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Ivka Adam
CEO & Founder
ICONERY
Nigel Adams
Chief Talent Officer
RAZORFISH
Nigel Adams Info Events
Over the course of two decades spent in commercial aviation, Nigel Adams led large cross-functional teams, global operations groups, designed customer service programs and orchestrated turnarounds for failing business units. Nigel’s airline career was highlighted by joining JetBlue in the startup days and launching the customer service division. After 4 years and several JD Powers awards for service excellence, he moved on to a completely new path as an executive coach and leadership consultant – which later led to becoming a member of Rosetta’s Executive Committee and part of Publicis Groupe.

Today as the Chief Talent Officer for Razorfish, Nigel has the responsibility of supporting leaders and teams with a cross-functional People Services team that support the approximately 2400 team members across the Razorfish network brands. He also serves as one of the senior talent leads for the Publicis.Sapient solution hub.
Joey-lyn Addesa
Senior Director, Strategy
MINDSHARE
TJ Adeshola
Senior Partner & Manager of Sports
TWITTER
TJ Adeshola Info Events
TJ is a Senior Manager on the Revenue Partnerships team at Twitter. He works with Sports leagues and rights-holders to develop sponsorship extensions for the world’s top brands on Twitter. TJ “joined the Twitter flock” in 2012, working in Sales strategy assisting marketers in leveraging Twitter Products to achieve their brand
objectives. Prior to Twitter, TJ worked at the Worldwide Leader in Sports. During his four years at ESPN, he worked in Production before eventually moving into Sales Operations supporting ESPN’s Digital properties including ESPN.com and WatchESPN. TJ holds a M.A from the University of Georgia. He’s a member of the
Mosaic Alumni and Friends Association (MAFA – supporting diversity and inclusion the advertising industry) as well as various under-represented youth development programs including Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Evan Adlman
Head of Programmatic
CONDÉ NAST
Miki Agrawal
Co-Founder
THINX
Miki Agrawal Info Events
“Miki Agrawal is a force of nature. She was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology Awards and her Company THINX was named Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions of 2015″. Miki was also the recipient of the TriBeCa Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and was named one of the “Top 20 Millenials on a Mission” by Forbes.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school.
Her next big focus is solving the light bladder leakage problem that moms are facing. Her most recent side project is called TUSHY: For People Who Poop.
Miki is also the Founder of farm-to-table gluten-free pizza concept WILD.
Harper Collins published her book entitled “DO COOL SH*T” on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book hit #1 on Amazon Bestsellers list.
Radha Agrawal
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Chief Creative & Community Officer
DAYBREAKER, THINX
Radha Agrawal Info Events
Radha is a serial social entrepreneur having founded several socially conscious companies. She is the founder and CEO of Super Sprowtz, a leading children's multi-media nutrition education company whose mission is to engage children to make better food choices impacting over 1 million children and counting. Visit SuperSprowtz.com

Her latest undertaking is THINX, a women’s empowerment apparel company that provide a sustainable underwear solution for women during their "time of the month" and beyond. Radha along with her co-founders Miki Agrawal (twin sister) and Antonia Dunbar teamed up with an organization in Uganda to fund reusable cloth pads to get 67 million women in Africa back in school. Buy one, fund seven. They were successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2013. Visit shethinx.com
Stephanie Agresta
Luke Aikins
World Renowned Skydiver
Michael Akkerman
Head of the Marketing Developer Program
PINTEREST
Michael Akkerman Info Events
As Head of the Marketing Developer Program at Pinterest, Michael is responsible for growing and managing the program of partners using the Ads API to run scaleable promoted programs on Pinterest for some of the largest advertisers in the world.

Before joining Pinterest, Michael was a Global Vice President at Kenshoo, an enterprise digital marketing software company. He joined the company in 2009 as one of the founding member of the New York team where he led the global presales organization, managing teams across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

Previously he led Client Services at Mumba Cloud, an integrated social networking platform for employee collaboration. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Michael is always up for a laugh and is constantly exploring new insights in the intersection of advertising and technology. When he’s not traveling, he spends time with his family dreaming of the beach.
Manny Alas
Partner
PWC
Taj Alavi
Global Brand Marketing Lead
INSTAGRAM
Christina Albee
CMO
CUMULUS | WESTWOOD ONE
Christina Albee Info Events
Christina Albee is an accomplished senior marketing executive adept at building brands and executing strategy to generate significant media revenue through creative and strategic marketing platforms, insights and experiential sponsorships. Albee has experience working across multiple media platforms including audio, mobile, digital, and print.

Prior to joining Cumulus Media Inc., Albee was the head of Sales Marketing for Flipboard, where she increased brand presence at marquee industry events such as CES and Cannes Lions. She also established Flipboard’s first in-house creative agency, The Creative Lab, designed to ideate and execute sponsored tent-pole opportunities for major cultural events such as Coachella and The 2016 Rio Olympics.

While serving as CMO at Westwood One, she managed the rebranding of the company from Dial Global Inc. and drove incremental revenue with high-profile event sponsorships for the Super Bowl and The GRAMMYS.
Christina Alejandre
GM of ELEAGUE & VP of eSports
TURNER SPORTS
Christina Alejandre Info Events
Christina Alejandre joined Turner Sports in March 2016 as General Manager of ELEAGUE and Vice President of eSports. In her newly created role, she leads the development and strategy for ELEAGUE, the transformative eSports competitive gaming organization that launched in May.

Christina has more than 15 years of experience in video games and new media, driving business development for global companies. She most recently served as a consultant for Electronic Sports League (ESL) where she identified and developed the core elements to establish the company’s long-term growth in North America.

Prior to ESL, Christina held several high-ranking positions overseeing licensing and partner management, publishing and eSports at Turbine and Warner Bros. Games. She also previously led business development for 38 Studios and Octopi, following positions working on licensing and product development at Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products.
Tamara Alesi
Managing Partner, Integrated Strategic Planning
MEDIACOM
Tamara Alesi Info Events
Tam joined MediaCom in 2015 after an impressive 20-year career with several premier agencies. In her first year at MediaCom, she has reinvented two client businesses, Revlon and Subway. She brought Revlon’s “LOVE IS ON” global positioning to life with the award-winning Tatia Pilieva film, "Love Test,” and rebuilt its entire communications system.

Immediately prior to joining MediaCom, Tam led DigitasLBi’s New York media team and was the agency’s lead on L’Oreal USA, an account that spanned more than 25 luxury, consumer, active and professional brands. Before arriving at Digitas, Tam held executive positions at OMD USA, ZenithOptimedia, The Martin Agency and MEC. She began her marketing career at DDB and McCann Erickson.
At MediaCom, Tam helps bridge creativity and media planning for multiple clients, and she has quickly assumed leadership roles on both Revlon and Subway.
Joe Alicata
Vice President of Revenue Product & Operations
VOX MEDIA
Tina Allan
EVP Director Data Solutions
BBDO
Tina Allan Info Events
Tina Allan joined BBDO New York in November of 2015 in the newly created role of EVP, Director Data Solutions with the goal to help make “the work work even better.” As a member of the agency’s leadership team, she has also been building BBDO’s analytical and marketing science practice – a new division and offering where data x context x creativity is an economic multiplier for clients. Tina came from RAPP, where she worked for 20 years as a Chief Client Officer helping to lead the organization through changes across many of its core data-driven capabilities and disciplines. As a connector, an accelerator and a collaborator, Tina focuses on marrying logic and magic to drive clients’ businesses forward. She is an Executive Member of AWNY and sits on Omnicom’s Digital Council; has spoken at the ANA’s Digital Summit; and most recently, served as a Judge at both the 2016 Global Effies and the Direct Marketing Association Echo Awards.
Todd Allen
VP Global Marketing
STELLA ARTOIS
Todd Allen Info Events
Todd Allen is Global Vice President, Marketing for Stella Artois at Anheuser-Busch InBev. He is responsible for the successful Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” Campaign, a partnership with Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White. In 2015, the campaign helped provide access to clean water to over 290,000 people.  Allen also led the Global Stella Artois “Give Beautifully” Holiday Campaign that featured John Legend and a first of its kind immersive and interactive light installation that literally gave the gift of stars back to NYC and Buenos Aires. Most recently, he developed and launched Stella Artois Le Savoir, an experiential hosting platform rooted in multi-sensorial experiences. Stella Artois Le Savoir is being launched through 3 Global events in Montreal, NYC and Buenos Aires; an immersive dining experience with culinary wizards Bompas & Parr, a world leading entertainment company and a music collaboration with the Roots.
Eric Alt
Editor, Co.Create
FAST COMPANY
Eric Alt Info Events
Eric Alt is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Men’s Journal, Mental Floss, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Spin, Nylon, Playboy, and many others. He helped launch Attack of the Show on the G4 Network as the program’s first Head Writer, has worked as a script consultant and writer for Spike TV, and developed a brand voice across multiple platforms as Senior Copywriter/Editor for the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. After stints in Boston, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles, he currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.
Frank Amorese
Sr. Director of Media
HEINEKEN USA
Ron Amram
Senior Media Director
HEINEKEN
Ron Amram Info Events
Ron Amram is the Senior Media Director at Heineken USA, the leading upscale beer portfolio in the U.S. In this role Ron leads media investment, communications strategy and implementation across paid and earned media for some of the most social and followed brands in the category, including Dos Equis, Newcastle and Tecate, as well as the largest beer brand in the world, Heineken.

Ron has a Management & Technology MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Outside the office Ron lives in New York with his wife and three children.
Heidi Andersen
Senior Director, Global Sales, Marketing Solutions
LINKEDIN
Kelly Andresen
VP of Branded Content
GET CREATIVE
Mandy Antoniacci
Sports Business Columnist
INC. MAGAZINE
Andrew Appel
President & CEO
IRI
Andrew Appel Info Events
Andrew Appel is president and chief executive officer of IRI. Since joining in June 2012, Appel has led IRI’s transformation from a leading insights provider to delivering growth as a technology-focused Big Data company, which integrates the world’s largest repository of otherwise disconnected data sets that lead to purchase on a cloud-based platform. Appel has overseen the development of a variety of products and solutions that leverage Big Data to deliver growth, including IRI’s recently announced enhanced Liquid Data Platform, Shopper Marketing Cloud and Prescriptive Analytics.

In addition, under Appel’s leadership, IRI created a best-of-breed market research ecosystem with over 30 active partnerships, and significantly expanded its business into new industries and markets, including China and Australia. During his tenure, IRI has consistently grown revenue and EBITDA and now serves over 5,000 clients worldwide.

Prior to joining IRI, Appel held a number of senior leadership positions for Chicago-based professional service firms. As chief operating officer at Aon, Appel developed and implemented a successful revenue growth plan for the company. He also led the team responsible for the $5 billion acquisition [and integration] of Hewitt, solidifying Aon's leading position in human resource consulting and outsourcing. Before that, Appel was chief executive officer of two of the firm's three global divisions: Aon Consulting, a leading benefits and human resources consulting firm, and Aon Benfield, the world's largest reinsurance broker. Under his leadership, the divisions achieved operational excellence and improved financial results. Following his time at Aon, Appel served as the senior vice president of Revenue Operations for Accretive Health.

Earlier in his career, Appel was a senior partner at McKinsey and Company, where for 15 years he advised leading global financial institutions on a wide array of operational, strategic and organizational issues. Appel was also a founding member of McKinsey’s Global Business Technology and Operations Practice, which he led for seven years and helped grow from 50 to 300 consultants.

Appel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he was the Henry Ford II scholar. He is a board member of World Business Chicago, Insureon, and the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), and has served on two task forces related to resolving the pension shortfalls of the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago. He and his family reside in the Chicagoland area.
Lee Applbaum
Global CMO
PATRON SPIRITS
Ruth Arber
VP of Strategic Accounts
ADAPTLY
Ruth Arber Info Events
Ruth leads the strategy team at Adaptly, working with brands to understand their objectives and provide tailored strategic solutions. Starting her career as a Facebook biddable specialist over 6 years ago she has a developed an in-depth knowledge of the activation, campaign management & strategy across a range of Paid Social channels. London born, she moved to New York 18 months ago to work in Adaptly’s HQ to work on key accounts and entertain clients with her British accent.
Allison Arden
Author
THE BOOK OF DOING
Kristi Argyilan
Senior Vice President, Media and Guest Engagement
TARGET
Kristi Argyilan Info Events
Kristi Argyilan joined Target as Senior Vice President of Media and Guest Engagement in July 2014. In her current role, Argyilan is responsible for leading and integrating Target’s paid, earned, owned and shared media initiatives. Since her arrival, her team has spearheaded several key campaigns, including Target Holiday, Target Style and The Grammy’s as well as expansion of all digital capabilities including Search and Target’s private digital media marketplace, The Bullseye Marketplace.

Prior to Target, Argyilan led Mediabrands Automated Marketplace Development as President of MAGNA Global NA and expanded it to include trading desks, advanced analytics, technology in complement to custom content, and strategy. In 2014, Argyilan was named by AdAge as a Woman to Watch.

Argyilan received a BA in Music: Voice from Northern Illinois University. She worked with the Dean of Music to create a couture degree in Arts Management that included roles in the Chicago area arts scene.
Chris Ariens
TV & Media Editor
ADWEEK
Tim Armstrong
Chairman & CEO
AOL
Tim Armstrong Info Events
Tim Armstrong is CEO of AOL Inc., a leading global media technology company headquartered in New York City and operating in over 20 countries worldwide. Today, AOL serves nearly 500 million consumers every month across the globe, and maintains partnerships with thousands of the world's leading companies. AOL owns, builds and operates global media brands and provides technology and services to over 10,000 other brands and media companies. Under Tim’s leadership, AOL was acquired by Verizon for 4.4 billion dollars on May 12, 2015.

Prior to joining AOL, Tim spent almost a decade at Google, where he served as President of Google's Americas Operations and Senior Vice President of Google Inc. as well as serving on the company's global operating committee. Tim started in his career by co-founding a newspaper in Boston, MA before moving into the Internet industry, where he has worked as a team member, investor or co-founder at numerous companies, including Starwave (sold to Disney / ESPN / ABC Internet Ventures), Snowball (IPO), Associated Content (sold to Yahoo), and Patch (sold to AOL). Tim has also been an active investor in the start-up community, both on and offline.  

Tim serves on the board of The Priceline Group, Inc., the New York regional board of Teach for America, the Waterside Charter School in Stamford, CT, as Chairman Emeritus for the Ad Council, and as a trustee for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He also acts as an advisor to the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm driven by former Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, General Stan McChrystal. Additionally, Tim is the chairman of the IAB Education Foundation, a new non-profit working to improve diversity and close the skills gap across the digital media and advertising landscape. An ardent champion of community service, Tim was honored by the Ad Council with their 60th Annual Public Service Award in 2013. 

Tim is a graduate of Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He has served as a trustee for both. 
Jeff Arnold
Founder & CEO
SHARECARE
Andrew Arthur
SVP, Product Lead on Data Partnerships
GFK MRI
Robin Arzon
@RobinNYC
Eric Asche
CMO
LEGACY/TRUTH INITIATIVE
Ross Asdourian
Head of Production and Producer
RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE
Ross Asdourian Info Events
Ross Asdourian (@asdo) is a producer for Red Bull Media House, heading all productions in the east. He creates branded digital content on a team wholly responsible for activating it across non-commercial channels. Prior to Red Bull, Ross worked as Creative Director of Branded Content at the NBC News Group. There he executed the company¹s first million dollar all digital deal and managed the partnership with NowThis, a social news distributor. Although currently in New York, Ross formerly resided in Seattle, where he worked as an Interactive Producer at Banyan Branch, sat on the board as a youth adviser for the Washington Global Health Alliance, and produced a hyper local comedy show, Local Brew, that still runs in the Pacific Northwest. Outside of work, he is an author, a street art gallery curator in New York, a speaking coach, and teaches ³Improv for People Who Never Want to do Improv.²
Beth Avellini
Global Creative Director
GREY NEW YORK
Meredith Avery
Account Director, Channel Plus
FULLSCREEN MEDIA
Meredith Avery Info Events
Meredith Avery, Account Director, Channel Plus at Fullscreen Media oversees the New York team, providing growth strategy, analytics and YouTube operations for clients such as Mattel, GE, Condé Nast UK, Meredith Corporation, Bravo, Oxygen, USA Network, Syfy, and the Ad Council. Meredith has been a part of Fullscreen Media NYC since it opened its doors 3.5 years ago and in that time has collaborated with more that 40 major brands and 80+ YouTube channels. Prior to joining Fullscreen Media, Meredith helped develop independent films and long-form television with Stan & Deliver Films and Once Upon A Time Films and supported the finance team at Universal Music Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Priscilla Aydin
Associate Director, Primary Research & Insights
ANNALECT GROUP
Afdhel Aziz
Brand Director
ABSOLUT VODKA, USA
Afdhel Aziz Info Events
Afdhel Aziz is a brand strategist and marketing expert who has worked for brands such as Procter & Gamble, Heineken, Absolut and Nokia, in London and New York. He is currently Director of Absolut Labs in the USA, a think tank and idea incubator that uses art, music and technology to find ways to make nightlife more inclusive and innovative.He has been a featured speaker at the Cannes Lions, SXSW, Advertising Week and more, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, Fast Company, The Guardian,Coolhunting, Billboard, Hypebeast and more. Passionate about social entrepreneurship, he is also the co-author of the book 'Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn' which is coming out in 2016 from ReganArts, and is available to pre-order on Amazon now.
David Azulay
Global Account Lead
RAPP
David Azulay Info Events
David is responsible for leading the strategic input, alignment, oversight and day-to-day operations around demand generation, CRM and sales support for one of RAPP’s global technology clients.

David has spearheaded the creation and launch of OPEN Pride, Omnicom’s LGBT employee resource group dedicated to promoting acceptance and advocacy, creating opportunities for leadership, visibility, community involvement, networking and business.

David has over 20 years of agency experience managing clients including SAP, Microsoft, Symantec, AT&T/DIRECTV, T-Mobile and American Express. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MBA from the George Washington University.