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Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC



Christine DiLandro
SVP, Director of Media & Integrated Mktg, Citi

DiLandro_Christine_WebChristine DiLandro is the SVP, Director of Media & Integrated Marketing for Citi. In her role, Christine is responsible for media investments and strategic communications planning in support of Citi Proprietary and Co-Branded Cards. Christine has a strong track-record of pushing forward best-in-class digital marketing programs that win industry awards. Christine led the integrated marketing partnership for Citi Bike, the largest bike share program in the U.S. The program has succeeded on all business KPIs, received accolades across the marketing industry for its innovative sponsorship approach, and won a Silver Effie in 2014. She also supports Citi’s consumer media activation for the US Olympics sponsorship. Christine began her career with Citibank in 2004 where she managed advertising strategy, creative and media development, and PR for the Retail Bank. Prior to joining Citibank, Christine had 15 years of Advertising Agency experience managing account relationships at: J. Walter Thompson/Connect@jwt, Agent16 and The Sawtooth Group. Christine has managed the advertising and marketing programs for a range of leading National Brands: Coldwell Banker, Unilever, Lipton, Toshiba, Novell and the AdCouncil.

Beth-Ann Eason
President, Innovid

Beth-Ann is a seasoned executive with a keen sense of what’s next in marketing and technology. As President of Innovid, the world’s leading video marketing platform, which is listed #4 in Business Insider’s 19 Most Interesting Ad-Tech Startups of 2017, Beth-Ann leads the company’s high-performing global Sales, Marketing and Client Services teams. Prior to joining Innovid, she served as Senior Vice President and GM of Conde Nast’s Epicurious, VP of Category Development for Yahoo!, and VP and General Manager for DoubleClick. Beth-Ann has a history of breaking new ground for female executives. She served as Chairman of the Board for the Advertising Club of New York where she led the development of I’Mpart – an industry-wide program of diversity inclusion. A 2006 AAF Hall of Achievement inductee, Beth-Ann is also the founder and VP of W.O.M.E.N. – a professional women’s mentoring program – and served as a board member for the Online Publishers Association and IAB.

Brandon Gutman
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators

As Co-Founder of the Brand Innovators, Brandon is responsible for developing premium content which means tapping marketers from the world’s most successful brands to share how they’re utilizing emerging technology and new media vehicles to build their brands and drive meaningful ROI. A prolific, highly respected writer, Brandon is an expert blogger at Forbes where his weekly contributions are featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections. Prior to launching Brand Innovators, Brandon held marketing and business development positions in the executive search sector where he forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technology developers and venture capitalists in our industry. Follow Brandon on Twitter.

John Piccone
President and Chief Revenue Officer, Simulmedia

John Piccone is the President & Chief Revenue Officer at Simulmedia, a New York City-based television advertising company.He has been at the forefront in introducing new digital advertising technologies to media owners, agencies and advertisers through media representation, search engine marketing, ad serving, analytics and video management services in Europe and the United States since 1995. John was Chief Growth Officer at Innovid, an online video marketing platform. John has also served as SVP of Business Development and Sales at HealthiNation, a producer and distributor of multi-platform video solutions for the health industry. Prior to joining HealthiNation, was VP, Sales at Blackarrow, a pioneering advanced TV ad targeting company. For ten years prior, John was a founding member of 24/7 Real Media, where he served in a range of roles, including business development, sales management and product management. Before Real Media, John was a founding member of Publicitas Advertising Services, an early digital one-order-one-bill ad placement service for national print advertisers. John holds a B.A. from Allegheny College.

Marc Sternberg
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators

Marc Sternberg is CEO of Rising Tide Media, a leading producer of conferences for the advertising and emerging technology industries. Marc was president and COO of AlwaysOn, from 2007-2011, where he produced over 20 successful conferences in the digital media, clean technology and cloud computing sectors. Marc was the vice president of advertising sales for The Hollywood Reporter, from 1989-2007. Marc has served on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles and the Anti-Defamation League/LA.

John Starkweather
Associate Vice President, Brand & Advertising, AT&T

john-starkweather.jpgJohn Starkweather is a longtime community builder and digital marketer, now advertiser for AT&T Business: a division that serves 3.5M customers – from startups to virtually every Fortune 1000 company. As the head of brand and advertising, John and his team bring a mix of science and humanity to the art of advertising – creating integrated campaigns that strive to assist customers in finding technology solutions that meet their needs. Before joining AT&T in Dallas, John built the global social and digital groups at HTC which consistently outranked their competitors for consumer engagement. And over nearly a decade with Microsoft, he held senior marketing and communications roles where he established a customer insights-driven product development model still being used today. John is very much a citizen of the world, having lived and worked across Asia, Western Europe and now the suburban jungle of Dallas. A graduate of Brigham Young University, John is passionate about the outdoors, cycling and his family. @johnstarky