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Oct. 1-3, 2018 | Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Speakers and Advisors

Advisors

Adam Sherk

VP SEO & Digital Strategy | Define Media Group

Adam Sherk is VP SEO and Digital Strategy for Define Media Group, an SEO and audience development consulting firm. Adam serves as an embedded strategist for large-scale news and content sites, working closely with technical, editorial and marketing teams to institutionalize SEO across the organization. Adam has been involved in digital marketing since 1996 and in his 10-plus years at Define he has consulted with a wide range of publishers, including Time Inc., Conde Nast, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, Slate, VICE, and BuzzFeed. In addition to his expertise in editorial SEO and Google News, he has a strong background in public relations and social media. Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamsherk

Aneel Tejwaney

Chief Technology Officer | Haymarket Media US

Aneel Tejwaney is the Chief Technology Officer at Haymarket Media US, a leading provider of news, research and analysis for Health Care Professionals and Business Media Professionals. 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. Aneel creates and runs these projects hands-on; some of the efforts include implementing WordPress platform across the enterprise, implementing single customer view with database capabilities, and migrations of internal systems to the cloud. He has significant publishing experience from 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

Digital Strategic Advisor | American Media

Brian Kroski is a digital media consultant and strategic advisor to several large media organizations. A dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience building, growing, and operating innovative digital products and media businesses for companies including AMI, Rodale, Dennis Publishing and The New York Observer. Brian was recently inducted into the MIN Digital Media Hall of Fame and also leads the digital business portion of the acclaimed Columbia Publishing Course.

Cy Caine

Founder & Principal | K2M2 Digital

Cy Caine is the founder and principal of K2M2 Digital, a boutique consultancy that works with clients to set and execute all aspects of their digital business strategy. Before founding K2M2 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 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.

Jeff Litvack

CEO | Adweek

Jeff Litvack is the CEO of Adweek. Formerly, Jeff was Interim COO of Robb Report Media and previous to that he was Group President and Chief Digital Officer at ALM, where he was  responsible for transforming a traditional B2B media company into a digital-first publisher. Jeff oversaw a technology and digital staff of 184 employees including development, design, ad ops, project management, product development, e-commerce, and big data team.

Justin Festa

Digital Strategy Consultant | NHC

Justin Festa is a Digital Strategy Consultant . 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.

Krystle Kopacz

CEO | Revmade

Krystle Kopacz is founder and CEO of Revmade, a strategy consultancy that builds new revenue streams for media companies. Krystle spent the last 10 years of her career in media, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Atlantic Media's policy- and government-focused divisions. At Atlantic Media, Krystle led digital product, audience and revenue growth, focusing in particular on emerging opportunities in content marketing and mobile. Krystle was named to Folio’s 13 Under 30 digital media innovators, MinOnline’s People to Watch and American Business Media's Emerging Leaders, in addition to winning Atlantic Media’s Chairman’s Award for digital business growth.

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.

Rob Keenan

President | Keenan Media

Rob 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 20 years, most recently at the VP of Online Media for Edgell Communications.  

 

Speakers

Anil Bhaskar

Managing Partner & Co-Founder | Asentech

Anil is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Asentech LLC., where he is responsible for management, product innovation, and market fulfillment strategies. Asentech is a NJ based digital marketing technology company servicing the B2B Publishing and Lifesciences industries since 2007. At Asentech, Anil has driven a startup culture and lead the team to deliver numerous innovative customer and audience engagement solutions. Anil realized the early potential of voice assistants to develop highly-engaging brand extensions and Asentech was able to incubate and launch xReach.io in 2018, an audience engagement platform extending editorial content to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. With over 20 years of experience in technology and digital marketing, Anil aspires to blend deep technical expertise with sharp business acumen, leading to unique solutions and product offerings.    

AnnMarie Wills

CEO & Founder | annmarie.wills@leveragelab.com | Leverage Lab

Leverage Lab is the first Customer Data Platform agency, offering strategic, deployment, activation and technical services to companies harnessing the transformational power of CDP technology.  AnnMarie brings more than 20 years of experience helping media organizations maximize their data competency and opportunity.  During her career AnnMarie has conceptualized, built and launched numerous data products and modernized audience operations for notable companies like Penton Media, Knight Ridder, SourceMedia and Vance Publishing.  Contact AnnMarie at annmarie.wills@leveragelab.com or connect on LinkedIn.    

Brian Kroski

Digital Strategic Advisor | American Media

Brian Kroski is a digital media consultant and strategic advisor to several large media organizations. A dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience building, growing, and operating innovative digital products and media businesses for companies including AMI, Rodale, Dennis Publishing and The New York Observer. Brian was recently inducted into the MIN Digital Media Hall of Fame and also leads the digital business portion of the acclaimed Columbia Publishing Course.

Christopher Prinos

CEO | INDIGO TRIGGER

Christopher oversees the company’s strategy while remaining intimately involved in business development, operations and client engagement activities. While working with Mediaspectrum in North America and Europe, Christopher served as a program manager for dozens of strategic accounts, media & entertainment solution specialist and account executive. With over twenty years experience in media & publishing, Christopher’s operations background and network across various sectors has helped him earn a reputation as a transformation specialist for early-stage and global media organizations alike. When not working, Christopher lives in Portsmouth NH where he can typically be found on his boat (weather permitting), walking his dog, or attending a live music event of some kind.

Denis Wilson

Editor-in-Chief | dwilson@napco.com | Publishing Executive

Denis Wilson is editor-in-chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive. In this role, he analyzes and reports on the fundamental changes affecting the publishing industry and aims to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis’ work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.

Jonathan Lacoste

Co-Founder & President | Jebbit

Jonathan Lacoste is the Co-Founder and President of Jebbit, an enterprise software company that created the world's first Declared Data Platform. Jonathan has been named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" and Jebbit has been recognized as one of 2018's fastest growing startups in the U.S.

Kartik Hosanagar

John C. Hower Professor of Technology & Digital Business and Professor of Marketing | The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kartik’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular the impact of analytics and algorithms on consumers and society, Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce. Kartik has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40 and is a ten-time recipient of MBA or Undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton School. Kartik cofounded and developed the core IP for Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that was acquired by Web.com for $342M. He is a cofounder of SmartyPal Inc and has served on the advisory boards of Milo (acquired by eBay) and Monetate and is involved with over a dozen other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, American Express, Citi and others.

Keith Sibson

VP, Product & Marketing | PostUp

Keith has over a decade of experience driving product-led growth at companies large and small. Before joining PostUp, Keith served as VP of Revenue at SpareFoot.com, the leading consumer marketplace for the $22Bn self-storage industry. Prior to SpareFoot, Keith led product at the financial services company NetSpend, a processor and marketer of prepaid cards that was acquired by TSYS for $1.6Bn in 2013. Keith’s background is technical, progressing through a variety of software development and management roles. Throughout his career he has led teams of engineers, designers, project managers, product managers, marketers, and operations staff to consistent success.

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.

Nathan Safran

Director of Research | NAPCO Media

Nathan Safran leads the research team at B2B publisher NAPCO Media. He develops custom research studies for multi-national companies and thought leadership and proprietary research for internal and external use. Nathan formerly worked as a Forrester Analyst covering the digital home industry, and his work was quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and LA Times.

Patrick Costello

Co-Founder | Naytev

Patrick Costello is the co-founder of Naytev, a Y Combinator-backed company, where he oversees product and sales. He works with leading media teams to improve digital content performance with data-driven storytelling. Patrick is based in San Francisco, and in his free time he loves to hike and ski.

Prescott Shibles

Senior Vice President, Data | Randall-Reilly

Prescott Shibles joined Randall-Reilly in 2014. As Senior Vice President, Data, Shibles oversees Randall-Reilly’s corporate audience intelligence assets. He and his team are tasked with on-boarding offline audience data and developing predictive profiling, audience targeting, and magazine circulation. Prior, Shibles served as Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for Advantage Media and as CEO of Vital Business Media. He was recognized by Min on their Best of the Web and Digital Innovators lists.

Rob Keenan

President | Keenan Media

Rob 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 20 years, most recently at the VP of Online Media for Edgell Communications.  

 

Tim Herchenroeder

Director of Accounts | timh@getopenwater.com | OpenWater

Tim Herchenroeder is Director of Accounts at OpenWater, a software company that helps companies manage programs such as awards, summits, competitions, and speaker submission. Tim has worn many hats since 2012, when he joined OpenWater. A few of his responsibilities have included: gathering client feedback and handling renewals, launching and maintaining Salesforce deployments, and new sales. Tim graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Tom Cintorino

CEO | The Next Chapter Consulting

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.

Trip Foster

Advisor | Blockthrough