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Ife Babatunde
Agency Partnership Manager
LINKEDIN
Lynn Bader
VP Sales, North America
ADARA
Madonna Badger
CCO/Founder
BADGER & WINTERS
Madonna Badger Info Events
Madonna Badger is the Chief Creative Officer at Badger & Winters, an advertising, branding and design agency specializing in building brand love with women and in 2016 named an Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year. For over 20 years, it has worked with brands like Avon, Chanel, Cover Girl, Diane Von Furstenberg, Godiva, Nordstrom, Pepsi, P&G, and Vera Wang. The agency has produced work for over 40 countries in 27 languages. Prior to founding Badger & Winters, Madonna was at Calvin Klein, when she created the Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss campaigns, and launched CK One. Madonna founded the agency at age 29, and in 2009 she partnered with Jim Winters, who led marketing at Vogue and is an expert in women’s brands. Madonna, named one of Advertising Age’s 2016 Women to Watch has been featured in Vogue and WWD, named one of Daily Variety’s The Gotham 50, Crain’s Forty under Forty and one of Glamour’s Women Who Took Big Risks – And Reaped Big Rewards.
Matt Bai
National Political Columnist
YAHOO
Matt Bai Info Events
Matt Bai is an author, journalist, screenwriter and Yankee fan. He’s also one of the nation’s leading voices on American politics. Matt is best known for stories that explore change in society — generational, technological, economic —and how that change is breaking down old institutions and transforming the politics of a new century. His second book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, was listed among the best books of 2014 by NPR and Amazon.com.
Matt is the national political columnist at Yahoo News, which he joined in January 2014. Before that, he was chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential elections, and a columnist for both the magazine and the Times.
You can follow him on Twitter at @mattbai.
George Baier IV
Head of Media Solutions
DROPBOX
George Baier IV Info Events
George Baier IV is Head of Media Solutions at
Dropbox. He is responsible for communicating
the company's unique perspective on how
Dropbox can transform work and IT
infrastructure for customers in the media
vertical. George plays a strategic role
coordinating efforts to deliver product features
and packaged solutions that meet media
customer needs.

Prior to Dropbox, George spent 10 years in New
York publishing working with some of the largest
book publishers in the world. Most recently he
was vice president of business and workflow
systems at Macmillan Publishers where he
focused on building and deploying tools for their
creative and production workflows.
Kenetta Bailey
SVP Marketing
CBS RADIO
Kenetta Bailey Info Events
Kenetta Bailey was named senior vice president of marketing for CBS RADIO in May 2016. In this role, she is responsible for the marketing and brand positioning of CBS RADIO and its portfolio of 117 over-the-air stations and suite of digital products, including the streaming service Radio.com, podcast network Play.it, and the local event discovery business Eventful.

Bailey oversees the Company’s creative services team ensuring consistent branding across multiple platforms, products and events, and works with local market managers and station management to develop tailored marketing strategies aimed at broadening their roster of advertising clients.

Prior to this position, Bailey led her own consulting firm, KB Consulting, where she worked with start-up businesses on subscriber growth, social media and branding from 2015-16. She also served as an adjunct instructor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Nick Baker
SVP, Global Partnerships
AEG
Nick Baker Info Events
Nick Baker is a senior vice president for the Global Partnerships division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG), the largest sports and entertainment company in the world. AEG Global Partnerships oversees worldwide sponsorship sales and activation for over 120 world-class venues across five continents and numerous other assets including venues, sports franchises, events, tours, festivals and digital content among other AEG holdings.

In his leadership role within AEG’s most profitable division, Baker is accountable for budgeting, forecasting and sales of sponsorships of AEG’s facilities, franchises, festivals and events in North and South America. In addition to identifying and creating new agreements with emerging companies and categories for the dozens of new AEG venues, Baker’s responsibilities include personnel management and the maintenance of more than 1,000 of AEG’s partnership agreements.

As one of the company’s homegrown talents, Baker joined AEG as an intern over a decade ago, quickly rising through the ranks to become Global Partnerships’ youngest ever vice president in 2010 and youngest senior vice president in 2013. As the lead revenue generator for AEG Global Partnerships, Baker sourced, negotiated and closed agreements for the naming rights entitlement of the Amgen Tour of California, Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and StubHub Center (Carson, CA) to the AEG portfolio.

Baker’s creativity has also led to first-time sales in a variety of new categories for AEG, such as secondary ticketing with StubHub, building maintenance services with ABM, and security provision with Tyco Integrated Security. This is in addition to sustainable operations with Toshiba, a groundbreaking rewards program across 41 venues with Samsung, and new technology for Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE, now home to the first 4DX theater in the United States.

In 2015, Baker helped to create new business opportunities for the Global Partnerships team internally as well by developing an incredibly important management tool, KORE/CRM, which tracks technology and analytics across all five continents within the AEG portfolio. This new technology enables the division to be able to strategize on its full budget responsibilities. Recently, Baker stewarded the first founding partnership agreement for the AEG-MGM Las Vegas Arena, reached record sales revenue for the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS), STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and the overall AEG Global Partnerships’ annual sales goal. Baker also worked to secure a multi-year, global strategic business-to-business agreement with ATOS as well as orchestrated the continued global equipment and technology sponsorship package with Cisco. Additionally, in 2015, he was the driving force behind the integration of Pogoseat, cutting-edge mobile ticketing technology, into AXS.com Ticketing and AXS Mobile app for sports and entertainment events at AEG venues on a global scale. The partnership also included an equity position in Pogoseat for AEG.

For all his accomplishments, Sports Business Journal honored Baker in its 2015 “Forty Under 40” issue, and CSQ Business Magazine named Baker to the “NextGen 10” list recognizing top leadership in Los Angeles.

Baker graduated from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Sun Devils football team. He lives in Manhattan Beach, CA, with his wife Heather and daughter Olivia.
Michael Balabanov
AOL
DIR., POLITICAL ADVERTISING
Michael Balabanov Info Events
Michael Balabanov
Matthew McLaughlin
Venky Balakrishnan
Global Vice President of Digital Innovation
DIAGEO
Janet Balis
Partner/Principal and Leader of Strategy Consulting for Media & Entertainment
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
Janet Balis Info Events
Janet Balis leads EY Advisory’s strategy/customer practice for the media and entertainment sector, also working on digital strategy globally for the firm. Immediately prior, she was a Partner for Betaworks, a highly innovative studio of digital companies and investments where she launched their Brand Innovation Lab. Balis was Publisher of The Huffington Post, leading the business for this innovative, cross-platform global brand. She led Sales Strategy and Partnerships at AOL and previously served as EVP, Media Sales and Marketing for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). Janet also worked for Time Warner eight years.

Janet holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia College. Janet was named as an Advertising Age 2010 Women to Watch and a Crains Top 40 Under 40 in 2006. She currently serves on the boards of Advertising Women of New York, the International Emmy’s and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) .
Christene Barberich
Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder
REFINERY29
Christene Barberich Info Events
Christene Barberich is the Global Editor-in-Chief at Refinery29. She is also a co-founder of the media company, which launched in 2005. She is the co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, Style Stalking and a frequent speaker on digital media and fashion in the digital space. Prior to launching Refinery29, she held roles at Gourmet Magazine, The Daily, and The New Yorker. Her fashion and design writing have appeared in The New York Times "T" Magazine, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, and Dwell among other titles. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found on Instagram @christenebarberich.
Sarah Barclay
Executive Creative Director
JWT
Sarah Barclay Info Events
Sarah Barclay is an Executive Creative Director at JWT New York working across a number of global clients that include Schick, Banana Boat, Litter Genie and more. Prior to JWT, she was a Global Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Creative Director at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Art Director at The Campaign Palace Melbourne. Sarah has won awards in every major advertising show, including the best TV commercial in 25 years in Australia. She was ranked with her partner as the 10th most awarded creative team in the world before heading to NYC. She has had the honor of judging the industry’s top award shows, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, the Clio Awards, the Andy Awards and the London International Awards. From early in her career Sarah has been a tutor in advertising schools and she was recently a contributor to a book about Advertising’s Top Women.

Vincent Bareges
Vice President, Global Automated Monetization
AMNET GROUP
John Barker
Founder & Chief Idea Officer
BARKER
John Barker Info Events
John Barker is the recipient of over 100 international awards during his 30-year career. Before founding BARKER in 2003, he served in senior positions within Grey Worldwide and Sony Music.

Among other notable accomplishments, he has piloted branding and advertising campaigns for many of the world’s foremost marketers including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Estée Lauder, Sprint, Hasbro, Bloomberg, and McGraw Hill; launched over 50 original television series including Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, NYPD Blue, Roseanne, and Twin Peaks; helped launch and establish The WB Network; marketed music stars such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Gloria Estefan; served as Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings and repositioned The History Channel, adding over $4 billion in valuation.
Beth Barney
​Sr. Manager, Integrated Promotions
KELLOGG COMPANY
Beth Barney Info Events
Beth has been with Kellogg Company for 18 years and is currently the Senior Manager of Integrated Promotions. She manages strategic and entertainment partnerships, licensed properties, and activates integrated promotional programs for the Snacks Division at Kellogg. She has a robust background in the areas of marketing Innovation, Brand Marketing, R&D and Sensory.
Durk Barnhill
President
COG NYC
Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
Mary Barra Info Events
Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. She was elected Chairman in January 2016 and has served as CEO since January 2014.

Barra began her GM career in 1980 as a co-op student at General Motors Institute (Kettering University), graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Barra is a member of the board of directors at General Dynamics and the Detroit Economic Club. She is a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
Mike Barrett
President
HEAT
Mike Barrett Info Events
As President at Heat, Mike Barrett drives company growth by developing new offerings, expanding relationships with existing clients and bringing in new business. He has partnered with clients including Electronic Arts, Hotwire, Dolby, The NFL Network, Kendall-Jackson and Bank of the West to build effective creative, powerfully engage with an audience and craft award-winning campaigns.

With more than 20 years of advertising experience, Mike has worked in a wide variety of roles in the industry including account management, as well as strategy and media across a wide variety of categories. Mike’s breadth of experience gives him unparalleled insights into developing advertising that provides clients a real competitive advantage.

Mike came to Heat after leading strategy in North America as EVP for the global media company Universal McCann, a unit of Interpublic Group. He also spent time as SVP Communications Planning at Publicis & Hal Riney. His efforts have moved forward brands such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Schwab, Sony, Chrysler and Sprint.

Mike got his start in advertising before the Internet was a thing. Originally hailing from the East Coast, Mike has a B.A. in English and Psychology from Amherst College.
Craig Barry
EVP, CCO
TURNER SPORTS
Craig Barry Info Events
Craig Barry is executive vice president and chief content officer for Turner Sports. In this role, Barry oversees Turner Sports’ remote and studio productions, operations, technology and talent services for sports content airing on TNT, TBS and truTV.

Barry is also the executive responsible for the oversight of Turner Sports’ business interests surrounding ELEAGUE, the recently announced eSports league created in partnership with WME | IMG. In this capacity, he leads every aspect of the linear and digital productions for ELEAGUE including working closely with Turner Studios in Atlanta to set the overall vision for the live competitive gaming experience.

Barry is also credited with developing the Creative Services Sports Unit (CSSU) at Turner Sports, an internal creative agency that services the entire division and league partners.

Barry, a native of Southern California, currently resides in Atlanta.
Drew Barrymore
Actress & Founder
FLOWER BEAUTY
Edward Barsamian
Style Editor
VOGUE
Edward Barsamian Info Events
Justin Etheridge
Karen Robinovitz
Thomas Barta
Author, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader
Thomas Barta Info Events
A former McKinsey partner, Thomas conducts leadership research—including the world’s largest study, with over 68,000 executive assessments—on what makes for an
impactful marketing executive. He is the author of The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader
(with Patrick Barwise, London Business School).
Thomas has consulted and marketed for over 20 years, in 14 industries, in 45 countries. Each year, he gives more than 40 keynotes and seminars for companies, industry associations, and universities. His clients include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including over two dozen from the Fortune 500. Thomas’s research-based concept of customer
leadership brings a new perspective to the world of marketing. It helps leaders develop a top-management view of the marketplace and the organization, so they can shape the C-suite agenda and drive profitable growth.
Howard Bass
Global Global Media & Entertainment Advisory Leader
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
Howard Bass Info Events
Howard is EY’s Global Media & Entertainment Advisory Leader as well as the Northeast Media & Entertainment Advisory Market Leader. He is responsible for driving the execution of the Global M&E sector strategy and for building the global M&E practice in order to best serve EY’s clients with innovative solutions.

Howard has more than 30 years of strategic, transformation and related advisory, accounting and audit experience across a broad set of industries. His focus areas include new digital revenue models, process optimization and technology enablement, finance effectiveness and controls, organizational structure and design, shared services, optimization of ERP and reporting and business strategy execution.

In addition to his Sector Advisory Leader role, Howard also currently serves as Coordinating Partner / Senior Advisory Partner for numerous major EY M&E clients, overseeing large global teams.
Michael Beach
Co-Founder
TARGETED VICTORY
Katia Beauchamp
Co-Founder & CEO
BIRCHBOX
Katia Beauchamp Info Events
Katia Beauchamp is the cofounder and CEO of Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer offering an efficient, personalized way to discover and shop for new products.

She and cofounder Hayley Barna launched the company in September 2010, redefining the beauty e-commerce experience by pairing a monthly subscription of personalized samples with editorial content to create a seamless path to purchase full-size products online. Today Birchbox has more than 1 million subscribers and operates in six countries, including the US, France, Spain, UK, Belgium and Ireland.

Prior to graduating business school and founding Birchbox, Katia worked in structured finance and commercial real estate for three years. Her deal-focused background and interest in the economics of the beauty industry were instrumental in starting and scaling the Birchbox business.

A native Texan, Katia holds a B.A. in International Studies & Economics from Vassar College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She has been honored with accolades including Advertising Age Women to Watch, FGI Rising Star of the Year, Fortune 40 Under 40, Inc. 30 Under 30, and WWD Digital Innovator of the Year in the Prestige Beauty Category, among others.
Christoph Becker
CEO & CCO
GYRO
Christoph Becker Info Events
Christoph Becker has spent 25 years building brands and creative cultures around the globe. As the chief executive and creative officer at gyro, he has revolutionized the creative strategy of the agency’s 14 global hubs across all disciplines.



Prior to joining gyro, Becker spent eight years as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of FCB New York and then DraftFCB New York. Under his watch, the agency secured high-profile accounts including Diet Coke, Motorola, MetLife, Gerber and US Census 2010.



He is a seasoned creative judge having sat on juries at Cannes, D&AD, The Effie Awards, FIAP and Dubai Lynx where he was a jury president. Christoph also serves as an Overseer of the International Rescue Committee. The IRC provides humanitarian aid to war refugees around the world.
PJ Bednarski
Columnist
MEDIAPOST
David Bell
Chairman Emeritus and ex-CEO Interpublic. Senior Advisor AOL. Founder Chairman Gyro and Director Time Inc.
David Bell Info Events
David Bell, an industry leader in marketing communications and is chairman emeritus of the Interpublic Group, among the world's largest marketing communications and services companies. He is also Senior Advisor AOL, Chairman of Gyro and Director at Time Inc.
Otto Bell
Vice President & Group Creative Director
COURAGEOUS
Stephania Bell
Sportscaster
ESPN
Stephania Bell Info Events
Stephania Bell joined ESPN as a senior writer and injury analyst in 2008. A licensed physical therapist, board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Bell regularly appears on SportsCenter, Fantasy Football Now and Fantasy Football Kickoff. She also contributes to NFL Insiders, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. The 2016 NFL season is her first as daily co-host of ESPN Radio’s weekday podcast Fantasy Focus Football.

Prior to joining ESPN, Bell worked for Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, California, and taught at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. She has held teaching positions in the physical therapy programs at Samuel Merritt College and the University of Kansas and has lectured nationally on various topics. She has also served as a consultant for athletes and performing artists with complex conditions.
Brie & Nicole Bella
Professional Wrestling Tag Team

Brie & Nicole Bella Info Events
Brie & Nicole Bella
Michael Parrish DuDell
Paul Bellantone
President & CEO
PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (PPAI)
Paul Bellantone Info Events
Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI's president and CEO is the leader of the world's largest and oldest not-for-profit association advocating for the more than 14,000 corporate members and approximately 33,700 businesses with a workforce of nearly 500,000 professionals of the $20.8 billion promotional products industry.

Paul is a board member of the Texas Society of Association Executives, an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas-Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas-Fort Worth AMA and is a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.
Kristen Bellstrom
Senior Editor, Author of the Broadsheet
FORTUNE MAGAZINE
Kristen Bellstrom Info Events
Kristen Bellstrom is a senior editor at Fortune, covering women and business. She’s also the author of The Broadsheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter about the world’s most powerful women.

Previously, she was a senior editor at Money, covering travel and real estate, and a travel writer and editor at SmartMoney. Kristen is a graduate of Duke University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. You can find her on Twitter @kayelbee.
Brad Bender
VP of Display & Video Ads
GOOGLE, INC.
Brad Bender Info Events
Brad Bender is Vice President of Display & Video Ads at Google. In this role he oversees product management for the Google Display Network, DoubleClick Bid Manager, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, Gmail monetization, and other emerging display advertising businesses. Under Brad’s leadership, the Google Display Network has been named “Highest Rated Network Brand” by Advertising Perceptions four years running. Brad is a frequent guest speaker at industry events and conferences around the world and has been cited in Ad Age, Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.

Prior to joining Google, Brad held multiple leadership positions at DoubleClick in both the US and Europe.

Brad graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. In 2012 he was named as a “40 under 40” leader by Crain’s New York Business. Brad is an inventor of several patents in the areas of data and privacy.
Scott Bender
Global Head, Publisher Strategy & Business Development
PROHASKA CONSULTING
Jake Bennett
CTO
POP
Jay Bennett
SVP of Creative & Innovation
SMOKE BOMB
Patrick Bennett
EVP, Creative
ICROSSING
Brad Bentley
EVP Marketing
AT&T ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Brad Bentley Info Events
Brad Bentley is executive vice president of marketing for AT&T Entertainment Group (EG). He is responsible for EG brand repositioning, advertising & creative, program management for the launch of our new OTT and mobile entertainment products, Digital Life and our Advertising Sales segment.

Bentley brings with him more than 15 years of entertainment marketing experience in various roles at DIRECTV. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Revenue Strategy & Planning for DIRECTV, where he was responsible for DIRECTV pricing and packaging along with the oversight of all acquisition and retention investments. He was the architect behind a three-year plan to rebalance the business to ensure sustainable top- and bottom-line growth.

He previously served as senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for DIRECTV. In this role, he developed the sales and marketing strategy and execution across all channels of distribution, driving over 4 million gross new subscribers annually.

He joined DIRECTV in 2000 and was instrumental in launching and growing the direct sales channel, which now represents 50 percent of DIRECTV sales distribution. He also served as vice president of Acquisition Marketing, for which he created a Rapid Response Team and centralized all dealers’ creative and media buying to improve the consistency of marketing messages and increase dealer buying power.

Bentley holds a Master’s degree integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University.
He is located at EG headquarters in El Segundo.
Dorothée Bergin
VP, Programmatic Partnerships
XAD
Dorothée Bergin Info Events
As VP of Programmatic Partnerships, Dorothée is spearheading xAd’s relationships with programmatic platforms in efforts to activate mobile location in real time. xAd’s end-to-end programmatic solution enables verified location signals, proximity and audience targeting, and comScore Location Lift measurement, integrated directly in our partner platforms. Prior to joining xAd, she helped build Twitter’s Amplify program, where she launched two-screen content partnerships with more than 60 brands, including ABC, the MLB and Viacom. Dorothee has extensive experience in advertising technology, having driven adoption for DataXu, a programmatic buying platform; Simulmedia, a targeting solution for television advertising; and Razorfish, a digital marketing agency.
Caitlin Bergmann
Director of Content and Creative
MEDIACOM
Caitlin Bergmann Info Events
Caitlin Bergmann is director of content and creative of MediaCom, joining the leading media agency in 2015.

She began her digital media career at age 19 when she was hired to write her own column for Tigerbeat.com. After earning a bachelor’s degree in communications from The George Washington University, Caitlin returned to web production at ad agency Concept Farm, blogging as characters from best-selling author James Patterson’s series “Maximum Ride.” Her work has been featured in Patterson’s books and radio spots, as well as in his web and print campaigns.

In 2007, Caitlin transitioned into the world of television, generating content for IVillage and NBC’s “Today” show. She crafted digital extensions for “Today” segments on iVillage.com and produced blogs for Meredith Vieira, Louis Licari and James Patterson, as well as the celebrity chef food blog, “Secret Sauce.”
In 2008, she became Tumblr’s fifth (or sixth, depending on who you ask) employee, consulting on VIP and celebrity bloggers. That same year, Caitlin continued her career in the TV world with a four-year tenure at Lifetime, creating online content for the cable network’s scripted and reality shows, acquired series, and movies on myLifetime.com. Her ideas and executions can be seen on the sites for such hit shows as “Project Runway,” “Army Wives,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Dance Moms” and over 40 additional programs. She often discovered innovative ways to cross-promote content, such as having over 50 ”Project Runway” designers from all seasons sketch their dream vision for Kate Middleton’s wedding gown to create buzz for the Lifetime Original Movie “William & Kate.” This evolved into a live fashion event on the “Today” show in April 2011 as part of NBC’s Royal Wedding coverage.

Her work as senior producer on “Runway” earned her a Shorty Award nomination (2012), a Webby Award nomination (2010), the Lifetime Television CEO Award (2009) and accolades as Klout’s #2 on the Top 10 Most Influential TV Shows and #1 Top 10 Fashion Week Designers on Twitter for her work on the show’s social media presence (2011).

In 2012 she returned to Concept Farm, creating social media content and digital strategy solutions for clients like Century 21 Department Store, espnW, ESPN, James Patterson, Aruba Tourism and Bowlmor/AMF. Her work on espnW’s “98 Days to Shine” social campaign in 2013 earned her an Ad Age Small Agency Digital Campaign of the Year Award and two Shorty Award nominations (2014).

Caitlin is a member of the Television Academy (Interactive Media) and the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences (Marketing Jury).
Joey Bergstein
General Manager & Chief Marketing Officer
SEVENTH GENERATION
Joey Bergstein Info Events
Joey 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.
Eric Berkowitz
President/Founder
HUMBLE
Eric Berkowitz Info Events
“To me, a great invention isn’t about the concept. It’s about the potential.” This has been the guiding philosophy behind Eric Berkowitz as an entrepreneur, musician, and inventor.
In 2006 he founded Humble, a content studio producing commercials, television and features. Since then, Eric has taken Humble bicoastal and pioneered a new post-through-production model by launching Postal, Humble’s sister company specializing in visual effects, CG, design and animation.
He continues to branch out into new fields, choosing to develop inventions which fuel his passion and securing patents to ensure their integrity. He was the co-founder of Drumscape, an arcade performance game that served as the predecessor to Guitar Hero, and is one of the founding partners for Singtrix, a revolutionary karaoke machine.
When Eric isn’t working behind the scenes at Humble, he can be found traveling the country, supervising his director's shoots and developing content partnerships.
Holden Berlin
SVP, Program Marketing & Development
DEFY MEDIA
Jen Berrent
Chief Culture Officer & General Counsel
WEWORK
Jen Berrent Info Events
Jennifer Berrent is the General Counsel and Chief Culture Officer at WeWork. Jen has over 20 years of business and legal experience, primarily working with technology and life sciences companies. Most recently prior to joining WeWork, she was a partner at WilmerHale, where she was the head of the New York emerging company practice. She has represented companies at all stages of development: from incorporation to financing, to sale or IPO, and beyond.

Jen holds a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a JD Honors graduate of New York University Law School.
Milena Berry
Co-Founder and CEO
POWERTOFLY
Milena Berry Info Events
Milena is the Co-Founder and CEO of PowerToFly - a global platform matching women in tech with jobs at innovative companies. PowerToFly has a strong social mission of giving jobs to women all over the world, while solving the diversity challenge the tech industry is facing.

She was born in Bulgaria and moved to New York City a week before September 11th to pursue a Masters at ITP NYU. Prior to co-founding PowerToFly, Milena has contributed to numerous startups, and had a blast being the CTO of Avaaz.org for 7 years.

Milena was recognized in Business Insider SA100 2014, and FastCompany Most Creative People in Business 2015. Her biggest accomplishment to date is her 3 children aged 5, 8 and 10.
Wayne Best
Creative Director
COG NYC
Wayne Best Info Events
Wayne is the founder of Cog NYC. Prior to Cog he was Executive Creative Director at JWT, worked at TAXI, Fallon, Wieden + Kennedy, Kirshenbaum + Bond, Cliff Freeman & Partners and Ammirati & Puris. His clients have included ESPN, Virgin Mobile, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Staples and Macys. His work has won Cannes Lions, One Show pencils, Clios, Effie’s and many other awards, in branded content, TV, print and, last but not least, radio.
Jennifer Betka
Chief Marketing Officer
STUBHUB
Jennifer Betka Info Events
As Chief Marketing Officer at StubHub, Jennifer Betka oversees the company's global marketing organization, leading marketing efforts around StubHub's commitment to deliver a more personalized experience to users and transition into an end-to-end platform for fans. Jennifer recently led StubHub through the reinvention of its brand identity and launch of a global branding campaign as the company looks to connect diverse audiences with unique, one-of-a-kind events in today’s “experience economy.” Through these initiatives, Jennifer has set the branding vision for StubHub and has strategically positioned the company to appeal to consumers around the world.

Previously, Jennifer was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Wikia, a global site convening communities of fans. Prior to Wikia, she held strategic marketing and management roles with the LA Times, Sirius Satellite Radio, Time Warner and AOL. Jennifer is a graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, the Columbia School of Strategic Communications and the USC Annenberg School for Communications.
Farrah Bezner
Head of New Business Ventures
MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL
Farrah Bezner Info Events
Farrah Bezner is the Head of New Business Ventures at Mondelēz International, (formerly part of Kraft Foods), leading new business model development. Throughout her 13-year career at Mondelēz International, she has consistently set bold direction for her teams and disrupted the way a traditional CPG functions. Farrah incorporates both traditional and new tactics, as well as experiences designed to provide consumers with content they want to consume. The core tenet that continues to define and influence Farrah’s career is authentically connecting brands to consumers by putting them at the cusp of the cultural zeitgeist.
Gayatri Bhalla
VP of Advanced Media Solutions
INFOGROUP
Neha Bhargava
Manager, Ads Research
FACEBOOK
Neha Bhargava Info Events
Neha Bhargava, Manager of the Ads Research team, focuses on ad effectiveness research particularly related to marketing best practices and value of digital advertising. Before joining Facebook, Neha was a strategy consultant focused on providing marketing and product decisions based on big data. She started her career as an engineer building rockets. Neha holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Seraj Bharwani
Chief Strategy & Analytics
VISIBLE MEASURES CORP.
Seraj Bharwani Info Events
Seraj Bharwani is the Chief Analytics Officer of Visible Measures and responsible for thought leadership and consumer insights on branded content and shareable media.

Previously, Seraj led the Strategy & Analytics practice at Digitas for over 14 years. He joined the agency as part of the founding team that led the company through its early growth phase, the IPO and ultimately the exit via acquisition by the Publicis Group. Seraj is a graduate of MIT Media Lab and an author of several refereed articles on the new economics of consumer-driven media.
Jason Bier
President
FEDERATION FOR INTERNET ALERTS
Jason Bier Info Events
Jason is the President of the Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) and EVP at marketing services network and FIA partner Engine Group. For the past six years, Jason has been involved with a volunteer team, leveraging ad tech to save lives through improved alerting infrastructure. In 2011, Jason led the development of an automated emergency response for AMBER Alert which leverages online dynamic banner display technology to automatically geolocate and replace online ads with AMBER Alerts on behalf NCMEC. In 2012, Jason led the development of the first automated emergency response for tornado warnings. In 2015, Jason helped move forward the FIA Alert Hub, a free cloud service that provides robust scalability, availability, performance and reliability to the alerting community. Through 2016, FIA has reached over 200 million smartphones, notebooks, desktops and laptops computers with AMBER Alerts to the public and the Hub has processed over 500,000 alerts globally since July 2015.
Andy Bird
Chief Creative Officer
PUBLICIS
Eric Blackwood
Director of Marketing
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP
Henry Blodget
Founder, CEO & Global Editor-in-Chief
BUSINESS INSIDER
Henry Blodget Info Events
Henry Blodget is cofounder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, one of the most-read business and tech news sites in the world. Business Insider is majority owned by Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe. The site has 100-plus million visitors a month worldwide.

A former top-ranked Wall Street analyst, Henry is often a guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other networks. He has contributed to The Atlantic, Slate, The New York Times, Fortune, New York, the Financial Times, and other publications. He has written extensively about technology and investing and is the author of "The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer's Guide to Investing." He is a member of the International Media Council and Technology Pioneers selection committee of the World Economic Forum.

Henry went to Yale. He was born and raised in New York.
Justine Bloome
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
CARAT
Justine Bloome Info Events
Justine Bloome
Jenna Trabulus
Mike Bloxham
SVP
FRANK N. MAGID ASSOC.
Mike Bloxham Info Events
Mike Bloxham has worked in media research and consulting for over 25 years, advising multi-national corporations, media owners and government agencies on strategic marketing and communications issues on an international basis. A recognized innovator and thought leader in the media space, he has extensive experience in attitudinal and behavioural research across all media and marketing channels with a particular emphasis on the integration of emerging and traditional media among all audiences from children to seniors.

Frank N. Magid Associates has provided expert research-based counsel to clients in the media space for almost sixty years. Mike is charged with building out a practice focused on providing research and consulting solutions to clients seeking to make the right decisions with regard to all aspects of video across all platforms; from programming, marketing and distribution, through strategy, product development and pricing to consumer insights and user experience and more.
Christian Boesen
Director of Brand Partnerships
WAZE
Christian Boesen Info Events
Christian joined the Waze team at Google in 2015, consulting with clients and agencies on how best to integrate their brand and maximize value to consumers on-the-go. He now leads the Waze Ads business on the East Coast. Christian spent the previous three and a half years managing Dell’s business relationship with Google. Using Google’s vast data and analysis tools Christian developed market-leading opportunities that have elevated Dell’s brand presence and performance across the Google network of media platforms.

After moving from London in 2006, Christian spent five years leading the technology vertical at Vibrant Media. In London, Christian worked for education publisher Hotcourses, managing advertising sales for Higher Education both online and in print publications.

When not at Google Christian loves to kick-box, cycle, garden (really) and watch countless hours of the English Premier League.
Ali Bohra
Director, Strategy and Product Marketing
ADOBE
Jonathan Bokor
SVP, Director of Advanced Media
MEDIAVEST | SPARK
Jonathan Bokor Info Events
Jonathan is Mediavest|Spark’s subject matter expert on advanced media, which includes addressable TV, VOD, connected TV and second screen apps. Prior to Mediavest he was the General Manager, iTV Solutions at Canoe Ventures, where he led Canoe's iTV business and held P&L responsibility for Canoe's portfolio of iTV solutions. Prior to Canoe, Jonathan was Vice President of Business Development at Tandberg Television, a division of Ericsson, where he was responsible for Tandberg’s content and advertising solutions. Prior to Tandberg Television, Jonathan was Senior Director of Business Development and Sales for Walt Disney Internet Group. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon Bond
Chief Tomorroist
TOMORRO LLC
Jon Bond Info Events
Jon Bond is the former co-founder of Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, a $1 billion New York City advertising agency with a client list that included BMW, Citi, Victoria's Secret, Target and Diageo. KBP was an innovator who pioneered guerrilla marketing techniques, invented the pop-up store, and is also credited with being the first "modern" integrated ad agency. After the sale of the agency to MDC, Jon became CEO of Big Fuel, the world's second largest social media agency until it's sale to Publicis. Jon is currently the "Chief Tomorroist" at Tomorro LLC, a company that provides strategic advice for new and growing companies of high potential value.
Julia Boorstin
Entertainment & Media Correspondent
CNBC
Paul Boruta
Head of Ad Products
ZEFR
Paul Boruta Info Events
Paul Boruta is the Head of Ad Products at ZEFR, where he oversees the growth of BrandID and leads new cross-platform pilot programs with brands and agencies. Prior to ZEFR Paul was CEO and Co-Founder of Pipewave, a dynamic media and creative optimization platform for digital video, focused on YouTube. Pipewave was acquired by ZEFR in 2012 and is now integrated into ZEFR’s overall BrandID marketing suite. Prior to founding Pipewave, he held numerous leadership roles at Yahoo!, including Sr. Director of Ad Products and Emerging Formats Sales Development and Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Performance Advertising. Prior to Yahoo!, Paul was an Equity Research Analyst covering mobile and wireless at Goldman Sachs and Piper Jaffray. Paul holds a BA from St. Olaf College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
Marcel Botha
CEO
10XBETA
Marcel Botha Info Events
Botha is an entrepreneur, engineer and architect who experiments with simple hardware ideas on the edge between consumer and medical problems. He specializes in guiding product development teams from concept to viable product. Through his consulting firm 10xBETA, Botha has helped numerous medical professionals test, develop and commercialize products ranging from electronic stethoscopes, colposcopes to surgical instruments.
B. Bonin Bough
Marketing Mogul & Host
CLEVELAND HUSTLES
B. Bonin Bough Info Events
Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837.

His illustrious career led him to becoming one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company. Having served as the Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) for four years, Bough created some of the first marketing programs across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Paramount Films, ABC, NBC, Fox, to name a few, and takes precedence in fostering partnerships with startups including Instagram, Foursquare, and Buzzfeed. Bough was also responsible for spear-heading some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across all-media including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at South by Southwest.

His prominence as a transformative activator has helped reinvigorate traditional marketing by combining innovative tech via breakthrough brand campaigns including Oreo, Honey Maid, Pepsi, Gatorade, and countless other billion dollar brands.

Before working at Mondelēz International, Bough led digital marketing globally for PepsiCo.

Bough is seen as one of the top mobile marketers in the world, having been named “Mobile Marketer of the Year” by the MMA and entered the American Advertising Hall of Fame in 2015.
Benjamin Bourinat
Global Director of Social Media
KINETIC WORLDWIDE
Benjamin Bourinat Info Events
Brian Zuercher
Christian O. Petersen
Eamon Boyle
EVP analytics and data science
MEDIA ASSEMBLY
Eamon Boyle Info Events
Eamon Boyle, EVP Analytics & Modeling at Assembly employ’s both his PhD in Applied Modeling and 20+ years of experience in Data Intelligence/ Analytics to Assembly’s media practice, through the development and application of sophisticated media mix and attribution models, complex direct response performance metrics, and analytics. Eamon’s experience includes: Ford, Kohl’s and Domino’s (JWT); ROI Modeling and Data Visualization for UPS, GEICO, Walmart, Alltel, Hanes and Pizza Hut (The Martin Agency); Forecasting and Testing/ Optimization initiatives for AMEX, Microsoft and Kaiser (Performics); Customer & Big Data Analytics to drive higher conversion rates for Liberty Mutual, Sony PlayStation, AARP, Biogen, and VW Canada (Havas). At Assembly, Eamon directs Analytics, Modeling and Big Data integration for clients such as ETRADE, Fox, CTCA, Audible, Elevate, 1-800 Contacts, Pulte, Galderma, Vans, Truth, and Expedia to name but a few.
Lynn Branigan
President and CEO
ADVERTISING WOMEN OF NEW YORK (AWNY)
Lynn Branigan Info Events
Lynn’s career has spanned digital media roles in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. As the President and CEO of Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), Lynn connects, ideates, problem solves and creates new programs to propel the leadership journeys of women in marketing, media, tech and innovation. Lynn leads AWNY to help the industry stay abreast of key trends that impact women and men in marketing. She also creates mentoring opportunities and celebrates the executive achievements of women, illuminating successful career paths for female leaders.

Earlier in her career, Lynn was an online pioneer who worked for Prodigy, one of the first online services. She was a founding partner of one of the industry's first digital consulting firms / agencies, which was sold and went public after seven very successful years. She has also held executive marketing roles at Washington Post Digital and the Online Publishers Association.
Jennifer Breithaupt
Managing Dir., Media, Advtsg., Global Ent.
CITI
Jennifer Breithaupt Info Events
Jennifer Breithaupt, Managing Director, Media, Advertising and Global Entertainment for Citi, oversees a team focused on creating and executing high impact programs and unique campaigns that engage and drive long-term brand loyalty with more than 23.5 million Citi cardmembers in the U.S. On a global scale, Jennifer also leads Citi’s entertainment access program, Private Pass, which brings cardmembers closer to their favorite artists through curated offerings and VIP experiences (lounge access, exclusive meet and greets etc).
 
Jennifer has created and managed some of the most exciting branded entertainment programs, including access to more than half of the top 100 concert tours for the past few years, record-setting presales for the One Direction “Where We Are Tour”, sponsorships of The Rolling Stones’ “50 And Counting Tour” and of Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden residency, and, in 2015, a new multi-year sponsorship with NBC and the launch of the Citi Concert Series on TODAY.
  
Earlier this year, Jennifer was ranked #27 on Billboard’s Power 100 and recognized in their Branding Power Players list. Variety also recently named Jennifer to their Power of Women NY list and Ad Age to their Women to Watch list.
Kaydee Bridges
Vice President, Digital & Social Media Strategy
GOLDMAN SACHS
Kaydee Bridges Info Events
Kaydee heads digital and social media strategy in the Brand and Content Strategy group at Goldman Sachs, where she’s worked since 2013. She leads efforts to grow the firm’s digital and social presence as well as drive engagement through content marketing and native advertising. Kaydee manages Goldman’s presence on social media, search engine marketing, infographic creation and digital analytics. Her work has won several awards from Midas, Digiday Content Marketing Awards, and the Financial Communications Society.

Previously, Kaydee was at JPMorgan Chase for 10 years, most recently as Vice President, Digital and Social Strategy in the Digital Marketing Group. She executed a number of projects including the @ChaseforBiz twitter handle, digital efforts for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, and US Open digital activation for Chase.
Benjamin Bring
Vice President, Mobile Media Director
ANSIBLE
Benjamin Bring Info Events
Benjamin Bring currently leads the national media practice for Ansible, IPG Mediabrands full service mobile specialist agency, working across top tier clients such as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Johnson & Johnson. A digital lifer, Benjamin has been focused on mobile for the past 8 years working on cutting edge mobile executions such as second screen video and gamification.
Michelle Broderick
CMO
SIMPLE
Hannah Bronfman
@HannahBronfman
Edwin Broni-Mensah
Founder and CEO
GIVE ME TAP
Edwin Broni-Mensah Info Events
Edwin Broni-Mensah fondly known as “The Water Guy” is the founder of GiveMeTap, a for-purpose company that creates water bottles to provide life saving access to clean water around the world. Each water bottle sold gives one person in Africa 5 years of clean water. Plus, use of their bottles and free water network helps to reduce plastic waste in cities.

Edwin believes that access to clean water is a human right! His passion for helping people access clean water is shared by many worldwide and is the catalyst to the fast growth of GiveMeTap. To date his company has received over 20 prestigious business awards and was most recently invited to speak with President Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in June 2016.
Edwin is an alumni of The Marketing Academy and a member of The World Economic Forum, The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. He was the first ever social-enterprise to go through the world-renowned accelerator, Y Combinator.
Jeff Bronikowski
President
TRIBECA SHORTLIST
Jeff Bronikowski Info Events
Jeff Bronikowski is President of Tribeca Shortlist, spearheading the development and launch of the new subscription video-on-demand service from Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises. Mr. Bronikowski assumed this role in May 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all creative and business operations for the service, including product design and development, device and distribution partnerships, customer acquisition, content licensing and original content development.
 
An accomplished digital media executive, Mr. Bronikowski has a proven track record growing and launching new digital initiatives. Prior to joining Tribeca Shortlist, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Daily Burn, an IAC company, driving the growth of the leading subscription-based streaming fitness service across a broad range of platforms. Mr. Bronikowski spent much of his career as a senior executive at Universal Music Group, most recently as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Global Digital Initiatives. Mr. Bronikowski has also held GM positions at Yahoo! and AOL Entertainment and an executive position at The Echo Nest, the "big data for music" platform which Spotify acquired in 2014.
 
A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Bronikowski began his entertainment industry career at HBO. He also holds an MBA from New York University's Leonard Stern School of Business, where he has been an adjunct professor for nine years.
Dan Brooks
ECD
SID LEE
Dan Brooks Info Events
Executive Creative Director Dan Brooks has spent his career creating innovative, buzz-worthy, and award-winning work for brands around the globe. Originally a British native, Dan began running a successful digital agency in London, where he created viral content for clients such as Volkswagen, MTV, GlaxoSmithKline, and EA Games. Dan then joined the team at 180 Amsterdam, where he oversaw creative on DHL's largest-ever global campaign, “Speed of Yellow.” He later traveled to South Africa to work on the 2010 World Cup adidas campaign; this work received a Tomorrow Award and CLIO for its success. For this effort, Dan’s work was recognized by the industry as Campaign Magazine’s Advertiser of the Year, the SIS Integrated Campaign of the Year, and the Art Directors Club’s award-winner for Illustration.

After stints in London, Amsterdam, and Montreal, Dan joined Sid Lee New York as a Partner and Executive Creative Director. He has led the charge for Sid Lee’s work with the Absolut brand as well as Sid Lee Collective, an ongoing program that allows Sid Lee employees to work on passion projects under the agency’s name. In the future, Dan is enthusiastic about growing the young talent at Sid Lee while pushing the agency to be not only creative, but the most progressive it can be.
Danielle Brooks
Actress
Danielle Brooks Info Events
Danielle Brooks, is currently making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning revival of The Color Purple. For her performance as the strong and fierce “Sofia”, she was nominated for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and received a Theatre World Award for "Significant Broadway Debut"

Brooks is best known for her role as "Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson" in the Netflix Emmy-nominated series, “Orange is the New Black.” Danielle was the recipient of the Young Hollywood Award for "Breakthrough Actress” and nominated for a NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”. Danielle is the face of Lane Bryant's Fall 2016 Campaign.

Brooks has also appeared in HBO’s “Girls” and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy series, “Master of None.” On the big screen, Brooks voiced two characters for Sony’s “Angry Birds”, and starred in Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind” and, “I Dream Too Much,” which premiered at SXSW.
Jenn Brown
President
CIVIC NATION
Andrew Bruce
CEO
PUBLICIS WORLDWIDE, NORTH AMERICA
Andrew Bruce Info Events
Andrew is CEO, North America of Publicis Worldwide, a new post created in December 2013 after the merger of Publicis Worldwide in the USA and Canada. His responsibilities encompass all Publicis offices across the USA and Canada, including Publicis, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Publicis Modem, Publicis Hawkeye, Riney and Red Lion. Andrew is also CEO for Publicis’ largest North American operation in New York, Publicis Kaplan Thaler.

Andrew has been with Publicis since 1999, most recently as President and CEO of Publicis Canada. When Andrew first joined Publicis, he was charged with shaping and building its floundering Toronto operations. What followed were ten consecutive years of growth and the creation of one of Canada’s most respected and regarded agencies, entrusted with many of Canada’s iconic brands and leading businesses.

Andrew is deeply involved with the Institute of Communications Agencies (ICA), where he serves as Chairman of the Board and Chair of the association’s largest annual event, FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week.
Matt Bruch
Sr. Manager, Data and Programmatic Sales
PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE
Bill Bruno
CEO, North America
EBIQUITY
Bill Bruno Info Events
Bill Bruno is currently CEO of Ebiquity – North America. He began his career as the first employee of Stratigent, the global leader in multi-channel analytics consulting to enterprise level brands. At Stratigent, Bill quickly worked his way up to CEO and led the company through its successful acquisition by Ebiquity in August 2013. He has actively worked in the multi-channel analytics space for over 12 years and has extensive experience helping clients navigate the ever-complex customer journey to generate ROI and create a high-level of transparency across all marketing initiatives.

In addition, Bill helped incubate and grow Ensighten within Stratigent before they became a separate company in 2009. Throughout the years, Bill has gained certification in every major technology within the analytics and marketing space and manages successful partnerships with over 100 solution providers in the industry.

An entrepreneur at heart, Bill is actively involved in the startup community, working with organizations at 1871, a technology incubator in Chicago, to turn visions into reality, raise VC, and guide startups through acquisition as part of his mentorship program. Bill also serves on several advisory boards in the industry, such as at ObservePoint and the Board of Directors for Open Heart Magic, a Chicago-based charity whose purpose is to bring magic to children in hospitals. Bill holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Ilana Bryant
Founder
SPECIAL FORCES
Ilana Bryant Info Events
Ilana Bryant is the Founder of rapid-response strategic consultancy Special Forces. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies like Google and Coty to upstars such as Barkbox and Vice Media. Prior to Special Forces, Ilana was Global Chief Strategy Officer of the StrawberryFrog network and prior to that a Group Strategy Director at BBH, Grey, HHCL and a host of highly-creative shops in London. A keen advocate of purpose-driven marketing, in her spare time she is a dedicated social activist and amateur parent.
Joe Buck
Sportscaster
Mike Bueno
Director, Digital Marketing
WENDY'S
Mike Bueno Info Events
Mike joined Wendy’s in 2015 as Director, Digital Marketing, where he oversees digital advertising, partner relations, social media, digital CRM and loyalty, as well as .com and mobile. Previously, Mike led global digital marketing for vodka brands at Brown-Forman, and spent four years overseeing North American digital efforts for several Dr Pepper brands. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Mike began his career at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas.
Philip Bump
Political Reporter
THE WASHINGTON POST
Philip Bump Info Events
Philip Bump writes about politics for The Fix at The Washington Post where he covers the political landscape telling stories in whatever way makes sense, whether through text, charts and any other means he dreams up.

Bump has written about politics and the environment at Grist and has contributed to The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The Daily and Huffington Post. In 2010, he was a finalist for an S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism Mirror Award for writing about the media.

Bump also serves as a senior designer at Adobe Systems and spent several years running political campaigns in Silicon Valley. He also participated in Americorps, running an after-school program for middle school students.

He is based in New York.
Patrick Burlingham
SVP, People
PLATED
Patrick Burlingham Info Events
Patrick joined Plated in the spring of 2014 as the Head of People. As a key member of the Plated executive team and with an eye toward scaling, he provides oversight of all People operations, systems and initiatives including workforce planning; talent development; and employee recruiting, relations & retention. Previously, he served for six years as the Head of HR for BPC & BluePrint Juice, helping to grow the self-funded start-up to a team of over 220. Following the sale of BluePrint to The Hain Celestial Group, he stayed on for over a year to transition the company.

His coaching and collaborative leadership style was shaped by working for many years on the management and creative side of theatre production; and by over a decade of experience in operations and service in the NYC hospitality industry, opening more than five restaurants & boutique hotels. Patrick holds a BA in communications from Kalamazoo College and received his SPHR designation in 2012.
Megan Burns
Consultant and Former Forrester Exec
Denise Burrell-Stinson
Culture Brand Editor
T BRAND STUDIO
Denise Burrell-Stinson Info Events
Denise Burrell-Stinson is the Culture Editor at T Brand Studio, the brand marketing unit of The New York Times. She has also worked for Lucky magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, the New Yorker and MTV Networks.
Tim Burrowes
Founder
MUMBRELLA
Tim Burrowes Info Events
Tim Burrowes is the founder of Mumbrella which launched in December 2008.

Mumbrella was named website of the year at the Publishers Australia Awards in 2011 and 2012. Tim also curates industry conference Mumbrella360, which was named Conference of the Year at the Australian Event Awards. In 2013 Tim was named Publishers Australian B2B journalist of the year and shortlisted as the Kennedy Awards columnist of the year in 2014.

Prior to Mumbrella, he edited Australian marketing industry magazine B&T.

Before coming to Australia, Tim was the launch editor of the Middle East edition of Campaign magazine.

And in his previous role to that, he was editor of Media Week in the UK. He was twice named the British Society of Magazine Editors’ business editor of the year.

There was also a time when he worked on newspapers. But that was back before computers.
Melanie Butcher
Program Director
IBM COMMERCE UX DESIGN STUDIO
Melanie Butcher Info Events
Melanie Butcher is a serial entrepreneur. She has created and helped to create many small companies, serving as consultant, developer, development manager, product manager and many more. In all of these roles, including her current one as Program Director of the IBM Commerce UX Design Studio, she strives to make design and user interaction natural parts of the development process. She enjoys creating products and doing everything associated with understanding users and their problems with the goal of ensuring that usability goes hand-in-hand with enterprise applications. Melanie studied at Boston University and has been creating cloud-based applications since 1997.....
Ricky Ray Butler
President of Digital
BEN