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Morgan Spurlock
Filmmaker, CEO & President
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Morgan Spurlock is a New York-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and won him Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary.
Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, 30 Days, and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, Freakonomics,The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan’s Hope and Mansome.
In 2013, Spurlock directed the highest grossing documentary of the year, the 3D concert doc One Direction: This Is Us and returned to television via the CNN original series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, which recently won the IDA Documentary Award for bes
Allie Kline
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As Chief Marketing Officer of AOL Inc., Allie leads the global marketing strategy for the company’s corporate efforts, advertising platforms and content marketing solutions group. Previously, she served as Chief Marketing Officer for the AOL Platforms family of brands, leading global marketing and communications for AOL’s industry-leading advertising and technology arm.

Allie comes to us from 33Across, a big data and social graph company that works with Fortune 1000 advertisers and the world’s largest publishers, where she served as CMO. Prior to her time at 33Across, she was the VP of Marketing for Brand Affinity Technologies, where she oversaw the endorsement platform’s marketing and over 6,500 athlete and celebrity relationships. Allie is a recipient of the ad:tech.

Industry Achievement Award and proudly sits on the board of AOL’s Charitable Foundation. She is an industry veteran who has led brand management and marketing strategy for technology-focused organizations for over fifteen years.

Allie received her B.A. in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C. with their two children. A devoted Celtics fan, she spends every other year in mourning for what could have been.
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Geraldine Calpin
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In the early days of the World Wide Web, renowned investor Jim Clark famously coined the term “the new new thing” (memorialized in Michael Lewis’ book of said title) to refer to his search for the idea that would represent the next prime investment opportunity. […]
While Pinterest has been whispering about their 150 Million Monthly Active user count since Advertising Week, yesterday marked the first official announcement of their milestone increase in users since 2015. […]
Before the onset of technology, media planners had it easy. A few phone calls, a few million dollars, and the buy was done. […]



ABC provides viewers with the most sought after, engaging programming throughout the day - from Good Morning America to Jimmy Kimmel, Dancing with the Stars to Modern Family, Scandal to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and live events like the Oscars. ABC Digital enables that great content to move with viewers wherever they are - on ABC.com, Hulu, ABCNews.com or through Watch ABC across a growing number of tablet, phone and connected TV apps. Reaching one of the largest audiences available in premium content across platforms, ABC provides marketers with a unified solution for reaching their best and most engaged consumers.


Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

AT&T Adworks

AT&T AdWorks is a leader in advanced TV advertising focused on reinventing how advertisers target and engage audiences across screens. AT&T’s data advantage enables AdWorks TV Blueprint to provide a more efficient national TV media buy and its superior IPTV platform delivers superior engagement beyond the :30 TV spot.

We find, target and engage audiences on TV and where they consume TV content – regardless of platform. We apply our proprietary data, technology and analytics to make TV advertising more efficient and effective.

Essentially, we help advertisers reach more of their audience for less. And we believe we are the most efficient way to buy targeted TV advertising at scale today.


The Bing Network is more than words and links. It’s a trusted friend and connector — a part of your customers’ life. We’re powering the devices, apps and sites that they use every day, meeting them in the moments that matter most. To be this connected, the Bing Network is mobile, global and local. It's personal, predictive and in the moment. It powers millions of connections so you can put your brand where customers are, where relationships are built, where more sales are closed.


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.


Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.

NCC Media

NCC Media is an advertising sales, marketing, and technology company that harnesses the enormous reach and consumer power of cable television programming, new interactive technologies, and online products in every US market. We work on behalf of virtually all of America’s leading regional and national advertisers. NCC is headquartered in The Chrysler Building in New York City with over 450 employees across 17 offices nationwide.

Oracle Data Cloud

Oracle delivers a rich understanding of consumers across both digital and traditional channels based on what they do, what they say, and what they buy enabling leading brands to personalize and measure every customer interaction and maximize the value of their digital marketing.

Target Media Network

Target knows its guests. You have something they love. Through personalized targeting methods & robust segmenting capabilities, our in-house team builds omnichannel experiences that reach guests at exactly the right time—whether they choose to shop online, on their mobile devices or in our 1,900 stores.

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising around the world. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk offers a self-service technology platform to manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns. Buyers can create highly personalized ad experiences across various channels, including display, native, video, audio, and social, and on a multitude of devices, including computers, mobile, and TV.


Yahoo is a guide to digital information discovery, focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining users through its search, communications, and digital content products. By creating highly personalized experiences, Yahoo helps users discover the information that matters most to them around the world -- on mobile or desktop. Yahoo connects advertisers with target audiences through a streamlined advertising technology stack that combines the power of Yahoo's data, content, and technology. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California , and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the Company's blog (yahoo.tumblr.com). Yahoo and Yahoo Finance are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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