The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy.

It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. Together, they account for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB develops technical standards and best practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. The organization is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the IAB advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers.  Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a West Coast office in San Francisco.

For a complete list of IAB Members as well as the Councils, Committees and Working Groups who are actively shaping the interactive industry, please visit the IAB Member Center.

Trustworthy Digital Supply Chain

Without trust between marketers, publishers, consumers, and the multitude of parties in between, the growth of our industry – and by extension all of the monumental innovations our industry supports – is indefinitely debilitated. We need an industry-wide behavior change at an unprecedented scale. Only with the help and dedication of the entire advertising community will … Continued

Making Measurement Make Sense

Making Measurement Make Sense (3MS) is a cross-industry initiative founded by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and IAB. The Media Rating Council (MRC) is responsible for setting and implementing measurement standards. The viewable impression is the first step toward revolutionizing the way digital media is measured, planned, … Continued

Publisher Transformation

A key challenge for the long-term vitality of the interactive advertising industry is supporting publisher transformation in the fast-changing digital advertising ecosystem. The value of publishers’ audiences must be realized, and diversified publisher revenue streams must become commonplace.

Building Brands Digitally

IAB is engaged in a sustained effort to spur greater creativity in interactive advertising and speed adoption of new brand-friendly ad formats. Initiatives such as Rising Stars and the IAB MIXX Awards are driving a creative transformation of the interactive advertising space to boost marketers’ confidence that they can successfully build brands online.  

Moving Mobile Mainstream

Through the IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, IAB devotes resources to market and consumer research, mobile advertising case studies, executive training and education, supply chain standardization, creative showcases and best practice identification in the burgeoning field of mobile media and marketing.

Our Organizations

To deliver on our mission to empower the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy, IAB created the following organizations to focus on these growing areas:

The IAB Technology Laboratory (IAB Tech Lab) is a nonprofit research and development consortium charged with producing and helping companies implement global industry technical standards and solutions for the digital media and advertising industries. The goal of the IAB Tech Lab is to reduce friction associated with the digital advertising and marketing supply chain while contributing … Continued

Learn more

The IAB Education Foundation is dedicated to increasing racial, gender, economic, and cultural diversity as well as closing the skills gap in the digital media and advertising industries. The Foundation has launched a dedicated initiative, called iDiverse, to promote diversity in the workforce through training, mentoring, recruiting, interviewing and placement services. The iDiverse initiative is uniquely … Continued

Learn more

The IAB Global Network brings together 44 national IABs and one regional organization in Europe to share challenges, develop global solutions and advance the digital advertising industry worldwide. IABs are located in North America, South America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. Each association is independently owned and operated, functioning under bylaws consonant with local market needs to further the best interests of … Continued

Learn more

The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, is charged with driving the growth of mobile marketing, advertising, and media. Launched in December 2010, the IAB Mobile Center has created standards and best practices, and provided research and insights that have helped accelerate the growth of the … Continued

Learn more

The IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence, a dedicated unit within IAB, is devoted to the advancement of the digital video medium in the global marketplace. Its board and members reflect a dynamic mix of top television brands, original digital video content producers, prominent print publishers, digital video technology leaders, and innovative start-ups spanning the … Continued

Learn more

The IAB Data Center of Excellence is an independently funded and staffed unit within IAB. Founded to enhance existing IAB resources and to drive the “data agenda” for the digital media, marketing, and advertising industry, the Data Center’s mission is to define boundaries, reduce friction, and increase value along the data chain, for consumers, marketers, and … Continued

Learn more

Join IAB

Participate with interactive leaders in shaping the industry

Collaborate with peers to establish guidelines, standards, and best practices

Drive industry research

Protect your business interests by helping steer IAB public policy efforts

Power growth of the interactive industry

Improve your organization’s operational efficiency

Join the IAB Today

Who We Are

Executive Committee

  • Randall Rothenberg
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • IAB
  • IAB Board President

Randall Rothenberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAB, the trade association for interactive marketing. IAB represents over 650 leading media and technology companies. Its members include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, The New York Times, Twitter, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal, CBS, Cars.com, and scores of other ad-supported digital media companies, which are responsible for selling more than 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. To support the growth of the interactive advertising and marketing industries, IAB serves as the industry’s public policy and lobbying organization, market and consumer research center, training and development base, and hub for the development of technical standards and operating best practices. IAB has 43 affiliate associations around the world.

Randall led the IAB from 2007 through 2010, and rejoined the association in March 2011, after a stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc. Prior to his IAB role, Randall was the Senior Director of Intellectual Capital of Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and technology consulting firm, where he oversaw business development, knowledge management, and thought leadership activities, and directed the award-winning quarterly business magazine strategy+business, Strategy+Business Books, www.strategy-business.com, and other electronic and print publications published by Booz Allen for senior business executives. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Booz Allen, he spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology editor and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, the daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. For 10 years, he was a marketing and media columnist for Advertising Age, and he continues to blog on the subject at www.randallrothenberg.com. Randall is the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), a critically-acclaimed chronicle of the birth, evolution, and death of a single advertising campaign.

Mr. Rothenberg received an undergraduate degree in Classics from Princeton and currently lives in New York City.

Hide bio
View bio
Jim Norton 3
  • Jim Norton
  • Chief Business Officer and President of Revenue
  • Condé Nast
  • IAB Board Chair

Jim Norton was named chief business officer and president of revenue at Condé Nast in October 2016. In this newly created role, Norton oversees all revenue operations for the company’s 22 world-class brands.

Norton has more than 25 years of experience in media sales and marketing, most recently as the global media sales lead at AOL, where he managed a team of more than 1500 people responsible for selling digital content media to advertising agencies and global businesses. Norton’s sales and client service expertise spans programmatic and platform based media, as well as branded content and premium ad experiences – including native, customized content, original video and innovative ad formats.

He was part of the acquisition and integration teams responsible for the partnership with Microsoft Advertising, as well as the sale of AOL to Verizon, and the recently announced intention to acquire Yahoo. Since joining AOL in 2009, Norton held additional senior roles in product sales, managed AOL’s search and sponsored listings business, and AOL’s search and sponsored listings business, and helped launch AOL’s Global Agency Holding Company team.

Prior to AOL, Norton spent three years at Google, where he was the national sales manager for Google’s Agency Activation Team. Previously, Norton spent many years working in traditional media focused on both local and national advertisers. He worked as a sales manager at WLVI-TV and at Boston’s Tribune Broadcasting station and was active on the Tribune leadership team, playing an integral role in the local launch of The CW. Norton also held various sales and marketing positions at Miller Brewing Company and Kiss 108FM in Boston.

Norton currently serves as the vice chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and will matriculate to chairman in 2017. He is chairman emeritus of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), serves on the Board of Directors for Ad Council and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Ad Club.

Norton holds both a BA and MBA from Boston College.

Hide bio
View bio
Scott Schiller 1
  • Scott Schiller
  • EVP, General Manager, Marketing, Advertising Sales & Client Partnerships
  • NBCUniversal
  • IAB Board Vice Chair

Scott Schiller serves as Executive Vice President/General Manager of Advertising Sales, Marketing, within NBCUniversal’s Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships Division. In this role, he oversees the company’s new branded Content Studio, its Portfolio Trade Marketing and Events team and the monetization of key advertising partnerships and products such as Buzzfeed and Vox.

NBCUniversal’s Content Studio capitalizes on the company’s best in-class creative resources, proprietary data and insights, as well as the massive reach and scale of the portfolio to create a center of excellence for video content development and distribution. The company’s Portfolio Trade Marketing and Events team leads the execution of NBCUniversal’s presence and inclusion at all major industry conferences and facilitates relationships with key industry trade organizations.

Schiller’s leadership and direction contributes significantly to the success of NBCU’s Advertising Sales Marketing Division which specializes in the development of rich, research-based, data-centric marketing strategies for its marketing and advertising clients, and distributes them across the media landscape, including NBCUniversal’s array of digital, broadcast, and cable platforms.

Previously, Schiller directed and managed NBCU’s digital sales efforts for entertainment, lifestyle, news, and Hispanic brands including unique properties such as Fandago and E!Online, with offerings that included original digital content development, social media, and data programs. He led the creation and development of a rigorous training program for all sales and marketing personnel on convergence, the selling of digital and TV together.

Schiller joined Comcast/NBCUniversal in 2009 as head of Comcast’s digital advertising sales. Subsequently, as Executive Vice-President of Digital Advertising Sales for NBCUniversal, he reorganized, aligned, and expanded six separate groups culminating in 50% year-over-year growth of digital video in the 2015-16 upfront marketplace. Through his leadership, his teams introduced a variety of effective leading advertising products such as digital video, content marketing, social marketing, data, and programmatic.

Prior to NBCUniversal, Schiller spent more than 20 years in marketing, sales management, and media for iconic industry giants, as well as innovative start-ups, including AOL, Disney/ABC, MTV Networks, Prodigy, and Sony.

He is a founder, four-time board member, and on the executive committee of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and was its first vice-chairman. Schiller is the Chairman of the IAB’s Digital Media Sales Certification program, which has tested and graduated more than 5000 sales professionals since its introduction.

Schiller earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University. He has an MBA in Marketing/ Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, he has created, led, and currently speaks to graduate and undergraduate classes on digital media and marketing trends and developments. He is an active advisor to Cornell’s Department of Communication and Unigo, the college services company.

Giving back is important to Schiller. He is on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation/Metro New York, and is a member of its Governance and CEO Search Committees.

Hide bio
View bio
Joe Apprendi
  • Joe Apprendi
  • Founder & CEO
  • Collective

JAs the visionary behind Collective, Joe brings 15+ years in founding, board and executive management experience. Before founding Collective Joe served as CEO of Falk eSolution’s Falk North America. Previous to Falk he was the Executive Vice President at Eyeblaster, responsible for global sales and marketing leading the company to become the #1 rich media technology provider as measured by Nielsen NetRatings AdRelevance, with over 400 agency and 500 publisher customers worldwide. Earlier in his career he served as Senior Vice President, North American Sales Operations at 24/7 Real Media, for 24/7 Mail, 24/7 Network, and 24/7 Media Canada on multiple product lines including Online Media, Email, Promotions, Loyalty Programs, and Wireless Advertising.

Most recently, Joe was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Metro NY area.

Hide bio
View bio
David Moore
  • David Moore
  • Chairman
  • Xaxis
  • *Ex-Officio member of the Executive Committee

David J. Moore is Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital. In both roles, he seeks to accelerate Xaxis’ and WPP Digital’s growth worldwide. Dave has over 35 years of experience in media and technology. He finds new ways of making technologies work for marketers – from the early ad networks to search engine marketing, behavioral targeting, and today’s opportunity: big data. He founded and led 24/7 Media’s (now Xaxis) growth from start-up to a leader in digital marketing and ad technology. He is a seasoned executive with expertise in all facets of the digital advertising industry. He is a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB’s) Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Previously the IAB’s Chairman from 2009 to 2011, Dave has been an active member since 2002. He also serves on the boards of DASL and DTSI, which are both joint ventures with Dentsu in Japan and Korea; the Board of Directors of the Advertising Education Foundation (AEF), and on the Board of Directors for Visible Technologies, an industry leading provider of social media monitoring and engagement solutions. Dave is a triathlete and has run the last 12 NYC Marathons.

Hide bio
View bio
David Morris
  • David Morris
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • CBS Interactive

As Chief Client Officer, Dave Morris is responsible for driving the revenue strategy for CBS Interactive. This includes the management of advertising programs across the company, as well as overseeing a go-to-market sales strategy that supports the company’s revenue plan. As CCO, Morris works closely with his counterparts at CBS TV to develop exciting cross platform opportunities for CBS’ customers.

In addition, Morris sits on the board of directors at the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Morris joined CNET Networks in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Network Sales, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate sales accounts. CNET Networks was acquired by CBS Corporation in June 2008.

A veteran of Time Inc., Morris has more than 20 years of marketing, sales, and publishing experience. Prior to CNET Networks, Morris was President and Publisher of Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, where he led the publication and website to record profits and audience numbers.

Prior to Entertainment Weekly, Morris was Publisher of Sports Illustrated. As Publisher, he also directed the advertising sales for the magazine’s bonus editorial sections (including SI Golf Plus), SI’s custom publishing arm, Sports Illustrated Presents, as well as its home on the Internet, SI.com. Before becoming a Time Inc. veteran, he was a sales representative for Parents magazine and a media planner at SSC&B (now Lowe Worldwide).

Hide bio
View bio
Vivek Shah
  • Vivek Shah
  • CEO
  • Ziff Davis, LLC

Vivek Shah is CEO of Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market. Shah was formerly group president, digital for Time Inc.’s news, business and sports properties, which include Time.com, Life.com, CNNMoney.com, SI.com, FanNation.com, Golf.com and SIKids.com.

Previously, Shah served as president of the Fortune/Money Group, which included the magazines Fortune, Money and Fortune Small Business and the website CNNMoney.com. Prior to that, Shah served as president of digital publishing of the group where he oversaw the launch of CNNMoney.com, the Web’s largest vertical business site.

Previously, Shah was the general manager of the group, functioning as its senior financial and business development executive, helping to develop and implement strategy and manage day-to-day operations. Prior to that, Shah was the vice president of new business ventures of the group, where he was responsible for launching and managing a portfolio of new businesses.

Shah has been named Online Publisher of the Year by MIN and Innovator of the Year by BtoB’s Media Business. Shah was also named to Folio magazine’s Thirty under 30 list and Crain’s Forty under 40 list. He has a B.A. in political science from Tufts University.

Hide bio
View bio
Rik van der Kooi
  • Rik van der Kooi
  • VP Advertiser and Publisher Solutions
  • Microsoft Advertising

Rik van der Kooi is Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Advertising Business Group (MSA BG). In this capacity, van der Kooi has overall responsibility for building and scaling Microsoft’s advertising offerings globally. The MSA BG is the advertising engine that monetizes Microsoft’s consumer assets, generating in excess of US$4 billion annually. The MSA BG defines the advertising product strategy, marketing and sales motion for search, display and emerging solutions across all surface areas, including PC, mobile, tablets, and TV platforms. Offerings include marketer and agency solutions, paid search, data and targeting offerings, the Microsoft Media Network, the Microsoft Advertising Exchange, Atlas, social media, mobile, publisher offerings, and premium brand display solutions. Van der Kooi is also accountable for the success of the combined Microsoft + Yahoo Search Alliance, and has executive oversight over the company’s expanding digital ecosystem partnership strategy.

Prior to taking over as leader of MSA BG, van der Kooi served as CFO and corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Online Services Division (OSD), where he was responsible for all financial matters for the group. Before that, he had stints as chief financial officer of Windows; general manager of finance and administration for the Sales, Marketing and Services Group in EMEA, based in Paris; and finance director for the Benelux countries. He joined Microsoft in 1999.

Before he joined Microsoft, van der Kooi was chief financial officer of IBC Vehicles Ltd, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation, in Luton, United Kingdom. He held several other finance and business positions within GM’s European operations in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Van der Kooi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Barcelona, Spain, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Nyenrode University in The Netherlands. He is married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys running, soccer and music.

Hide bio
View bio
Lauren Wiener
  • Lauren Wiener
  • President, Buyer Platforms, Tremor Video
  • Tremor Video

Lauren Wiener is the President of Buyer Platforms at Tremor Video, where she leads business strategy, revenue generation and marketing for the company’s demand-side platform. Her two decades of experience partnering with the world’s leading brands on the buy-side and sell-side inform her strategic vision of developing data-driven software solutions for video advertising effectiveness. Under Lauren’s leadership, Tremor Video has seen record-breaking sales growth of the buyer platform’s first-to-market All-Screen Video offering and was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Video Advertising Demand-Side Platforms (DSPs), Q4 2015 evaluation by Forrester Research Inc.

Prior to Tremor Video, Lauren was a key driver of innovation and revenue growth at fast-growing media and technology companies, as well as a corporate development expert and strategy consultant at several premier global firms. She spent nearly a decade at Meredith Corporation, building Meredith Digital from the ground up through organic growth and acquisitions. During Lauren’s tenure, monthly reach expanded from 5 million to 40 million. Prior to Meredith, Lauren held general management, business development, and sales leadership positions at Primedia, Star Media Network, and MTV Networks; and worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group.

Lauren was named one of Business Insider’s 30 most powerful women in mobile advertising in 2015. Her previous accolades include the Media Industry Newsletter’s (MIN) Digital Hall of Fame in 2010 and American Advertising Federation (AAF) Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2007, both in recognition of an exemplary pioneering role in digital.

In her free time, Lauren lends her expertise to various boards, with current positions on the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and International Radio and TV Society.

Lauren lives in New York with her husband and is a proud soccer and theatre mom to two girls. Lauren holds a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

  • Social:
Hide bio
View bio

Board of Directors

Lee Brown
  • Lee Brown
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Buzzfeed

Lee Brown is Chief Revenue Officer at BuzzFeed where he leads all US advertising revenue, client services, and advertising operations.

Lee came to BuzzFeed from Tumblr and Groupon, where he built their national sales organization from scratch and secured a number of key accounts. Before that, Lee spent 10 years at Yahoo, beginning as a Senior Account Executive and advancing to Vice President of East Coast Sales. His regional sales team generated close to half of Yahoo’s North America media revenue from customers in every industry vertical and across search, video, mobile and social advertising. He currently serves on the board of the Ad Council and is an occasional guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Lee is a native of Kentucky and resides in Bedford, NY with his wife and three children.

Hide bio
View bio
Seth Dallaire
  • Seth Dallaire
  • Vice President, Global Advertising Sales
  • Amazon Media Group

Seth Dallaire is the Vice President of Global Advertising Sales at the Amazon Media Group (AMG). He is responsible for growing the advertising business across Amazon.com, its owned and operated properties as well as the mobile and Kindle platforms worldwide. He was promoted from leading the North American Advertising Sales business at AMG in October 2014.

Dallaire joined Amazon in February of 2012 from Yahoo! where he was the Vice President of Global Accounts and Agencies. At Yahoo! his responsibilities included management of the Company’s programmatic sales efforts as well as Mid-Market and Inside Sales teams. Prior to Yahoo! he led Microsoft’s Central US media sales teams and its National Retail Sales organization.

This is his second tenure at Amazon. His previous role at the Company was in the Business Development group.

Dallaireholds a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from New York University.He lives in San Francisco with his wife Courtney and son Dashiell (10).

Hide bio
View bio
Rick Erwin 1
  • Rick Erwin
  • President & General Manager, Audience Solutions Division
  • Acxiom

As president of Acxiom’s Audience Solutions Division, Rick Erwin drives the strategy, growth and profitability of Acxiom’s industry-leading data products and services. With over two decades in the traditional and digital marketing industries, Rick is a leading voice in the field of data-driven marketing and an outspoken advocate for its value in the global economy.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Rick spent 10 years as president of the Consumer Insights and Targeting Division of Experian Marketing Services. During his tenure, he led the turnaround and growth of seven legacy data and analytics businesses, and established the company as a force in the digital marketing services industry. Prior to Experian, Rick held numerous senior management roles in his 12-year career at RR Donnelley in that company’s Marketing Services Division.

Rick earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University (Kellogg), and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He is a past Vice Chairman, Treasurer and current director of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and also serves as a director for Chicago Youth Centers, SheddAquarium and RevSpring, Inc.

Hide bio
View bio
Eric Franchi
  • Eric Franchi
  • Co-Founder
  • Undertone

Eric Franchi is co-founder of Undertone and sits on the executive management team. He leads all thought leadership, industry and media relations on behalf of the company. Eric has been featured in publications including Ad Age, Adweek and The Wall Street Journal, on Fox Business News and on stages worldwide including IAB MIXX, Advertising Week and Cannes. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Publisher Development, responsible for managing and growing the company’s extensive portfolio of premium publishers. Prior to that he was the company’s first Senior Vice President of Sales, growing Undertone’s US sales team and establishing relationships with key agencies and marketers.

Since co-founding the company in 2001 Eric has played a pivotal role in overseeing its expansion. Undertone has garnered several awards since its inception including being named amongst Crain’s Best Places to Work and Business Insider’s Digital 100.

He serves on the boards of 212NYC and The Governor’s Island Alliance.

Eric began his career in the digital space as a sales executive for About.com. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Hide bio
View bio
John Frelinghuysen 1
  • John Frelinghuysen
  • Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Strategy and Business Development
  • Disney|ABC Television

John Frelinghuysen is Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Strategy and Business Development, Disney|ABC Television, reporting in to Ben Sherwood, President, Disney|ABC Television and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks.

Mr. Frelinghuysen oversees all aspects of strategy and business development across Disney|ABC Television’s portfolio of brands for digital content, products and technology, as well as all mobile platform efforts. He is charged with defining and executing plans to effectively monetize both new and existing short-form and long-form content and distribution across multiple screens and platforms.

Mr. Frelinghuysen is a respected industry executive with over 20+ years of experience focused on digital strategy, growth and monetization, as well as complex problem solving. Most recently, Mr. Frelinghuysen served as Senior Vice President & Head of Strategy for AOL. Prior to that he worked in the management-consulting sector where he was a Partner in the Media, Entertainment, and Information Practice at Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton, ultimately serving as Lead Partner and Practice Leader, U.S. Media and Entertainment.

Mr. Frelinghuysen is an alumnus of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Marketing/International Business from the Columbia Business School.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Keith Grossman
  • Global Chief Revenue Officer
  • Bloomberg

Keith A. Grossman is Global Chief Revenue Officer for the Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms.

Since joining Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014, Keith has coordinated Bloomberg’s advertising sales for a new suite of digital assets and worked to align Bloomberg’s content offerings to global business, targeting new consumers.

Prior to Bloomberg, Keith was Associate Publisher of WIRED and Ars Technica, where he led the team that conceived of and implemented Ars Technica’s ‘The Accelerator,’ a platform that predicts when a particular piece of content will go viral and allows advertisers to take advantage of the traffic. The Accelerator was awarded AdWeek’s Project Isaac Award for Best Digital Publishing Invention.

In his more than a decade at Conde Nast, Grossman became the youngest employee in the company’s history to be name Sales Person of the Year and later became one of the youngest Associate Publishers. In 2008, Grossman was included in MIN magazine’s Upshot list and, in 2010, he was named to MIN’s 15 to Watch Under 30 for his work co-authoring the original business model for Conde Nast’s Tablet Editions which were adopted throughout the company. In both 2014 and 2015, Keith was named to The Adweek 50 List.

Keith is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in NYC.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Chris Guenther
  • Senior Vice President and Global Head of Programmatic
  • NewsCorp
Hide bio
View bio
Jed Hartman
  • Jed Hartman
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • The Washington Post

Jed Hartman became chief revenue officer of the Washington Post Company on December 15, 2014. Mr. Hartman leads the print and digital advertising teams, as well as the conference business, and oversee advertising for targeted products and special sections. He reports to Stephen P. Hills, president of The Washington Post, and splits time between Washington, D.C. and New York.

Mr. Hartman was previously group publisher for Time, time.com, Fortune, fortune.com, Money, and money.com, overseeing worldwide ad sales and marketing. Under his leadership, Fortune was named number six on the 2012 Advertising Age A-list. He also expanded Fortune’s booming conference business by bringing in record sponsorship dollars. In 2014, Hartman led the responsive design launches of fortune.com and money.com, as well as the re-launch of time.com, incorporating a successful native advertising platform across all three sites. Media Industry News (MIN) named him Publisher of the Year for 2014.

Prior to joining Time Inc., Mr. Hartman served as publisher of The Week and TheWeek.com from November 2007 to April 2010. Under his leadership, The Week was one of only a few media properties to achieve extraordinary advertising growth in 2009 and was included in both the Advertising Age A-list and the Mediaweek Hot List that year. Hartman also oversaw sales and marketing for both the launch and re-launch of TheWeek.com and led the site to profitability in its first year. Before his time at The

Week, he spent nine years at Time Inc. He began as an account manager for Fortune and was promoted to sales director for the Fortune/Money group in 2001, where he managed the New York sales team until
2007.

Hide bio
View bio
Mark Howard
  • Mark Howard
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Forbes Media

Mark Howard is Senior Vice President of Digital Advertising Strategy at Forbes Media. In this role, he heads up digital ad strategy, focusing on leading the introduction of the Company’s new and highly innovative advertising products to the marketplace. Previously he was SVP of Digital Ad Sales.

Mr. Howard also held the position of Vice President of Digital Advertising Sales for Forbes Media, responsible for leading the global sales team in their online sales efforts as well leading the Western Region team in their integrated sales efforts. He was also charged with developing the corporate digital sales strategy, which included new product development, creation and development of audience extension programs and strategic planning.

Mr. Howard joined Forbes Media as a Regional Sales Manager in 2002. During his time at Forbes he has held the positions of West Coast Digital Sales Director and West Region Director of Integrated Sales.

Prior to joining Forbes Media, Mr. Howard has held sales positions at Inc. and Fast Company magazines as well E-Trade Financial. He began his career as a media planner at Anderson & Lembke. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and currently resides in New York.

Hide bio
View bio
Allie Kline 2
  • Allie Kline
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • AOL

As Chief Marketing Officer of AOL Inc., Allie leads the global marketing strategy for the company’s corporate efforts, advertising platforms and content marketing solutions group. Previously, she served as Chief Marketing Officer for the AOL Platforms family of brands, leading global marketing and communications for AOL’s industry-leading advertising and technology arm.

Allie came to AOL from 33Across, a big data and social graph company that works with Fortune 1000 advertisers and the world’s largest publishers, where she served as CMO. Prior to her time at 33Across, she was the VP of Marketing for Brand Affinity Technologies, where she oversaw the endorsement platform’s marketing and over 6,500 athlete and celebrity relationships.

Allie is a recipient of the ad:tech Industry Achievement Award and proudly sits on the board of AOL’s Charitable Foundation. She is an industry veteran who has led brand management and marketing strategy for technology-focused organizations for over fifteen years. Allie received her B.A. in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C. with their two children. A devoted Celtics fan, she spends every other year in mourning for what could have been.

Hide bio
View bio
Meredith Kopit Levien
  • Meredith Kopit Levien
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
  • The New York Times Company

Meredith Kopit Levien was named executive vice president of advertising for The New York Times in July 2013. Ms. Kopit Levien is responsible for the generation of all advertising revenue from The Times’s multiplatform products and services and for leadership of the global advertising sales team.

Before joining The Times, she was the chief revenue officer at Forbes Media, where she led the North American and European revenue operations for Forbes.com, the Forbes

Magazine Group and Forbes Conferences since 2011.

Ms. Kopit Levien began her professional career in 1993 at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. From 1999 to 2001, she served as an account manager and director of new business for the digital advertising agency and web site development firm, I33 Communications. Before joining Forbes in 2010 as vice president and publisher of ForbesLife and ForbesWoman.com, she held various senior and strategic advertising sales positions at The Atlantic Media Company from 2001 to 2008.

Ms. Kopit Levien received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1993.

Hide bio
View bio
Seth Ladetsky
  • Seth Ladetsky
  • Senior Vice President, Sales / Turner Sports Digital
  • Turner Broadcasting System

Seth Ladetsky is senior vice president of Turner Digital Sports Ad Sales, managing sales efforts for Turner’s digital sports destinations, with a specific concentration on NBA, NCAA, Golf and NASCAR digital sales. He is based in New York and reports to Greg D’Alba, president of CNN Networks and Turner Digital Ad Sales.

In this role, Seth is responsible for managing Turner’s relationships and sales with key partners across the NBA, NCAA, PGA and NASCAR. With oversight for national sales in Atlanta, Detroit and New York, Ladetsky is charged with leading a team that sells integrated marketing solutions for advertisers online, within video-on-demand and mobile products while also engineering innovative licensing, marketing and promotional partnerships with advertisers. In 2013, Ladetsky played an integral role in launching the first execution of Turner’s sales and content agreement with Twitter to promote real-time highlights from live events and continues to monetize mobile inventory through the partnership with activations around NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and NBA Playoffs, to date.

A Turner veteran of 17 years, Seth began his career at Turner in CNN Ad Sales. In 2001, he transferred to the digital side of the business as an account executive and then sales manager for the Turner Sports Digital division. He held ascending positions until he was promoted to senior vice president in 2011, managing national sales for the NCAA digital business, including live streaming of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament, March Madness Live. He had oversight of Turner’s digital sales teams based in New York responsible for selling all Turner Digital properties across sports, news and entertainment, including CNN.com, Funny Or Die, TBS.com, adultswim.com and others.

Seth’s extensive digital background provides unique insight to the evolution of the digital landscape and marketplace over the years, and he is an expert in the space.

Seth earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he pursued a double major in International Relations and Communications. A native of Valley Stream, N.Y, Ladetsky now calls Milburn, N.J. home with his wife and three children.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Warren Lapa
  • Group Vice President of Digital Sales
  • Spectrum Reach

Warren Lapa is Group Vice President for Digital Products and Business Development at Charter Communications.

Charter Communications is an American cable telecommunications company, which offers their services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Charter Spectrum. Providing services to over 25 million customers in 41 states, it is the second-largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers, just behind Comcast, and by residential subscriber lines it is the tenth-largest telephone provider. In late 2012 with the naming of longtime Cablevision executive Thomas Rutledge as their CEO, the company relocated their main headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri, to Stamford, Connecticut, though many operations remain based out of St. Louis. On May 18, 2016, Charter acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for a combined $65.5 billion, making it the third-largest pay television company in the United States.

Lapa’s group is responsible for the development of new and incremental revenues across the the company’s footprint of major market clusters across the U.S. It is at the forefront of bringing advanced targeting, interactive, addressable and online advertising solutions to Fortune 500 companies as well as local/regional advertisers. The group creates innovative next generation advertising programs using geo and contextually targeted Television, Video On Demand, iTV and Online platforms.

Lapa managed Time Warner Cable’s relationship with the IAB for many years prior to the Charter merger, including TWC’s digital sales certification and Digital Content Newfronts initiatives.

Hide bio
View bio
Jeff Lucas 1
  • Jeff Lucas
  • Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
  • Snapchat
Hide bio
View bio
Jean-Philippe Maheu
  • Jean-Philippe Maheu
  • Managing Director, Global Brand & Agency Strategy
  • Twitter

Jean-Philippe (JP) Maheu leads our global Agency Partnership and Brand Strategy teams. He joined Twitter through the acquisition of Bluefin Labs where he was the CEO of the leading SocialTV analytics company. Under JP’s leadership, Bluefin achieved remarkable sales traction with leading brands and strengthened its market leading position. Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs led AdAge to name JP as one of the eight great digital hires of 2012.

Prior to Bluefin Labs, JP served in executive leadership positions at Razorfish, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Modem. He spent six years with Razorfish, where he ascended into the role of CEO for the last two years of his tenure, leading the vision, strategy and growth of the company. Following Razorfish, Maheu was the chief digital officer of Ogilvy & Mather, where he was responsible for digital growth and innovation across the company’s operating units. More recently, JP was the Global CEO of Publicis Modem, the digital marketing unit of Publicis Worldwide, which is the largest agency within Publicis Groupe.

JP holds a MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a M.S. in Network & Computer Sciences from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France. JP lives in NYC with his wife and two teenage children.

Hide bio
View bio
Kirk McDonald
  • Kirk McDonald
  • President
  • PubMatic

Kirk McDonald is a media and technology veteran with over 20 years of professional experience with some of the world’s leading brands and software technology providers.

Kirk joined PubMatic in October 2011, bringing with him a proven track record of leadership success and experience across a range of premier media brands. As President of the company, Kirk is driving the next stage of PubMatic’s growth as the leading marketing automation software platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers.

Before joining PubMatic, Kirk was President of Digital at Time Inc., where he brought together the company’s digital assets to deliver audience and brand advertising solutions to clients. Prior to this corporate role, he was the Chief Advertising Officer of the Fortune|Money Group, where he oversaw worldwide advertising sales, integrated marketing, and the events business. Kirk was also the Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Client Services for DRIVEpm and Atlas, both of which were key units of Microsoft’s advertising business. In addition, Kirk spent nine years at CNET, where he was the Senior Vice President of network sales, and developed hugely successful strategic partnerships with the top tier of technology marketers. Earlier in his career, he held sales and marketing roles at Ziff Davis and Condé Nast.

Kirk serves on several professional and not-for-profit boards. He was a former advisor on the LUMA Partners board and is currently the Chairman of a non-profit, Code Interactive, www.weare.ci, which is focused on inspiring the next generation of technology leaders from underserved communities.

Hide bio
View bio
Marian Pittman
  • Marian Pittman
  • EVP, Digital Strategy & Research
  • Cox Media Group

Marian Pittman is Cox Media Group’s (CMG) Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Research.In this role, Marian oversees CMG’s digital strategy, content and sales efforts for all of CMG’s newspapers, radio and TV platforms.Marian also is responsible for CMG’s Digital Content Desk, Fans First Media, as well as the Washington News Bureau and CMG’s Research division. Previously, she oversaw all content and marketing strategic decision making for CMG’s television markets as VP of Newsand Marketing.

Marian’s media career includes being station manager for CMG’s flagship WSB-TV, the leading local channel for television news serving the 55 counties in the Atlanta TV market. She oversaw news, programming, public affairs, and engineering. Additionally during her WSB-TV career, she served as news director and oversaw the daily news operations and long-term planning for over 45 hours of news coverage each week. Under her leadership since July 2006, the station strengthened its dominant position as thenews leader in North Georgia.

Marian’s other career highlights include serving as the assistant news director at CMG’s WFTV in Orlando.There, she played a significant role in WFTV’s award winning coverage of Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne. From 2000 through 2003, she wassenior executive producer of news at WSB-TV and was chosen and participated in the Cox Executive Leadership Program. She started on the floor crew at CMG’s WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC, followed by stints at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH, WSB-TV in Atlanta, and WFTV in Orlando before returning to WSB-TV in July 2006.

Throughout her career, Marian has been honored with multiple individual and station Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter. In 2010 the station was awarded the prestigious Alfred I. duPontAward for journalistic excellence, the Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence, as well as Best Newscast by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. In 2008, Pittman was awarded Top 10 TV Managers of the Year by Television Week Magazine. In 2007 and 2008 under Marian’s leadership, WSB-TV was awarded Best Newscast, Best Staff Coverage and Pacemaker Award from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association numerous times. She also serves on the COX Fellowship Advisory Board to Emory and The FernbankMuseum of Natural History Corporate Council. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the ABC Affiliate Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless and has been a member of the Radio Television News Directors Association since 2003. Marian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from East Carolina University and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. with her husband and daughter.

Hide bio
View bio
Penry Price
  • Penry Price
  • Vice President, Marketing Solutions
  • LinkedIn

Penry Price is the vice president of global sales for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business. In this role he oversees the large global team responsible for building the strategic partnerships necessary to raise awareness of and drive revenue for the company and its customers. His deep knowledge and passion for the advertising ecosystem plays a significant role in the transformation of LinkedIn’s advertising business as it evolves into a content marketing platform for brands.

Penry joined LinkedIn from Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees), where as President, he provided direction for the ad tech firm’s partnerships and managed day-to-day revenue and marketing operations. Prior to his tenure at Dstillery, he held many top sales positions at Google. There, he led the North American Sales and Account Management teams before leading business strategy and global partnerships with advertising agencies – a part of Google’s business that represented 30% of its global revenue. He ended his seven-year tenure at Google as Vice President of Global Agency Sales and Partnerships.

Penry spent his early career in a variety of sales and sales management roles at Wenner Media and Hachette Filipacchi.

Penry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. In 2008, he was named to the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement, which includes people who have demonstrated great leadership in the industry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) and the Board of Directors of Dstillery. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound USA, and sits on the Board of Governors of dmg Media.

Hide bio
View bio
Sridhar Ramaswamy 1
  • Sridhar Ramaswamy
  • SVP Ads & Commerce
  • Google

Sridhar Ramaswamy oversees all of Google’s Ads and Commerce products, which include search, display and video advertising, analytics, shopping, payments, and travel. Joining Google as an engineer since 2003, he’s been an integral part of the growth of AdWords and Google’s advertising business.

Prior to joining Google, Sridhar was a Director of Engineering for the analytics platform at E.piphany. He also held research positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore).

Sridhar earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and his master’s of science and PhD in computer science from Brown University. He has published numerous papers on database systems and database theory, and holds several patents in that area.

Hide bio
View bio
Michael Rubenstein 1
  • Michael Rubenstein
  • President
  • AppNexus

As President of AppNexus and member of the Board of Directors, Michael oversees the company’s Business Units and has been a chief architect of the company’s growth from startup to global technology leader. Michael also spearheads international expansion, corporate marketing, and many of the company’s strategic partnerships. Prior to joining AppNexus, Michael was a longstanding executive at DoubleClick, where he founded and served as General Manager of DoubleClick Ad Exchange, an instrumental component of the company’s $3.2 billion sale to Google in 2007. Michael is a regular speaker at industry conferences including Cannes Lions, Adexchanger I/O and ExchangeWire, and at local-area business forums and schools.

Michael holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization and the Silicon Alley 100, and serves on the board of Global Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropy, and UJA-Federation of New York’s Digital Media Executive Committee.

Hide bio
View bio
Samantha Skey 1
  • Samantha Skey
  • Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
  • Neustar
Hide bio
View bio
Mark Ellis
  • Brad Smallwood
  • VP, Measurement and Insights
  • Facebook

Brad Smallwood has 20 years of experience developing and running both on-and offline marketplaces. At Facebook his responsibilities include three major areas.

•Identifying the best way to utilize all the information about the user to make advertising more relevant and effective.
•Measuring the impact of advertising both on immediate actions that users take (performance oriented campaigns) and the long-term more attitudinal changes that occur (brand lift)
•Day to day management of Facebook’s worldwide inventory including pricing, inventory controls, and running of the online marketplace

Prior to joining Facebook, Mr. Smallwood was the GM of Yahoo’s multi-billion dollar display advertising marketplace.While there he worked to bring several 3rd party demand channels in to help strengthen the industry leading Yahoo marketplace, including the Right Media acquisition. With companies like Namezero, AllAdvantage, and Revcubehe developed a series of state of the art ad targeting and ad serving techniques including the first behavioral targeting system and an integrated platform for online campaign management across search, display, email, creative, and landing page optimization.Prior to his transition to online Mr. Smallwood was one of the early innovators in the pricing space developing and running the pricing and revenue management systems for a variety of industries including airlines, hotels, and shipping.

Hide bio
View bio
Jeremy Steinberg
  • Jeremy Steinberg
  • Global Head of Sales
  • The Weather Company

As global head of sales, Jeremy Steinberg oversees advertising sales efforts across all platforms and sales channels at The Weather Company, including U.S. and international sales, programmatic sales, agency partnerships and development, sales strategy, marketer solutions, and account management. Under his purview, he is responsible for driving overall ad revenue growth, and client and agency partnerships. Jeremy is based in New York.

Previously, Jeremy was senior vice president of ad sales, where he led national sales across all screens, including The Weather Channel, weather.com, mobile and tablet apps. In that role, he also oversaw programmatic sales along with agency partnerships and development, and mid-market sales.

Prior to that, Jeremy was senior vice president of digital ad sales and responsible for the digital sales efforts for The Weather Company as well as revenue across weather.com, wunderground, and The Weather Channel mobile and tablet apps.
Jeremy joined Weather from FOX News, where he was vice president of digital sales and business development for FOX News and FOX Business Network. There, he oversaw all revenue generation, sales marketing and operations across the FOX News Digital Network properties, including FOXNews.com, FOXBusiness.com, FOXNewsLatino.com, FOX News and FOX Business .Mobisites, and iOS and Android phone and tablet applications.

Jeremy joined FOX News in 2001, where he began as a cable sales assistant before being promoted to cable sales planner. He was then named director of digital media sales and launched the sales department for FOXNews.com, before being promoted to his final role there. Jeremy began his career as a sales assistant at News Digital Media, a division of News Corporation.

Jeremy is a board member of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and serves on the UJA-Federation of New York’s digital media executive committee. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan.

Hide bio
View bio
John Trimble
  • John Trimble
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Pandora

John Trimble serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of Pandora Media where he is responsible for all advertising revenue, strategic sales marketing and advertising operations. Pandora’s diverse revenue streams tap display, mobile, audio that reach consumers on their computers, mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. Pandora advertising offerings utilize the super-specific aspects of internet radio: a medium that enables advertisers to reach any type of consumer, anytime, anywhere – based on a multitude of quantifiable data.

Previous to Pandora, John was the EVP of sales at Glam Media where he helped guide their revenue and product expansion. Before that, John was part of the executive team tasked by News Corp. to develop and execute the creation of Fox Interactive Media where he was part of the acquisition team that brought MySpace.com and IGN.com into the Fox Interactive Media fold. He was also responsible for building out all ad marketing and operational functions while overseeing branded sales for MySpace, IGN, Fox Sports.com and American Idol.com. John has balanced his digital career with quality brands, in the role of Director of Sales for Sports Illustrated.com and with innovative starts ups in his position as Vice President of Sales with Phase2 Media.

John received his BA from St. Lawrence University. When he is not on the road looking for ad partners, he is evolving his station list to keep relevant with his family of four children. His current Pandora line-up features the Counting Crows, the Dropkick Murphy’s, Kanye West, U2 and Jack Johnson.

Hide bio
View bio
Lisa Utzschneider
  • Lisa Utzschneider
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Yahoo

Lisa Utzschneider is Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo. In this role, she leads Yahoo’s sales organization globally to serve the needs of advertisers worldwide. Previously, Lisa was Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Lisa worked as Amazon’s Vice President of Global Advertising Sales, where she developed the company’s global advertising business through product, marketing, sales, and operations strategies, driving consistent revenue growth. Prior to Amazon, Lisa spent 10 years at Microsoft leading strategic and organizational advertising initiatives in product development, sales, and online industry standards that increased customer satisfaction and revenue growth. Her most recent position at Microsoft was General Manager of the national sales and service teams, focused on driving revenue for the company’s top online advertising accounts. She also developed the U.S. advertising go-to-market approach.

Lisa is a board member of the IAB as well as a member of the organization’s executive committee. She is also a board member for the Ad Council. Lisa has been honored in the Adweek 50, Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising”, New York Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” and Working Mother’s “50 Most Powerful Moms”. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University.

Hide bio
View bio
Jacob Weisberg
  • Jacob Weisberg
  • Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
  • Slate

Jacob Weisberg, 48, is Chairman of The Slate Group, a unit of The Washington Post Company devoted to developing a family of Internet-based publications through start-ups and acquisitions. The Slate group’s roster includes Slate, The Root, and the video site Slate V.

A native of Chicago, Weisberg attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. From 1989 until 1994, he worked as a writer and editor at The New Republic. Between 1994 and 1996, he covered politics for New York Magazine. In 1996, he joined the new Internet magazine Slate, where he covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns as Chief Political Correspondent.

Weisberg served as Editor of Slate from 2002 until 2008. He has also been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, and a reporter for Newsweek in London and Washington.

Weisberg is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2008. With former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, he co-wrote In an Uncertain World, which was published in 2003. His first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996.

His regular opinion column is published by Slate. In addition, Weisberg is a member of the Financial Times A-List board of contributors, and a contributing editor for Vogue. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the PEN American Center and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Hide bio
View bio
Rick Welday 1
  • Rick Welday
  • President
  • AT&T AdWorks

Rick Welday is the president of AT&T AdWorks, the advertising sales division of AT&T. Welday leads a team that works directly with national brand clients and media agencies to develop and execute advanced TV and digital advertising campaigns that reach target audiences across TV, mobile and online.

Most recently, Welday has held positions leading the Customer Care organization, ATT.com and integration efforts combining Mobility and Wired businesses.

In a prior role, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for AT&T’s consumer segment, with responsibility for all marketing of consumer, broadband and television service including the launch of AT&T U-Verse Service. He also served as Senior Vice President-Sales for AT&T Yellow Pages and Internet Yellow Page services, Vice President-Advertising and Sponsorship, and held a variety of senior roles across Marketing and Network Services.

During his 25-year career with AT&T (previously SBC and Southwestern Bell), Welday has held two international assignments in Mexico and Switzerland. He worked to expand call centers and improve customer service with Telmex while living in Mexico City. He later served as President of the AT&T business in Switzerland, then the largest mobile competitor to Swisscom.

Welday graduated from Baylor University in 1990 with a double major in Finance and Management. He and his family live in Dallas, TX. His wife is a former Baylor graduate, and his oldest son is currently a student at Baylor University. Welday has been active in church, Young Life, and served on a variety of boards and committees in the communities he has lived, including the Arthritis Foundation, United Way and the Baylor Business School.

Hide bio
View bio
Steven Wolfe Pereira
  • Steven Wolfe Pereira
  • SVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Neustar
Hide bio
View bio
Troy Young
  • Troy Young
  • President
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Troy Young is president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this position, Young oversees the digital content, technology, operations, product and business development strategies for the magazine division’s 26 online brands, which total more than 60 million unique visitors and 640 million page views monthly.

Hearst Magazines Digital Media manages 26 websites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, ELLE, ELLE DECOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as Delish.com, a food site in partnership with MSN; MisQuinceMag.com; and RealBeauty.com.

Prior to Hearst, Young, a digital media executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in digital publishing and advertising, was president of Say Media. He joined Say (previously VideoEgg) in its early stages and shaped its corporate, product and brand strategy, built and led the marketing, sales and editorial organizations, and oversaw acquisitions. Young developed the content portfolio to include fast-growing brands xoJane, Remodelista and ReadWrite and created a groundbreaking advertising approach and engagement pricing model, growing the company to $100 million in revenue.

Before Say, Young was chief experience officer of the Omnicom digital agency Organic, advising on strategy and creating award-winning work for clients including American Express, Virgin Mobile, Sirius XM, Chrysler and Bank of America. He has held board and advisory roles with a number of digital media, mobile and commerce companies, including Refinery29, the digital media and ecommerce website in which Hearst is an investor, BuzzMedia (now Spinmedia), a digital publisher of pop culture and music brands, and ticketing and e-commerce platform CrowdSurge.

Hide bio
View bio
Joe Zawadzki - BoD
  • Joe Zawadzki
  • Chairman & CEO
  • MediaMath

MediaMath’s Chairman and CEO Joe Zawadzki has spent his career redefining the marketing and advertising industries through software and data sciences. He has created and scaled companies with a combined $2B in market value, personally invested in a range of start-ups and is sought after for his vision on the future of technology.

Throughout his career representing marketers at top-tier agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as AOL, American Express, IAC, Verizon and Vonage, Joe has focused on the integration of media, data and data sciences, in software. That reached its peak with the founding of MediaMath in 2007, a company credited with starting the programmatic revolution with the first demand-side platform. MediaMath’s offering, centered around the TerminalOne software, powers the marketing practice of more than 3,500 brands worldwide.

Prior to MediaMath, Joe was Founder, President and Chairman of Poindexter Systems / [x+1] a pure-play marketing optimization enterprise, where he helped found and incubate Right Media, which sold to Yahoo! in 2007. He has been an active champion of digital media and the broader NYC startup ecosystem, having made investments in over 50 companies including 33Across, Accordant, AppNexus, CreditKarma, DataMinr, Electronifi, Integral Ad Science, Namely, Optoro, Sourcepoint, and Vistar Media.

Joe serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Direct Marketing Association, an almost century-old trade association focused on serving the interests of consumers and brands through data-driven marketing, and of Hope for Vision, an organization dedicated to raising money for the development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases, with particular focus on retinal degenerative diseases.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and was a Teaching Fellow in cosmology, set theory and the history of science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Daria, and their children Dune and Jack.

Hide bio
View bio

Ex Officio

Stu Ingis 2
  • Stu Ingis
  • Partner
  • Venable LLP
  • Secretary

Stuart Ingis, a partner at Venable LLP, is nationally recognized as a leading attorney on privacy, marketing, advertising, eCommerce, and Internet law. He co-leads Venable’s privacy practice, which won the Chambers USA Award for Excellence for the top privacy practice and top advertising practice in the United States. He has also been repeatedly listed in the first tier of privacy attorneys in Chambers USA, Legal 500 and ComputerWorld magazine.

Mr. Ingis regularly represents companies in the media, communications, Internet, information services, advertising, and retail industries before the US Congress and the Federal Trade Commission as well as before other federal and state agencies. He defends companies in investigations by the FTC and State Consumer Protection Authorities. He regularly counsels clients on privacy and marketing issues and practices. He conducts internal assessments of company practices and products, and works with companies to design and implement compliance systems and best practices. He has represented CEOs in testimony before Congressional Committees.

Mr. Ingis brings coalitions together and leads self-regulatory efforts in the eCommerce, online, privacy, and data security space. He serves as general and policy counsel to the Direct Marketing Association, Washington advertising and privacy counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and general and policy counsel to the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Hide bio
View bio
Rich LeFurgy
  • Rich LeFurgy
  • General Partner
  • Archer Advisors
  • Founding Chairman

Rich LeFurgy has been a board member, advisor or investor in over 55 online advertising companies, drawing from over a 30 year career in advertising. LeFurgy was Founding Chairman of the IAB and sfBIG, a Venture Capitalist (WaldenVC), head of ad sales at Starwave (ESPN.com) and the Walt Disney Internet Group. Prior to Starwave, LeFurgy had a 17 year career at traditional ad agency NWAyer in New York, working on clients AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, Avon, Gillette and Dupont, among others.

He started online advertising business accelerator Archer in 2004, helping early stage online advertising companies reach takeoff velocity with strategic advisory services in fundraising, trade marketing and sales. LeFurgy received ad:tech’s Industry Achievement Award (2008), the IAB’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), was inducted into Advertising Age’s Interactive Hall of Fame (2000). He was recognized by USA Today as the “Johnny Appleseed of online advertising”.

LeFurgy has served on company boards as a director, including Blue Lithium and Associated Content (both sold to Yahoo!) and Web Clients (sold to ValueClick), and is currently on the board of Placecast. He has also provided advisory services to large and small online advertising companies (Google, AOL, Blue Lithium, Glam, and Placecast) and has personally invested in a number of promising online advertising startups, such as Klout, Ad Relevance (sold to Nielsen NetRatings), Grouper/Crackle (sold to Sony) and Blue Lithium (sold to Yahoo!), among others.

Hide bio
View bio
John Toohey
  • John Toohey
  • Group Vice President, Finance
  • Charter Communications
  • Treasurer

John is the Group Vice President of Finance for Time Warner Cable Media in New York, serving as the finance lead for TWC’s $1 billion advertising arm.

Prior to this role, John spent a year establishing TWC’s change management function as Group Vice President of Operational Effectiveness. John coordinated process improvement activities across the company. John previously spent six years as a leader in TWC’s Corporate Finance group, including three years heading up TWC’s investor relations support and competitive analysis activities as Vice President of Financial Analysis and Special projects, as well as three years in charge of TWC’s Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team.

John’s broad media finance background includes four years at Cablevision, seven years at CBS and five years at NBC, all with progressive management responsibilities. John also spent three years as a mid-career management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, advising a variety of clients both inside and outside the media industry.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He and his wife Kristin have three children and live in Westport, CT.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Randall Rothenberg
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • IAB

Randall Rothenberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAB, the trade association for interactive marketing. IAB represents over 650 leading media and technology companies. Its members include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, The New York Times, Twitter, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal, CBS, Cars.com, and scores of other ad-supported digital media companies, which are responsible for selling more than 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. To support the growth of the interactive advertising and marketing industries, IAB serves as the industry’s public policy and lobbying organization, market and consumer research center, training and development base, and hub for the development of technical standards and operating best practices. IAB has 43 affiliate associations around the world.

Randall led the IAB from 2007 through 2010, and rejoined the association in March 2011, after a stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc. Prior to his IAB role, Randall was the Senior Director of Intellectual Capital of Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and technology consulting firm, where he oversaw business development, knowledge management, and thought leadership activities, and directed the award-winning quarterly business magazine strategy+business, Strategy+Business Books, www.strategy-business.com, and other electronic and print publications published by Booz Allen for senior business executives. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Booz Allen, he spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology editor and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, the daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. For 10 years, he was a marketing and media columnist for Advertising Age, and he continues to blog on the subject at www.randallrothenberg.com. Randall is the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), a critically-acclaimed chronicle of the birth, evolution, and death of a single advertising campaign.

Mr. Rothenberg received an undergraduate degree in Classics from Princeton and currently lives in New York City.

Hide bio
View bio
Patrick Dolan
  • Patrick Dolan
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • IAB

Patrick Dolan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Mr. Dolan is responsible for finance, operations, costs, compliance, and risk management. In addition, he works closely with the rest of the executive management team to supervise strategy and revenue optimization.

Mr. Dolan served as the director of finance for George Soros’ network of philanthropic entities, the Open Society Institute, in Europe. Based in Budapest, he managed a budget of over $500 million disbursed in over 20 countries in Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Following the Open Society Institute, Mr. Dolan joined DoubleClick, Inc. first as their Director of International Finance and later as Director of Business Operations. Mr. Dolan was responsible for establishing international financial operations as well as developing new businesses that DoubleClick, Inc. acquired, including Abacus.

In 2001, Mr. Dolan moved to Miami to assume the position of Executive Director of Finance and Operations for The Locomotion Channel, a cable channel co-owned by Hearst Entertainment and Corus Entertainment which broadcast in Latin America.

Mr. Dolan later served as CFO of the Early Learning Coalition of South Florida, a not-for-profit with a budget of over $160 million, and most recently ran his own business management consulting firm where he worked with clients in New York, Miami and other U.S. cities on issues including trade association product development, business operations, forecasting, budgeting, financial management and marketing.

Mr. Dolan received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hide bio
View bio
David Doty
  • David Doty
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
  • IAB

David Doty is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He leads IAB efforts in advancing branding in digital, research and measurement, agency outreach and new ad products, marketing and communications, and international relations with 43 IAB licensees across the globe. He oversees the organization’s events portfolio, which attracts leading speakers from across the industry and 7,000 people a year to learn and network about digital. Through these key initiatives, Doty helps publishers, marketers, and agency professionals understand and leverage interactive tools and technologies to reach and influence the consumer.

David joined the organization from Booz Allen Hamilton where, from 2001 he served as Director of Corporate Branding and Creative Services. His work for Booz Allen has been recognized with such prestigious honors as the Gold Award of the League of American Communications Professionals and the Thoth Award from the PR Society of America.

Before joining Booz Allen, he was a journalist and editor, and worked as a consultant in digital and print on both strategies and content products for Hearst, Wired, Departures, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and numerous other media outlets. He served as author of Frommer’s Guide to New York City and editor of Zagat Guide: U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas.

For a number of years, David consulted with the French Government Tourist Office. In 2004, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by Jacques Chirac, President of France at the time, for having dedicated his marketing and communications expertise to deepening the understanding between the US and France.

Hide bio
View bio
Dave Grimaldi
  • Dave Grimaldi
  • Executive Vice President, Public Policy
  • IAB

Dave Grimaldi is Executive Vice President for Public Policy at IAB, and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He leads the the IAB policy team, which advocates on behalf of IAB member companies before Congress, federal agencies, and involves direct lobbying, political fundraising, issue campaigns, and policy development.

Dave joined IAB from Pandora Media, where he directed the company’s public affairs strategy and opened its Washington, D.C. office. Dave worked to craft Pandora’s policy messaging toward political and national media, while cultivating and strengthening relationships with a broad network of journalists, third party validators, and other music industry and technology representatives.

Prior to Pandora, Dave served as Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, serving as the Commissioner’s advisor on all matters. Dave prepared Commissioner Clyburn for congressional oversight hearings, the review of proposed mergers and various FCC rulemakings, and helped guide the office through Clyburn’s tenure as Acting FCC Chairwoman.

Before the FCC, Dave served as Senior Counsel to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised the Whip in a variety of capacities, from policy positions to floor strategy, and coordinated with the House’s committees and other Leadership offices to prepare legislation for consideration by the full House.

Before joining the Whip’s office, Dave was a Principal at The Raben Group, where he advised corporate clients on issues relating to intellectual property, financial services, and telecommunications.

Dave earned his BA in English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, followed by a J.D. at Catholic University Law School.

Hide bio
View bio
Anna Bager - mobile video board
  • Anna Bager
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Video Centers
  • IAB

Anna Bager, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Video, brings together two of the digital media and marketing industries’ most significant growth platforms under her leadership. The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, charged with driving the growth of the mobile marketing, advertising and media marketplace. The Digital Video Center focuses on tying together various IAB video activities – including Advanced TV, Digital Video, and the Digital Content Newfronts – providing a one-stop shop for thought leadership, innovation, research, and guidance for the burgeoning digital video industry.

Prior to joining the IAB, Bager was heading business intelligence at Ericsson Multimedia and head of research at Ericsson’s Business Consulting unit. Earlier, she was Research and Consulting Manager for IDC EMEA. Business Insider named Anna to the Most Important Women in Mobile Advertising in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and one of the 2014 top women in media by Folio Mag.

Hide bio
View bio
Dave Grimaldi
  • Dave Grimaldi
  • Executive Vice President, Public Policy
  • IAB

Dave Grimaldi is Executive Vice President for Public Policy at IAB, and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He leads the the IAB policy team, which advocates on behalf of IAB member companies before Congress, federal agencies, and involves direct lobbying, political fundraising, issue campaigns, and policy development.

Dave joined IAB from Pandora Media, where he directed the company’s public affairs strategy and opened its Washington, D.C. office. Dave worked to craft Pandora’s policy messaging toward political and national media, while cultivating and strengthening relationships with a broad network of journalists, third party validators, and other music industry and technology representatives.

Prior to Pandora, Dave served as Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, serving as the Commissioner’s advisor on all matters. Dave prepared Commissioner Clyburn for congressional oversight hearings, the review of proposed mergers and various FCC rulemakings, and helped guide the office through Clyburn’s tenure as Acting FCC Chairwoman.

Before the FCC, Dave served as Senior Counsel to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised the Whip in a variety of capacities, from policy positions to floor strategy, and coordinated with the House’s committees and other Leadership offices to prepare legislation for consideration by the full House.

Before joining the Whip’s office, Dave was a Principal at The Raben Group, where he advised corporate clients on issues relating to intellectual property, financial services, and telecommunications.

Dave earned his BA in English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, followed by a J.D. at Catholic University Law School.

Hide bio
View bio
Dennis Buchheim 3
  • Dennis Buchheim
  • Senior Vice President, Data & Ad Effectiveness and General Manager, Data Center of Excellence
  • IAB

Dennis Buchheim is Senior Vice President for Data and Ad Effectiveness, General Manager of the IAB Data Center of Excellence, and head of the IAB San Francisco office. In addition to running the day-to-day activities of the Data Center of Excellence, he is responsible for developing business cases and executing plans that promote effective advertising—work that increasingly revolves around the responsible use of data to enhance digital experiences for consumers, while also optimizing results for publishers and marketers. In addition, he is overseeing IAB efforts to establish and educate the industry on 3MS (Making Measurement Make Sense) and new measurement requirements.

Dennis has worked in digital advertising since 2002, most recently at Yahoo, where he served as VP of Product Management for programmatic and premium advertising, targeting, measurement and insights, and trust and safety. Dennis joined Yahoo from Microsoft, where he initially focused on distribution of advertising and web search products to new partners and Microsoft properties, was later promoted to be GM of Display Monetization, then took on product management of Microsoft’s ad exchange and ad network, and finally led program management for display advertising overall. Dennis’ first role in advertising was as GM of Inktomi’s paid inclusion business, which he helped to expand after the company was acquired by Yahoo (his first stint with Yahoo), before moving on to lead product marketing for Yahoo/Overture partners. Before entering the ad space, Dennis designed and developed consumer and enterprise software products at industry stalwarts Apple and Oracle, led engineering for startup Actioneer, and co-founded and led product management and marketing at iHarvest, which was acquired by Interwoven for its award-winning tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing web content.

Hide bio
View bio
Alanna Gombert Headshot
  • Alanna Gombert
  • SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager
  • IAB Tech Lab

Alanna Gombert is SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab.

Before joining IAB, Gombert was CEO of Gombert Consulting, a full service digital media consulting agency and she is Founder and Co-chair for the IAB Programmatic Council.

Prior she was Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at Conde Nast and founder of CatalystDesk, Condé Nast’s digital media trading platform. Gombert joined Condé Nast in March 2013 from Google by way of Admeld, where she ran the trading desk, agency, and demand-side platform relationships and helped grow RTB from an idea to a killer business.

Prior to Admeld, Gombert worked at Right Media, the first online advertising exchange, where she focused on ad selection algorithms and market dynamics. Right Media was acquired by Yahoo in 2007. Her early career included stints with Nielsen, DoubleClick, and the finance world with JP Morgan Chase and Commerzbank. Advertising has allowed her to travel the world, and she has experience in international markets, including EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.

Hide bio
View bio
Val Baron
  • Val Baron
  • Director, Video
  • IAB

Val works closely with the IAB Video Board on initiatives critical to the advancement of the video advertising industry. Val also leads the committees for digital video, mobile video and programmatic video where she collaborates and facilitates discussions with IAB members to develop guidelines, best practices, white papers, research and thought leadership addressing the challenges and opportunities in the video marketplace.

Prior to joining the IAB, Val’s focus has been on programmatic video with both buy and sell side responsibility, setting up new businesses at organizations including Videology Group, PubMatic and StickyAds.TV spanning across the US, EMEA and LatAm. Prior to video, she spent almost 5 years at Microsoft Advertising UK where she held operational and sales excellence roles.

Val earned her CPA from the Argentinean Catholic University in Buenos Aires, followed by an MBA with entrepreneurial focus in France and the UK. She spent her first 5 years of her career in the finance industry, working for a private equity boutique and GE private asset management.

Val was born in the US, grew up in Brazil and Argentina, did her MBA in France and worked in the UK, she is not only multilingual but truly multicultural. She is based out of NYC and lives in CT with her husband and her 2 kids.

Hide bio
View bio
Kevin Blouin
  • Kevin Blouin
  • Senior Manager, Business Operations
  • IAB

Kevin Blouin has spent most of his professional career in the non-profit world, first as Membership Development Director for the Texas Pharmacy Association, and then as a consultant with enSYNC Corp. (unfortunately not the boy-band). He has worked on process improvement and redesign with over 135 organizations from state-based to international associations and foundations.

“Change Management and Process Redesign are now college courses. It was just something I stumbled into as I saw people tearing their hair, wasting time on things that no one could find a valid reason for. Though being nimble and open to change is key when you realize your own collegiate expertise in Renaissance and Romantic period English literature is somehow overlooked as an employable skillset.”

Hide bio
View bio
Susan Borst 2
  • Susan Borst
  • Deputy Director, Mobile
  • IAB

Susan Borst is a Director of Industry Initiatives, heading up the Social Media, Content Marketing, Native Advertising, B2B and Games member committees to identify key challenges and opportunities for growth, and setting standards and best practices.

After 20+ years at top NYC creative agencies (Gotham, Kaplan Thaler Group, Grey Worldwide and Hill Holiday), Susan made the move to digital in 2010. At IAB, Susan leads the Social Media, Content Marketing, Native Advertising, B2B and Game Advertising committees, working closely with hundreds of digital publishers/platforms and technology providers to identify key challenges and opportunities for growth, and setting standards and best practices. Under her leadership, these groups have produced the IAB Native Advertising Playbook, Content Marketing Primer, Social Media Buyer’s Guide, Game Advertising Ecosystem Guide, User Generated Content guide, Building a B2B Brand Online For Dummies guide and many more.

Recent speaking engagements include OMMA Native, Business Insider Ignition, SXSW, Social Media Week in NYC and Chicago and more. She is on the jury for The Shorty Awards and the Content Marketing Institute Awards and was named one of the “15 People in NYC That are Changing Advertising That You Need to Know About” by Alley Watch (8/14.) She is based out of NYC and lives in CT. She is also half Icelandic, but loves Swedish Fish.

Hide bio
View bio
Erika Bradbury
  • Erika Bradbury
  • Director, Conference Programs
  • IAB

Erika Bradbury is the Director of Conference Programs, where she leads the agenda development and speaker recruitment for IAB events. In addition to programming conferences in the digital media space, she has also led production for events in the fields of real estate and e-commerce. Passionate about creating compelling content no matter the industry, Erika was an editor and writer for a B2B real estate publication prior to entering the events space. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Diana Braithwaite
  • IAB Education Foundation
  • IAB
Hide bio
View bio
Jeanie Carstensen
  • Jeanie Carstensen
  • Vice President, Finance & Operations
  • IAB

Jeanie Carstensen is the Vice President of Finance and Operations. She joined the IAB in October 2015 with 20+ years experience in the media and entertainment industries. Most recently she was with Comcast/NBCUniversal as a strategic finance and administration leader supporting the Cable Ad Sales Division. Prior to that she held finance leadership roles at Viacom/MTV Networks in New York and MTV Europe in London, England.

Jeanie holds a BA in Finance from Iona College, is an avid traveler, and volunteers with Monday Night Hospitality serving restaurant style meals to those in need.

Hide bio
View bio
Benjamin Dick
  • Benjamin Dick
  • Director, Data & Ad Effectiveness
  • IAB

Ben is Director, Data & Ad Effectiveness at the IAB. He has the privilege of working with leading ad technologists, agencies and publishers to help identify and navigate some of their most pressing business opportunities and challenges within these verticals. By facilitating discussion and developing best practices, research, white papers, and thought leadership events in collaboration with IAB members, Ben helps improve and facilitate the working of the programmatic and attribution ecosystems.

Prior to joining the IAB, Ben spent almost 4 years at GroupM where he oversaw programmatic strategy, optimization best practices, and private marketplace relationships across Nestle’s 85 brand portfolio. In this capacity he was responsible for building and “productizing” the Nestle Trade Desk (NTD), an independent programmatic buying unit developed specifically to service Nestle brands. Prior to his work on the NTD, Ben held positions at both Maxus Global and Universal McCann where he helped lead the development of programmatic and attribution strategies for large global brands including MasterCard, Barclays, Harvard Business School, and Welch’s.

When not in the office geeking out on data and ad tech, you can usually find Ben exploring the city on his bike or checking out the evolving patchwork of eateries, shops and parks within his Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn. He holds a B.S. in Communications and Entrepreneurship from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Hide bio
View bio
Enxhi Dylgjeri
  • Enxhi Dylgjeri
  • Manager, Industry Initiatives
  • IAB

Enxhi is working with IAB’s Membership Services and Industry Initiatives, facilitating member communications, Committee & Council event coordination, and member participation. Born in far country Albania to acrobat parents, Enxhi has been living in NYC since the second half of her childhood. She studied International Relations and Contemporary Literature at Dartmouth College, where she co-created and ran annual events to promote conscious consumerism and positive body image. She likes to spend her free time with her dog, poetry, social justice, and her grandmother’s amazing food.

Hide bio
View bio
Zhana Edmonds
  • Zhana Edmonds
  • Director, Events
  • IAB

Zhana Edmonds has a special interest in creating interactive and engaging events that leave a lasting impression in each attendees minds. She has been planning meetings and conferences for over five years and earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification in 2013. In addition to planning meetings her background also includes events marketing and creating strategic growth plans for events. Her responsibilities at the IAB are to manage the logistics of IAB conferences. Zhana graduated from George Mason University in 2009 with a B.S. in Marketing. If she isn’t planning a conference she is probably at the gym trying the newest exercise craze.

Hide bio
View bio
Ilham Elkatani
  • Ilham Elkatani
  • Product Manager
  • IAB Tech Lab

Ilham Elkatani joined the IAB Tech Lab team in 2015 as the Technical Analyst of the Trustworthy Supply Chain responsible for the development of technology and operations solutions supplied to the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). Prior to this, Ilham worked on the OPEN Operations & Certification team at MediaMath supporting partner operations initiatives and the OPEN Partner & Buyer Certification programs. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Hide bio
View bio
Chris Glushko
  • Chris Glushko
  • VP, Marketing
  • IAB

As VP of Marketing, Chris Glushko brings 15 years of digital marketing and communications experience to IAB. He spearheads internal and external communications efforts with IAB leadership in line with the numerous capabilities of the organization—public policy, mobile, video, professional certification, technical standards, and more. Various marketing campaigns under his supervision have effectively connected with publishers, advertisers, media buyers, ad creatives, technologists, and legislators, as well as consumers who turn to the ad-supported web every day for news, information, and entertainment.

Prior to working at IAB, Chris served as Manager, Interactive Marketing for Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. In that role, he was responsible for building the company’s interactive marketing and digital advertising capabilities, as well as its CRM strategy and deployment.

Chris holds a BA in Sociology from Centenary College and resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Allie Carson, and canine companion, Willis. An avid live music fan, he donates a great deal of his spare time to supporting the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has granted over $1 million dollars to music education programs for children.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Natalie Hamingson
  • Coordinator, Member Services
  • IAB
Hide bio
View bio
Nicole Horsford
  • Nicole Horsford
  • Senior Director, Member Services
  • IAB

Nicole joins the IAB as Senior Manager in the Member Services department. In this role she strategically engages and recruits IAB membership through the creation of our many offerings and events. Nicole draws from her wealth of industry experience both on the buy side, having worked for Saatchi and Saatchi, and on the sell side at Oddcast and Westwood One. Her natural curiosity and desire to learn the industry also landed her experience client side, working as a Marketing Manager for Emblem Health. Nicole graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Communications & Media Studies, as well as a business degree. Her latest curiosity is travel, and when not working she tries to discover as many new places as possible.

Hide bio
View bio
Eric John
  • Eric John
  • Deputy Director, Video
  • IAB

Eric John, Senior Director, Mobile, works with media companies, publishers, and marketers to help grow their mobile business through industry standards, research, and buyer/seller best practices. He brings nearly 15 years of technology marketing and partnership development to this position.

Prior to joining IAB, Eric led digital strategy and initiatives for the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) where he helped launch their cross-platform Magazine Media 360° reports. Prior to MPA, he served as head of Digital Services at the Alliance for Audited Media, delivering certified publisher metrics and platform audits to IAB and MRC standards. In addition, he has held senior management and product marketing positions with Nokia, Yahoo, and DoubleClick and has been a featured speaker at CES, Mobile World Congress, and Adobe MAX.

Eric holds degrees from Miami of Ohio (BA) and Indiana University (MA) and is a graduate of the Product Management Program at Columbia University.

Hide bio
View bio
Maggie Maxwell
  • Maggie Maxwell
  • Coordinator
  • IAB Education Foundation

Maggie Maxwell is the Coordinator of the IAB Education Foundation, working on grant funding efforts and program administration.

Prior to joining IAB, Maggie was with the United Way of New York City, a nonprofit which aims to eradicate poverty through programs in education, income, and health. Maggie hails from Syracuse, and also worked post-college at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A graduate of the University of Rochester, where she studied Political Science, Women’s Studies, & Philosophy, Maggie enjoys writing, comedy, and having 2-3 The New Yorker magazines on her at all times.

Hide bio
View bio
Mayank Mishra
  • Mayank Mishra
  • Senior Director, Engineering
  • IAB Tech Lab

Mayank is a visionary technologist, bringing several years of thoughtful leadership in all stages of technology design, development, execution in support of a product vision and road-map with experience from large corporations to early startups adept in conceiving, defining, developing, & launching Web & mobile applications.

He has designed system software, Middleware, eCommerce and Mobile platform/apps for Fortune 50 corporations to startups for companies like IBM, Appssavvy,Kickapps and Flurry.

With certifications like PMI, Java/J2EE, Business Rules and also being speaker at developer conferences, he loves learning new technology and designing platforms.

With several mobile apps in app store and SDK’s running on thousand of devices, he loves to spend time in building mobile and wearable apps or playing guitar.

Hide bio
View bio
Shira Orbach
  • Shira Orbach
  • Senior Manager, Marketing
  • IAB

Shira is one of the longest tenured employees at IAB, getting her start in 2005 and working her way through various roles since. As Senior Manager of Marketing & PR, she manages IAB.com, coordinates strategic press outreach, supervises onsite press management at events, builds IAB agency relations programs, and drives awareness for IAB efforts in research, mobile, and more.

Hide bio
View bio
Edwin Orta
  • Edwin Orta
  • Senior Manager, Facilities

Edwin Orta is the Senior Facilities Manager. He joined IAB in December 2016 with 20+ years’ experience in the Advertising and finance industries. Most recently he was with RAPP an Omnicom company as a Facilities manager for their NY office. Prior to that he held an Office Services management position for NERA economic consulting firm, a Marsh and Mclennan company.

Edwin holds a BA in Business Management from Brooklyn College and have his certifications from Baruch College. Edwin is a devoted husband and father of two. Volunteers as a coach for youth basketball and baseball and is a huge NY sports teams fanatic.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Mina Pajevic
  • Coordinator
  • IAB Tech Lab

Mina joins IAB as the Tech Lab Coordinator. She studied History and Political Science at Stony Brook University and brings with her several years of experience working in administration, human resources, and recruitment. Mina was born and raised in New York City and would live in Serbia every summer during school recess. She likes to spend her free time discovering new music and traveling, as well as hanging out with her family, friends, and pet turtle.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Myrna Perez
  • Coordinator, Finance
  • IAB
Hide bio
View bio
Alex Propes
  • Alex Propes
  • Director, Public Policy
  • IAB

Alex Propes is the Director of Public Policy at the Interactive Advertising Bureau, based out of its Washington D.C. office. He is responsible for coordinating policy initiatives and representing IAB policy positions to the federal government. Prior to joining IAB, Alex served as the Policy Manager at the European-American Business Council, where he managed government affairs activities related to cloud computing, privacy, and telecommunications. Alex has experience managing online marketing campaigns. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Brendan Riordan-Butterworth
  • Senior Director, Product
  • IAB Tech Lab

Brendan joined the internet revolution in 1998 with MediaHouse, a web analytics and network monitoring company sprung from the ashes of the BBS industry. Since then, he’s walked the fine line between luddite and technology evangelist, privacy advocate and targeting specialist. This has included work with Microsoft in their data collection and behavioral targeting branch, with Greenpeace in their public outreach branch, and with privacy-centric FOSS projects.

Hide bio
View bio
Virginia Rollet Moore
  • Virginia Rollet Moore
  • Vice President, Events
  • IAB

Prior to joining the IAB in 2002, Virginia Rollet Moore planned major events for Vivendi Universal, and has 15 years of experience in event planning. When she is not planning a conference, she can be found in Cameroon, where she volunteers at the Ape Action Africa sanctuary and cares for orphaned baby chimpanzees and gorillas, victims of the bushmeat trade.

Hide bio
View bio
Alexandra Salomon
  • Alexandra Salomon
  • Senior Director, International
  • IAB

Alexandra joined the IAB at the end of 2012 as Senior Director, International. She brings over 20 years of global marketing and business operations experience to the team, particularly the past 15 years in the digital world. Alexandra leads international initiatives for the organisation across operations, communications and marketing.

A veteran in online advertising and interactive marketing, digital publishing and global e-commerce, Alexandra has worked for leading brands such as AOL, Yahoo, Zinio and Disney Publishing. She was born in the UK and grew up in France, and is not only multi-lingual but truly multicultural.

Hide bio
View bio
Amit Shetty
  • Amit Shetty
  • Senior Director, Video and Audio
  • IAB Tech Lab

Amit Shetty comes to the IAB Tech Lab with a background building Cloud, Mobile and Video products in a wide variety of markets, ranging from Telcos to Enterprise to Consumer apps. He has worked in Product Management, Marketing and Engineering roles, and has built platforms in standards based ecosystems at Motive/Nokia (products built on Broadband Forum standards) and InnoPath (products built on Open Mobile Alliance standards). He also worked at Yahoo! where he worked on the Video Player used across all of Yahoo!’s properties. He is a proud Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hide bio
View bio
Colleen Shields
  • Colleen Shields
  • Senior Manager, Business Operations and Events
  • IAB Tech Lab

Colleen Shields joined the IAB in 2012, and supports the IAB Tech Lab in advancing the team’s work of producing protocols and tools that help companies implement global industry technical standards. Colleen is a native Wisconsinite, though she has lived in London and Sydney previously. In her spare time she enjoys attending storytelling and comedy events around New York, pointing out that all things great in the world stem from Wisconsin, hiding her North-woods accent, and working on silversmithing in her basement.

Hide bio
View bio
Tina Shih
  • Tina Shih
  • Director, Marketing
  • IAB

Tina Shih is the Director of Marketing at the IAB where she is responsible for marketing and communications for events, education initiatives and member objectives. Previously Tina was Vice President of Marketing at Arkadium, a casual game development company. There she was responsible for driving the strategic development of corporate and product marketing campaigns including the management of internal and external marketing communications, social game management and public relations. Prior to Arkadium Tina served as Director of Marketing for Pulse 360, a contextual advertising network, and Vice President at Citi Cards where she helped to create and transform groundbreaking e-business solutions into profit centers.

Hide bio
View bio
Shailley Singh
  • Shailley Singh
  • Senior Director, Product and Research & Development
  • IAB Tech Lab

Shailley brings several years of product management experience in Digital advertising at Yahoo and Say Media building products for Mobile advertising, Ad Operations, Targeting solutions and integrating data platforms. Shailley has supported and worked with multiple IAB initiatives in the past namely MRAID and Mobile Rising Stars specifications. At Yahoo, he worked on creating innovative ad experiences for mobile and tablet platforms as well as native formats. Shailley has a diverse background as a product leader, consultant and entrepreneur building and sustaining high performing teams at both large organizations as well as venture funded startups like Paypal, Yahoo, Say Media, Serus, Accenture, PwC. By way of qualifications, Shailley has an MBA and Chemical engineering degree.

Hide bio
View bio
Kristina Sruoginis 2
  • Kristina Sruoginis
  • Director, Research
  • IAB

Kristina Sruoginis is the IAB’s Research Director, heading the IAB Research Council and its working groups and leading IAB’s research studies and initiatives since 2011. She develops market-making research and her work has been featured in AdAge, Adweek, NY Times, MediaPost, Business Insider, USA Today and more. Her research has been presented at ARF Re:Think and Audience Measurement conferences and nominated for an ICOM Data Creativity Award. Kristina is also a member of the ICOM Global Summit Board.

Prior to joining the IAB, she was the Director of Digital Research at MTV Networks where she oversaw digital research initiatives, producing studies ranging from usability and digital consumer insights to qualitative ad effectiveness optimization. Kristina has deep expertise in primary and secondary consumer and quantitative research and has a 15+ year career in media research, advertising, product development, user experience, digital strategy and entertainment focusing on all things digital.

Hide bio
View bio
Brad Weltman Promoted to VP, Public Policy, IAB
  • Brad Weltman
  • Vice President, Public Policy
  • IAB

A seasoned Washington insider, Brad is Vice President of Public Policy and serves as the IAB’s chief lobbyist in Washington.

Brad has extensive experience representing trade associations and companies before the United States Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and state legislatures on a multitude of issues that include privacy, mobile, advertising, taxation, intellectual property and First Amendment issues. Prior to joining the IAB, Brad served as Vice President of Government Affairs for MPA – The Association of Magazine Media where he focused on both federal and state lobbying. Brad has also worked in the U.S. Senate as an advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

Brad received his Master of Public Policy and B.A. from the University of Michigan and lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Claire Whalen
  • Senior Manager, Events
  • IAB
Hide bio
View bio
Eva Wu 3
  • Eva Wu
  • Director of Mobile
  • IAB

Eva Wu is a Senior Manager of IAB’s Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence. She facilitates the growth of mobile marketing by managing working groups and committees that aim to solve mobile’s greatest challenges. Currently, Eva leads the IAB’s tablet committee, local advertising committee and mobile location data working group. Prior to joining the IAB, Eva was the associate product manager of mobile and emerging products for Xaxis.

Hide bio
View bio
Maggie Zhang 1
  • Maggie Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Senior Director, Video Research

Dr. Maggie Zhang is Senior Director, Digital Video Research at the IAB. In this position, Maggie is working extremely closely with the Digital Video Center of Excellence and the IAB research team to develop and lead market making research to demonstrate the importance and value of digital video advertising. She is also involved in many other facets of the research and thought leadership initiatives at the IAB.
 
Maggie comes to IAB with a rich research background, growing from Research Analyst at Frank N. Magid Associates to Executive Director.  She has experience developing and designing primary research to answer a wide variety of business needs including branding and positioning, customer satisfaction, advertising effectiveness, and product/content development.  Most recently, she led research analytics in Magid’s National TV vertical and handled client research for TV networks, digital publishers and MVPDs seeking to innovate their platform and content offerings.
 
She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications (The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University), an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations (University of Delaware), and a B.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations (Foreign Affairs University in China).  When not working, she’s probably training for a marathon or Ironman triathlon.  She also enjoys musical and improv theater.  Maggie is bilingual, fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Agency Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives from the nation’s leading creative, digital, and media agencies. The board’s objective is to spark dialogue among agencies, publishers, and marketers, and even between media agencies and creative agencies. The IAB leverages the board to infuse the agency point of view more fully in its guidelines work and to drive forward the importance of premium online experiences, with audience as the first priority.

Michael Lebowitz 2
  • Michael Lebowitz
  • Founder and CEO
  • Big Spaceship
  • AAB Chairman

Michael Lebowitz is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, a globally-recognized marketing agency that creates connected experiences, products and services. Since launching the agency in 2000, he has defined the strategy and vision for Big Spaceship, while working closely with the agency’s clients, including BMW, Capital One, Google Play, Google Maps, Ken Burns, Nestle-Purina, Organic Valley, Samsung, West Elm, and YouTube.

At Big Spaceship Michael has assembled “a crack team of digital inventors,” according to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list, and has led the company to be named one of Advertising Age and Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work for multiple years in a row. Big Spaceship’s multidisciplinary team structure and progressive culture have been profiled by Harvard Business School, with the case study now taught at business schools in 40 countries.

Speaking on creativity, innovation and the evolution of business, Michael speaks across the globe and has engaged audiences at top industry events including Cannes Festival of Creativity, SXSW, Click:NY, Forge Conference, Advertising Week, Click:London and ad:tech, as well as at business schools including NYU Stern, Long Island University and SLU’s Institute for Private Business.

He frequently chairs and sits on juries for creative awards and influential industry organizations including the IAB Agency Advisory Board and annual MIXX Awards, The One Club, Society of Digital Agencies and The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, among others. And has led the agency to win countless awards of its own including an Emmy Award nomination for the agency’s work with HBO Voyeur, Cannes Lions, Clios, Webbys, Andys, and One Show Interactive Pencils, as well as numerous IAB MIXX, Webby, Shorty, FWA, Communication Arts, W3 and Pixel Awards, among others. Michael was also named among the 2010 Creativity 50 and the 2008 OMMA Online All-Stars.

Hide bio
View bio
Craig Atkinson
  • Craig Atkinson
  • COO & Chief Digital Officer
  • PHD Media

As Chief Digital and Operating Officer at PHD USA, Craig maintains a dual role with oversight of the agency overall as well as serving as the champion of thought leadership and innovation focused on the agency’s output.

Craig came to PHD after 6+ years at sister agencies OMD and Omnicom Media Group where, most recently he served as Chief of Acquisitions, North America, leading strategic and corporate development for Omnicom Media Group, with a particular focus on emerging areas of digital channels including search marketing, mobile, social media and content development. In addition, Craig was the overall owner of the client relationship for the McDonald’s US business at OMD.

Before taking on the Acquisitions role, Craig served as Midwest Regional Director at OMD and was responsible for the strategic direction and regional oversight of OMD’s Chicago operations.

Craig has held positions within digital marketing since its inception in the mid 1990’s, playing key Account, Media and Strategy roles at Modem Media, Digitas, and Arc Worldwide leading digital marketing strategy and program development for such clients as Intel, Michelin, HP, the U.S. Army and Allstate. Craig also spent two years on the client side working inside Washington Mutual’s ecommerce group as a product manager, leading development of applications to acquire and securitize mortgage backed loans.

A frequent speaker and recognized thought leader in the emerging and digital marketing landscape, Craig is regularly quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age and Adweek.

Craig is a graduate of the University of Vermont, recently relocated to the NY area and is thoroughly enjoying eating his way through his new neighborhood in Brooklyn with his wife Nikki and sons Jake and Sam.

Hide bio
View bio
Tom Bedecarré
  • Tom Bedecarré
  • Co-Founder & Chairman
  • AKQA
  • AAB Emeritus Member

Tom Bedecarré is one of the most influential leaders in advertising today. Recently named “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Adman” by Fortune Magazine, he was described as a rare hybrid who has cred with both Silicon Valley techies and advertising’s Mad Men.

Tom is CEO of AKQA, the world’s largest independent digital advertising agency. With 1,000 global employees, AKQA has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington D.C. and serves leading clients including Audi, Heineken, Nike, Target, Visa and Xbox.

An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Tom has been an innovator and pioneer of the advertising and communications business over the last three decades. Previously, Tom was founder and CEO of Citron Haligman Bedecarré, San Francisco’s largest independent advertising agency and a leader in launching Internet brands.

Tom holds a BA degree from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Hide bio
View bio
Jeff Benjamin 1
  • Jeff Benjamin
  • Founder
  • Disco

Jeff Benjamin, former Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, joined JWT in 2012 as Chief Creative Officer, North America.

During his career, Jeff has navigated clients through the interactive landscape with great success, creating some of the world’s most pioneering and famous campaigns. His ability to lead multi-national marketers to experiment and break ground has continually opened up new doors for brands such as Best Buy, Coke Zero, Domino’s Pizza, Microsoft and Kraft. ‘Subservient Chicken’ and ‘Whopper Sacrifice,’ his campaigns for Burger King, are among the most successful viral marketing campaigns of all time.

Jeff has been recognized internationally by every major industry award show, winning the Grand Prix at Cannes in three different categories, Best of Show at the One Show, and the Grand Clio at the Clio Awards. He served as president of the Cyber Jury at Cannes in 2010, has been profiled in Fast Company and The New York Times, appeared in the ‘Creativity 50’ and is regularly called upon by television networks such as CNBC to comment on the state of the industry. His work has been showcased in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Communication Arts, Time, and Newsweek.

Hide bio
View bio
Winston Binch
  • Winston Binch
  • Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America
  • Deutsch Inc.

Winston Binch is Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America, and one of the most accomplished digital marketing leaders and innovators of his generation. Over the past 15 years, he’s developed some of the industry’s most influential and meaningful digital campaigns, products, and experiences, bringing customization to Nike by way of Nike iD and the Pizza Tracker to Domino’s, Whopper Sacrifice to Burger King, and reinventing Volkswagen’s approach to online car shopping. He has also advised countless global brands and conglomerates on how to identify the marketing potential of the digital age, including American Express, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target, Pizza Hut, Vail Resorts, Sprint and Taco Bell. An educator and humanitarian at heart, Winston is co-founder of Boulder Digital Works at the University of Colorado, a digital continuing education program, and sits on the board of Protect Our Winters, a non-profit organization against climate change. See what he’s up to on Twitter or Instagram @winstonbinch.

Hide bio
View bio
Lincoln Bjorkman
  • Lincoln Bjorkman
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • Wunderman
Hide bio
View bio
Conor Brady 1
  • Conor Brady
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Critical Mass

Conor Brady is a Global Creative Director at Huge, where he works closely with creative teams across the agency’s offices in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Conor plays a critical role in Huge’s work on integrated marketing campaigns and business development.

Before joining Huge, Conor served as Chief Creative Officer at Organic, where he was responsible for overseeing the creative discipline across all offices in the United States and Europe. He has worked with many of the world’s largest brands, including Pepsi, Intel, Hilton Hotel Group, VW, BBC, Bank of America, P&G, Nike and Conde Nast.

Conor studied at the Royal College of Art and Middlesex University and holds a BA in graphic design. Conor is an avid cyclist and lives in Brooklyn with his wife. In his spare time, he runs Elcyclista, a journal for bike design and culture.

Hide bio
View bio
Brad Brinegar 1
  • Brad Brinegar
  • Chairman and CEO
  • McKinney
  • Founding AAB Chairman

Brad has led Durham, North Carolina-based McKinney since 2002.

Since his arrival, McKinney has more than doubled in size by building one of the most innovative business models in the advertising industry, one that blurs the line between traditional and digital media. As a result, McKinney has been recognized as one of the best agencies in the country by Advertising Age. In 2008, Brad led a management buyback of the agency from French holding company Havas.

He is also on the board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and founding chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB’s) Agency Advisory Board.

An anthropology major at Dartmouth, where he rowed on the varsity crew and was editor-in-chief of the humor magazine, Brad also earned a finance MBA from Columbia. Before joining McKinney, he spent two decades at global advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago, rising from trainee to CEO of Leo Burnett USA.

Hide bio
View bio
Brent Choi
  • Brent Choi
  • Chief Creative Officer, New York & Canada
  • JWT

Very few have had a run like Brent Choi over the past decade. Prior to being tapped to lead both J. Walter Thompson New York and Canada in 2015, Brent helped to transform the company’s Canadian operation, winning new business and leading the agency to be named Strategy’s 2015 Silver Agency of the Year. In fact, since 2000, Brent has helped two different agencies to become Agency of the Year in Canada.

Now, Brent drives industry-leading creative work for clients like Johnson & Johnson, Puma, Kellogg’s Special K, Tim Hortons, Air Canada, and more.

In 2013, Brent was the #2 ranked Chief Creative Officer in the world for his digital work, and consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top 10 creative directors. In the past few years, he has received several Cannes Lions (including two golds), multiple CLIOs and D&AD pencils, AdAge’s Top Five Ads of the Year, and was one of only 11 worldwide winners of the inaugural Fast Company Innovation Award. His work has also been featured numerous times in Mashable, Wired, Forbes, CNN, and Fast Company.

Some would say his creative success is because he started with a business degree from Ivey, one of Canada’s top business schools. Others will argue it’s in spite of it. At home he is a proud dad, insane NFL fan, and loving husband. His wife would add “In that order.”

Hide bio
View bio
Susan Credle
  • Susan Credle
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • FCB

Every agency says it wants “to do great creative,” but for Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle, it’s the reason why that matters. “Great creative has to build helpful, meaningful brands for the long-term,” she says. “That’s the sum of what we at Leo Burnett do, and what I’ve set out to do my entire career.”

She came to Leo Burnett in the fall of 2009, after more than two decades at BBDO in which she rose from “bathroom-break girl” for the agency’s receptionists to EVP Executive Creative Director. There, Susan reinvented the iconic M&M’s characters; turned Cingular Wireless from a start-up into a leader brand; and created other consistently award-winning work for such clients as Bank of America, FedEx, Gillette, Lowe’s, PepsiCo, Pizza Hut and Visa.

Since joining Leo Burnett, Susan has spearheaded a creative renaissance at the agency through an eye for new top talent, a commitment to work that benefits brands and the world, and a vision for clients that always looks beyond a single campaign or ad.

Susan’s leadership, inspiration and in-the-trenches contributions have led to legacy-respecting yet forward-looking campaigns like McDonald’s Happy Meal “Happy Tales,” Kellogg’s Special K “What Will You Gain When You Lose?” Secret’s “Mean Stinks” anti-bullying campaign and, one of the most beloved and awarded platform ideas, Allstate’s “Mayhem.”

“I believe in purpose-driven brands and having pride in something in lasts,” she says. “And, as we say here at Leo, that creativity can transform human behavior.”

Susan serves on the Boards of the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Foundation for EXXcellence and the Creative Circus. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Media Council at the Paley Center for Media in New York, the Creative Review Board of the Ad Council and is a supporter of Marwen and One Million Degrees in Chicago.

Hide bio
View bio
Mainardo DeNardis
  • Mainardo De Nardis
  • Global CEO
  • OMD

Mainardo de Nardis has been CEO of OMD Worldwide since 2009.

OMD Worldwide is a leading global media communications agency, recognized for its global footprint, strategic integration and creative innovation. It has been acknowledged as Most Creative Media Agency by The Gunn Report for nine consecutive years; Adweek Global Media Agency of the Year for 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014; and the 2002, 2005, 2009 and 2011 Media Agency of the Year by Advertising Age.

Prior to joining OMD he was CEO of both Aegis Media and Mediaedge:cia Worldwide. He was a co-founder of one of Italy’s “third wave” ad agencies before moving from advertising to media communications to start Medianetwork, Italy’s first media independent.

Mainardo presided over the Cannes Festival’s Media Lions Jury in 2012 and sits on the Boards of Omnicom Media Group and the Ad Council. He resides in NY and London with his family.

Hide bio
View bio
Colleen DeCourcy
  • Colleen DeCourcy
  • Co-Global Executive Creative Director
  • Wieden + Kennedy
Hide bio
View bio
Brian DiLorenzo
  • Brian DiLorenzo
  • CEO
  • MING Utility and Entertainment Group
Hide bio
View bio
Tom Eslinger
  • Tom Eslinger
  • Former Worldwide Director of Digital and Social
  • Saatchi & Saatchi

Tom works across Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide digital capability and is based in NYC and spends 50% of his time in China as Greater China Chief Digital Officer. He has both a worldwide focus across integrated creative, strategy and operations, adding talent, new capabilities and forging worldwide partnerships with creative partners and platforms. In 2014, Tom added Digital Executive Creative Director to the Asia Pacific/China region to his creative and strategic duties. Tom is a highly awarded digital and mobile creative director, with 69 Cannes Lions across multiple categories and 100s of international awards. Following his Presidency of the Cyber Lions, Tom was the first President of the Mobile Lions in 2012. The Creative Data jury at Cannes 2015 is Tom’s fifth Cannes jury, having served on the 2002 Cyber and 2006 Titanium juries. He is a member of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Creative Board and works on the development of the annual New Director’s Showcase at Cannes Lions. Tom’s creative work is part of the permanent design collections of Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Naturally Tom’s work has become all things social and mobile. He champions the necessity, tactics, and possibilities of mobile advertising and marketing in his recently published book “Mobile Magic”, where he takes readers step-by-step through his process for creating truly mobile ideas. Tom lives with his partner Gregory and their Lakeland Terrier Berkeley Jackson in the Financial District of Manhattan.

Hide bio
View bio
Kirsten Flanik
  • Kirsten Flanik
  • President
  • BBDO New York

Kirsten is the Managing Director of BBDO New York.

In addition to her agency responsibilities, Kirsten oversees the Mars business (which includes more than a dozen of the company’s major chocolate, pet and food brands), FedEx, ExxonMobil and the agency’s public service efforts in support of Autism Speaks. 

Since joining BBDO in 2006, Kirsten has been named a “Woman to Watch” as well as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising” by Ad Age.


Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Kirsten serves on the board of Somerset Hills Learning Institute, one of the premier institutions for children with Autism, is a member of Advertising Women of New York and BBDO’s Women Leadership Council, a group dedicated to helping women succeed in the workplace.

 Kirsten is a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.

Hide bio
View bio
Quentin George
  • Quentin George
  • Co-Founder
  • \UNBOUND\

As Chief Innovation Officer, Quentin George is responsible for the overall growth, development and implementation of Mediabrands’ intelligence capabilities including its incubation practice and the physical and virtual Media Labs. Quentin serves as the key driver of all group activities that address not only the complexities of the digital arena for Mediabrands’ clients, but also educates and informs our clients on the hidden

opportunities within the space. Internally, he will continue to transform the Mediabrands culture, creating a toolkit of resources that connects the network with a complete catalog of Mediabrands’ services and platform capabilities, partner solutions and case studies. In addition, Quentin will identify and introduce Mediabrands and IPG leadership to potential

technology and content partners that are ideally suited to enable our network and clients to grow.

One of the most tenured leaders in the digital arena, Quentin was appointed Chief Digital Officer, Mediabrands in 2009. He joined the IPG Network in 2007 and was named Global Lead, Digital Media and Strategic Innovation for Universal McCann. Prior to his role at UM, he served as Chief of Corporate Development and Managing Director for Organic, Inc., where he grew the business substantially since joining in October 2004. During his tenure at Organic, he led assignments for clients such as Sprint, 20th Century Fox, Mitsubishi Motors and GeekSquad.

Quentin was SVP of Client Services at Avenue A/Razorfish, where he co-managed the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices and was responsible for driving online-based

initiatives for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Disney, Cisco Systems and Genentech. Back in 1994, he cofounded Electric Ocean, an internationally renowned

interactive marketing agency based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he won one of the first Clios ever awarded for digital work. He’s also a founding member and former cochairman of the Digital Interactive Media Association (DIMA).

Quentin resides and makes wine in San Francisco with his wife and children.

Hide bio
View bio
Jae Goodman
  • Jae Goodman
  • Co-Chief Creative Officer
  • Creative Artists Agency

Jae Goodman is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head of CAA Marketing, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Goodman works in the Los Angeles

office and helps provide corporate clients with creative solutions that leverage the power of entertainment to build brands and drive business results. CAA Marketing clients include Coca-Cola,

General Motors, Diageo, Chipotle, Samsung, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Keurig, Fender and The MacArthur Foundation, among others.

CAA Marketing was the driving force behind Hasbro’s Transformers film franchise and Chipotle’s “Cultivate” campaign, including the animated short film “Back to the Start” featuring Willie Nelson

covering Coldplay and its follow-up “The Scarecrow.” The campaign has won four Cannes Grand Prix awards in four different categories in the past three years.

CAA Marketing is responsible for the first and second brand films ever accepted to the Sundance Film Festival, the first-ever live interactive show on Hulu, nine Webby Awards in six years for four

different clients, and eight Emmy nominations and four wins for such clients as Old Navy, Chipotle, and Dolby.

Prior to CAA, Goodman served as Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco, overseeing all creative talent and work. Previously, he held creative and executive positions at Wieden+Kennedy, Leagas~Delaney, and Ogilvy & Mather.

Under Goodman’s leadership, CAA Marketing’s work has been selected as one of TED’s “10 Ads Worth Spreading,” and in 2014, Goodman was named to both Fast Company’s Most Creative People

in Business 1000 and Ad Age’s Creativity 50 List.

Hide bio
View bio
Matt Harrington
  • Matt Harrington
  • Global Chief Operating Officer
  • Edelman

Matthew Harrington oversees Edelman’s four regions as well as Edelman Berland, the firm’s research arm; human resources; legal; information technology; and conflict management. A 21-year Edelman veteran, Matthew is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity and initial public offerings. Currently, Matthew provides corporate and/or issues management counsel to a range of clients, including, GE, Charles Schwab & Company, Samsung and Starbucks. Matthew is a graduate of Denison University, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is also a board member of the World Food Program USA, the Council of Public Relations Firms and the Classic Stage Company.

Hide bio
View bio
Bradley Kay
  • Bradley Kay
  • President + Partner
  • SS&K

Brad is the President/Partner of SS+K – a creative agency with a unique perspective on social engagement. SS+K is partially owned by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

The firm may be best known as President Obama’s youth marketing agency for its work on both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as well as its involvement in the creation and marketing of the yellow wrist band for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Since Brad’s return to SS+K 4 years ago, he and his partners have generated year-over-year double-digit growth in revenue and profit and added Fortune 500 clients including GM, Kaplan, Kraft, and Pfizer among others. This momentum was punctuated by a Cannes Gold for Coca-Cola’s Honest Tea and an anointment as Political Agency of the Year by OMMA magazine.

This is Brad’s second tour of duty with the firm. He first joined SS+K in 1994 and stayed through 1998. Since rejoining the firm, Brad’s focus has been on SS+K’s go-to-market strategy, business development, operations, talent acquisition and retention and managing some of the firm’s larger accounts.

Prior to SS+K, Brad was the EVP/Executive Director of Draftcb’s Digital practice and a member of the New York Leadership Team.

Before this, Brad served as the GM and Co-founder of Merkley ID, the Digital and Design unit of Merkley + Partners. Brad also served as Director of Business Development at The Attik, a global digital, design and motion graphics firm working on brands including HBO, MTV and Nike.

Prior to The Attik, he held account management positions at Ogilvy, Cliff Freeman & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Brad is currently an Agency Advisory Board member to the IAB. He has spoken about the power of social media as a keynote speaker at Brazil’s “Mais” Account Planning Conference and on a panel of independent agencies at the Cannes Festival. He was featured in Departures Magazine as one of the advertising industry’s new Mod Men. He’s been a judge for the Effie’s, led panels for IAB and been a guest columnist for Adweek, MediaPost and The Hub.

Learn more here: http://about.me/bradleykay

Hide bio
View bio
Joyce King-Thomas
  • Joyce King-Thomas
  • President & COO
  • McCann XBC

Joyce King Thomas is Chairman, Chief Creative Officer of McCannXBC, a unit focused on leading MasterCard’s global marketing efforts. She has is one of the originators of MasterCard’s priceless campaign, which runs in 100 countries and has been spoofed by everyone from Ralph Nader to Bart Simpson.

During a two-year hiatus from McCann, Joyce became a partner at Longreads, at twitter fueled social reading site. She also became a board member of the Nurse Family Partnership,

a group dedicated to teaching parenting skills to young mothers living in poverty.

She has won numerous awards and served as a judge for Cannes, the One Show and the Clios. Advertising Age named Joyce one of the 100 most influential women in advertising.

Hide bio
View bio
Nick Law
  • Nick Law
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • R/GA

As Global Chief Creative Officer, Nick is responsible for the creative vision of R/GA, the New York-based agency for the digital age. He guides teams of visual designers, copywriters and experience designers as they create award-winning work for a many of Fortune 500 companies. He also ensures that R/GA stays true to the company’s unique legacy of collaboration between world-class creative and groundbreaking technology.

Nick’s background is extensive and diverse, spanning multiple marketing disciplines during 20 years at agencies in the United States and abroad. He began his career in branding and corporate identity and design before switching to advertising, and then ultimately, focusing on digital marketing.

Nick has won every major industry awards, including a Titanium Lion and Grand Prix Cyber Lion at Cannes, and a prestigious Black Pencil from D&AD. Three times he has been named in Creativity Magazine’s “Creativity 50”, a list of the world’s most influential creatives.

  • Social:
Hide bio
View bio
Nigel Morris
  • Nigel Morris
  • CEO
  • Aegis Media

Nigel Morris was appointed CEO of Aegis Media Americas in 2011 having held the position of CEO, Aegis Media North America from May 2009. In June 2012 Nigel was additionally appointed CEO of Aegis Media EMEA. From 2003 until 2009, Nigel was the founder CEO of Isobar, and led its rapid expansion into the world’s leading digital services agency network. Prior to this Nigel held a range of senior positions in Carat International. He joined Aegis Media in 1992 having previously worked in fashion, corporate identity and branding consultancy. Nigel is also Chairman of the Aegis Group plc Sustainability Committee and leads the future product offering and service delivery strategy for Aegis Media.

Hide bio
View bio
Matt Murphy
  • Matt Murphy
  • Partner and Group Creative Director
  • 72andSunny

Matt Murphy is partner and Group Creative Director at 72andSunny, where he helps lead the company’s commitment to experimentation with art, technology, and entertainment.

During his five and half years at 72andSunny, he’s worked across many brands, including the iconic collaboration between K-Swiss and Kenny Powers of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” to create “Kenny Powers, MFCEO” as well as creating the fully integrated launch campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

He currently leads the creative charge on all things Google, including the relaunch of the Google’s Search App which invited New Yorkers to rediscover their city through bespoke OOH placements all throughout the city; YouTube’s Proud to Play film, which celebrated equality in sports during the World Cup; and the recent Made With Code: Holiday Lights project, which gave Google’s initiative to get teenage girls into coding a national stage at the White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Prior to 72andSunny, Matt spent three years at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland working on Nike and EA.

Hide bio
View bio
Janet Northen 1
  • Janet Northen
  • Partner/EVP/Director, Agency Communications
  • McKinney
  • AAB Secretary

Janet was one of the first to apply strategic corporate communications to build agency brands. She was The Martin Agency’s first director of agency communications and held the same post later at Fallon and again in 1999 when she joined McKinney. Her work has earned international media for the agency’s talked-about work in the marketplace. In 2009, Janet inspired the formation of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Agency Advisory Board that serves as the voice of creativity to its publisher members. She has chaired the 4A’s Agency Communications Committee and is on the board of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Hide bio
View bio
John Patroulis
  • John Patroulis
  • Creative Chairman
  • Bartle Bogle Hegarty

John’s career began as a copywriter in New York City at TBWA\Chiat\Day, NY, where he created campaigns for a diverse roster of clients, including Nextel, Absolut, Samsonite, and Bic. With efforts that included multiple awardwinning television campaigns, and such nontraditional work as a limited edition fashion collector’s piece for Absolut and a billboard that blistered and faded for the Skin Cancer Foundation, his work received some of the highest creative honors in the industry.
In 2004, John moved west and joined the TBWA/Chiat/Day office in San Francisco and went on to lead award winning campaigns for another large variety of clients, including, most notably, adidas, Fox Sports Net, and Motorola. With more high profile, gold pencil and lion winning campaigns including the first ‘viral’ video to receive top honors by the AICP John helped TBWA/Chiat/Day SF become one the most awarded offices in the world.

In 2007, he left to help launch T.A.G. SF. As global creative lead on Xbox, his first year resulted in the Halo 3 “Believe” campaign. With it’s unique approach to integrated storytelling, it became the most creatively awarded campaign of the decade, garnering top honors at every major international award shows including the Integrated Titanium Grand Prix and Film Grand Prix at Cannes, Best in Show at the One Show, Grandy, Grand Clio, Grand Effie, the Art Director’s Club, Addy’s, D&AD, AICP, and more. Once released, Halo 3 become the biggest launch in entertainment history. This and other content driven successes led John to cofound agency two fifteen in 2010 in San Francisco, where he served as ECD/Partner. With it’s continued award winning global Xbox success joined by the social media driven content launch of the Kin phone among other campaigns, agency two fifteen celebrated it’s first birthday by being named to Creativity’s “Alist”, placing it among the 10 most creative agencies in the world.

In summer of 2011, John accepted the role of Chief Creative Officer at BBH New York. One year later the agency was named to Creativity’s “AList” for the first time in it’s history. With integrated campaigns for clients like Playstation, Axe, Google and Cole Haan it has grown to become one of the most awarded agencies in NYC, and was recently named one of Creativity’s “Innovators of the Year” in 2014, “One to Watch” by Adage, and was the only agency in North America to win Gold Cannes lions in both the Film and Cyber categories at the 2014 festival. For this and other efforts, John was recently named one of the “Adweek 50”, the annual list of the top 50 innovators and influencers in marketing. And in January of 2015, he was named BBH’s first ever Creative Chairman in New York.

Over his career John has received every single top international creative honor several times over, including the One Show Best in Show, Grand Clio, The Grandy, and the Cannes Grand Prix, which he has won twice.

Hide bio
View bio
Rosemarie Ryan
  • Rosemarie Ryan
  • CEO
  • co:collective

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.

Hide bio
View bio
David Sable
  • David Sable
  • Global CEO
  • Young & Rubicam

“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the current.”

These words of British author-journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, spoken many years ago, are a mantra for David Sable, whose advertising career spans more than 30 years. His profound commitment to innovative customer-centric advertising continues to power his journey.

David was appointed Global CEO of Y&R in February 2011, but his ties to the agency date back to his first job in the industry, when he joined Y&R’s training program in 1976. He later went on to Wells Rich Greene, then co-founded the award-winning Israeli agency, Mimsar-Arielly. On his return to the U.S., David spent time at PR giant Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe (both parts of the Y&R group), where he was counselor to clients like Colgate-Palmolive, Digital Equipment Corporation and Coca-Cola.

David rejoined Y&R in 1990 to lead the United States Postal Service account, where his service approach helped direct a new messaging platform and other assets, including its logo, which are still in use today. Under David’s leadership of the USPS team, Y&R created the industry’s very first website for a client.

An early digital entrepreneur, David co-founded Genesis Direct, an innovative, web-based firm instrumental in establishing a direct-to-fan Internet presence for the National Hockey league, Major League Baseball, National Football league and the National Basketball and the National Basketball Association.

For the 10 years prior to Y&R, David was vice chairman and COO at sibling company, Wunderman, where he was responsible for managing their global marketing services network — and presided over its digital transformation and the creation of their digital offering. As a leading authority on digital marketing, David serves as an adviser to many digital start-ups in the world.

Not surprisingly, David has an active presence in the blogosphere, with The Weekly Ramble, which he has been writing since 2006 and which has garnered a large audience. Fast Company recently invited David to become an expert blogger on corporate culture; his first blog for them, “Finding the ‘Colere’ in Corporate Culture,” debuted recently. Y&R’s global client, Xerox, asked him to share his thoughts on productivity on their blog, #FocusFriday: Reframing Productivity.

David is a Director at Large of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4As) and was a founding member of its Digital Advisory Board. He has served on juries at the Cannes International Creative Festival, including the highly prestigious Titanium panel. He is a frequent speaker on the digital environment, for example, to Microsoft UK, where he spoke on how digital is driving every communication today. David is frequently tapped for his marketing and digital expertise throughout the industry and around the world. Recent interviews include Campaign Asia, Forbes on driving innovation, Forbes on how everything is digital, as well as Digiday and Microsoft Advertising.

Active in philanthropy and education all his life, David was named to the New Yorkers Volunteer State Office of National and Community Service Commission in 2010. Two years earlier, the Mayor of the City of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, appointed him to serve as a member of the Cultural Advisory Committee of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

David and his wife, Debbie, have two married daughters and Henry and Teddy — their treasured grandsons.

Hide bio
View bio
Carrie Seifer
  • Carrie Seifer
  • President of Investment
  • MediaVest USA

Carrie Seifer is President of Investment at Mediavest USA. In her new role, Seifer leads Mediavest’s integrated, cross-channel media investment practice spanning linear and digital video, publishing, OOH, mobile, search, social, programmatic, and local marketplaces. She and her team are responsible for building and managing strategic partnerships that drive content creation, data access and innovation for clients including Comcast, Honda, and Heineken.

A 25-year digital industry veteran, Seifer has led teams and advertisers into the digital age by developing adtech, products, and partnerships that create scalable ROI while not frustrating users. She most recently served as SVP, Strategy at Millennial Media, the third largest mobile advertising marketplace, where she led global strategy and worked directly with key advertisers in categories including automotive, CPG, retail, entertainment, and pharmaceutical. Earlier in Seifer’s career, she directed mobile, social, and video products for Condé Nast and helped to create the first mobile ad model at Vindigo.

Hide bio
View bio
Zak Treuhaft
  • Zak Treuhaft
  • President
  • Hearts & Science
Hide bio
View bio
Steve Wax
  • Steve Wax
  • Partner & Chief Narratologist
  • The Cooke Wax Partnership

Steve Wax attended Reed College and the UCLA Film School; he received one of the first American Institute short film grants, was a member of the landmark San Francisco film collective, Cine Manifest.

Steve was also a founding board member of the Independent Feature Project. In the first phase of his career, he produced a number of independent feature films.

Steve founded Chelsea Pictures in 1987; Chelsea pioneered the use of feature and documentary directors in commercial production.

Under Chelsea’s banner Wax produced the feature film Unmade Beds. He also exec-produced the Oscar Nominated short film, Killing Joe, and the Emmy-nominated documentary Following Sean.

In 2000 Steve began working with two of the Blair Witch filmmakers, forming Campfire, the narrative ad agency. Campfire’s social marketing projects include brand clients such as GM, Verizon, Dr Pepper/Snapple, Harley-Davidson, and many entertainment brands, including True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Shark Week. Campfire is now a division of Sapient Nitro and the Publicis Groupe.

Steve is now a partner at The Cooke Wax Partnership, a two year old agency that combines brand strategy with social marketing. Among Cooke Wax’s clients are IMAX, United Way of NYC, Libertine drinks and TmaxSoft.

He’s also a member of the Agency Advisory Board of the Interactive Agency Bureau, and a longstanding board member of Issue Project Room, the landmark experimental theater in Brooklyn.

Hide bio
View bio
Bryan Wiener
  • Bryan Wiener
  • Chairman
  • 360i

Bryan Wiener is CEO of digital agency 360i. Under his leadership, 360i has earned a spot on Ad Age’s coveted “Agency A-List” and Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” roster, helping clients like Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Diageo and NBC Universal engage their target audiences across the ever-changing digital landscape. Mediaweek has named Bryan a Top 50 person in media two years running for his visionary leadership within the industry and recently named him a Media All-Star.

Bryan’s background includes a series of senior management positions at Net2Phone Global Services, a pioneer in VoIP communications technology. Prior to that, he served as General Manager at TheGlobe.com and Director of Business Development at Standard and Poor’s. Bryan is Vice Chairman of the AAAA Digital Board and serves on the AAAA National Board of Directors and the IAB Agency Advisor Board. He is also an advisor to NYU’s Media & Entertainment Student & Alumni Associations.

Bryan holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BA in History from Syracuse University.

Follow Bryan on Twitter at @bwiener.

Hide bio
View bio
John Winsor 1
  • John Winsor
  • Chairman & Founder
  • Victors & Spoils

John Winsor is a leading strategic marketing and product innovation thinker known for his work in collaboration, co-creation and crowdsourcing. He is the CEO of Victors & Spoils, the world’s first creative advertising agency built on crowdsourcing principles and, in 2011, a business named to Advertising Age’s “Agency A-List 10 to Watch” list and Mashable’s Top 5 Digital Agencies.

Before founding Victors & Spoils, Winsor was Vice President and Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, helping the company become the most awarded advertising agency in the world in 2008 and 2009. He brought his co-creation philosophy to the agency that formed the underpinning of the agency’s strategy practice that fueled work such as, Dominos, “Transparency,” Best Buy’s “Twelpforce” and Microsoft’s “I’m a PC.”

Prior to CPB, he founded his own company, Radar Communications, in 1998 – with Nike as its first client – and sold it to CP+B in 2007. At Radar, Winsor used co-creation, strategy and academic-based market intelligence tools to help some of the country’s most progressive companies learn from key voices in their communities.

Winsor was a journalist before founding Radar, building a magazine publishing company devoted to sports that included mountain biking, in-line skating and extreme skiing. In 1990, he acquired the rights to publish a then-struggling magazine, Women’s Sports & Fitness. Within three years, he turned that magazine around and launched several other highly profitable titles and events, including The Gravity Games. He sold the business to Conde Nast in 1998.

Winsor is a frequent industry speaker and respected author. He gave the speech “The Trials and Tribulations of Harnessing the Chaos of Abundance” at the Guardian UK summit in Cannes. He spoke, along with Mark-Hans Richer, CMO of Harley-Davidson, at the M50 Summit. He was recently interviewed by Harvard Business School for a study on crowdsourcing in the agency environment. He will be speaking at the 2013 Mirren conference in New York City.

His books include “Beyond the Brand: Why Engaging the Right Customers is Essential to Winning in Business,” “Spark: Be more Innovative through Co-Creation,” “Baked In: Creating Products and Businesses That Market Themselves” (with Alex Bogusky) and “Flipped: How Bottom-Up Co-Creation is Replacing Top-Down Innovation.” Baked In, a bestseller, was named an award winner in the marketing category for the 2009 800-CEO-Read Business Book Awards.

He was recently featured in the book “Pioneers of Digital” a showcase of success stories from leaders in advertising, marketing, search and social media, which credited him with turning his “…wealth of communication and digital experience…into a crowdsourcing (ad)venture.”

Throughout his career Winsor has been deeply involved in the start-up and technology communities. He was a founding investor in Nau, the sustainable clothing company and has been on the board of directors of Black Diamond Equipment and Lijit Technologies.

Outside of work he pursues his passions of climbing, skiing, cycling and surfing. Among his accomplishments, he set the world record for the ascent and round-trip of Kilimanjaro.

Winsor earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Hide bio
View bio
Joanne Zaiac
  • Joanne Zaiac
  • President, NY Region
  • DigitasLBi

As President of the DigitasLBi New York region, Joanne is responsible for driving the development and growth of the NYC and Atlanta offices. She leads a team overseeing the strategy and execution of Digitas services across the region’s client base (including American Express, Aetna, Comcast, Delta, and Travelers). During her tenure as President, she has driven significant expansion and growth of Digitas New York, adding several Fortune 500 clients and recruiting some of the industry’s top talent. Under Joanne’s leadership, the NY & Atlanta offices received more accolades as a “Best Place to Work” than ever before in their history. Joanne has over 30 years of advertising industry experience. She has led innovative, strategic & cross channel marketing programs that have built brand equity for national brands. Her career as an integrated marketer began in general advertising at Havas Dentsu Marsteller. She then spent 14 years in Direct Marketing at Wunderman Worldwide/Young & Rubicam. She joined Digitas in 1999 to gain more experience in digital marketing. Joanne serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement New York, the [email protected] Advisory Board, is an AWNY (Advertising Women New York) Executive Member, and is on the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Agency Advisory Board. She was honored in 2011 by AWNY and Working Mother Magazine as Advertising Working Mother of the Year. She is also an honored recipient of the Academy of Women Achiever’s (YWCA) Women Achiever Award. Joanne graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in History and Literature, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Randall Rothenberg
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • IAB

Randall Rothenberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAB, the trade association for interactive marketing. IAB represents over 650 leading media and technology companies. Its members include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, The New York Times, Twitter, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal, CBS, Cars.com, and scores of other ad-supported digital media companies, which are responsible for selling more than 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. To support the growth of the interactive advertising and marketing industries, IAB serves as the industry’s public policy and lobbying organization, market and consumer research center, training and development base, and hub for the development of technical standards and operating best practices. IAB has 43 affiliate associations around the world.

Randall led the IAB from 2007 through 2010, and rejoined the association in March 2011, after a stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc. Prior to his IAB role, Randall was the Senior Director of Intellectual Capital of Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and technology consulting firm, where he oversaw business development, knowledge management, and thought leadership activities, and directed the award-winning quarterly business magazine strategy+business, Strategy+Business Books, www.strategy-business.com, and other electronic and print publications published by Booz Allen for senior business executives. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Booz Allen, he spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology editor and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, the daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. For 10 years, he was a marketing and media columnist for Advertising Age, and he continues to blog on the subject at www.randallrothenberg.com. Randall is the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), a critically-acclaimed chronicle of the birth, evolution, and death of a single advertising campaign.

Mr. Rothenberg received an undergraduate degree in Classics from Princeton and currently lives in New York City.

Hide bio
View bio
David Doty
  • David Doty
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
  • IAB
  • AAB Staff Liaison

David Doty is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He leads IAB efforts in advancing branding in digital, research and measurement, agency outreach and new ad products, marketing and communications, and international relations with 43 IAB licensees across the globe. He oversees the organization’s events portfolio, which attracts leading speakers from across the industry and 7,000 people a year to learn and network about digital. Through these key initiatives, Doty helps publishers, marketers, and agency professionals understand and leverage interactive tools and technologies to reach and influence the consumer.

David joined the organization from Booz Allen Hamilton where, from 2001 he served as Director of Corporate Branding and Creative Services. His work for Booz Allen has been recognized with such prestigious honors as the Gold Award of the League of American Communications Professionals and the Thoth Award from the PR Society of America.

Before joining Booz Allen, he was a journalist and editor, and worked as a consultant in digital and print on both strategies and content products for Hearst, Wired, Departures, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and numerous other media outlets. He served as author of Frommer’s Guide to New York City and editor of Zagat Guide: U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas.

For a number of years, David consulted with the French Government Tourist Office. In 2004, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by Jacques Chirac, President of France at the time, for having dedicated his marketing and communications expertise to deepening the understanding between the US and France.

Hide bio
View bio

The Ad Operations Advisory Board is dedicated to improving the operational efficiency of interactive advertising. Its working groups regularly include agency-side representatives to help improve communication, understanding, and work processes in all areas of the buyer-seller relationship.

James Deaker
  • James Deaker
  • Vice President, Revenue Management, Privacy and Policy
  • Yahoo!

James Deaker is responsible for delivery of internal services related to analytic reporting, data quality, business intelligence and quantitative insights development at Yahoo!

Prior to Yahoo!, James led the Monetization Excellence group at Microsoft. He held a variety of different roles at San Francisco-based software company, Rapt Inc., including VP of Advisory Services, before Rapt was acquired by Microsoft in April of 2008.

James holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

Hide bio
View bio
Joe Barone
  • Joe Barone
  • Managing Partner, Digital Operations
  • GroupM

Joe Barone is Managing Director of Digital Ad Operations for GroupM Interaction North America. Joe first joined WPP in 1989. He has held various traditional and digital media positions within WPP agencies including Managing Director of [email protected], and Interactive Media Director at Ogilvy & Mather.

Joe has been buying digital media since 1994, when Hotwired.com became the first publisher to offer banners online. He continued to move in the leading wave of the digital media landscape, through the portal period, on into content integration, advanced targeting, mobile, social, and performance based buying. In his current role at GroupM Interaction, he is focused on systems development, digital accountability, and process re-engineering/workflow analysis in support of the GroupM agencies including Maxus, Mindshare, MEC, Mediacom, and Xaxis

Joe is a member of several digital operations industry working groups, including the IAB Operations Advisory Committee , IAB Emerging Innovation Task Force, and the 4A’s Digital Marketing and Privacy Committees

Hide bio
View bio
  • Kyle Andrews
  • Field Display Services Manager
  • Microsoft Advertising
Hide bio
View bio
  • David Adams
  • Senior Vice President, Ad Product and Monetization
  • Condé Nast
Hide bio
View bio
Krishan Bhatia
  • Krishan Bhatia
  • Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy
  • NBCUniversal

Krishan Bhatia serves as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy for NBCUniversal’s Advertising Sales division, reporting to Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships. In this role, Bhatia oversees the division’s strategy, research, analytics, data and new product capabilities as well as the technology platforms and operations of the company’s advertising sales business—spanning its portfolio of Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, News and Hispanic properties.

From 2011-2014, Bhatia served as Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Operations with operating responsibility for NBCUniversal’s digital advertising business and prior to that as Senior Vice President, Advertising Strategy and Operations for Comcast Interactive Media.

Bhatia originally joined Comcast in 2005 and was a founding executive team member of Comcast Interactive Media, where he played an instrumental role in creating and growing the digital media business for Comcast. Prior to Comcast, Bhatia was a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Global Media & Entertainment Practice in New York.

Bhatia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Digital Content Next (formerly Online Publishers Association), and as a board member of the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and the IAB Tech Lab.

Hide bio
View bio
Neil Bowman 1
  • Neil Bowman
  • VP, Advertising Technology, BBC Worldwide
  • BBC Worldwide Americas

Neil Bowman is the Vice-President of Advertising Technology for BBC Advertising. He is responsible for the technical direction and integration of all ad platforms across the globe. This includes responsibility for ad serving, programmatic, data management and warehousing, new ad format and site monitoring across BBC’s international TV, radio and digital portfolio.

Prior to joining the BBC, Neil held senior roles in technology, product and operations at AOL Advertising where he ran a team of specialists focusing on adserving technology, video, mobile platforms and audience targeting for their O&O properties, as well as operational roles at Trinity Mirror and Carlton Interactive.

Hide bio
View bio
Andrew Casale
  • Andrew Casale
  • President and CEO
  • Index Exchange

Mr. Casale has been instrumental in leading the evolution of Casale Media into Index Exchange. His focus on delivering benefits to publishers through mutually beneficial partnerships with the demand side has resulted in extraordinary growth for the company. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and market vision to his leadership team, and also for hands-on supervision of day-to-day corporate endeavors. He is a respected industry thought leader, and is widely sought for his expertise and opinions on programmatic and exchange-traded media.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Rachel Chen
  • Head of US and EMEA Ad Ops
  • Reuters
Hide bio
View bio
Josh Cohen
  • Josh Cohen
  • Sr. Business Product Manager, DoubleClick
  • Google

Josh Cohen is the Senior Business Product Manager for Media and Publisher Advertising Platforms at Google. Previously, Josh was the Business Product Manager for Google News where he was responsible for product strategy, marketing and publisher outreach for Google News globally.

Prior to joining Google, Josh was Vice President of Business Development for Reuters Media, the world’s largest news agency. While there, he led business development for Reuters Consumer Media team, including all activities with major strategic partners. He was responsible for agreements with AOL, Google, MSN, Yahoo! and numerous media companies around the world for content distribution, revenue generation and strategic investments.

Before joining Reuters, Josh was Director of Business Development for SmartMoney.com where he led business development and licensing activities for the site, a joint venture between Dow Jones and Hearst.

Cohen holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia Business School, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.

Hide bio
View bio
Yale Cohen
  • Yale Cohen
  • SVP, Activation Standards
  • Publicis Media Exchange

Yale Cohen serves as SVP, Activation Standards at PMX, focusing on building strategic partnerships & ad buying solutions across all clients. He has worked at Publicis for the past 7 years, and as a thought leader, helps Publicis establish new standards for buying and reporting on clients’ media investment.

A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale has worked across clients including JP Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Masterfoods, Zipcar, among others throughout his 13+ year experience in digital advertising. Little known fact: in 2004, Yale qualified as an alternate in the sport of Fencing at the Olympics in Athens.

Hide bio
View bio
Dennis Colon
  • Dennis Colon
  • VP of Ad Ops & Strategy
  • CBS Interactive

Dennis has been in the digital advertising space for over 16 years. He has been responsible for developing/evaluating workflow tools, ad solutions and vendor partnerships. As well as Strategy involving new products, advertising systems and overall business. He has worked closely with sales, tech, product and corp to create efficiencies, ad solutions and vendor decisions. Dennis developed the following teams outside of Ad Ops: Revenue Ops, Yield, Programmatic, QA and Publisher Ops and Ad Product.

Hide bio
View bio
  • James Commons
  • AOL
Hide bio
View bio
  • Tim Craycroft
  • Director, Display Advertising Platform
  • Amazon
Hide bio
View bio
  • J. Allen Dove
  • CTO
  • SpotX
Hide bio
View bio
Angelina Eng
  • Angelina Eng
  • VP, Media Platforms & Emerging Media
  • Merkle

Angelina Eng is a seasoned executive with 20 years+ of digital media, marketing & operations experience, and has worked with a broad spectrum of clients including: Macy’s, Pfizer, Disney Parks & Resorts, General Motors, Delta Airlines, Kraft Foods, General Mills and Unilever. Eng is the VP, media platforms & emerging media for Merkle, Inc and is responsible for defining, building and managing the digital media platforms solutions group, including the development of internal systems to improve communications and workflow across departments; establishment of standard deliverables and protocol; creation of ad trafficking and tracking guidelines and requirements; implementation of emerging platforms; standardization of reporting and analysis systems; and institution of media optimization best practices. Prior to Merkle, Angelina was the VP/Director, digital operations at Dentsu Aegis. She is an active member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, where she is a part of the Ad Ops committee and the Ad Technology committee.

Hide bio
View bio
Dan Foehner
  • Dan Foehner
  • Director, Media Solutions
  • Facebook

Dan Foehner serves as the Director of Media Solutions at Facebook, where he ensures operational and service excellence for Facebook’s top strategic accounts and global agencies worldwide. This includes pre-sales, campaign management and post-sales activities.

Prior to Facebook, Dan served in various positions at Yahoo and was most recently the Vice President, Global Sales Operations responsible for the ad operations and ad technology teams in 16 markets worldwide.

Hide bio
View bio
Campbell Foster
  • Campbell Foster
  • Director of Marketing, Video Advertising
  • Adobe

Campbell Foster is Marketing Director for Adobe Primetime, leading global efforts to drive adoption of Adobe’s video engagement, data and optimization technologies. He is a published author and researcher, and frequent speaker on TV Everywhere, video monetization, and IPTV trends and topics.

Before Adobe, Campbell headed global Product Marketing for Google DoubleClick, managing ad serving, video, RTB, programmatic, and rich media products. He served as a founding member of the DoubleClick Ad Exchange management team.

Campbell earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and received a BA in English from Cornell University.

Hide bio
View bio
Mark Frons
  • Marc Frons
  • SVP, Deputy Head of Technology & Global Head of Mobile Platforms
  • News Corp

Marc Frons joined News Corp in October 2015 after serving nine years as chief information officer and chief technology officer at The New York Times Co. At The Times, Mr. Frons led a major expansion in technology and product development, and played a principle role in devising and implementing the strategy and technology behind the Times’ successful Digital Subscriptions initiative, the company’s mobile products, and the redesign of its primary website, NYTimes.com.

Mr. Frons started his career as a journalist, a background that gives him unique insight into the capabilities for digital publishers. He was a reporter and editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at BusinessWeek before leaving there in 1995 to start the financial Web site SmartMoney.com, where he held the title editor and chief technology officer. SmartMoney.com was an early pioneer in interactive journalism and data visualization, and won several awards for its innovative technology and design.

Hide bio
View bio
Abhay Gangadharan
  • Abhay Gangadharan
  • Media Services
  • Google

Abhay is the Head of Advertising Product Commercialization on the Media & Technology Solutions team. In this role, he focuses on global advertising operations and new product development for YouTube, AdMob & GDN.

Abhay is a veteran in the online space with executive experience in Online Advertising, Operational management, Product Management & CRM Operations across CBS Interactive (CNet, CBS,CBSSports), Fox Interactive Media(MySpace,Fox, AI & IGN), United Online (NetZero, Juno, Classmates.com).

Abhay has an MA in Economics from Osmania University in Hyderabad and a BA with Honors in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India.

Hide bio
View bio
Raef Godwin
  • Raef Godwin
  • VP of Revenue Operations
  • PGA Tour

Raef Godwin oversees all aspects of global revenue operations for the PGA TOUR’s digital properties. This includes directing ad technology, yield optimization, data management and programmatic sales strategy. Raef has overseen the PGA TOUR’s ad operations development through long-term strategic partnerships with CBS and, more recently, Turner Broadcasting. He also managed the transition to an in-house model in 2012. The migration included setting up pitch-to-pay operational processes and architecting the build out of a staff of approximately 20 that serves as a central business operational unit connecting many aspects of the organization’s structure, including sales, legal, finance, marketing, content and product development. Raef holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Florida and a master’s in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Steven Gold
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Head of Operations
Hide bio
View bio
Kevin Heery 1
  • Kevin Heery
  • Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Product and Platform Engineering
  • Time Inc.

Kevin Heery is Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Product and Platform Engineering for Time Inc. In this role, Kevin leads media platforms and overall site product and engineering roadmap. Kevin drives scale and shared standards to accelerate the growth of audiences and the development of editorial tools for efficiency and advertising sales growth across Time Inc.

Kevin’s philosophy revolves around data-driven decision making. He runs a tight cross-functional team using lean agile methods from strategy development to product delivery.

A UK-native, Kevin moved to New York in 2013 to join Time Inc. US. Previously, he ran the digital product operation across 60 brands at Time Inc. UK (then IPC Media) in London.

Kevin writes about applying lean in big companies at: http://squeakylean.com

Hide bio
View bio
David Jakubowski
  • David Jakubowski
  • Head of Ad Tech and Atlas
  • Facebook

David leads Ad Tech and Atlas at Facebook. David is a seasoned executive and industry expert on advertising technology and digital monetization, with a long history leading innovation around data, privacy, and cross channel measurement. His depth of experience in complex search, social, mobile and display platforms combined with his tenure in the advertising community give David a unique blend of tech and business acumen.

Prior to Facebook, David was the CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, (Acquired by Neustar), the industry’s leading enterprise media analytics & DMP. Other experiences include SVP of Specific Media, one of the largest global ad networks; Microsoft, where he was General Manager of Microsoft adCenter and Search Strategy; and SVP of Quigo Technologies Inc. (Acquired by AOL). David is a graduate of Binghamton University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Anthony Katsur
  • President
  • Sonobi
Hide bio
View bio
Matthew Katz
  • Matthew Katz
  • Senior Director, Ad Operations/Sales Operations
  • Univision

Matthew Katz is the Senior Director of Ad Operations for Univision Interactive Media. In this role he manages teams involved in the execution of client campaigns, strategy to maximize revenue overall company revenue for all Univision revenue streams (Display, Video, Audio and emerging platforms), and helps Univision adapt operations, process and strategy to changes in the industry.

Prior to Univision Matthew spent over 7 years with Turner running Ad Operations and Client Service teams for 20+ brands, properties and partnerships. He got his start early on in digital learning extensively with Discovery, WebMD and Dennis Digital (Maxim/Blender). Mr. Katz has been deeply involved with the IAB during his career, he is IAB Ad Operations and IAB Sales certified and also serves on the AdOps certification committee. In addition he has had tenures with the AdOps Council, Rich Media and Mobile Task Forces.

Matthew has a Bachelor of Science in Management with concentrations in Marketing and MIS, as well as an MBA from Binghamton University.

Hide bio
View bio
Brittany Keller
  • Brittany Keller
  • VP, Ad Ops
  • AOL

Brit Keller is a Vice President at AOL, where she is responsible for managing advertising operations for AOL’s digital advertising business. Brit has been in the digital marketing industry for over eight years and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Advertising Operations Council. Brit is passionate about giving back to the community and is active in both mentorship and community outreach, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Towson University College of Business and Economics. Brit is particularly active with women’s mentoring programs, including the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative (WIMMI), the Lean In Foundation, and AOL’s Women in Operations mentoring program. Brit also leads the community outreach programs for AOL Baltimore, including AOL’s annual Monster Help Day and various other outreach programs throughout the year. An avid skateboarder, Brit has served on the Board of Directors for the Skatepark of Baltimore, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a skatepark for City youth. Prior to AOL, Brit worked for the Bureau of Economic Analysis and spent several years at RESI (now DIAR) of Towson University, spending time in both the Applied Economics and the Management Consulting groups. – See more at: http://www.iab.net/about_the_iab/adops_advisory_board#sthash.daPWqiOR.dpuf

Hide bio
View bio
Tom Kershaw 1
  • Tom Kershaw
  • Rubicon
  • CTO

Tom Kershaw is Chief Product and Engineering Office at Rubicon Project. Tom oversees all product development, software and hardware engineering, operations and product management for Rubicon Project, including the strategy and execution for buyer and seller advertising platforms as well as initiatives for mobile and video advertising. Tom is also leading the company’s drives into Audience-based buying and selling as well as the evolution of Header Bidding. Prior to joining Rubicon, Tom led Google Ads and Commerce product management efforts for all of Asia-Pacific, based in Shanghai, China. At Google, Tom looked after the company’s advertising product portfolio for the region, including Display, Video and Search advertising. He also lead technical development and business plan for the Shanghai engineering team. Prior to taking on the Ads role, Tom was the PM Director for Google Cloud products, including Storage, Big Data, Networking and Security/Privacy. Prior to Google, Tom was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Database services at Ericsson. He has also held executive positions at VeriSign, SS8 Networks, Clarent Corporation and Unisys. Mr. Kershaw was chosen as a member of Global Telecoms Business Power 100 – the 100 Most Powerful People in Telecom. Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University and Masters Degrees from the University of London and the London School of Economics.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Bindiya Khanna
  • AdOps Director
  • MODE Media
Hide bio
View bio
  • Todd Kosenski
  • Director
  • Microsoft Advertising
Hide bio
View bio
Megan Latham
  • Megan Latham
  • Global Head Advertising Operations
  • Bloomberg

Megan Latham is the Global Head of Advertising Operations for the Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. She oversees planning and campaign management, pricing and inventory, programmatic, trafficking, ad technology and ad product.

Since joining Bloomberg in May of 2015, she transformed the ops organization to be fully cross- platform, and rebuilt both the structure and all processes around how the team works, both internally and externally. Building on that foundation, she expanded upon market-leading ideas, insights and ad products for all of Bloomberg Media’s properties while driving superior, measurable results for their media partners. Megan’s goal is working with her Global Ad Operations Team to show how Bloomberg Media is the leader in cross-platform, digitally-led media programs, product offerings, customer service and technology.

Megan is a 15-year veteran in media and prior to Bloomberg, she was most recently at Time Inc., where she held various titles from Director of Ad Operations to Senior Director of Planning and Strategy.

Hide bio
View bio
Tian Lim
  • Tian Lim
  • CTO
  • Hulu

Tian Lim is Chief Technology Officer of Hulu. Tian was most recently Senior Vice President, Product Engineering, at Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) where he was responsible for overseeing all North American engineering and operations, including client and service engineering for the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS4, as well as many of the network features of the PS4. Prior to joining the company, he worked at Microsoft XBOX for eight years, where he was Director of Development, Microsoft Xbox LIVE & Platform and oversaw all development for the Xbox LIVE service and Xbox 360 operating system, Kinect, dashboard, marketplace and developer SDK. Prior to that, he worked at Nintendo Technology Development, Inc., as a software engineer where he helped deliver the Nintendo GameCube. Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Science and Engineering from University of Washington.

Hide bio
View bio
Alex Lord
  • Alex Lord
  • Sr. Director Ad Technology, Americas
  • Yahoo

Alex has been working at Yahoo for the past eleven years developing advertising products for the Yahoo! Homepage and network. Over the last three years Alex has run Yahoo’s AdTech America’s operations group supplying technical and creative services, developing ad products and code frameworks and support system administrations.

Hide bio
View bio
Greg Lubetkin
  • Greg Lubetkin
  • Director, Revenue Operations
  • ABC TV Network

Greg Lubetkin is the Director of Revenue Operations for ABC Digital (ABC.com, WATCH apps, ABCNews.com, and Oscar.com). In this role he oversees a team responsible for campaign execution, provides strategic direction to maximize revenue realization, and leads systems and solutions requirements to meet sales objectives.

Greg has been with The Walt Disney Company for 6 years. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University and a Technology Management MBA from the University of Washington.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Scott Martin
  • Director of Ad Operations
  • The New York Times Company
Hide bio
View bio
  • Mike McLeod
  • Senior Manager, Digital Ad Technologies & Ad Product
  • PGA Tour
Hide bio
View bio
  • John Montgomery
  • Chairman
  • GroupM

John Montgomery is Group’s Executive Vice President of Brand Safety. He was appointed to this role in August, 2016 to ensure that GroupM client’s brands are protected from risks in the digital supply chain, like fraud and piracy and to ensure that the digital components of their plans are effective in every region.

John’s WPP career began when he joined Ogilvy in South Africa in 1989 as Media Director and launched Mindshare in that country. In the final three years he spent in South Africa, he was Managing Director of the Ogilvy Group in Cape Town, one of the most creative agencies in the Ogilvy Worldwide network. In 2001, John moved to Amsterdam as CEO, Ogilvy Group Netherlands.

In 2004, John relocated to New York to lead the Interactive media practice for Mindshare and Ogilvy and was subsequently appointed as Global CEO of Mindshare Interaction in 2006 where he established the digital practice for Mindshare worldwide. In 2009, he took on the role of COO of GroupM Interaction for North America and in 2015 was appointed as the Chairman of Connect North America.

John is seen as one of the digital innovators in the field and speaks regularly on issues such as Programmatic Buying, Brand safety, Data Quality and Privacy. He has represented the advertising industry to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the White House and is on the Internet Steering Committee for the WEF. John is also Chairman of the 4A’s Media Leadership Council and leads The Privacy Task group for 4A’s. In addition, John is co-chairman of the TAG anti-piracy initiative.

In 2013, John was nominated by Adweek as one of the 12 smartest people in media and won a Media All-Star Award from Media Post.

Hide bio
View bio
David Murnick
  • David Murnick
  • EVP Digital Operations & Tech
  • Dentsu Network

David is a digital & traditional media executive with 20 years of experience focused on digital sales & marketing services for premium publishers and platforms and most recently on the Agency side. David joined Dentsu Aegis Network in 2016 as EVP, Digital Operations & Technology overseeing teams across multiple DAN agencies. At DAN, David manages and leads the Ad Operations, Technology Partnerships, Business Operations and Terms and Conditions teams that reside in multiple agencies within DAN.

Prior to DAN, David was at The Rubicon Project as SVP overseeing North American Publisher Accounts.

Prior to Rubicon David held various leadership roles in the Programmatic Sales & Ad Operations at Gannett/USATODAY, CBS Interactive, Time Inc, and NASCAR.

David has been active in many Industry committees & advisory boards & panels through the years including IAB, Admonsters and 4A’s Digital Operations Technology Committee.
He’s a University of Connecticut Grad (B.S in Sports Marketing) where is a regular guest speaker and resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife and 2 girls.

Hide bio
View bio
Auto Draft 18
  • Daniel Murphy
  • SVP, Audience Measurement & Analytics
  • Univision Communications Inc.

Dan Murphy is a two decade veteran of digital media, currently working at Univision Communications. He was the co-founder of the IAB Ad Operations Council and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for work as the co-chair from 2006-2012. He has served in a leadership positions in Product Development, Ad Operations and Research/Analytics over his career. He also invests time with the Media Ratings Council and Council for Research Excellence.

Hide bio
View bio
Janneke Niessen
  • Janneke Niessen
  • CIO
  • Improve Digital International B.V.

Janneke is a serial entrepreneur and most recently co-founded Improve Digital, a leading European marketing technology firm. She currently serves as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. She also invests considerable time serving as a member of company (advisory) boards, she is mentor for start-ups, and she is active as an angel investor. Janneke is also co-initiator of InspiringFifty, a pan-European programme that identifies, encourages, develops, and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology sector. As part of the InspiringFifty initiative, Janneke has published Project Prep, a novel for young girls in conjunction with an award winning child book’s author. The goal of the project is to encourage young girls, inspiring them to pursue a career in technology and invest in an educational foundation focusing on math and computer science. Janneke recently joined the supervisory board of UNICEF and writes a column about entrepreneurship for Sprout and about technology for LINDA. Janneke was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Leader in 2016, two of many in a long list of honours for Janneke in her time with Improve Digital.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Jamie O'Donnell
  • Trustworthy Accountability Group
  • Manager, Compliance Programs
Hide bio
View bio
Robyn Peterson
  • Robyn Peterson
  • CTO
  • Mashable

Robyn Peterson is the Chief Technology Officer of Mashable. He is responsible for product strategy and development, and he manages the product, design and engineering teams. Robyn is also on the board or directors for the WWE, and the advisory board for Parsely, Inc.

While at Mashable, Robyn led the development of the new Mashable.com in 2012 which ushered in a 100% increase in mobile page views, pages-per-visit and ad engagement, and the development of Velocity, the company’s proprietary technology that predicts and reliably measures virality of content across the web.

His career has been the perfect marriage of tech start-ups and media companies. Before joining Mashable, Robyn was head of product at Next Issue Media. He has also served as the head of product strategy and technology for a division within NBC Universal, senior vice president of product management and CTO at Ziff Davis Media, and director of operations at Juno.

Robyn has spoken at TEDx, CES, Mashable Media Summit and many other conferences, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Fox and the WB network. His writing appears on Mashable, PCMag.com, ABCNews.com, Yahoo and elsewhere.

Robyn has a Masters of Science in computer science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Applied Mathematics. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Hide bio
View bio
Pilar Prassas 1
  • Pilar Prassas
  • Global Head of Ad Operations, Business Development and Programmatic
  • Reuters

As Reuters Global Head of Ad Operations, Business Development and Programmatic, Prassas focuses on driving new revenue across 17 global site editions in nine different local languages. Prassas has been with Reuters for 13 years and served in many different capacities. She started her career in Advertising Operations at Reuters and helped build a global ops team focused on implementing out-of-the-box custom executions. Prassas then became the Director of Global Platform Solutions where she spent three years simplifying all consumer media workflow. From pipeline management to order management to campaign management all the way to billing and reconciliation, she integrated all critical systems at Reuters. Prassas then shifted gears and became the Director of Global Audience Development. She helped package a number of different data points into a unique audience offering for the Reuters sales team to take to market.
Prassas is a graduate of Boston University with a BS in Journalism. Immediately after graduating, Prassas Directed and Produced a full-length documentary entitled In Sickness and In Health. Her award-winning film traveled all around the world.

Hide bio
View bio
Zach Putnam
  • Zach Putnam
  • VP, Digital Revenue Planning & Operations
  • ABC TV Network

Zach Putnam is Vice President, Revenue Planning & Operations, ABC Digital Media Sales, Disney/ABC Television Group. In this position Zach provides leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for teams responsible for pricing, packaging, and advertising campaign execution across ABC’s digital and video on demand properties. Zach is also responsible for building the digital ad sales revenue annual operating plan as well as advertising systems and solutions integration in support of ABC’s digital advertising sales objectives.

Zach has served in various digital advertising related positions across Disney’s media business units since joining the company in 2000 ranging in responsibility from analytics to ad technology to product management. Zach has been a member of the IAB Ad Operations Council’s Advisory Board since 2006 and served as Co-Chair from 2012 to 2015.

Zach received a BA in Economics and Political Science from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Jerry Rapisarda
  • Head of Display, Ad Operations
  • Amazon
Hide bio
View bio
Marcella Regniault
  • Marcella Regniault
  • VP Digital Sales Planning & Client Services
  • ESPN.com

Marcella Regniault joins ESPN from JP Morgan Chase Inc. where she was head of ad operations for the digital marketing group, driving the execution of the digital marketing campaigns for the lines of business encompassing significant value to the company. During her tenure, she significantly increased client confidence in, approval of and satisfaction with the ad operations team. Regniault also oversaw implementation of controls initiatives to ensure compliance and risk mitigation and recommended and implemented new operations technologies.

Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase, Reginault was vice president of marketing and sales operations at Ziff Davis, where she was responsible for sales planning, deal execution and client services for PCMag.com, Geek.com, ExtremeTech.com and, Computer Shopper.com.

Some of Regniault previous roles include vice president of business operations at TVGuide.com, executive director of production operations at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and vice president of business operations for Time, Inc., where she worked at Sports Illustrated Digital, CNNSI.com and Time, Inc., New Media.
Regniault earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Fredonia.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Jason Richman
  • Head of Monetization Products
  • Spotify
Hide bio
View bio
Rachael Savage.
  • Rachel Savage
  • Vice President, Ad Ops & Platform Strategy
  • The New York Times

Rachael Savage is Vice President, Ad Ops & Platform Strategy at The New York Times. In her current role, Rachael spends her days on the lookout for ways to innovate and automate the Times’ portfolio of ad products, overseeing teams responsible for media operations, platform strategy, and programmatic.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Rachael Savage
  • Executive Director, Ad Ops & Platform Strategy
  • The New York Times Company
Hide bio
View bio
April Schiffman
  • April Schiffman
  • Senior Director, Global Digital Ad Operations
  • ESPN.com
Hide bio
View bio
Willard Simmons
  • Willard Simmons
  • CTO
  • DataXu

Dr. Willard (Bill) Simmons is the co-founder and CTO of DataXu’s. He developed DataXu’s core technology while earning his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Bill came to DataXu with true rocket science credentials: he developed and tested real-time flight software for guidance, navigation and control of the Atlas family of space launch vehicles. He is an expert in optimal system design and in developing reliable real-time software. Bill Simmons founded the OpenRTB open source standard for real-time bidding, which has now been adopted as an official IAB standard.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Bill Simmons
  • CTO
  • DataXu
Hide bio
View bio
Peter Sirota
  • Peter Sirota
  • Senior Vice President Engineering
  • Quantcast

Peter Sirota joined Quantcast in 2014 as senior vice president of engineering, responsible for scaling engineering and managing, organizing and utilizing Quantcast’s tremendous understanding of real-time consumer behavior.

Sirota is a respected leader in the Big Data space, most recently serving as general manager of Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) and Amazon Web services (AWS) Data Pipeline, where he had responsibility for software development, operations, product management and P&L for the businesses. He led these services from conception, scaling the teams, software and businesses through hyper growth. Prior to launching these services, he served as a senior manager of software development at AWS, leading billing, authentication and account management teams, and was responsible for launching the Amazon DevPay service.

Sirota also ran engineering teams at RealNetworks and was responsible for the development and operation of the first Internet audio and video streaming network, Real Broadcast Network (RBN). As a part of that team, he led the first audio ad replacement solution to bring local radio stations onto the Internet.
Sirota began his career at Microsoft, working on the Microsoft Office team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northeastern University.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Kevin Smith
  • Director of Integration and Development Strategy
  • The Weather Channel
Hide bio
View bio
  • John Tenhaeff
  • VP of Engineering
  • AOL
Hide bio
View bio
Francis Torralba
  • Francis Torralba
  • Program Manager
  • MODE Media

Francis Torralba joined what is now Mode Media (formerly Glam Media) in October of 2012 where he started in Ad Operations and eventually became a driving force behind Mode’s programmatic business.

Hide bio
View bio
Joey Trotz
  • Joey Trotz
  • Vice President, Advertising Technology Strategy
  • Turner Broadcasting System

Joey Trotz is the Sr. Director, Advertising & Digital Strategy in AMPT – the Audience and Multi-Platform Technology division at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Mr. Trotz works on the policies, strategies and vision where technology and monetization intersect. He provides guidance to clients across Turner, including our heads of sales as well as brand owners at CNN.com, NBA.com, TBS.com, PGATour.com, Cartoonnetwork.com and others. He also serves as co-chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Digital Video Committee, supporting the development of the VAST and VPAID standards and other initiatives. Previously at Turner, Mr. Trotz held roles managing enterprise-wide digital advertising technology and product development. He has also directed product development for interactive television and emerging platforms for the company’s web sites and cable networks. Mr. Trotz began his career at Turner in executive leadership roles in event coverage, program management and advertising operations for SI.com, the web site of Sports Illustrated magazine. Earlier in his career, Mr. Trotz was a photojournalist and digital media executive in the newspaper industry. He makes his home in Atlanta’s Grant Park with his wife Amy, a French horn player with the Atlanta Ballet and other area orchestras, and his sons, six-year-old Sam and four-year-old Noah.

Hide bio
View bio
  • John Vandermay
  • CTO
  • Collective
Hide bio
View bio
Mitchell Weinstein
  • Mitchell Weinstein
  • SVP, Director of Ad Operations at IPG Mediabrands
  • IPG Mediabrands

Mitch Weinstein is currently the SVP of Ad Operations, at Magna Global. He focuses on the latest in ad serving, targeting, and measurement technologies, ensuring that clients are making the most of their budgets, reaching their target audiences, and achieving their business objectives in the most efficient manner possible.

Prior to joining UM, Mitch was the Director of Sales Planning and Operations at Revolution Health Group, later purchased by Everyday Health, where he was responsible for inventory management, proposal development, revenue analysis, and ad operations. Before Revolution Health, Mitch worked for BabyCenter, a division of Johnson & Johnson, for over 4 years in planning and operations.

  • Social:
Hide bio
View bio
  • Mike Zaneis
  • CEO
  • Trustworthy Accountability Group
Hide bio
View bio
Joe Zawadzki - BoD
  • Joe Zawadzki
  • Chairman & CEO
  • MediaMath

MediaMath’s Chairman and CEO Joe Zawadzki has spent his career redefining the marketing and advertising industries through software and data sciences. He has created and scaled companies with a combined $2B in market value, personally invested in a range of start-ups and is sought after for his vision on the future of technology.

Throughout his career representing marketers at top-tier agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as AOL, American Express, IAC, Verizon and Vonage, Joe has focused on the integration of media, data and data sciences, in software. That reached its peak with the founding of MediaMath in 2007, a company credited with starting the programmatic revolution with the first demand-side platform. MediaMath’s offering, centered around the TerminalOne software, powers the marketing practice of more than 3,500 brands worldwide.

Prior to MediaMath, Joe was Founder, President and Chairman of Poindexter Systems / [x+1] a pure-play marketing optimization enterprise, where he helped found and incubate Right Media, which sold to Yahoo! in 2007. He has been an active champion of digital media and the broader NYC startup ecosystem, having made investments in over 50 companies including 33Across, Accordant, AppNexus, CreditKarma, DataMinr, Electronifi, Integral Ad Science, Namely, Optoro, Sourcepoint, and Vistar Media.

Joe serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Direct Marketing Association, an almost century-old trade association focused on serving the interests of consumers and brands through data-driven marketing, and of Hope for Vision, an organization dedicated to raising money for the development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases, with particular focus on retinal degenerative diseases.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and was a Teaching Fellow in cosmology, set theory and the history of science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Daria, and their children Dune and Jack.

Hide bio
View bio
Julian Zilberbrand 1
  • Julian Zilberbrand
  • Executive Vice President, Audience Science
  • Viacom

Julian Zilberbrand is the Executive Vice President of Audience Science at Viacom. Zilberbrand oversees key areas in the data strategy division including: audience onboarding and segmentation, advanced analytics and digital media executions. His team is responsible for the management and aggregation of data across all of Viacom’s media properties. Data is used to inform all aspects of media and programming at Viacom from sales to investment. His team works closely with groups across the organization to help enable a data driven approach to business which is paramount to success in today’s media landscape.

Prior to joining Viacom, Zilberbrand was Executive Vice President of Activation Standards, Insights and Technology at ZenithOptimedia. In this role, he managed the activations standards, digital operations, analytics, technology and strategic partnerships groups. Before joining Zenith, he was SVP, global digital director, strategic partnerships and technology solutions at Starcom Mediavest Group. Prior to joining the agency world in 2004, Zilberbrand held product specialist and client service roles at Eyeblaster and developed the company’s Eyeblaster University training program. Earlier in his career, he worked at Doubleclick as a project manager and technical analyst.

In addition to his work responsibilities, he held advisor roles for the IAB, 4A’s and the iMedia conferences. Zilberbrand is known as a vocal leader in the industry covering a wide array of topics from viewability with the 3MS Blue Ribbon committee to data and general industry trends. From 2013-2014, Zilberbrand chaired the Digital Committee for the Media Ratings Council and was recognized by the organization for his leadership and service. In 2014, he received the AdMonster Digital Media Leadership Award and the Marketers Choice Awards named him the Data, Analytics and Operations Innovator of the year for exemplary leadership in digital marketing.

Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside IAB, is charged with driving the growth of mobile marketing, advertising, and media. Collectively with its members and board, the Mobile Center, creates standards and best practices, and provides research and insights that have helped accelerate the growth of the mobile ecosystem.

Anna Bager - mobile video board
  • Anna Bager
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Video
  • IAB
  • Primary Staff Liaison

Anna Bager, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Video, brings together two of the digital media and marketing industries’ most significant growth platforms under her leadership. The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, charged with driving the growth of the mobile marketing, advertising and media marketplace. The Digital Video Center focuses on tying together various IAB video activities – including Advanced TV, Digital Video, and the Digital Content Newfronts – providing a one-stop shop for thought leadership, innovation, research, and guidance for the burgeoning digital video industry.

Prior to joining the IAB Bager was heading business intelligence at Ericsson Multimedia and head of research at Ericsson’s Business Consulting unit. Earlier, she was Research and Consulting Manager for IDC EMEA. Business Insider named Anna to the Top 20 Most Important Women in Mobile Advertising in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And one of the 2014 top women in media by Folio Mag.

Hide bio
View bio
Shannon Callies
  • Shannon Callies
  • Director for Skype Advertising
  • Microsoft Advertising
Hide bio
View bio
Peter Sirota 1
  • Peter Chelala
  • Vice President of Mobile and Video Partner Solutions
  • Viacom

Pete Chelala is Viacom’s Vice President of Mobile and Video Partner Solutions where he focuses on driving strategy and development of mobile and video ad sales products across Viacom Media Networks’ Music, Entertainment, Kids and Family brands. He joined Viacom from The Weather Channel where he worked for the four years building and selling marketing solutions across the its mobile platform. Prior to The Weather Channel, Mr. Chelala spent three years in the online ad sales at both About.com and Yahoo!. Before moving into ad sales, he worked in production on commercials, music videos and feature films out of Los Angeles.

Hide bio
View bio
Gil Dudkiewicz
  • Gil Dudkiewicz
  • CEO
  • StartApp

Gil Dudkiewicz, is the Founder and CEO of StartApp, a NY based mobile advertising platform that helps developers and advertisers monetize, distribute and advertise apps. The company offers a variety of innovative products including exit ads, 3D OfferWall, native ads, interstitials, display ads and rich ads. StartApp has 300M monthly active users and has been downloaded more than 3.5 billion times and is embedded in 100,000 apps. StartApp monetization products are TRUSTe certified.

Gil is a serial entrepreneur. He was the Entrepreneur In Residence at the Cedar Fund. Prior to this, he was the CEO of SweetIM, which he joined as a pre revenue company with 5 employees and led them to be very profitable, and winning the Technology Rising Star Award by D&T Fast 50 Competition during his tenure. SweetIM was acquired by Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) on November 2012 for $41 Million. He was also founder and CEO of MyDTV/MeeVee a personalized TV Guide and TV search. Gil holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion, he lives in NYC with his wife and kids.

Hide bio
View bio
Gilad Elbaz
  • Gilad Elbaz
  • Founder & CEO
  • Factual

Gil Elbaz is the Founder and CEO of Factual, a data company that enables developers, publishers and advertisers to build highly relevant mobile experiences using the context of location. Prior to Factual, Gil co-founded Applied Semantics Inc. (ASI), which developed contextual advertising products, including ASI’s AdSense. Google acquired ASI in 2003, where Gil stayed on as the director of engineering, continuing to work on AdSense and other products. In 2008, Gil founded The Common Crawl Foundation, a non-profit with the goal of democratizing access to web information to enable greater innovation in research, business and education. He continues to serve on the board there as well as on the board of the X Prize Foundation. Gil is an active angel investor. He recently co-founded TenOneTen ventures with David Waxman, and his notable investments include Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto for $1.2 billion), GoodReads (acquired by Amazon), Scopely, and Kaggle. Gil earned a B.S. with a double major in Engineering & Applied Science and Economics from the California Institute of Technology.

Hide bio
View bio
Kevin Heery 1
  • Kevin Heery
  • Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Product and Platform Engineering
  • Time Inc.

Kevin Heery is Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Product and Platform Engineering for Time Inc. In this role, Kevin leads media platforms and overall site product and engineering roadmap. Kevin drives scale and shared standards to accelerate the growth of audiences and the development of editorial tools for efficiency and advertising sales growth across Time Inc.

Kevin’s philosophy revolves around data-driven decision making. He runs a tight cross-functional team using lean agile methods from strategy development to product delivery.

A UK-native, Kevin moved to New York in 2013 to join Time Inc. US. Previously, he ran the digital product operation across 60 brands at Time Inc. UK (then IPC Media) in London.

Kevin writes about applying lean in big companies at: http://squeakylean.com

Hide bio
View bio
John Kelly
  • John Kelly
  • Executive Vice President, Digital Sales
  • Univision Communications Inc.

John Kelly is executive vice president of Digital Sales for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. He is responsible for helping brands and marketers create non-traditional solutions to connect with the powerful and growing segment of Hispanic America. Mr. Kelly is well-known for his commitment to delivering consistent sales growth with digital innovations.

Mr. Kelly has more than a dozen years of experience in executive sales leadership. Prior to joining Univision, Mr. Kelly worked at NBC Universal and spent his first four years as a senior vice president and then as executive vice president at CNBC. While there he also created and led the Innovation Sales Group. Mr. Kelly’s success was spread throughout the NBC News division as his team increased sales and sponsorship revenues for MSNBC, The Today Show, Meet the Press, Education Nation and others, in addition to the longstanding Nightly News flagship show. Among his creative ideas was the addition of fully integrated custom sponsorships at MSNBC.

Prior to joining the NBC Universal team, Mr. Kelly served in executive sales leadership roles for [email protected] and AETN. He started his network television sales career with a 14-year run at CBS. Mr. Kelly earned his MBA in finance from Pace University Graduate School of Business in New York and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Manhattan College.

Hide bio
View bio
Chris Klotzbach
  • Chris Klotzbach
  • Head of Product Marketing
  • Yahoo/Flurry
Hide bio
View bio
Ed Kozek
  • Ed Kozek
  • SVP Ad Products
  • The Weather Channel

Ed Kozek is SVP of Ad Products at The Weather Company, which provides millions of people every day with the world’s best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens, as well as third-party publishing partners via API. Ed is responsible for providing best-in-class advertising and monetization solutions across all screens, including Weather’s proprietary targeting platforms WeatherFX and LocationFX.

Before joining The Weather Company, Ed cofounded (and was CTO) of Ghostery, a company that provides solutions to both consumers and businesses to create safer, faster, and more trusting digital experiences. Prior to Ghostery, Ed was VP of Engineering and Product at Right Media, acquired by Yahoo in 2007.

Hide bio
View bio
Alia Lamborghini
  • Alia Lamborghini
  • SVP, Product Sales and Strategy
  • AOL

Alia Lamborghini leads Product Sales and Strategy for AOL, where she is responsible for the Mobile,Video and Data/Targeting sales and strategy teams. Alia joined AOL via the Millennial Media acquisition in October ’15 after having spent 6 years as a sales leader with Millennial. Prior to Millennial, Alia was at Advertising.com and AOL for 8 years. Alia is active in the mobile marketing community and involved in many mentorship organizations like YearUp, Digital Divas, and Advertising Women of New York. Alia was one of Mobile Marketer’s “Women to Watch” in 2013 and in 2015 was named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising. Alia grew up north of Boston, has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland, and de-stresses regularly via family dance parties with her two boys, Teddy (2), Harrison (4), and husband Andy.

Hide bio
View bio
Chris LaSala 1
  • Chris LaSala
  • Senior Strategic Partner Development Manager
  • Google

With a decade of experience Chris LaSala is a seasoned veteran in the digital media space. Chris currently heads Google’s mobile publisher business development efforts where he works with established media brands as well as the emerging mobile application developer community. Prior to this role, Chris held roles leading a channel program aimed at delivering Google’s advertising solutions to local business and leading Google’s North American advertising agency strategy.

Prior to joining Google, Chris held the roles of director of business development at Looksmart where he was responsible for developing partnerships for the distribution of LookSmart’s advertising and search solutions, and strategy development consultant at Strategic Decisions Group, where he advised clients in the oil and gas and technology industries on making multi-billion dollar investments. Chris began his career as a public accountant for five years at Coopers & Lybrand. Chris holds a bachelor of science from Boston College and an MBA from Duke University.

Hide bio
View bio
Ryan McConille
  • Ryan McConille
  • President
  • Kargo

Ryan McConille is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15+ years of experience in media and advertising. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of Kargo and is leading the next stage of the company’s growth.

Prior to Kargo, Ryan held key management positions in sales, marketing and business development for some of the best known and fastest growing media and ad technology companies in the world, including Rolling Stone and In Touch Weekly, as well as start-ups VoodooVox and Vdopia.

For the last 7 years, Ryan has worked exclusively in the mobile marketing industry, leading change and stewarding strategy and sales growth in this exciting and fast-growing space.

Hide bio
View bio
Maggie Mesa
  • Maggie Mesa
  • Vice President, Mobile Business Development
  • OpenX

Maggie Mesa is Vice President of Mobile Business Development at OpenX, where she heads a team responsible for leading mobile partnerships. Maggie brings over ten years of experience building publisher partnerships and helping publishers to monetize great content to OpenX.

Maggie began her digital advertising career as an Account Executive at Etology and since then has led publisher development teams at AdBrite, Inneractive, and most recently at Manage.com, a DSP and mobile publisher platform.

Hide bio
View bio
Ali Rana
  • Ali Rana
  • Global Head of Audience and Brand Solutions
  • Snapchat
Hide bio
View bio
Jeff Rossi
  • Jeff Rossi
  • Global Head of Business Marketing
  • Spotify

Jeff Rossi is Spotify’s Global Head of Business Marketing, where he is charged with overseeing the streaming music giant’s B2B strategy and developing the overall voice of Spotify to business partners. Jeff started his career in the digital space at ad agencies such as TBWA, MEC and Mediavest, working across multiple disciplines from strategy to buying to new business to consumer insights, and serving as the director of accounts such as P&G and AT&T. Prior to joining Spotify, Jeff built out the agency relations discipline at Apple in New York.

Jeff lives in Cold Spring NY with his wife, 2 dogs, a 3-legged turtle and woodchuck named Woodchuck Norris.

Hide bio
View bio
Jane Schachtel
  • Jane Schachtel
  • Global Head of Tech & Telco Marketing
  • Facebook
Hide bio
View bio
Jonathan Silverstein
  • Jonathan Silverstein
  • Lin Digital
  • SVP, Head of Digital Businesses

Started career on Wall Street. After 4 years fell into Advertising…Spent 20+ years in NY, SF and Austin working in Account Management, Business Development and Operations on brands like Time Warner, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, GNC, MCI, UnitedHealthcare AT&T, CTCA, BBVA, DreamWorks Animation, SafeAuto, Toshiba and Southwest Airlines to name a few.

Led a 14 Agency, integrated effort to launch the New AT&T. Recipient of multiple Effie’s Addy’s and Integration awards as well as Judge numerous creative and business industry award shows.

Co-Founded a boutique agency + production company in 2011.

In April, 2015 Jonathan became Chief Operating Officer over LIN Digital, Federated Media and Dedicated Media. In early 2016, was promoted to SVP, Head of Digital Businesses at Media General including Hyfn.

Hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, MBA in Marketing from Fordham University and graduated of the Senior Management Program at Omnicom University.

Hide bio
View bio
Tim Avila 2
  • Lori Tavoularis
  • SVP, Digital Revenue & Operations
  • tronc
Hide bio
View bio
Nicolas Van Amburg
  • Nicolas Van Amburg
  • VP, Ad Innovation
  • The New York Times
Hide bio
View bio
Nikao Yang
  • Nikao Yang
  • SVP, Business Development & Marketing
  • AdColony & Opera Mediaworks

Nikao Yang is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at AdColony, the leading mobile video ad network, and at Opera Mediaworks, which acquired AdColony in August 2014. Since launching AdColony as part of its founding team, Mr. Yang has played several critical roles at the company including business development, marketing, publishing, advertising sales and operations. Prior to AdColony, Mr. Yang served in key marketing and strategy functions at Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Before joining Toyota, Mr. Yang served as an investment banker in the Media and Entertainment Industries Group for SG Cowen.

Mr. Yang holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence, a dedicated unit within IAB, is devoted to the advancement of the digital video medium in the global marketplace. The Digital Video Board and members reflect a dynamic mix of top television brands, original digital video content producers, prominent print publishers, digital video technology leaders, and innovative start-ups spanning the growing digital video programming, marketing, and distribution spectrum.

Anna Bager - mobile video board
  • Anna Bager
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Video
  • IAB
  • Primary Staff Liaison

Anna Bager, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Video, brings together two of the digital media and marketing industries’ most significant growth platforms under her leadership. The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, charged with driving the growth of the mobile marketing, advertising and media marketplace. The Digital Video Center focuses on tying together various IAB video activities – including Advanced TV, Digital Video, and the Digital Content Newfronts – providing a one-stop shop for thought leadership, innovation, research, and guidance for the burgeoning digital video industry.

Prior to joining the IAB Bager was heading business intelligence at Ericsson Multimedia and head of research at Ericsson’s Business Consulting unit. Earlier, she was Research and Consulting Manager for IDC EMEA. Business Insider named Anna to the Top 20 Most Important Women in Mobile Advertising in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And one of the 2014 top women in media by Folio Mag.

Hide bio
View bio
Jack Bamberger
  • Jack Bamberger
  • SVP, Global Head of Agency Development
  • AOL

Jack Bamberger joined AOL in November 2012. As SVP, Global Head of Agency Development, Jack lead’s AOL’s Global Agency Development team which drives AOL’s strategic initiatives with the global agency holding companies and their agencies with the purpose of creating innovative content, technology, and media solutions across multiple platforms to drive business results for the agencies, their clients and AOL. He also drives AOL’s industry relationships with the 4A’s, IAB, The One Club, and ANA, and plays a leadership role with AOL’s Digital Content NewFronts.

A recognized leader in the media industry, Jack brings to AOL more than 30-years of digital and traditional media experience from holding senior leadership roles on both the media/technology owner and agency side of the business. Jack joined AOL from MEC, division of WPP/GroupM, where he was President, Digital for North America, responsible for the agency’s offerings across digital, social, search, mobile, and emerging platforms. Before that, he was at Dentsu America, division of Dentsu Inc., as Chief Consumer Engagement Officer, where he established the agency’s US digital and social media practice.

Prior to joining WPP and Dentsu, he held senior leadership roles at two social media companies, appssavvy, and Katalyst. He was the Chief Client Officer at appssavvy, a company that created award-winning, custom branded digital experiences within some of the world’s largest social applications. At Katalyst, a social media studio founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, Jack was the company’s Executive Vice President leading business development and account management, creating successful and award-winning social media strategies, social programming experiences, and social networks for brands including Kellogg’s, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Nestle, Microsoft, Burt’s Bees, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and more. While Jack was at Katalyst, the company was selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Advertising & Marketing, as well as honored by Advertising Age in 2010 as a Digital A-List winner for its work for Mountain Dew/”DEWmocracy”.

Jack’s vast experience also includes serving Meredith Corporation in a number of senior leadership positions, including Chief Innovation Officer of Meredith 360 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales, where he led the respective groups in working with the companies largest advertisers to drive revenue by building large-scale integrated advertising and marketing campaigns leveraging the entire portfolio of assets of the corporation. Among Jack’s numerous achievements at Meredith, he was named to the 2008 Mediaweek 50 as one of the most indispensable executives shaping the future of media and was also named to the 2008 FOLIO 40, an annual list of magazine industry influencers and innovators.
Previously, Jack held senior leadership positions at Gruner + Jahr USA, IndustryClick.com and Time Warner, where he spent nearly a decade in senior sales and marketing roles at The Parenting Group and Sports Illustrated. He began his career in the media department at the full-service advertising agency SSC&B:LINTAS Worldwide.

Jack graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and is based in New York City.

Hide bio
View bio
Jordan Bitterman 1
  • Jordan Bitterman
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • The Weather Company, an IBM Business

As chief marketing officer for The Weather Company, an IBM Business (Weather), Jordan Bitterman oversees messaging to both internal and external audiences. He oversees all marketing functions, connecting business solutions marketing, ad sales marketing and consumer marketing, as well as corporate communications. Based in New York, he is part of Weather’s executive leadership team and reports to CEO Cameron Clayton.

Jordan was most recently chief strategy officer at Mindshare, where he developed The Loop, the company’s real-time marketing “war room,” which became a differentiator for the agency. In fact while there, he recognized the immense value of weather and location data and predictive insights, and invited Weather to be one of Mindshare’s initial partners in The Loop.

Prior to his time at Mindshare, Jordan spent eight years at Digitas as senior vice president of media, social, mobile & content for all of North America. There, he co-created the NewFronts, which has become a critical milestone on the annual advertising industry calendar. Previously, he held media and marketing roles at Foote Cone & Belding, Modem Media, AltaVista and Ammirati Puris Lintas. Throughout his career, he has worked with blue chip brands such as Unilever, American Express, Delta Airlines, Volvo, Bacardi, Dell, UPS and more.

Adding to his accomplishments, Jordan co-created the digital advertising NewFronts and was named both an Adweek Media All Star and one of the 13 Most Admired Media Executives by Adweek in 2015. He serves on the Bitly board of directors, is an industry advisor to numerous emerging media companies, sits on board of the IAB Video Center; and serves as co-chair for the Ad Industry Golf Tournament to Support Multiple Sclerosis.

Jordan received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from George Washington University, during which he also served as an intern in the White House Office of Press Advance.

  • Social:
Hide bio
View bio
Brian Boland
  • Brian Boland
  • VP Advertising Technology
  • Facebook

Brian Boland is Vice President of Advertising Technology at Facebook, where he oversees the company’s advertising technology businesses including Atlas, Audience Network and LiveRail. Prior to joining Facebook, Brian was a Director of Product Management for Microsoft’s adCenter ad platform. Brian previously worked for Performics, where he led accounts specializing in retail, travel and finance. He was also the founder of Kinetic Entertainment, an entertainment marketing and management firm focused on digital marketing avenues. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with honors from Washington and Lee University.

Hide bio
View bio
Jason Brown
  • Jason Brown
  • Vice President, Head of National Advertising Sales
  • AT&T AdWorks

Brown is an experienced sales leader with a proven track record of developing emerging video networks using data driven solutions. His accomplishments include growing revenue for both established and startup organizations.

In his current role at AT&T, Brown is responsible for the total national sales revenue including the largest household-level addressable TV product in the industry. Under his leadership, growth for national sales has significantly outpaced the marketplace.

The first decade of Brown’s career was dedicated to launching and adopting emerging networks in the cable industry. During his tenure at Turner Broadcasting, NBC Cable, and Discovery Networks, he successfully launched and scaled networks such as MSNBC, Discovery Health Channel and BBC America.

In the 10 years leading up to his current position, Brown has created marketplaces for networks in the cinema and digital place-based media markets, which started with little to no revenue allocation.

As the EVP of National and Regional Sales for Screenvision, Brown led a team largely responsible for growing the cinema industry from $120M to $528M in four years. According to the Veronis Suhler Forecast, cinema advertising was the fastest growing ad category during his tenure.

After almost six years at Screenvision, Brown became president of Sales and Marketing at IdeaCast and helped grow the startup to the point where it was sold to Kleiner Perkins. While at IdeaCast, he played an instrumental role in building the largest back-of-the-seat TV ad network in the airline industry. Brown also worked with Nielsen to
create the first-ever media currency that accounted for TV audience measurement outside the home.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

He is based in AT&T EG’s New York City office.

Hide bio
View bio
Philippe Browning
  • Philippe Browning
  • VP, Operations
  • SnapChat
Hide bio
View bio
Tal Chalozin
  • Tal Chalozin
  • CTO & Co-Founder
  • Innovid

Tal Chalozin is Co-Founder & CTO of Innovid, the industry leader in interactive video advertising. As CTO of Innovid, Mr. Chalozin is responsible for technology development and implementation, product creation and business development activities across the company.

Mr. Chalozin is a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur, in early 2006 he co-founded the GarageGeeks (www.garageGeeks.org), a non for profit organization for creative people to meet, innovate and build noncommercial projects that would otherwise not come to life. GarageGeeks has grown to be one of Israel’s biggest “underground” organizations and its community consists of more than 1,000 active members. Prior to the GarageGeeks, Chalozin served as an officer in an elite computer unit in the Israeli Air Force for eight years, where he led the development of several military products with high algorithmic complexity.

Hide bio
View bio
Rahul Chopra
  • Rahul Chopra
  • Chief Revenue Officer, SVP Head of Video
  • News Corporation
  • Chief Executive Officer, Storyful

Rahul Chopra is Chief Executive Officer of Storyful, the world’s first social news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify compelling online content, working with news organizations and other clients worldwide. Storyful was acquired by News Corp in December 2013, with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and offices in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Chopra was named CEO in December, 2014, following service as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Video for News Corp.

Prior to that, Mr. Chopra launched and oversaw video globally across Dow Jones, including WSJ Live, The Wall Street Journal’s video initiative. He also held multiple roles within business development at Dow Jones, primarily focusing on the Journal’s video, mobile and tablet expansion strategy, as well as developing external strategic partnerships to expand reach and distribution.

Before joining Dow Jones, he worked in corporate finance for several years with Morgan Stanley and Bank of New York.

Mr. Chopra holds an MBA from the HEC School of Management in Paris and a BS in economics from Rutgers University.

Hide bio
View bio
Bill Day
  • Bill Day
  • CEO
  • Tremor Video

Bill Day is CEO of Tremor Video and an Internet pioneer with a proven track record of identifying emerging technologies to serve the needs of consumers, the media community, and investors.

In 2008, he joined video ad-tech company ScanScout as CEO. Tremor Media acquired ScanScout in November 2010, appointing Bill to serve as CEO of the combined entity, Tremor Video.

In 1996, Bill co-founded About.com, the largest and–at that time–fastest-growing content destination on the Internet. He served as the company’s president and COO during its 1998 IPO, and then as CEO from 2001-2003 after the company was sold to Primedia. While there he helped to invent, introduce, and popularize such Internet staples as blogging, content SEO, and contextual pay-per-click advertising.

Afterward, he went on to build other influential companies. He was CEO of behavioral targeting firm MeMedia from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, he was named chief media officer of Marchex, a company specializing in local search and providing a local-merchant ad platform.

Earlier in his career, he held a variety of senior leadership roles at Prodigy, which pioneered advertising supported consumer online services. While at Prodigy, he was responsible for the company’s Internet initiatives including its web browser, community and chat services, and ISP offerings.

Bill holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Hide bio
View bio
Joseph Dugan
  • Joseph Dugan
  • SVP, CNN Digital Sales
  • Turner Broadcasting System

Joe Dugan is senior vice president of CNN Ad Sales. A veteran Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. sales executive, he is based in New York and reports to Katrina Cukaj, executive vice president, CNN Ad Sales.

Dugan leads a team of sales professionals who work closely with colleagues across CNN and CNN Digital, as well as sports and entertainment sales divisions, to develop integrated marketing opportunities and custom solutions for clients across CNN and the breadth of the Turner portfolio. Previously, Dugan was vice president/sales manager for CNN wherein he managed one of three sales teams responsible for generating ad revenue for CNN, HLN, CNN Airport Network and CNN.com. Prior to joining CNN, Dugan was the manager of research, marketing and promotions at Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network. He joined MSG in 1992 from Worldvision, where he had been an account executive in syndication sales. Dugan began his career in 1989 at Seltel as research manager.

Dugan is an active member of several committees within the Online Publishers Association (OPA), and has previously served on the International Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) steering committee and on their video committee.

Dugan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication at Villanova University, and has held a seat on the University’s Presidents Council since 2009. He went on to achieve a master of fine arts degree in communications at Emerson College. Joe and his wife, Barbara, reside in New Jersey with their four children.

Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales monetizes the company’s portfolio of leading news, sports, kids and entertainment properties through advertising and brand activations. Attracting a wide-scale audience of diverse consumers, the collection includes leading media brands CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Bleacher Report and Turner Sports’ high-profile coverage of the NBA, MLB, NCAA and PGA. In addition, the company has digital sales partnerships with the NBA, NASCAR, NCAA and PGA.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Hide bio
View bio
Scott Ferber
  • Scott Ferber
  • CEO, Chairman
  • Videology

Scott has spent his career utilizing mathematics and information technology to build profitable businesses and products. As Chairman and CEO of Videology, Scott is focused on guiding the company through each new phase of growth, and driving innovation to meet the industry’s latest opportunities.

A pioneer in the digital advertising industry, Scott is committed to developing smart solutions to meet the needs of the world’s largest marketers and media agencies, with a focus on international expansion that has resulted in offices in 28 countries across the globe.

Prior to his work with Videology, Scott most notably founded Advertising.com in 1998–the world’s leading performance-based digital advertising network –and sold the company to AOL in 2004. He has also held key roles at Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble and Capital One.

Scott has received numerous awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, CEO of the Year by Blue Chip Venture Company, and the American Business Award’s “Stevie” for Best Executive in 2005.

Scott graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, Dept of Systems Engineering in 1991, and a M.S. from the Stanford University, Dept of Engineering-Economic Systems in 1992.

Hide bio
View bio
Tom Fochetta
  • Tom Fochetta
  • Vice President of Samsung Ads
  • Samsung Electronics

Tom Fochetta is the Vice President of Samsung Ads, the advertising monetization arm of Samsung Electronics. He leads the global Ad Sales program and operations overseeing the company’s advertising strategy across Samsung’s Smart TV and digital ecosystem. Fochetta previously held the position of National Sales Director at Amazon’s Media group, and was part of the founding leadership team that built, scaled and monetized Amazon’s Ad Platform. Prior to Amazon, he served as the Head of Industry for the Retail Category within Google’s Sales Team, where he managed a national sales organization responsible for new business development and customer management.

Tom brings over 15 years of experience in the digital advertising space, with a proven track record for leading high-impact sales teams at world class companies in online media, commerce and hardware. Fochetta holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from St. John’s University. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons.

Hide bio
View bio
Jeremy Helfand 1
  • Jeremy Helfand
  • Vice President, Adobe Primetime
  • Adobe

Jeremy Helfand is a digital media industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience shaping infrastructure, strategy, and technology around profitable advertising-driven businesses. As the former CEO of Auditude (acquired by Adobe in 2011), he was responsible for the overall implementation of video ad management and monetization technologies for premium publishers and media companies. Jeremy now serves as vice president of video solutions at Adobe, leading the global go-to-market strategies for the company’s video delivery, measurement and monetization solutions within Adobe Primetime. Prior to Auditude, he was the President of United Online’s Media Group, managing all advertising and partnership revenue including the launch of their audience platform, Adcurate. Prior to this, he served as SVP/GM at Advertising.com (acquired by AOL).

Hide bio
View bio
Brian Hoar 1
  • Brian Hoar
  • Senior Vice President of Sales and Publisher
  • Playboy Magazine

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Publisher of Playboy Magazine, Brian Hoar, leads the company’s national sales team as they create innovative advertising and sponsorship platforms across Playboy’s media and experiential platforms. He comes to Playboy from R&R Partners, a full-service, independent advertising and marketing agency where he served as Vice President of Development, leading the company’s strategic partnership and new client acquisition efforts. Prior to that he served in a variety of positions at Playboy Enterprises, rising to the position of Vice President of Sales and Associate Publisher, overseeing the company’s integrated marketing and development efforts.

Hide bio
View bio
John Kelly
  • John Kelly
  • Executive Vice President, Digital Sales
  • Univision Communications Inc.

John Kelly is executive vice president of Digital Sales for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. He is responsible for helping brands and marketers create non-traditional solutions to connect with the powerful and growing segment of Hispanic America. Mr. Kelly is well-known for his commitment to delivering consistent sales growth with digital innovations.

Mr. Kelly has more than a dozen years of experience in executive sales leadership. Prior to joining Univision, Mr. Kelly worked at NBC Universal and spent his first four years as a senior vice president and then as executive vice president at CNBC. While there he also created and led the Innovation Sales Group. Mr. Kelly’s success was spread throughout the NBC News division as his team increased sales and sponsorship revenues for MSNBC, The Today Show, Meet the Press, Education Nation and others, in addition to the longstanding Nightly News flagship show. Among his creative ideas was the addition of fully integrated custom sponsorships at MSNBC.

Prior to joining the NBC Universal team, Mr. Kelly served in executive sales leadership roles for [email protected] and AETN. He started his network television sales career with a 14-year run at CBS. Mr. Kelly earned his MBA in finance from Pace University Graduate School of Business in New York and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Manhattan College.

Hide bio
View bio
Douglas Knopper
  • Douglas Knopper
  • Co-Founder/Co-CEO
  • FreeWheel

FreeWheel’s Co-CEO Doug Knopper is responsible for driving the global business initiatives and guiding the company’s mission, values, and strategy. Under Doug’s leadership, FreeWheel has provided technological infrastructure addressing the rising needs of the largest entertainment companies in the world, including ESPN, VEVO, NBC Universal, DirecTV, Turner, AOL and others. Prior to co-founding FreeWheel in 2007, Doug spent six years as SVP/General Manager at DoubleClick in New York and London, responsible for the global ad serving technology group. Before joining DoubleClick, Doug served as CEO of Bitpass, a leading company in micropayments technology. Prior to that, Doug was a leader at advertising agencies and broadcasting companies, including Lowe and Partners, TBWA/Chiat Day, J. Walter Thompson, and Bonneville Broadcasting. Doug has been named one of “50 Online People to Know” by Media Magazine, and is a sought-after speaker for industry events. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan.

Hide bio
View bio
Ken Lagana
  • Ken Lagana
  • SVP Sales
  • CBS Interactive

Kenneth Lagana is Senior Vice President of Sales for the Entertainment, Sports and News Division at CBS Interactive. In this role, he oversees sales for properties including CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com and The CBS Audience Network.

Lagana joined SportsLine.com in December 1999 and held various management positions throughout his tenure with the company. His role included oversight of sales revenue generating aspects of the business, as well as sales management of league-based relationships including: NFL, PGA Tour, and the NCAA.

With the formation of CBS Interactive in 2005, Lagana’s responsibilities increased to the oversight of Network Integration as well as sales responsibility of all of the Interactive properties associated with CBS, specifically CBS News.com, CBS.com and CBS SportsLine.com.

Prior to SportsLine.com and CBS Interactive, Lagana held sales and management positions at Turner Interactive, and got his start in the business in the planning group at Grey Advertising on such accounts as Seagram, Block Drug, and Procter and Gamble.

Hide bio
View bio
Danielle Lee
  • Danielle Lee
  • Global Head of Partner Solutions
  • Spotify

Danielle Lee is the Global Head of Partner Solutions at Spotify and an accomplished strategic marketing professional with over 15 years experience in brand building and media innovation and technology for some of the world’s most respected brands.

As part of the executive team at Spotify, Danielle leads several lines of business including product marketing, business marketing, and creative solutions for advertisers, partners, and subscriptions. In her role, she is responsible for developing the go to market strategy and growing global revenue by developing high impact content and branded experiences.

Prior to Spotify, Danielle spent 2 years at Vevo and served as the VP, Global Commercial Marketing. Her team was responsible for building compelling sales narratives and developing the positioning and go-to-market strategy for all Vevo programs, core video products and tentpoles. Danielle also spent 7 years at AT&T and served as the Vice President of Product Marketing and Innovation at AT&T AdWorks. She was responsible for developing new online, mobile, and TV advertising solutions, defining the go-to-market strategy and growing the multi-screen ad business. Danielle also spent 3 years at Showtime Networks where she directed new products marketing and advertising for the premium cable network, and was instrumental in building awareness and tune-in to Showtime’s award winning original series like Weeds, Dexter, Fat Actress, and The L Word.

In 2014 and 2015, Danielle was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising by Business Insider. She also serves on the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence board and the Mobile Marketing Association NA Board.

Danielle holds an MBA in Marketing and Media Management from Columbia Business School and a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. She currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and their two children.

Hide bio
View bio
Tony Marlow
  • Tony Marlow
  • VP, Head of Field Marketing and Insights
  • Yahoo

Tony is the global Vice President and Head of Field Marketing for Yahoo based in New York – overseeing all B2B Marketing, Product Marketing, Sales Learning, and Sales Insights. Prior to this role, Tony lead the Sales Insights division at Yahoo and is a researcher by trade. He joined Yahoo in January 2010, moving to the US from his native Australia where he led the Custom Research division for Nielsen Online across the Asia Pacific region. He is an online marketing and research expert with special interest not only in media measurement generally, but specifically in online advertising, mobile and biometric research.

Prior to Yahoo and Nielsen Online, Tony’s research experience was within the strategic consulting environment, where he managed and consulted on a range of media and technology-related research. Tony has provided comment for international news articles, television stories and is an active speaker at various digital media conferences.

Additionally, Tony is on the Board of Advisers to social measurement startup SocialStatus.io, he co-founded mobile app development company Appy Dragon (creators of RacerTracer) and serves on the Advisory Council for Colorado State University Global Campus (CSUGC). He is also on the Board of Directors for Yahoo’s charitable organization, the Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF) and is on the MRC Board of Directors.

Tony attended the Australian National University and the University of Wollongong, holding a Bachelors degree in Commerce, a Bachelors degree in Psychology as well as a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing.

Hide bio
View bio
Brian Matthews
  • Brian Matthews
  • SVP, Media Sales
  • National Football League (NFL)

Brian Matthews leads the national advertising sales team for the NFL Media group. He oversees the ad sales responsibilities for the NFL Network, NFL RedZone and the NFL Digital portfolio.

Prior to joining the NFL, Matthews was the Senior Vice President of national sales for the NBC News Digital Group. He previously served as the Vice President for the NBC Entertainment team delivering innovative advertising solutions across digital properties such as NBC, Bravo, Oxygen, USA and Syfy. Before joining NBC, Matthews led East Coast sales for the BBC America cable network and the BBC digital properties where he helped create the first BBC sales team in the U.S. marketplace. He also spent seven years at Turner Broadcasting representing CNN Digital, and began his sales career at Scripps Interactive.

Matthews is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and resides in Chatham, New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Hide bio
View bio
Pooja Midha
  • Pooja Midha
  • Senior Vice President, Digital Ad Sales & Operations
  • ABC TV Network

Pooja Midha is senior vice president of digital ad sales and operations for the ABC Television Network. She reports to Geri Wang, president of sales for ABC.

Ms. Midha is responsible for sales and strategy for all ABC digital sales, encompassing Watch ABC, abc.com, abcnews.com, GMA on Y, ABC on Hulu, and all new media platform opportunities.

Ms. Midha joined ABC in August 2012. She was previously with Viacom Media Networks, where she was senior vice president of digital ad sales for the Music and Entertainment Group. Previously, she served as senior vice president, digital entertainment ad sales and integrated marketing for Viacom.

From 2007 through 2011, Ms. Midha was group vice president, business development, for MTV Networks Digital. From 2005 to 2007, she served as vice president of marketing for MTV Networks International.

Earlier in her career, at Nickelodeon, she served as director and then senior director of promotions and ad sales marketing. Ms. Midha began her advertising career at Dow Jones & Company in July 1998 as account executive, was promoted to senior account executive, and then group head of advertising sales.

Ms. Midha holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She has completed the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications Executive Leadership Development Program from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Ms. Midha serves as board member of IRTS and an advisory board member of The Seller Forum.

Hide bio
View bio
Peter Naylor 1
  • Peter Naylor
  • SVP, Advertising Sales
  • Hulu

Peter Naylor is the Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales at Hulu where he oversees the company’s advertising sales and sales operations functions.

Prior to Hulu, Naylor was an Executive Vice President of Digital Media Sales where during his tenure he oversaw NBC Entertainment, Sports and News Digital.

Prior to his time at NBC Universal, Naylor served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for the iVillage Properties, which was acquired by NBC Universal in May 2006. Before joining iVillage in April 2002, he served as Vice President of Sales for Terra Lycos.

In the advertising community, Naylor served as the Chairman of the Board of the IAB in 2012 and sat on the board for over ten years. Naylor also served as Treasurer for the Online Publishers’ Association (now Digital Content Next) from 2010 to 2013 and served on the board for over ten years. He is also currently on the board of directors for the IRTS Foundation, the TD Foundation and the Digital Marketing Board of Governors for DMG World Media.

In addition, he was a founding board member of 212, a New York interactive media trade association. He also was a board member for LiveRail until the company was successfully sold to Facebook in August 2014. He is on the advisory board for numerous companies including Operative, NewCo New York, TripleLift, Upstream Group and Videonomics.

Naylor is a recipient of the 2014 Ad:Tech Industry Achievement Award which honors individuals who have made an overall impact on the digital industry.

Hide bio
View bio
Allie Kline
  • Bertrand Quesada
  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • Teads

A seasoned media executive, leader and strategist. As CEO and co-founder of Teads, the leading global video advertising platform, Bertrand founded a multi-million dollar company focusing on helping publishers monetize their online properties, opening up premium video inventory at scale and providing advertisers with viewable and transparent video solutions.

Bertrand has more than 12 years experience in the advertising industry and founded Teads in 2007. Prior to Teads, Bertrand was Espotting’s Business Development Director.

Hide bio
View bio
Suzie Reider
  • Suzie Reider
  • Director, Global Industry Development: Video
  • Google

Suzie Reider, Head of Industry Development, YouTube Global Video. For the past 5 years Suzie has been running the sales organization for Google’s Display business which includes YouTube, Video and the Google Display Network. Suzie was hired as the CMO of YouTube in summer of 2006 and prior to that served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Games and Entertainment Division of CNET Networks (now CBS). Before joining CNET Networks, Suzie spent 14 years with Ziff-Davis publishing where she leveraged her expertise in advertising sales, promotions, events, research and marketing for various computer and video gaming publications. Suzie is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Cambridge, MA she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two YouTube fan daughters. Suzie also serves on the board of the San Francisco Film Society.

Hide bio
View bio
Michael Reidy
  • Michael Reidy
  • Vice President, Digital Ad Sales
  • NBCUniversal
Hide bio
View bio
Evan Silverman
  • Evan Silverman
  • Senior Vice President, Digital Media
  • A+E Networks

Evan Silverman is Senior Vice President, Digital Media, A+E Networks®, and oversees digital operations, product, and content for A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, FYI™, and LMN®. He helps set strategic direction for the properties, and manages those networks’ websites, and mobile and over-the-top platforms.

During his tenure, A+E Networks has taken a leadership role in TV Everywhere with more than 50 million TVE app downloads across platforms such as iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Xbox. Overall, A+E Networks products have been recognized with multiple Webby Awards and an induction into the Apple iPad Hall of Fame.

Silverman served in a similar role at Lifetime Networks beginning in September 2006 and until its acquisition by A+E Networks in 2009. Prior to that, he served as executive producer of NBCOlympics.com for the 2006 Torino Games and the 2004 Athens Games. Earlier, he served as Director, Internet Services, at NBA.com, and worked in Media Relations for the NBA and the Utah Jazz.

Silverman graduated from Bates College in Maine. He currently lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter @EvanMSilverman

Hide bio
View bio
Jonathan Silverstein
  • Jonathan Silverstein
  • Lin Digital
  • SVP, Head of Digital Businesses

Started career on Wall Street. After 4 years fell into Advertising…Spent 20+ years in NY, SF and Austin working in Account Management, Business Development and Operations on brands like Time Warner, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, GNC, MCI, UnitedHealthcare AT&T, CTCA, BBVA, DreamWorks Animation, SafeAuto, Toshiba and Southwest Airlines to name a few.

Led a 14 Agency, integrated effort to launch the New AT&T. Recipient of multiple Effie’s Addy’s and Integration awards as well as Judge numerous creative and business industry award shows.

Co-Founded a boutique agency + production company in 2011.

In April, 2015 Jonathan became Chief Operating Officer over LIN Digital, Federated Media and Dedicated Media. In early 2016, was promoted to SVP, Head of Digital Businesses at Media General including Hyfn.

Hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, MBA in Marketing from Fordham University and graduated of the Senior Management Program at Omnicom University.

Hide bio
View bio
James Smith
  • James Smith
  • SVP, Head of Digital Media Sales
  • Crackle

James M. Smith is head of media sales and is responsible for all advertising revenue, sales & strategy for Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation which includes the streaming TV services Crackle and PlayStation Vue and linear channels including Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony.
Prior to joining Sony, Smith served five years as National Vice President, digital media sales at The Walt Disney Company with oversight of the digital sales team and emerging social platform revenues. In this role, he was responsible for growing ad revenues across all digital platforms including online, mobile, cTV, social and gaming. Prior to Disney, Smith launched successful media businesses in Japan and Europe and held national sales positions at The Nielsen Company, Softbank and MediaLive.

Hide bio
View bio
Andrew Snyder
  • Andrew Snyder
  • SVP Sales
  • Time Inc.
Hide bio
View bio
Lisa Valentino
  • Lisa Valentino
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Condé Nast Entertainment

Lisa Valentino was appointed beennamed chief revenue officer of Condé Nast Entertainment in 2014. In the newly created role, Ms. Valentino reports to Fred Santarpia, executive vice-president and chief digital officer of Condé Nast Entertainment, and is responsible for leading revenue generation for the division, including advertising and marketing solutions across the burgeoning CNÉ digital video network.

Ms. Valentino previously served as senior vice president, multimedia sales at ESPN. In that role, she managed over a billion dollars in revenue by selling multimedia programs across ESPN’s portfolio, which includes both domestic and international television, digital, live-event and print platforms. Previously, Ms. Valentino served in a number of senior executive positions in ad sales at the company.

Ms. Valentino joined ESPN from Yahoo!, where she managed video ad sales for several content verticals. Prior to Yahoo!,Ms. Valentino was a media buyer at Televest where she worked on the P&G account. Ms. Valentino has been named to the“40 Under 40” list by Sports Business Journal and recognized by CableFAX on their “Most Powerful Women in Cable” list.

Ms. Valentino has held various roles within the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Online Publishers Association(OPA) and is a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of Lafayette College and resides in New York with her husband and children.

Hide bio
View bio
Julian Zilberbrand 1
  • Julian Zilberbrand
  • Executive Vice President, Audience Science
  • Viacom

Julian Zilberbrand is the Executive Vice President of Audience Science at Viacom. Zilberbrand oversees key areas in the data strategy division including: audience onboarding and segmentation, advanced analytics and digital media executions. His team is responsible for the management and aggregation of data across all of Viacom’s media properties. Data is used to inform all aspects of media and programming at Viacom from sales to investment. His team works closely with groups across the organization to help enable a data driven approach to business which is paramount to success in today’s media landscape.

Prior to joining Viacom, Zilberbrand was Executive Vice President of Activation Standards, Insights and Technology at ZenithOptimedia. In this role, he managed the activations standards, digital operations, analytics, technology and strategic partnerships groups. Before joining Zenith, he was SVP, global digital director, strategic partnerships and technology solutions at Starcom Mediavest Group. Prior to joining the agency world in 2004, Zilberbrand held product specialist and client service roles at Eyeblaster and developed the company’s Eyeblaster University training program. Earlier in his career, he worked at Doubleclick as a project manager and technical analyst.

In addition to his work responsibilities, he held advisor roles for the IAB, 4A’s and the iMedia conferences. Zilberbrand is known as a vocal leader in the industry covering a wide array of topics from viewability with the 3MS Blue Ribbon committee to data and general industry trends. From 2013-2014, Zilberbrand chaired the Digital Committee for the Media Ratings Council and was recognized by the organization for his leadership and service. In 2014, he received the AdMonster Digital Media Leadership Award and the Marketers Choice Awards named him the Data, Analytics and Operations Innovator of the year for exemplary leadership in digital marketing.

Hide bio
View bio

The Digital Video Advisory Board reflects a dynamic mix of top brands and leading agencies that provides insights and recommendations that will help propel digital video – including mobile, over-the-top, and all other platforms – as a dynamic medium for creativity in programming and marketing. It is part of the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence, a dedicated unit within IAB devoted to the advancement of the digital video medium in the global marketplace.

Anna Bager - mobile video board
  • Anna Bager
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Video
  • IAB
  • Primary Staff Liaison

Anna Bager, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Video, brings together two of the digital media and marketing industries’ most significant growth platforms under her leadership. The IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, an independently funded and staffed unit inside the IAB, charged with driving the growth of the mobile marketing, advertising and media marketplace. The Digital Video Center focuses on tying together various IAB video activities – including Advanced TV, Digital Video, and the Digital Content Newfronts – providing a one-stop shop for thought leadership, innovation, research, and guidance for the burgeoning digital video industry.

Prior to joining the IAB Bager was heading business intelligence at Ericsson Multimedia and head of research at Ericsson’s Business Consulting unit. Earlier, she was Research and Consulting Manager for IDC EMEA. Business Insider named Anna to the Top 20 Most Important Women in Mobile Advertising in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And one of the 2014 top women in media by Folio Mag.

Hide bio
View bio
David Cohen 2
  • David Cohen
  • President, North America Magna Global
  • Magna Global
Hide bio
View bio
Mac Delaney
  • Mac Delaney
  • Head of Programmatic
  • Merkle

As Head of Programmatic, Mac oversees the development of Merkle’s programmatic display and social go-to-market strategy and offering. Mac will be responsible for identifying and managing the technology, media, and data partnerships that deliver programmatic and social programs fueled by MerkleONE, Merkle’s people-based marketing solution.

Prior to joining Merkle, Mac Delaney served as SVP of Programmatic for Starcom Mediavest Group where he was responsible for accelerating the group’s programmatic marketing capability through the development of processes, technology, and strategy across the organization. By working in partnership with agency and account leadership, as well as with the marketplace, Delaney worked to ensure the understanding and adoption of programmatic principles and best practices throughout the agencies.

Hide bio
View bio
Carl Fremont
  • Carl Fremont
  • Global Chief Digital Officer
  • MEC

Carl leads the strategic direction for the growth and seismic shift in data and digital services for MEC, a leading global media and marketing agency.

Carl is a passionate leader in the industry and is a frequent speaker and consultant on the transformations occurring in digital and technology; often quoted in the press for his views on the future of marketing and media.

Carl has extensive marketing and media experience in a multitude of brand categories including automotive, financial services, consumer package goods, retail, eCommerce, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and travel.

Carl is passionate about how technology and data are changing, marketing and lectures on how automation, through programmatic media will change the unique relationship between buyer and seller.

Carl serves on the advisory boards of a select number technology, media and venture capital companies as well as a consultant for GLG, Guidepoint Global and Pacific Crest. These positions provide Carl with a unique view of the advances in the industry. Carl was elected to the Ad Club of New York Board of Directors in 2009 and in July 2015 became Chairman. He has also served as its lead for the I’m Part Media Action, which since its inception has raised over $10MM (US) for scholarships and training for diversity talent in the Marketing and Communications fields. Carl is also on the board of Breastcancer.org, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of breast health issues.

Carl is a contributor to a book on Transitional Media published in September 2014,. In the book, Carl writes on the way in which brand and consumer interactions are being built on “Open Source Marketing” principles. The same principles the enabled the growth of the open software marketplace.

At Digitas from 2000 to 2013, Carl led the Global Media practice working with clients including America Express, Whirlpool, Delta, Sprint, Mars, Meade Johnson, AT&T and eBay.

Prior to joining Digitas, Carl was a Senior Vice President of Media Services at Wunderman; a leading performance based and CRM company. During Carl’s 16 year tenure at Wunderman, he managed all direct marketing activities for the company including Ford, Citibank, American Express and AT&T.

Hide bio
View bio
Marianne Gambelli
  • Marianne Gambelli
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Horizon

Marianne partners with our senior leadership team to drive all offline media activation strategies. Her main priorities are to monetize client investments, seek out new and emerging technologies, develop new media research capabilities, and to develop multi-year and multi-platform media deals. Marianne also leads the creation of new revenue-generating media assets for the agency.

Prior to Horizon, Marianne spent twenty-two years at NBC Universal where she rose rapidly to head up all of NBC Universal’s advertising sales, marketing, strategic planning and multi-platform portfolio development. In this role, she led the strategic allocation of over $7 billion in media investments for NBCU. Marianne began her career on the agency side with Backer Spielvogel Bates and Grey Advertising.

Marianne is a highly recognized and respected industry leader and was recently included in Advertising Age’s List of 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising. A native New Yorker, she graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband and their two children.

Hide bio
View bio
Jennifer Gardner
  • Jennifer Gardner
  • Senior Director Media, North America
  • Unilever

Jennifer Gardner is director of media investment and partnerships for Unilever North America. She is responsible for fostering strategic media partnerships and spearheading innovation in traditional and digital media campaigns. In her role, Jennifer focuses on continuing the momentum of Unilever’s position as a leader in global marketing. She has facilitated strategic media and technology partnerships with Apple, Conde Nast, Facebook, Hearst, NBC Universal, Pinterest, Twitter and Viacom, among others .

In addition to working directly with media partners and maintaining relationships with media agencies, Jennifer has taken an active role in educating the Unilever media team on new areas to the industry such as viewability, verification and programmatic buying. Jennifer is passionate about driving the media industry forward in accountability and measurement.

Before joining Unilever in 2010, Jennifer worked at OMD where she spearheaded PepsiCo’s national TV investment program and several multi-platform partnerships, and had strategic involvement on key innovation programs. She previously held positions at media agencies Initiative and TN Media.

Jennifer graduated cum laude from Bryant University. She was named one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch in 2015 and is an IAB Video Advisory Board Member. She is married with two children.

Hide bio
View bio
Mike Law
  • Mike Law
  • Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Video Investment
  • Dentsu Aegis

Mike Law is currently Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Video Investment for Dentsu Aegis Network. In this role, Mike oversees TV and Digital video strategy and investments across the agencies clients as well as leading greater convergence internally at the agency and advancing the adoption of new, advanced advertising platforms. Mike oversees more than $4B in annual video spending across many clients including Microsoft, GM, Home Depot, Pfizer, Macy’s, Reckitt Benckiser, MasterCard, Staples, Sony, Dannon, Outback, Disney and Diageo.

Formerly, Mike was Director of Media Strategy and TV Investments for Pfizer where he handled consumer media strategy for their DTC brands as well as managing the portfolios $600MM+ TV and digital video investments. Previously, Mike was a Media Buyer at Carat and Arnold.

Hide bio
View bio
John Lisko
  • John Lisko
  • Executive Communications Director
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
Hide bio
View bio
Kris Magel 1
  • Kris Magel
  • President for Initiative in the United States
  • Interpublic Group’s (NYSE: IPG)

Kristian (Kris) Magel serves as Chief Investment Officer for Initiative in the United States, one of the Interpublic Group’s (NYSE: IPG) three worldwide media networks and part of the company’s IPG Mediabrands unit. Kris is responsible for the agency’s integrated investment teams across all channels including digital, broadcast, print and search. His Investment teams are fully integrated within every account working in conjunction with the firm’s Strategy, Analytics and Business Leadership groups to deliver 360 degree multiplatform media and marketing plans. Kris sits alongside the Investment Leaders of fellow IPG agencies as a member of the MagnaGlobal Consortium, working with media partners to deliver the most effective marketing investment approaches that maximize client marketing spends.

A veteran with nearly two decades of experience in the media business, Kris has proven himself a formidable negotiator who has earned the respect of media partners for both his analytical approach to the marketplace and his passionate representation of clients. His reputation for articulate, informed intelligence also makes him a favorite with the press and a popular panelist at industry events. In 2012 Magel was named to the Adweek 50 (#16) as one of the industry’s most influential executives and was a Mediaweek ‘Media All-Star’ in 2007. Magel also has an influential voice within the video industry, serving as a co-chair of the Ad Council Broadcast TV Committee, a member of the advisory boards of industry collective Videonomics and Advertiser Perceptions and a board member of the New York Advertising Club.

Prior to joining Initiative in 2007, Kris held the position of Senior Vice President, National Broadcast at Zenith where he created a fully integrated buying unit for Maybelline/Garnier that recognized early on the value of digital media working in conjunction with television. Prior to Zenith, Kris worked at Optimedia in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, culminating as Senior Vice President, National Broadcast. He also worked for DeWitt Media handling TV and Radio accounts including Discovery Networks, Reebok and Lexmark.

Kris received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the John Wiley School of Business at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He makes his home with his family in New York City and East Hampton, New York.

Hide bio
View bio
Megan McCurry
  • Megan McCurry
  • SVP, Group Media Director
  • DigitasLBi

Megan McCurry has been rooted deep in the digital media world for the past 18+ years. In her current role, she provides national media leadership to the DigitasLBi organization while directly overseeing the Chicago and San Francisco media practices of DigitasLBi.

With expertise that runs deep through Retail, QSR, CPG, TelCo, and Financial Service verticals, Megan’s background also spans a wide range of brand-focused efforts and hard-core direct response, along with everything in between. Her resume includes a strong media focus expanding across all formats, including programmatic, video, social and cross-channel venues as well.

Her passion is people – consulting her teams and clients to understand and equip themselves to stay ahead of the ever-changing media landscape.
When not at work, she can often be found on the water with her husband and two boys – sailing, skiing, and swimming in the summer or x-country skiing, snowboarding, and playing hockey when the winter freeze hits.

Hide bio
View bio
John Muszynski
  • John Muszynski
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Spark

A 30-plus year veteran and legend in the media world, John Muszynski is the Chief Investment Officer at Spark, and leads all negotiating on behalf of our client’s brands in order to deliver media savings and the best pricing in the marketplace. Not only does John oversee the buying team for Spark, he also leads the Starcom MediaVest Group Exchange (which we call SMGx). John’s SMGx team helps our entire network drive innovation in advanced media and technology while gathering marketplace intelligence across SMG’s $16 Billion in media spending.

Prior to joining Spark and SMGx, John served as CEO of Starcom USA (2005 – 2009), helping build a company at the forefront of leveraging media partnerships to strengthen the brands of some of the world’s biggest marketers. Under his leadership, Starcom was named Ad Age Agency of the Year (2006-07), Media magazine Media Agency of the Year (2005-07) – and was the first media agency to ever make Ad Age’s A List (2007).

John has received numerous honors for his work in the industry, including Advertising Age’s Media Maven, TV Week’s Buyer of the Year as well as a Mediaweek All-Star, min’s Most Intriguing People in Media and Kidscreen Golden Marble Award for Best Media Director. Most recently, John was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, securing his status as an industry icon.

Hide bio
View bio
John Nitti
  • John Nitti
  • Chief Media Officer
  • Verizon

John Nitti joined Zenith in 2009. His goal was to build ZenithInteractive, the full-service digital media arm of the agency, from the ground up. In less than a year, John brought in more than 50 new hires and 10 new clients—increasing digital billings from $3MM to $180MM.

Since then, John’s leadership has continued to change and grow the agency. In 2010 the Digital and Magazine divisions were merged to offer clients a more robust, content-centric approach to media. Two years later, John was promoted to the newly created position of President of Activation, where he was charged with trading, investment, execution, and activation for all Zenith craftskills. In that capacity, John formed the National Video group in 2012 to bring together linear, digital, and mobile video. The latest implementation, in 2013, was the full integration of all aspects of Local Activation (Broadcast, Print, OOH, and Digital).

That same year also saw the creation of the Activation Standards, Insights and Technology group to complete John’s reimagining of Zenith Activation. With the creation of this group, Zenith is now structured to implement buying standards and strategic partnerships and technology platforms that apply to all genres of media and across all of its clients. This group, driven by John’s vision, helps continue to put Zenith in an industry leading position of driving the marketplace for fluidity and ensures Zenith is a respected leader in the measurement, programmatic and technology space.

John’s vision for the Zenith Activation group has brought about tremendous impact for the agency. His Activation Team now includes over 300 staff members across North America and manages clients’ media investments of over $10B (2013). John is the architect of Zenith’s fluid video approach for reaching consumers across multiple screens. He has also been a guiding force in the creation of strategic partnerships that drive cross-platform innovation and measurement.

Fueled by a drive for innovation and a desire to evolve the media marketplace, John was promoted to Chief Investment Officer of Zenith in September of 2014. In this position, John will continue his oversight of the Zenith Activation teams while adding many key initiatives for Publics Groupe and the ZO Agency Network (Zenith, Optimedia, Moxie and Performics) to his remit.

Prior to joining Zenith, John was Director of U.S. Media & Sponsorships at American Express for six years, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing traditional and digital media planning and strategy efforts across various business areas for the company.

In addition to his work at Zenith and American Express, John has held posts at Young & Rubicam, Time Inc. and Dentsu. He has over 16 years of experience in media planning, buying, and sales.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and finance from Wagner College. He resides on Staten Island, New York, with his wife Noelle and their two sons.

Hide bio
View bio
Lou Paskalis
  • Lou Paskalis
  • Senior Vice President – Enterprise Media Executive
  • Bank of America

Lou Paskalis is the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Media Executive, for Bank of America. He is responsible for leading a team of communications professionals in developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to drive enterprise business objectives. Paskalis oversees media strategy and investment across traditional, digital and social channels with an eye toward driving innovative solutions across lines of business. He leads the team that delivered a game changing real-time 360 degree program around the World Economic Forum which leveraged the bank’s extensive original content assets.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Paskalis was the Vice President of Global Media, Content Development and Mobile Marketing at American Express where he lead innovative, cross-channel communications and engagement initiatives for the American Express brand and core U.S. product portfolios, as well as mobile marketing.
Paskalis also lead communications planning for the annual Small Business Saturday campaign, which was awarded the Grand CLIO in the Content and Contact category, the CLIO Special Award for Facebook Integrated Media and the Gold CLIO for Interactive/Social Media in addition to multiple MIXX awards.
Paskalis holds an MBA in finance and marketing and a B.S. in business management from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Manhattan where he indulges his passion for bike riding, travel, fine wine and Formula One motor-racing. He is a board member of the Mobile Marketing Association and a jury member of the IAB MIXX Awards.

Hide bio
View bio
Amanda Richman
  • Amanda Richman
  • President, Investment & Activation
  • Starcom WW
Hide bio
View bio
Jonathan Schaaf
  • Jonathan Schaaf
  • President, Digital Investment
  • Omnicom Media Group

Over the course of his 17 year career, Jonathan Schaaf has worked in agencies ranging in size from global to boutique and in cities around the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Sydney, Australia. He brings this diverse experience to his current position as the President, Digital Investment for Omnicom Media Group (OMG) where he oversees the portfolio of digital media investments, as well as the Global Partnerships, Digital Marketplace, PRM and Performance Analytics teams, across all brands within Omnicom Media Group.

Jon joined OMG in 2010 as the Global Director of Digital Strategy. He previously held positions as Media Director at Razorfish; Vice President of Integrated Media at Gyro; and Media Director at Beyond Interactive.

Jon received an M.B.A. from the University of Denver and a B.A. degree with a major in Business & Economics from Lafayette College.

Based in New York, his interests include golfing, snowboarding, hockey and surfing.

Hide bio
View bio
Adam Shlachter
  • Adam Shlachter
  • President
  • VM1

Adam Shlachter is the President of VM1, the dedicated, full-service media agency for Verizon, within Zenith and Publicis Media. He joined this past March to help transform and lead the team’s approach to media strategy, activation, operations and business intelligence across Verizon’s business.

He most recently served as Chief Investment Officer at DigitasLBi North America, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing the agency’s approach to key media partnerships and investments, including NewFront deals with Google, Vice, BuzzFeed, AOL, VOX, MAKER Studios for clients that included American Express, Taco Bell and more. Adam also oversaw all regional media teams and specialty practices across the agency.

A sought-after industry expert on topics that include cross-channel media, strategic planning and campaign measurement, Adam’s insights have appeared in publications such as Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, and Digiday, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events. In 2014, Adam was honored as one of Adweek’s Media All-Stars and min’s Sweet 16.

Shlachter joined DigitasLBi from MEC where he was Managing Partner, Digital Practice Lead. During his tenure at MEC he worked with key U.S. clients including Macy’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, IKEA, and Campbell’s, and also spearheaded MEC’s digital trading initiatives. Prior to joining MEC, Adam spent three years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in various interactive advertising and marketing roles. Earlier in his career, at Lowe & Partners and JWT, Adam worked with a variety of top brands in the interactive space, including Marriott Hotels, Heineken, Amstel Light, and T. Rowe Price.

Adam is a member of the AD Club and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Additional accolades include being named to the Board of Directors of the 212 Interactive Advertising Club in 2011, receiving the President Award from the AD Club and being honored by Young Audiences New York for his influence and resource in the digital media industry.

Adam received his MBA in International Business in 2005 from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Tech Lab is a nonprofit research and development consortium comprised of digital publishers and ad technology firms, as well as marketers, agencies, and other companies with interests in the interactive marketing arena. Its goal is to reduce friction associated with the digital advertising and marketing supply chain, while contributing to the safe and secure growth of the industry.

David Moore
  • David Moore
  • Chairman
  • Xaxis, Representing GroupM

David J. Moore is Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital. In both roles, he seeks to accelerate Xaxis’ and WPP Digital’s growth worldwide. Dave has over 35 years of experience in media and technology. He finds new ways of making technologies work for marketers – from the early ad networks to search engine marketing, behavioral targeting, and today’s opportunity: big data. He founded and led 24/7 Media’s (now Xaxis) growth from start-up to a leader in digital marketing and ad technology. He is a seasoned executive with expertise in all facets of the digital advertising industry. He is a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB’s) Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Previously the IAB’s Chairman from 2009 to 2011, Dave has been an active member since 2002. He also serves on the boards of DASL and DTSI, which are both joint ventures with Dentsu in Japan and Korea; the Board of Directors of the Advertising Education Foundation (AEF), and on the Board of Directors for Visible Technologies, an industry leading provider of social media monitoring and engagement solutions. Dave is a triathlete and has run the last 12 NYC Marathons.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Randall Rothenberg
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • IAB

Randall Rothenberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAB, the trade association for interactive marketing. IAB represents over 650 leading media and technology companies. Its members include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, The New York Times, Twitter, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal, CBS, Cars.com, and scores of other ad-supported digital media companies, which are responsible for selling more than 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. To support the growth of the interactive advertising and marketing industries, IAB serves as the industry’s public policy and lobbying organization, market and consumer research center, training and development base, and hub for the development of technical standards and operating best practices. IAB has 43 affiliate associations around the world.

Randall led the IAB from 2007 through 2010, and rejoined the association in March 2011, after a stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc. Prior to his IAB role, Randall was the Senior Director of Intellectual Capital of Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and technology consulting firm, where he oversaw business development, knowledge management, and thought leadership activities, and directed the award-winning quarterly business magazine strategy+business, Strategy+Business Books, www.strategy-business.com, and other electronic and print publications published by Booz Allen for senior business executives. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Booz Allen, he spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology editor and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, the daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. For 10 years, he was a marketing and media columnist for Advertising Age, and he continues to blog on the subject at www.randallrothenberg.com. Randall is the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), a critically-acclaimed chronicle of the birth, evolution, and death of a single advertising campaign.

Mr. Rothenberg received an undergraduate degree in Classics from Princeton and currently lives in New York City.

Hide bio
View bio
Patrick Dolan
  • Patrick Dolan
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • IAB

Patrick Dolan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Mr. Dolan is responsible for finance, operations, costs, compliance, and risk management. In addition, he works closely with the rest of the executive management team to supervise strategy and revenue optimization.

Mr. Dolan served as the director of finance for George Soros’ network of philanthropic entities, the Open Society Institute, in Europe. Based in Budapest, he managed a budget of over $500 million disbursed in over 20 countries in Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Following the Open Society Institute, Mr. Dolan joined DoubleClick, Inc. first as their Director of International Finance and later as Director of Business Operations. Mr. Dolan was responsible for establishing international financial operations as well as developing new businesses that DoubleClick, Inc. acquired, including Abacus.

In 2001, Mr. Dolan moved to Miami to assume the position of Executive Director of Finance and Operations for The Locomotion Channel, a cable channel co-owned by Hearst Entertainment and Corus Entertainment which broadcast in Latin America.

Mr. Dolan later served as CFO of the Early Learning Coalition of South Florida, a not-for-profit with a budget of over $160 million, and most recently ran his own business management consulting firm where he worked with clients in New York, Miami and other U.S. cities on issues including trade association product development, business operations, forecasting, budgeting, financial management and marketing.

Mr. Dolan received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hide bio
View bio
Alanna Gombert Headshot
  • Alanna Gombert
  • SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager
  • IAB Tech Lab

Alanna Gombert is SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab.

Before joining IAB, Gombert was CEO of Gombert Consulting, a full service digital media consulting agency and she is Founder and Co-chair for the IAB Programmatic Council.

Prior she was Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at Conde Nast and founder of CatalystDesk, Condé Nast’s digital media trading platform. Gombert joined Condé Nast in March 2013 from Google by way of Admeld, where she ran the trading desk, agency, and demand-side platform relationships and helped grow RTB from an idea to a killer business.

Prior to Admeld, Gombert worked at Right Media, the first online advertising exchange, where she focused on ad selection algorithms and market dynamics. Right Media was acquired by Yahoo in 2007. Her early career included stints with Nielsen, DoubleClick, and the finance world with JP Morgan Chase and Commerzbank. Advertising has allowed her to travel the world, and she has experience in international markets, including EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.

Hide bio
View bio
Dave Grimaldi
  • Dave Grimaldi
  • Executive Vice President, Public Policy
  • IAB

Dave Grimaldi is Executive Vice President for Public Policy at IAB, and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He leads the the IAB policy team, which advocates on behalf of IAB member companies before Congress, federal agencies, and involves direct lobbying, political fundraising, issue campaigns, and policy development.

Dave joined IAB from Pandora Media, where he directed the company’s public affairs strategy and opened its Washington, D.C. office. Dave worked to craft Pandora’s policy messaging toward political and national media, while cultivating and strengthening relationships with a broad network of journalists, third party validators, and other music industry and technology representatives.

Prior to Pandora, Dave served as Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, serving as the Commissioner’s advisor on all matters. Dave prepared Commissioner Clyburn for congressional oversight hearings, the review of proposed mergers and various FCC rulemakings, and helped guide the office through Clyburn’s tenure as Acting FCC Chairwoman.

Before the FCC, Dave served as Senior Counsel to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised the Whip in a variety of capacities, from policy positions to floor strategy, and coordinated with the House’s committees and other Leadership offices to prepare legislation for consideration by the full House.

Before joining the Whip’s office, Dave was a Principal at The Raben Group, where he advised corporate clients on issues relating to intellectual property, financial services, and telecommunications.

Dave earned his BA in English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, followed by a J.D. at Catholic University Law School.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Anand Das
  • Co-Founder & CTO
  • PubMatic
Hide bio
View bio
  • John Donahue
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Sonobi
Hide bio
View bio
Alex Lord
  • Alex Lord
  • Sr. Director Ad Technology, Americas
  • Yahoo

Alex has been working at Yahoo for the past eleven years developing advertising products for the Yahoo! Homepage and network. Over the last three years Alex has run Yahoo’s AdTech America’s operations group supplying technical and creative services, developing ad products and code frameworks and support system administrations.

Hide bio
View bio
Kelly Peterson
  • Kelly Petersen
  • Vice President, Product
  • Tremor

As Tremor Video’s Head of Product, Kelly leads a team of product managers and user experience experts to drive the company’s product vision and strategy, and guide its execution from planning to delivery. She joined Tremor Video in April 2013 with over a decade of experience managing product development and deploying technology solutions into the digital advertising ecosystem across video and display.

She joined Tremor Video from Selectable Media, where she provided strategic direction for their proprietary video ad-serving platform. Prior to that, she held senior product positions at AdKeeper and Donovan Data Systems (now part of MediaOcean). While at Donovan Data Systems, she collaborated with DDS executives, business directors, and their client’s digital media directors to define and execute the product vision for iDesk (now MediaOcean Prisma), a digital media planning and buying platform that is now widely adopted within agencies worldwide.

Kelly holds a B.A. in English, and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University.

Hide bio
View bio
Mike Romoff 1
  • Mike Romoff
  • LinkedIn
  • Head of Global Agency and Channel Sales

Mike Romoff runs the Global Agency and Channel Sales team, helping the world’s biggest advertisers and their clients harness the power of LinkedIn’s platform. His breadth of experience spans a 19-year career where he has held key General Management, Operations, and Business Development positions at companies such as NBC, IDG, 360i and The Industry Standard Magazine (back in the day). Prior to his current role, Mike led the Global Sales and Advertising Operations teams at LinkedIn, responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of its advertising business. Mike holds a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia Business School as well as a 200 hour yoga instructor certification. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Heatherlynn and two children Niko and Bianka.

Hide bio
View bio
Tom Shields 2
  • Tom Shields
  • SVP, Strategy, Publishers
  • AppNexus

Tom Shields currently serves as SVP, Publisher Strategy at AppNexus. An ad tech pioneer, Tom coded the world’s first ad server, and co-founded two successful companies. As co-founder and CTO of NetGravity, he helped grow the ad server business to 300 customers and guide the company through a successful IPO and subsequent acquisition by DoubleClick for over $500 million. As co-founder and CEO of Yieldex, he helped sell over a third of the top 100 publishers on superior forecasting and analytics technology before AppNexus’ acquisition of Yieldex for a reported $100 million. Tom holds a patent on dynamic allocation in ad serving, and a Service Award from the IAB for leading the group that created the first impression counting standards. He was also a Managing Director at early-stage VC firm Woodside Fund, and continues to be an active angel investor. Tom graduated with honors with a BA in Computer Science from Harvard College.

Hide bio
View bio
Michael Smith
  • Michael Smith
  • Senior Vice President, Revenue Platforms and Operations and Senior Vice President Advertising Platforms, Core Audience
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media and Hearst Corporation

Mike Smith is Senior Vice President of Revenue Platforms and Operations, Hearst Magazines Digital Media as well as Senior Vice President Advertising Platforms of Hearst’s Core Audience. Smith joined Hearst in July 2013 and is responsible for all digital media revenue platforms, including the company’s programmatic sales engineering efforts through the Hearst Audience Exchange as well as advertising operations, and digital ad product development.

Prior to Hearst, Smith held a number of positions with Forbes, most recently as the President of Forbes.com and Chief Digital Officer of Forbes Medi. Before joining Forbes.com, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at TheStreet.com. Smith holds a network-technology related patent and is the author of the book, TARGETED: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising And The Way Companies Reach Consumers (AMACOM / 2014).

Hide bio
View bio
  • Scott Spencer
  • Director of Product Management
  • Google
Hide bio
View bio
  • Toru Takata
  • SVP, CPO of Marketing Solutions Company
  • Yahoo Japan Corporation
Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that will tackle the twin problems of lack of diversity and growing skill gaps in the digital media and advertising industries. The Foundation has launched a dedicated initiative, called iDiverse, to promote diversity in the workforce through training, mentoring, recruiting, interviewing and placement services.

Tim Armstrong
  • Tim Armstrong
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • AOL
  • Chairman

Tim Armstrong is CEO of AOL Inc., a leading global media technology company headquartered in New York City and operating in over 20 countries worldwide. Today, AOL serves nearly 400 million consumers every month across the globe, and maintains partnerships with thousands of the world’s leading companies. AOL owns, builds and operates global media brands and provides technology and services to over 10,000 other brands and media companies. Under Tim’s leadership, AOL was acquired by Verizon for 4.4 billion dollars on May 12, 2015.

Prior to joining AOL, Tim spent almost a decade at Google, where he served as President of Google’s Americas Operations and Senior Vice President of Google Inc. as well as serving on the company’s global operating committee. Tim started in his career by co-founding a newspaper in Boston, MA before moving into the Internet industry, where he has worked as a team member, investor or co-founder at numerous companies, including Starwave (sold to Disney / ESPN / ABC Internet Ventures), Snowball (IPO), Associated Content (sold to Yahoo), and Patch (sold to AOL). Tim has also been an active investor in the start-up community, both on and offline.

Tim serves on the board of The Priceline Group, Inc., The Paley Center for Media, the New York regional board of Teach for America, the Waterside Charter School in Stamford, CT, as Chairman Emeritus for the Ad Council, and as a trustee for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He also acts as an advisor to the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm driven by former Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, General Stan McChrystal. Additionally, Tim is the chairman of the IAB Education Foundation, a new non-profit working to improve diversity and close the skills gap across the digital media and advertising landscape. An ardent champion of community service, Tim was honored by the Ad Council with their 60th Annual Public Service Award in 2013.

Tim is a graduate of Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He has served as a trustee for both.

Hide bio
View bio
Jennifer Creegan
  • Jennifer Creegan
  • Director, Operations
  • Microsoft Advertising

Jennifer Creegan, General Manager of Search Advertising Operations, leads field enablement, business operations and sales strategy for the Microsoft Search Advertising business.

Her team is accountable for ensuring the Microsoft Search Advertising field has what they need to delight their customers and drive share for the Search advertising business.

A longtime and respected industry leader, Jenn is a founding board member of iDiverse. She also served on the Mobile Marketing Association’s Global Board for 3 years and has been a thought leader in the industry for the evolution of creativity and design in digital advertising for nearly a decade. Jenn was also named one of the 21 Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising by Business Insider in 2012.

Jenn has been at Microsoft for 18 years, spending all her time at the company in the advertising business. She has a background in both display and search advertising and functional experience in product management, marketing communications, brand development, technology development, field operations and customer service. She has held senior leadership positions that span a broad spectrum of areas, including brand advertising, Audience advertising, SMB Search Advertising and Web marketing leadership.

Prior to Microsoft, Jenn’s first career was leading a small, alternative theatre company, nationally recognized for their work. Jenn graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and the Fine Arts.

Hide bio
View bio
Tiffany Dufu is the Chief Leadership Officer to Levo League and Launch Team member of Lean In. She has raised nearly $20 million toward women and girls causes and has been recognized by multiple leading organizations. She has been named one of Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch, the National Council for Research on Women’s 30 women making change in the world, Huffington Post’s 19 women who are leading the way and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women. Dufu has been featured in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, and on NPR and Bloomberg and has presented at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit and TEDWomen. Dufu served as President of The White House Project and also held development roles at Simmons College and Seattle Girls’ School. She is a member of Women's Forum New York and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc and is a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders. She serves on the board of Harlem 4 Kids, Students First New York and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Women Ready for Hillary. Dufu’s book, DROP THE BALL: How Women Can Achieve More by Doing Less, will be published by Flatiron/MacMillan in February 2017.
  • Tiffany Dufu
  • Chief Leadership Officer
  • Levo League

Tiffany Dufu is the Chief Leadership Officer to Levo League and Launch Team member of Lean In. She has raised nearly $20 million toward women and girls causes and has been recognized by multiple leading organizations. She has been named one of Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch, the National Council for Research on Women’s 30 women making change in the world, Huffington Post’s 19 women who are leading the way and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women.

Dufu has been featured in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, and on NPR and Bloomberg and has presented at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit and TEDWomen.

Dufu served as President of The White House Project and also held development roles at Simmons College and Seattle Girls’ School. She is a member of Women’s Forum New York and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc and is a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders. She serves on the board of Harlem 4 Kids, Students First New York and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Women Ready for Hillary.

Dufu’s book, DROP THE BALL: How Women Can Achieve More by Doing Less, will be published by Flatiron/MacMillan in February 2017.

Hide bio
View bio
Phyllis Ehrlich
  • Phyllis Ehrlich
  • Senior Vice President, Chief Client Solutions Officer
  • Time Warner Cable Media

As Senior Vice President, Chief Client Solutions Officer for Time Warner Cable Media, Phyllis Ehrlich leads a 100-person integrated marketing organization dedicated to defining and creating new, innovative ways to serve Time Warner Cable Media’s more than 25,000 clients in 50 markets across the country. Phyllis is a member of the senior executive team that helps Time Warner Cable Media drive more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Prior to joining Time Warner Cable Media, Phyllis was a senior member of the entrepreneurial management team of BrightLine iTV, the leading specialists in creating measurable interactive TV programs for top marketers. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, she generated new business and added Fortune 500 companies, including Kellogg’s and GlaxoSmithKline, to BrightLine’s client roster.

Before BrightLine iTV, Phyllis spent 11 years rising through the executive ranks at Turner Broadcasting. As Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Ad Sales Promotions & Marketing, she forged deep and lasting partnerships with premium brands and contributed to more than 80% of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s annual revenues of $500 million. Through these partnerships, she also help generated more than $25 million per year in marketing value.

In her earlier career, Phyllis was recruited by The Walt Disney Company to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Disney Adventures magazine and was then named Editorial Director of Disney’s Kids Magazine group. She was also a key member of the launch team and first Editorial Director for Cahners Publishing’s Healthy Kids Division, where she created Healthy Kids magazines and The Healthy Kids TV Show, the first of their kind dedicated to children’s health and in association with The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Phyllis is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute’s intensive theatrical producing program. She and her husband, Joel, are Co-Executive Producers of independent films Clear Blue Tuesday and Red Hook and are active in the theater and dramatic arts community in New York City, where they reside.

Phyllis is most proud and passionate about shaping the lives of young people who will become our future leaders (including her own three children). She serves as a mentor and member of the 2015-16 Board of Directors for Advertising Women of New York and is an alumna of the Harvard Business School Cable Executive Management Program and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Integrated Marketing in the graduate program at NYU-SPS and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner.

Phyllis is a Board Trustee for the City Parks Foundation. To formalize their philanthropic efforts, she and her husband established The Phyllis & Joel Ehrlich Foundation.

Hide bio
View bio
Bruce Gordon
  • Bruce Gordon
  • Executive Mentor
  • Merryck & Co.

Bruce Gordon is a Partner and Executive Mentor at Merryck & Co., a boutique leadership firm that specializes in mentoring C-Suite and other senior executives, primarily at Fortune 500 companies.

Bruce is also a senior advisor on Media, Entertainment and Interactive matters for Alix Partners. He is the subject matter expert on related M&A and operational issues across those fields

Prior to that Bruce was with The Walt Disney Company for 30 years. For the first 20 years, Bruce ran ABC Television Stations either as President & General Manager or as CFO for some of the larger stations.

For the last 10 years of Bruce’s Disney career, Bruce as the worldwide CFO for the Disney Interactive Media segment, one of the 5 SEC reporting segments of of the Company. His responsibilities included all operational issues, revenue operations, M&A and related areas across online, mobile, social, console games and related activities.

During that time, Bruce was also the long time Treasurer of the IAB.

Bruce has an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from Hofstra University

Bruce resides in Los Angeles with his wife Beth. Bruce has three grown children and is an active triathlete and competitive Bridge player.

Hide bio
View bio
Maureen Jules-Perez 1
  • Maureen Jules-Perez
  • Vice President, Head of Enterprise Services
  • AOL

Maureen Jules-Perez is part of the Technologies organization at AOL, Inc. She heads the Enterprise Services IT department in the US, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Israel, and India. Maureen’s background is in technical services and collaboration platforms, including quality assurance, product and web development, enterprise services and mobility.

She’s an AOL Blue Monster winner for Integrity and advocates women and diversity talent in technology. She speaks at local IT and technology events. As a technologist, she was issued a United States Patent for Mobile Printing Anywhere (No US 9,025192: Systems and Methods for Dynamic Mobile Printing Based On Scheduled Events) and nominated for DC’s Best Technology Manager in 2015. At AOL, she’s a Cultural Ambassador and SBC Advisor. She is the program lead for Year Up internship program and received a Community Award in 2014 on behalf of AOL. She’s a founding committee member and captain of [email protected], member of the AOL Diversity Council and appointed board member to IAB Education’s iDiverse program.

She holds an MIS from George Washington University and a BSEE from the University of Florida. She is a wife, mother, traveler, community volunteer, and movie fanatic.

Hide bio
View bio
Freada Kapor Klein
  • Freada Kapor Klein
  • Partner
  • Kapor Center for Social Impact

Freada Kapor Klein, PhD is Partner at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. She is an entrepreneur, activist and leader in the field of organizational culture and diversity. Freada is a pioneer in developing models for revenue and sustainability of non-profits, and is an active advisor and mentor to social entrepreneurs. She is also an advocate for entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, especially people of color and women.

Dr. Klein was the first Director of Organizational Development, Training and Employee Relations for Lotus Development Corporation. Her consulting firm, Klein Associates, specializes in employee surveys, training, and consulting on all forms of bias, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace. Klein’s client base ranges from Harvard Business School to the World Bank to top tier international professional services firms, and tech start-ups.In 2001 she founded the Level Playing Field Institute, a non-profit which promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces by removing barriers to full participation; it houses the SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors) Academy for low income high school students of color. Klein is the author of “Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay”.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Michael Kassan
  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • MediaLink

Michael E. Kassan is an internationally recognized business strategist operating at the intersection of the media, advertising, entertainment and technology industries. He is the founder of MediaLink, a leading advisory and business development firm with principal offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The team of 100+ provide critical counsel in the areas of strategic marketing and brand development, implementation roadmaps, technology solutions for media, media sales and revenue generation, business development, organizational planning and competitive analysis to many of the Fortune 100’s biggest global brands.

Previously, Kassan was the President/COO and Vice-Chairman of Initiative Media Worldwide. In 1997, he was named one of the top media executives in America by Advertising Age Magazine. He joined Initiative Media Worldwide in 1994, and helped grow media billings from $1.5 billion to over $10 billion. Prior to Initiative, he was President and COO of International Video Entertainment (Artisan Entertainment).

Kassan is often called upon as a speaker and commentator to share his insights on the media and advertising industries, changes within them, growth, and the places in which tangible opportunities exist for marketers. He is a regular keynote speaker at the world’s major media conferences.

In addition, Kassan has served on the Board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy and the Cultural Affairs Commission – City of Los Angeles and has been Chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry. Kassan is also a strong supporter of community and not-for-profit programs, and currently serves as Chair of the UJA-New York Marketing Communications Committee. He also plays an active role in children’s education and mentoring, having been involved in both the H.E.L.P. Group, a non-profit organization serving children with special needs, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Los Angeles.

Read more about Michael Kassan on LinkedIn.

Hide bio
View bio
Stephen Kim
  • Stephen Kim
  • Vice President, Global Accounts
  • AOL

Stephen Kim is Vice President of Global Accounts at AOL where he leads the company’s efforts to partner with the world’s largest marketers. Previously, Stephen was at Microsoft Corporation for 12 years, most recently as Vice President of Global Marketing for Microsoft Advertising where he drove worldwide trade and consumer marketing.

Prior to this role, Stephen was Vice President for Global Sales where he managed Microsoft’s relationships with leading media and creative agencies as well as top marketers. Stephen currently serves on several industry boards, including the Marcus Graham Project, the Media Ratings Council, the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School and the Future of Advertising Project at the Wharton School of Business. Stephen also served as a Co-Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Research Council from 2004-2008 and was Chair of the Board of the Advertising Research Foundation from 2007-2009.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Stephen was Chief Research Officer at Media Metrix, a global provider of online audience panel measurement. Before joining the online world, Stephen was an attorney with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster specializing in the regulation of new technologies and the use of statistics in complex litigation.

Stephen holds an MA in Communications Research from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Annenberg School, Stephen’s graduate work focused on media effects research. Stephen also holds an A.B. in Political Science from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. At the Law School, Stephen was an Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, where he published an article examining the communications and regulatory issues surrounding television violence.

Hide bio
View bio

The IAB Data Center of Excellence is an independently funded unit within IAB, founded to expand existing IAB resources and drive the “data agenda” for the digital media, marketing, and advertising industry. The Data Center’s mission is to help advertisers and marketers operationalize their data assets while maintaining quality, transparency, accountability, and consumer protection.

Joe Zawadzki - BoD
  • Joe Zawadzki
  • Chairman & CEO
  • MediaMath
  • Chair

MediaMath’s Chairman and CEO Joe Zawadzki has spent his career redefining the marketing and advertising industries through software and data sciences. He has created and scaled companies with a combined $2B in market value, personally invested in a range of start-ups and is sought after for his vision on the future of technology.

Throughout his career representing marketers at top-tier agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as AOL, American Express, IAC, Verizon and Vonage, Joe has focused on the integration of media, data and data sciences, in software. That reached its peak with the founding of MediaMath in 2007, a company credited with starting the programmatic revolution with the first demand-side platform. MediaMath’s offering, centered around the TerminalOne software, powers the marketing practice of more than 3,500 brands worldwide.

Prior to MediaMath, Joe was Founder, President and Chairman of Poindexter Systems / [x+1] a pure-play marketing optimization enterprise, where he helped found and incubate Right Media, which sold to Yahoo! in 2007. He has been an active champion of digital media and the broader NYC startup ecosystem, having made investments in over 50 companies including 33Across, Accordant, AppNexus, CreditKarma, DataMinr, Electronifi, Integral Ad Science, Namely, Optoro, Sourcepoint, and Vistar Media.

Joe serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Direct Marketing Association, an almost century-old trade association focused on serving the interests of consumers and brands through data-driven marketing, and of Hope for Vision, an organization dedicated to raising money for the development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases, with particular focus on retinal degenerative diseases.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and was a Teaching Fellow in cosmology, set theory and the history of science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Daria, and their children Dune and Jack.

Hide bio
View bio
Dennis Buchheim 3
  • Dennis Buchheim
  • Senior Vice President, Data & Ad Effectiveness and General Manager, Data Center of Excellence
  • IAB
  • Primary Staff Liaison

Dennis Buchheim is Senior Vice President for Data and Ad Effectiveness, General Manager of the IAB Data Center of Excellence, and head of the IAB San Francisco office. In addition to running the day-to-day activities of the Data Center of Excellence, he is responsible for developing business cases and executing plans that promote effective advertising—work that increasingly revolves around the responsible use of data to enhance digital experiences for consumers, while also optimizing results for publishers and marketers. In addition, he is overseeing IAB efforts to establish and educate the industry on 3MS (Making Measurement Make Sense) and new measurement requirements.

Dennis has worked in digital advertising since 2002, most recently at Yahoo, where he served as VP of Product Management for programmatic and premium advertising, targeting, measurement and insights, and trust and safety. Dennis joined Yahoo from Microsoft, where he initially focused on distribution of advertising and web search products to new partners and Microsoft properties, was later promoted to be GM of Display Monetization, then took on product management of Microsoft’s ad exchange and ad network, and finally led program management for display advertising overall. Dennis’ first role in advertising was as GM of Inktomi’s paid inclusion business, which he helped to expand after the company was acquired by Yahoo (his first stint with Yahoo), before moving on to lead product marketing for Yahoo/Overture partners. Before entering the ad space, Dennis designed and developed consumer and enterprise software products at industry stalwarts Apple and Oracle, led engineering for startup Actioneer, and co-founded and led product management and marketing at iHarvest, which was acquired by Interwoven for its award-winning tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing web content.

Hide bio
View bio
Venkat Achanta
  • Venkat Achanta
  • Chief Data & Analytics Officer
  • Neustar

Venkat Achanta is Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Neustar, Inc. Venkat is responsible for expanding Neustar’s authoritative identity and attribution platform to find innovative ways to create connected customer experiences across people, places, and things.

Prior to Neustar, Venkat was Chief Data Officer and Head of the Data and Analytics group at Walmart, where he was responsible for all data and analytics delivery platforms across the company.

Venkat has more than 20 years of experience in data science, analytics and enterprise information management. While at Walmart, Venkat spearheaded the data fabric, advanced analytics platforms and decision services groups globally. Prior to Walmart, Venkat was Global Head of Analytics and Big Data at AIG. Venkat has held senior leadership positions with various companies that are noted in the industry for their data and analytics capabilities, including Capital One, where he was Vice President, Enterprise Data Services and Experian, where he was Vice President, Global Product Development and Delivery.

Venkat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Andhra University in India and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.

Hide bio
View bio
Ric Elert
  • Ric Elert
  • President
  • Conversant

Conversant President Ric Elert is a recognized industry leader with 24 years of experience in high-scale technology, individualized data and operational development. As President, he sets the company’s vision and guides its 900+ U.S. employees to ensure that brands can have personalized conversations with their customers across every device, channel and media format.

Prior to joining Conversant in 2009, Ric was executive vice president of engineering at comScore, Inc. As one of the company’s original technology team leaders, he oversaw the development and management of comScore’s global enterprise technology that scaled to support billions of online transactions.

Ric sits on several boards, including the Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) and FreeOsk, and is a founding member of the IAB Data Center of Excellence. Ric holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Hide bio
View bio
Rick Erwin 1
  • Rick Erwin
  • President & General Manager, Audience Solutions Division
  • Acxiom

As president of Acxiom’s Audience Solutions Division, Rick Erwin drives the strategy, growth and profitability of Acxiom’s industry-leading data products and services. With over two decades in the traditional and digital marketing industries, Rick is a leading voice in the field of data-driven marketing and an outspoken advocate for its value in the global economy.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Rick spent 10 years as president of the Consumer Insights and Targeting Division of Experian Marketing Services. During his tenure, he led the turnaround and growth of seven legacy data and analytics businesses, and established the company as a force in the digital marketing services industry. Prior to Experian, Rick held numerous senior management roles in his 12-year career at RR Donnelley in that company’s Marketing Services Division.

Rick earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University (Kellogg), and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He is a past Vice Chairman, Treasurer and current director of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and also serves as a director for Chicago Youth Centers, SheddAquarium and RevSpring, Inc.

Hide bio
View bio
Konrad Feldman
  • Konrad Feldman
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Quantcast

Konrad Feldman, CEO, co-founded and launched Quantcast in 2006 along with Paul Sutter to transform the effectiveness of online advertising through the use of science and scalable computing. Prior to co-founding Quantcast, Feldman co-founded Searchspace (now Fortent) the leading provider of terrorist financing detection and anti-money laundering software for the world’s financial services industry. As CEO of Searchspace’s North American business, he established the business in the US and directed its rapid growth to become a market leader. Prior to Searchspace, Feldman was a Research Fellow in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at University College London. Feldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University College, London.

Hide bio
View bio
Damian Garbaccio
  • Damian Garbaccio
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • eXelate, a Nielsen Company

As Global Chief Commercial Officer, Damian Garbaccio is responsible for Nielsen’s Marketing Cloud (DMP/SaaS/MTA) sales, business development, and client service; specifically managing teams that execute global partnerships with marketers, media brands, and agencies. Damian also leads Nielsen’s Marketing Cloud business development efforts which include: Advanced TV (Set Top Box, OTT) and all Real-Time Measurement initiatives (Automotive, CPG, and Retail); as well as the eXelate’s traditional Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) business.

Since joining in 2008, Damian has exponentially grown eXelate’s revenue and core data business, cementing enterprise partnerships with eXelate’s largest clients. With over sixteen years of experience in digital media, online advertising and e-commerce, Damian’s seasoned business acumen and executive sales leadership continue to propel the company to success.

Prior to eXelate Damian led Business Development (Behavioral Solutions) at AOL’s Advertising.com where he built the data targeting business and led the post-acquisition integration of Tacoda’s data assets into the AOL framework. Damian received a BA from Vanderbilt University and Masters Degrees from Fordham (MBA) and Boston University (MS in Management Information Systems).

Hide bio
View bio
Hagopian
  • Tom Hagopian
  • VP, Data Strategy & Analytics
  • AT&T AdWorks

Tom Hagopian is Vice President, Data Strategy & Analytics for AT&T AdWorks, the advertising sales division of AT&T Entertainment Group (EG). Hagopian is responsible for all data related aspects for AdWorks, the industry leader of data-driven advertising sales.

Hagopian joined AdWorks after the acquisition of DIRECTV, where he was Vice President for Advanced Advertising Sales and launched and managed the nation’s first and largest addressable television platform.

Prior to joining DIRECTV in 2012, Hagopian spent more than 20 years in the media industry in a variety of innovative leadership roles. His experience includes 10 years at ESPN, where he launched espn.com, and new media product launches at Cablevision, TV Guide, OpenTV and Acxiom.

Hagopian is a pioneer in the advanced advertising field and is an original member of the IAB. He also worked on the initial addressable TV trials
in 2003 while at OpenTV.

Hagopian graduated from the University of Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He holds an MBA from Columbia University. He has won two Emmy awards for Interactive TV Programming and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America.

He is based in AT&T EG’s New York City office.

Hide bio
View bio
Matt Keiser
  • Matt Keiser
  • CEO
  • LiveIntent

Matt Keiser is the Founder and CEO of LiveIntent. He formed LiveIntent with the vision of solving problems that have been plaguing the email industry for years. Prior to LiveIntent, Matt co-founded and served as the President of Datran Media (now PulsePoint), where he architected the underlying technology for their suite of performance-marketing and audience measurement solutions. Matt is a founding partner and co-chair of the investment committee of Grape Arbor VC, one of NY’s most active teams of angel investors. He is also the co-founder of Perky Jerky and is on the advisory council for the Rosenbach Museum of Philadelphia.

Hide bio
View bio
Jason Kelly
  • Jason Kelly
  • President
  • LiveIntent
Hide bio
View bio
Scott Knoll 1
  • Scott Knoll
  • CEO
  • Integral Ad Science

Scott Knoll joined Integral Ad Science in 2011 and has helped expand the company’s offerings from brand safety to a full suite of advertising analytics measuring media inventory quality and its impact on driving results. Under his leadership, Integral has become the de facto standard for a majority of the industry for measuring ad viewability, fraud, safety, and overall inventory quality. Furthermore, the company’s solutions have become critical to the entire digital media ecosystem for maximizing advertising performance across display, video, and mobile. In his 3 years since joining, the company has expanded to Europe and Asia and was recently recognized as the 6th fastest growing company in the New York area by Crain’s Magazine.

Prior to Integral, Scott was most recently the founder and President of Aperture, the audience targeting and measurement technology platform that provides business intelligence to blue chip brands, agencies, and online publishers. Scott has more than 18 years of global experience in internet technology, digital advertising, and traditional media. Prior to Aperture, Scott spent six years as a senior executive at DoubleClick Inc., directing the launch and development of the DoubleClick ad network in nine countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. Scott also served as managing director of DoubleClick Asia Pacific and Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketer Solutions.

Previously, Scott co-founded and served as COO of Verified Person, and has held management roles at Time Warner Inc. and Andersen Consulting. Scott holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.

Hide bio
View bio
  • Bill Livek
  • CEO & Vice Chairman
  • comScore
Hide bio
View bio
Rebecca Schlacter
  • Rebecca Schlacter
  • Executive Director, Data and Analytics
  • Valassis

As Executive Director of Data and Analytics at Valassis Digital, Rebecca Schlachter helps conceptualize and quantify the effects of exposure, reach and message on campaigns and brands. Since its inception, Rebecca Schlachter has been evangelizing the potential of advanced analytics on social and digital media to a range of audiences, from world leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs to priests, rabbis and NGOs. She has consulted with top brands, including Microsoft, IBM, Vodafone, Nokia and P&G. Considered by many as the social media analytics expert, she shows brands how to optimize digital media’s true ROI, including what to measure, and how to gauge and multiply success.

Hide bio
View bio
Jay Stocki
  • Jay Stocki
  • Vice President, Digital Services, Consumer Insights & Targeting
  • Experian

As Vice President, Digital Services, Consumer Insights & Targeting at Experian, Jay Stocki is responsible for:

-Experian’s digital display products and services
-Data and related sales to all digital partners, including media and measurement partners
-Experian’s addressable TV offerings
-Agency, ad tech, and publisher partnerships
-All Omnichannel revenue
-Pre-sales and sales support for all data sales
-Solution architecture for all digital sales

Prior to Experian, Jay was an executive at Bering Media (sold to Audience Partners), Corio (sold to IBM), Yahoo! and Nvidia. He also founded Talmont Consulting, a firm that became a leading digital advisor to four of the top 10 ISPs. Jay began his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

Jay has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Jay lives with his wife, Jill, and their two girls, Brooke (14) and Cate (11) in Downers Grove, a western suburb of Chicago. He is president of an Education Foundation, and owns a senior living facility. When not working, he can be found wakeboarding, wakesurfing, snowboarding, and most of all, golfing. He is also a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. Fun Fact: Barak Obama was his locker neighbor at the East Bank Club in Chicago.

Hide bio
View bio
Cory Treffiletti
  • Cory Treffiletti
  • Vice President, Marketing and Partner Solutions
  • Oracle

Cory Treffiletti has been a thought leader, executive, and business driver in the digital media landscape since 1994. He is currently Vice President of Marketing and Partner Solutions for the Oracle Data Cloud, following the acquisition of BlueKai and his previous role as CMO/SVP of Marketing.

Cory has authored a weekly column on digital media, advertising, and marketing since 2000 for Mediapost’s Online Spin. He spent many years primarily on the agency services side of the business as a successful executive, media expert, and/or founding team member for a number of companies. Cory was part of the initial team and VP Client & Media Services for i-Traffic (acquired by Omnicom), VP Media Services for Freestyle Interactive (acquired by Aegis/Carat), SVP Managing Director for Carat Fusion (Interactive), VP Media for Real Branding (acquired by Schawk), and President of Catalyst S+F. In the start-up media space his experience includes Director of Marketing for IUMA, the Internet Underground Music Archive (acquired by eMusic), Chief Marketing Officer for Sharkle (acquired by ViTrue, then Oracle), Co-Founder of Republic Project (acquired by DG/MediaMind) and Co-Founder of The Virtual Fan Network.

Cory is a graduate of the Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University and is also the author of “Internet Ad Pioneers.”

Hide bio
View bio
Domenic Venuto
  • Domenic Venuto
  • General Manager, Consumer Products
  • The Weather Company

As General Manager, Consumer Products, for The Weather Company, an IBM Business (Weather), Domenic Venuto is responsible for leading the company’s consumer products across all digital platforms as well as building Weather’s location-based products, capabilities, activation, and analytics. This includes the design and function of products for mobile, web, desktop, wearable devices and more for both The Weather Channel® and Weather Underground. He is based in Weather’s New York office.

As the consumer products lead, Venuto also oversees AdFX (formerly WeatherFX), the team that creates localized ad targeting solutions using Weather’s access to location data and the most comprehensive weather data in the world. Launched in late 2012, the AdFX division builds on Weather’s value proposition and differentiation by using weather analytics, weather triggering and dynamic messaging to connect businesses to consumers through weather and climate. For every weather condition, The Weather Company has the data to deliver a contextually relevant message to any audience at the right time and place, leveraging their location and local weather conditions. This is possible due to Weather’s reach, its influence on consumer actions and activities, its proprietary technology, and market-level analytics.

Most recently, Venuto served as Global President, Data, Technology & Partnerships at VivaKi, of Publicis Groupe. There he led a global team, overseeing product, strategy, engineering, and partnerships to develop proprietary programmatic products that interface with external data, ad tech and publisher platforms. Venuto led all aspects of product development, from strategy and technology to experience and data. He also oversaw global enterprise partnerships, including Amazon, AOL, Apple, comScore, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!.

Previously, Venuto served as VivaKi’s Executive Vice President, Strategic Global Operations. Before that, he was NY Managing Director, Client Solutions at Razorfish, and prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Client Services. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he developed long-term strategic business plans and led large-scale technology implementations for Australian and American clients.

A native Australian, Venuto received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne, a graduate degree in computing from Monash University, and an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Hide bio
View bio