June 24, 2019

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Brand Innovators Network coming soon!


Speaker Inquiries

Brandon Gutman


Sponsorship Opportunities

Marc Sternberg




Registration & Breakfast



Brandon Gutman, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
Marc Sternberg, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
David Teicher, Editor and Chief Content Officer, Brand Innovators
Annie Fei, Director of Content & Community

Host: Ted Rubin, Social Media Strategist, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators, author of Return on Relationship

Event Chair: Jon Roman, Global Lead: Data and Technology, Ancestry


Women in Marketing Leadership Roundtable

In this discussion, today’s women in marketing leadership will address the major trends, challenges, opportunities, and shifts in consumer behaviors that they are seeing in the market, with an outlook toward 2020 and beyond.

What’s keeping them up at night? What are they excited about? What new technologies and platforms offer novel opportunities to engage their customers in meaningful ways… and which are just shiny objects? How can marketing and technology leaders structure their teams and recruit highly coveted talent for a new era that demands an increasing array of skill sets?

Moderated by: Kelsey Smith, Vice President of Sales, Zeta Global

Brigitte Brady-Harris, Vice President of Marketing, MIXT
Lindsay Chastain, Global Director, Performance Media, Partnerships, Content, Ancestry
Heather Combs, Senior Director of Brand Strategy, Adobe
Abigail Flora, Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Commercial Planning, Athleta
Alison Gensheimer, VP, Digital Marketing, Wells Fargo
Temi Lane, Head of Business Strategy & Planning, Nestlé USA
Monica Ohara, Head of Acquisition, Growth, Lyft



Caroline Sheu, Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Ancestry


Fireside Chat

Caroline Sheu, Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Ancestry

Moderated by: Josh Schanen, Vice President, CNN – Digital Sales and Client Partnerships, CNN



Brendon Mulvihill, SVP, Head of Licensing, Jukin Media


Networking Break


Fireside Chat

Guillaume McIntyre, Head of Acquisition Marketing, Instacart

Moderated by: Lisa Tenenbown, Head of Sales, West, Outbrain


The Future of TV and Digital Video

Digital media and the Internet are rapidly transforming the television industry. From connected TV to multi-channel networks, the lines are blurring between traditional television and content delivered online. As the digital video landscape matures, the linear TV platform is evolving in lockstep, adopting new data and targeting vehicles, with addressable television advertising becoming more prevalent, and programmatic TV on the horizon. Television is still the most powerful and effective form of media and advertising ever created. So, rather than running away from it, how can brands embrace and benefit from the evolution of television? Where should they be investing in video? Stay tuned; and get ready for the golden age of television, all over again, albeit in the digital age.

Moderated by: Steve DeMain, SVP, National Sales & TV Partnerships, Connekt

Hedy Payghambari, Director of Marketing, Media, Papa Murphy’s International
Pamela Solis, Sr. Marketing Manager, US Media, Ancestry
Ninad Wagle, Sr. Director, Corporate Social Media, Visa


Fireside Chat

Monica Ohara, Head of Acquisition, Growth, Lyft

Moderated by: JR Cordray, Head of Marketing, Advertising Solutions North America, InMobi




Mass Media vs Personalization: Striking The Right Balance

From traditional linear TV to individual influencers, to niche social networks, there is no shortage of viable media outlets to serve as your brand’s platform in the constant battle to connect with consumers, some with vast audiences and wide reach, others with small, highly curated users. What it often comes down is Awareness vs Relevance, understanding which platform will achieve which objective, and striking the right balance between the two. This session will dive into the oft-conflicting goals of generating wide scale Brand Awareness with personalization and building one-on-one consumer relationships. What are the media and digital tool sets needed to make the most out of your budget? What are the data strategies that will ensure you’re taking the right approach and messaging to the appropriate platforms with the customers you actually want to target? And how close are we to achieving the ever-elusive holy grail of “personalization at scale?”

Moderated by: Lisa Hayashi, US Operations, SnatchHQ

Jillian Chudwick, US Lead, Streaming & Advanced TV, Ancestry
Benjamin Newell, Global Lead, Display and Paid Social, Media, Ancestry
Lisa Luscap, VP, Digital Marketing & Consumer Experience, Dolby Laboratories


Enhancing TV Advertising and Programming

Smart TVs are unlocking incredible, new capabilities for brand advertisers. For the past year, Connekt’s patented technology has helped brands stand out on the big screen, bringing dynamic interactivity to their linear TV spots, and at the same time unlocking groundbreaking real-time performance insights. Now is the time for programmers to step to the plate and take advantage of similar capabilities that have been proven to drive higher attention and engagement.

Steven DeMain, Senior Vice President, Connekt


Networking Break


Fireside Chat

Arra Yerganian, Chief Experience & Brand Officer, Tivity Health

Moderated by: Jason Oates, Chief Business Officer, LiveIntent


Driving Growth with Digital Transformation

Technology is a game-changer, reinventing how Fortune 500 brands engage with their consumers, and stay out in front of their competitors. Learn first-hand how leading brands are using social media, content marketing, digital video advertising, marketing automation, and personalization, to build loyalty and long-term relationships with their consumers.

John Della Bona, Marketing Manager, AI and Machine Learning, NVIDIA
Mariana Gonzalez, Growth Marketing Manager, Lyft
Jon Roman, Global Lead: Data and Technology, Ancestry
Zach West, Manager, Mobile App Marketing, Stitch Fix

Moderated by: Greg March, CEO, Noble People


It’s a wrap!