As executive vice president, Digital Media, for the Disney/ABC Television Group, Albert Cheng is charged with general management and strategic oversight of digital media, as well as development of ancillary digital revenue streams for Disney/ABC Television Group's diverse portfolio of broadcast and cable networks, including ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Daytime, ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet. To that end, he leads a team that oversees product development, marketing and operations for the Group's digital media content platforms, including video-on-demand, broadband, web-based and mobile platforms, as well as interactive television technologies.Read More
David Kenny, President of Akamai, joined the company in September 2010. Mr. Kenny is responsible for leading Akamai’s business operations, including the company’s product groups; global sales, services, and marketing; engineering; and networks and operations. He also serves as a Director of Akamai, having joined the Board in July 2007.
Mr. Kenny has extensive experience as a senior management consultant to companies in software, financial services, and packaged goods. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Kennywas Managing Partner of VivaKi, and a member of the Management Board of Publicis Groupe SA, the global marketing services holding company and parent company of VivaKi. At Publicis Groupe, he led the Groupe’s overall digital and interactive strategy and was a member of the Management Board (the Directoire), and the Executive Committee.
Prior to the launch of VivaKi, Mr. Kenny was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Digitas, Inc., which was publicly traded on NASDAQ before it was acquired by Publicis Groupe in 2007. In his 11 years as CEO of Digitas, Mr. Kenny led the digital agency through a decade of evolution and growth to an industry-leading position in digital and direct marketing services.Read More
Jon Miller is Chief Digital Officer, and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for News Corporation, a role in which he drives the Company’s overall digital strategy in conjunction with various operational heads, while also directly overseeing all of News Corp.’s standalone digital businesses.
Prior to News Corporation, Jon was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on digital media and the consumer Internet space.
Previously, Miller was Chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company to a record annual profit growth of 21 percent, and increased online advertising growth -- the centerpiece of its new business model -- by 46 percent in 2006.
Earlier in his career, Jon was CEO and President of USA Information and Services -- now IACI and Expedia -- and also served as Managing Director of Nickelodeon International, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks.
From 1987-1993, Miller was Vice President, Programming and Co-General Manager of NBA Entertainment, where he was responsible for league-wide brand management and programming.
Miller is member of the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute and Ticketmaster, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Emerson College and WNYC Public Radio in New York.
Jon resides in New York and holds a B.A. from Harvard College.
Michael Fischer joined Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC as its senior vice president of marketing in February 2008. He was named Chief Marketing Officer in April 2010.
Fischer oversees and directs the Coldwell Banker® brand’s consumer marketing, including advertising, online initiatives, market research, public relations, internal communications and regional marketing activities. He also guided all aspects of www.coldwellbanker.com, as well as marketing activities associated with Coldwell Banker Previews InternationalÒ, www.coldwellbankerpreviews.com and the brand’s agent intranet www.coldwellbankerworks.com.
Since joining Coldwell Banker, he has overseen the launch of the all-new coldwellbanker.com, which includes the integration of IDX listings and video, advanced search capabilities including keyword search, Bluescape sm search and lifestyle search, as well as the launch of an expanded web platform that includes mobile WAP sites and APPs, a video-enabled iPad app and the Brand’s Youtube Channel, Coldwell Banker On Location sm.
Mike Bologna, head of 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.
Rio D. Caraeff serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of VEVO, the leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. Created in partnership by Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Abu Dhabi Media Company, VEVO operates independently with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.
Prior to joining VEVO in 2009, Mr. Caraeff was Executive Vice President of UMG’s eLabs, the division responsible for handling the company’s electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation, and new technology business opportunities worldwide.
Previously, Mr. Caraeff served as General Manager of Universal Music Mobile, the division he launched in 2005. Under his leadership, the company sold over 300 million mobile music units and its business expanded more than 200%.
As Head of Global Partnerships, Ronda Carnegie is one of the key strategists at TED, overseeing international corporate development and partnership initiatives. In thisrole, she defines corporate strategy, product development and acts as an external liaison with corporations around the world. Her mission includes engaging with globaladvertising agencies to explore ways to leverage TED’spremium content, its influential audience as well as to create programs that support transformative ideas.
Ronda’s career spans more than 20 years in publishing. She was appointed to her current position in July 2008, following her role as Associate Publisher for both The New Yorker and Conde Nast Portfolio.Read More
Allen DeBevoise is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Machinima, Inc., the dominant video entertainment network for serious gamers around the world. Machinima’s global content network features official publisher content, fan-created gameplay videos and original content, including over 20 original weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18–34 year old male demographic. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube of all time, Machinima served 2.3 billion video views in 2010 alone, reaches over 70 million gamers monthly, and garners over 600 million videos a month, and growing.
Under DeBevoise’s guidance, Machinima has become a major force in reaching core video game consumers, because the company is at the cutting edge of online video and the rapidly changing experience of gaming, and also has a massive, global, and highly engaged audience. An internet veteran, DeBevoise served on the board of directors of LowerMyBills.com and True/Slant through their respective acquisitions, and currently serves on the board of Dealer.com. He is also an active angel investor in several early stage technology and consumer internet companies.
Noah Garden serves as Executive Vice President, Revenue for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), LP, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball that manages the official league site, MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites. In his role, Garden oversees all aspects of MLBAM’s commerce including ticketing, sponsorship, advertising, and subscription products. Garden joined MLBAM in January 2001 from Outpost.com, a global Internet retailer of high-end consumer technology products, where he was Group Director of Product Marketing and New Business Development. Prior to that, Garden held senior merchandising, product marketing and business development positions with Staples, PC Connection and Marshalls. Garden also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players.
With over a decade of industry experience, Ran co-founded 5min Media in 2006, which he lead to become the largest online video syndication platform as the CEO. The company was acquired by AOL in September 2010 and, in addition to his role at 5min Media, Ran is Senior Vice President of AOL Video, where he develops the company’s video strategy, and overseas the expansion of its syndication network.
Prior to starting 5min Media, Ran's experience included working as a writer and deputy editor at Tel-Aviv Magazine. Ran has studied Philosophy and Computer Science at Tel Aviv University after serving in the Israeli air force for 7 years. Ran currently resides in New York.
Jordan Hoffner is the President of Digital Media at Electus. In this role, Jordan oversees all content and distribution deals on behalf of Electus in the digital market.
Prior to joining Electus, Jordan was the director of content partnerships at YouTube. He was responsible for establishing and managing content partnerships across all content verticals, specifically focusing on the entertainment, sports, film, television and broadcast sectors in the US, Canada and Latin America.
Kevin Krim is the global head of Bloomberg Web Properties, where he has general management responsibility for Bloomberg.com, BusinessWeek.com, and Bloomberg.co.jp. He also focuses on driving the integration of the company's television and other media content into new online products. Krim reports to Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Lack.
Before joining Bloomberg, Krim served as vice president of product and strategy for Yahoo! HotJobs and Yahoo! Small Business, both of which were top five businesses for Yahoo! globally. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Krim served as general manager of LiveJournal.com, a global social network and blogging community. Previously he was vice president for Web properties at LookSmart Ltd., where he led vertical search destinations including FindArticles.com, Furl.net, and Zeal.com.
Krim earned an A.B. with distinction from Harvard College before starting his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He currently sits on the board of the Online Publishers Association. Krim lives in New York City with his family.
David Lang joined MindShare Entertainment in March of 2005 after working as senior VP of Development and Production at Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Previously, he was a producer on the Rosie O’Donnell Show, where he won his Emmy. He also worked at Al Burton Productions as a Development Consultant and Director of Communications.
As Vice President, Digital Director at MediaVest USA, Brian Leder has led the development of digital strategy and innovation for more than 100 Procter & Gamble brands, and currently oversees numerous commerce and acquisition-based clients, including Avon Foundation, United Airlines and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he has driven the digital pharma practice since the business was awarded in 2009. Under Brian’s leadership, MediaVest is developing results driven and celebrated programs across multiple digital platforms, including work which was recognized with MediaWeek’s Digital Media Plan of Year Award for 2009.
Prior to joining MediaVest in 2008, Brian held senior development and management positions at Omnicom interactive companies including Group Director of Strategy at OMD leading the Quaker PepsiCo business and Vice President of Digital at Ketchum, where he built the agency’s digital practice focusing on local, mobile and search. Previously, he spent six years in Silicon Valley at Yahoo!, developing innovative media programs which included launching Yahoo!’s broadband advertising efforts, managing their search and directory media business, and re-launching Yahoo!’s local search advertising solutions efforts.
Jeremy Legg is senior vice president of business development and multi-platform distribution for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.). In this capacity, Legg leads the business development and multi-platform distribution group in developing and executing all non-linear distribution for the Turner properties across broadband, interactive television and wireless platforms. Legg is based in Atlanta and reports directly to Coleman Breland, chief operating officer for Turner Network Sales (TNS), the domestic distribution, sales and marketing arm of TBS, Inc.
Legg most recently served as vice president of business strategy and development for AOL, Inc. He was responsible for developing and maintaining strategic alliances with telecommunications and broadband providers, PC manufacturers; online providers and retailers; developing corporate strategy for AOL’s broadband initiatives; driving subscriber acquisition and retention efforts; managing acquisition of critical technology infrastructure; and outsourcing.
Legg earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Brown University. He is an active member of the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM).
John leads a group of creatives who develop creative strategy and innovative ideas for advertisers on Google platforms. In addition, John’s work with agencies has led to innovative executions such as the Volvo masthead with the first ever use of Twitter on YouTube’s homepage. He and his group are continually asked by agencies, clients and the industry to help them understand the possibilities of Google’s platforms.
David Preschlack, executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks Group, oversees all aspects of domestic distribution of Disney and ESPN's cable and satellite networks, which include: ABC News Now, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, ESPNU as well as all associated HD simulcast services.
He is also in charge of handling the retransmission consent agreements for The Walt Disney Company's ten owned ABC stations as well as the distribution of company's advanced products and services, such as video on demand and interactive television services. In addition, Preschlack oversees the licensing of broadband, mobile and audio content, which includes ESPN3.com, ABC News Now, ABC Mobile, SOAPnetic, Disney Connection, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Radio and the cable and broadcast syndication of ESPN's regional sports content. In 2010, Preschlack’s team launched the first-ever live, authenticated networks, making ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater and Goal Line available online to fans with service from affiliate operators.
Keith Richman, a recognized industry leader and successful entrepreneur, is chief executive officer of Break Media. Richman is responsible for providing the company’s overall strategic direction and leading the company in the areas of business development and marketing.
Founded in 2004, Break Media is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of digital entertainment content including video, editorial, and games. The company's properties include the largest humor site online—Break.com—as well as MadeMan, GameFront, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, CagePotato, AllLeftTurns, Chickipedia, and TuVez. The Break Media Network represents hundreds of publishers as one of the largest video advertising networks online, reaching more than 125 million visitors each month.
Prior to co-founding Break Media, Richman was the co-founder and vice-president of OnePage (acquired by Sybase 2002) and co-founder and director of business development for Billpoint Inc. Richman was integral in developing the business plan and raising venture funding, which ultimately led to the company’s successful acquisition by eBay in 1999.
Ian Schafer, CEO and Founder of Deep Focus (a part of Engine USA), is one of advertising’s most influential voices in interactive marketing and social media. Prior to founding Deep Focus in 2002, Ian was Vice President of the New Media division of Miramax Films.
Deep Focus is an award-winning engagement, social media and innovation agency boasting a client roster that includes brands such as AMC, Microsoft, Sony, Diageo, WellPoint, Samsung, MoMA, and Nintendo. Deep Focus is a part of Engine USA.
Under Ian’s guidance, Deep Focus has been lauded for its expertise and excellence at using digital media, technology, creative, and communications strategies to create engaging, value-driven experiences that get people talking. The Emmy®-nominated firm has been responsible for many memorable, award-winning efforts over the years including 2009’s MadMenYourself.com, and has been the recipient of numerous distinctions, including several Webby Awards and a Cannes Gold Lion.Read More
Shiv is a recognized digital marketer who focuses on how brands are being forced to transform with the rise of digital marketing and media. In his day job he serves as the Head of Digital for PepsiCo Beverages America (across paid, owned and social media), where he drives PepsiCo Beverages's digital marketing agenda for its beverage brands. Prior to PepsiCo Shiv worked at Razorfish Inc for over twelve years in its New York, London and San Francisco offices serving most recently as its VP & Global Social Media Lead and working with companies like Mercedez Benz, Philip Morris International, Citigroup, Microsoft, Victoria Secret and Ford Motor Company. In September 2009, he was recognized by Ad Age as a Media Maven and was featured on the publication's cover.Read More
Doug Scott is the President of OgilvyEntertainment, where he has, since June 2006, been developing and producing brand funded entertainment for clients, including The Business of Innovation for IBM, Digital Cribs for Cisco, The Invested Life for TD Ameritrade, and an animated series for Capri Sun.
Before Ogilvy, Doug was co-founder of MATTER, where he developed and produced high visibility integrated marketing programs including Diddy Runs the City for Sean Combs, the Lohas Conference for Ford Motor Company and Blender Sessions concert series. Prior to MATTER, Doug was Executive Vice President, Marketing and Branded Entertainment Creative Director at Hypnotic where he developed the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival for Daimler Chrysler as well as programs for Reebok, Nintendo and Toyota.
Matt Strauss serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Comcast Interactive Media. In this role, he leads the company’s online and multiplatform entertainment and media businesses, including Comcast.net, Xfinity.com and XfinityTV.com.
Mr. Strauss has worked for more than 15 years in programming and emerging media and has significant experience working with the television and movie studio programming community to develop and distribute multiplatform entertainment.
Previously, Mr. Strauss served as Senior Vice President, New Media for Comcast Cable where he was responsible for content acquisition and strategy for Comcast’s On Demand platform and Internet properties, including Comcast.net, XfinityTV.com and emerging interactive platforms. He helped Comcast build out its video-on-demand platform, significantly increasing the number of choices available to customers, was one of the architects who developed the company’s online video service XfinityTV.com, and led the company’s early 3D strategy.Read More
Raj Amin is a pioneer in digital interactive media, having played a leading role in creating many businesses that have allowed people to find video content in new ways. As the son of two physicians, he has long believed that consumerism has been missing from the world of medicine for a long time. Prior to founding HealthiNation, he was an original member of the executive team at N2 Broadband, a leader in the digital TV products, which was acquired in 2005 by Tandberg TV. There he forged the company's relationships with media companies including HBO, Showtime, Turner Networks, MTV Networks and Warner Bros Studios. He led the company's entry into the on-demand advertising space, launching its AdPoint™ advertising platform to Comcast and helping to create new standards for on-demand advertising across the cable industry.
Prior to N2 Broadband, Raj led advertising product strategy for Replay TV, an early DVR pioneer based in Silicon Valley. Raj also managed new business initiatives in digital media at Scientific-Atlanta (now a Cisco company), having established interactive TV partnerships including Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM, and managed strategic initiatives for new consumer services such as video-on-demand and internet on TV.Read More
Amir drives the overall strategy and manages operations. Most recently, Amir was Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Shopping.com (formerly DealTime.com), a leading online shopping service that helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions by comparing products, prices, and stores Web-wide. Amir launched and successfully led Shopping.com's technology and research efforts. Shopping.com completed an initial public offering in October 2004; the company was later acquired by eBay in August 2005.
Previously, Amir was Director of Research for Commtouch Software. He studied Computer Science and Economics at Tel Aviv University. As an industry leader, he has been a guest speaker on numerous conference panels including ad:tech NY, Streaming Media West, AlwaysOn and Beet.tv Roundtable. He has also contributed industry bylines to Forbes.com and Ad Age's WebVideoReport.com.
Mike Baker is president and CEO of DataXu, the only multi-channel Demand Side Platform. Before DataXu, he was VP and GM at Nokia, where he ran Nokia Interactive. Baker joined Nokia through its acquisition of Enpocket in 2007, where he was the founding investor and CEO. Before Enpocket, Baker was partner at GrandBanks Capital. Previously, he was executive VP at Engage Technologies. An active angel investor in digi- tal media, he is currently chairman of Nexage.
Ron Bloom is the visionary Co-Founder behind MEVIO and has, along with Co-Founder, Adam Curry, guided the company since its inception as PodShow in 2004. Ron is responsible for MEVIO's programming and revenue strategy and is Chief Strategist in securing the company's elite private investors, including venture firms Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures, DAG Ventures and Crosslink Ventures. Ron spearheaded MEVIO's growth as one of the fastest growing sites and a Top 20 Internet Site for Music and New Media (source: comScore).
A serial entrepreneur and experienced manager in both the private and public sector, Ron has founded and operated a range of companies, including On Ramp and Think New Ideas. Recognition includes Ron being selected by Silicon Alley Reporter as one of "New York's Top 100 Internet Industry Executives" for 1998 and 1999, his firm being named "Interactive Agency of The Year" and accolades for the development of some of the most innovative websites and e-commerce solutions in the world. Ron was named "one-to-watch" by AdWeek in January 2006. He is a respected contributor, speaker and author.
In his first career, Ron was a celebrated song writer, producer, arranger and recording artist, having worked on hundreds of songs, including several Top 10 hits.Read More
Alvin Bowles brings nearly 15 years of advertising and content leadership to Grab Networks. Having recently served as Senior Vice President of Brand Solutions for Viacom's BET Networks, he led key sales, product and strategy efforts around branded entertainment and experiential marketing. Mr. Bowles has also been actively involved in the content process, creating a number of television and online properties for advertisers and media companies. Before joining BET Networks, Bowles held a Vice President and Publisher role at AOL Black Voices, where he oversaw sales development as the brand experienced tremendous growth.
Craig Cardon is a media and advertising lawyer. Mr. Cardon represents agencies, ad networks and online ad platforms in online distribution and monetization transactions. He provides advertising review for some of the world’s largest retailers and consumer product manufacturers. He has recently been very involved in government outreach on privacy issues that affect the online advertising industry. In addition, he litigates false advertising and privacy class actions, competitor comparison claims, FTC actions and NAD proceedings.Read More
Joshua began his career in traditional film and television, producing documentaries for A&E Television Networks, the Discovery Channel, and Anatomical Travelogue. Along with Jamison Tilsner, he quickly recognized the profound impact that the Internet would have on the media industry. In April 2007, the two co-founded Tilzy.TV, one of the first media outlets dedicated to providing news and reviews for original, online, episodic programming, which was acquired by Tubefilter, Inc. in 2009.
Joshua is a co-founder of the Streamy Awards, the first awards show celebrating excellence in Web television, and the International Academy of Web Television, a professional organization of online entertainment content creators, producers and talent dedicated to the growth of the online entertainment industry. He graduated from Emory University with a BA in History.
Adam Davis is a nine-year veteran of the digital space, and has spent the last 5 years at Horizon Media. He currently heads up the entertainment digital activation group, and serves A&E, History, and Lifetime television networks.
As VP of Mobile Business Development, Anshu Dua leads YuMe’s strategy and partnerships with key players in the mobile ecosystem, including leading media companies, game developers, social networks, and other mobile communities. Prior to joining YuMe, Anshu was VP of Business Development at Transpera, a recently acquired start-up in the mobile video advertising space where he was responsible for managing and growing the company’s ad network to a market leadership position. Previously he served as Director of Sales at Vantrix Corporation, where he was responsible for growing the company's mobile video product portfolio into the media and mobile advertising space. Anshu spent several years at ESPN, where he managed all research initiatives for the company’s mobile group, while developing strategic product & marketing recommendations. Anshu is a graduate of Tufts University with a BS in Computer Engineering.
Darren Feher is Conviva’s president and chief executive officer and joined the company from NBC Universal where he last served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Mr. Feher spent nearly a decade at General Electric (GE) and NBC Universal and is credited with the company’s advancements in online video, viral and social communities, interactive television, games, and mobile experiences. The foundation Mr. Feher built at NBC Universal paved the way for many groundbreaking digital media firsts including the multi-platform coverage of the Beijing Olympic games and the launch of hulu.com.
During his tenure, Mr. Feher was awarded three Emmys and one Webby. While at GE, Mr. Feher held several technology leadership roles and was a Six Sigma Quality Leader focused on delivering defect-free technologies using statistical process control.
Mr. Feher spent five years as a United States Army Signal Officer and is a graduate of West Point Military Academy.
Scott’s vision is to help brands and publishers connect the right ad, to the right person, at the right time, in the right content and ultimately achieve optimal performance using math and technology. In 2007, he founded TidalTV, a video advertising, optimization and yield management technology platform. Prior to TidalTV, Scott co-founded Advertising.com, which was sold to AOL for nearly half a billion dollars. Scott also held roles at Proctor & Gamble and Capital One.Read More
Mike Gaffney serves as Auditude’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and is responsible for growing the company’s customer base of publishers, content owners, distributors and advertising partners.
Prior to Auditude, Gaffney served as the vice president of sales at Right Media, the industry’s first and largest advertising exchange which was acquired by Yahoo!. Gaffney then served as vice president of business development for Yahoo!’s Publisher Network. Originally, Gaffney joined Salesforce as their 20th employee. He was integral in growing revenue from zero to $400 million annually during his seven-year tenure.
A Bay Area native, Dan Greenberg is the co-founder & CEO of Sharethrough. Dan is a 2007 graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Economics. In 2008, he dropped out of a Stanford Masters program in Management Science and Engineering to work full time building Sharethrough. While an undergrad at Stanford, Greenberg studied persuasive technologies and later was the lead course assistant for the first-ever “Facebook Class” through the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, exploring how persuasion strategies and digital technology can be used to bring about positive behavior change.
Over the past 15 years Mort Greenberg has sold Interactive, print, radio and Television advertising. Currently Mort is the Head of Media Sales, Americas for NAVTEQ Media Solutions. In this role Mort runs multi-platform media sales across TV, Radio, Online & Mobile in North and South America, with an emphasis on cutting edge location based ad targeting.
Brian Hughes is Co-Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Venture Capital Practice. He is also the Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Philadelphia office Information, Communication and Entertainment practice. Brian’s client experience includes working with high growth companies in the development stage, through subsequent rounds of financings and other capital formation transactions, or to an initial public offering or acquisition by a larger market participant.
Chris Johnston is the director of technology partnerships and advertising products at Brightcove, where he develops and implements strategies surrounding Brightcove’s ecosystem of technology and distribution partners who are developing applications with the Brightcove online video platform. He has more than 15 years experi- ence in product management, product marketing, and product development at small, private startups as well as in larger and publicly traded companies.
Steven has over a decade of advertising experience driving innovative digital strategies and integrating various types of digital and emerging mediums for Fortune 1000 clients. As the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer of AdoTube, Steven oversees the company’s business strategy, ad operations and client services. Prior to AdoTube, Steven was the Group Director of Media at 360i where he started and spearheaded the NY Media department. Prior to 360i, he led digital media planning and buying efforts at OMD Digital & iDeutsch.
Doug Knopper currently serves as co-founder and co-CEO of FreeWheel. Prior to founding the video monetization technology company 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, and was named one of "50 Online People to Know" by Media Magazine. Before joining DoubleClick, Doug served as CEO of Bitpass, a leading company in micropayments technology. In addition, Doug spent more than a dozen years at advertising agencies and broadcasting companies including Lowe and Partners, TBWA/Chiat Day, J. Walter Thompson and Bonneville Broadcasting. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan. Doug lives in Palo Alto with his wife, son, dog, and two convertibles.Read More
Louis Lehot’s practice focuses on advising public and private companies and their financial sponsors and investment banks in M&A and capital raising transactions, public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities, as well as corporate governance, disclosure, financial reporting, proxy, stock exchange and securities law compliance matters. Mr. Lehot also represents emerging private companies with compelling technologies. For a full biography, visit: www.sheppardmullin.com/llehot.Read More
Jack Myers is a media economist and chairman of Media Advisory Group, which invests in early stage companies that advance and support the media ecosystem and represents management teams in the sale of media compa- nies with value of more than $100 million. Jack speaks internationally on transformative business strategies, and publishes the weekly (subscriber-only) Jack Myers Media Business Report at www.jackmyers.com. He curates MediaBizBloggers.com, an open thought leadership platform for media, advertising and marketing professionals.Read More
Erika Nardini leads sales and market development for Demand Media, connecting brands with intent driven consumers in new and creative ways. Erika is focused on driving advertiser innovation, industry awareness and a leading client service and sales strategy organization.
Erika was formerly the Vice President of Packaging at Yahoo!, where she oversaw advertiser driven content and product innovation throughout Yahoo!’s leading properties and across Yahoo!’s core audiences.
Erika formed a cohesive Packaging organization in late 2009 with the intention of streamlining touch-points and go to market operations to deliver compelling and holistic marketing opportunities to Yahoo!’s 5,000+ clients. In addition to focusing on a solutions based approach grounded in consumer-insights, Erika has created a service-model for mid-market accounts and launched several branded entertainment partnerships with leading content creators including: Electus, Reveille and Group M Entertainment.
Zvika Netter is Co-Founder & CEO of Innovid, the industry leader in interactive video advertising. Netter oversaw the growth of Innovid’s partner list that now encompasses over 80% of all online video advertising, across all the top premium publishers and the top video ad networks. Under Netter’s leadership, Innovid has run hundreds of campaigns with fortune 100 companies and set the standard for interactive video advertising industry-wide. iRoll. The Standard in interactive pre-roll.
With 16 years of experience in digital media, Rebecca Paoletti is an industry-leading expert in online video strategy and monetization. As CPO at Legion Enterprises LLC, Paoletti manages the development of all Legion Enterprises properties, companies and applications and oversees all sales and client relationships.
Paoletti comes to Legion from Yahoo! where she most recently served as head of video for the North America region, managing video strategy and programming, and developing online video programs and branded entertainment for marketers, publishers and partners. Core to her role was evangelization and education internally and externally on the constant innovation and monetization opportunities with the digital video medium. Before joining Yahoo!, Paoletti served as creative director at Maven Networks, where she developed core product evolution and managed broadband video strategy for various Fortune 500 companies including GM/Chevrolet, Pepsi, Nike and 20th Century Fox.
Will Richmond is president and founder of Broadband Directions LLC (www.broadbanddirections.com), a market intelligence, consulting and publishing firm specializing in broadband-delivered video. Will is editor and publisher of VideoNuze, a widely-followed online publication which provides daily industry analyses and news aggregation for broadband video decision-makers available at www.videonuze.com. Will also organizes the “VideoSchmooze” event series for industry executives.
Will has worked in the broadband, cable TV, content and technology industries for 20 years. He is an acknowledged thought-leader in the fast-growing broadband video area whose insights are sought out by C-level executives, venture capitalists, journalists and others.
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 GM 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.
Seeing the need for a stable and effective advertising revenue model in the media eco-system, Steve founded Panache in 2006 to help premium publishers realize optimal profitability from their direct ad sales and major agency ad spend.
Steve has been a successful entrepreneur since the late 1990s. Prior to Panache, Steve founded Panther Software, a software services firm building high-performance transaction processing and data exchange software systems for customers such as Ticketmaster, Citicorp, and EDS. As CEO, Steve grew the company from start-up to multi-million dollars in sales. Prior to founding Panther Software, Steve worked in the corporate finance group of Smith Barney in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Steve graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and Accounting.
As the chief executive officer of Taboola, Adam Singolda is leading the company business strategy, execution, and business development, while maintaining a unique company culture of competitiveness, quantitativeness, and innovation.
Prior to founding Taboola, Adam served as an officer in a mathematical elite unit in the Israeli National Security Agency (I-NSA) for almost seven years. Adam’s focus in the unit was data-mining and “unsolvable problems.” His background uniquely prepares him to lead Taboola’s efforts toward technological advantage that focuses on scale and quantifiable value to publishers, advertisers and users.
Adam is an honored alum of the IDF's elite "Mamram" computer-science training program, and he finished first in his class in the officer's academy of the IDF.
Adam's vision for Taboola is to change the way people around the world discover the videos they like no matter where they are.
Christopher leads the expansion of the Collective targeted in-stream video business. At Adap.tv, Smith led the growth of the leading online video monetization platform, OneSource, through strategic partnerships with comScore Top 400 Video Metrix properties, online video platforms, and ad networks.
Tom Wilde is a widely recognized leader in the field of Internet search and online advertising, and prior to becoming RAMP’s CEO has held numerous leadership roles in the field including, senior vice president and general manager of MIVA Inc.’s North American division, responsible for both MIVA’s U.S. online advertising network as well as the company’s consumer business, and senior operating roles managing Terra Lycos’ global search & publishing divisions and at search technology leader FAST. Tom holds an MBA from the Wharton School.
Mike is a Managing Director and Head of Sagent Advisors’ Internet & Digital Media practice. He has over 15 years of investment banking experience, primarily in the Technology sector, and has served a variety of clients, including global industry leaders across the online advertising and marketing, digital media content, e-commerce and internet infrastructure sectors. Mike has completed more than 70 M&A, public and private equity, and fixed income securities deals, including multiple cross-border transactions.Read More
Donnie is Chief Digital Officer at Horizon working with clients including History, GEICO, Capital One, and A&E. As the head of digital services, he is responsible for new business, identifying relevant emerging media trends, and shaping campaigns for clients. Donnie has been instrumental in the development of digital services includ- ing social marketing, performance-based media, and mobile marketing services. Since joining, the group has quadrupled and established capabilities in both the New York and Los Angeles.
Before joining Ooyala, Chris served as CEO for the private new media company PathConnect. Earlier, Chris was EVP and Chief Product Officer for Agile Software (acquired by Oracle in 2007) and VP of Products and Technology Strategy at PeopleSoft. As the co-founder and CEO of SkillsVillage, Inc., he led that company from start-up to its acquisition by PeopleSoft in 2001. Chris has a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.