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Date & Time

Monday, April 20, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Kurt Rao Jon Lafayette Aleck Schleider Mike Piner Zeev Neumeier Adam Helfgott Ethan Heftman

Description

1:00pm - 1:45pm
A Special Keynote Panel Presented by Amobee;
How Four Screen Measurement Can Help Guide Marketers in the Great COVID-19 Reset

The COVID Reset has brought about an incredible amount of change in viewership and consumption patterns. The rules of Media & Marketing are being redefined, and most if not all assumptions are out the door. Top executives from a media buying agency, a television programmer, and a data & tech company are coming together to discuss this new reality and how measurement, data and technology can help Marketers and Media owners navigate its challenges. They will focus on cross-screen measurement and adapting to new consumption patterns in order to find and target audiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Moderated By: Jon Lafayette, Business Editor, B+C

Speakers:
Mike Piner, SVP, Video & Data Driven Investments, Mediahub
Ethan Heftman,Senior Vice President, Precision & Performance Advertising Sales, A+E Networks
Aleck Schleider, SVP, Client & Data Strategy, Amobee

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Progress Report: What’s Real, What Scales and What Still Needs Work.

Top industry execs, technical mavens and ad buyers discuss the state of the industry, highlighting progress made and issues that still need to be overcome.

Speakers:
Kurt Rao, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tegna
Zeev Neumeier, SVP, Product, Inscape
Adam Helfgott, CEO, Madhive

 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Jalen Rose Jeremy Steinberg Lisa Valentino Preetham Mallikarjuna Evan Adlman Jon Lafayette Terry Hurlbutt

Description

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Special Panel: More Than Data: The Role of Storytelling in Advanced Advertising
At the Walt Disney Co., people who create solutions and tell stories add magic to targeting and technology. We’ll show how Disney’s ad sales executives work with content creators to create memorable messages and ensure they’re delivered efficiently to engage consumers creating effective marketing campaigns. It’s a 360-degree perspective that Disney brings to the table for clients.

Speakers:
Jalen Rose, ESPN’S NBA Countdown Analyst, Co-host Jalen & Jacoby, Get Up! Contributor, ESPN
Lisa Valentino, Executive VP, Client & Brand Solutions, Disney Advertising Sales
Terry Hurlbutt, Vice President and Executive Editor, ABC News Digital


1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel 3: Automation: When the Machines Take Over, Who Buys Lunch?
Top ad executives discuss how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make advanced TV advertising more attractive to marketers by speeding up execution and lowering costs.

Panelists:
Jeremy Steinberg, Global Head of Ecosystem, MediaMath
Preetham Mallikarjuna, Chief Product Officer, Simulmedia
Evan Adlman, SVP of Advanced Advertising and Digital Partnerships, AMC Networks

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Erin Matts Chris Flatley Kelly Abcarian Kim Norris Jason Burke Jon Lafayette Chris Pizzurro

Description

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Keynote Conversation: What I’m Buying. And What Works. A Buyer Explains
At media agency Hearts & Science, Matts helps focus the heart of the ad business--the art of storytelling--using the science available via technology and data analysis. She talks about the way this approach informs campaigns for the agency’s clients and how its experiences are used as a laboratory to help parent company Omincom sort through advanced advertising techniques to determine which are effective and appropriate to use more broadly.

Speaker: Erin Matts, CEO, Hearts & Science


1:30pm - 1:35pm
Five Minutes with Canoe’s Chris Pizzurro
An update on the state of advertising trends from Canoe, which inserts commercials into video-on-demand programming that’s seen in 38 million homes. Owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox, Canoe delivered 27.3 billion ad impressions in 2019, up 4% from the previous years.

Speaker: Chris Pizzurro, VP, Global Sales, Canoe


1:35pm - 2:30pm
Addressable Advertising: How to Hit the Target 
What goes into a winning addressable ad campaign? The strategies, data, technologies and creative that drive results.

Panelists:
Chris Flatley, Vice President, Ad Sales, FuboTV
Kelly Abcarian, General Manager, Nielsen
Kim Norris, Group VP of Advanced Advertising Sales, Spectrum Reach
Jason Burke, Chief Strategy Officer, Clypd, a Xandr Company

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Jalen Rose Jeremy Steinberg Lisa Valentino Preetham Mallikarjuna Evan Adlman Jon Lafayette Terry Hurlbutt

Description

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Special Panel: More Than Data: The Role of Storytelling in Advanced Advertising
At the Walt Disney Co., people who create solutions and tell stories add magic to targeting and technology. We’ll show how Disney’s ad sales executives work with content creators to create memorable messages and ensure they’re delivered efficiently to engage consumers creating effective marketing campaigns. It’s a 360-degree perspective that Disney brings to the table for clients.

Speakers:
Jalen Rose, ESPN’S NBA Countdown Analyst, Co-host Jalen & Jacoby, Get Up! Contributor, ESPN
Lisa Valentino, Executive VP, Client & Brand Solutions, Disney Advertising Sales
Terry Hurlbutt, Vice President and Executive Editor, ABC News Digital


1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel 3: Automation: When the Machines Take Over, Who Buys Lunch?
Top ad executives discuss how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make advanced TV advertising more attractive to marketers by speeding up execution and lowering costs.

Panelists:
Jeremy Steinberg, Global Head of Ecosystem, MediaMath
Preetham Mallikarjuna, Chief Product Officer, Simulmedia
Evan Adlman, SVP of Advanced Advertising and Digital Partnerships, AMC Networks

Date & Time

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Kevin Arrix Claudio Marcus Sean Muller Jane Clarke Lisa Giacosa Dan Ackerman Jon Lafayette Tim Sims

Description

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Conversation: The Way Forward: How DISH is Adapting and Evolving in an Ever-Changing Marketplace
With major shifts happening in technology and business, companies need to adjust their strategies to fit the new working order. Kevin Arrix, senior VP at DISH Media will discuss how a major MVPD/vMVPD is innovating. Tim Sims, Senior Vice President of Inventory Partnerships at The Trade Desk, will assist in taking a deeper dive into the collision of digital and linear, technology and Inventory. 

Speakers:
Kevin Arrix, Senior Vice President, DISH Media Sales
Tim Sims, Senior Vice President of Inventory Partnerships, The Trade Desk

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Attribution: Measuring ROI and How Marketers Should Course Correct Advertisers want to know if their advertising is working
Panelists discuss new ways to measure the impact their campaigns are making on consumers and how to optimize them to make sure marketing objectives are realized. Do outcome guarantees generate more business for media companies. Panelists: Sean Muller, iSpot.TV Claudio Marcus, Comcast Advertising

Panelists: 
Sean Muller, Founder & CEO, iSpot.TV
Claudio Marcus, Vice President, Strategy, Comcast Advertising
Lisa Giacosa, EVP & Global Managing Director of Data, Technology, Analytics & Insights, Spark Foundry
Dan Ackerman, Chief Revenue Officer, Samba TV

2:30pm - 3:15pm
What To Do, What Not To Do
There are many ways to try to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Clarke will list 10 things you need to consider when conducting a TV attribution study, based on a new analysis conducted by CIMM

Speaker: Jane Clarke, CEO/Managing Director, CIMM

 

Date & Time

Monday, April 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Adam Lewinson Tim Hanlon Paige Albiniak Marion Hargett Emily Powers Jonathan Barzilay Tom O'Brien

Description

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Streaming TV’s Ad-Supported Future”

Keynote: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Linear TV Legacy in the Era of Streaming
We corral some of the most forward-leaning executives from linear TV’s leading cable networks, broadcasters and legacy MVPDs to share how they are reshaping the medium for a new generation (or two) of viewers and transforming their organizations to take advantage. 

Moderator: Paige Albiniak, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News

Panelists: 
Marion Hargett, SVP Agency Strategy, Ampersand
Emily Powers SVP, Commercial Head, BritBox
Jonathan Barzilay, COO, PBS
Tom O'Brien, President, Weather Group

 

Date & Time

Monday, April 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Adam Lewinson Tim Hanlon Paige Albiniak Marion Hargett Emily Powers Jonathan Barzilay Tom O'Brien

Description

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Streaming TV’s Ad-Supported Future”

Keynote: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Linear TV Legacy in the Era of Streaming
We corral some of the most forward-leaning executives from linear TV’s leading cable networks, broadcasters and legacy MVPDs to share how they are reshaping the medium for a new generation (or two) of viewers and transforming their organizations to take advantage. 

Moderator: Paige Albiniak, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News

Panelists: 
Marion Hargett, SVP Agency Strategy, Ampersand
Emily Powers SVP, Commercial Head, BritBox
Jonathan Barzilay, COO, PBS
Tom O'Brien, President, Weather Group

 

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Tim Hanlon Matt Milne Adriana Waterston Brendon Thomas Rachel Brill Craig Engler William Sager

Description

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “TV’s Streaming (R)evolution”

Keynote: Matt Milne, CRO, TiVo
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group


2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Streaming Services & The New “Networks”
Improved streaming video technology and ubiquitous OTT/CTV platforms are enabling a host of upstart entrants to craft completely new "network" streaming alternatives to legacy TV channels; we hear from some of the next-gen pioneers in the space, and their take on what might come next. 

Moderator: Adriana Waterston, SVP, Insights and Strategy, Horowitz Research

Panelists:
Brendon Thomas, VP, Distribution, PlutoTV
Rachel Brill, SVP & General Manager of Studio, Bleacher Report
Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder
William Sager, Chairman & CEO, The Preview Channel

 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Tim Hanlon David Goodfriend Alan Wolk Marc Kirschner David Chu J.R. McCabe

Description

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Broadcast TV in a Streaming World”

Speaker: David Goodfriend, Founder & Chairman, Locast.org
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group


2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: You Can Never Be Too "Niche"
While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock, and HBO Max duke it out for mainstream streaming supremacy, dozens of niche OTT services aim to be the ideal deep dive compliment(s) for just about any content taste imaginable. We discuss content, audience and subscription strategies with some of the most intriguing of the lot. 

Moderated By: Alan Wolk, Co-Founder/Lead Analyst, TV[R]EV

Panelists:
Marc Kirschner, Co-Founder & Head of Product and Innovation, Marquee TV
David Chu, Co-Founder & President, Digital Media Rights
J.R. McCabe, Chief Business Officer, Poker Central/PokerGO & Estars Studios

 

Date & Time

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Paige Bilins Reed Barker Mary Ann Halford Ben Antier Mark Rotblat Mike O’Donnell Rick Haskins

Description

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Relevance in the Golden Age of Streaming TV”
We explore some of the innovative ways ad-supported streaming TV services are creating viewing experiences consumers keep coming back to, as well as how content providers are using rich first-party viewing data to offer truly addressable TV buys to advertisers.

Speakers:
Paige Bilins, VP, Product Management, Video, Telaria
Reed Barker, Head of Advertising, Philo

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: The Great Monetization Debate - Subscription vs. Ad-Supported
We dig deep into the issue of how to best monetize TV/video's future formats with entities who are betting on each sides of the equation - as well as hybrids attempting to straddle both. 

Moderator: Mary Ann Halford, Senior Advisor, OC&C Strategy Consultants

Panelists:
Ben Antier, Co-founder, Publica  
Mark Rotblat, CRO, Tubi
Mike O’Donnell, SVP, Platform Business/Vizio Ads
Rick Haskins, President, Streaming & Chief Branding Officer, The CW

 

Date & Time

Friday, May 1, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Michael Collette Alejandro Rojas Devin Emery Stefan Van Engen Andre Swanston

Description

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Strategies From the Front Lines
The ascension of OTT video has brought with it new competitive realities and strategic mandatories when it comes to marketing, distribution, measurement, and monetization. We survey some of the smartest day-to-day operators in the streaming TV space to hear what works – and what doesn’t. 

Moderator: Michael Collette, CEO, Dativa

Panelists:
Alejandro Rojas, Director, Applied Analytics, Parrot Analytics
Devin Emery, Head of Growth, Curiosity Stream
Stefan Van Engen, SVP, Content Programming & Partnerships, Xumo 
Andre Swanston, Founder & CEO, TruOptik