SVP, Market Development
As SVP, Market Development for the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears is responsible for the sales and service of Buyer Cloud Technologies with buyers including ad networks, agency trading desks and demand-side platforms.
VP, Editorial Director
Ezra heads eMarketer’s editorial group, managing a team of researchers, interviewers, writers, analysts, forecasters and editors as they collect, analyze and contextualize data from thousands of research sources worldwide for the company’s global corporate subscriber base.
Yujin Chung is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz responsible for accelerating the portfolio companies' go-to-market and discovering new business development opportunities. He loves working with disruptive entrepreneurs along with forward thinking corporate partners focused on innovative partnerships.
Steven Rosenblatt is chief revenue officer at Foursquare. He has held positions in the advertising and digital media industry for the last 13 years. Before joining Foursquare, Steven worked at Apple as director of advertising sales and strategy for iAd, where he oversaw sales, account management, agency relations, and the creative and strategy team. Prior to launching Apple’s iAd, Steven served as senior vice president of advertising sales at Quattro Wireless. He helped turn Quattro into the leading mobile advertising company, until it was acquired by Apple in January 2010. Steven has also worked at Dennis Publishing, the parent of Maxim.
VP, U.S. Sales, DSO
Matt is responsible for advertising partnerships with our largest customers at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter in 2013, Matt was a Director at Google, where he managed advertising partnerships with large agencies and clients. Earlier, he was a VP of television sales at The Weather Channel Companies.
Global Head of Digital Marketing & Social Media
Pete Blackshaw is Global Head of Digital Marketing and Social Media for Nestle, S.A. Pete’s career, spanning digital marketing, public policy and brand management, has always put the consumer’s voice at the center. Before Nestle, Pete was the CMO of NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey that integrated social insight into core business strategies. In his book “Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3000: Running a Business in Today’s Consumer-Driven World” (Doubleday) Pete shares hundreds of experiences with Fortune 1000 companies working to improve the consumer conversation. While at P&G, he helped lead the company to Ad Age “1999 Interactive Marketer of the Year” distinction. He recently served as chairman of the board of the National Council of Better Business Bureaus and co-founded the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). An Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) “Great Minds” award winner, Pete is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
SVP, GM Americas
Matt’s responsibilities include the expansion of MediaMath’s Americas operation and development.
Pat manages SiriusXM Radio’s web site, www.siriusxm.com. He and his team work with SiriusXM Programming team to extend on-air content with interactive experiences. He works with Acquisition and Subscriber Marketing teams on digital marketing initiatives and campaigns. Since coming to XM in 2007, Pat and has led the design and launch of siriusxm.com, built a web analytics capability, improved SEO, developed digital content strategy, launched social media efforts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and led mobile initiatives.
Senior Director of Bing Evangelism
Jason is a Senior Director of Bing Evangelism for Microsoft. He and his team are responsible for cultivating deep relationships with advertisers and agencies, driving awareness, perception and adoption of Bing Ads and Bing.com.
Lisa is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios where she plays an integral part in expanding the business and mentoring up-and-coming YouTube personalities who are part of the Maker Studios family. Lisa, known as LisaNova on YouTube, has one of the most successful YouTube channels of all time (200 million videos views, 720,000+ subscribers). Through her YouTube channel she has inspired many to become content creators themselves, and is now helping to build new online talent through Maker Studios.
Michael Schanker is VP of Marketing at Lithium Technologies, responsible for the company’s global go-to-market strategy and demand generation efforts. As part of his role, he spends extensive time talking with customers, industry analysts, and other organizations about the fast-changing digital and social marketing landscape, and using those insights to advance the company’s social customer experience platform. Michael has been in the technology industry for 18 years and has served in marketing and sales executive roles at companies like ServiceSource, Siebel Systems, and PTC. He also spent 8 years at PwC, mostly in consulting (though if pressed he will admit to having started his career as a CPA). Michael holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Fjord, a part of Accenture Interactive
Hyo Yeon is the perfect mix of business and design: she believes that beauty in a broader sense can mean an elegant combination of logic, structure, and efficiency. She takes great pleasure in a well thought-out plan, a clever way to solve a problem, or good old-fashioned storytelling. This goes a long way to explain how Hyo transitioned from being a designer to someone who runs companies powered by designers and creative thinkers.
Digital Collective Co-Chair
Department Manager, Digital Marketing & CRM
As department manager, digital marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), Eric Jillard is responsible for managing the strategy and execution of all elements related to Mercedes-Benz internet marketing in the U.S., including overseeing the company's public websites, such as its main public site, www.MBUSA.com, which receives an average of nearly three million visitors monthly. Jillard also leads the digital marketing team on initiatives involving search marketing, online advertising, and design and production by the internal digital media team. Jillard reports directly to MBUSA's Vice President of Marketing Stephen Cannon.