Colin Carrier, Chief Strategy Officer, Twitch Colin Carrier is Chief Strategy Officer of Twitch, the world's leading video platform and community for gamers. In addition to guiding new business and content initiatives at Twitch, Colin serves as the General Manager forJustin.tv, the original parent to Twitch and one of the first and longest-running live video broadcast platforms focusing on entertainment, social, creativity and poker. Previously, Colin spent 4 years at Ustream – at the time, the largest global live video network – most recently as VP of Monetization, overseeing development and operations for all revenue lines, including advertising, PPV/subscription, ecommerce, productionRead More
Luis DeAnda, President – TBWA\Chiat\Day LA With over 20 years experience working with clients such as Apple, adidas, Ikea, Michelin, Nissan, P&G, Sony and Sprint, Luis has never been more excited about locating and involving brands in modern culture. Having spent ten years based in Japan, and operating throughout the TBWA Worldwide network since 2002, he considers himself a global citizen who is inspired by diversity, creative cultures and how brands behave around the world. Luis was named General Manager of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA in January of 2014, and elevated to the role of President four months later. Due in large part to hisRead More
Leslie Capstraw, General Manager, Weber Shandwick’s, Los Angeles Leslie Capstraw, general manager of Weber Shandwick’s Los Angeles office, is an established communications leader with more than 20 years of industry experience. Her depth of expertise has helped clients across a diverse range of industries, including digital entertainment, food, travel & leisure, technology, financial services and sustainability. Leslie serves as a senior client counselor helping clients plan and execute integrated communications, marketing and sales programs that drive business results. She is responsible for establishing office culture, developing career paths of employees and running the day-to-day management of a multi-discipline team. Prior to joining WeberRead More
Sheila Marmon, Founder, CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years. As Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital, an interactive media and advertising company, she helps Fortune 500 brands tap into the fastest growing U.S. consumer base - the multicultural market. Sheila has executed over 200 interactive campaigns in this space for clients including General Motors, Sony Pictures, Verizon, Marriott and Macy’s. In addition to entrepreneurship, Sheila’s multi-faceted media career includes leadership roles in operations, new ventures, and financeRead More
Peter Csathy, CEO, Manatt Digital Media (MDM) Peter Csathy is CEO of Manatt Digital Media (MDM) and leads the business development agency and accelerator arm of this deeply connected multi-faceted professional services group that also includes industry-leading legal services, and venture capital. MDM is also a founding partner of O Labs, a major tech incubator, together with leading talent agency ICM. Csathy’s career spans “traditional media” (including senior executive positions at Universal Studios and New Line Cinema) and digital media/technology (including serving as CEO of several leading companies and driving successful exits). Csathy is a noted thought leader who frequently writesRead More
Colin Drummond, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Deutsch LA Colin is a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Deutsch LA. With 20+ years under his belt in the advertising business, he continues to love his job. He gets to figure out how to sell to millions of people at once in a way that separates his client’s brands from their able competitors. The “ad” business is changing more rapidly than ever before, as people get cooler toys to take control of their oh-so mobile lives. Yet he believes that brands are more important than ever, probably more so. Great brands continue toRead More
Andy Tu, EVP Marketing, Defy Media Andy Tu is the EVP Marketing at Defy Media, a leading digital media company formed by the 2013 merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media. Defy Media creates some of the most popular content in digital media across brands including Break, Made Man, SMOSH, Screen Junkies, Clevver and The Escapist, together reaching more than 155 million consumers monthly through owned web, YouTube, mobile, social and emerging OTT platforms. Andy leads strategy across corporate and consumer marketing initiatives for the company including research, trade and consumer marketing, public relations, social media, audience development, events and creative services.Read More
Matt Joseph, Founder, CEO, Locent Matt is the Founder and CEO of Locent, a startup building an app that lets people text local businesses instead of calling. Prior to starting Locent, Matt was Director of Investments and Operations at Launchpad LA, which during his tenure was named the top accelerator in Southern California by Forbes and TechCrunch. Matt previously held corporate positions at Verizon and the Boston Consulting Group. He majored in Philosophy at Princeton before earning a JD/MBA from UCLA.
Margaret Gilmore, Vice President of Originals, Walt Disney’s Interactive Margaret Gilmore has been Vice President of Originals for Walt Disney’s Interactive division since 2010. While leading a stellar creative team there, her work has earned much recognition including 9 Telly Awards, a Webby, and multiple Film Fest wins which have qualified one short-film, Blank; A Vinylmation Love Story, for a 2015 Oscar. Margaret and her team have produced, launched and monetized short-form lifestyle content for US and International broadcast, animation and live-action for digital platforms, and various entertainment programming for SVODs. Prior to Disney Margaret held similar roles at Scripps Networks and Yahoo.
Jonathan Perelman, Vice President, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures (BFMP) Jonathan Perelman is the Vice President of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures (BFMP). He is responsible for operations, business management, branded advertising for all aspects of BFMP. Prior to BuzzFeed, Jonathan spent over six years at Google as the Global Lead for Industry Relations. He is a Sr. Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School, serves on many industry boards including Advertising Week (US and Europe), Internet Week and Ad:Tech, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council Future of Media and Entertainment. Jonathan advises aRead More