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Nov. 19-21, 2019 | Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Speakers and Advisors

Advisors

Aneel Tejwaney

CEO | Teja Consulting

Aneel Tejwaney is the Founder and CEO of Teja Consulting. Aneel is a versatile technology leader who is known for implementing transformational strategies, gaining state of the art capabilities, optimizing against a digital workflow, and addressing legacy systems. He has significant publishing experience from Haymarket Media US, SourceMedia and TMB (previously known as Reader’s Digest). He has much of the core technology experience from management consulting companies (Accenture, Capgemini) working hands-on throughout the various project lifecycle phases.

Bonnie Kintzer

President and CEO | Trusted Media Brands

Bonnie Kintzer is the President and CEO of Trusted Media Brands, a media and direct marketing company that connects with more than 63 million unduplicated consumers across industry-leading brands such as Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest and Family Handyman. In 2015, Kintzer led a bold rebrand of the company – then known as The Reader’s Digest Association – as part of a broader growth strategy to transform the business into a digital-first, multi-platform media company with a portfolio of brands consumers trust. Under Kintzer’s leadership, the organization has doubled its digital reach to more than 50 million monthly unique visitors and launched new direct-to-consumer products such as MyDiyUniversity.com, Family Handyman Insider and Taste of Home’s Cookware and Special Delivery subscription boxes.

Brian Kroski

CEO & Principal | Kroski Consulting

Brian is a strategic advisor and digital media consultant providing expertise in business development, strategy, product development, audience growth, operations, marketing, and monetization. His work has included launching new products and lines of business; streamlining and improving digital operations; onboarding new technologies and products; and leading large mergers and their subsequent integrations. Before starting Kroski Consulting, Brian spent over 20 years building, growing, and operating innovative digital media businesses, including those at AMI, Rodale, Dennis Publishing and The New York Observer. Brian also leads the digital business curriculum at the acclaimed Columbia Publishing Course.

Cy Caine

Chief Digital Officer | MIT Technology Review

Cy Caine, Chief Digital Officer at MIT Technology Review, joined the company in late 2018. He is based in Cambridge, MA and is responsible for product management, software development and digital strategy. During his first year with the company he modernized the technology and marketing stacks, positioning the company to accelerate the growth of consumer and events revenue.  Before joining MIT Technology Review, Cy was SVP of Strategy & Product Development and member of the Board of Directors at Haymarket Media, Inc. Cy directly managed the core digital groups within HMI, including product management, project management, software development, ad operations, and digital analytics. Cy has previously held leadership positions with divisions of Thomson Reuters, Network Communications, Inc., and Reed Elsevier.

David Longobardi

Chief Content Officer

David specializes in digital content, product development and audience engagement strategy for media companies serving professional communities. As SourceMedia’s Chief Content Officer, he led the integration and digital transformation of the company’s content operations, introduced research and content studio capabilities, developed paid-subscription services, and designed a new, unified audience and editorial operating model. David was previously Editor in Chief of American Banker, where he reset editorial mission and implemented a hybrid paywall strategy, accelerating online growth and broadening the engaged community. Before that, he held leadership roles at two subscription-information and event companies in the financial technology sector: Publisher at Thomson Media’s Securities Industry News and editorial director at Waters Information (now a unit of Infopro Digital).

David Raab

Founder & CEO | Customer Data Platform Institute

David Raab is a consultant specializing in marketing technology and analytics. His clients include major brands in publishing, retail, financial services, telecommunications, technology, and other industries. His early career was spent in magazine circulation and direct mail continuity marketing. He is founder and CEO of the Customer Data Platform Institute.  

David Saabye

SVP, Customer Experience | Adweek

David Saabye is SVP of Customer Experience at Adweek. He is a proven digital product and information services executive, with an extensive background in media, paid information services, cross-media strategy, digital advertising, content licensing, and mobile solutions. David is acutely focused on value creation through implementing new revenue strategies, developing digital products, improving operational efficiency, and surfacing new methods for operating in the digital age. Before joining Adweek, David was Managing Director at Digital Prism Advisors, Chief Digital Officer at ALM Media, and has held leadership positions at AP and Journal Register Company.

Diego Sanchez

Chief Revenue Officer | HousingWire

Diego Sanchez is Chief Revenue Officer of HousingWire. As CRO, Diego is focused on managing and aligning the company's direct sales, marketing, product and client success teams. Diego is an accomplished digital media executive with a proven track record of developing high performing teams, strategic partnerships and innovative technology solutions. Before HousingWire, he served as CEO of Adtelligent, a sell side ad technology company providing monetization and header bidding management solutions for publishers. Prior to Adtelligent, Diego ran strategic partnerships, programmatic revenue, and content distribution for Rodale, a healthy lifestyle publisher acquired by Hearst in 2017, and Travelzoo, a global publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals. He launched his career in digital media working on the strategic partnerships team at Microsoft Online.

Justin Festa

Co-Founder | AtlasMind

Justin Festa is the co-founder of AtlasMind, which provides free cutting-edge data mapping to ingest, organize and visualize data for digital publishers. Previously he was the Chief Digital Officer at LittleThings where he oversaw product, adops and user acquisition. Justin has contributed to the design and implementation of various business initiatives, including a video player/platform, header bidding and a customer acquisition dashboard.

Matthew Yorke

Chief Digital Officer | Northstar Travel Group

Matthew Yorke is Northstar Travel Media’s  Chief Digital Officer charged with advancing NTM’s portfolio of digital marketing capabilities and products and enabling profitable revenue growth across all aspects of the business. Matt has responsibility for NTM’s strategic digital transformation, marketing services, digital product development, custom content solutions, audience development, customer data management, and digital media sales at NTM. Prior to joining NTM, Matt was SourceMedia’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for marketing, marketing services, product innovation, ad operations and technology and all media sales. Matt was charged with advancing SourceMedia’s portfolio of digital marketing capabilities and products, and enabling profitable revenue growth across all aspects of the business.

Michael Dugan

CTO | Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Michael is CTO of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where he manages HMDM's technical organization around the world and oversees Hearst's proprietary global media management platform, MediaOS. Previously, as Forbes CTO, Michael was responsible for all software, systems and network engineering teams in support of Forbes print and digital publishing and website platforms, including the licensable Falcon Platform. Michael is data driven and employs a variety of in-house solutions and web analytics partners to provide the organization with insight into traffic sources, content consumption, and audience behavior.

Natalie Williams

Chief Operating Officer | Brief Media

Natalie is the COO of Brief Media, the niche publisher of top veterinary media brand Clinician’s Brief, and the industry’s leading digital subscription product, Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs. During her tenure at Brief, she has managed the audience and technology teams responsible for driving data and digital subscription revenue, including Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs, which won Folio’s Digital Momentum Award in 2018 for astounding year over year growth. She was named a Folio: Top Women in Media Honoree in 2019 and serves as the Vice Chair of the Connectiv Digital Media Council. Prior to joining Brief Media, Natalie spent 15 years in human healthcare, specializing in hospital and physician network operations and marketing.

Robert Keenan

President | Keenan Media

Robert Keenan is the President of Keenan Media LLC, a consultancy firm providing digital, content, marketing, and audience support to the media sector. Rob has worked in the B2B media sector for more than 20 years, most recently as the VP of Online Media for Edgell Communications. Prior to joining Edgell, Rob worked as the Director of the RFID World event and Editor-in-Chief of TechOnline for CMP Media (now United Business Media). Keenan also served as the Editor-in-Chief of CommsDesign.com/Communication Systems Design as well as the Managing Editor of VerticalNet's Electronics Group.  

 

Tom Cintorino

CEO & Founder | The Next Chapter Consulting

Tom Cintorino is currently the CEO/Founder of The Next Chapter Consulting, providing consulting services in strategy, technology, product management, and M&A for travel, technology, and media companies. Tom has been a digital media strategist and business leader for the past eighteen years. As the EVP at Northstar Travel Group, responsibilities included digital strategy, product development, operations, M&A, and special projects such as spending 2014-2015 in China and Singapore integrating two acquisitions. Previously, he built PennWell Corporation’s Digital Media organization and led their transformation efforts creating one of their largest and fastest growing profit centers. Prior to being in the media business, Cintorino held various senior-level positions in early-stage venture-backed high-tech firms. Specifically, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iCOMS, Senior Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations for Dr Solomon’s, and Vice-President of Worldwide Sales for Logicraft, Inc.

Speakers

Aneel Tejwaney

CEO | Teja Consulting

Aneel Tejwaney is the Founder and CEO of Teja Consulting. Aneel is a versatile technology leader who is known for implementing transformational strategies, gaining state of the art capabilities, optimizing against a digital workflow, and addressing legacy systems. He has significant publishing experience from Haymarket Media US, SourceMedia and TMB (previously known as Reader’s Digest). He has much of the core technology experience from management consulting companies (Accenture, Capgemini) working hands-on throughout the various project lifecycle phases.

Brian Kroski

CEO & Principal | Kroski Consulting

Brian is a strategic advisor and digital media consultant providing expertise in business development, strategy, product development, audience growth, operations, marketing, and monetization. His work has included launching new products and lines of business; streamlining and improving digital operations; onboarding new technologies and products; and leading large mergers and their subsequent integrations. Before starting Kroski Consulting, Brian spent over 20 years building, growing, and operating innovative digital media businesses, including those at AMI, Rodale, Dennis Publishing and The New York Observer. Brian also leads the digital business curriculum at the acclaimed Columbia Publishing Course.

Courtney Yuskis

VP Digital | Farm Journal

David Saabye

SVP, Customer Experience | Adweek

David Saabye is SVP of Customer Experience at Adweek. He is a proven digital product and information services executive, with an extensive background in media, paid information services, cross-media strategy, digital advertising, content licensing, and mobile solutions. David is acutely focused on value creation through implementing new revenue strategies, developing digital products, improving operational efficiency, and surfacing new methods for operating in the digital age. Before joining Adweek, David was Managing Director at Digital Prism Advisors, Chief Digital Officer at ALM Media, and has held leadership positions at AP and Journal Register Company.

Diego Sanchez

Chief Revenue Officer | HousingWire

Diego Sanchez is Chief Revenue Officer of HousingWire. As CRO, Diego is focused on managing and aligning the company's direct sales, marketing, product and client success teams. Diego is an accomplished digital media executive with a proven track record of developing high performing teams, strategic partnerships and innovative technology solutions. Before HousingWire, he served as CEO of Adtelligent, a sell side ad technology company providing monetization and header bidding management solutions for publishers. Prior to Adtelligent, Diego ran strategic partnerships, programmatic revenue, and content distribution for Rodale, a healthy lifestyle publisher acquired by Hearst in 2017, and Travelzoo, a global publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals. He launched his career in digital media working on the strategic partnerships team at Microsoft Online.

Jason Jedlinski

SVP/Head of Consumer Products | USA TODAY NETWORK

Jason Jedlinski is SVP/Head of Consumer Products for Gannett's USA TODAY NETWORK. His team designs and develops brand-defining digital experiences which meet target audiences wherever they want to engage. Jason is passionate about putting customers and users first, delivering true value and ROI over vanity metrics, and showing the country that local media's success is vital for communities to connect, act and thrive. Prior to Gannett, Jason led sales and marketing for Twelvefold, an ad tech startup which used a deep understanding of content to build custom audience segments and help brands identify where their creative message would resonate best. Jason was previously SVP Marketplace Development at News Distribution Network (now Inform) and spent seven years at Tribune Company, where he managed digital products and the content management system for flagship media businesses like KTLA-TV and the Los Angeles Times.

Katie Herrell

Vice President of Digital Platforms and Products | Active Interest Media

Katie Herrell is Active Interest Media’s Vice President of Digital Platforms and Products. In this role she oversees 50+ websites, including managing all partnerships and operations for e-commerce and digital advertising. She previously worked as a producer, writer, and developer on Backpacker.com, RunnersWorld.com, Prevention.com, Menshealth.com, and other sites, and has taught online education courses for UCLA Extension and MediaBistro. She has freelanced for The Onion, Sunset, and 5280. She currently lives in Boulder, CO with her husband, two sons, and Lunchbox the deaf bulldog (@urbanbulldog).

Kyle Shay

Director of Digital Media | Annex Business Media

Years of lessons learned and successes earned in boutique ad agencies, dot-coms and Canada’s largest B2B media company has shaped Kyle's innovative approach to building effective digital strategies. As Director of Digital Media at Annex Business Media, and with the help of a tremendous team, Kyle has combined digital content, web, email marketing, video, podcasts, social media and educational webinars to facilitate well thought out, engaging products for a variety of industries and audiences that Annex serves with its 65+ B2B brands.

Leah Wynalek

Senior Editor | Publishing Executive

Leah Wynalek is the senior editor for Publishing Executive. In this role, she analyzes media trends and delivers forward-looking industry insights for publishers. She has previously worked at major consumer magazine publishing companies including Trusted Media Brands and Rodale, where she assisted in digital content creation and strategy for Prevention.com.

Matt Steinmetz

Publisher & Brand Director | msteinmetz@napco.com | Publishing Executive

Matt Steinmetz is publisher and brand director of Book Business and Publishing Executive. In this role, he oversees all aspects of both brands including business development, editorial, audience development, and marketing. His focus is on ensuring that Book Business and Publishing Executive continue to help our audiences do their jobs more efficiently and more profitably, while also building profitable solutions for our advertisers and clients.

Natalie Williams

Chief Operating Officer | Brief Media

Natalie is the COO of Brief Media, the niche publisher of top veterinary media brand Clinician’s Brief, and the industry’s leading digital subscription product, Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs. During her tenure at Brief, she has managed the audience and technology teams responsible for driving data and digital subscription revenue, including Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs, which won Folio’s Digital Momentum Award in 2018 for astounding year over year growth. She was named a Folio: Top Women in Media Honoree in 2019 and serves as the Vice Chair of the Connectiv Digital Media Council. Prior to joining Brief Media, Natalie spent 15 years in human healthcare, specializing in hospital and physician network operations and marketing.

Ronda Hughes

Consultant | Hughes Data and Engagement Consulting

Ronda Hughes is currently consulting in the B2B media industry focusing on how data integration is crucial when making profitable B2B connections. Her previous position at EnsembleIQ was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Digital Solutions, which included Audience Engagement, Email Marketing, Digital Pre-Sales Consultation, and Marketing. Prior to that, she was with UBM Americas (and other associated companies) for over 30 years where she held several different positions involving audience data, engagement, development, and marketing.

Sean Griffey

CEO and Co-founder | Industry Dive

Sean is a cofounder and the CEO of Industry Dive. He initially got started in media at FierceMarkets where he served as President for 3 years before leaving to found Industry Dive. Before catching the startup bug, Sean spent nearly 10 years as a consultant at A.T. Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoopers helping companies with a broad range of strategic and operational issues. In 2015, he was inducted into the Media Industry News (min) Digital Hall of Fame. Sean has a B.S. in Economics from Penn State and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Sheel Shah

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Consumer Products | Hearst Magazines

Sheel Shah, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Consumer Products for Hearst Magazines, joined the company in 2016. He is based in New York and is responsible for growing the magazine division’s off-platform content partnerships, building the e-commerce business, and advancing the digital offering with emerging technology such as Voice, AR, and others. Shah also leads the Hearst Product Studio, which launched in 2018 and has debuted several new products including the Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat, the All Out Studio fitness app, and a top-selling Keto cookbook called, Keto for Carb Lovers. Previously, Shah led commerce strategy at Buzzfeed and prior to that, worked at other media and ad tech companies.

Tom Cintorino

CEO & Founder | The Next Chapter Consulting

Tom Cintorino is currently the CEO/Founder of The Next Chapter Consulting, providing consulting services in strategy, technology, product management, and M&A for travel, technology, and media companies. Tom has been a digital media strategist and business leader for the past eighteen years. As the EVP at Northstar Travel Group, responsibilities included digital strategy, product development, operations, M&A, and special projects such as spending 2014-2015 in China and Singapore integrating two acquisitions. Previously, he built PennWell Corporation’s Digital Media organization and led their transformation efforts creating one of their largest and fastest growing profit centers. Prior to being in the media business, Cintorino held various senior-level positions in early-stage venture-backed high-tech firms. Specifically, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iCOMS, Senior Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations for Dr Solomon’s, and Vice-President of Worldwide Sales for Logicraft, Inc.

Tony Mamone

COO & Co-Founder | Granite Media

Tony Mamone is a co-founder of Granite Media, a start-up focused on using data science and technology to make digital journalism profitable and sustainable. Tony is an experienced media entrepreneur. He was co-founder and CEO of Livingly Media (sold to Axel Springer's aufeminin in 2015). Prior to that, he launched FindArticles.com (sold to CNet in 2007). Tony holds engineering degrees from Dartmouth College and Thayer School of Engineering and a business degree from Stanford Business School.