubled the profits of the agency. Not satisfied with reinventing an agency, she decided it was time to reinvent the industry. In September of 2010, Rosemarie, along with her creative partner Ty Montague, left JWT and founded co:collective. Co: is a Storydoing collective focused on business and brand transformation and is fortunate enough to be working with likes of YouTube, Infiniti , Google and Timberland.

In September 2012, Rosemarie was named as one of the ‘100 most influential Women in Advertising, by Advertising Age.

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Bob Rupczynski is Kraft’s Vice President of Media and Consumer Engagement, reporting to CMO Deanie Elsner. He is responsible for reinventing Kraft’s marketing capability and consumer communications in the age of media, data and digital disruption. He joined Kraft in this role in September 2012.

Bob is leading the evolution of Kraft’s marketing tools to enable consumer-tailored, real-time communications and precision marketing. He is responsible for spearheading the strategy that allows Kraft to connect more closely to its consumers, by creating and delivering more relevant content, in the right context, at the right time.

Bob brings a long track record of disruptive marketing innovation to Kraft. Previously, he served as the Global Director of Digital Marketing for the Wrigley Company where he developed the global social media strategy that grew the company’s Facebook engagement by more than 42 million fans in 18 months. Before that, Bob spent seven years in global digital marketing at Alberto Culver where he transformed the company’s online presence from a single website into a global digital platform.

A recognized leader, Bob’s work has earned 15 Cannes Lions and two of the inaugural Facebook Awards in 2012 for innovation in global digital marketing. In addition, Bob serves on the AOL CPG Advisory Board.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Wheaton College and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. In his spare time, Bob is an avid triathlete who has competed in Ironman events.

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Over the past 18 years, Doug Weaver has worked with over 600 leading companies including Facebook, BuzzFeed, ESPN, Yahoo!, Apple, Twitter, Fox Sports, Refinery 29, Cars.com, Acxiom, USA TODAY, CBS Digital Media, YuMe, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Universal, MediaMath and The New York Times. For these clients and many others, he’s trained thousands of Internet media and technology sellers through both public and private workshops focusing on sales strategy and digital landscape perspective.

Doug has been a frequent moderator, host and keynote speaker at leading conferences produced by the IAB, AdExchanger, iMedia, PubMatic and AdMonsters. For the past 14 years, he’s hosted Seller Forum, the industry’s only peer‐to‐peer networking and content event just for digital sales leaders. And each week he writes The Drift, a provocative industry blog that directly reaches nearly 5,000 top industry executives and is syndicated and referred to thousands more.

After a 15‐year career in print advertising sales with companies like Hearst and Condé Nast, Doug became advertising director and east coast employee number one for Wired Magazine in 1994, and sold some of the Web’s first ads on the company’s Hot Wired site. He then served as vice president of sales for Firefly Network, a pioneering company in personalization, targeting and community.

Doug was elected to the Board of Directors for the Internet (now “Interactive”) Advertising Bureau in 1997 and managed the development of both the IAB Roadshow (the organization’s first omnibus presentation to marketers) and the IAB Professional Development Series (its first seller training initiative.) In 1999, he received the first IAB Service Award for commitment and contribution to the industry; In 2007 Doug received the “Oldtimers Award” from the Aspen Group, a gathering of top digital agencies; In 2011, ad:tech honored him with its Industry Achievement Award for lifetime service; And in 2016, 212 NYC presented Doug with its Thought Leadership Award Doug’s company, Upstream Group, Inc. is based near his home in Vermont, which he shares with his wife and partner of 29 years, Sharon Richards. They have two grown daughters, Lucy & Madeline. Doug is a grateful beneficiary of public education, and a proud graduate of both Long Beach City College and California State University, Fullerton.

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Mark Thompson became president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company on November 12, 2012. He is responsible for leading the Company’s strategy, operations and business units, and working closely with the chairman to direct the vision of the company.

Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Thompson served as Director-General of the BBC from 2004, where he reshaped the organization to meet the challenge of the digital age, ensuring that it remained a leading innovator with the launch of services such as the BBC iPlayer. He also oversaw a transformation of the BBC itself, driving productivity and efficiency through the introduction of new technologies and bold organizational redesign.

Mr. Thompson joined the BBC in 1979 as a production trainee. He helped launch Watchdog and Breakfast Time, was an output editor on Newsnight, and was appointed editor of the Nine O’Clock News in 1988 and of Panorama in 1990. He became controller (programming and scheduling chief) for the TV network BBC2 and Director of Television for the BBC before leaving the BBC in 2002 to become CEO of Channel 4 Television Corporation in the United Kingdom.

In the autumn of 2012, he was a visiting professor of Rhetoric and the Art of Public Persuasion at the University of Oxford. He is currently developing the lectures he gave at Oxford into a book which will be published in 2015.

Mark Thompson was educated at Stonyhurst College and Merton College, Oxford.

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Troy Young is president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this position, Young oversees content, technology, operations, product and business development strategies for the magazines division’s digital portfolio, which includes 21 brand websites such as Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar and Delish, and attracts more than 150 million uniques.

In 2015, Young was named Adweek’s Magazine Executive of the Year, which recognized him for unifying Hearst’s “print and digital brands into a single, well-oiled machine whose traffic has surged” leading to a 75 percent revenue increase, and for his development of MediaOS, “a combined CMS, ad sales and data strategy tool for all Hearst properties.”

A media executive with 20 years of experience in digital publishing and advertising, Young was previously president of Say Media. Prior to Say, Young held several executive positions at Omnicom’s digital agency Organic, including the role of chief experience officer.

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Kathy Aaronson

Chief Executive

Sales Athlete Media Network

Ben Abbatiello

Senior Director, Business Development

SpotXchange

Kelly Abcarian

SVP, Product Architecture

Nielsen

Rick Abell

Vice President, Global Publisher Development

Exponential

Ryan Abrahams

VP of Revenue

Altitude Digital

Kurt Abrahamson

Chief Executive Officer

ShareThis

Mark Addison

Minister for Special Affairs

Adblock Plus

Evan Adlman

VP Publisher Development, Americas

PubMatic

Kathryn Ajuria

Global Audience Lead

Google

Cyna Alderman

Managing Director

Daily News Innovation Lab

Steve Aldiero

Associate Vice President

GfK North America

Daniel Alegre

President, Global Partner Business Solutions

Google

Felicia Alexander

Senior Director, Business Development

Demand Media

Emily Allen

SVP

Business Insider

Rachel Allgood

SVP/Marketing & Consumer Insights

Gamut

Andrew Altersohn

CEO

AdFin Solutions

Todd Anderman

President of Sales, Marketing & Operations

Thrillist Media Group

David Anderson

Senior Vice President

MediaLink

Bob Ansari

Account Executive

NetSuite

Kelly Apostolidis

Vice President, National Accounts

The Advertising Council

Joseph Apprendi

CEO

Collective

Stella Araya-Weil

VP Global Holdings

Sizmek

Greg Archibald

SVP of Sales

NinthDecimal

Bob Arnold

NA Digital Media & Strategy Lead

Google

Ed Arrandale

Programmatic Strategy/Yield Manager

WeatherBug

Ameneh Atai

Sales Solutions Consultant

eXelate

Andy Atherton

SVP and GM, Marketplaces

AppNexus

Karim Attia

CEO

nugg.ad

James Avery

CEO

Adzerk

Tim Avila

SVP Marketing Operations

BrightRoll

Amit Avner

Co-Founder & CEO

Taykey

Cordell BaanHofman

VP, RTB/Programmatic & Demand

Altitude Digital

Karen Babcock

Sr. Manager, Finance

Comcast Spotlight

Jayne Babine

VP of Media & Advertising, Sales

Neustar

Katie Back

Senior Sales Director

FreeWheel

Judy Bahary

SVP, Agency and CPG

comScore

Madeline Baker

Account Executive

NetSuite

Mark Balabanian

VP, Business & Corporate Development

Turn

Vijay Balan

Head of Client Services

LiveRail at Facebook

Bill Baldenko

Managing Director, National Advertising

Barrons.com

Jack Bamberger

Global Head of Agency and Industry

AOL

Phil Banfield

CEO

Q1Media

Matt Barash

Vice President, Business Development

AdColony, a division of Opera Mediaworks

Ken Barbieri

SVP, Business Development

Audience Partners

Kevin Barden

Senior Director, Advertising Operations

Demandbase

Julian Baring

EVP – Partnerships

Adslot

Jeff Barish

Head of Digital Sales & Strategy

Conde Nast/ Glamour.com

Gregory Barlow

CEO

Coolmath

Sam Barnett

VP of Growth

Quantcast

Ben Barokas

General Manager, Marketplace Development

Google

Joe Barone

Managing Partner, Digital Operations

GroupM

Jose Barreiro

Director Advertising Sales, Americas

Lonely Planet Global

Michael Barrett

President & CEO

Millennial Media

Jennifer Bartel

Account Executive

Google

Bichoï Bastha

Global Indirect Revenues Director

Dailymotion

Andy Batkin

Consultant

WebSpectator

John Battelle

Executive Chairman

sovrn

Bethanie Baynes

Head of Strategic Partnerships, ISPs, Portals & Media

Google

Jackson Bazley

Executive Director

EY

Chad Beasley

Vice President

Delivery Agent

Randy Beiner

Director, Business Development

Rocket Fuel

Tyler Bell

VP Product

Factual

Jonathan Bellack

Director, Product Management

Google

Scott Bender

Consultant

Prohaska Consulting

Michael Benedek

CEO

Datonics LLC

Todd Benedict

CEO

TB Consultants

Brian Benedik

VP North America, Advertising & Partnerships

Spotify

Assaf Benjamin

VP Sales

AnyClip

Dick Bennett

ImServices Cofounder and CEO

ImServices Group, Ltd.

Mike Bennett

VP, Display Advertising – Americas

Tripadvisor

Sofia Bergendorff

Head of Strategy and Operations, PBS Americas

Google

Alexis Berger

VP Sales, Midwest & West

Kargo

Heather Bergstein

Digital Strategy, Investment & Innovation

Consultant

Michael Berkowitz

CMO

Burt

Mark Berlinsky

VP Sales

Cablevision Media Sales

Mark Bernstein

VP Business Operations

Kelley Blue Book

Ron Bernstein

SVP Sales & Operations

Synacor

Eric Berry

Co-Founder & CEO

TripleLift

Damon Bethel

SVP Publisher Services

Defy Media

Katherine Bethel

Consumer Marketing Partnerships

Condé Nast

Manish Bhatia

Chief Revenue Officer

comScore

Saurabh Bhatia

CEO

VDOPIA

Tony Biancalana

VP, Media Sales

Coupons.com

Bruce Biegel

Senior Managing Director

Winterberry Group

Stephanie Biegel

Director of Sales, Midwest

Kargo

Jason Bigler

Director, Product Management

Google

Jeff Birnbaum

Head of Gaming Partnerships

Google

Casey Birtwell

GM of Programmatic Media Companies

AppNexus

Jennifer Black

Vice President, Digital

i5 Publishing

Mike Blacker

VP, Strategic Business Development

The Trade Desk

Daniel Blasko

GM, Revenue Management

Cars.com

David Bledin

Head of Advanced Data Strategy

Google

Ann Blinkhorn

Founder and Managing Director

Blinkhorn, LLC

Andrew Bloom

SVP, Strategic Business Development

Sizmek

Linda Boff

Executive Director of Global Brand Marketing

GE

Neal Bond

Lead Client Partner

IBM

Lynne Bosnack

Executive Director

Sales Athlete Media Network

Pierre Bouvard

SVP, Sales

TiVo Research

Keith Bowen

Chief Revenue Officer

Tribune Media

Alvin Bowles

SVP Brand

Rhythm

Ted Boyd

CEO

One Advertising Inc.

B.j. Boyle

VP Product Management

Matrix Solutions

Scott Braley

SVP Demand

OpenX

Ari Brandt

CEO/Co-founder

MediaBrix

Dan Bratone

VP

The Trade Desk

Will Bray

Global Head of Supply

AdRoll

David Brinker

SVP, Global Head of Business and Corporate Development

News Corporation

Bree Brouwer

Staff Writer

Tubefilter

Bob Buch

CEO

Socialwire

Dennis Buchheim

VP Product Management

Yahoo

Laura Buchman

VP, Publisher Platforms Sales

Tremor Video

Sean Buckley

SVP, Platform & Global Supply

SpotXchange

Sheila Buckley

Head of Sales

Criteo

Beth Buehler

S.V.P.-Digital Ops & Strategy

Rodale

Doug Burke

GM & CRO

FatTail, Inc.

Jenny Burke

VP, Strategy & Planning

NBCUniversal Digital Media

Scott Burke

SVP Advertising and Data

Yahoo

Jeff Burkett

Sr Director, Ad Innovations and Product Strategy

The Washington Post

Tequia Burt

Editor

FierceCMO

John Busby

SVP, Marketing & Customer Insights

Marchex

Richard Bush

GM Supply Solutions

IPONWEB

Mary Bustin

Senior Manager, Global Events

AppNexus

Tom Butler

CRO

Affectiva

Robert Byrnes

Senior Director, Programmatic Sales

Gamut

Jill Byron

SVP Marketing

Mode Media

Tim Cadogan

CEO

OpenX

Paul Caine

Chief Revenue Officer

Bloomber Media Group

Matthew Caldecut

Vice President

Blast PR

Gabe Calemmo

Vice President, Account Management

Optimatic

Alex Calic

CRO

The Media Trust

Cristiane Camargo

Executive Director

IAB Brazil

Rory Capern

Head of Partnerships

Google Canada

Mia Carbonell

Sr. VP, Corporate Communications

Forbes

Elizabeth Carley Satkowski

VP, US Revenue Systems

Discovery Communications

Greg Carr

Senior Director, Enterprise Collective

Collective

Chris Carter

Sales Director, Digital Services

Alliance for Audited Media

Eileen Carty

VP of National Sales

POPSUGAR

Neil Carty

Vice President

MediaLink

Andrew Casale

VP, Strategy

Index Exchange

Joseph Casale

CEO

Index Exchange by Casale Media

Marc Case

Executive Vice President

AgencyNet

Erwin Castellanos

Head of Sales

LiveRail at Facebook

Michelle Castillo

Digital Media Reporter

Adweek

John Cate

President & COO

Mediasmith

Josh Cella

SVP, Digital Sales

Univision Communications, Inc.

Tal Chalozin

CTO & Co-Founder

Innovid

Adam Chandler

SVP,Revenue

Buyer Cloud, Rubicon Project

Katie Charles

Associate/Videographer

Beet.TV

Josh Chasin

Chief Research Officer

comScore

Raj Chauhan

President – North America

Adslot

Tom Chavez

Founder & CEO

Krux

Peter Chelala

VP, Mobile Ad Sales

Viacom

Jeff Chi

VP Monetization

Beachfront Media

Dave Chiang

Demand Services Manager

LiveRail at Facebook

Ryan Christensen

SVP & GM, Publishers

AppNexus

Chandra Cirulnick

Partner Sales Executive

Microsoft Advertising

Scott Clark

VP Sales, Americas

Innovid

Jesse Clemmens

Private Exchanges Manager

LiveRail at Facebook

Courtney Cochrane

Group Vice President

CBS Interactive

Zachery Coelius

CEO

Triggit

Greg Coghill

Account Manager

Advertising Database, Inc.

Josh Cohen

Sr. Product Manager

Google

Matt Cohen

President & Founder

OneSpot

Randy Cohen

President

Advertiser Perceptions

David Cole

VP Sales and Business Development

Mixpo

Jeffrey Cole

Director, Center for the Digital Future

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Denise Colella

CEO

Maxifier

Greg Coleman

President

BuzzFeed

Jeff Collins

Chief Revenue Officer

Viant

Kathleen Comer

Senior Director, Client Services

The Trade Desk

Bill Common

Principal

Jun Group

Bill Condon

Director Mobile Sales & Marketing Strategy

ESPN

Brian Condon

EVP, Commercial Development

Alliance for Audited Media

Chris Conforti

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Neustar

Kevin Connelly

Manager, Programmatic Sales

Fox News Digital

Michael Connolly

CEO

Sonobi

Mark Connon

EVP Sales

Millennial Media

Travis Connors

EVP Strategy & Corporate Development

OwnerIQ

Christine Cook

Head of Advertising Partnerships

Flipboard

James Cooper

Executive Director

AdWeek

Kerel Cooper

VP, Platform Development

LiveIntent

Laurent Cordier

Managing Director, Americas Partner Business Solutions

Google

John Corrigan

Vice President, Corporate Development

Telemetry INC

Jesse Cozart

GM, Publishers

Tapad

David Crawford

Project Management Director – mbuy

Mediaocean

Matt Crowley

SVP, Sales

YP

Christina Cubeta

VP Marketing

Quantcast

Kirsten Cummings

Vice President, Advertising Sales

Monster

Lisa Cummings

Sr. Manager, Platform Demand

OpenX

Chris Cunningham

Head of US Mobile

IronSource

Chuck Curran

Senior Advisor

Digital Advertising Alliance

James Curran

CEO & Co-Founder

STAQ

Paul Curran

Vice President, Sales

Cox Media Group

Gregory Cypes

SVP, Product Marketing

AddThis

Adrian D’Souza

Vice President of Global Operations

Quantcast

Tiran Dagan

Partner, Strategy & Analytics, Media & Entertainment

IBM

Aaron Dalin

Head of Publisher Sales

LiveRail at Facebook

Ryan Daly

Market Research Analyst

Barron’s

Eric Danetz

Publisher

TimeInc/Fortune Magazine

David Danziger

VP Enterprise Partnerships

The Trade Desk

Ethan Davidoff

Vice President Ad Technology

RiskIQ

Ian Davidson

Senior Director, Platform Demand

OpenX

Chris Davis

Head of Revenue

Flite

Jason Davis

VP, Ad Technology

Adweek

Roy De Souza

CEO

ZEDO

Maura DeBartoli

Sr. Media Buyer

SheKnows Media

James Deaker

VP, Revenue Management and Policy

Yahoo, Inc.

Kevin Dean

Sr. Vice President Global Product Management

Experian

Jed Dederick

Sr. Director & GM, Business Development

The Trade Desk

Rob Deichert

RMD North America

Criteo

Bill Demas

CEO

Turn

John Dempsey

VP Mobile & Video

Datalogix

Jory Des Jardins

SVP, Global Strategic Alliances

SheKnows Media

Ted Dhanik

CEO

engage:BDR

Len DiCosola

VP Publisher Solutions

Proximic, Inc.

Felix DiFilippo

Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer Car and Driver / Road & Track Magazines

Hearst Magazines

Stephen DiMarco

President

Millward Brown Digital

Craig DiNatali

Director, News and Magazine Partnerships

Google

Patrick Dignan

VP Advertising Sales

TheStreet.com

Jennell Dill

VP of Digital Sales

Demandbase

Miranda Dimopoulos

Executive Director

IAB Singapore

Denelle Dixon-Thayer

VP, General Counsel

Mozilla

Jennifer Dodez

Director, Programmatic and Data Solutions

Edmunds.com

Will Doherty

Sr. Director, Business Development

Index Exchange

James Domenick

Head of Sponsored Updates Ad Operations

LinkedIn

Maria Domoslawska

VP, Global Strategy & Research

Research Now

Scott Donaton

Global Chief Content Officer

UM Studios

Lisa Donohue

CEO

Starcom USA

Louise Doorn

CMO

Dstillery

Meghan Dorsey

Event Marketing Manager

AppNexus

Gabe Douek

CEO

Gateway media

Kevin Downey

Vice President of Business Development

Forensiq

Sean Downey

Managing Director

Media Platforms

Mike Driscoll

CEO

Metamarkets

Bill Drolet

SVP, Sales

NTENT

Tom Drouillard

CEO, President & Managing Director

Alliance for Audited Media

Yaron Drucker

Manager, Brand Specialists

Google

Allen Duan

Corporate VP, Office of the CTO

Hearst Corporation

Jayson Dubin

CEO

Playwire

Tim Dubois

Sr. Account Executive, Strategic Publisher Sales

Twitter

Joseph Dugan

SVP Sales

CNN

Al Duncan

Head of Special Media Projects

OpenX

Clare Dunnett

Senior Director, Publisher Development, Marketplace

BrightRoll

Regina Dvorin

Director, Sales and Partnerships

Fuisz Media

Tom Eaton

VP, Client Services

Nielsen

Elad Efraim

CTO and Co-Founder

eXelate Media

Rob Eisenhardt

General Manager

Adweek

David Elkins

Sr. Director Display Advertising Americas

TripAdvisor

Mark Ellis

Senior Vice President Corporate Sales

Time Inc.

Maggie Emerson

Senior Product Manager

Matrix

Angelina Eng

VP, Media Platforms & Emerging Media

Merkle

Michelle Engle

VP, Product Management

MaxPoint

Adam Epstein

COO

adMarketplace

Steven Esformes

Sales Director

Advertising Database, Inc.

Andrew Essex

Vice Chairman

Droga5

Justin Evans

Executive Vice President, Product Strategy

Collective

Bryan Everett

EVP of Business Development

YuMe

Caterina Facchinetti

Media Director

Moses

Jeremy Fain

SVP Accounts

Rubicon Project

Jason Fairchild

Co-Founder

OpenX

Bruce Falck

COO

BrightRoll

Chris Falkner

Vice President

NBCUniversal

Jennifer Farrell

Business Development Manager, Publisher Solutions

Integral Ad Science

Andrew Feigenson

Managing Director, Digital

Nielsen

Brad Feldman

VP/Head of Post Studios

New York Post

Josh Feller

SVP, Global Business Development

Outbrain, Inc

Peter Fernquist

SVP, Business Development

Collective, Inc

Sam Figler

Global Head of Business Development

BuzzFeed

Jeff Finn

CEO

zvelo

Sean Finnegan

CSO

true[X] media

David Fischer

SVP, eXchange Sales

eXelate

Mark Fishkin

VP Social Media & Sales Strategy

Triad Retail Media

Danny Fishman

Partner

Believe Entertainment Group

Tyler Fitch

VP Business Development

Optimatic Media

Jerome FitzGibbons

Co-Founder

Zapp360

Brian Fitzgerald

President & Co Founder

Evolve Media

Michael Fleischman

Chief Financial Officer

CPXi

Doug Fleming

Director of Programmatic

Hulu

Ward Flock

Sr. Director New Business

AppNexus

Kevin Flood

CEO/Co-Founder

Powerlinks Media

Dan Foehner

Global Sales Services Director

Facebook

Matt Fogarty

Director, Americas

AppNexus

Julie Ford

VP Operations

IAB Canada

Robert Formentin

VP Enterptise Sales

Collective

Peter Foster

VP, Solutions Development

Yahoo

JoAnna Foyle

SVP, Client Services & Operations

AOL Platforms

Eric Franchi

Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist

Undertone

Nicholas Frazee

Business Development

Gravity

James Freiman

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development

TheStreet

Lisa Freitag

Sr. Manager, Global Sales Communications

BabyCenter, LLC

Phillip Fresen

Managing Director

Garros Group LLC

Leigh Freund

Vice President & Chief Counsel, Global Public Policy

AOL Inc.

Russ Freyman

Head of Publisher Partnerships

Google

Stephanie Fried

VP, Digital Insights and Marketing

Discovery Communications

Michael Friedenberg

CEO

Worldwide, IDG Communications

Jay Friedman

Chief Operating Officer

Goodway Group

Zach Friedman

Vice President, Digital Sales

Fox News Digital

Anne Frisbie

VP & GM, Global Alliances

InMobi

Daniel Frisbie

Executive Vice President, Media

Jun Group

Shael Fryer

Director, Platform Services

Index Exchange

Jason Fulmines

Senior Director, Ad Products

Gannett/USATODAY

Laura Gaffney

VP Publisher Development

Smaato

Mike Gaffney

Chief Revenue Officer

Sharethrough

Raj Gajwani

Head of Industry, DoubleClick

Google

Emi Gal

Founder & CEO

Brainient

Nancy Galanty

VP, Community Development

MyersBizNet

James Gallardo

Market Research Analyst

Barron’s

Gregg Galletta

SVP & GM

ALC Digital

Lindsey Galloway

Director, Product Communications

Altitude Digital

Abhay Gangadharan

Product Area Manager YouTube

Google

Sloan Gaon

CEO

PulsePoint

Damian Garbaccio

Global Chief Strategy Officer

eXelate

Barry Garbarino

VP, Marketing Strategy & Events

Collective

Carley Graham Garcia

Head of Global Industry Relations

Google

Alex Gardner

VP, Platform Solutions

Index Exchange

Tolman Geffs

Co-President

JEGI

Ross Geier

Programmatic Director

Gannett

Larry Gelfand

Vice President – Sales

Discovery Communications

Harold Geller

Chief Growth Officer

Ad-ID

Alexis Genis

Head of Sales

Match Media Group

John Gentry

President

OpenX

Tim Gentry

Global Revenue Director

The Guardian

Kevin Gentzel

Head of Advertising Sales, North America

Yahoo

Chris George

Vice President, Product Marketing

POPSUGAR

Quentin George

Co-Founder & Principal

\UNBOUND\

Bryan Gernert

CEO

Resonate

Aimee Gerry

VP Client Services

Nielsen

Robert Gibbs

SVP of Mbuy – Mediaocean

Mediaocean

Becky Gibson

Sr. Sales Executive

Advertising Age

Geoff Gieron

Director, Global Compliance & Compliance

AdTruth, part of Experian

Scott Gifis

Global VP, Platform Sales & Ops

AdRoll

Leslie Gilleo

VP, Group Media Director

Hill Holliday

Martin Gilliard

General Manager, North America

AdTruth, a part of Experian

Matt Gillis

President of Platform

Millennial Media

Joan Gillman

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Media Sales

Time Warner Cable Media

Julie Ginches

CMO

eXelate

Chris Gklaros

Director, New Business Development

Google

Rani Gladys

Programmatic Account Director

Mode Media

Neil Glass

SVP, Business Development

Crisp

Richy Glassberg

COO

Medialets

Courtney Glaze

Associate Director, Digital Strategy & Planning

The Wall Street Journal

Brian Gleason

Managing Director, North America

Xaxis

Chris Glover

Director, Marketing

FreeWheel

Raef Godwin

Senior Director Revenue Operations & Client Services

PGA TOUR

Rajeev Goel

Co-founder and CEO

PubMatic

Brian Golbere

Technical Consulting Director

Iponweb

Steven Goldberg

Vertical Lead, Publisher Sales

LiveRail at Facebook

Yonit Goldberg

Strategic Sales and Business Development Consulting

AnyClip

Meredith Goldman

VP Global RTB Strategy

Criteo

Avi Goldwerger

VP, Marketing

Integral Ad Science

Ryan Gombeski

VP of Publisher Sales

Altitude Digital

Ranell Gonzales

Manager of Ad Technology

RiskIQ

Jonah Goodhart

CEO and Co-Founder

Moat

Noah Goodhart

Co-founder

Moat

Anne Goodman

VP of Global Sales Marketing & Enablement

BBC Advertising, BBC Worldwide

Andrew Gorenstein

Chief Revenue Officer

Gawker Media

Dina Gowar

Commercial Innovation Lead, Global Brand, Digital & Solutions Marketing

Dell

Dave Graham

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Google

Lee Anne Grant

VP, Business Development

ShopStyle, POPSUGAR

Brian Green

Sr. Director, Property Solutions

Yahoo Media Network

Jeff Green

CEO and Founder

The Trade Desk

Raymonde Green

VP, Partnerships & Investments

DigitasLBi

Dan Greenberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Sharethrough

Gabe Greenberg

General Manager

The Trade Desk

Chris Greene

Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Yieldbot

Jon Gregg

Chief Revenue Officer

ShareThis

Matthew Greitzer

Co-Founder, COO

Accordant Media

Jane Grenier

Executive Director, Marketing, Global Business Development

Condé Nast

Jill Griffin

SVP, Managing Director

LiquidThread

Joe Grisafi

VP, Digital Sales

NCC Media

Holly Grochmal

Lead Interactive Advertising Attorney

Pandora Media Inc

Eric Gronemeyer

West Coast Director

Discovery Communications

Keith Grossman

Publisher, Bloomberg Digital & Digital Products

Bloomberg L.P.

Joe Grover

CMO

Altitude Digital

Philippe Guelton

Chief Executive Officer

SheKnows Media

Steve Guenther

Vice President, Digital Auditing Services

Alliance for Audited Media

Elias Guerra

VP, Business Development

Dstillery

Meredith Guerriero

Global Director, Programmatic Platforms

Google

Onil Gunawardana

Director, eBay Audience Platform

eBay Advertising

David Gunzerath

Sr. Vice President & Associate Director

Media Rating Council

Kunal Gupta

CEO

Polar

Vikas Gupta

Director of Marketing

Factual Inc.

Crystal Gurin

VP & Publisher

eMarketer

David Gutierrez

SVP, Product

AOL Platforms – Adap.tv

Jeff Hackett

EVP, National Sales

comScore

David Hahn

SVP, Product

Integral Ad Science

Kristina Hahn

Head of Consumer Packaged Goods

Google

Charles Hale

CEO

Patch Media

Bob Hall

VP

YuMe

Chip Hall

Director, Media Platform Sales

Google

Jack Hallahan

VP Business Development

Celtra

Anne Hallock

VP Marketing

The Trade Desk

Judith Hammerman

VP, National Sales

Connexity

Andy Hammond

East Coast Sales Director

Collective

Jin Han

Business Development Director

I-Behavior

Colleen Hancock

COO/SVP

BabyCenter LLC

Christoper Hansen

President

Netmining

Joe Hardin

Vice President, Product Leadership

Alliance for Audited Media

Francine Hardway

Contributor

Phoenix Business Journal

Oren Harnevo

CEO

Eyeview

Matthew Harrington

Global Chief Operating Officer

Edelman

Dean Harris

CMO

Forensiq

Eric Harris

Chief Business Operations Officer

BuzzFeed

Larry Harris

Prinicipal

Steampunkt Collaborative

Wenda Harris Millard

President and COO

MediaLink

Paul Harrison

Chief Technology Officer

Simpli.fi

Jed Hartman

Chief Revenue Officer

The Washington Post

Todd Haskell

Senior VP, Chief Revenue Officer

Hearst Digital Media

Michael Hayes

CRO and CMO

UberMedia

Barbara Healy

Senior Vice President

Tribune Publishing

Eric Heath

VP, Privacy

Yahoo, Inc.

Curt Hecht

CGRO

The Weather Company

Dave Helmreich

Ceo

audience partners

Ilana Hendlish

Co-Founder, Audience Solutions

Dun & Bradstreet

Christian Hendricks

VP Interactive Media

McClatchy

Chris Hering

Marketing Development Manager

NetSuite

Patience Hering

Chief Customer Evangelist

IBM

Sudhi Herle

Chief Product Officer

Rhythm

Darren Hernan

VP, Content Services

Mozilla

Nathalie Herrand

Lead Account Manager

MaxPoint

Kelly Herrick

Partner

Searchlight

Brenda Hetrick

VP Sales & Marketing

Matrix Solutions

Jamie Hill

CEO

adMarketplace

Nancy Hill

President & CEO

4A’s

Renée Hill

President and Co-CEO

eyeReturn Marketing

Jeffrey Hirsch

President

CPXi

Jeff Hochberg

VP, Business Development

AudienceScience

Oisin Hoctor

Account Executive

Google

Will Hodges

President

AdSupply, Inc.

Jessica Hogue

SVP, Client Solutions

Nielsen

Mike Hopkins

Chief Executive Officer

Hulu

Jane Hornaday

Vice President Sales

Imagitas a Divison of Pitney Bowes

Brent Horowitz

VP Business Development

BrightRoll

Jeanne Houweling

CEO & Principal

Houweling Consulting

Mark Howard

Chief Revenue Officer

Forbes Media

Stephen Howard-Sarin

Head of Display Advertising

eBay

James Hughes

President

TeleRep, a Cox Media Group Company

Stephen Humphreys

Head of Business Development

Viggle

Andy Hunn

COO

Resonate

Douglas Huntington

CEO

FatTail, Inc.

Mike Hurt

Executive Vice President, Enterprise West

comScore

Jeff Huter

VP & GM, Brand Exchange

Centro

Ryan Hutto

Director, Business Development

Healthline

Derek Hyde

Account Executive

Google

Michael Iantosca

Chief Revenue Officer

Integral Ad Science

Laura Ianuly

Contract Recruiter

Fairmount Recruiting

Pamela Ibarra

Director of Platform Partnerships

AppNexus

John Ilacqua

Account Executive, Publisher Sales

Jun Group

Stuart Ingis

Partner

Venable LLP

Michael Jackel

VP Ad Sales, West Region

Spotify

David Jacobs

Senior Vice President

AOL Platforms

Ari Jacoby

Co-founder & CEO

Solve Media, Inc.

Anu Jain

NA Technology, Media and Entertainment Leader

IBM

Vikas Jain

Head of AdX Agency

Google

Brian Jankovsky

Head of Partnerships, Entertainment

Google

Darline Jean

COO

PulsePoint

Xavier Jenkins

Senior Director of Sales

C1X

Leo Jeremias

Ceo

x-web inc

Manish Jha

President, Publisher Platforms

Tremor Video

Romain Job

General Manager US

Smart AdServer USA Inc.

Keith Johnson

General Manager

I-Behavior, a WPP company

Quincy Johnson

Vice President, Digital Ads

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Richard Johnson

Head of Programmatic

Conversant

Neil Johnston

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Digital Innovation

Cox Media Group

Jessica Joines

CMO

Rakuten Marketing

Jonathan Joseph

VP, Interchange and Advisory Services

Krux

Florian Kahlert

Managing Director

GfK MRI, GfK MRI

Jason Kalin

Senior Vice President or Publisher Development

Nativo

Achir Kalra

SVP Revenue Operations

Forbes Media LLC

Abderrezak Kamel

CTO

Technorati Media

Andy Kamlet

General Manager, Data Products

I-Behavior

Ellen Kamor

Vice President Account Mgmt of Americas

AppNexus

Esther Kang

Product Marketing Manager

Facebook

Alex Kantrowitz

Reporter

Advertising Age

Sunil Kapadia

Senior Vice President

MediaLink

Erin Kapczynski

Vice President, Marketing

Purch

Keith Kaplan

Head of Global Agency & Client Development

Yahoo

Pooja Kapoor

Head of Global Strategy, AdX

Google

Freada Kapor Klein

Co-Chair

Kapor Center for Social Impact

Harry Kargman

Founder & CEO

Kargo

Chris Karl

CSO

Sonobi

Ben Kartzman

CEO/Co-Founder

Spongecell

Adam Kasper

Chief Media Officer

Havas Media

Amir Kaspi

Head of New Business Development, Display Advertising

Google

Michael Kassan

Chairman & CEO

MediaLink

Steve Katelman

EVP, Global Strategic Partnerships, Digital

Omnicom Media Group

Vik Kathuria

Global Chief Media Officer

Razorfish

Satish Katiyar

GM, Audience Network

eBay Advertising

Anthony Katsur

Head of Buyer Cloud

Rubicon Project

Mike Katz

Sr. Director, Publisher Solutions

Rocket Fuel Audience Accelerator

Emily Kaufman

Senior Manager, Business Development

AdColony

Terence Kawaja

CEO

LUMA Partners

Patrick Keane

President

Sharethrough, Inc.

Aaron Kechley

SVP Products

DataXu

Tameka Kee

Founder

TJK Media

Sean Kegelman

EVP, AOD Product & Commercial, Strategy

VivaKi

Mike Kellogg

VP, Revenue Management

Cars.com

Jill Kelly

EVP, Global Director, Corporate Communications

DigitasLBi

John Kelly

EVP, Digital Sales

Univision Communications, Inc.

Justin Kennedy

COO

Sonobi

Tom Kertesz

Vice President

GfK

Shaz Khan

CEO & Founder

BuyNow Worldwide

Randy Kilgore

President, National Sales

Gannett

Matt Kilmartin

Chief Financial Officer

Krux

Gina Kim

Sales Director

Oracle

Blake Kimball

Publisher Platform Sales

AppNexus

Ray Kimbrough

Director, Business Development

Oracle/BlueKai

Yaakov Kimelfeld

Chief Research Officer

Merkle

Raymond Kingman

CEO

Semcasting, Inc.

Angela Kinsella

Director, Business Development

Demand Media

Aj Kintner

VP, Strategic & Platform Sales

DoubleVerify

Mike Kisseberth

CRO

Purch

Kamuti Kiteme

VP, Strategic Accounts

Liveintent

Marc Kiven

CRO

Signal

Matevz Klanjsek

CPO

Celtra

Rick Kleczskowski

COO

Jivox Corporation

Marni Kleiman

Director, Publisher Services

Videology

Erica Klein

VP, Media Sales

Collective

Paulina Klimenko

VP of Business Development and Corporate Strategy

PubMatic

Allie Kline

CMO

AOL

Walter Knapp

CEO

sovrn

Scott Knoll

CEO

Integral Ad Science

Don Knox

Chief of Strategy

Blast PR

Neeraj Kochhar

Head of Buy Side Platforms

Tremor Video

Kathryn Koegel

Principal

Steampunkt Collaborative

Nadya Kohl

SVP of Business Development

PlaceIQ

Kevin Kohn

CRO

Lotame

Edward Koller III

Partner

The Howard-Sloan-Koller Group

Robert Konkos

Principal

Information Resources Inc

Meredith Kopit Levien

EVP, Advertising

The New York Times

Joshua Koran

SVP Product

Turn

Oleg Korenfeld

SVP, Advertising Technology & Platforms

MediaVest

Danny Kourianos

SVP Product

Rakuten Marketing

Alexander Kozak

VP Strategy & Operations

Beachfront Media

Andrew Kraft

VP, Publisher Platforms

AppNexus

Robert Kramer

GM, Mobile

OpenX

Brad Krassner

CEO

RealVu

Michael Kraut

Vice President

Cars.com

Jason Krebs

Head Sales

Maker Studios

Mitchell Kreuch

SVP, Revenue Operations

Gannett

Deepa Krishnan

VP, Platform Products

Demandbase

Allison Kronick

Global Industry Relations

Google

John Krosky

VP of Sales

Altitude Digital

Lucas Krump

Director Demand Partnerships

BrightRoll / Yahoo!

Peter Kuhn

Sales Director

Moat

Artem Kukharenko

CIO

HubRus DSP

Katie Kulik

Senior Vice President Global Sales and Marketing

CBS Interactive

Mukundu Kumaran

Founder & CEO

C1X

Cara Kunkel

Marketing Director

Jumpstart Automotive Group

Robert Kyncl

Global Head of Content & Business Operations

YouTube

Joe Kyriakoza

General Manager, Automotive

Datalogix

Lisa LaCour

Vice President, Marketing

Outbrain

Chris LaSala

Global Publisher Platforms Director

Google

Mike Laband

Senior Director, Business Development

SpotXchange

Seth Ladetsky

Senior Vice President

Turner Broadcasting

Ken Lagana

SVP, CBS Interactive

 

Dan Lagani

President

Mode Media

Albert Lai

CTO

Brightcove

James Lamberti

Vice President & General Manager of AdTruth

The 41st Parameter, Inc

Cecilia Lang

Vice President Global Advertising

Washington Post

Warren Lapa

Vice President, Business Development

Time Warner Cable Media

Shawna Larkowski

Marketing Manager

Mediaocean

Megan Latham

Senior Director, Sales Planning & Strategy- PEOPLE

Time Inc

Doug Lauretano

VP, Business Development

OpenX

Andrew Lawton

Senior Account Director

Demand Media

Lene Lay

Director of Sales

Q1Media

Ted Lazarus

Director, Legal

Google

Melissa Le

Project Management Director – Mediaocean

Mediaocean

Rich LeFurgy

General Partner

Archer Advisors

Brian Ledoux

 

Jumpstart Automotive Group

Chris Lee

Media and Advertising

Neustar

Judy Lee

Head of Industry Marketing

Facebook

Mike Lee

Director of Digital Strategy & Sponsorships

Insomniac Events

Ken Leeder

SVP Programmatic Advertising

Inform Media Group / IAC

Kevin Lenane

CEO

Veenome

Robert Leon

VP Sales

Gravity

Ben Lerer

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Thrillist Media Group

Joe Lesniak

SVP of Sales

Quaero

Brian Lesser

Global CEO

Xaxis

Noah Levine

Principal Product Evangelist

Adobe

Ari Lewine

Co-Founder

TripleLift

Bonnie Licero

Account Manager, Online Partnerships

Google

Tood Lieberman

Co-founder & President

Solve Media, Inc.

Marc Liebmann

President, US Operations

IronSource

Shawn Lim

Technical Services Manager

LiveRail at Facebook

Shaun Lin

Manager, Exchange and Publisher Development

Rocket Fuel

Joe Lindsay

VP of Technology

Local Corporation

Bob Liodice

President & CEO

ANA

Drew Lipner

Chief Client Officer, Media & Agency

Millward Brown Digital

Michael Lombardi

SVP, Domestic Sales Consumer and Enterprise

WeatherBug, Earth Networks

Pete Longo

CEO, US Media

IDG Communications

Jason Lopatecki

Chief Strategy Officer

TubeMogul

Justin Loresco

Director of Business Development

AdMonsters

Ian Lowe

CEO

Adslot

Adam Lowy

General Manager, Advanced & Interactive TV

DISH Media Sales

Diana Lucas

SVP, Client Solutions

Nielsen

Ashley Lucia

Business Development, Programmatic Partnerships

Healthline

Neal Lulofs

EVP, Marketing and Strategy

Alliance for Audited Media

Jeff Lundwall

Managing Partner

Mercury Group LLC

Carmela Luzzi

Manager, Digital Sales Marketing

NCC Media

Nick Lynch

VP of Monetization

Adaptive Media

Harmon Lyons

VP, Business Development

Integral Ad Science

Garrett MacDonald

EVP Sales

Kochava

Greg MacDonald

Sr Director, Programmatic Supply

Yahoo

Peter MacDonald

Sr. Director, Business Development

Microsoft Advertising

Robert Macdonald

Media Partnerships

Pinterest

Jp Maheu

Senior Director, Global Brand & Agency Strategy

Twitter

Tim Mahlman

Founder

Vidible

Ben Mair

RVP East

Kochava

Raju Malhotra

SVP, Products

Conversant

Michael Mandato

Director, Business Development

GfK

Brian Mandebaum

CEO

Clearstream.TV

Arun Mani

SVP of Global Sales

AppNexus

Kevin Mannion

Chief Strategy Officer

Advertiser Perceptions

Gerasimos Manolatos

Director of Communications

AOL Platforms

George Marc-Aurele

Chief People Officer

CPXi

Jonathan Margulies

Managing Director

Winterberry Group

Sergio Maria

Director, Strategic Partnerships Latam

Google

Mark Marinacci

President

G/O Digital

Ann Marinovich

VP Advertising Products & Strategy

Forbes Media

Jack Marshall

Reporter

The Wall Street Journal

Phil Marth

Sales Director

Jivox Corporation

Marta Martinez

Global Head of Video Sales

AOL Platforms

Michele Marzan

Vice President

IAB Italy

Maci Mascall

Digital Sales

Barron’s

Benjamin Masse

SVP & GM – Advertising

Triton Digital

Lou Mastria

Executive Director

Digital Advertising Alliance

Erik Matlick

Chairman

Madison Logic

Serge Matta

President

comScore

Chris Maxcy

New Ads Business Development

Google

Rodney Mayers

CEO

Proximic, Inc.

Pat McCarthy

SVP of global marketing

AppNexus

Patrick McCormack

VP Publisher Sales

Millennial Media

Ross McCray

Co-Founder & CEO

VideoAmp

John McDermott

Report

Digiday

Kirk McDonald

President

PubMatic

Suzanne McDonnell

Senior Vice President Digital Sales Strategy & Client Solutions

Discovery Communications

Janae McDonough

Senior Director of MoPub at Twitter

Twitter

Brandon McFadden

RVP, eBay Sales

Traid Retail Media

Karen McFee

Co-Founder

Mediasmith

Owen McGrath

Director, Business Development

Criteo

Kevin McGurn

Head of Sales

Fullscreen and Otter Media Companies

Matt McLaughlin

COO

DoubleVerify

Paul McLenaghan

VP, Strategic Initiatives

Neustar, Inc.

Gordon McLeod

Publisher

Newsday Media Group

Aaron McNally

Marketplace Development Manager

Google, Inc.

Erin McPherson

Chief Content Officer

Maker Studios

Max Mead

SVP Enterprise Sales

TubeMogul

Joseph Meehan

VP, Client & Media Services

Merkle

Jonathan Mellinger

Product Development Director

Goodway Group

Dharika Merchant

Senior Director

Affinity Global

Namit Merchant

Chief Operating Officer

Media.Net

Scott Messer

Director, Business Development

Demand Media

Eran Metzer

Sr Director, Solution Development

Yahoo

Chip Meyers

Ceo

ReactX

Masha Meyman

Account Executive

Google

Sable Mi

Senior Director, Research Strategic Planning

BrightRoll, Inc.

Alex Michael

Head of National Sales & Advertising

LivingSocial

Julie Michaelson

VP NA Sales

BabyCenter, LLC

Pooja Midha

Senior Vice President, Digital Ad Sales

ABC

Christopher Miglino

CEO and Co-Founder

Social Reality

Joanne Miguel

Project Management Director

Mediaocean

Miha Mikek

CEO

Celtra

Ana Milicevic

SVP

Signal

Maja Milicevic

Vice President

sovrn

Alyssa Miller

Team Lead, AdX Video

Google

Art Mimnaugh

Sr. Manager Business Development

Adobe

Frank Minishak

VP Agency Relations

Rocket Fuel

Brian Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer

GM Ryan International

Neal Mohan

VP, Display and Video Advertising Products

Google

Tom Mohler

President

Sales Athlete Media Network

Andy Monfried

CEO

Lotame

Amanda Monteith

Account Executive

Google

Ed Montes

CRO

DATAXU

David Moore

Chairman

Xaxis

James Moore

Chief Revenue Officer

Simpli.fi

Michael Moreau

Chief Solutions Officer

Krux

Danny Moreno

Account Executive

Oracle-BlueKai

Harold Morgenstern

SVP, Discovery Digital Networks National Advertising Sales

Discovery Communications

Dave Morris

Chief Client Officer

CBS Interactive

Bill Morrow

VP, Digital Strategic Planning

Turner

Parker Morse

Senior Vice President, Platform Revenue

Demand Media

Garth Moulton

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Quaero

Louis Moynihan

VP of Business Development and Alliances

Demandbase

John Mracek

CEO

NetSeer

Christian Muche

Co-Founder

dmexco

Hal Muchnick

COO

AddThis

S. Brian Mukherjee

CEO

Rhythm

Art Muldoon

Co-founder and CEO

Accordant Media

David Murnick

Vice President, Sales Strategy & Client Services, Gannett

USATODAY

Alexis Murphy

Administrative Business Partner

Google

Caitlin Murphy

Senior Director, Publisher Management & Sales

Optimatic

Jim Murphy

SVP/GM

Catalina

Richard Murphy

SVP, Tech Assurance

BPA Worldwide

Ted Murphy

CEO

IZEA

Bill Murray

VP, Sales Strategy

Scripps Networks Interactive

Bill Nagel

Executive Vice President, Business Services

LA Times

Quique Nagle

VP Media Services

Collective

Chevan Nanayakkara

VP of Media Supply

Eyeview

Robert Nathanson

Senior Director, Platform Sales

AppNexus

Oren Nauman

CEO

AnyClip

Peter Naylor

SVP, Sales

Hulu

Geetha Neelakantiah

VP, Business Development

Semcasting, Inc.

Greg Nelson

General Manager

Microsoft

Kristoffer Nelson

COO

Social Reality

Derek Netelenbos

Sr Director, Global Sales

Expedia

Zvika Netter

CEO & Co-Founder

Innovid

Nancy Neumann

Vice President, Account Development

eXelate

Scott Newton

VP, Revenue

Twitch

Cheryl Ng

Vice President, Publisher Development

Gamut

Baochi Nguyen

New Media Marketer

Krux

Andrew Nibley

CEO

Yieldex

Isaac Nikfar

Agency Lead, AdExchange

Google

Colleen Noonan

VP, Marketing & Creative

The Daily News

Mariana Nork

Principal

Nork-Apex Strategic Advisors

Don Norton

Director, Broadcast and Sports Partnerships

Google

Jim Norton

Global Head of Media Sales

AOL

Matt Novick

CFO

PlaceIQ

Dick O’Brien

EVP

4A’s

Tom O’Brien

Executive Vice President, Digital Media & CRO

Nexstar Broadcasting Group

Leo O’Connor

VP Platform & Data Driven Sales

Viacom Media Networks

Jim O’Donnell

VP, West Coast Sales & Advertising Sales Operations

Hulu

Michael O’Neil

VP, Programmatic Sales & Partnerships

Triton Digital

Thomas O’Regan

CEO

Madison Logic

Ari Oberman

Sales Director

Krux

Soo Jin Oh

Senior Vice President of Data Business & Ad Operations

Magnetic

Joe Oliveri

Senior Director, Product

Cars.com

Chris Olson

CEO

The Media Trust

Boris Omelnitskiy

President

IAB Russia

Paul Oronoz

Country Manager

Specific Media

Eric Orrantia

VP of Sales

Local Corporation

Jeremy Ostermiller

CEO

Altitude Digital

Spencer Owens

Director, Global Ad Operations

BabyCenter

Travis Page

Director, Platform Revenue

Demand Media

Matthew Pagen

SVP, Client Solutions

Nielsen

Megan Pagliuca

VP & GM, Digital Media

Merkle

David Palmer

President HRP

COXREPS

Nicolle Pangis

Global Chief Revenue Officer

Xaxis

Ari Paparo

CEO

Beeswax

Kiran Paranjpe

Head of Social News & Communications Partnerships

Google

Craig Paris

SVP, Ad Sales

Whitepages

Susi Park

General Manager, Advertising, GQ

Condé Nast

Michael Parkes

SVP, North America

Amobee

Andre Parreira

CEO

WebSpectator

Alec Parsons

Director, Business Development – Connect

Mediaocean

Ben Pashman

SVP Corp Dev

Centro

Lou Paskalis

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Media Executive

Bank of America

Trushar Patel

Manager, Online Partnerships

Google

Erik Pavelka

CEO

Martini Media

Alan Pearlstein

CEO

Cross Pixel Media

Carla Pearse

Senior Vice President Sales and Business Development

Lonely Planet Global

Chad Peplinski

SVP Media Acquisition and Operations

Conversant, Inc

Amy Peppers

Platform Partnerships

AppNexus

Mike Peralta

CEO

AudienceScience

Robert Peralta

SVP, Sales Operations

NBCUniversal

Rob Perdue

COO

The Trade Desk

Ivan Perez-Armendariz

EVP/Chief Digital Officer

cp+b

Kimberly Perkins

Senior Director of Product Management & Business Development

C1X

Mike Perlman

SVP, Media Practice

Millward Brown Digital

Shane Peros

Managing Director US Partnerships: Entertainment & Consumer Services

Google

Leslie Petry

Sr Director, Industry Marketing

Neustar

Joe Pfeiffer

Sr. Business Development Manager

Gravity, AOL Platforms

Tom Phillips

CEO

Dstillery

Guy Phillipson

CEO

IAB UK

Lara Phippen

Sr. Director

AOL

Damien Pigasse

Chief Revenue Officer

Dailymotion

Bradley Piggott

VP, Platform Solutions North America

BrightRoll

Andre Pimentel

Chief Revenue Officer

EyeSee

Gregg Pinsky

SVP/GM Digital Solutions

IDG US Media

Carey Piraino

Account Director, Publisher Services

AOL Platforms

Chris Pirrone

General Manager, Sports Digital Properties

USA TODAY Sports Media Group

Amy Pisano

VP, Enterprise Solutions, Partner Development

FreeWheel

Gene Pizzolato

President & General Manager

Gamut

Greg Pizzuti

Global Director Media & Entertainment Industry

IBM

Andy Plesser

Founder & CEO

Beet.TV

Satish Polisetti

CEO

AdsNative

Anita Pollert

VP, Sales

Markteplace

Spyro Poulos

Account Manager

Advertising Database

Maria Pousa

SVP, Global Marketing

Mediaocean

Brian Pozesky

CMO

Eyeview

Jay Prasad

VP Global Business Development

TubeMogul

Art Prateepvanich

Product Marketing

Quantcast

Geoffrey Precourt

Reporter

Warc

Tim Pretzsch

AdX Sales

Google

Penry Price

Vice President, Marketing Solutions

LinkedIn

Frost Prioleau

President and CEO

Simpli.fi

Shannon Prior

Hulu Communications

Hulu

Greg Pritchard

VP, Publisher Services

GumGum

Matt Prohaska

CEO & Principal

Prohaska Consulting

Anthony Psacharopoulos

EVP, Media East

comScore

Manny Puentes

CTO

Altitude Digital

Lavin Punjabi

President

Affinity Global

Jessica Quezada

Events Manager

IAB MEXICO

Brian Quinn

Chief Revenue & Innovation Officer

Triad Retail Media

Ariff Quli

President, Americas

Vibrant Media

Ruth Rafalovich

Director, Supply

Rocket Fuel

Aniq Rahman

President

Moat

Tracy Raiser

VP, Agency & Partner Development

G/O Digital…a Gannett Company

Chris Ramirez

Director, Publisher Sales

Jun Group

Susanna Ramirez

 

IAB Mexico

Geoff Ramsey

Chief Content Officer and Chairman

eMarketer, Inc.

Jackie Ramsey

Ad Director

Advertising Age

Miki Rapoport

Director, Product Management

OpenX

Rob Rasko

Founder, Managing Partner

The 614 Group

Dan Realson

Vice President, Digital Sales

Time Inc.

Virginia Redgate

Marketing

AppNexus

Lexi Reese

Vice President, Global Programmatic Solutions

Google

Melinda Reese

US Solution Specialist Programmatic

Microsoft

Jd Rehm

Managing Partner

Mercury Group

Andrew Reid

President – Digital & Head of Strategy

Hanley Wood

Ariel Reid

Business Development

Media Thirst

Suzie Reider

Managing Director Brand Solutions

YouTube/Google

Don Reilley

EVP Sales and Marketing

Major League Gaming

Richard Reis

VP-GM Digital Operations

Cox Media Group

Adam Remson

General Manager

Adweek

Michael Reznick

EVP, Advertising Sales

Triton Digital

Jonathan Ricard

SVP

Signal

Jaime Rice

Marketing Manager

Criteo

Amy Richards

VP, Product Marketing

Yahoo, Inc.

Elaine Richards

VP, Channel Development

Cars.com

Gabriel Richaud Falcon

Director

IAB Mexico

Grant Ries

Vice President, Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Oracle

Anthony Risicato

Chief Strategy Officer

Eyeview Digital

Ellen Ritter

Director of Business Development

Magnetic

Kelly Roark

GM Programmatic

MailOnline

Rusty Roberts

Senior Sales Executive

Pandora

Audra Rodriguez

Senior Business Development Manager

AddThis

John Rogers

VP, Publisher Services

Videology

Leigh Rogers

VP, Digital Revenue

The Business Journals

Zack Rogers

SVP Revenue Strategy & Operations

CBS Interactive

Leah Rogerson

CFO

PulsePoint

Jesse Rogowsky

Director, Business Development

Q1Media

Doug Rohrer

Chief Strategy Officer

Kargo

Carine Roman

Head of Global Advertising Operations

LinkedIn

Dina Roman

EVP, General Manager – Video

IDG Communications, U.S.

Jerry Ronaghan

Co-Founder, Audience Solutions

Dun & Bradstreet

Adam Roodman

Director, US Programmatic Sales

Microsoft Advertising Exchange

James Rooke

General Manager, Business Solutions

FreeWheel

Todd Rose

SVP, Business & Corporate Development

NinthDecimal

Barrie Rosen

Director of Communications

YP

Faith Rosen

Product Marketing Manager

Google

Michael Rosen

Chief Revenue Officer

First Look Media

Zach Rosen

Director, Publisher Development

Index Exchange

Joseph Rosenbaum

Partner/Board Member

Reed Smith LLP

Laurie Rosenfield

Senior Vice President, Executive Search

MediaLink

Jason Rossello

Director, Business Development

Neustar

John Rosso

President – Market Development

Triton Digital

Paul Rostkowski

President

Varick Media Management

Jack Rotherham

Chief Marketing Officer

FreeWheel

Michael Rubenstein

President

AppNexus

Willie Ruiz

Senior Sales Executive – SE Region

Pandora

Bob Rupczynski

Vice President of Media and Consumer Engagement

Kraft Foods Group

Andrew Rutledge

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

YIELDEX

John Ruvolo

Chief Revenue Officer

Martini Media

Sarah Ruxin

Sr. Director Publisher Development

33Across

Rosemarie Ryan

Co-CEO/Co-Founder

co: collective

Tod Sacerdoti

CEO and Founder

BrightRoll

Qasim Saifee

SVP, Monetization

OpenX

Nathalie Sajous

Head of Ad Tech & Resellers Partnerships

Google

Jennifer Salant

SVP, Content Creator Business Development & Operations

Mode Media

Rob Sanchez

CEO

MeritDirect

Eric Sandberg

VP & Business Unit Leader

Research Now

Rene Santaella

Vice President & General Sales Manager

Sony Pictures Television

Gaby Santana

Director, Business Development

Criteo

Tony Santo

Senior Director, Global Solutions

AudienceScience

Punit Sarin

Product Manager

LiveRail at Facebook

Jeff Sauls

SVP of Business Development

bizjournals.com / American City Business Journals

Panos Savopoulos

Sales Director

Krux

Nicole Scaglione

Director, Demand

OpenX

Kevin Schaum

Director, Mobile Operations

SpotXchange

Jon Schick

Head of Travel & Local Partnerships

Google

Jenny Schiffman

Team Lead

Google

Xavier Schijffelen

Managing Director

WebAds

Geoff Schiller

Chief Revenue Officer

Evolve Media LLC

Scott Schiller

EVP- Digital Sales

NBCUniversal

Aleck Schleider

VP, Data & Analytics

Videology

William Schmahl

Vice President of Sales, Adtech

AOL Platforms

Jason Schmidt

Programmatic Media, Ad Platform Strategy

Mozilla

Alex Schneider

GM, Strategic Accounts

The Trade Desk

Frank Schneider

Co-Founder

dmexco

Michael Schneider

Associate Publisher

TimeInc/Fortune Magazine

Melanie Schnuriger

VP Product Development

The Daily News

Michael Schoen

VP, Marketing Services

Neustar

Laura Schooling

CMO

Jumpstart Automotive Group

Phil Schraeder

COO/CFO

GumGum

Chris Schraft

President

Time Inc.

Ryan Schram

Chief Operating Officer

IZEA

Jen Schreiber

Director, Publisher Sales

PointRoll

Nicolas Schueller

CEO

adomik

Jon Schulz

CMO

Viant

Clement Schvartz

Director, Global Programmatic Solutions

Google

Michael Schwalbert

Vice President of Corporate Sales

Semcasting, Inc.

Eric Schwartz

Director

Cox Media Group

Rob Schwartz

SVP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Undertone

Chris Scoggins

SVP & GM, Digital Services

Datalogix

Chris Scott

SVP, Global RTB & Publisher Strategy

Criteo

Kate Scott

VP Digital

Nielsen

Michael Scott

SVP/Strategic Partnerships

Gamut

Chip Scovic

CRO

TubeMogul

Jay Sears

SVP Marketplace Development

Rubicon Project

Alan Segal

Sr. Director, Digital Insights

Cox Media Group

Stefan Sellberg

SVP, Media Practice

Millward Brown Digital

Jonathon Shaevitz

President & COO

adomik

Anil Shah

Senior AE

Google

Vivek Shah

CEO

Ziff Davis

Xuhui Shao

VP Engineering, Ads and Data

Yahoo

Michal Shapira

SVP CNN integrated Marketing

Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

David Shay

SVP, Marketing

CPXi

Ryan Shea

Director of Vertical Ops & Delivery

AOL Platforms

Mike Shehan

CEO & Co-Founder

SpotXchange

Tom Shields

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

YIELDEX

Adam Shlachter

Chief Investment Officer

Digitas

Kj Shockey

VP Digital Ad Sales

BBC Worldwide

Gil Shoham

CEO

Supersonic

Jimmy Short

VP, Business Development

Q1Media, Inc.

Atul Shrivastava

Product Manager, Primetime Ad Decisioning

Adobe

Jessica Sibley

VP, Ad Sales

Forbes Media

Darby Sieben

President

Mediative, a Yellow Pages Group Company

Todd Siegler

COO

sovrn

Michael Signorelli

Partner

Venable LLP

Eve Silver

Account Executive

Google

Lindsay Silveri

Events Coordinator

Mediaocean

Steven Silvers

VP & GM, Media Intelligence

Neustar

Ethan Simblist

Director, Digital Advertising

MeritDirect, LLC

Bill Simmons

CTO/Co-Founder

DataXu

Tyler Simmons

Director, Programmatic Partnerships

Foursquare

David Simon

Chief Marketing Officer

Pointroll

Kit Simon

President-Media

Netseer

Jonathan Simpson-Bint

Chief Revenue Officer

Twitch

Tim Sims

GM, Inventory Partnerships

The Trade Desk

Sandra Sims-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer

Publicis Groupe

Frank Sinton

Founder and CEO

Beachfront Media

Andy Sippel

Senior Vice President

Advertiser Perceptions

Samantha Skey

Chief Revenue Officer

SheKnows Media

David Skinner

VP – Global Partnerships

Rocket Fuel

Danny Slavin

CEO

GMS Digital

Jonathan Slavin

Chief Revenue Officer

CPXi

Dan Slivjanovski

SVP Marketing

Rhythm

Sarah Sluis

Associate Editor

AdExchanger

Anthony Slyter

Director of Media and Advertising

Neustar

Troels Smit

Head of Demand Sales

LiveRail at Facebook

Dave Smith

VP, Pricing & Yield Management

Pandora Media Inc

David Smith

CEO & Founder

Mediasmith

Greg Smith

Head of International and Programmatic

Tremor Video

Kaylie Smith

Head of Seller Cloud

Rubicon Project

Kevin Smith

Director, Ad Systems & Analytics

The Weather Company

Tricia Smith

SVP, Channel Sales & Operations

News Corp

Philip Smolin

SVP Strategy

Turn Inc

Branden Smythe

VP Business Development

Powerlinks Media

Richie Snell

VP of Agency Development

OwnerIQ

Jeff Snow

Vertical Lead

Google

Vikram Somaya

GM AdFX and Analytics

The Weather Company

Michael Son

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Disqus

Melissa Sotelo

Executive Director of Advertising Operations

Edmunds.com

Michael Sotire

Founder

Internet Pathways

Karl Spangenberg

Senior Vice President

MediaLink

Lee Sparaga

Vice President, Global Publisher Solutions

Sizmek

Emily Spence

VP Partnerships

Chango

Scott Spencer

Director, Product Management

Google

Josh Speyer

CEO

AerServ

Matt Spiegel

SVP/GM, Marketing & Technology Solutions

MediaLink

Mollie Spilman

CRO

Criteo

David Spitz

President & COO

RebelMouse

Brent Spitzer

Chief Revenue Officer

Fuisz Media

Warren St. John

Editor-In-Chief

Patch

Tom St.john

VP, North America BD

CRITEO

David Staas

President

NinthDecimal

Kate Stanford

Director, Publisher and Platforms Marketing

Google

Joe Stanhope

SVP Marketing

Signal

Marcus Startzel

CRO, Advertisers & Agencies

AppNexus

Casey Steele

VP, Sales

STAQ

Robin Steinberg

EVP, Publishing and Digital Director Investment and Activation

MediaVest

Rose Steinberg

Director

Microsoft

Jill Steinhauser

VP, Digital Media Revenue Strategy

Discovery Communications

Brian Stempeck

SVP, Strategic Business Development

The Trade Desk

Greg Sterling

Contributing Editor

Search Engine Land & Marketing Land

Julie Sterling

Head of Publisher Sales, Auto & CPG Partnerships

Google

Doug Sterne

VP, Audio Development and Industry Relations

Pandora

Paul Sternhell

GM, Ad Server

OpenX

Greg Stevens

EVP, Sales

MyWebGrocer

Bonita Stewart

Vice President, Americas, Strategic Partnerships

Google

Josh Stivers

VP, Ad Solutions

Rhythm

Jay Stocki

VP – Digital Services

Experian Marketing Services

Kia Stora

CEO

Matchflow Media LLC

Shelli Strand

Head of Marketing

RiskIQ

Grant Stratemeyer

SVP, Business Development

Celtra

Glen Straub

Director, Business Development

Factual

Joy Stroud

Director of Business Development

Spongecell

Jb Sugar

VP Ad Sales

Mapquest/AOL

Kenneth Suh

SVP Global BD

Unruly

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Director

Yahoo

Michael Sullivan

VP, Sales

Millennial Media

Steve Sullivan

SVP

white ops

Jonathan Sumber

VP, Digital Sales

Hearst Television

Jinenne Sutherland

Director, Audience Accelerator

Rocket Fuel (Audience Accelerator)

Steven Suthiana

Group Head of Digital Media & Operations

Fast Company & Inc. Mags

Rich Sutton

Chief Revenue Officer

Reader’s Digest

Suzanne Sypulski

Director, Advertising Operations

Dow Jones & Co, Inc

Jonathan Tabak

Sr Mgr, Product Management

Adobe

Camille Taglia

Executive Director Research and Business Development

Barron’s Magazine

Dave Tan

Head of Performance Media Agency Development

Google

Roland Tanaka

Executive Director, Business Development

Exponential

Ophir Tanz

CEO

GumGum

Todd Taplin

EVP of Global Strategy, Sales and Services

Celtra

Lori Tavoularis

VP, Programmatic and Platforms

Tribune Publishing

Omar Tawakol

GVP and GM, Oracle Data Cloud Business Unit

Oracle

Tim Taylor

VP, West Coast Sales

Magnetic

David Teitler

CEO

Local Media Advisor

Sam Temes

Global Strategy Lead DoubleClick Digital Marketing

Google

Chris Ten Napel

National Sales Manager

Whitepages

Marc Theermann

EVP Strategy

Millennial Media

Seth Thibault

SSD

Triad Retail Media/eBay

Fred Thiel

Chairman & CEO

Local Corporation

Rick Thome

Sales Director – Midwest

Flite

Julie Thompson

Founder

juliethompsoninc

Mark Thompson

President and Chief Executive Officer

The New York Times Company

Wayne Thorsen

SVP Corporate Development

Viacom

Michael Tiffany

CEO

white ops

Rishad Tobaccowala

Chief Strategist

Publicis Groupe

Jason Tolkin

Head of Business Development

Virool

John Toohey

Group Vice President, Finance

Time Warner Cable Media

Greg Toothaker

SVP Revenue Operations

Interactive One

Al Torres

VP of Sales & Business Development

Telemetry

John Toth

Head of Ad Sales, Americas

Reuters

Steve Touhill

Partner

GM Ryan International

Eoin Townsend

Chief Product Officer

Collective

Tony Tran

Senior Marketing Manager

Insomniac Events

Noah Tratt

SVP, Media Solutions

Expedia

Steven Traykovski

SVP

MediaVest

Mark Trefgarne

Product Director

Facebook

Michael Treon

Vice President, Platform Strategy

AOL Platforms

Tim Trevathan

SVP Publisher Solutions

Defy Media

Joey Trotz

VP, Ad Tech Strategy

Turner Broadcasting System

Martin Tschopp

VP of Advertising

eBay

Kiril Tsemekhman

SVP, Chief Data Officer

Integral Ad Science

Eisuke Tsuyuzaki

Advisor

Panasonic Corporation

Bill Tucker

EVP, Media Relations

4A’s

Scott Turner

EVP-Agency/Advertiser Sales

GfK MRI

Mark Ugar

VP, Business Development

YP

John Underwood

VP Programmatic Sales

Triad Retail Media

Eric Urdahl

Representative North America & CEE

dmexco

Jc Uva

Vice President

MediaLink

David Valdez

VP Sales Interactive, Data Service

I-Behavior

Rik Van Der Kooi

VP Advertising & Consumer Monetization

Microsoft Corporation

Henk Van Niekerk

Senior Vice President, Publishers and Ad Networks

AOL Platforms

Julie Van Ullen

Sr. Director, Publisher Business Development

OpenX

Alexis Van de Wyer

CEO

AdsWizz

Jay VanDerzee

Head of Media Platforms Sales

Google

Zane Vella

CEO

Watchwith

Constantijn Vereecken

Managing Director

WebAds

Frans Vermeulen

VP, Advanced Advertising Strategy

Comcast

Anudit Vikram

Digital Products and Technology

Dun & Bradstreet

John Vilade

SVP, National Digital Sales

CBS Local Digital Media

Alex Vlasto

SVP of Marketing

Lotame

Gustav Von Sydow

CEO

Burt

Garret Vreeland

CRO

Accordant Media

Jason Wadler

Executive Vice President

Leapfrog Online

Arianne Walker

Senior Director, Automotive Media & Marketing Solutions

J.D. Power

Ian Wallin

VP Sales

Integral Ad Science

Theresa Walter

CMO

PubMatic

Garrett Ward

Executive Director – Business Development & Digital Operations

The Daily News

Jason Washing

Director, Strategic Partnerships – News and Local Media

Google

Kevin Wassong

Chief Executive Officer

LIN Mobile

Michael Weaver

Sr Vice President, Product

Bidtellect

Kevin Webb

Sr. Director Advertising Sales

NDN

Brian Weigel

GM, bRealTime

CPXi

Tina Wein

VP Agency Strategy & Partnerships

Innovid

Lauren Weinberg

VP, Global Insights

Yahoo!

Ken Weiner

CTO

GumGum

Mitchell Weinstein

SVP, Ad Operations

Magna Global

Michael Weintraub

CEO

Medicx Media Solutions

Rick Weir

Sr Director

Yahoo

Jacob Weisberg

Chairman

Slate

Charlie Weiss

VP

News Corp

Daniel Weiss

VP of Product

Altitude Digital

Erik Weiss

Head of Sales

Datacratic

Mike Welch

President

AT&T AdWorks

Paul Wenz

GM Audience Acclerator

Rocket Fuel

Larry Weyer

VP, Ad Targeting

Yahoo

Eric Wheeler

CEO

33Across

Tish Whitcraft

Chief Customer Officer

OpenX

Jason White

VP, Exchange

CBS Interactive

Grant Whitmore

Executive Vice President, Digital

NY Daily News

Taylor Whittell

Business Development

Quantcast

Ryan Whittington

SVP, American City Business Journals

 

Bill Wiemann

President & Founder

Q1Media

Lauren Wiener

President, Global Sales & Marketing

Tremor Video

Aaron Wiernik

GM, Programmatic Solutions

Tapad

David Wigder

Head of Research

Flipboard

Caroline Wilson

Senior Director

Initiative

Julia Wilson

Director of Account Management

Criteo

Jill Wiltfong

Chief Strategy Officer

Ipsos OTX

Bill Wise

Chief Executive Officer

Mediaocean

Nicola Wittekindt

Event Operations

Google

Dan Wojtkiewicz

Regional Manager, Account Management

NetSuite

Lance Wolder

SVP, Integrated Marketing

Collective

Scott Wolf

Chief Revenue Officer

Everyday Health

Steven Wolfe Pereira

CMO

Datalogix

Geoff Wolinetz

VP, Enterprise Solutions

FreeWheel

David Wolk

President

Goodway Group

Calvin Wong

SVP of Strategic Business Development

white ops

Aaron Wood

Director, Production Services

AOL

Jeremy Woodlee

Head of Sales

Google

Fraser Woollard

VP, Business Development

Mediaocean

Steven Woolway

GM

Peer39 by Sizmek

Lauren Wray

Vice President, Sales

Sharethrough

Ian Wright

VP, Product Management

Experian Marketing Services

Tim Wright

Snr Director Product Management

Quantcast

Guy Yalif

VP Global Marketing

BrightRoll

Tom Yamada

Co Founder

Optimatic

Timur Yarnall

SVP, Commercial

comScore

Chris Yatrakis

Business Development

Factual

Devin Yeager

COO

Altitude Digital

Yale Yee

Advisor

WebSpectator

Yi-Fang Yen

Vice President

Realtor.com (News Corporation)

Wesley Yeremenko

Director, Engineering, Media & Advertising Solutions

Adobe

Tony Yi

VP/Business Development

Videology

Mark Young

EVP, Marketing Solutions

Clear Channel Outdoor

Troy Young

President

Hearst Digital Media

Michael Zacharski

Chief Operating Officer

CPXi

Ken Zachmann

SVP/GM, Digital Solutions Group

V12 Group

Mark Zagorski

CEO

eXelate

Katharine Zaki

VP of Finance & Sales Ops

Gamut

Shelley Zalis

CEO

Ipsos OTX

Denise Zaraya

VP Product Marketing

Bazaarvoice

James Zaumeyer

Director, West

Moat

Dana Zawadzki

Regional Director, RTB/Programmatic Demand

Altitude Digital

Joe Zawadzki

CEO

MediaMath

Gregg Zegras

President

Imagitas a Divison of Pitney Bowes

Mike Zeigler

Group Vice President, Operations & Business Development

Cox Media

Julian Zilberbrand

EVP, Activation Standards, Insights and Technology

ZenithOptiMedia

Avraham Zimak

Vice President of Sales, North America

Outbrain

Michael Zimbalist

SVP, Advertising Products and R&D

The New York Times

Joe Zito

VP of Partnership Development

Datalogix

Mark Zucker

Director Data Solutions

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