Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC


Speakers Las Vegas 2017

Dan Ackerman
Chief Revenue Officer, Samba TV

Suneet_Bhatt_WebAs Verve’s global chief revenue officer, Kevin Arrix leads the company’s sales, customer success and advertising operations. In this role, Kevin is focused on driving performance through the development of business relationships in U.S. markets and overseas. He previously was executive vice president of worldwide brand partnerships at SFX Entertainment, where he served as chief revenue officer at mobile rewards entertainment platform Viggle. Prior to SFX, Kevin built and scaled successful sales organizations at Viacom, CBS SportsLine, and Turner Broadcasting.

Kevin Arrix
Chief Revenue Officer, Verve

Suneet_Bhatt_WebAs Verve’s global chief revenue officer, Kevin Arrix leads the company’s sales, customer success and advertising operations. In this role, Kevin is focused on driving performance through the development of business relationships in U.S. markets and overseas. He previously was executive vice president of worldwide brand partnerships at SFX Entertainment, where he served as chief revenue officer at mobile rewards entertainment platform Viggle. Prior to SFX, Kevin built and scaled successful sales organizations at Viacom, CBS SportsLine, and Turner Broadcasting.

Brandon Bergmark
Head of Sales, West, Outbrain

Brandon Bergmark is Outbrain’s Head of Industries, Technology and Telecommunications, and is responsible for guiding Outbrain’s strategy within the tech and telco vertical and managing brand direct relationships with the leading companies in these industries. Outbrain operates the leading content discovery platform, powering native content recommendations across leading publishers globally. Brandon lives in Oakland, CA, graduated from UC Santa Barbara, and received his MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. Follow him on Twitter @bergmarkb

Joey Bergstein
General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer, Seventh Generation

lara-balzas.jpgJoey Bergstein joined Seventh Generation in 2011 and has been working with his team to drive double digit revenue growth, to dramatically increase its consumer base and to deliver the company’s mission of inciting a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations. A graduate of University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, Bergstein began his career at Procter & Gamble where he held marketing leadership roles over the course of ten years across North America and in Europe. Since then, his career turned to beverages where Joey served as VP Global Business Development and VP Marketing at Molson and finally at Diageo where as Senior Vice President of Global Rum, Joey led a global team that doubled the rum business to over $1 billion, transforming Captain Morgan into the fastest growing spirit brand in the world at the time. Joey, his wife Andrea, and their two daughters Tori and Rachel live in Charlotte, VT.

Chris Brandt
Chief Marketing Officer, Bloomin Brands

Suneet_Bhatt_WebChris Brandt is the EVP and Chief Brand Officer (CBO) for Bloomin’ Brandswhere he is responsible for all aspects of marketing across Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s. Chris is focused on building lifestyle brands, creating an innovation culture, and developing effective advertising and “Eatertainment” programs. Prior to joining Bloomin’, Chris was the CBO for Taco Bell, where he launched Live Mas, Doritos Locos Tacos, Breakfast, and the Mobile App. Prior to Taco Bell, Chris was VP of Marketing for Odwalla and spent eight years working at General Mills on brands including Yoplait, Nature Valley, and Cereals. Chris has a BA from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.

Doug Busk
Global Group Director, Digital & Social Media, The Coca Cola Company

doug-busk.jpgAs Group Director, Digital Communications & Social Media, for The Coca-Cola Companys, Doug Busk leads the high-performing social & digital teams. A strong understanding of social ecosystems and their link to great storytelling informs Doug’s strategic role within the organization, where his responsibilities include setting the vision and evolution of the Coca-Cola Journey and Coca-Cola Unbottled storytelling platforms. Doug is charged with aggressively expanding those platforms to new markets and languages while simultaneously growing and enhancing the broader presence of corporate social media channels. Doug also spearheads the development and execution for Coca Cola public affairs and communications internationally. Previously Doug was Director of Connections Innovation for Coca Cola Global Marketing. Prior to joining the Coke team in 2010 Doug held leadership positions at Cingular and Verizon Wireless. @dbusk

Blake Cahill
Global Head of Digital, Philips

Greg-Cannon_WebBlake Cahill is the Global Head of Digital and Social Marketing at Philips. A senior executive with more than 20 years of business development experience, Blake is helping to lead the Dutch company’s international rebranding and expansion into new technologies and markets. With a strong background in executing highly complex and results-oriented strategies, Blake has led a series of marketing, creative, client management, product innovation and thought leadership projects for both Fortune 500 organisations and digital start-ups. In each case, he has demonstrated a great ability to acquire and retain customers through innovative engagement techniques and product development programmes. Prior to joining Philips, Blake was President at Banyan Branch, the world’s fastest growing social media and digital agency, and now part of Deloitte Digital. He has spent much of his career in increasingly high-profile marketing roles in companies such as AT&T and Belgacom, and was CMO at Visible Technologies, one of the world’s leading ‘social listening’ firms. He has also served for 4 years on the Board of Directors at the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, WOMMA, a global non-profit trade association dedicated to the word of mouth and the social media marketing industry. Throughout his career he has proven himself adept at building, managing and leading high-performance teams, tackling increasingly challenging technological projects and engaging with governmental and C-suite partners to deliver best-in class results. Other specific areas of expertise include sales, publicity and press strategies, and analyst relations.

Bill Clifford
Bill Clifford, Chief Revenue Officer, SessionM

Greg-Cannon_WebBill is responsible for driving revenue growth at SessionM, overseeing the mobile advertising and enterprise loyalty teams to deliver best in class solutions to app developers, publishers, brands and merchants. Prior to joining SessionM, Bill was SVP/General Manager of WildTangent Media here he invented groundbreaking new in-game advertising platforms, launched a vertical network enabling brands to engage with audiences through games at scale, and built a world class sales organization from the ground up. Prior to joining WildTangent, Bill was Director of West Coast Sales at News Corp’s News Digital Media (now Fox Interactive Media).

Chris Curtin
Chief Brand & Innovation Marketing Officer, Visa

michael-donnelly.jpgChris Curtin is the global head of new platform marketing transformation and chief digital officer at Visa Inc., where he is responsible for shaping Visa’s marketing strategy to drive adoption of digital-payment products and platforms in new channels and with financial institutions, merchants, mobile networks operators, and mobile device manufacturers. Most recently, Curtin was SVP of marketing strategy, innovation, and operations at HP, where he developed and executed HP marketing strategy, customer engagement, multi-purpose innovation, and helped drive the HP brand in existing and emerging channels. His oversight included marketing operations, digital and social media, mobile marketing, and, the company’s global web flagship. Prior to his role at HP, Curtin was VP of global media and technology at The Walt Disney Company, directing the company’s new media marketing and technology initiatives. In his 13 years at Disney, he also managed global media buying, planning, and digital-channel initiatives. @ChrisCurtin3

Peter DeLuca
SVP Brand & Advertising, T-Mobile

peter-deluca.jpgPeter DeLuca is Senior VP, Brand & Advertising, for T-Mobile USA. He is responsible for bringing the brand to life through the development of all national advertising, retail communications, social and sponsorships & events. He oversees corporate media planning, buying and implementation, including traditional, digital, mobile media, social platforms and program integrations. Prior to joining T-Mobile, DeLuca was the chief marketing officer for the specialty retailer Banana Republic (owned by Gap Inc.). He also spent 12 years working at Charles Schwab in various senior marketing leadership roles. Before joining Schwab, DeLuca spent the early part of his career working at advertising agencies with clients such as AT&T, MCI and several Procter and Gamble brands. DeLuca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Colorado.

Carlos Dominguez
President & COO, Sprinklr

peter-deluca.jpgCarlos has more than 30 years of enterprise technology experience and an unparalleled passion for innovation. Previously an active member of Sprinklr’s board of directors, today Carlos guides strategic direction for Sprinklr and leads the marketing, sales, services, and partnerships teams for the the most complete enterprise social technology company in the world. Prior to joining Sprinklr, Carlos spent 22 years at Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) in a variety of roles. Over the last seven years, he served as a technology evangelist and representative for the chairman and CEO of Cisco, delivering keynotes to audiences worldwide. During his tenure at Cisco, he cemented the company in the strategic markets of financial services, media, and pharmaceuticals. He also helped establish and lead Cisco’s Service Provider organization to generate more than $14 billion in annual revenue. Before joining Cisco, Carlos held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. and New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom. Carlos also serves on several boards of directors, including Medidata Solutions, Inc., the CDC Foundation, Cisco Foundation, NJIT Board of Overseers & Catalyst, and Princess House.

Mick Ebeling
Founder & CEO, Not Impossible Labs

peter-deluca.jpgA recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world. Ebeling founded Not Impossible, a multiple award-winning social innovation lab and production company, on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of ‘commit, then figure it out’ allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. This unconventional approach brought to life highly acclaimed initiatives–the EyeWriter, Project Daniel, Don’s Voice and most recently Music Not Impossible–that brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees and ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years. Working with a wide array of Fortune 500 companies, Ebeling not only pushes the bar on innovation, he also shares the emotionally resonating story of doing so. These narratives of overcoming seemingly impossible odds to ‘Help One. Help Many’ have inspired people across the world to do the same. Ebeling’s book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, recounts the life experiences that led to the founding of Not Impossible. Published in a multitude of languages, the book was hailed as “a unique and inspiring tale of brave abandon” by Nicholas Negroponte. Named one of Wired’s “Agents of Change,” a two time SXSW innovation of the year award winner, and recipient of every major creative and advertising award, Ebeling is on a mission to provide “Technology for the Sake of Humanity.” By tapping into a community of passionate and talented engineers, makers, idea generators and storytellers, Ebeling is making the inconceivable, the unbelievable and the impossible, Not Impossible.

Scott Emmons
Head of Digital Innovation Lab, Neiman Marcus

Scott Emmons is focused on innovation for the Neiman Marcus Group (NMG). He founded and built the innovation lab (iLab) in 2012. Scott is responsible for leading NMG in evaluating, designing, testing and piloting cutting-edge technologies and applications for luxury retail. Scott is also working on BYOD initiatives, Wi-Fi/LAN/WAN infrastructure, mobility and digital signage initiatives. Innovation projects include the Memomi Memory Mirror, 4K touch table look books, intelligent digital shelves, smart fitting rooms, intelligent mobile phone charging stations and digital directories for Bergdorf Goodman.

Andreas Goeldi
Chief Technology Officer, Pixability

Sherrill-Kaplan_WebAndreas Goeldi is Chief Technology Officer at video advertising technology company Pixability, awhere he is responsible for product strategy and data science. Andreas is an experienced Internet technologist and online marketing expert with a passion for video, and has worked in online marketing since the web’s earliest days. Prior to Pixability, Andreas co-founded Namics, one of Europe’s largest online marketing agencies;, Germany’s largest blog network; and Buzzient, a U.S.-based social media analytics startup. Andreas holds a S.M. in Management of Technology from MIT and a M.A. in Information Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Stephen Gold
Chief Marketing Officer, Watson Group, VP Partner Programs & VC Investments, IBM

Sherrill-Kaplan_WebStephen Gold is the CMO and Vice President Business Development for IBM Watson. As CMO, he has global responsibility for the brands marketing strategy, communications, social media, public relations, analyst relations, demand generation, and events. He also has responsibility for business development, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as the units $100M direct investment fund. As a member of the senior leadership team, he is working to help commercialize industry solutions based on IBM Watson’s cognitive technology.

Bettina Hei
Founder and CEO, Pixability

Sherrill-Kaplan_WebBettina Hein is Founder and CEO of Pixability, a video advertising technology company that helps media professionals deliver outstanding campaign performance across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. A serial entrepreneur, Bettina has built successful technology companies in the United States and in Europe. Prior to Pixability, she co-founded the Swiss-based speech software specialist SVOX AG, which was sold to Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has been honored with Advertising Women of New York’s Changing the Game Awards; Cynopsis Media’s Top Women in Digital Award; and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Evan Holod
Director of Brand Marketing, Coca Cola, The Coca Cola Company

Evan Holod is the director of marketing for the Coca-Cola brand in the U.S., Coke’s No. 1 market. As brand director, Mr. Holod leads Coke’s recruitment team and is responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. recruitment strategy, targeted marketing communications and advertising, and creating and executing programs like the recently successful “Share a Coke” campaign. He previously worked in the Coca-Cola Glaceau division, working on strategy and innovation across the portfolio of brands such as vitaminwater, Powerade, and NOS. In that capacity he led the launch of Glaceau fruitwater, Coca-Cola’s first entry into the sparkling water category. Prior to that, Mr. Holod worked on the marketing team that helped drive the growth of smartwater, the country’s No. 1 premium water. Mr. Holod received his B.A. from Duke University and an M.S. in Marketing from NYU.

Sherrill Kaplan
VP Digital Marketing & Innovation, Dunkin’ Donuts

Sherrill-Kaplan_WebSherrill Kaplan is the Senior Director of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Dunkin’ Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. In this role, she leads all Digital Innovation for the brand, and is responsible for all digital platforms including the DD Mobile App, The DD Perks Rewards Program,, CRM, DD email and payments, including the DD Card, Dunkin’s proprietary stored value card. Before joining Dunkin’, Sherrill was the Director of Client Services at Cartera Commerce, a loyalty service company focused on card-linked offers. Prior to that, she was the Director of Product Marketing at Circles and the Director of Membership Rewards, Retail Partnerships at American Express. Sherrill got her start in marketing at Citi.Sherrill has an MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; and a BS in Special Education from Boston University.

Seth Kaufman
Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo

Sherrill-Kaplan_WebSeth is Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo North America Beverages (NAB), where he leads the holistic business, brand and consumer agenda across PepsiCo’s vast beverage portfolio of carbonated soft drinks, waters, teas, energy and ready-to-drink coffee drinks in the U.S. Prior to this role, Seth was SVP, Pepsi Trademark & Flavors Portfolio, where he was the single point of leadership for the Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mug and Manzanita Sol brands within NAB. Previously, Seth was VP/GM, North American Coffee Partnership (NACP), a Joint Venture between PepsiCo and Starbucks where he led the team across sales, marketing, finance, operations and R&D to deliver company-leading, top- and bottom-line results. A 16-year PepsiCo veteran, Seth has held roles of increasing responsibility across beverages and foods including Director, Media Strategy & Investment, NAB; Zone Sales Leader, Frito-Lay North America; Senior Manager, Retail Strategy & Shopper Insights, Pepsi-Cola North America as well as various other marketing positions across brand, innovation and promotions at Pepsi-Cola North America. Seth joined PepsiCo full-time in 2001 as Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketplace Initiatives Development, and was an intern on the Aquafina brand team during the summer of 2000 while pursuing his MBA. Seth received his BS in Television, Radio & Film Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and his MBA from The Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. In 2015, he was given an Advertising Hall of Achievement Award by the American Advertising Federation and in 2016, was elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. He was also included on Business Insider’s list of the “50 Most Innovative CMOs” in 2016. Seth is a Board of Trustee member for the Immune Deficiency Foundation and an avid cyclist. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Faith and daughters Emma, Noa and Samone.
Follow Seth on Twitter @SethAKaufman

John Koller
VP-Marketing, Sony Playstation, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)

john-koller.jpgJohn Koller is the Vice-President, Platforms Marketing at Sony PlayStation and Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA). In that capacity he functions as the General Manager responsible for all aspects of platform strategy for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, peripherals and licensing verticals, including brand marketing, business models, customer experience, product planning, portfolio planning, pricing, packaging, communications, distribution, and retail promotions. At SCEA, he has managed or assisted with the launch of five multi-billion dollar platforms, including the highly anticipated PlayStation 4. He has established and championed significant innovations, including new digital content business models, consumer engagement advertising models, as well as award winning creative. @jpkoller

Adam Kmiec
Senior Director, Mobile, Social and Content Marketing, Walgreens

adam-kmiec.jpgA thought-leader in the marketing community, Adam Kmiec has held leadership positions at some of the most digitally forward-thinking organizations in the world, helping brands find success in the interactive and social space. In January 2014 he joined Walgreens as Senior Director, Social Media and Content. Prior to that, he spent two years at the Campbell Soup Company, where he served as Director of Global Digital Marketing and Social Media. At Campbell, Adam developed worldwide strategies across consumer-facing and corporate communications. On joining Campbell in May 2012 he relocated his family to the Philadelphia suburbs from from Chicago, having wrapped a year’s stint as Director of Social Media for Walgreens. Adam’s career spans the client and agency sides, including Fallon, Leo Burnett, and ConAgra Foods. @adamkmiec

Victor Lee
SVP Digital, Hasbro

Victor is responsible for digital marketing for all Hasbro brands such as Transformers, Monopoly, My Little Pony, Nerf, Playskool and others. In his role he drives all digital strategies and activations within the web, mobile, social and digital media. Prior to Hasbro, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Digitas. In addition to CRM, digital strategy and promotions, he worked on key partnerships with NASCAR, NFL, Bravo, The Apprentice, NCAA, Sports Illustrated, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV, Transformers The Movie, and Glee to name a few. Prior to Digitas, he was VP, Creative and Strategy, for Alloy Media and Marketing and Senior Publicist at Viacom parent, National Amusements. Victor is a Boston native and a graduate of Boston College.

Vincent Messina
VP Sales – Industry Leader, Automotive & Entertainment, Quantcast

karl-miller.jpgVince Messina is a skilled Sales Leader with +25 years of management experience in the Digital Media, Filmed Entertainment and Automotive Industry verticals. In addition to Quantcast, he has developed and led sales organizations at Microsoft Corp., Warner Bros. Studios and Yahoo, Inc. with particular expertise in Digital Media, Content Distribution, Theatrical Marketing, Home Entertainment, Television, Console Gaming, Syndication and Automotive Marketing. Vince is a graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and resides in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.

Karl Miller
Associate Director KNA Digital Strategy, Kellogg Company

karl-miller.jpgAs Associate Director of Digital Strategy at Kellogg Company, Karl Miller leads a team responsible for digital strategy on core Kellogg brands like Pringles, Cheez-It, Frosted Flakes and Pop Tarts, Keebler, Kashi, Bear Naked and Morningstar Farm across all forms of digital marketing – consumer and shopper. Karl’s team is focused on consulting and co-creating integrated marketing programs and capabilities that enhance the effectiveness of marketing investment in the digital ecosystem. Core to this assignment is pushing the company forward into the ever-evolving content marketing arena. Karl joined Kellogg Company as a Market Researcher in 2002. Since that time he has worked Brand Marketing with nearly all brands in the Morning Foods Business unit, as well as led cross-functional Innovation teams in the Adult, Mom/Kid, and Organic portfolios. Outside of Kellogg’s Karl has worked with other key consumer brands such as Glad, Tilex, International Delight and Silk. Karl earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver. @karl_miller

Kenny Mitchell
Head of Consumer Engagement, Gatorade

Gardner_Chris_WebKenny Mitchell has returned to Gatorade as Senior Director of Consumer Engagement where he oversees Gatorade’s integrated marketing e orts, including advertising, branded content, digital, social media and public relations.
Previously, Mitchell oversaw Brand and Consumer Marketing for NASCAR, where he led the development and execution of the annual marketing plan and oversaw media strategies and planning. Prior to NASCAR, Mitchell was Vice President and General Manager at the Dew Tour, a division of The NBC Sports Group. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Dew Tour brand and business, including partnerships, sales, marketing, content, events operations and execution. Before his time at NASCAR and the Dew Tour, Mitchell spent nearly eight years at Gatorade in various brand and marketing roles, ultimately serving as a Director in the Sports Marketing group. In that role, he managed managing many of the brand’s sports marketing partnerships, including athlete and property relations, sponsorship negotiations, activation and the creation and execution of retail programming. Mitchell holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College in New Hanover, N.H., and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He was inducted into Dartmouth’s Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the school’s men’s basketball team. He and his wife, Heather, live in Chicago and have a daughter named Carter.

Neil Murphy
Senior Director, Marketing,

Gruhler_Thom_WebNeil is the Senior Director of Marketing at, where he runs ad sales and partnership marketing for Walmart advertising in the U.S. He has a team of 14 supporting the business at the category level. He and his team partner with their Product & Platform team and Walmart Labs to support the overall development & growth of the Walmart media program. Neil joined Walmart in 2001 as a buyer over Sporting Goods and spent a decade on the buying and merchandising side of the business, managing various categories. He moved from DMM, Director of Video Games & Toys to Sr. Director, Marketing in 2012 to lead the advertising business for Walmart. He was instrumental in growing the advertising revenue by 5X during his time in role.

Raj Nijjer
Vice President, Yext and Publisher, GeoMarketing

Gruhler_Thom_WebAs VP of Community, Raj oversees Community Development at Yext. Prior to joining Yext, Raj built GoDaddy’s Online Presence and Commerce product line into a $100m business as its GM. While at GoDaddy for 9 years, Raj held multiple product leadership roles launching new and innovative product lines resulting in over 20 patents filed and three issued. Prior to joining GoDaddy, Raj’s experience spanned Fortune 500 companies such as McKesson Corp, Fiserv Inc, Sage Software, inclusive of startups like NeoPlanet. Raj received his Bachelors of Science degree in International Management and his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In his free time, Raj is an avid angel investor and advisor to startups.

Andrew Pancer
Chief Operating Officer, Dstillery

Gruhler_Thom_WebAndrew has led the platform, digital intelligence, technical services and finance arms of Dstillery since 2008. Before coming to Dstillery, Andrew was Vice President of Digital Development at the New York Times, where he oversaw digital development initiatives including digital strategy, M&A activities for digital operations and integrating new acquisitions. After working at the New York Times, Andrew was’s Chief Financial Officer for two years before becoming the COO of the company. From 2005 to 2007, he helped drive significant growth for the company, tripling revenues and profits in excess of $100 million in 2007. Andrew currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). He has a BS in Business Administration from Washington University and an MBA from New York University.

Jay Prasad
Chief Business Officer, VideoAmp

Gruhler_Thom_WebJay Prasad’s extensive background in TV, digital video, mobile and data-driven advertising makes for a unique combination of digital media and ad technology experience. He has held strategic business development and management roles with Yahoo!, FreeWheel, Ernst & Young and VP of global business development at TubeMogul. Jay leads a team at VideoAmp that helps partners and clients envision, plan and execute cross-screen video advertising initiatives, implement TV technology integrations and leverage data science to measure actual sales impact for brands. Jay earned his BBA in Marketing, International Business, and Risk Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied International Business and International Political Economics at the London Business School.

Yin Woon Rani
VP, U.S. Marketing, Campbell’s Soup Company

Yin-Woon-Rani_WebYin leads the U.S. Marketing Activation Team for Campbell’s iconic Simple Meals and Beverage brands, including Campbell’s, Swanson, Prego, V8 and Spaghetti’Os – representing the company’s biggest division. Her focus is on creating world-class communication plans across all paid, owned, earned channels. She originally joined Campbell’s in January of 2014 as the VP, Integrated Marketing within the global corporate team with responsibilities for global centers of excellence across advertising, media, digital and design. During her prior role as President of UM North America, Yin directed a cross-functional 1000+ team across five offices – spanning media planning, buying, strategy, custom activation, research and analytics. Yin helped deliver a significant transformation program that created more integrated and impactful media product, including new process improvements, cultural changes and talent management programs. UM’s key clients include Chrysler, Sony, Mastercard, L’Oreal, Charles Schwab, the U.S. Army, BMW and other Fortune 1000 clients across many sectors.

Aaron Radin
Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Portfolio Products, NBCUniversal

Yin-Woon-Rani_WebAaron Radin serves as Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Portfolio Products, NBCUniversal. In this position, Radin plays a leading role in NBCUniversal’s efforts to develop scalable ad products across the company’s portfolio, on platforms including web, mobile, second screen business, interactive TV and Video On Demand. He focuses on social media, programmatic and data-enabled advertising. Radin joined NBCUniversal in August 2013 and reports to Krishan Bhatia, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy & Operations, NBCUniversal. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Radin served as a consultant developing revenue models and strategy to pitch new online video channel of major production company to agency holding companies, including media, branded content and co-promotion and licensing. From 2009-2012, Radin founded Toura—creating the leading technology platform for the efficient and cost-effective distribution of content to any smartphone or tablet device. As CEO and Co-Founder, Radin managed all business activity for Toura, raiding $3.8 million in angel funding. Radin sold Toura in November 2012. In 2009, Radin served as General Manager for Radio One and helped overhaul the digital business for Radio One. As General Manager, Radin lead the strategic re-launch of 53 radio stations in 15 markets, effectively increasing revenue run rate by 300%. From 2004-2008, Radin held multiple posts at CBS Television Stations Digital Media Group, culminating in his appointment to Senior Vice President, Ad Sales and Business Development. During his time at CBS Television Stations, Radin transformed digital revenue from zero to $35 million annual goals and increased traffic by over %600. Radin was Vice President, Business Development and Ad Sales Strategy at Goldpocket Interactive from 2001-2004. From 1999-2001, Radin served as Senior Manager of Integrated Sales at Walt Disney Internet Group and was responsible for sales for products, including Enhanced TV, and Prior to Disney, Radin was Financial Account Manager, Direct-to-Home at Showtime Networks, Inc. Radin began his career at NBA Proprieties, Inc. Radin earned his BA in English from New York University and holds a MBA in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing from Columbia Business School.

Jennifer Saenz
CMO, Frito-Lay North America

Jennifer Saenz has been the Chief Marketing Officer at Frito-Lay North America, Inc. since March 2016 and has been its Senior Vice President since March 24, 2016. Ms. Saenz oversees brand marketing, innovation, design, strategic insights and analytics “across the Frito-Lay North America snack and convenient foods portfolio”. Ms. Saenz has overseen key marketing initiatives for Frito-Lay, including a the Lay’s potato chip brand’s “Flavor Swap” campaign launched in January.

Brian Solis
Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, Author, Blogger, Keynote Speaker

Brian Solis is a principal analyst at Altimeter Group. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. His research and his books focus on understanding the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on business and society. As a result of his work, Solis also helps leading brands, celebrities, and startups develop new digital transformation and new media strategies and that enable businesses to adapt to new connected markets from the inside out. His latest book, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships. Follow him @BrianSolis

Rick Song
Chief Revenue Officer, Rocket Fuel

Song_Rick_WebAs Rocket Fuel’s Chief Revenue Officer, Rick is responsible for scaling revenue and driving sales strategy across the company’s businesses, while deepening its relationships with the world’s biggest brands and agencies. He leads a team of 150 people across North America charged with selling innovative programmatic marketing solutions leveraging Rocket Fuel’s proprietary Moment Scoring™ technology. Rick joined Rocket Fuel from ZEFR, the leading video identification technology company, where he served as the Global Head of Sales and drove 350% growth and doubled the sales organization. Prior to ZEFR, he was the EVP National Digital Sales at iHeartMedia, where he grew the business by 70% and launched the first Digital Advisory Board. Previously, he was at Microsoft Advertising for six and a half years, last serving as GM for the Eastern US, where he led four-fold revenue growth and presided over a sales and service organization of 200. In 2008, he founded “Microsoft Digital Showcase”, the company’s first video upfront. Earlier, Rick held sales leadership posts at Yahoo!, Forbes and Ziff-Davis. Rick currently serves as an Officer of The Ad Club of NY and in 2014, he was honored with the first “Volunteer of the Year” award. He’s been a frequent IAB MIXX Awards Juror and a founding member of the IAB Sales Certification program. Rick also served as President and Board Director for the 212 NYC Interactive Ad Club. He is based in NY and holds a BA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Eamonn Store
‎CEO, North America, The Guardian

Eamonn Store is the Guardian’s North American CEO. Previously Store was President, Agency Development at MEC, a GroupM company. He joined MEC in 2005 as Managing Director, Global Solutions and has been based in New York since 2007. Previously he held senior positions at Starcom, Profero and Carat International. Prior to starting his media planning career at Carat UK in 1988, Store trained as a Pilot Officer with the British Royal Navy.

Molly Swenson

Molly is member of the founding team at RYOT, an LA-based media company, acquired in April 2016 by Huffpost/AOL. Molly helped grow the RYOT team from 3 people to 33 as COO, and led all sales, operations and financings from launch to acquisition. Molly was a producer on RYOT’s Oscar nominated film Body Team 12, and has worked on dozens of award-winning VR films and RYOT documentaries from the Arctic to Liberia to Brazil. Before RYOT, Molly designed, implemented and managed highly-leveraged philanthropic strategies for celebrities such as Ben Stiller, Shakira and Kobe Bryant. While working at The Obama White House, identifying candidates for political appointment, she made it to the Top 50 on Season 10 of American Idol. She has been written about in The New Yorker, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post and been a speaker at Nexus, SXSW and TEDxBerlin.

Gretchen Tibbits
President and Chief Operating Officer, LittleThings

Gretchen Tibbits is the President and Chief Operating Officer of LittleThings. At LittleThings, her responsibilities include oversight and mentoring of the 50-person content and production team; acting as spokesperson at national and international conferences, as well as with the press; launching the Direct Sales strategy; leading board relations, management of finance and operations; and establishing strategic relationships with other major media companies.
With more than 25 years of experience in general management, strategy, finance, operations, and strategic branding, Tibbits has worked for a diverse group of companies, including Hearst Business Media, StyleCaster, Maxim, ESPN, WorkingWomanNetwork, and Inc. Recently named as a Folio 100 honoree, she holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from NYU, where she was a Stern Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and a Lawn Resident, and for which she serves on a number of volunteer boards. She is a proud resident of Harlem, a theater lover, a wine collector, and an avid traveler.

Telisa Yancy
Chief Marketing Officer, American Family Insurance

Ms. Yancy has over 23 years of marketing experience. She served as Director of Brand, Advertising and Media at American Family Insurance. She joined American Family in 2009 after serving in marketing leadership positions at several companies, including Ford Motor Company and Burger King Corporation. Ms. Yancy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Michael Zimbalist
Chief Marketing Officer, SimulMedia

Michael Zimbalist is the Chief Marketing Officer at Simulmedia, a New York based marketing technology company that uses data, science and software to drive guaranteed business outcomes for advertisers through traditional TV marketing. He leads Simulmedia’s efforts to transform television advertising toward a people-centric model, and to generate awareness among brand marketers about the value of outcome-based targeting and verifiable attribution in linear TV. Prior to Simulmedia, he spent 10 years at the New York Times Company, where he was most recently Senior Vice President of Advertising Products and Research & Development. In that role, he oversaw advertising products, systems, operations and programmatic, in addition to managing the company’s R&D Group, a division which he founded upon joining the company in 2006. Throughout the earlier parts of his career, from Disney Imagineer to co-founder and president of the Online Publishers Association, Michael has served in a variety of roles at the intersection of advertising, marketing, and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.