Video Advertising Summit ONLINE VIDEO ADVERTISING SUMMIT
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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  • 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • McGraw-Hill Conference Center
  • 1221 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
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  • N.Y., N.Y.

Speakers

  • Jeremy Allaire Executive Chairman, Brightcove

    Jeremy Allaire

     

    Jeremy founded Brightcove in early 2004 with a vision for the transformation of television with the Internet. As Chairman & CEO of Brightcove, Jeremy leads the company's technology, marketing and business development strategy. Prior to founding Brightcove, Jeremy worked as a technologist and entrepreneur-in-residence for Cambridge, MA-based venture capital firm General Catalyst, where he worked on companies and investments in broadband media, mobile content, e-commerce software and digital identity. Before General Catalyst, Jeremy was Chief Technology Officer of Macromedia, where he helped define and launch the Macromedia MX platform for Rich Internet Applications, helping to evolve Macromedia Flash into a dominant platform for rich media applications on the Internet. Jeremy joined Macromedia with its merger with Allaire Corporation, where Jeremy was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Founded in 1995, Allaire Corporation was a pioneer in using the web as an application platform, and its industry leading and award winning products power millions of websites, online services and business applications on the Internet.

  • Christina Beaumier VP, Product Development, Xaxis

    Christina Beaumier

     

    Christina Beaumier is Vice President of Product Development with Xaxis where she leads the Video product strategy and offering. Christina is instrumental in the definition and commercialization of new products for agencies and advertisers that improve the return on digital advertising dollars. Previously, Christina led Global Client Development and was responsible for driving worldwide growth for Xaxis through the development of strategic relationships with agency partners and their clients. Immediately prior to her Client Development role at Xaxis, Christina worked in a similar capacity as Director, Strategic Engagements of the Media Innovation Group (MIG), a WPP company.

     

    Before joining the MIG, Christina was Associate Director at Millward Brown Optimor where she led management consulting teams in developing brand strategies for Fortune 500 companies to improve their financial return on marketing activities. Christina has lived on four continents; including two years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Burkina Faso.

    Christina has a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from American University.

  • Himesh Bhise VP, New Video Services, Comcast

    Himesh Bhise

     

     

    Himesh Bhise leads New Video Services for Comcast Cable, responsible for incubating and operating growth businesses, and negotiating partnership opportunities.

     

    His portfolio includes XFINITY Streampix, Advanced Advertising initiatives, Cloud Services, and business development that will transform the consumer TV and video experience.

     

    Previously, Himesh was the GM of the High Speed Internet business at Charter Communications, which during his tenure outperformed the industry in revenue growth.  At Aol, he was the GM of the Mobile business and created a leader in messaging, search, and entertainment products working with carriers and OEM’s around the world.

     

    Himesh was a partner at Activate, and a leader in the Telecom/Media practice at McKinsey & Co., leading engagements in product development, marketing, M&A, and technology.

     

    He received his MBA from the Wharton School, and his Masters in Economics from Temple University.

  • Michael Bologna Director, Emerging Communications, GroupM

    Michael Bologna

    Mike Bologna, Managing Partner and Director, Emerging Communications at GroupM, is known throughout the industry for his expertise in the field of digital communications. Mike’s primary role is to drive the development of marketing and advertising applications for GroupM clients on advanced digital platforms, including interactive television, video on-demand, DVR and wireless; he has handled key digital campaigns for Paramount, Sears, Mattel, and AT&T.
     
    Mike has been featured on Television Week’s Hot List as one of the top 10 players, age 35 or younger, who are making a mark on the industry. He is currently a member of the 4A’s Digital Video Innovation Committee and regularly authors an agency newsletter which provides news, views, and insights from the cutting edge of Emerging Communications.

  • Jonathan Carson Former Global CEO - Digital, Nielsen

    Jonathan Carson

     

    Jonathan Carson is an award-winning professional and entrepreneur with 20 years experience in digital media.  He has a versatile skillset, with success in both start-up and large company environments; in U.S. and global markets; and in growth and turnaround environments.  He helped to create the field of social media, and is a recognized expert on a variety of digital topics, including mobile, video and big data.

    Jonathan served in a variety of executive roles at Nielsen, a 32,000 employee, $6 billion information services giant, for six years after they acquired his company in 2007.  He executed multiple turnarounds across business units, spearheading Nielsen’s “digital transformation”.  Jonathan’s final role was as global CEO, Digital, leading strategy and operations for Nielsen’s Online, Telecom and other digital businesses across more than seventy countries. 

    Jonathan co-founded BuzzMetrics in 1999, and served as Chief Executive Officer until the Nielsen acquisition. In those years, he oversaw BuzzMetrics’ growth from a two-person start-up to a 150-employee market leader. Jonathan led the company through a multiple investments, and a roll-up of multiple competitors. At the time of the Nielsen acquisition, BuzzMetrics had almost 200 Fortune 1000 clients, including 19 of the top 20 U.S. advertisers.  Through this process, Jonathan helped to establish the concept of social media with marketers.  In 2005, he co-founded the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), which has since become a thriving trade association. 

     

    Jonathan graduated from Georgetown University.

  • John Collins Managing Director of Broadcast & iTV, Media Storm

    John Collins

     

    John F. Collins is Managing Director of Broadcast & iTV for Media Storm.  Collins joined Media Storm in January of 2013, from an independent business consulting role.

     

    Prior to that, Collins was Senior VP of Product at Canoe Ventures, having been part of the initial business planning group assembled in 2006 to develop the early business justification and business plans for what was to become Canoe Ventures.

     

    From 1996 - 2006  he was at Time Warner Cable in a variety of roles including Group Vice President of Advanced Advertising Technologies.  Collins was responsible for developing new advertising applications in the interactive, targeted and On Demand environments.  

     

    Prior to joining the company in 1996, as General Manager of Time Warner Cable Direct, he served as Vice President of Affiliate Relations for Cable Networks, Inc. (CNI) the national spot cable rep firm owned by Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation.   He has also served as National Sales Manager of Time Warner CityCable Advertising and NY1 News and as Account Executive at Madison Square Garden Network.

  • Lori Conkling EVP, Strategy and Business Development for Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives, NBCUniversal

    Lori Conkling

    Lori Conkling is EVP, Strategy and Business Development for Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives at NBCUniversal. She reports directly to Lauren Zalaznick, EVP, NBCUniversal, who leads this area of the company focused on the monetization of cross-platform content, driving innovation and architecting a digital strategy across mobile, social and the web.

     

    Working collaboratively with leaders across the company’s multiple business units, Conkling is charged with developing an actionable business strategy for NBCU’s new and existing digital businesses, with a particular focus on mobile. Conkling also focuses on analyzing the impacts of the company’s existing content windowing, and moving the agenda forward on content measurement in relation to advanced advertising. 

     

    Prior to NBCU, Conkling was EVP of Distribution at A&E Networks (AEN), where sheoversaw distribution strategy across multiple platforms for the company’s 10 networks, including A&E, History, Lifetime Television and LMN, which she grew to 85 million U.S. subscribers. She also directly oversaw field sales and national accounts in the U.S. and Canada.

     

    Prior to joining AEN, Conkling served as Vice President, National Accounts at Disney and ESPN Media Networks. While there, she was responsible for executing complex, multi-product national distribution deals for linear channels, VOD, pay-per-view services, broadband products and interactive television applications. In addition, Conkling was an integral member of the team that successfully launched ESPNU.   

     

    Earlier in her career, Conkling worked in the Media & Entertainment strategy practice at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), specializing in analyzing and developing corporate strategies for publishing, film and telecommunications companies. 

     

    Conkling received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She also is a member of Class 12 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, WICT’s prestigious training program for executive women in the telecommunications industry. 

  • Rob Delacruz GM, Connected TV and Mobile, AOL On

    Rob Delacruz

     

    Robert Delacruz is the General Manager for The AOL On Network’s Connected TV and Mobile businesses and was responsible for launching both businesses. Today, The AOL On Network distributes its content on 14 television and mobile platforms including Samsung, Sony, Xbox, Roku, iOS and Android.

     

    Rob was previously the Chief Revenue Officer at Outside.In, a local content platform that was acquired by AOL. He spent several years at Microsoft where he led teams that incubated new businesses for Microsoft’s online efforts in search, advertising and content. Rob also served in business development and investment banking roles with Agilent Technologies, Greenlight (acquired by Internet Brands) and Merrill Lynch.

     

    Rob holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Colin Dixon Chief Analyst & Founder, nScreenMedia

    Colin Dixon

    Colin Dixon is Chief Analyst and Founder of nScreenMedia. He is also a Senior Analyst with The Diffusion Group. He focuses on enhanced TV applications including Guides, DVRs, Over-the-top services, Pay-TV services, connected (smart) TVs, TV Devices, multi-screen video, second-screen apps and on the emerging broadband media economy. He has provided strategic consulting services to many companies including Intel, Cisco, Rovi, YouSee, Microsoft, The BBC and Panasonic.  

    Before his positions at nScreenMedia and TDG Mr. Dixon was Vice President of Applications and Content at Liberate Technologies. He was responsible for building end-to-end applications and services for the satellite and digital cable television markets and has worked with industry titans such as Comcast, AT&T, Cox Cable, Rogers Cable and NTL/Telewest. He had overall responsibility for the Liberate PopTV Program, the world's leading partner program for interactive TV, which included such household names as Discovery Channel, Showtime, ESPN, BBC and Channel 4. He was also responsible for BiTV, a broadcast interactive television service, on the AT&T HITS network. 

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  • Patty Everett Associate Media Director - Digital, Turner Media Group

    Patty Everett

     

    Patty Everett is an Associate Media Director, Digital with Turner Media Group, where she leads digital media planning efforts for several Turner Broadcasting networks, including TNT, Cartoon Network and [adult swim]. Patty joined Turner in 2010 as Digital Media Supervisor. Prior to joining Turner, she worked for one of the Southeast’s largest independent media buying agencies, Media Solutions, serving dual roles as Senior Account Manager and Digital Media Planner.  Patty began her career at Initiative Media, working on the Home Depot, Rich’s and BellSouth accounts, upon receiving her BS in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Patty also holds an MBA from Georgia State University. 

  • Jack Flanagan SVP, Sales, Innovid

    Jack Flanagan

     

    Jack Flanagan is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Innovid responsible for leading the sales efforts and strategy for North America and Latin America selling to leading brands, agencies and publishers.  Prior to Innovid, Mr. Flanagan was the Vice President of Sales for Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company.  Mr. Flanagan joined Bluefin Labs pre-revenue and scaled the business leading to a successful acquisition by Twitter in February 2013.  Mr. Flanagan was also Executive Vice President at comScore and responsible for the Media Metrix division across North America, Latin America and Europe where he managed a multi-million dollar business that experienced tremendous growth and managed over 70 sales and client service personnel that serviced over 1000 clients.  Mr. Flanagan graduated from Loyola University in Maryland with a Business Degree in Marketing.

  • Kathryn Friedrich Head of Video Strategy - Americas, Google & YouTube

    Kathryn Friedrich

     

    Kathryn Friedrich brings more than 15 years of sales and industry expertise to Google, where she oversees video strategy and sales for Google & YouTube across Canada, US, and LATAM. Prior to this role, Kathryn ran the media & entertainment display sales business at Google working with the film, television, gaming and publishing industries, to develop comprehensive digital marketing strategies for the largest media companies in the world.  She came to Google from magazine publishing where she worked for notable companies such as American Express, Hearst, and Conde Nast.  Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and lives in Summit, Nj with her husband and 2 sons.

  • Richard Glosser President, Hilltop Digital

    Richard Glosser

    Richard Glosser is President of Hilltop Digital, www.hilltopdigital.net,where he is an advisor and consultant for media companies on digital strategy, business development, monetization and cross-platform product development.  Clients include:  ION Media Networks, News Corp, Alpha Media/Maxim, ABC News, Martha Stewart, Phillips Van Heusen/IZOD, MediaLink, Trendrr, MediaFriends and others.  

    Previously, Glosser was Executive Director of Emerging Media for Condé Nast Digital, where he managed the company's video, mobile and emerging media initiatives.  Prior to joining Condé Nast, Mr. Glosser had senior leadership roles at CSTV: College Sports Television (now CBS College Sports), Bolt Media, and NBC Sports. His early career was at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he was Founder and President of SPE's digital media division, Columbia TriStar Interactive, where he launched and managed all of the studio’s ITV and Web efforts.  Glosser has a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Columbia Business School. 

  • Alanna Gombert Sr. Director of Programmatic & Trading, Conde Nast

    Alanna Gombert

    Alanna is currently Senior Director, Yield Inventory at Conde Nast where she oversees programmatic and exchange strategy. Alanna joined Conde Nast 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, Ms. 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. She currently resides in Dumbo, Brooklyn and studied at Columbia University.

  • Teg Grenager Founder and Vice President, Product, Adap.tv

    Teg Grenager

     

    Teg co-founded Adap.tv with Amir Ashkenazi in 2006. A PhD candidate in Computer Science at Stanford University, Teg has an "always move forward" attitude, imagining the way the world of video advertising could be - not just as it is. He collaborates closely with engineering, sales and account management to translate market dynamics and customer needs into innovative solutions and products.

  • Nancy Hall SVP, Eastern Sales, ValueClick Media

    Nancy Hall

     

    Nancy Hall has more than 15 years of experience in interactive marketing. As the Senior Vice President of Eastern Sales for ValueClick Media, Nancy manages a team of 25 sellers working with agencies and direct advertisers in major markets across the east coast. Her responsibilities include building strategic branding and direct response advertising programs that drive performance on multiple digital channels – display, mobile, video, social, lead gen and more. In her prior position as Vice President of ValueClick Platform Services, Nancy headed up national vertical sales where she built and packaged digital marketing solutions for Healthcare, Retail and Travel advertisers, closing multi-million dollar business development deals while in that role.

    Prior to joining ValueClick Media, Nancy was the Vice President of Sales and Client Development at Mediaplex, a technology division of ValueClick, Inc. Before Mediaplex, Nancy was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Ad4ever, a rich media advertising solution provider. Nancy began her career in online advertising as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Fashionmall.com, Inc., a publicly held firm that managed a network of advertising and e-Commerce websites.

    Nancy has extensive experience speaking at industry conferences about Data Usage, Incrementality, Attribution, Branding, Acquisition and Driving Online and Offline Sales. She has participated on panels with leading minds in the digital marketing space at Internet Retailer, eTail East and West, Commission Junction University, ad:tech and 212 New York events.

  • Corey Halverson Product Director, Media Business Solutions, Akamai

    Corey Halverson

     

    Corey Halverson is the Product Director of Media Business Solutions at Akamai. In this role, he leads the team focused on TV Everywhere, UltraViolet, and Analytics. Corey is a frequent speaker on the use of analytics to inform and shape digital media’s relationship with viewers, and most recently on the role of quality in this relationship. Corey was part of the team that developed the QoS Monitor product at Akamai and focused especially on the methods to interpret quality impact on viewer behavior. Corey also is responsible for Akamai’s media product efforts in working with advertising technologies.

  • Christie Hartbarger VP, Strategic Alliances & Field Marketing, YuMe

    Christie Hartbarger

    Christie is a sales and marketing executive with 18 years+ of ad industry experience. Christie's career spans across digital and print, and some early days in media planning. Employers include CBS Interactive, Time Inc., and Y&R. Christie is currently overseeing national, emerging sales at YuMe across mobile, tablet and connected TV and is in the process of building up their new field marketing team. Her areas of expertise include the ability to create, sell and manage multi-screen initiatives, new product launches and custom content programs.

  • Brian Kane Chief Operating Officer, LiveRail

    Brian Kane

     

    Brian leads LiveRail as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing day-to-day global operations for the company including Technical Services, Human Resources, and Account Management. Brian comes from the Google family and is deeply rooted within the online video advertising space. Prior to leading Admeld/Google as Chief Operating Officer, and Google as Director of Publisher Services, Brian was Vice President of Solution Services with DoubleClick. Brian brings to LiveRail great focus on the nourishment of the company’s culture, the development of its employees and the delivery of personalized, world-class service to its customers and partners. Brian holds a B.S. in Video Technologies from City University of New York-Brooklyn College.

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  • Cathi Kwon Group Product Manager, Adobe Primetime

    Cathi Kwon

     

    Cathi Kwon is Group Product Manager for Publisher Advertising, responsible for monetization within the Adobe Primetime platform, which includes the Ad Insertion and Ad Serving solutions.  Cathi has been at Adobe for 3 years, during which she has worked on Open Source Media Framework, manifest stitching workflows, and the acquisition of Auditude.  

    As a former wannabe filmmaker, Cathi has long been interested in the impact of digital distribution on the business of video, a topic she studied while at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and continues to explore in her current role.  She regularly speaks at events run by industry associations, including IAB, AdMonsters, and Streaming Media.  Cathi has extensive product management experience and has held previous positions at media companies such as WGBH, HBO, and National Banana.

  • Ken Lagana SVP, Sales, CBS Interactive

    Ken Lagana

     

    Ken 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.  

  • Bill Lederer Chairman and CEO, MediaCrossing

    Bill Lederer

     

    Bill is Founder, Chairman and CEO, MediaCrossing Inc.  MediaCrossing Inc. bridges select digital media buyers and sellers as an independent digital media trading partner. The Company delivers exceptional value, execution, transparency, and liquidity in Display, Video, Social and Mobile tradable ad inventory. Bill previously served WPP's Kantar and WPP Digital divisions leading global video and advanced TV strategy and operating units. He formerly served Getty Images as a global divisional CEO. Bill has received three national digital media innovation awards and authored three finance books.

  • Jeremy Lockhorn VP, Emerging Media, Razorfish

    Jeremy Lockhorn

     

    Jeremy leads the emerging media practice at Razorfish.  The team is responsible for scouting opportunities in new channels like mobile, tablet, converged television, game consoles, digital out of home and more. It’s a group also known as Advanced Media Specialists (AMS) that functions as filter, consultant, evangelist and big idea generator. It fuels innovation across the agency and helps clients navigate an increasingly fragmented media landscape with breakthrough strategic thinking that makes sense of the noise and separates the wheat from the chaff.

     

    Jeremy is a 15-year advertising industry veteran, having spent time at offline and direct marketing agencies before joining Philadelphia-based digital agency startup i-FRONTIER in 1997 as it’s first employee. He teamed with founder Brad Aronson to grow the business and ultimately join forces with Razorfish. During his tenure at the agency, he has served many roles, but they share a common theme - the intersection of media, creative and technology. He’s been a trusted advisor to a wide range of top marketers including Best Buy, Weight Watchers, Mercedes Benz, Expedia, Miller Coors, and more.

     

    Jeremy holds a BSJ in Advertising Management from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, and is currently based in Seattle, WA.

  • J.R. McCabe SVP, Video, Time, Inc.

    J.R. McCabe

     

    J.R. McCabe is Senior Vice President of Video at Time Inc.   He joined the company in November 2012 and oversees digital strategy, development, video production and distribution across all Time Inc. brands. He is responsible for growing the volume of digital video products across the company, developing quality video that helps extend the brands of Time Inc. titles and identifying new channels of distribution.  

     

    Before joining Time Inc., McCabe spent six years at Meredith Corporation, where he helped build and launch Meredith Video Solutions (MVS).  In this role, he oversaw all business development, branded entertainment development and sales, broadband video sales, syndication and ad sales for MVS as Vice President, Business Development and Sales. During his tenure he created and distributed original content based on Meredith’s brands via television and digital media, launched two broadband networks and developed and brought to market a first-of-its-kind national VOD network, Parents TV.  

     

    Previously, McCabe led the Eastern regional syndication sales team for CBS Paramount Television in New York. Earlier in his career, McCabe spent seven years at Universal Studios Television Distribution in several roles, including building the branded entertainment initiative for the division prior to the NBCUniversal merger.

  • Jeff Minsky Director of Emerging Media, OMD Ignition Factory

    Jeff Minsky

     

    Jeff Minsky is a 24 year media veteran, digital pioneer, and well known ad industry futurist. Jeff is currently leading OMD’s push into the Advanced TV spaces driving client strategy and trials around rapidly evolving video consumption on behalf of clients such as Pepsi, Clorox, ToysRUs, JCPenney, CW,  Nissan, and Hershey’s. He has led OMD’s NEXT Shared Learning Consortium  (SLC), a group of  Omnicom clients who brought ROI and tech insight by testing various Emerging Technologies such as VOD, iTV, Broadband, Wireless, Video-gaming, and Digital Signage and providing pricing parameters based on those results. 

  • Margenett Moore-Roberts Senior Director, Video Advertising Strategy, Yahoo!

    Margenett Moore-Roberts

     

    Margenett Moore-Roberts is the Senior Director of Video Advertising Strategy for Yahoo!, where she is responsible for developing and executing Yahoo!’s video monetization strategy. Margenett had been involved in the digital video advertising industry since 2007, when she joined Yahoo! via the 2011 interclick acquisition. At interclick, Margenett was General Manager of Video and built a new video monetization unit from scratch, growing revenues significantly over the last 2 years. Prior to interclick, she was employee number 14 at ScanScout and a key contributor on the team that lead the company to a successful acquisition by Tremor Media (Video) in 2010. Prior to joining ScanScout, Margenett held leadership roles across various industries, including content licensing and distribution, mobile software development, graphics reproduction and telecommunications. Margenett makes her home in Brooklyn, NY but is originally from the Buckeye State of Ohio.

  • Betsy Morgan President & Chief Strategy Officer, TheBlaze

    Betsy Morgan

     

    Betsy L. Morgan is currently the President and Chief Strategy Officer of TheBlaze, a leading multimedia news and information network available online, through a subscriber based IP-delivered network, and on traditional cable/satellite.   Morgan joined TheBlaze in 2011 after serving as The Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post.  The Huffington Post was successfully sold to Aol in 2011.  While at The Huffington Post, Morgan led the award-winning site to rapid audience and revenue growth. 

    Morgan joined The Huffington Post after ten years at CBS where she was Senior Vice President for CBS Interactive and the General Manager of CBSNews.com.  Under Morgan’s leadership, CBSNews.com’s excellence was recognized with several prestigious industry awards.  She began her career at CBS as the head of the CBS Television Network’s Strategic Management Group alongside the chairman and CEO of CBS.  

    Early work experience for Morgan includes several years in investment banking at the North America Headquarters of Schroders, in their Media and Entertainment Group. She also worked for American Sky Broadcasting, a division of News Corporation that focused on developing the U.S. direct satellite business.

    Morgan graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics from Colby College, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.  She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and has spoken frequently on campus including at the school’s centennial global business summit in 2008.  

  • Tom Morgan CEO and Co-founder, Net2TV

    Tom Morgan

     

    Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV (www.net2television.com), is an expert on the convergence of digital and traditional media and in building business models to support these changes.  For the past decade, Morgan has focused on business development in the digital TV space, with special attention to advertising models for DVRs, video on demand (VOD) and broadband TV.

     

    Before founding Net2TV, Morgan led MediaD.tv, a consulting firm that developed premium Internet television services in collaboration with clients like Virgin Management Group. As chief strategy officer for Move Networks, he developed the advertising technology platform used by ABC.com, Fox.com, ESPN360 and other Internet TV-based sites.

     

    As founder and CEO of BlackArrow Corporation, Morgan pioneered a new era of digital TV (VOD) advertising system used by Comcast and other multiple system operators (MSOs) for dynamic, profile-based, on-demand advertising. He also co-founded the DiMA Group, a digital TV consulting and research firm.

     

    Early in his career he held executive positions at America Online, BroadVision, IDG Interactive Services and MTV/Nickelodeon.

  • Jim Nail Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

    Jim Nail

     

    Jim Nail is a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research serving marketing leaders and leads Forrester's coverage of online video, the evolution of television advertising, the digital transformation of advertising agencies, and marketing optimization.

    In his 30-year marketing career, Jim has been at the forefront of applying new technology-enabled strategies to marketing. He was an early pioneer of online advertising, joining AdSmart, a startup online ad-serving technology firm, in 1995. Jim was a senior analyst at Forrester from 1997 to 2005, advising clients on how to deploy online advertising, email marketing, marketing measurement, and word-of-mouth marketing to improve marketing effectiveness. Before returning to Forrester in 2012, Jim served as chief marketing officer of social media listening platform company Cymfony pioneering the use of social media as a consumer insight and brand tracking tool. 

  • Jeremy Ostermiller CEO and Founder, Altitude Digital

    Jeremy Ostermiller

     

    A recognized digital advertising entrepreneur, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Digital, Jeremy Ostermiller oversees the company’s worldwide sales and operations departments.

    A leader in online display and video advertising technology, the company and its video division, Visualtising, empower online publishers to maximize their revenue by optimizing their ad space and eliminating unnecessary ad operation cost with a full-scale Supply Side Platform (SSP).

    The company is now generating more than $11M in revenue and processing an average of 12 billion display and video ads impressions per month.

    Ostermiller’s background and expertise includes marketing, interactive advertising and promotions. Along with numerous company accolades, The Denver Business Journal named Ostermiller to the Forty Under 40 of top young leaders and business professionals for 2013.

    Ostermiller currently lives in the Denver Metro Area with his pug Tucker. 

  • Andrea Palmer Group VP - Media, Digitas Health

    Andrea Palmer

    Andrea joined Digitas Health in January of 2008, bringing over a decade of digital media experience across many verticals. At Digitas Health, Andrea is the global lead for media activation and planning and buying services. She oversees client service teams on several of the agency’s marquee media accounts, and leads the agency emerging media channels and innovations program.



    In addition to her work at Digitas Health, Andrea is an active board member for PhIMA, Philadelphia’s Interactive Marketing Association, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and growth of the industry. She has been a regular contributor to prominent industry publications and events, both as a panel speaker and occasional writer for industry newsletters as a respected member of the digital media community.


    Prior to joining Digitas Health, Andrea launched and lead the Digital Services practice at Siquis, Ltd, servicing clients in the travel and hospitality, and retail industries such as Spirit Airlines and Lenox Crystal in addition to cultivating department and revenue growth for the agency.


    Andrea began her digital media career at Rosenthal Partners, launching brands such as Lingo, SunRocket, and the US Mint re-launch campaigns.


    Andrea has her BA in Corporate Communications and Marketing from Elon University, a liberal arts college located in the North Carolina Research Triangle. 

  • Marco Parente Product Leadership, Ad Viewability Products Nielsen

    Marco Parente

     

    Marco Parente oversees Nielsen’s portfolio of ad viewability products for Nielsen Campaign Ratings. As a domain expert in online video, Mr. Parente has also focused on strategic planning initiatives at Nielsen in cross-platform measurement and standardization of program rankings, and is a member of the IAB’s Emerging Innovation Taskforce committee working to define Viewability measurement standards for online display and video advertising. Prior to Nielsen, Mr. Parente led channel sales at Origin Digital (an Accenture company) where he managed strategic partnerships in the live video IP broadcasting and enterprise video platform space. Prior to this, he held senior sales engineering and business development roles at BitTorrent, Inc. and CacheLogic/Velocix (acquired by Alcatel Lucent), leading startups in the online video content delivery space. Mr. Parente holds a B.A. (with Distinction) from Boston University, and has pursued post-graduate research in consumer media psychology at the University of Leicester in England.

  • Mukund Ramachandran GM, Video, DataXu

    Mukund Ramachandran

    Mukund Ramachandran oversees the Brand and Video platforms at DataXu, leading the company's efforts in aligning advertising solutions and developing go-to market strategies to address the fast-growing online brand advertising area.  Prior to DataXu, Mukund was a Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Tremor Video where he led the company's product marketing, vertical go-to market and sales enablement efforts. Mukund cut his teeth in digital media at Yahoo!, where he was a Director of Product Marketing at the Yahoo! Media Group, responsible for delivering high-impact advertising programs for top 200 brands using consumer promotions & integrated media. Mr. Ramachandran holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management, and a Master's in Management Studies from BITS, Pilani, India.

  • Julius Ramirez Director of Business Development, Turn

    Julius Ramirez

     

    Julius Ramirez is the Director of Business Development at Turn, where he is responsible for overall inventory partnerships and strategy for the
Americas. Prior to Turn, Julius ran the publisher and supply side strategy for the adBrite Exchange. He spearheaded their video supply efforts to build out adBrite’s first video exchange. Over the past 10 years, Julius held various business development and strategy roles with publishers such as Hearst Media, SFGate.com and CBS.

  • Will Richmond Editor and Publisher, VideoNuze

    Will Richmond

     

    Will Richmond is president and founder of Broadband Directions LLC, a publishing, consulting and events firm specializing in online video.  Will is editor and publisher of VideoNuze, a widely-followed online publication which provides daily industry analyses and news aggregation for online video decision-makers available at www.videonuze.com. Will also hosts and organizes VideoNuze’s “VideoSchmooze” and Online Video Advertising Summit event series for industry executives.

    Will has worked in the broadband, cable TV, content and Internet/technology industries for over 20 years.  He is an acknowledged thought-leader in the fast-growing online video area whose insights are sought out by C-level executives, venture capitalists, journalists and others.

Earlier in his career, Will worked at Continental Cablevision (then the 3rd largest cable operator), where he was VP Business Development and part of the founding team of Continental's pioneering broadband Internet access service "Highway1".  Subsequently he served as VP Business Development for CMGI's iCast and for Narad Networks.  He was also the founder of PoliticalWag.com, a popular political discussion/community site.



    Will serves on the board of overseers of WGBH and the board of trustees of American Public Television. Will has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • Anthony Risicato GM, VideoHub Platform

    Anthony Risicato

     

    Anthony Risicato is a 15-year interactive industry veteran, focused on marrying marketers to technology, brands to results, and building high-performance teams across a variety of disciplines.

     

    Most recently, Anthony was the CEO of Mobile Commons — a leading mobile technology platform provider. Anthony has also served as General Manager for search technology platform Covario; SVP/General Manager at digital marketing services firm Innovation Interactive; and head of business development for DoubleClick in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He also managed the DART for Advertiser’s start-up and operations across the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Ireland.

     

    Anthony is a summa cum laude graduate of Pace University in New York.

  • Ray Romero VP, Digital Media Activation, Horizon Media

    Ray Romero

     

    At Horizon Digital, Ray Romero manages the growing digital group, which employs over 80 professionals. Previously Romero spent a decade at OMD, where he rose from Assistant Planner to Group Director, US Digital on PepsiCo. His achievements include Hershey’s Project Runway 4 and “Deal or No Deal” integrations as well as co-developing and providing media support to SoBe's mobile integration within Mike Tyson's Main Event, among others. Most recently, he led the PepsiCo North American Digital business, where he was responsible for managing all digital billings for the client, including online, mobile, social and gaming.

  • Aleck Schleider VP, Vertical Product & Data Solutions, Videology

    Aleck Schleider

     

    Aleck defines and executes next-generation digital marketing solutions across key industry sectors. His scope of duties encompasses developing and marketing vertical based products for platform extensions, audience segmentation, targeting and offline ROI measurement.

     

    Aleck has a decade of online experience developing and implementing integrated marketing solutions across the top spending advertiser sectors.  His previous roles as Vice President included building digital Advertising Products for Forbes, AOL and Advertising.com.  Leveraging a broad range of online products and offerings he managed multiple teams that focused on and worked with advertisers and agencies to execute integrated marketing campaigns, media planning strategies, and web analytics studies across a variety of online channels.  Aleck’s has worked extensively for Fortune 500 advertisers with a specific concentration across CPG, Auto, Retail, Financial Services and Travel Advertisers.  

     

    Aleck received his BS degree in both Economics and Business Management from Towson University.

  • Eric Shih VP, Business Development, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive

    Eric Shih

     

    Eric Shih is VP of Business Development for Scripps Networks Interactive in the uLive division. Based in New York City, Shih sets the strategic direction and implementation of digital video distribution and licensing partnerships for Scripps Networks, a leading developer of lifestyle content for cable television and the Internet comprising HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country (GAC). Shih has played a key role in extending the brands and syndicating Scripps video programming and other content to online and new platforms including consumer electronics devices, social media and gaming.

     

    Prior to joining Scripps, Shih led digital media business development and strategy efforts at A&E Television Networks, comprising cable TV brands A&E, History, Lifetime and Bio, among others. Shih has also held business development positions at Fuse Networks, a music television network, and Flarion Technologies, a wireless broadband technology company acquired by Qualcomm. Shih holds an M.A. in music business from New York University and a B.A. in both economics and psychology from Georgetown University.

  • Adam Shlachter SVP, Media, Digitas

    Adam Shlachter

     

    Adam Shlachter is Senior Vice President, Media at Digitas, New York. In this role, Shlachter leads media for the American Express Global Advertising & Brand Management team, serves as the New York Media Capability Lead, and in addition leads digital video media work across North America.

     

    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 The Wall Street Journal and Ad Age. In addition, Adam’s leadership was instrumental in Digitas’ Best Agency for Video award in 2012 from iMedia.

     

    Shlachter joined Digitas from MEC where he was Managing Partner, Digital Practice Lead. During his tenure at MEC he worked with key US clients including Macy’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, IKEA, Campbell’s, Novartis, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Virgin Atlantic, 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, Novel and T. Rowe Price.

     

    Adam is a member of the AD Club and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). His 2011 accolades include being named to the Board of Directors of the 212 Interactive Advertising Club, 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.

     

    He received his MBA in International Business in 2005 from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.  

  • Chris Smith VP, Video and Mobile, Collective

    Chris Smith

    Chris is responsible for the overall growth and strategy of Collective’s video and mobile suite. As part of Collective’s emerging media group, Chris’ focus is on educating the market on Collective’s innovative industry product offerings including TV accelerator, Collective’s patent pending product that combines set-top box data with online data to help unify audiences across digital devices. Chris has played an integral role in Collective’s emergence as a leader in video advertising, content distribution and innovative in-stream ad formats. 

  • Ashley Swartz CEO and Founder, Furious Minds

    Ashley Swartz

     

    Ashley’s career has included manufacturing of components, electronics, entrepreneurial start-ups, and running a media practice, all coupled with over 10 years living and working in Europe, Asia and Central America.  With a background in finance, she has landed in digital advertising due to her love of technology and ability to navigate and scale new channels to market. She most recently led the iTV practice at Digitas New York and the Global Samsung.com business.  Leveraging her legacy building scalable advertising solutions in emerging channels like Mobile and Video Games, Ashley has recently founded Furious Minds, a collective of talent to provide, consulting, advisory and monetization strategies for companies whose revenue streams are advertising related or live within the converged ecosystem of iTV. Furious Minds is intended to be a platform to lead by example to get more women in technology, on boards and funded. She lives in NYC and practices what she preaches; in her living room is an HDMI hub, connected to 5 OTT devices and her Samsung Smart TV, having cut the cord earlier this year.

  • Nick Troiano President, BlackArrow

    Nick Troiano

     

    Nick Troiano was previously vice president of business development within the U.S. Partnership Group at Yahoo!, where he led a business development team responsible for cross-platform technology and ad sales partnerships with major media customers. Before Yahoo!, Troiano was senior vice president of sales and business development for Maven Networks (acquired by Yahoo! in Feb. 2008). Prior, Troiano served as executive vice president of business development at ClearStory Systems, where he oversaw product marketing and strategy. Previously, Troiano was CEO of WebWare Corporation, and a principal at SCP Private Equity Partners, where he led investments in media and communications. Troiano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Davidson College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Joe Weaver Global Managing Director, Trading Desk, Mindshare

    Joe Weaver

     

    Mr. Weaver is the Global Managing Director of trading desk platforms at Mindshare.  His role is focused on building custom technology stacks for advertisers to be more efficient in the emerging digital marketplace.  Currently, he is responsible for the development and execution of trading desk platforms for both Unilever and Kimberly-Clark and their brand portfolios.  He oversees a team of technology and analytical talent  responsible for the execution of marketing programs through the desk.

     

    Mr. Weaver comes from a traditional media background having started his own media agency in Rochester, NY while in college.  During which time he developed a passion for internet technology and digital media while tech was booming in the late 90's.  In 2005, Mr. Weaver was brought to Media Storm to launch the digital arm of the agency.  There his passion for entrepenuership and love of building companies was re-ignited.  During his tenure there, he helped Media Storm achieve yearly revenue increases, managed a digital group with virtually no turnover (20+ people), and launched the opening of Media Storm SOHO in New York City due to significant digital growth.

     

    He has a wide range of brand experience from CPG, Beauty, Luxury Goods, and Entertainment.  Mr. Weaver has worked on Kraft, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Longchamp, Hartford Insurance Group, Miramax Films, FOX Broadcasting, FX Network, TruTV, Food Network, and other well known cable and entertainment entities.  Most recently, Mr. Weaver held a post at Omnicom Media Group as Global Digital Director working on luxury and financial brands while cultivating new business.

  • Wendell Wenjen Director, Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms, LG

    Wendell Wenjen

     

    Wendell Wenjenis director of Smart TV Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms for LG Electronics.  Since joining LG in 2010, he is responsible for strategy, business development, and partnerships for LG’s US Smart TV advertising and interactive TV initiatives.   He has discussed how Smart TV’s have opened new opportunities for advertisers at a variety of events including Advertising Week, TV of Tomorrow, Digital Hollywood and the Smart TV and Advertising Summit.  Prior to LG, Wendell held a variety of marketing and business development roles in the technology industry including Intel Corporation, Acer and Flextronics. 

  • Brett Wilson Co-founder and CEO, TubeMogul

    Brett Wilson

    Brett leads the strategic direction for TubeMogul. Under his leadership TubeMogul has grown revenues over 300% annually since inception and attracted world class board members, investors and employees. He is a serial entrepreneur and has created shareholder and customer value through multiple companies. In the late 90's, Brett started an ecommerce company called YouCanSave.com which he built to $70 million in revenue and sold to HIG Capital. In 2001, the company was honored with the San Francisco Times Hot Technology Award and as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Ecommerce Companies in the World by NextCard. Brett also founded Mariner Marketing - a digital marketing agency that became the digital agency of record for several brands including Church & Dwight and Orange Glo International. Additionally, Brett spent three years as a technology consultant at Accenture leading system implementations for Fortune 100 clients including Adecco, Republic Industries and Caesar's World International. Brett is a recognized thought leader in the digital video advertising industry and speaks regularly at conferences including OMMA, AdTech and StreamingMedia. Brett received his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. It was at UC Berkeley that he and John Hughes started TubeMogul and won the Berkeley Business Plan Competition in 2007. Brett is married and has three beautiful children.

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  • Jeremiah Zinn EVP, Digital Products, Viacom Media Networks

    Jeremiah Zinn

     

    Jeremiah Zinn is Executive Vice President of Product Management for Viacom Media Networks (VMN). In his role, Zinn heads up the product team that manages the company’s digital platforms, tools and services with a focus on monetization and innovation. Zinn works across VMN's diverse brands on products including video, mobile, social and search, as well as services such as reporting, advertising, search engine optimization and content management. In addition Zinn manages a business development team that partners with social platforms (facebook, twitter, tumblr) and device platforms (mobile devices, game consoles and connected TVs).