Jorge Espinel is Head of Global Business Development at Spotify. Prior to Spotify, Jorge was EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development of 21st Century Fox’s Digital Media Group working on over-the-top video initiatives such as Hulu, partnerships with the leading digital companies, and overseeing digital investments such as Roku, Photobucket and Rubicon Project. He joined from Velocity Interactive Group(recently renamed Fuse Capital), a leading digital media investment firm in New York City. Previously, Jorge was head of AOL’s Corporate Strategy and M&A driving corporate development activities, crafting business strategies, managing AOL’s key strategic relationships, and leading the M&A transactions such as ThirdRead More
Gurval assumed the role of chief innovation & marketing officer for Wunderman in March of 2013. Working closely with CEO Daniel Morel, Gurval is responsible for identifying and expanding business opportunities with our clients and creating a network-wide innovation strategy. This includes acquisitions, partnerships with media, content and technology platforms, and overseeing the development of the corresponding strategy to drive business growth for Wunderman’s clients. As one of the original founders of Blast Radius in 1996, Gurval oversaw the agency’s growth from a Canadian start-up to a global agency with 400 employees and 10 offices across North America and Europe. HeRead More
David Bryant is CCO of Organic, part of the Omnicom network. No stranger to Omnicom - in his late 20's he was also a founding member of their digital agency Tribal DDB. Previously he worked as a Creative Strategist for Google, where he did product visioning and strategy, and created work across many different teams and platforms. Bryant has received more than 40 awards for digital and film work including Cannes and D&AD, and served on for juries for the same. He plays around with technology in his spare time.
Born in Indiana, and raised in New York City, Nick received a BA in Art History from Columbia University. When he had the opportunity to study abroad through Trinity College’s Rome Campus, he completely immersed himself in the culture of Rome, and over the course of that year he realized his dream was to become a chef. Nick’s culinary career began at Buzzy O’Keefe’s The Water Club, where he worked full time during his senior year at Columbia. After graduation, Nick worked for Larry Forgione at An American Place, Rose Hill and Manhattan Prime. From there, Nick served as both aRead More
Christopher R. Chase is Counsel to Frankfurt Kurnit, where he practices intellectual property, advertising, sports and entertainment law. He counsels entities and individuals in the advertising and entertainment industries on all aspects of their businesses, including rights clearance (such as copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity), regulatory matters, and risk assessment. He structures and negotiates creative services agreements, commercial production agreements, brand and celebrity licensing agreements, sponsorship and event promotion agreements, celebrity talent and on-camera agreements, content releases and licenses, and music licenses. He also counsels clients regarding potential and actual litigations arising out of commercials, print advertisements, sweepstakes, contests,Read More
Hank is a technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as CEO of Kloudco, a startup developing a new cloud information management platform. Hank is also the founder of Platform, a non-profit organization with a mission to diversify the innovation economy. Hank has been a regular writer for BusinessInsider, where he wrote about technology, intellectual property, and , economics in the Internet era. Before Kloudco, Hank operated Elroy Networks, a development and consulting company focused on Internet media related technologies. From 1998 to 2001, Hank was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ClickRadio, one of the Internet's first interactive radio services. Along with raising $40Read More
Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City (http://tech.cornell.edu/deborah-estrin) and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth (http://openmhealth.org/). She was previously on faculty at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS). Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness ofRead More
Christopher Heine has been covering the digital marketing landscape since 1999. An award-winning business journalist, he's been featured by Good Morning America, NPR, USA Today, LA Times & Bloomberg Radio.
Chris Cunningham, co-founder and CEO of appssavvy As CEO, Chris leads appssavvy’s mission to rethink the delivery and reception of advertising. As people’s behavior shifts from page-based consumption to activities, on both web and mobile, he believes so should advertising. Chris co-founded appssavvy in 2008 and grew the company as a sales and marketing services organization to more than $20 million in annual revenue by the end of 2010. Towards the end of that year, he and the team set-out to transform the company to one entrenched in technology. Today, appssavvy is an activity advertising technology company focused on people’s native activitiesRead More
Christy is an entrepreneur, currently Creative Strategist at Facebook and formerly co-founder at Wanderfly, a TripAdvisor company. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she joined advertising agency Young & Rubicam as a brand strategist. Next, she led strategy for Pearlfisher, a design agency. In 2008, she dove into entrepreneurship, first co-founding Living Breathing, a digital marketing consultancy. Soon thereafter, she co-founded Wanderfly, a venture-backed internet travel startup that was named one of Time Inc's Top 10 Startups, Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies and was nominated for a Webby. In 2012, Wanderfly was acquired by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. There, Christy led socialRead More