A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
Mark Zagorski
Mark Zagorski Info Events
Mark Zagorski is the Executive Vice President of the Nielsen Marketing Cloud and former Chief Executive Officer for eXelate, A Nielsen Company. Mark is responsible for executing the product vision behind the Nielsen Marketing Cloud and help leading Nielsen in support of Megan Clarken, Clarizio.

Mark has been at the forefront of digital disruption since 1997 when he joined Modem Media – Poppe Tyson, a pioneering digital ad agency and the source of the web’s first banner ad. Following his agency tenure working for clients like IBM, HSBC, Priceline and Standard & Poor’s, Mark was appointed President of WorldNow, which ushered over 300 local TV stations into the digital age via video streaming and online network ad solutions. After WorldNow, he helped local newspapers evolve online, becoming Chief Marketing Officer and Corporate EVP of MediaSpan, where he led strategy, marketing and business development and built its 1400+ affiliate local ad network.
In 2008, Mark joined eXelate where he continued to drive digital innovation as an early champion of data driven programmatic media buying. As eXelate’s CEO, he has been responsible for spearheading corporate growth and driving the strategic vision of the Company’s industry-leading smart data engine. Mark led eXelate’s U.S. launch, expanded the company’s global footprint to over 2 billion unique users worldwide, and was instrumental in closing $28M in Series B and C funding and leading eXelate’s 2015 acquisition by Nielsen.
Mark received his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business and a BS in Finance from Gannon University, where he was awarded the University’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vibrant Media.

Shelley Zalis
Shelley Zalis Info Events
Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. She sold OTX to Ipsos in 2010, where she led global innovation in over 80 countries.
As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry. Her most recent endeavors include launching TFQ Ventures and The Girls’ Lounge, which supports and mentors women to help them stand out with their unique leadership powers and transform corporate culture…. together.
Shelley continues to go against the grain to innovate and stimulate the industry. She is a board member of AWNY, Dress for Success and the Women’s Military Symposium. Shelley
Andrea Zapata
VP, Research
Andrea Zapata Info Events
Andrea Zapata is VP of Global Research & Analytics for Vevo. In this role she leads the research efforts for Vevo’s Digital Sales, Content and Programming, Product and Technology and International divisions.
Prior to Vevo, Andrea was Ad Sales Research Lead at Hulu. Andrea has also held various research roles at ESPN, where she gained a rich experience developing insights for emerging ESPN TV and Digital networks.
Valentina Zarya
Associate Editor
Valentina Zarya Info Events
Valentina Zarya is an associate editor for the Most Powerful Women channel for Fortune Magazine and Fortune.com. Prior to writing for Fortune, Zarya was an Intelligence Associate for Teneo Holdings and a reporter for Euromoney Magazine. She graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Operations and Information Management and a Minor in Creative Writing, Summa Cum Laude.
Joe Zawadzki
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Joe Zawadzki Info Events
MediaMath’s Chairman and CEO Joe Zawadzki has spent his career redefining the marketing and advertising industries through software and data sciences. He has created and scaled companies with a combined $2B in market value, personally invested in a range of start-ups and is sought after for his vision on the future of technology.
Throughout his career representing marketers at top-tier agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as AOL, American Express, IAC, Verizon and Vonage, Joe has focused on the integration of media, data and data sciences, in software. That reached its peak with the founding of MediaMath in 2007, a company credited with starting the programmatic revolution with the first demand-side platform. MediaMath’s offering, centered around the TerminalOne software, powers the marketing practice of more than 3,500 brands worldwide.
Jennifer Zeszut
Jennifer Zeszut Info Events
Jennifer is CEO of Beckon—a SaaS omnichannel analytics company created by and for marketers. Jennifer has been a marketing leader for most of her career, working with top brands like eBay, Procter & Gamble and Cost Plus World Market. She was a trusted advisor to many more brands as head of strategy and analytics at Razorfish for many years. Prior to Beckon, she founded Scout Labs, a leading social media monitoring, analytics and engagement platform which was sold to Lithium Technologies in 2010. She’s been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany and TechCrunch, and was invited to speak about entrepreneurship at the White House as part of President Barack Obama’s Startup America Initiative.
Katie Zezima
Political Reporter
Katie Zezima Info Events
Katie Zezima is a national political reporter at The Washington Post, covering the 2016 presidential campaign. She has also covered the White House for The Post.

Before coming to Washington, Katie was a correspondent in the Newark, N.J., bureau of the Associated Press, where she covered stories including Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings.

She spent nine years covering New England for The New York Times, reporting from lobster boats, snowmobiles and an elk preserve.

She was a 2011-12 Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Boston University, Katie lives in Washington with her husband.
Patti Ziegler
Chief Digital Marketing Services Officer
Patti Ziegler Info Events
Patti is responsible for driving digital, marketing, and creative services for the global marketing organization including direct to consumer solutions. Her team is responsible for advertising, media, sponsorships, PR, digital, social media, packaging & in-store design, consumer services, shopper marketing and marketing operations.

Prior to joining the company, Patti held several leadership positions within an advertising agency holding company across a broad range of categories including: Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Financial Services, Spirits, Healthcare, Restaurants, Utilities and Tourism.

Patti approaches opportunities with creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on success.
Mallory Ziglar
Community Manager
Mallory Ziglar Info Events
Mallory Ziglar is a Community Manager at Scripps Networks Interactive who helps manage social media for HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and Great American Country. Mallory studied journalism and online media at the University of Florida and started her social media career during her time as an online producer at The Miami Herald. Before joining Scripps, she worked on the social media teams at AutoNation and Lynn University, in roles that focused on content creation, storytelling and online community building. At Scripps, Mallory was part of a team that launched HGTVGardens.com, a community-focused gardening resource from HGTV. She continues to work with the editorial teams to create and promote lifestyle content specifically tailored for social audiences. Mallory loves to travel, cook and fill her home with midcentury modern style. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and their dog, Henry.
Julian Zilberbrand
EVP of Audience Science
Brian Zuercher