Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly
June 15, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Simon Kelly, CO-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide Simon Kelly is Story’s​ CO-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, ​who founded both the London and the Seattle offices. He is a serial entrepreneur, recognized as a leader in promoting and growing the content advertising industry, which is now rapidly replacing traditional advertising. His experience with content advertising in Europe and then in the US have led to Simon leading ground-breaking global, multi-channel programs for companies like Lexus, Microsoft and others. He is ​also passionate about creating company environments that attract super-talented people whom he likes and who love working together. Simon launched the ​Custom Publishing Council in 1997; founded TPD Ltd.,

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David Grant

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June 15, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

David Grant, President, POPSUGAR Studios  With a unique "crossover" career as a content creator, Hollywood business executive, and digital media entrepreneur, David Grant serves as President of POPSUGAR Studios, which develops, produces, and distributes POPSUGAR's highly popular original video content. David joined POPSUGAR in 2009 when it acquired Shopflick.com, a venture-financed video e-commerce startup that David co-founded. David was previously President of Fox TV Studios, a major global studio producer of scripted, reality, and documentary television. During his tenure, the Studio produced diverse and ground-breaking shows such as Golden Globe winning drama The Shield, multiple Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning sitcom Malcolm in

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Shafqat Islam

Shafqat Islam

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June 11, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Shafqat Islam, Co-Founder and CEO of NewsCred Shafqat Islam is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NewsCred, the world’s leading content marketing platform. As CEO, Shafqat manages the strategic growth of the company, pioneering a new content ecosystem for brands and publishers. Since its founding in 2008, NewsCred has grown to a 180+ person team of technologists, journalists and creative content marketers based in New York, London and Dhaka. The company is funded by leading investors including Mayfield Fund, FirstMark Capital, Greycroft Partners and IA Ventures. Prior to NewsCred, Shafqat was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, running technology teams in NYC and

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Wenda Harris Millard

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June 1, 2015  |  allevents, engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Wenda Harris Millard President & COO  Wenda Harris Millard is President and COO of MediaLink, a leading strategic advisory and business development firm that provides critical counsel and direction to the media, advertising and entertainment industries and to companies and investors that interact with those sectors. Before joining MediaLink, Ms. Millard was Co-CEO and President, Media for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.  She joined MSLO in July 2007 after three years as a member of its Board of Directors.  Ms. Millard oversaw MSLO’s media businesses, which include publishing, internet and broadcasting.  She was the driving force behind creating cross-platform programs for marketers in

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Dan Abramson

Dan Abramson
May 30, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Dan Abramson, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial, Funny Or Die Dan Abramson is in the Editor-in-Chief of Editorial at Funny Or Die. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of The Occasional, a digital humor magazine he promptly drove into the ground. Work has also been seen on TheNewYorker.com and The Huffington Post. He wants to know where you got your shirt. He really likes it.    

Ohad Zeira

Ohad Zeira

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May 21, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Ohad Zeira, Director of Internet of Things at Verizon Ohad Zeira was the co-founder and head of WeMo and an early story-telling pioneer in the consumer IoT. He is currently an Advisor for the Internet of Things Consortium and recently joined Verizon as the Director of Consumer IoT to create new automagical experiences.   Ohad redirected his passion for chasing Corporate Development greenfields to creating contextually-aware connected experiences because he believes they have the ability to positively impact lives, change the way we develop for users and engage with our network. Ohad has held numerous positions in fast growing marketing segments including energy

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Jamie Gallo

Jamie Gallo
May 20, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Jamie Gallo, President, Wunderman New York With more than 20 years of marketing experience — both at agencies and on the client side — Jamie Gallo has built a reputation for his commercial intelligence and pragmatism, and for building and evolving the world's leading brands. As New York office president, Jamie leverages Wunderman’s sophisticated analytics and data operations to make brands more valuable to consumers. His philosophy centers on deepening connections with individuals in the consumer-brand relationship, which in turn allows the agency to develop modern creative campaigns that are both targeted and effective. Jamie’s responsibilities include overseeing key Wunderman North

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Michael Lebowitz

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May 4, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Michael Lebowitz, Founder of Big Spaceship  Michael is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, a globally-recognized digital creative agency. Since launching the agency in 2000, he has defined the strategy and vision for Big Spaceship’s growth and culture as well as working closely with Big Spaceship’s clients, including BMW, Google Play, Google Maps, Ken Burns, Nestle-Purina, Organic Valley and Samsung. Over the past decade, Michael has led Big Spaceship to attain countless awards of high distinction. This includes a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the agency’s work with HBO Voyeur, Cannes Lions, Clios and One Show Interactive Pencils, as well as numerous

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Gineen Finch

Gineen Finch
April 28, 2015  |  Engage, engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Gineen Finch, Vice President, Linear & Multiplatform Strategy, Comedy Central Gineen Finch is Vice President, Linear & Multiplatform Strategy for Comedy Central. She reports to Steve Grimes, Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Strategy and Rob O’Neill, Senior Vice President of Programming & Promotion Strategy.   In her position at Comedy Central, Finch oversees the rollout of content across the network’s entire distribution portfolio which includes all CC owned and operated platforms as well as third-party partner and syndicated platforms, and manages the execution of programming strategies across all screens to maximize consumption and monetization of Comedy Central content.   Finch joined Comedy Central in early 2015 after spending

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Bill Smee

Bill Smee

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April 27, 2015  |  engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Bill Smee | Executive Producer of Original Videos | NBC News Digital Bill Smee is the executive producer of Original Video at NBC News Digital, overseeing development and production of video content for NBCNews.com on Web and mobile platforms. Before joining NBC, Smee spent 6 years at Slate.com, launching and then overseeing its video operation. During his tenure, Slate earned the award for Best Video from the Online News Association, was a two-time finalist for a National Magazine Award, and received an Emmy nomination. Previously, Smee spent 20 years in television news and documentary as a producer and network executive at CNN and the Discovery Times Channel. At

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