A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
Joshua Machiz
Director, Integrated Marketing
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Josh Machiz is the Director of Integrated Marketing at Nasdaq is responsible for managing all of the content for the Nasdaq social media properties, as well as experiential marketing and social media activations at Nasdaq MarketSite. In this role, Mr. Machiz is responsible for the IPO day social experiences and social advertising for new and established Nasdaq companies.
Ann Mack
Head of Content & Activation
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Ann Mack oversees content for Facebook’s global consumer insights practice. Since joining in May 2014, Ann has helped to launch the Facebook IQ consumer insights brand, and has worked on research aimed at understanding people across generations, geographies, devices and time.

Previously, Ann was the director of trendspotting at JWT Worldwide. There, she built the JWTIntelligence trends and insights group and teamed with brands to turn cultural shifts into opportunities. During her 10-year tenure at JWT, her annual “10 Trends” and “100 Things to Watch” became highly anticipated cultural markers not only for marketers but for the public as a whole. 

Before joining JWT, Ann led Adweek's coverage of the digital advertising industry as Interactive Editor. She started her career as a crime reporter for the Mansfield News Journal in Ohio after graduating magna cum laude from Ohio State University with a BA in journalism.
Maha Madain
Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Marketing
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Maha is Managing Director and Head of Enterprise Marketing for MUFG Union Bank, N.A., with oversight of all marketing activities for business lines within the Regional Bank which serves nearly one million customers on the West Coast.

Maha’s team is charged with the delivery of strategic marketing, brand development and management, digital and direct marketing, mass marketing, and collateral/print management. They also support the marketing execution needs of MUFG business lines across the Americas, including the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Prior to this role, she served as Head of Consumer Deposits for Union Bank’s Retail Banking Division, with oversight of deposit products and payments strategy and product design, development and management.

Maha joined Union Bank in 2009 with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Michele Madansky
Marketing Research Consultant
Evan Magliocca
Brand Marketing Manager
Clare Malone
Senior Political Writer
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Clare Malone is a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight. Previously, she was member of The New Yorker’s editorial staff. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, Elle, and VICE.
Michael Mamarella
Chief Strategy Officer
Joe Mandese
Joe Marchese
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President, Advanced Advertising Products, Fox Networks Group (FNG)
Founder: true[X], Reserve, Human Ventures

Joe Marchese is President of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), a role in which he leads operations in non-linear advertising products and services for 21st Century Fox’s global portfolio of channels.

Mr. Marchese was appointed to his current position after the company he founded, true[X], was acquired by 21st Century Fox (21CF) in 2015. true[X], the leader in engagement advertising technologies, is now a part of the Advanced Advertising Products division that Mr. Marchese oversees.

Recently tapped as an AAF 2016 Hall of Achievement recipient, a 2016 Media Maven by Advertising Age, and listed at #38 of the Variety Gotham 60, it's clear that Joe is considered by many as a leading entrepreneur and one of the more progressive, provocative thought leaders helping to shape the future of advertising and media.
Lisa Marchese
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As CMO of The Venetian and Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino Ms. Marchese oversees the brand’s vision as well as the marketing and sales strategy. Under her stewardship the resort launched its first advertising campaign in 20 years, “Come As You Are,” designed to celebrate the character of the resort’s guests and the excitement of travel while tapping into the changing definition of luxury. Previously, she was CMO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas where her marketing efforts won several awards including Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List”, Inc.com “Most Socially Savvy Hotel” and Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels in the World. Marchese also served as VP Brand Management for Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., which includes Caesars Palace, The Horseshoe, and Harrah’s, and was the lead marketer and overall design voice for the company’s international properties in Spain and the Bahamas. Marchese’s career began in New York as an Associate Partner at Prophet and a brand strategist at Siegel+Gale.
T.J. Marchetti
Chief Marketing Officer
Scott Marden
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Scott Marden, Captivate’s CMO, is a seasoned marketing, strategy and media executive. For 20 years he has specialized in driving revenue for media sales groups by consultatively using research, data, creative and content services. Since joining Captivate in 2009, Marden has helped the company develop its leadership position as a digital video media network with data-driven targeting and thought leadership. In his time at Captivate he has built a world-class/sales-oriented Marketing organization, spearheaded product innovation, developed the nation’s leading workplace research panels, and enhanced digital place-based metrics and reporting.

Under his leadership as CMO, Captivate’s marketing-driven products and services helped drive over $5 million in incremental revenue. Specifically, new products have grown by over 15%, content sponsorship revenue has risen by 20%, and research-related content has increased 30%. In addition, revenue from digital integration with mobile and desktop retargeting has grown by 38%. Since taking over all Marketing-related activities for Captivate in 2014, Marden has doubled the sales development team, developed a local content strategy and introduced Captivate Create – a self-serve platform for hyper-local retailers to build and place animated commercials on Captivate. In addition, Marden spearheaded Marketing Automation and lead-generation efforts, which has contributed to over 30% in year-over-year revenue growth for the company.

In his early years at Captivate, Marden built Office Pulse, Captivate’s proprietary research panel of 9,0000 white collar professionals in the US and Canada. Office Pulse insights have been featured on The Today Show, MSNBC, FOX, NBC Nightline News, FORBES, WSJ, USA Today and many other news outlets. Marden also helped Captivate and the industry trade organization, DPAA, promote and enhance its industry measurement standards with the MRC. Marden still chairs the Research and Standards Committee for the industry and works with the MRC to execute newly developed research standards.

Prior to Captivate, Marden spent 12 years at Vertis Communications where he was on the forefront of developing research platforms to help clients measure media effectiveness and understand consumer behavior. Marden was also responsible for bringing European segmentation techniques to America and utilizing data-driven design principles to execute creative versioning within print and digital advertising. He helped pioneer “Customer Focus” research programs for Vertis that were used by most of the nation’s leading retailers and direct mail users in the ‘90s and 2000s. Marden developed his skills by growing through ranks of the $2+ billion Vertis, working for the Corporate, Direct Mail, Creative Agency and Business Development Divisions.

Marden has been a thought leader, public speaker and paid consultative resource for many industries, including financial, retail, automotive, beauty (fragrances), communications, non-profit and technology. Marden has presented at trade shows such as International Mass Retailers Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, ADTech, Food Marketing Institute, DMA, Daily-DOOH and more.

Marden is an alumnus of Umass Boston and started his career in the Boston market at WCVB-TV (ABC), where he gained his passion for content and advertising. He is married to Lisa Marden and they reside in Amesbury, MA. They have three children— Troy (14), Nick (11), and Ellie (9).
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Dave Marsey
EVP/Managing Director
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A global digital marketing pioneer creating breakthrough work, mentoring and growing people, learning every day, and maintaining a sense of humor. Dave is a true thinker and doer, fostering flawless execution of the best ideas.

Currently leading all aspects of DigitasLBi’s San Francisco office; accountable for office P&L, business development, client relationship management, and office vision. Current client oversight includes global engagements in APAC and EMEA.

Twelve years spent as Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies. Dave taught Web marketing strategies and wrote the curriculum to reflect current and emerging trends. Recipient of the university’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching award.
Ross Martin
EVP Marketing Strategy & Engagement
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Ross Martin is Executive Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Engagement for Viacom Media Networks. He oversees the company’s Corporate Marketing & Creative Strategy, the Viacom Marketing Council, and Consumer Intelligence teams.

Previously, Martin founded and ran Scratch, a division of Viacom that drives innovation by channeling the power of networks such as MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon in new ways, including consumer insights, product development, design, branding and original content development, production and distribution in all media.

Martin joined Viacom in 2004 as the first Head of Programming for MTV's Emmy and Peabody Award winning college network, mtvU. In this role, he oversaw the development, production and programming of original series, branded entertainment, music, events and user-generated content for on-air, online and mobile. He later served as Senior Vice President of MTV 360 Production and Development, working across MTV, MTV2 and mtvU.

Prior to MTV, Martin ran Plant Film, a Los Angeles based production company partnered with Fox, VH1 and Dimension Films, served as VP of Film & Television for internet startup Nerve.com, and was a development executive for Spike Lee's 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks.

He has taught poetry at Washington University, the Rhode Island School of Design and The New School in Manhattan. His writing appears in The Kenyon Review, The Harvard Review, McSweeney's, Denver Quarterly, BOMB Magazine, Scalpel and multiple anthologies, and his first book, "The Cop Who Rides Alone," was published in 2002.

Martin is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Viacom Marketing Council, and the advisory board of St. Jude's Children’s Hospital. He is a recipient of the first ever Digital Leadership Award, along with Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In 2012, he was named one of Fast Company's “100 Most Creative People In Business” and a "Media Maven" by Advertising Age. In 2013, he was named to Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" list of rising business leaders. In 2014, he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement.
Lucinda Martinez
SVP, Multicultural & International Marketing
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Lucinda Martinez is responsible for all HBO, HBO NOWSM, HBO Latino, Cinemax and Cinemáx branded targeted marketing efforts to the vast and steadily growing multicultural segments including.

An industry-recognized sales and marketing expert with more than 20 years of experience in media and entertainment, Martinez has a strong record of contributions in sales, marketing, new business development, new product launches, promotions and brand management.

Martinez joined HBO in 1995 as an Associate Manager, Marketing. After five years with Comedy Central as Director of Distribution and Partnership Marketing, she rejoined HBO in 2003 as Director, Direct Marketing, and was later named director, Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Markets, in 2005. She was promoted to VP, Domestic Network Distribution & Multicultural Marketing, in 2006, where she oversaw all subscriber growth and retention strategies for HBO, HBO Latino and Cinemax brands and products.
Marta Martinez
SVP Advertising
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As Senior Vice President of AOL Advertising, Marta leads the advertising sales organization in simplifying marketing for AOL’s clients by bringing together programmatic advertising and premium video-first content experiences. Previously, Marta served as Global Head of Video Sales, where she oversaw all sales and strategy efforts for AOL's video offerings.

Before joining the AOL team, Martinez served dual roles as SVP of Business Development & Operations and CMO at MediaMath, where she led business development, marketing and strategic partnership initiatives, representing Fortune 500 brands and over 900 advertising and media agencies globally. Previously, she served as SVP, Global Corporate Development at Havas Digital where she led the group's executive and operational management in identifying and executing strategic development opportunities.
Rob Master
Global Vice President of Media, Categories and Partnerships
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Rob Master is global vice president of media, categories and partnerships at Unilever. He oversees a global team responsible for media innovation, strategy and the development of integrated communication plans for all Unilever brands. Under Rob’s leadership Unilever has been recognized as Digital Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age, Media Client of the Year by Media Post and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Marketers.

Rob joined Unilever in 2002 as a brand marketer, managing a number of the company’s iconic brands, including Dove and Axe, and driving award-winning branding campaigns.

Prior to joining Unilever, Rob worked in brand marketing for PepsiCo’s Taco Bell and for various communication agencies, as well as two start-ups.

He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Stephen Master
SVP Global Head of Sports Practice
Laura Mather
Founder and CEO
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Engineer, entrepreneur, and mom, Laura Mather, PhD, is an expert on workplace diversity. After selling her cybersecurity company, Silver Tail, for hundreds of millions, Mather built Unitive, a technology platform that reimagines the 21st century hiring process, and disrupts the unconscious bias holding women and people of color back.

A popular speaker on issues ranging from unconscious bias to decision-making technology, Mather was honored as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Fortune’s MPW Entrepreneurs. She is a featured speaker at Techonomy, National Center for Women in Technology Summit, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, among others.
AJ Mathew
VP of Research
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AJ is currently the Vice President of Research at Kargo, managing a cross-functional team that conducts custom research around products, user experiences, audience insights, market intelligence, advertising effectiveness, and media measurement. Previous to Kargo, AJ played a key role in the building of Apple’s first Research & Insights department for media and services, in addition to building and managing the Global Measurement Team, expanding Apple’s research capabilities in global markets for product and media research across Apple products and services. He has also held key research positions at Yahoo!, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and WebMD.
Manu Mathew
Co-Founder & CEO
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Manu is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Visual IQ. He is responsible for directing the company’s growth by expanding its client base to include Fortune 500 and Internet 1000 advertisers that face performance and optimization challenges inherent in multi-channel marketing. He is also responsible for expanding the capabilities of the company’s IQ Intelligence Suite of leading edge cross channel marketing attribution software products that help brands and agencies recognize opportunities for optimization hidden in their marketing performance data.

Prior to co-founding Visual IQ, Manu served as the managing director of Carat Fusion's Boston office where he managed the agency’s national CRM practice and helped triple the revenue and profitability of that office in three years. Before joining Carat, he served as chief operating officer at Vizium, a digital marketing services agency. He helped grow Vizium from initial inception in 1999 to the sale of the firm to Carat in 2002.
Jennifer Mathissen
EVP, Strategy and Insights
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Jennifer leads Catapult’s Strategy and Insights team, where she develops marketing strategies for clients, oversees delivery of client solutions and spearheads the transformation of insights into big ideas. Prior to Catapult, Jennifer honed her skills as a marketing consultant at McKinsey & Company and Monitor Group. She also headed strategy and analytics at Ryan Partnership and at Publicis Modem. Her clients have included Frontier Communications, Family Dollar, Unilever, LG Electronics, General Mills and Nestlé.
Ravi Mattu
Editorial Director of FT²
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Ravi Mattu is the editorial director of FT² - the Financial Times’ content marketing suite, appointed in June 2016. He leads the creation and distribution of advertiser content within a fast-growing area at the FT.

Most recently the FT’s tech, media and telecoms news editor, Mattu joined the FT in 2000 and has held a number of senior editing roles, including editor of Business Life and a senior editor at FT Magazine. He has launched several new publications, including FT Wealth and the FT Business of Sport series.

Before joining the FT, Mattu was an editor at Prospect magazine from 1997-2000. He began his career at Harper’s Magazine in New York.

He studied political science, history and international development studies at McGill University, Montreal.
Thalia Mavros
Founder & CEO
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Thalia Mavros is founder and CEO at theFRONT Media, whose goal is to provide a multi-platform digital experience run by women for the world. She is a visionary filmmaker, media executive and served for seven years as a leader on the creative team, most recently as Executive Creative Director, at VICE Media - the pioneering global youth media company with over 35 offices worldwide. She began with VICE upon the company's decision to move past publishing and into the youth media juggernaut it is today through online video and branded content.

She filled a multitude of roles across several channels within VICE properties and was integral in the inception and development of The Creators Project - an award-winning joint venture with Intel.

Thalia now brings her entrepreneurial prowess to theFRONT and is focused on creating a platform that reflects the values of a set of creative and boundless women to shift the perception of female media to one of independence and empowerment.
Jimmy Maymann
President of Content/Consumer Brands
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As President of Content/Consumer Brands at AOL, Jimmy leads AOL’s portfolio of content brands, as well as AOL's content strategy and OTT operations, which altogether reach a global audience of around 400 million unique visitors each month.

Prior to joining AOL, Jimmy co-founded GoViral, an early innovator in online video production and distribution. With Maymann’s guidance the company evolved from being primarily involved in video production to focusing on platform development, allowing it to rapidly scale its operations. Since joining AOL, Jimmy has served in several roles including SVP of International and most recently as CEO of the Huffington Post.

Jimmy is a graduate of the University of Odense in Denmark with degrees in Economics & International Marketing and has an MBA from London Business School.
Kavata Mbondo
VP, Revenue Strategy and Operations
Cameron McCall
Director of Sales
Renetta McCann
Chief Talent Officer
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Renetta McCann is one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising industry, with a global reputation for not only building brands, but also the organizations and leadership to sustain them.

As Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett, she heads up the agency’s People & Culture department. She plays a key role in ensuring that the company retains, attracts and arms the best and brightest minds in business today, with oversight of the agency's U.S. recruitment, training, benefits and talent management.

Renetta is no stranger to the Publicis family. She began her career at Burnett, and, after a long tenure, became the CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group Worldwide. After two years as CEO, she assumed the role of Chief Talent Officer of VivaKi. Renetta then took a break from agency life and worked as an executive coach and organizational change consultant before rejoining Leo Burnett in 2012.
Joe MccCambley
Co-Founder of The Wonderfactory
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Joe is a co-founder of The Wonderfactory, who created some of the first mobile apps for brands like Sports Illustrated, Time, and The Weather Channel. The Wonderfactory helped start the branded content revolution when they worked with Coca-Cola to convert its corporate Web site into a digital magazine called “Journey.” Prior to The Wonderfactory Joe ran the internal content studio at America Online, and before that he served as Chief Creative Officer at both Digitas and Modem Media.
Becca McCharen
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Becca McCharen is the founder of architectural womenswear line CHROMAT.

Raised in Lynchburg, VA, the UVA School of Architecture graduate fuses a technical background with a focus on the body as site to create architectural pieces for boundary-breaking women like Beyoncé, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj. A Forbes 30 under 30 pick for “People Who Are Reinventing the World”, McCharen is focused on bridging the worlds of technology and fashion through collaborations with engineers, artists and scientists.
Ryan McConville
President and Chief Operating Officer
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Ryan is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15+ years of experience in media and advertising. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of Kargo and is leading the next stage of the company’s growth.
Prior to Kargo, Ryan held key management positions in sales, marketing and business development for some of the best known and fastest growing media and ad technology companies in the world, including Rolling Stone and In Touch Weekly, as well as start-ups VoodooVox and Vdopia.
For the last 7 years, Ryan has worked exclusively in the mobile marketing industry, leading change and stewarding strategy and sales growth in this exciting and fast-growing space.
Nicole McCormack
Head of Sales Strategy
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As head of sales strategy at Flipboard, Nicole charters market-driven, data-informed strategies for the Flipboard sales team and solutions for key constituencies, including agencies, brands, and publishers. In addition, Nicole is responsible for expanding Flipboard's ad product marketing, sales marketing, sales development, sales strategy and monetization tactics and research. 
Before joining Flipboard, Nicole spent three years at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia where she was most recently AVP of Integrated Sales.  In that role, Nicole led MSLO’s national sales force and oversaw the transition from platform-specific sales teams to an integrated force selling across print, television, digital, and mobile platforms.  Previously, Nicole managed the West and Midwest digital sales teams at MSLO. 
Bonnie McCracken
Group Product Marketing Manager, Bing
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As a Group Product Marketing Manager, Bonnie leads the team responsible for creating and executing data-driven product and marketing campaigns for Microsoft’s Bing business. She’s a storyteller at heart and enjoys introducing new tech experiences to consumers.

Bonnie holds a Master of Art degree in Communication Studies, and throughout her 15 years of experience has worked with global brands across a range of industries, including: consumer and enterprise technology, education, retail, non-profit, and others. She has led hundreds of integrated marketing campaigns, helped launch dozens of high-performing products, and has extensive experience working with the media. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Bernardino where she taught public speaking and introduction to public relations campaigns.

When not working, Bonnie can likely be found with her husband, Jeff, and their two Siberian Huskies hiking in the mountains of the PNW.
Victoria McCullough
Social Impact and Public Policy Manager
Kirk McDonald
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Kirk McDonald joined PubMatic in October 2011, bringing more than two decades of experience across a range of premier media brands including Time Inc., CNET, Ziff Davis and Condé Nast. As President of the company, Kirk is driving the next stage of PubMatic's growth.

Before joining PubMatic, Kirk was President of Digital at Time Inc., where he brought together the company's digital assets to deliver audience and brand solutions to clients. Prior to this corporate role, he was the Chief Advertising Officer of the Fortune|Money Group, where he oversaw worldwide advertising sales, integrated marketing and the events business. Prior to his leadership position at Fortune|Money, Kirk was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Client Services for DRIVEpm and Atlas, which were both key units of Microsoft's advertising business. In addition, Kirk spent nine years at CNET, where he was the Senior Vice President of network sales, and developed hugely successful strategic partnerships with the top tier of technology marketers.

Kirk serves on several professional and not-for-profit boards. He was a former advisor on the LUMA Partners board and the Chairman of a small not-for-profit, Camp Interactive, which empowers inner city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology.
Ashley McGee
Director, Programmatic and Platforms
Dyllan McGee
Founder and Executive Producer of AOL’s MAKERS
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Dyllan McGee is a 2-time Emmy-award winning filmmaker and Founder and Executive Producer of AOL’s MAKERS. She is also the founder of McGee Media. McGee most recently directed, MAKERS: Once and For All, a feature documentary presented by AOL. EP credits include: the Emmy Award-nominated 6-part MAKERS series on women in space, Hollywood, politics, war, comedy, and business (AOL/PBS); Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO); Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS); Emmy Award-winning, Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO). Dyllan served as the Director of Content & Operations for the International Freedom Center at Ground Zero. In 2014, McGee was presented with the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award and the Planned Parenthood Visionary award for her work preserving women's stories. She served on the boards of The Gordon Parks Foundation and The Taft School. She lives in Katonah, NY, with her husband and two sons.
Gerry McGoldrick
Chief Digital Officer
Hugh McIntyre
Music Contributor
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Hugh McIntyre is a freelance music journalist based in New York City. He covers all things related to the music, focusing primarily on the industry itself. He spends the majority of his time covering the business of music for Forbes. In the past, he has written for over two dozen publications, including Billboard, MTV, Noisey, Mashable, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, Mic, Hypebot, and many more.
Jen McIsaac
VP, Retail Partnerships
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Jen oversees the Client Strategy and Solutions teams for the Retail business unit at the Oracle Data Cloud (formerly Datalogix and acquired by Oracle in April 2015). As VP, Retail Partnerships she and her team focus on using data to create actionable plans that drive revenue and ROI for their clients. She enjoys helping Retailers (and their agencies and other partners) solve complex challenges with best in class expertise and strategy, while distilling it to simplicity. Jen has spent the last 20 years focused on Retail CRM strategies, both with Datalogix as well as client side in her work as VP, Direct Marketing at Lenox. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two children.
Courtney McKlveen
Vice President & Industry Lead, Retail/Travel/QSR
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Courtney McKlveen is Vice President and Industry Lead for the retail, travel and QSR categories at Yahoo. A seasoned media professional, Courtney has over a decade of leadership experience across digital media strategy and partnerships. In her current role, she leads the San Francisco field sales team at Yahoo and works closely with marketers across categories to drive innovation and results for their brands. Since joining Yahoo in 2009, Courtney has led regional and national advertising sales teams with a focus on building strategic partnerships. Previously, Courtney held sales leadership positions at Microsoft and Buzzlogic.

Courtney is on the board of governors for the San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from Western Washington University and now resides in the Bay Area with her family.
Matthew McLaughlin
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Matt is a veteran creative strategist, and producer. He got his start in New York as a production coordinator before founding a commercial production company, Macula Films, at 23. At Macula, Matt produced award-wining work for several prominent brands including Dockers, Macy's, Sharpie, and Coors.
Matt has since creative directed a number of campaigns in a diverse range of industries, including TV ads and longform web content for Bill de Blasio’s campaign for Mayor of New York City, as well as Airbnb's first-ever campaign for broadcast. He's worked with a number of publishers to create both original and branded video series. He brought Reddit into the native content space with it's first native advertising program, Formative, created for Google, along with leading Upworthy's first original series and People.com's first major native program. In addition to the de Blasio's campaign, Matt ran media strategy and creative for John Fetterman's U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania in 2016, and was at the helm creatively for a number of tv, digital, and social commercials for Bernie Sander's presidential campaign.
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Alec McNayr
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Alec McNayr is the Founder of McBeard, a social media creative agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Through Alec’s leadership and creative vision, McBeard has led over 300 social campaigns for movies and TV shows, recently including “Deadpool” (20th Century Fox), “Captain America: Civil War” (Walt Disney Studios), and the “Red Nose Day” telethon (NBC). McBeard also works with brands like AT&T, Diet Coke, Freeform, Sprite, Hot Wheels, Mary Kay, Char-Broil and Discover Student Loans. In 2015, McBeard was acquired by Fullscreen Media, a global leader in social-first entertainment experiences serving creators, brands and consumers, that is majority owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group. As a writer, Alec’s humor blog “Historical Tweets” was published by Random House, and he sold a TV pilot to the ABC network. He received a degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and resides in Los Angeles.
Chip Meehan
Vice President, Content Partnerships
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Charles “Chip” Meehan serves as Vice President, Content Partnerships, for Comcast Media 360, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable. His responsibilities include strategically positioning the company’s digital media, advanced advertising and on-demand publishing products and cultivating relationships with content providers, including networks and movie studios.

Prior to joining Comcast Spotlight in 2004, Meehan was employed by MTV Networks for more than 12 years, supervising sales activities for Nickelodeon and its various brand extensions for the Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit sales offices when he served as Regional Vice President for Nickelodeon. Prior to that assignment Meehan managed the sales activities for all MTVN cable networks in the Western Division. He previously worked in local independent television sales with KTLA, KCOP, and KCAL in Los Angeles. In 1989, he entered the cable industry by joining Adlink, the Los Angeles cable interconnect.

Meehan holds a B.A. in economics from Connecticut College and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Dave Meeker
VP of Innovation
Lisa Mehling
Owner/Executive Producer
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Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Mehling has immersed herself in the art and business of advertising since she first encountered the work of David Ogilvy in college. Lisa began her career on the agency side in LA. But It wasn’t long before she moved to New York City and made the jump to production, landing at UK creative boutique Spots Films. It was during her time at Spots that Lisa’s love of advertising came together with her instincts for identifying talent and knack for representing directors.
After a brief stint at RadicalMedia, Lisa joined Chelsea in 1998, and with Allison Amon acquired the company in 2001. Since then, the Chelsea brand has become regarded for its commitment to creative excellence, and the highest standards of production. Lisa served as an Executive Producer on the The Queen of Versailles and is a member of the Television Academy, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent and the WBENC.
Charles Melcher
Award-Winning App Developer, Author, & CEO
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Charles Melcher is founder and director of the Future of StoryTelling (futureofstorytelling.org), which gathers a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology and communications who are exploring how storytelling is changing in the digital age. FoST produces an annual invitation-only Summit in NY, now entering its 5th year, as well as exhibitions, an annual series of short films, regular influencer salons, tech tastings, workshops and more, aimed at its more than 500,000 followers. This year FoST will debut the Future of Storytelling Festival (Oct. 7-9), the world’s first immersive storytelling expo open to the public, featuring participatory activities and a range of interactive technologies such as VR, AR and much more. Charles is also founder and CEO of Melcher Media, Inc., an award-winning book producer, app developer, video maker and branded content company whose clients include major international brands such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Lexus, Adobe and Ubisoft
Trevor Mengel
Director of Programmatic Product
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Trevor leads product and partnerships for HX, Horizon Media’s programmatic strategy/trading desk. He oversees the team responsible for developing HX’s portfolio of RTB offerings, custom client solutions and publisher deals. Prior to Horizon, Trevor worked with Criteo in Tokyo, Beijing, and Singapore to expand Criteo’s APAC exchange partnerships while building a team of programmatic experts in the region. He spent the earlier years of his career at PubMatic, onboarding new bidders and implementing some of the first Private Marketplace deals in the industry. Trevor currently resides in Brooklyn and spends many weekends near his hometown, in Western Massachusetts.
Kevin Merida
Editor in Chief
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Mike Merna
Senior Director, Brand Strategy
Mike Merna Info Events
In his current role, Mike Merna leads the development of solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. He helps clients realize accelerated growth by advising top Fortune 500 marketers, including Procter & Gamble, Kellogg and General Mills, on data, audience and measurement strategies. Mike brings 20 years of experience to Oracle Data Cloud with a unique perspective on the advertising business as a result of working both in media and on the client side.

Prior to Oracle Data Cloud, Mike served as Category Development Officer, CPG, for AOL, where he launched data-driven, ad-tech solutions and represented AOL as a thought leader in the CPG industry. He began his career on the client side, serving in a variety of sales, sales strategy, brand management and shopper marketing roles at the Dial Corporation, Bayer Healthcare and Pfizer. Mike graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
Maggie Mesa
VP, Mobile Business Development
Maggie Mesa Info Events
Maggie Mesa is Vice President of Mobile Business Development at OpenX, a global leader in driving superior monetization for publishers. Maggie heads a team responsible for leading mobile partnerships. Maggie brings over ten years of experience building publisher partnerships and helping publishers to monetize great content to OpenX.

Maggie began her digital advertising career as an Account Executive at Etology and since then has led publisher development teams at AdBrite, Inneractive, and most recently at Manage.com, a DSP and mobile publisher platform.

Maggie is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
John Mescall
Global ECD and President
John Mescall Info Events
John, who is a Global Executive Creative Director, expanded his responsibilities in 2016 to become President of McCann Worldgroup’s Global Creative Council. In this dual role, he provides creative leadership across McCann's global brands, and works closely with McCann's creative and strategic leaders across all markets.

Prior to this, John was Chief Creative Officer of McCann Australia, responsible for the Melbourne and Sydney offices. Under John’s leadership, McCann Melbourne became the world’s most awarded agency in 2013, and the world’s 3rd most awarded digital agency.

John’s record of honors include The Gunn Report Agency of the Year, D&AD Agency of the Year, Cannes Agency of the Year (Runner Up), AWARD Agency of the Year, Spikes Asia Agency of the Year and Campaign Brief Agency of the Year.

As both a writer and a creative director, John has won over 60 Cannes lions plus 6 Cannes Grand Prix, Black and Yellow Pencils at D&AD, One Show Best of Show, and multiple Clio, Spikes, LIA and Webby awards. His work has also been housed in London’s Design Museum.

John has served as a jury member or jury president at all the major shows, including Cannes, D&AD and One Show.
John was named in the 2013 Creativity 50: AdWeek’s annual listing of the world’s 50 most influential creative thinkers and doers, and Business Insider ranked him the 8th most creative person in advertising worldwide.
Philippe Meunier
Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder
Philippe Meunier Info Events
Co-founder of Sid Lee, Philippe is responsible for the whole agency’s creative output. Thanks to his multidisciplinary approach and the Creative Directors / ECDs he oversees, Sid Lee has received numerous and prestigious awards and accolades. Famous for his zen-like approach to the craziness of running a large creative group (a consequence of his love for yoga), Philippe firmly believes that great work comes from happy people and lives by this motto 24/7.
Sandra Micek
SVP, Global Brands
Sandra Micek Info Events
Sandra Cordova Micek joined Hyatt as senior vice president of global brands in April 2015. In this role, Micek is responsible for developing and leading strategies that build and enhance Hyatt’s brand portfolio, which spans every segment of the hospitality industry.

Micek brings more than 20 years of brand-building experience to the role, most recently as senior vice president of marketing for USA TODAY where she was responsible for strategic marketing, client solutions, creative, trade marketing, events and research. Prior to USA TODAY, she was a vice president at NBCUniversal where she led cross NBCU integrated marketing and ran Women at NBCU. She also spent nearly 10 years in Silicon Valley, holding a variety of leadership positions at Yahoo!. Before that, Micek served as a management consultant with Accenture in the U.S. and Europe.
Mike Mikho
Chief Marketing Officer
Chris Milk
Founder & CEO
Chris Milk Info Events
Chris Milk is the founder and CEO of the virtual reality technology company Within, and founder and Creative Director of virtual reality production company Here Be Dragons. An accomplished visual artist, Milk began his career creating music videos for Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, U2, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley, and many more. Known for weaving artistic and technological innovations in pursuit of the new aesthetic, Milk’s acclaimed interactive projects include Wilderness Downtown (with Arcade Fire), The Johnny Cash Project, and The Treachery of Sanctuary. His interactive installation artworks have been showcased at the MoMA, the Tate Modern, and museums the world over. Milk presented at TED 2015 on the power of virtual reality to advance humanity, and at TED 2016 on virtual reality as the last medium of storytelling. Milk has released projects on the Within platform that have been created in partnership with The New York Times, The United Nations, Apple, among others.
Matt Miller
President & CEO
Matt Miller Info Events
In his position as president and chief executive officer of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Matt Miller presides over an organization whose members account for 80 to 85 percent of all nationally televised commercials in the United States. He is the spokesman for more than 350 production companies which, along with another 200 affiliated firms, comprise the AICP membership.

The association has national offices in New York and Los Angeles, as well as regional offices across the country, and aids its members by disseminating information; negotiating labor agreements; developing industry standards; providing professional development; and marketing American production through the AICP Show, The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Now in its 23rd year, the AICP Show is an exhibit of the artistry and expertise of commercial filmmakers in the U.S. The AICP Show – along with the AICP Next Awards - is one of the pillar events of AICP Week, which includes various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of marketing in the motion image.

Mr. Miller is a member of the board of directors of the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a trustee of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Producer Pension and Health Funds; and serves as chairman of the DGA Commercials Qualifications Administration. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

Mr. Miller regularly appears on the “Today Show” and other broadcast media outlets to discuss the creative aspects of the advertising and media industry. He has also appeared on numerous panel discussions at various industry conferences and seminars.

Prior to joining AICP, Mr. Miller was a director in the Member Services Department of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). A native New Yorker, he and his wife Susan Hovdesven, a real estate agent, live in Southampton, New York with their daughters Samantha and Sydney.

Founded in 1972, the AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of commercial production companies in the United States, and serves as a strong collective voice for this $5.5 billion industry, addressing its many audiences within the advertising community, business circles and government offices.
T.J. Miller
Actor & Comedian, Star of HBO's Silicon Valley
T.J. Miller Info Events
T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist.
Steven Millman
Chief Scientist
Steven Millman Info Events
As Chief Scientist at Simmons Research, Steven Millman oversees a strong measurement science team responsible for creating advanced techniques to combine measurement technology and methodology. Throughout his career, Steven has maintained a focus on quantitative and statistical analysis, survey, research design and other applied research techniques. Prior to joining Simmons, Steven was Senior Vice President for Research at comScore, where he led the ad effectiveness line of business, along with all custom survey work, combining self-report with behavioral data.
Hilary Milnes
Senior Reporter
Hilary Milnes Info Events
Hilary is senior reporter at Glossy, a media site focused on the intersection of fashion, luxury and technology, recently launched by Digiday Media. She leads the site's coverage of the industry and how it's adapting to digital change.

Hilary previously worked for BostInno, where she was a senior lifestyle writer covering the lifestyle in Boston, focusing on fashion and retail, as well as a host of other subjects.

Israel Mirsky
Global Managing Director for Intel
Zara Mirza
Head of Creative Excellence
Zara Mirza Info Events
As Head of Creative Excellence, Zara is responsible for the creation and execution of integrated communications platforms across Bacardi’s core brands, and ensuring their adaption in all key markets - rooting them in popular culture, keeping them highly relevant to their audiences and unlocking growth for the business.
With her background in creative culture, Zara believes that the two variables that can give you disproportionate growth in modern businesses is talent and creativity. If you have great people working on great ideas, it’s the biggest source of competitive advantage we can have.

Zara reports into the Global CEO of Bacardi and is part of the Global Leadership team. She is the only female leader on this team.
Amy Mitchell
General Manager and Head of Convertro
Amy Mitchell Info Events
Amy Mitchell is the General Manager and Head of Convertro. She comes with a strong advertising agency background, having led large global accounts across disciplines at Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Worldgroup, and TBWA/Chiat Day. In the last 5 years she's deep-dived into the world of marketing mix modeling, multi-touch attribution, and software analytics. She led Client Services and Strategy at three of the top five marketing ROI analytics software start-ups (two of which are now owned by Google and AOL). She's passionate about helping Senior Marketers translate and interpret customer data and get the most actionable recommendations.
Kenny Mitchell
Head of Consumer Engagement
Kenny Mitchell Info Events
Kenny Mitchell, a ten year Gatorade veteran, is the Head of Consumer Engagement where
he oversees the brand’s integrated marketing efforts, including advertising, digital and social
media, branded content and media strategy.

Previously, Mitchell oversaw Brand and Consumer Marketing for NASCAR, where he led the
development and execution of the annual marketing plan and oversaw media strategies and
planning. Prior to NASCAR, Mitchell was Vice President and General Manager at the Dew Tour,
a division of The NBC Sports Group. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Dew
Tour brand and business, including partnerships, sales, marketing, content, events operations
and execution.

Mitchell holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College in New Hanover, N.H., and an MBA from
Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He was inducted into Dartmouth’s Sports Hall of Fame
as a member of the school’s men’s basketball team. He and his wife, Heather, live in Chicago
and have a daughter named Carter.
Bryan Moffett
General Manager
Bryan Moffett Info Events
Bryan Moffett is General Manager of NPR subsidiary National Public Media. In this role, he drives corporate sponsorship for NPR, PBS, and NPM's station clients.

Moffett joined NPR in 2005 as a Digital Media marketing analyst, responsible for managing relationships with content partners and building traffic and audience to NPR.org. In 2006, he led the creation of digital sponsorship at NPR, building a new line of business. During his time at NPR, Moffett has been an instrumental member of the teams that launched podcasting, the NPR iPhone apps, and the NPR iPad app.
Jim Mollica
VP of Digital
Jim Mollica Info Events
Jim Mollica, Vice President of Digital Marketing at Under Armour is a 20-year veteran in global media and digital marketing. Jim is an expert in leading content creation and oversight of media and distribution, crafting revenue-generating marketing strategies, developing programming, and negotiating key partnerships. Prior to Under Armour, Jim worked for notable corporations such as Ralph Lauren, Viacom/MTV Networks, The Walt Disney Company and Nissan North America.
Danielle Monaro
On-Air Talent
Danielle Monaro Info Events
For 20 years, Danielle Monaro has sat alongside Elvis Duran as co-host of the hugely popular Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. Armed with a notorious laugh, quick wit and outspoken personality, Danielle has helped propel the New York-based show to become the #1 Top 40 radio program in America, reaching 8.9 million monthly listeners. From providing pop culture news, to interviewing celebrity guests, to lending her voice to the hilarious prank “Phone Taps,” the wife and mother of two young boys is a key member of a diverse cast of personalities on the morning-drive program who effortlessly relates to the audience, while incorporating callers like chatting friends to discuss music, life and the latest in entertainment. The Bronx native is a key reason why the show has grown from its Z100 flagship to 80 cities across the U.S – it also ranks #1 with Women 18-34 in numerous major markets including New York, Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Miami.
Natalie Monbiot
SVP Managing Partner Digital
Natalie Monbiot Info Events
As SVP Managing Partner, Digital, Natalie is responsible for infusing
digital expertise and innovation across agency disciplines to deliver the
best overall product to UM clients, including data for insight and
measurement, interactive story-telling, and optimal digital integration
across the media plan. Natalie is charged with building strategic
relationships with media partners to drive long-term growth for UM

Prior to joining UM, Natalie was the Director of Strategy at the IPG Media
Lab, an innovations think tank where she was focused on evaluating
startups, partnering to deliver one-of-a-kind tech-driven opportunities
for brands, and thought leadership writing.

Natalie is a digital thought leader and in-demand speaker at industry
events around the world. In 2014 she was honored as an Internationalist
Innovator for her ³rare ability to rethink current notions of brand
building, manage risk while working in the midst of fast change, while
always keeping sight of the big idea.² In March 2015 she was honored as
Industry Leader in the Cynopsis Women in Digital Award.
Travis Montaque
CEO and Founder
Travis Montaque Info Events
Mr. Travis Montaque, age 24, is the founder and CEO of Emogi™, a technology platform combining emojis, big data, machine learning and lab research to provide brands with emotional intelligence about consumers while delivering sentiment-enabled solutions. Montaque was recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2016 for setting the standard in new strategies and tools for brand engagement in marketing and advertising. A graduate from the University of Miami, Montaque was inducted into the university's Iron Arrow Society, the highest honor any faculty, student, or alumni can receive from the institution. At the age of 22, Montaque was invited by President Bill Clinton to present to world leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on solving the global youth unemployment problem through entrepreneurship. He was also a keynote speaker at Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurship Conference the same year. Montaque was previously an investment banking analyst at Barclays Capital, and prior to Barclays he was an analyst at Trivest Partners, a $700M middle-market private equity firm located in Miami, Fla. Montaque attained his first management position at Chick-fil-A at the age of 15 and resigned as General Manager at 19 years old where he ran two franchises with 100+ employees and $6M+ in annual revenue and supported the company's Florida expansion initiatives.
Alison Moore
Chief Revenue Officer
Alison Moore Info Events
Alison Moore is Chief Revenue Officer at SoundCloud, a role she assumed in March 2016. In her role, Moore is responsible for driving SoundCloud’s global monetization strategy which includes its consumer subscription products and the diversification of its ad sales strategy and operations. In addition to her monetization responsibilities, Moore oversees the development and execution of SoundCloud’s marketing and communications strategy. Moore is based in SoundCloud’s New York office and reports to Alexander Ljung, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining SoundCloud, Moore was the General Manager and Executive Vice President of TV Everywhere, NBCUniversal where she was responsible for overseeing TV Everywhere Strategy, Consumer Marketing, Partnerships and Product Strategy/Development across NBCU’s portfolio of cable, broadcast, sports and news networks.

From November 2012 – April 2014, Moore served as the General Manager of NBCUniversal’s DailyCandy, running the business and operations of its digital women’s lifestyle brand. Prior to assuming her role at DailyCandy, Moore was Senior Vice President of Digital Products at HBO, where she led the consumer experience, digital content strategy and day to day operations of HBO’s digital platforms: HBO GO, HBO.com, HBO Social Platforms and HBO On Demand. Moore began her career in Atlanta, GA with Turner Broadcasting.

Throughout her career, Moore has received various awards and accolades including: Woman To Watch by CableFax award, selected as one of Broadcast & Cable’s Digital All Stars, and named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Top 50 List.
Amanda Moore
Senior Director, Social & Digital Marketing
Declan Moore
Declan Moore Info Events
Declan Moore is chief executive officer of National Geographic Partners, the expanded joint venture owned by the National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox that is committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and exploring the frontiers of science, exploration, and conservation with compelling, awe –inspiring impactful visual storytelling.

Before assuming his role as CEO of National Geographic Partners, Moore spent 20 years with the National Geographic Society. His departing role was Chief Media Officer, responsible for the Society’s global media across print, TV and digital platforms. He was also responsible for corporate partnerships, consumer products, travel, licensing, the in-house photography and video agency and the Society’s membership program.
Julian J. Moore, Esq.
Senior Managing Director
Bryn Mooser
Bryn Mooser Info Events
Bryn Mooser is an Oscar nominated film maker and CEO and co-founder of HuffPost RYOT. Recently acquired by AOL for the Huffington Post, RYOT has grown to become one of the most prolific virtual reality and 360° content studios over the past year. Bryn has overseen the production of more than 80 virtual reality films created by RYOT in collaboration with some of the most well-known brand partners in the world.

As a documentary filmmaker, Bryn has co-directed and produced 10 award-winning documentaries from Liberia to the Arctic, including "Body Team 12" which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category. Bryn was named one of Esquire Magazine's "Americans of the Year" as well as a "Hollywood Maverick" by Details Magazine. Before starting RYOT, Bryn spent years as a humanitarian, serving in the Peace Corps in Africa and working in Haiti, where he helped build one of the country's largest secondary schools in Port-au-Prince.
Jeffrey Moran
VP, Influencer Engagement & Mktg. Activation Services, Spirits
Jeffrey Moran Info Events
As a category leader, Pernod Ricard features some of the most popular spirits brands in the world, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Glenlivet, Chivas and Martell. And these brands, in particular, understand that manly conversations and sharing are always easier over a dram, a cocktail or a shot. Jeffrey will share how guys tastes and interests are evolving and changing.
Dave Morgan
CEO & Founder
Dave Morgan Info Events
Dave Morgan is the CEO & Founder of Simulmedia. Dave previously founded and ran both
TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL in 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as EVP, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX).
Nigel Morris
CEO, Americas & EMEA
Nigel Morris Info Events
Nigel Morris is CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Americas and EMEA, leading the operations in both regions, and responsible for 70% of Group revenue. He has successfully led the development of the operating model adopted globally by Dentsu Aegis Network, including most recently, its evolution into a learning system for the Digital Economy.

Nigel believes in “flat, non-hierarchical organisations and the power of culture as a force for positive change”. When he became CEO of EMEA, in addition to the Americas in 2012, he transformed the structure and culture, building a region now growing at over six times the market average. In 2009 when he moved to the US as CEO of Aegis Media he transformed a struggling media operation into the dynamic, successful communications group it is today, increasing revenue fivefold in less than four years.

In 2003 Nigel founded Isobar, leading as CEO until 2009, and drove its expansion into the world's leading digital services agency network. Prior to this, Nigel held a range of senior positions in the group.

Seen as a thought leader, Nigel’s philosophy is that marketing and business can be a positive force for the future in the digital economy. He believes too often people are afraid of change but that the change we are experiencing is creating completely new opportunities and models to build more valuable brands and companies in the future.

Nigel published his First Paper on The Potential of the Internet for Marketing and Media in 1993, he is a Founder Member of the Facebook Client Council and Twitter Influence Council, speaks widely, and is a contributor to many books as well as the Wharton 2020 Project.

Nigel sits on the Dentsu Aegis Network board, is Chairman of the Dentsu Aegis Network Sustainability Committee and is on the Project Board for Sustainable Consumption at the World Economic Forum.
Brian Morrissey
Brian Morrissey Info Events
Brian's commitment to honest, no-spin coverage of the digital marketing industry drives Digiday's editorial mission. While most trade editors are content to cheerlead, Morrissey has shaped a publication widely considered the voice of reason. He has nearly a decade of experience covering the industry as a writer for DMNews, ClickZ and Silicon Alley Report and, most recently, digital editor at Adweek.
Natalie Mortimer
Natalie Mortimer Info Events
Natalie is The Drum's fashion, design, luxury and food & drink reporter.
Tony Mugavero
Founder & CEO
Tony Mugavero Info Events
Tony Mugavero is a 4x tech entrepreneur and executive with a media, business, and computer engineering background. He is the Founder and CEO of Littlstar, a premium cinematic Virtual Reality network putting viewers at the center of experiences using immersive technologies. Littlstar has the best VR content in the world from companies like ABC, NBC, Showtime, Nat Geo, Discovery, PBS, Red Bull, Virgin, Disney, and more.
Ibtihaj Muhammed
Olympian Fencer
Ibtihaj Muhammed Info Events
Ibtihaj Muhammad is a member of the United States Fencing Team and currently ranks No. 2 in the United States and No. 7 in the world. Named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list, Ibtihaj is an important figure in a larger global discussion. Her voice continues to unite both the sports and non-sports world.
Ibtihaj is a 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist, including 2014 World Champion in the team event. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab. Muhammad was a 3-time All American and graduated from Duke University with a dual major in International Relations and African Studies, and minor in Arabic. In 2014, Muhammad launched her own clothing company, Louella, which aims to bring modest fashionable clothing to the United States market. She is also a sports ambassador, where she serves on the U.S. Department
of State’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport Initiative. She has traveled to various countries to engage in dialogue on the importance of sports and education.
Jeanniey Mullen
Global Marketing Leader
John Murphy
VP, Marketplace Quality
John Murphy Info Events
John Murphy is Vice President, Marketplace Quality, at OpenX. At OpenX, John is responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketplace quality, including traffic quality operations, creative review, and advertiser and publisher policy.

Prior to OpenX, John was Director of Search Marketplaces at Yahoo!, where he drove traffic quality strategy and operations. During ten years at Yahoo!/Overture, John held a variety of management roles in editorial operations, marketplace quality, and policy. Before Yahoo!, John was a financial analyst in the commercial real estate industry.
George Musi
Senior Vice President, Head of Analytics & Insight
George Musi Info Events
George Musi is the SVP, Head of Analytics and Insight (a multi-discipline capability) at Optimedia | Blue 449, a global full service media agency that specializes in integrated marketing and communications strategies. Optimedia | Blue 449 is one of the four (and the newest) global media brands in the Publicis Media Network.

He is part Thought Leader, Subject Matter Expert & Trusted Advisor + part Business & Marketing Consultant + part Marketing Scientist + part Consumer Psychologist + part Media & Cultural Anthropologist = which equals all Strategist.

George intersects consulting skills, diverse analytical techniques, research & measurement methods and strategy to provide learnings and recommendations across the consumer, competitive and media landscape that enlighten, empower and enable marketers to make faster and smarter decisions across the campaign life cycle and consumer decision journey to maximize performance and ROI.
Jack Myers
Jack Myers Info Events
Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of Myers Media Business Network, which
owns publications, websites, research resources, economic forecasting tools and
networking organizations serving the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment
communities. Jack also has investments in a portfolio of more than three dozen digital
media and entertainment companies. He is an award-winning documentary film producer, author of four books and founder
of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, Media Village and Syracuse University
Newhouse Network. His new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on
Sex, Politics and Saving the World, won the International Book Award for Youth Issues
and was finalist for Women’s Issues and Popular Culture.
Matthew Myers