Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Barry Wacksman
EVP, Global Chief Strategy Officer
R/GA
Barry Wacksman Info Events
Barry Wacksman is the Global Chief Strategy Officer of R/GA, overseeing business transformation, insights/planning, data/analytics, and business development. The co-author of Connected by Design (2014, Jossey-Bass/Wiley), Barry’s articles have been published widely, and he has presented at conferences around the world. Barry is a key architect of R/GA’s vision of “The Connected Age,” which focuses on growing brands through a connected ecosystem of products, services and communications, helping achieve differentiation in an otherwise commoditized marketplace. Since joining R/GA in 1999, Barry led the charge to acquire many of the world-class brands that make up R/GA’s client roster, including Nike, Samsung, L’Oreal, and Unilever. Barry serves as Chairperson of the board of Miami Ad School, and on the board of directors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Educational Foundation and Pilobolus Dance Theatre.
Tim Waddell
Director of Product Marketing
ADOBE
Tim Waddell Info Events
Tim Waddell is the director of product marketing for Adobe advertising solutions, which provide marketers the capabilities to measure, manage and optimize multi-channel marketing campaigns. With data and technology today, advertisers can create campaigns to reach their target audiences with a specific message at the right time in the right place. These capabilities will drive conversion, increase retention and ultimately deliver a profitable marketing portfolio.

Tim brings significant digital marketing experience having built and managed the Bing marketing analytics team at Microsoft. He also managed MSN’s commerce team, driving the demand generation program.
John Wagner
VP, Published Media
PHD
Deborah Wahl
CMO
MCDONALD'S
Deborah Wahl Info Events

Deborah Wahl brings 25 years of experience in the marketing industry to her role as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s USA.
A member of the McDonald’s U.S. Leadership Team, Wahl plays an integral role in the development of the company’s growth strategies and overall brand positioning. Working with what McDonald’s calls the “three-legs of the stool” (company, operators and suppliers/agencies), Wahl and her team have led the brand through an extensive transformation, unlocking value by bringing customer-driven innovations like All Day Breakfast to life and making food the center of everything they do.
Deborah’s past experience includes the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PulteGroup, Chief Marketing Officer for Chrysler brands and various marketing leadership roles at Lexus, Toyota and Ford.
Wahl currently serves on the boards of the ANA, AAF, and AD Council.
Wahl earned a MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a Master of International Studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of International Studies. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wellesley College. Known for her data and insights-driven approach and for using innovative tools and technology, in 2007, she was named by FORTUNE magazine as one of four women to watch in business.
A native of Michigan, Wahl now lives in the Chicago area with her son, Alexander.
Wendy Wahl
VP, Enterprise Marketing Consumer Health and Services
AETNA
Wendy Wahl Info Events
Wendy Wahl is VP, Enterprise Marketing at Aetna.  She is responsible for advertising, media, social and brand strategy across the enterprise, as well as marketing for Aetna’s Consumer Business and Aetna’s provider Businesses. She also leads the in-house agency.
 
Prior to joining Aetna, Wendy spent 18 years in advertising in NYC where she was most recently EVP, Head of Marketing Strategy and the North American Healthcare Practice Lead for Omnicom’s RAPP.  In addition to leading client relationships with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Merck, she also led Marketing Strategy for consumer-centric clients such as Google, Delta, American Express, Starwood and Target.

Wendy also held senior level roles at Digitas and Publicis where she partnered with her clients to develop everything from social strategy to new product development to brand strategy.
Hunter Walker
National Affairs Correspondent
YAHOO NEWS
Hunter Walker Info Events
Hunter Walker is a national affairs correspondent for Yahoo News. Prior to joining the Yahoo News team, Hunter was politics editor and senior political correspondent for Business Insider. Other posts have included Talking Points Memo, The New York Observer, and The Daily. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Tara Walpert Levy
VP of Agency and Media Solutions
GOOGLE
Tara Walpert Levy Info Events
Tara Walpert Levy leads the Americas Agency team at Google & YouTube, driving strategic partnerships that help media, creative, and performance agencies prosper in a digital age. She is also responsible for Google’s media specialist sales teams ranging from U.S. Hispanic to Sponsorships and Media Programs. Before this, Tara led Google’s Ads Marketing team focused on large advertisers and agencies and was also responsible for advertiser communications and market development for YouTube and DoubleClick worldwide.

Prior to Google, Tara was the President of Visible World. She also spent six years at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader of the Global Media & Entertainment and Sales & Marketing groups.

In 2013, Tara was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement. She has also been named by Fast Company as one of the “Most Creative People in Business,” by Advertising Age as a “Women to Watch,” and by Crain’s as one of NYC’s “40 Under 40.”
Sean Walsh
Director of Communications & Media Relations
MAILONLINE
Aaron Walton
Co-Founder and Partner
WALTON ISAACSON
Aaron Walton Info Events
Aaron Walton is co-founder of Walton Isaacson (WI), a full-service advertising agency, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Miami. Walton’s creativity and strategic acumen have made him one of the most admired executives throughout the Advertising, Brand Marketing and Entertainment Industry. Named 2015 Advertising Executive of the Year at Target Market News’ MAAX Awards (Marketing to African Americans with Excellence), Entrepreneur of the Year by the Asian Business Association of Orange County, and received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from Better Brothers Los Angeles, an LGBT Youth focused organization. Walton also was elected by Ebony Magazine to the “2013 POWER 100” list, and is a member of the OUT 100 list of the most influential LGBT leaders in the U.S. A past Black Enterprise and Ad Age Agency of the Year, Walton Isaacson was ranked one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014.
Doreen Wang
Global Head of BrandZ
MILLWARD BROWN
Geri Wang
President, ABC Sales
ABC
Geri Wang Info Events
As president of ABC Sales, Geri Wang leads a team of more than 275 executives and staff responsible for advertising sales and integrated marketing initiatives. Promoted to this position in February 2010, Ms. Wang has been instrumental in extending advertising opportunities and value beyond the traditional broadcast network into innovative approaches to new media and digital applications. She oversees a business group generating multi-billion-dollar revenues annually, through offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.
Ms. Wang’s senior executive role encompasses ABC Primetime, ABC Daytime, ABC News, ABC Late-Night, ABC Interactive/Digital and ABC Sales Development. She also guides the sales and integrated marketing efforts for Disney/ABC Unlimited, the cross-divisional sales unit of The Walt Disney Company; Disney/ABC Domestic Television Syndication Group; and SOAPNet. Ms. Wang reports directly to Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Since joining ABC in 1990, Ms. Wang has advanced through various positions of increasing responsibility, gaining hands-on sales and management experience in all dayparts. Her wide-ranging expertise and advertising sales success led to her appointment as senior vice president of Primetime Sales in 2000 and, a decade later, to her current position as president of ABC Sales.
A self-professed “research and numbers fanatic who loves a good spreadsheet,” Ms. Wang has long been recognized for her adept research and analytical skills, coupled with her ability to quickly adapt business metrics in an evolving media environment. While at the helm of ABC Primetime Sales, she is also credited with forging closer operational and creative ties with the Network’s Primetime Entertainment Group. This has further expanded ABC’s leadership in developing new branding and integration opportunities such as interstitial promercials, webisodes and ABC’s pioneering advertiser-supported iPad app.
Ms. Wang is a board member of the American Advertising Federation, and she mentors young people through both the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communication and the ABC Media Networks programs. She has been honored as one of Advertising Age magazine’s “Women to Watch” and has been named to the “Mediaweek 50″ list of top media executives in the U.S. Ms. Wang began her career as a media research analyst at Grey Advertising and is a graduate of Ithaca College.
Ying Wang
Director, Advisory Services
FREEWHEEL
Ying Wang Info Events
Ying Wang
Director, Advisory Services

As Director of Advisory Services at FreeWheel, Ying Wang leads the company's business advisory practice. In this role, she partners with enterprise and emerging media companies to develop and execute strategies for digital video that improve viewer experience, maximize yield, and grow revenue.

Prior to FreeWheel, Ying advised media and retail companies as part of Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy, and worked in Digital Distribution for the international division of Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Bobby Ware
Partner & Head of Business Affairs
AMUSEMENT PARK ENTERTAINMENT
Susan Warner
VP, Internal Communications & Employee Engagement
MASTERCARD
Susan Warner Info Events
Susan serves as Vice President, Worldwide Communications, responsible for global internal communications and employee volunteerism. She joined the company in 2011 and in 2014, she developed and launched Girls4Tech™, the company’s first global employee volunteer initiative.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Susan held the position of Sr. Director, Corporate Communications for Time Warner Cable, where she was responsible for employee engagement and internal communications. In addition, she led Time Warner’s worldwide literacy program, Time To Read, and created two signature STEM curriculums for Time Warner Cable. Susan also held positions with Allied Domecq, World Wrestling Entertainment and UST. She began her career in public relations at Fleishman-Hillard.

During her career, Susan earned numerous communication awards including six Beacon Awards from the Association of Cable Communicators, a Silver Anvil, a Diamond Sabre and a Corporate Literacy Quill award.
Tiffany R. Warren
SVP & Chief Diversity Officer
OMNICOM GROUP
Tiffany R. Warren Info Events
As Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group, Tiffany leads the strategy that enhances the Omnicom vision to be a world class, benchmark company for sustainable diversity and inclusion and aligning this critical practice with the company’s business objectives and clients’ results. She oversees a team focused on Omnicom-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women, people of color and LGBT’s in an inclusive work culture.

Recognized as a leader in the field of diversity, Tiffany is a talent strategist with 20+ years of championing diverse professionals in the advertising industry. In 2005, she founded ADCOLOR, which has launched the ADCOLOR Industry Conference, ADCOLOR Awards and ADCOLOR University. As President of ADCOLOR, she is deeply involved in the direction the industry is taking around diversity.

In addition to her roles with Omnicom and ADCOLOR, Tiffany serves on the boards for several organizations such as GLAAD, The AAF, and The Ghetto Film School. She is also a member of the 4A's Diversity Committee and chairs the AAF Mosaic Center Executive Council, through which she helps prepare diverse talent to soar in careers with longevity and purpose.

Tiffany was honored as an Advertising Age Woman to Watch, AAF District 2 "Role Model" Diversity Achievement Award, AAF Hall of Achievement Inductee and The Jack Avrett Volunteer Award Recipient (the youngest in the awards history), Black Enterprise Top Executives in Diversity, AAF Pioneer in Diversity Award (Omnicom Group), 4A's MAIP Gladiator Award and the National Association Black Journalists' Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award Recipient.
Shannon Washington
Senior Creative Director
INVNT
Shannon Washington Info Events
Labeled as a 'Next Gen CEO' by Refinery 29, Shannon Washington is a working Creative Director, Travel Blogger + Publisher and Forever Fly Girl.

Currently, Shannon is a Senior Creative Director at live media agency INVNT, where she focuses on strategizing live and digital media experiences for brands like PepsiCo, Intel, and Time Inc with People, InStyle and Essence Magazines. Before INVNT, Shannon served as a lead Digital Creative Director at GREY New York, where she focused on both beauty and lifestyle brands such as Pantene and Pandora Jewelry and new business pitches.

Jason Waskey
President
CIVIC NATION
Kate Watts
Managing Director
HUGE
Doug Weaver
Founder & CEO
UPSTREAM GROUP, INC.
Doug Weaver Info Events
Over the past 18 years, Doug Weaver has worked with over 600 leading companies including Facebook, BuzzFeed, ESPN, Yahoo!, Apple, Twitter, Fox Sports, Refinery 29, Cars.com, Acxiom, USA TODAY, CBS Digital Media, YuMe, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Universal, MediaMath and The New York Times. For these clients and many others, he’s trained thousands of Internet media and technology sellers through both public and private workshops focusing on sales strategy and digital landscape perspective.

Doug has been a frequent moderator, host and keynote speaker at leading conferences produced by the IAB, AdExchanger, iMedia, PubMatic and AdMonsters. For the past 14 years, he’s hosted Seller Forum, the industry’s only peer-to-peer networking and content event just for digital sales leaders. And each week he writes The Drift, a provocative industry blog that directly reaches nearly 5,000 top industry executives and is syndicated and referred to thousands more.

After a 15-year career in print advertising sales with companies like Hearst and Condé Nast, Doug became advertising director and east coast employee number one for Wired Magazine in 1994, and sold some of the Web’s first ads on the company’s Hot Wired site. He then served as vice president of sales for Firefly Network, a pioneering company in personalization, targeting and community.

Doug was elected to the Board of Directors for the Internet (now “Interactive”) Advertising Bureau in 1997 and managed the development of both the IAB Roadshow (the organization’s first omnibus presentation to marketers) and the IAB Professional Development Series (its first seller training initiative.) In 1999, he received the first IAB Service Award for commitment and contribution to the industry; In 2007 Doug received the “Oldtimers Award” from the Aspen Group, a gathering of top digital agencies; In 2011, ad:tech honored him with its Industry Achievement Award for lifetime service; And in 2016, 212 NYC presented Doug with its Thought Leadership Award.

Doug’s company, Upstream Group, Inc. is based near his home in Vermont, which he shares with his wife and partner of 29 years, Sharon Richards. They have two grown daughters, Lucy & Madeline. Doug is a grateful beneficiary of public education, and a proud graduate of both Long Beach City College and California State University, Fullerton.
Mitchell Weinstein
SVP, Director of Ad Operations
IPG MEDIABRANDS
Mitchell Weinstein Info Events
Evan Magliocca
Priscilla Aydin
Joe  Weisberg 
Creator, Co- Showrunner, The Americans
FX NETWORK
Joe  Weisberg  Info Events
Joe Weisberg grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  After studying Soviet History in college, he worked in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the early 1990’s.  After leaving the agency, he worked as a teacher and novelist.  Joe created FX Network’s critically acclaimed The Americans, now entering its fourth season, on which he currently serves as Co-
Showrunner.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
Mike Welch
VP, Head of Strategy, Product and Business Development
AT&T ADWORKS
Mike Welch Info Events
Mike Welch is the Vice President, Head of Strategy, Product and Business Development for AT&T AdWorks, the advertising sales division of AT&TEntertainment Group (EG). AT&T AdWorks monetizes advertising inventory across AT&T’s television, online, and mobile platforms. Welch works directly with key partners and technology providers to develop and execute advanced TV and digital advertising offerings that reach target audiences across multiple screens.

Prior to joining AT&T AdWorks, Mike held various leadership positions at AT&T. He was Vice President, Sales for the Southwest Region of AT&T Advertising Solutions, where he was responsible for a base of 200,000 customers and $500 million in annual revenue across a five-state region comprised of Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. He led a 600-person sales team that provided customers with a complete suite of print, online, search, andmobile advertising products that helped brands grow their business.

Before that, Mike served as Vice President, Sales Operations for AT&T Advertising Solutions. In that role, he was responsible for consolidating and standardizing the division’s operational support across the U.S. He managed training, IT prioritization and implementation, budgeting/ forecasting/reporting, market assigments/ segmentation, and process improvements.

Previously, he served as Vice President, Select Accounts for Business Communications Services, AT&T Midwest. In that position, Mike led a team of 750 employees in the direct, indirect (distributor), and acquisition channels, responsible for selling voice and data solutions to small and medium businesses throughout Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Those business customers, ranging in size from 10-300 employees, generated annual AT&T revenues of $600 million.

Mike started his career with AT&T (Ameritech) in 1997, after spending seven years in sales at the Pillsbury Company, where he was responsible for several key Midwest accounts.

Mike is extremely active in the advertising community, serving as a board member for both the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB).

Mike graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications.

Now residing in Westlake, TX, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Rick Welday
President
AT&T ADWORKS
Rick Welday Info Events
Rick Welday is President of AT&T AdWorks, the advertising sales division of AT&T Entertainment Group (EG). Under Welday’s leadership, AT&T AdWorks has generated over $1B+ in annual sales revenue. Welday leads a team that works directly with national brand clients and media agencies to develop and execute advanced TV, digital, and cross-screen advertising campaigns that reach target audiences across TV, mobile and online.
Most recently at AT&T, Welday has held positions leading the Customer Care organization, ATT.com and integration efforts combining the Mobility and Wired businesses.
In a prior role, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for AT&T's consumer segment, with responsibility for all marketing of consumer phone, broadband and television service including the launch of AT&T U-verse Service. He also served as Senior Vice President, Sales for AT&T Yellow Pages and Internet Yellow Page services, and has also held senior roles in advertising and network services.
During his 26-year career with AT&T (previously SBC and Southwestern Bell), Welday has held a variety of other positions with the company, including two international assignments in Mexico and Switzerland. He worked to improve customer service with Telmex while living in Mexico City. He later served as President of the AT&T business in Switzerland, then the largest mobile competitor to Swisscom.
Welday is a strong voice within the advertising and media industry. He serves as a board member for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Digital.
Welday graduated from Baylor University in 1990 with a double major in Finance and Management. He and his wife, also a Baylor graduate, live in Dallas with their two children. He has been active in church, Young Life, and H.I.S. Bridge Builders. Welday has served on a variety of boards and committees in communities he has lived, including the Arthritis Foundation, United Way and the Baylor Business School.
Scott Wells
CEO
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR
Scott Wells Info Events
Scott Wells is Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which includes out of home advertising businesses in the U.S., Canada, and LatAm, including Clear Channel Airports. Wells is responsible for vision and strategy across all functions, ensuring Clear Channel Outdoor Americas’ premium locations and increasingly digital technologies help solve marketing challenges for national and local advertising clients.

Wells joined Clear Channel Outdoor Americas from Bain Capital, where he served as an operating partner. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Wells served in interim executive leadership roles at Clear Channel Outdoor in the U.S. and internationally as part of his responsibilities at Bain Capital, a stakeholder in Clear Channel Outdoor. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Wells held executive roles at Dell, Bain & Co., and AT&T. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Achievement Network, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and the Ad Council.
Brian West
Director, Research
ABC
Brian West Info Events
Brian West is Director of Multiplatform Measurement Strategy in ABC Research, where he’s responsible for telling the story of ABC’s multiplatform viewership through the use of existing data sets and new measurement opportunities. Brian leads a team who act as strategic advisors for new initiatives around traditional and digital media, with a focus on both measuring and monetizing ABC’s viewership.
Molly West
VP Global Business Operations
ESPN
Molly West Info Events
Molly West oversees the television advertising sales operations team. Her responsibilities include strategy to achieve Ad Sales revenue goals, driving effective processes for the day to day business, improving technology, oversite of accurate commercial traffic and scheduling, and resource management to support market complexities. Prior to her current role, Molly was a Senior Director, International Ad Sales Operations where she drove operational strategy for the growing International division and leveraged best practices between the US and International teams. In addition to her core responsibilities, Molly mentors a number of individuals both internally and externally to ESPN. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Champion for the Sales and Marketing team. She graduated from Cornell in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Molly was a goalie and team captain for the field hockey team and was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
David Westin
Anchor
BLOOMBERG TV
David Westin Info Events
David Westin is an anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Westin was president of ABC News from 1997 through 2010. He oversaw the network's global coverage including the 2008 economic crisis, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

Before taking the helm at ABC News, Westin was President of the ABC Television Network and General Counsel of the parent company, Capital Cities/ABC. He was a partner and associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington and, immediately after law school, clerked for J. Edward Lumbard on the Second Circuit and for Lewis F. Powell on the Supreme Court. He serves on the boards of the Newseum, Save the Children, and the City University of New York Journalism School.

During Westin’s tenure at ABC News, the news organization earned 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, 13 Alfred I. DuPont Awards, four George Polk Awards, more than 40 News & Documentary Emmys and more than 40 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Westin graduated from the University of Michigan with a Philosophy degree with honors and distinction. He went on to earn a JD degree summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Deborah Westphal
CEO
TOFFLER ASSOCIATES
Deborah Westphal Info Events
As CEO of Toffler Associates, Deborah brings skills and insights honed over 30 years working with some of the top minds and leaders of governments and Fortune 100 companies. Recruited to join the firm she now leads by its eponymous founder and respected business futurist Alvin Toffler, Deborah exhibited early on a keen ability to connect global dots signifying future risks, help leaders understand the impact and architect plans to meet those threats. She has an MBA from Webster University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and has completed extensive continuing education with Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. Deborah also is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and is a sought-after speaker for events focusing on organizational transformation, the future of space and the future threats and opportunity landscape.
Jon Wexler
Vice President, Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing
ADIDAS
Madison Wharton
CPO
DDB NEW YORK
Madison Wharton Info Events
Madison Wharton Marks is the Chief Production Officer at DDB New York, where she is responsible for creating a new operational model and new capabilities for the integrated needs of the agency. Prior to DDB New York, Wharton Marks was the Executive Director of Production at The Barbarian Group's New York office, head of integrated production at Momentum Worldwide and before that was a producer at CP+B and Heavy.com. Her experience ranges from digital, broadcast and experiential with American Express, Coca Cola, Burger King and Microsoft and she's received awards from Cannes, the Clios and D&AD.
Ken Wheaton
Editor
ADAGE
Ken Wheaton Info Events
Ken Wheaton is the editor of Advertising Age. He still enjoys broadcast TV, watches many of the commercials and believes that interruptive advertising, when done right, is an effective marketing tool. A published novelist, he does all of his reading on his phone.
Simon Whitcombe
Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions
FACEBOOK
Simon Whitcombe Info Events
Simon Whitcombe currently leads the eCommerce, Travel, Education and Consumer Services verticals within Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook. Simon has more than 20 years of traditional and digital media experience in the Technology, eCommerce, Entertainment and Games industries including being a co-founder of IGN.com in 1996 and SVP of the Games Division at Future US where he launched and managed brands such as The Official Xbox Magazine and GamesRadar.com.


Before joining Facebook Simon served as Vice President/GM of the Games and Entertainment Group at CBS Interactive where he oversaw GameSpot and Metacritic amongst others. Since joining Facebook in 2012, Simon has overseen 6 verticals that include Games, Tech/Telco and Entertainment.
Cindy Whitehead

THE PINK CEILING
Cindy Whitehead Info Events
Cindy Whitehead is founder / CEO of The Pink Ceiling, an organization that invests in businesses with innovative breakthroughs for issues affecting women. The company's first partnership is with Undercover Colors, a startup that is developing a wearable nail technology to detect date rape drugs in spiked drinks. A major champion of women’s rights, Cindy is best-known for bringing “female Viagra” - Addyi, a female libido pill - through FDA-approval and selling it for $1 billion USD (she is one of the only women in history to have a billion dollar exit).
Don Wilcox
Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services
PBS
Wendy Wildfeuer
Senior Vice President, Client Solutions Digital Entertainment
NBCU
Wendy Wildfeuer Info Events
Wendy Wildfeuer was named Senior Vice President, The Content Studio, in March of 2016. The Content Studio was created by NBCUniversal to serve as a developer, producer and distributor of original content on behalf of brands. Previously, Wildfeuer was Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Digital Entertainment.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal in March of 2014, Wildfeuer spent 15 years working at Alloy Digital, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing.

She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, with a B.A. in Advertising.
Rob Wilk
Vice President, Head of North America Search Sales
MICROSOFT
Rob Wilk Info Events
Rob Wilk heads North America Search Sales and is responsible for building and scaling Microsoft’s search advertising offerings in the United States and Canada, with more than $2.7 billion in sales annually. His organization manages the strategic account relationships between Microsoft and key clients and advertising agencies.
Rob has 20 years of advertising and media experience with the majority specifically focused on digital media and paid search on both the agency and publisher sides. Before joining Microsoft, Rob was the founding Vice President of Sales at Foursquare, responsible for building the sales team and leading sales initiatives across Foursquare brand and agency partners. Prior to Foursquare, Rob worked at Yahoo leading a team of US- and Canada-based employees tasked with driving optimal paid search performance for Yahoo’s biggest advertisers with yearly revenue of nearly $1 billion. He oversaw the field search account management team, the global search account management team and the award-winning search optimization and strategy team.
Rob is a nationally recognized paid search expert and has spoken at Search Engine Strategies Conference, Search Marketing Expo Conference, Search Insider Summit and many more. He was also co-chair of the SEMPO NY Tech Meetup.
Donnie Williams
Chief Digital Officer
HORIZON MEDIA
Greg Williams
Co-Founder, GM Media Products
MEDIAMATH
Greg Williams Info Events
Greg leads MediaMath’s business development efforts globally. In this role, Greg creates business and technology relationships with partners and oversees MediaMath’s OPEN Partnership program. Having focused his career at the intersection of marketing and technology, Greg is an expert in automation and large-scale technology offerings. Leveraging his unique blend of business and technical skills, Greg works with clients and with data and inventory partners across media channels to help them build their businesses on MediaMath’s TerminalOne platform.

Prior to his move to London, Greg managed all internal and external reporting and analyses from MediaMath’s New York headquarters. In this role, Greg spearheaded the design, development, and management of MediaMath’s analytics platform. Before co-founding MediaMath, Greg led advertiser media strategy at [x+1], working with global brands on website and media optimization.
Jesse Williams
Actor, Activist
Jesse Williams Info Events
Ibtihaj Muhammed
Kevin Merida
Katie Williams
Head of Brand Equity
NA GUM & CANDY
Katie Williams Info Events
Katie Williams
Luke Aikins
Mark Williamson
Global Head of Artist Services
SPOTIFY
Mark Williamson Info Events
Mark Williamson leads the Spotify Artist Services team which is dedicated to building relationships and partnerships with artists, and their teams, around the world. Mark joined Spotify in early 2011 and recently re-located to Los Angeles to cut down on the commute from London.
Jamia Wilson
Executive Director
WOMEN, ACTION AND THE MEDIA
Jamia Wilson Info Events
As Executive Director of Women, Action, & the Media, TED Prize Storyteller, and former Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade.

As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.
Kiva Wilson
Diversity Business Partner, Global Marketing Solutions
FACEBOOK
Kiva Wilson Info Events
Kiva Wilson, Ed.M., serves as a Diversity Business Partner for Facebook’s Global Marketing Solutions organization. She partners with business and recruiting leadership to develop diversity outreach and recruitment strategies, whilst managing partnerships aimed at growing the representation of historically underrepresented communities in tech. As part of Facebook’s Global Diversity team, she focuses on finding, growing and keeping exceptional talent. Earlier in her career, Kiva managed the U.S. Peace Corps’ Office of Diversity & National Outreach. There she worked with the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and others to boost interest in international service. Kiva holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard University.
Regina Wilson
Firefighter and President of the Vulcan Society
NYFD
Regina Wilson Info Events
Regina Wilson is a firefighter for the FDNY and the president of The Vulcan Society. She is the first woman president for the organization. From 2007 to 2011, she led the United Women Firefighters as president. She was only the 12th African-American woman to join the FDNY when she entered the force in 1999.

During the September 11 attacks in 2001, she was on the scene as one of the first responders at the World Trade Center site. Seven members of her firehouse — Engine 219 in Park Slope, Brooklyn — died that day. She has spoken out about how the presence of women at Ground Zero went unrecognized — as have the sacrifices of female firefighters in general.

Wilson remains one of only 10 African-African women on a force of more than 10,000 firefighters and officers, according to the Vulcan Society.
Tony Wilson
Writer, Illustrator
TODAY IN NERD HISTORY
Maria Winans
CMO
IBM COMMERCE
Maria Winans Info Events
Maria Winans is responsible for defining and executing the marketing strategy to deliver higher value solutions to clients. As the CMO for the IBM Commerce Business Unit, Ms. Winans embraces her leadership role to make IBM the go-to brand for clients on C2B (customer-to-business) and cognitive commerce. Fueled by cognitive technologies and real-time insights, IBM Commerce solutions help forward thinking leaders in marketing, selling and merchandising and supply chain execution with embedded expertise, advice and recommendations to make better decisions, turn insight into action and deliver innovation.
Dawn Winchester
CDO
PUBLICIS
Jerry Wind
Academic Director
THE WHARTON FUTURE OF ADVERTISING PROGRAM
Matthew Witt
EVP, Brand Experiences
TRISECT
Matthew Witt Info Events
Matt is an industry thought leader on marketing technology and business strategy, has been published by outlets that include Wired.com, Digiday, Venture Beat and Adobe’s CMO.com and has been invited onto panels by SXSW, the AICP, Mobile Marketer and OMMA.
Darin Wolf
EVP of Media and Sponsorship
LIVE NATION
Darin Wolf Info Events
Darin Wolf is Executive Vice President of Live Nation Media & Sponsorships, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment company. Wolf oversees a staff of more than 50 brand specialists focused on implementing and executing high impact, award-winning, non-traditional marketing programs and special events that deliver results for Live Nation clients. Their portfolio includes some of the biggest global brands in the business including Citi, Pepsi, Kellogg’s, Hilton Hotels, Anheuser Busch, Red Bull, Salesforce, SAP, AT&T, Smirnoff and many more.

Prior to his leadership position at Live Nation, Darin spent ten successful years in brand management, promotion, and event marketing for packaged goods companies including Labatt USA and Kraft Foods. While at Labatt USA, Darin led the turnaround of its largest, but fledgling brand, Rolling Rock, and created a unique, music property – The Rolling Rock Town Fair – that brought over 30,000 people to the brand’s isolated hometown in Latrobe, PA. Darin’s brainchild was recognized in numerous marketing trade publications and helped to earn him the prestigious “Marketer of the Next Generation” award presented by Brandweek magazine.
Whitney Wolfe
Founder & CEO
BUMBLE
Whitney Wolfe Info Events
Whitney Wolfe was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, until she and her family moved to Paris at the age of 11. She returned to Utah to complete the American High School experience and to prepare for college. She went to SMU in Dallas, Texas and majored in International Studies after being rejected by the Advertising/Marketing School. She has since been called a "Marketing Genius" by outlets such as Medium.com and Bloomberg. She spent a year at La Sorbonne via SMU during university and is fluent in French. She had a passion to help people but was also business-minded. 


She started two companies while in college, the first being the "Help Us Project", a charity-geared company inspired by the BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. "Help Us" bags became a popular a line of organic bamboo totes supported by numerous celebrities, with proceeds benefitting the Ocean Futures Society.  After graduating, Whitney spent a few months traveling in Asia and working in orphanages in Northern Thailand and Cambodia. 

Upon her return, she joined the Cardify team for marketing and sales, which was part of the IAC incubator, Hatch Labs. After Cardify failed to pick up, Whitney and the 5-person team ran with a side project that had been coded by Joe Munoz the February prior, which was called Matchbox. That app is now a household name, Tinder. She was named a Co-Founder of Tinder, and was the VP of Marketing.

After her departure from the company about two years later, she saw a missing link in online responsibility. She had hopes to create a platform for kindness. She was in the early stages of launching her own app, 'Merci' to encourage kind online behavior, primarily geared towards young women. This was around the time Whitney reunited with a business acquaintance, Andrey Andreev. Andreev is a world-renowned businessman most famous for his platform, Badoo, which has over 230 million users and generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year. 

Whitney then reconnected with Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick, inviting them to join in this new venture with her and Andrey. Sarah and Chris co-created the UI/UX/Branding of Bumble, and had also created the Tinder UI/UX/Branding.

Whitney is the Founder and CEO of Bumble, and Andreev is an active partner in Bumble. Bumble launched on December 1, 2014. As of July 2016, it has amassed over 7 million registered users and is approaching 100 million times that a woman has made the first move on the platform, and has a predominately female staff.
Steven Wolfe Pereira
CMO
NEUSTAR
Geoff Wolinetz
VP, Enterprise Solutions
FREEWHEEL
Geoff Wolinetz Info Events
As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for Freewheel, Geoff Wolinetz is responsible for managing the relationships with Freewheel’s premium client base, including ABC, AOL, DIRECTV, ESPN and NBC Universal, and helping them leverage Freewheel’s world class solutions to successfully drive revenue for their businesses.

Prior to joining Freewheel, Geoff spent 16 years with Turner Broadcasting in a variety of operational and ad product roles, most recently as Vice President of Ad Operations and Ad Products for Turner’s digital properties.
Jen Wong
COO & President, Digital
TIME INC.
Jen Wong Info Events
A digital media veteran, Jen oversees Time Inc.’s digital and interactive strategies and operations, including its ad-supported and subscription-based digital properties that reach more than 150 million consumers every month. Jen is also responsible for the development, launch and acquisition of strategic digital services.

Jen is responsible for accelerating Time Inc.’s digital transformation and encouraging the realization of our powerful media brands. She is an executive who is both highly analytical and creative, and she has a proven record of growing digital content and commerce businesses. Success has been achieved at each company where she has worked and she has succeeded in complex organizations.

Jen came to Time Inc. from POPSUGAR, Inc., where she was Chief Business Officer. From 2011 to 2015, she led business operations and growth strategies for the company’s media and commerce businesses.
Louisa Wong
Chief Digital Officer
DENTSU AEGIS
Louisa Wong Info Events
A founding member of the team that launched and developed Amnet, Dentsu Aegis Network’s global digital trading desk, Louisa developed the Amnet business across 13 territories in EMEA before taking up the global role. 
 
Now responsible for delivering supply side business opportunities and driving commercial success for the group’s largest global clients, Louisa develops and delivers Amnet’s strategic vision: creating value via emerging technology, building strategic media partnerships and delivering data strategy. She is a specialist in business development using ad technology, data marketing solutions and targeting and optimization strategies.
 
Based in London and with a strong track record in launching new businesses across multiple territories, Louisa previously held positions with international media companies including BSkyB, ADTECH (AOL), Reed Business Information and CBS Interactive (then CNET Networks).
 
Louisa holds an honours degree in Applied Psychology from Durham University. She is also fluent in Mandarin and is as passionate about programmatic media as she is tennis.
Marshall Wong
SVP - Market Development, TV
TAPAD
Marshall Wong Info Events
Marshall Wong serves as SVP of Market Development for Television. He joins us with strong market development experience directly from BlackArrow. In this role, he served as SVP - Product & Market Development for the leading ad tech provider for pay TV distributors. Prior to that, he held comparable roles at Microsoft Advertising, NBC Universal and General Electric Corporate. Computer Science and English Literature, Hamilton College.
Carrie Woodward
Brand Communications Manager
BF GOODRICH
Carrie Woodward Info Events
Known as the performance tire, BF Goodrich has been appealing to guys for almost 150 years. Some conversations evolve and change and some stay the same. Carrie will discuss the mainstays of marketing to male consumers – performance, technology and swagger.
Paul Woolmington
CEO
CANVAS WORLDWIDE
Paul Woolmington Info Events
Paul is a ‘Renaissance’ entrepreneur of the media, advertising, digital, marketing and communications industry. He has held leadership positions at the highest levels both globally and domestically in management, media, integrated business, brand, digital and communications strategy at holding companies including IPG, Y&R Inc, WPP and MDC Partners. He co-founded Naked Communications Americas, founded The Media Kitchen, and was named one of the ten most creative/innovative people in marketing and advertising by Fast Company. Paul is currently the CEO of Canvas Worldwide, a creatively driven global media and communications agency. He also is a senior fellow at Columbia University sponsored by both the School of Arts & The Business School, lecturing on the topic ‘Transformative Storytelling in a Digital Age.’ Born in Africa, raised in the UK, and now a US citizen, Paul has traveled extensively around the world both professionally and personally.
Christine Wu
Senior Vice President, Advertising Strategy & Marketing
TIME INC.
Christine Wu Info Events
Christine is an award-winning marketing executive with a proven record of marketing global consumer brands, managing agencies and cross-functional teams, and driving innovation. She has experience engaging consumers across all touchpoints, including traditional, digital, social, and mobile platforms.

She has spearheaded the launch of several e-commerce initiatives building new direct-to-consumer brands to disrupt industry conventions. At Sony, she led the development of cross-company consumer insights and marketing initiatives across key operating companies and divisions globally.

Before joining Sony, Christine was at PepsiCo, where she launched and managed the marketing of a diverse set of beverage trademarks. Before that, she served in a variety of brand management roles at Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson.

Christine earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ian Wu
Head of Programmatic Demand
CHEETAH MOBILE