Master of Ceremonies
- Theresa LaMontagne, Managing Partner, Senior Practice Lead, Analytics & Insight, North America, MEC
- Jeremy Stanley, Chief Technology Officer, Collective
- Blake Chandlee, VP Global Partnerships, Facebook
- Debra Schwartz, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
- Justin Cutroni, Analytics Evangelist, Google
- Edward Erhardt , President Global Customer Marketing and Sales, ESPN
- Scott Hagedorn, CEO, Annalect Group
- Nancy Hill, President-CEO, 4A's
- Jack Krawczyk, Director of Product Management, Pandora
- Michael Lieberman, U.S. Co-President, Joule Mobile Marketing
- Bob Lord, Global CEO, AOL Media Networks
- John Montgomery, COO, GroupM Interaction
- Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia, Inc.
- David Norton, EVP, Analytics & Consumer Insights, MDC Partners Inc.
- Dick O'Brien, EVP, Director of Govt. Relations, 4A's/Washington
- Dave Reed, SVP Revenue Operations, MediaMath
- Eric Stein, EVP of Online Solutions, Epsilon
- Domenic Venuto, Global President, Data and Technology, VivaKi
- Qing Wu, Senior Economic Analyst, Google
Master of Ceremonies
Theresa LaMontagne, Managing Partner, Senior Practice Lead, Analytics & Insight, North America, MEC
Theresa LaMontagne spearheads MEC’s fully integrated Analytics and Insight discipline in North America, where she works to develop and evolve our analytics capability. Since the launch of MEC’s A&I practice, Theresa has been at the helm and has tripled the size of the A&I team, developed a suite of cutting edge tools and tripled revenue in just three years.
In November 2012, she was named one of Adweek’s "Media All-Stars".
Jeremy Stanley, Chief Technology Officer, Collective
As CTO, Jeremy leads Collective’s Technology, Engineering and Data Sciences with an emphasis on big data platform solutions and machine learning algorithms. Under Jeremy’s leadership, Collective’s technology divisions have created industry-leading innovation in multi-screen advertising, advertising effectiveness, real-time bidding and optimization of digital campaigns for big brand advertisers and their agencies. Prior to Collective, Jeremy founded and led the global marketing analytics group at Ernst & Young (EY), which analyzed the firm’s markets, financial and personnel data to inform executive decision making. Jeremy’s background in data-driven technology products spans a decade consulting numerous global financial services companies on predictive modeling applications as a consultant in the customer analytics advisory practice at EY. Jeremy earned his BS in Mathematics and his MBA from Columbia University.
Blake Chandlee, VP Global Partnerships, Facebook
Blake Chandlee is the Global Vice President of Facebook’s GMS Partnership Team. In this role, Blake oversees the strategy, partnerships and commercial relationships across the major holding companies, strategic technology partners such as PMD’s, DSP’s, and Data/Audience partners, and Facebook’s key global accounts. Blake started at Facebook in 2007 and spent the first four years building Facebook's International business and was responsible for launching offices across EMEA, APAC and LATAM before returning to the US in his current position.
Debra Schwartz, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Deb Schwartz, Vice President, is a member of the North America Internet research team and is the lead coverage analyst for the small and mid-cap Internet companies. Her focus largely is on online advertising and ecommerce. Deb joined Goldman Sachs in November 2011. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Deb worked at Google as the Industry Analyst for the Media & Entertainment sales vertical. Prior to Google, she was a Vice President on the media equity research team at Credit Suisse. Deb has a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Justin Cutroni, Analytics Evangelist, Google
Justin is a consultant, author, and the Analytics Evangelist for Google. Some of Justin’s former clients include Toyota, Sony Music, Universal Music, the National Hockey League, Wells Fargo, and HomeAway. In his current role at Google, Justin is responsible for user education and global enthusiasm around digital analytics. Justin is an active participant in the digital analytics community. He publishes the blog Analytics Talk and has authored or co-authored three books: Google Analytics (O'Reilly, 2007), Performance Marketing with Google Analytics (Wiley 2010) and Google Analytics, 2nd Ed. (O'Reilly, 2010).
In 2011 Justin was nominated as Innovator of the year by the Web Analytics Association. In 2012 and 2013 he was nominated for Most Influential Industry Contributor by the Digital Analytics Association.
Edward Erhardt , President Global Customer Marketing and Sales, ESPN
Ed Erhardt was appointed president of ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales in October 1999 and oversees the multimedia sales team for the company. Erhardt leads a sales and marketing team that provides advertisers and marketers access to the premier media and marketing platforms under the ESPN umbrella which includes ESPN's domestic networks, ESPN on ABC, ESPN.com, ESPN3, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio, ESPN International, WatchESPN and ESPN Mobile.
Erhardt broke new ground in the media and advertising sales industry by creating the first unified sales organization that represents The Walt Disney Company Sports Assets across all media platforms. Organized by team and focused on customer needs and media agnostic, it has been widely hailed by competitors and customers as the prototype for the future of media marketing and selling. In 2008, min (Media Industry Newsletter) named Erhardt's team the Multiplatform Sales Team of the Year.
Scott Hagedorn, CEO, Annalect Group
As the CEO of Annalect, Scott is the architect behind a massive effort to reinvent the fundamentals of marketing through data, technology and analytics.
Annalect improves marketing effectiveness through a suite of cloud-based marketing applications. Our proprietary approach blends structure and unstructured datasets to drive better marketing. Annalect works with both agencies and directly with clients. Annalect has 450 staff members globally with hubs in multiple US markets, London, Singapore and New Delhi.
Prior to taking on his role at Annalect, Scott was the US CEO of PHD Network where his strategic vision and leadership helped PHD win two of the most hotly contested media pitches of 2010 -- GSK and Gap -- earning PHD a spot on the Advertising Age Agency A List, as one of ten agencies to watch in 2011.
Nancy Hill, President-CEO, 4A's
Nancy Hill has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the 4A's since 2008 and has guided the association's transformation to provide leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community on issues such as talent, online privacy and interest-based advertising, compensation and intellectual property ownership. She has personally led the 4A's work on diversity, including recruitment, talent development and media buying guidelines.
Recognizing the need to bring the agency leadership and media communities to together to discuss shared interests, she was instrumental in developing the 4A's annual Transformation Conference, which combined the former Leadership and Media conferences and attracts more than 1,000 executives each year. Additionally, she recently led efforts to move the association from the Chrysler Building to an open space environment where staff can work more collaboratively to produce better work for the benefit of its members.
Jack Krawczyk, Director of Product Management, Pandora
As Director of Product Management at Pandora, Jack Krawczyk is focused on leading the product technology team that is responsible for delivering advertising solutions.
Prior to joining Pandora, Jack was the Head of Monetization at StumbleUpon, where he was responsible for the product management of advertising and partnership solutions.
In his time at StumbleUpon, he launched Paid Discovery, a social distribution platform enabling brands to maximize the reach of their produced content.
Additional previous work experience includes a position at Google where he worked on the development of Google+, and previously industry marketing management of Fortune 500 advertising relationships in the media & entertainment, financial services, travel and local services sectors. He has also worked as an analyst at Banc of America Securities and is a frequent contributor to trade publications such as Advertising Age, TechCrunch and iMedia.
Michael Lieberman, U.S. Co-President, Joule Mobile Marketing
Michael Lieberman is U.S. Co-President of Joule, a leading global mobile agency and solutions provider within WPP.
Over the past 4 years, Michael has grown Joule’s East Coast business, developing and executing mobile strategies for clients including AT&T, Dell, Colgate and IKEA. He is excited for the opportunity to lead Joule and to continue working with such a talented team of mobile experts.
Prior to joining Joule, Michael was Vice President of Account Development and Strategy for The Hyperfactory where he oversaw relationships with global brands including Research in Motion (BlackBerry) and Coca-Cola. Michael first began working in mobile in 2004 with Juice Wireless, an early services business, leading the development of the sales and marketing divisions.
Michael began his career in 1997 at Ogilvy where he developed his knowledge of the media industry. He has a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Bob Lord, Global CEO, AOL Media Networks
As CEO of AOL Networks, Bob Lord heads AOL’s industry-leading global advertising and technology arm, which reaches marketers and publishers in over 30 countries through Advertising.com, ADTECH, AOL On, Be On and Pictela. Bob applies principles from his most recent book, Converge: Transforming Businesses at the Intersection of Marketing and Technology to position AOL Networks at the intersection of premium and programmatic. In this unique position, AOL Networks simplifies digital advertising and enables the world’s top marketers and premium publishers to reach consumers across all screens and formats.
Previously, Bob served as Razorfish Global CEO and CEO of Publicis Groupe’s Digital Technology Division, which includes Razorfish, the Digitas LBi network and Denuo, and led over 7,500 employees worldwide. During Bob’s tenure as CEO, he was also responsible for driving the agencies' digital product offerings, Fluent and CRM365, and representing the Groupe's technology assets on Publicis Groupe’s P12, its Strategic Leadership Team and the board of directors for its VivaKi unit. Prior to his role as CEO, Bob served as Razorfish’s Chief Operating Officer.
John Montgomery, COO, GroupM Interaction
John Montgomery is COO of GroupM Interaction in North America. He joined Ogilvy in 1989 in South Africa as media director and launched MindShare in that country. In the final three years he spent in South Africa he was Managing Director of the Ogilvy Group in Cape Town, one of the most creative agencies in the Ogilvy Worldwide Network.
In 2001, John moved to Amsterdam as CEO, Ogilvy Group Netherlands.
In 2004 John relocated to New York to lead the Interactive media practice for MindShare and Ogilvy and was subsequently appointed as Global CEO of MindShare Interaction in 2006 where he established the digital practice for Mindshare worldwide.
In 2009, he took on the role of COO of GroupM Interaction for North America where he leads the digital data strategy, innovation and policy for the group.
Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia, Inc.
Dave is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia, a New York City-based television ad targeting company and operator of the Simulmedia Audience Network, the world’s first data-driven audience network for TV. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy at AOL.
Dave received a B.A. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He is the current chairman of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
He and his wife, writer Lorea Canales, live in Manhattan with their two daughters. He tweets at @davemorgannyc and is a regular contributor to Mediapost’s Online Spin and AdAge.com.
David Norton, EVP, Analytics & Consumer Insights, MDC Partners Inc.
David Norton serves as EVP, Analytics & Consumer Insights at MDC Partners where he works with MDC’s partner firms to support clients’ strategy, research, insights and analytics needs. Named 2010 Chief Marketer of the Year by CMO Magazine, David brings deep expertise in turning insights and analytics into action for brands of all kinds.
David spent 13 years at Harrah's & Caesars Entertainment where as CMO, he oversaw the company's CRM, loyalty, multicultural marketing, consumer insights, VIP marketing and retail. More recently, David served as Chief Analytics Officer at Urban Outfitters, and worked with a wide range of clients, including David's Bridal, Tourneau, Nordstrom, Purchasing Power and Comcast, to implement a sophisticated approach to improving the customer experience across all channels as well as in-store.
David has been recognized by several industry organizations for his transformative work on behalf of brands, and is a recipient of Loyola University’s prestigious Lattanze Award. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Boston College and has a Masters in Technology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Wharton School of Management
Dick O'Brien, EVP, Director of Govt. Relations, 4A's/Washington
Dick O'Brien presently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Government Relations for the 4A's and is based in Washington, DC. In this role since 2001, he is the 4A's principal representative to the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies. Since joining the 4A's, Dick has led the fight to successfully preserve the tax deductibility of prescription drug advertising (which came under direct assault in the crafting of the health care reform bill of 2009). He has also worked at preventing the expansion of Federal Trade Commission regulatory authority over the advertising industry (which came under serious consideration in the crafting of the financial reform bill of 2010).
Dave Reed, SVP Revenue Operations, MediaMath
Dave oversees custom client solutions, platform professional services and client & partner integrations at MediaMath. He has over 10 years of experience in online marketing, ecommerce and software development, building out technical and marketing solutions for Fortune 500 marketers. Dave is a frequent speaker at online marketing events.
Dave oversees the Client Services teams responsible for evangelizing MediaMath’s technology, strategic partner integrations and custom solutions built on MediaMath’s TerminalOne Marketing Operating System. Prior to joining MediaMath, Dave was founder and president of Xonos, Inc., a software development firm specializing in eCommerce and web applications. He architected and developed systems and processes to optimize marketing and business operations for clients such as Motorola, U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs, AT&T and the NFL. He has developed platforms for display marketing, product customization, just in time production, business intelligence, and marketing databases while building and managing onshore and offshore development teams.
Eric Stein, EVP of Online Solutions, Epsilon
Eric Stein is the Executive Vice President of Online Solutions, and is responsible for identifying and integrating new opportunities in the digital marketing space to better serve Epsilon’s global client roster. Stein is focused on leveraging Epsilon’s existing assets to build new solutions for clients as well as looking externally to augment those capabilities.
Eric Stein joined Epsilon from Google where he led two key integration projects on the DoubleClick business following Google’s acquisition. Prior to that he managed the Local Markets team and was responsible for Google’s efforts to bring online solutions to small and medium business advertisers.
Eric is a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bessemer Ventures where he led an effort to build a hedge fund using a new strategy relying on fundamental data from a variety of new sources. He focused on the usefulness of new data sources for investment research as a co-founder of Majestic Research, a private research firm that provides unique fundamental insight into key performance metrics. Prior to Majestic Research, Eric was an early employee at DoubleClick and led several key areas of operations, including Abacus Online and International Media as VP and GM of both divisions.
Domenic Venuto, Global President, Data and Technology, VivaKi
As Global President of Data and Technology, Domenic has been a key contributor to VivaKi's global growth and digital dominance strategy since early 2010. Domenic is responsible for all aspects of product development, from strategy to technology, experience and data. He has overseen the development of SkySkraper: a powerful, centralized data solution of globally standardized media spend and performance data for Publicis agencies that drives performance and fuels strategic thinking. He is also responsible for enterprise partner relationships with Publicis' strategic publishers and technology providers.
With his purview, Domenic successfully orchestrates the complex media landscape to build products and solutions that keep organizations intimately connected with consumers in an increasingly digital world.
Prior to VivaKi, Domenic was Managing Director of Razorfish's New York office where his worked shaped the online products of Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal and Condé Nast portfolio of magazines. Before joining Razorfish, Domenic was a Senior Manager in Arthur Andersen's, Business Consulting division where he was responsible for implementing ERP solutions for multi-national clients.
Domenic holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T.).
Qing Wu, Senior Economic Analyst, Google
Qing has been in Google for almost 8 years and worked on a wide range of analytic projects that include forecasting, impact of macroeconomics, auction and bidding, user and advertiser behaviors, etc. Prior to Google, he served as a lead scientist in supply and demand chain management for firms such as SAP, Manhattan Associates, and GAP.
Qing Wu received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University. He also received a master of Applied Mathematics from University of Kansas.
Donnovan Andrews, VP, Media Solutions, Bazaarvoice
Donnovan Andrews is a regular New York agency circuit panelist and lecturer, offering insights regarding online video and content distribution strategies. He also consults for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, as its Chief Advisor of Digital Media and Innovation – where he leads a strategic programming initiative, guiding the 95-year-old organization, and its 800 member-agencies, in all digital media matters.
Since 2011, Andrews has served as Vice President of Media Sales and Operations for software firm bazaarvoice (Nasdaq: bv). Cherry-picked for his entrepreneurial spirit, and experience leading three internal corporate startups, Andrews has launched bazaarvoice’s media initiative and created the innovation group "bazaar voice media labs."
In 2010, while Vice President of Strategic Development for Tribal Fusion, Andrews developed the idea for Firefly Video – and internal startup within Tribal Fusion’s exponential organization. The strategic video-ad network leveraged the firm’s site relationships to bring personalized service to brand advertisers worldwide. He was appointed Firefly’s President and steered the site’s live, global launch in nine countries; he also built business development teams and processes, establishing offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada.
Spencer Ante, Deputy Bureau Chief, NY Corporate Group, The Wall Street Journal
Spencer Ante is a journalist, author, creating new things.
He specializes in writing, editing, news breaking, long-form and investigative journalism, product management, digital media production and consulting, business development, corporate strategy, documentary/video production, teaching.
Spencer's current title is Deputy Bureau Chief, NY Corporate Group
In that role, he supervise coverage of U.S. telecommunications, including wireless carriers, device makers, and application/service providers, and oversee coverage of East Coast tech companies/people/trends and New York City's tech industry. Assist in managing coverage of big companies and trends in retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and management/recruiting industries. Edit and write stories and story packages. Coordinate coverage with other bureaus in U.S. and around the world.
Joe Mandese, Editor in Chief, MediaPost
Joe Mandese is editor-in-chief of MediaPost and its related publications (MediaDailyNews, Online Media Daily, Marketing Daily, MEDIA and OMMA magazines), which reach more than 125,000 advertising and media industry professionals daily. Prior to that, he was executive editor leading advertising industry news coverage for Primedia Business Magazines & Media. Earlier in his career, Mandese was a writer and top editor at leading industry publications such as Adweek, Advertising Age, Channels, Brill Media, Fortune, Inside.com, Marketing & Media Decisions, and Variety.