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9:00-9:10 a.m.
Conference Welcome

Conference co-chairs Andrea Chambers, director, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing, and Carl Pritzkat, Vice president of business development, Publishers Weekly.

9:10-9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Two Institutions Reimagine The Digital Future

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, New York City, and Kinsey Wilson, Editor, Innovation & Strategy and Executive Vice President, Product & Technology, The New York Times, discuss how two of New York’s leading institutions dared to disrupt their way to innovation.

9:45-10:30 a.m.
The Innovators: Shaking Up the Mold and What Publishers Need to Learn

Leaders from renowned change-making companies discuss the entrepreneurial mindset, cultivating an obsessed audience, creating new metrics for tomorrow’s consumer, and what it takes for executives and organizations to make meaningful change.

J.J. McCorvey, Business & Technology Staff Writer for Fast Company moderates.
Hear from:
George Baier, IV, Head of Media Solutions, Dropbox
Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder & Chief Ideation Officer, Clique Media Group
Joanna Lord, Chief Marketing Officer, ClassPass
Amory Wooden​, Director of Brand Marketing,​ ​​Squarespace

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Networking Break

11:00-11:30 a.m.
Steps to Technological Transformation: A Change Management Perspective

J. P. Eggers, Associate Professor, Management & Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business, speaks about how businesses can overcome creative inertia and successfully develop an environment that can lead to radical innovation. With the right approach, he believes that established companies can be the biggest architects of technological transformation.

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Tools for Tapping Talent

Listen in on a targeted talk about how to manage today's multigenerational workplace, with special focus on millennials and the soon-to-arrive Gen Z. Lindsey Pollak, Author and Millennial Workplace Consultant, helps you turn generational diversity into a competitive advantage.

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reaching Your Next Audience: Risks, Rewards, and Memorable Moments from Marketing and Digital Leaders

Top executives relay their experiences and best practices for discovering your most passionate niche audiences (in the strangest places), being the one to say yes when everyone else says no, and cultivating multiple channels in multiple countries—and staying sane.

Howard Mittman, chief business officer, GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest, Golf World, Pitchfork, and Wired Media Group (WIRED, Ars Technica and Backchannel), will moderate.

Hear from:
Otis Chandler, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Goodreads
Rachel Elam, Chief of Staff, GLOBAL BUSINESS MARKETING, FACEBOOK
Ciel Hunter, Global Head of Content, Vice Media
Tom Klein, Chief Marketing Officer, MailChimp
Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, International, HarperCollins Publishers

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Lunch

1:45-2:25 p.m.
Here’s My Platform – Use It Well

Learn the latest tips and tools on how best to use the platforms most relevant today for maximizing growth, reach, and ROI. Speakers include:


Ian Schafer, Founder and Chairman, Deep Focus and Christina Cooksey, Executive Director, Moment Studio, will help you understand how to maximize Snapchat for ROI.
Marcelle Hopkins, Executive Producer for 360 News, The New York Times, will guide you through the worlds of Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree video to discuss how these storytelling innovations can help your business.
Max Linsky, Cofounder, Pineapple Street Media, shows how you can tap into the power of podcasting.

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Scenario Planning: Think Smart, Think Ahead

These three seminars will give attendees the chance to work together with their peers to tackle some of today’s knottiest issues. Sessions include:

Content: Author Care and Feeding in a World of Self-Publishing and Author Brands, led by Judith Curr, President and Publisher, Atria Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Marketing: Next Gen Social Storytelling and Getting the Message Out in Different Ways, led by Kristin Fassler, Vice President and Director, Marketing, Ballantine Bantam Dell, Penguin Random House
Digital Innovation: When (and Why) to Say Yes—and No—to the Next Best Thing, led by Torrey Oberfest, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Hachette Book Group

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Tools for Tapping Talent

Learn how to recruit and engage with millennial talent, particularly digitally savvy innovators who will help accomplish necessary transformations, as envisioned by Kathryn Minshew, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TheMuse.com, a career platform used by 50+ million millennials, and author of The New Rules of Work, a modern playbook to help millennials navigate their careers.

3:45-4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Creating the Media Company of Tomorrow

Listen to Jim Bankoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vox Media, and Jon Kelly, Editor and Co-Founder, The Hive, chat frankly about what it takes to build a business based on technology, multiple content categories, and a make-it-happen mindset.

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Electrifying Legacy Brands: The Future is Now

It’s not just the young and millennial-targeted companies that are fostering change. Long-established brands with deep roots in our life and culture are in the forefront of technological transformation. Look back and forward with leaders including:

Moira Forbes, Executive Vice President, Forbes Media, will moderate.

Hear from:
Tara Brannigan, Head of Marketing Book, Cadillac
Jay Lauf, Publisher, Quartz and Senior Vice President, Atlantic Media
Declan Moore, chief executive officer, National Geographic Partners
Sam Olstein, Global Director, Innovation, General Electric

S p e a k e r s

George Baier IV
Dropbox
George Baier IV
Head of Media Solutions
Dropbox
George Baier IV is Head of Media Solutions at Dropbox. He consults with media clients, communicating the company's unique perspective on how Dropbox can transform work and IT infrastructure for customers in the media vertical. George plays a strategic role coordinating efforts to deliver product features and packaged solutions that meet media customer needs. Prior to Dropbox, George spent 10 years in publishing, working with some of the largest book publishers in the world. Most recently he was Vice President of Business and Workflow Systems at Macmillan Publishers, where he focused on building and deploying tools for their sales, design, marketing, and production
workflows.
Jim Bankoff
Vox Media
Jim Bankoff
Chairman and CEO
Vox Media
Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff) is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest-growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted, talented voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories that reach audiences of hundreds of millions across all digital platforms. A veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music and Engadget as an EVP at AOL. He co-founded TMZ.com, won an Emmy award for his production of the Live8 Concerts, and oversaw AOL’s industry-leading applications including AIM, ICQ, and Netscape. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (technology and culture), Vox (general news), SB Nation (sports), Polygon (gaming), Racked (shopping), Eater (food and dining), Curbed (real estate and home), and Recode (technology and business). The company is also a leader in premium quality branded content creation and distribution through its Vox Creative and Concert business units.
Otis Y. Chandler
Goodreads
Otis Y. Chandler
CEO & Co-Founder
Goodreads
Otis is the co-founder and CEO of Goodreads – the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Launched in 2007, the site has since grown to more than 60 million members who have added more than 1.8 billion books and written more than 60 million reviews. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon. Before founding Goodreads, Otis was a Lead Software Engineer and Product Manager at Tickle.com. Monster Worldwide, the leading purveyor of online jobs, purchased the company in 2004 for $100 million. At Tickle, Otis was in charge of LoveHappens.com, a top ten online dating service. Otis graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he always believed he would one day build cars.
Tara Brannigan
Cadillac
Tara Brannigan
Head of Marketing Book
Cadillac
Tara Brannigan currently leads marketing for BOOK by Cadillac, a first-of-its-kind luxury vehicle subscription service. The innovative service is one of the ways Cadillac is reinventing its iconic status by adapting to changing customer behavior. She has over fifteen years of experience developing brands and re-imagining products across industries including consumer packaged goods, financial services, luxury automotive, and retail. Tara has cultivated an expertise in identifying the wants and needs of customers and translating those into marketing strategy that drives innovation. Prior to joining Cadillac, she worked at American Express disrupting the payments space. As a marketer for Bluebird by American Express, she developed a digitally driven alternative to banking focused on inclusion of younger customers and those underserved by traditional banks. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Barnard College. Based in New York, she resides in Brooklyn, and enjoys sailing in Long Island.
Christina Cooksey
Moment Studio
Christina Cooksey
Executive Director
Moment Studio
Christina Cooksey is Executive Director of Moment Studio, running the production and operations of the content publishing studio, implementing integrated creative and production techniques to deliver feed-based and mobile content. Day to day she manages our diversely talented creative team with skill sets ranging from design, videography, editing, photography, copywriting, content strategy and production. Prior to joining Moment Studio, Christina was a producer at Uproar/DDB where she managed broadcast production. Her career experience spans a full range of marketing disciplines including brand advertising, promotions, partnerships, sponsorships, events execution and shopper marketing, working with brands and properties such as Pepsi, Monopoly, Scrabble, Star Wars, MLB and NBA.
Judith Curr
Atria / Simon & Schuster
Judith Curr
President and Publisher
Atria / Simon & Schuster
Judith Curr is President and Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., where she oversees all the editorial, publishing, and marketing activities of the group’s imprints, which include Atria Books, Emily Bestler Books, Enliven Books, Howard Books, Keywords Press, Marble Arch Press, 37 INK, and Washington Square Press. Since Judith founded the imprint in 2002, Atria has published more than 280 New York Times bestsellers. Atria is the publishing home of many beloved, bestselling authors including Isabel Allende, Fredrik Backman, Vince Flynn, Connor Franta, Kevin Hart, Colleen Hoover, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, John Lescroart, Shirley MacLaine, Kate Morton, J.J. Smith, Zoe Sugg, Brad Thor, Alice Walker, Jennifer Weiner, Zane, and Rhonda Byrne, author of the international bestseller The Secret. Judith teaches a semester-long course at the NYU School of Professional Studies called "From Writer to Reader: An Introduction to Book Publishing." A native of Australia, Judith has been an executive in American publishing since 1996.
J.P. Eggers
NYU Stern School of Business
J.P. Eggers
Associate Professor
NYU Stern School of Business
J.P. Eggers is an Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at NYU’s Stern School of Business. His interests span business strategy, industry and technology evolution, and managerial decision making. He teaches across multiple programs, including the core MBA strategy class, a capstone strategic elective for MBAs and executives, and in the Business Analytics program, as well as executive education programs. Examples of his research include explorations of how the failure of technological investments affects subsequent organizational decision making, how managerial attention shapes firm strategy, and how managers make decisions about where and how to grow their firms. He is also a frequent contributor to strategy and technology discussions at various leading media outlets. J.P. received his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from Emory University, and his BA from Amherst College.
Rachel Elam
Facebook
Rachel Elam
Chief of Staff, Global Bus. Marketing
Facebook
As the Business Lead for Facebook’s Global Business Marketing, Rachel serves as the Chief-of-Staff to the VP and leads Strategy and Communication for the global organization. Over the last four years at Facebook, Rachel has successfully designed and led new ways of thinking: from her days as Client Partner on the first Fitness book of business, to Global Partnerships, where she built the first sales activation channel and consulted partners on their unique market value. Prior to joining Facebook, Rachel led fundraising teams, where she consistently delivered an increased philanthropic giving and elevated the organization to build a strong, sustainable foundation for the future.
Kristin Fassler
BBD / Penguin Random House
Kristin Fassler
Vice President, Director of Marketing
BBD / Penguin Random House
Kristin Fassler is Vice President, Director of Marketing at the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. She oversees the creation and implementation of the consumer marketing, branding, and social strategies for over 150 fiction and nonfiction titles annually, including campaigns for bestselling authors such as Diana Gabaldon, Debbie Macomber, George R.R. Martin, Lee Child, and Janet Evanovich. Her current projects include using data and analytics to craft detailed profiles of the readership of Ballantine Bantam Dell authors in order to activate their core audiences and find opportunities to grow their reach.
Moira Forbes
Forbes Media
Moira Forbes
Executive Vice President
Forbes Media
Moira Forbes is the Executive Vice President of Forbes Media where she is responsible for driving new business initiatives across the company's diverse media platforms and branding Forbes events worldwide. She’s also the President of ForbesWoman, a multi-media platform dedicated to successful women in business and leadership. She is currently the host of "Success with Moira Forbes," a video series on the Forbes Video Network featuring candid, one-on-one interviews with today's top women leaders. Launched in 2008, ForbesWoman includes a robust website and a variety of content-rich live events that examine the unique experiences of professionally successful women. In 2013, Moira launched the annual Forbes Women's Summit in New York City which brings together 250 female leaders to discuss and solve the world's most intractable issues.
Marcelle Hopkins
The New York Times
Marcelle Hopkins
Executive Producer, 360 News
The New York Times
Marcelle Hopkins is the Executive Producer for 360 News at The New York Times where she oversees The Daily 360, a first-of-its-kind digital reporting project that delivers 360° immersive videos from Times journalists around the world every day. Before joining The Times, she produced and directed virtual reality documentaries for FRONTLINE, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Emblematic Group. In the past two years, she has received a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation, a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a Ford Foundation JustFilms fellowship at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and a United Nations Correspondents Association award. She spent seven years at Al Jazeera's UN bureau, where she produced TV news packages, interviews, features and documentaries.
Ciel Hunter
VICE Media
Ciel Hunter
Global Head of Content
VICE Media
Ciel Hunter serves as Global Head of Content for VICE Media, where she works to develop VICE’s content operations across mobile and digital platforms by overseeing VICE’s digital presence around the world, including VICE’s video and editorial arms, platforms like Snapchat, and new and emerging platforms as they arise. Hunter also works to integrate VICE’s existing verticals with the VICELAND TV network, streamlining VICE’s digital and linear presence. Prior to this role, Hunter served as Executive Creative Director at VICE, leading programs such as The Creators Project, VICE and Intel’s revolutionary arts-and-culture channel, and partnerships including those with YouTube and Apple Music.
Jon Kelly
The Hive
Jon Kelly
Editor and Co-Founder
The Hive
Jon Kelly is the editor and co-founder of The Hive, Vanity Fair’s recently launched brand devoted to the intersection of Wall Street, Washington, and Silicon Valley. He was previously a senior editor at The New York Times and a launch editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Hillary Kerr
Clique Media Group
Hillary Kerr
Co-Founder & Chief Ideation Officer
Clique Media Group
Hillary Kerr is the accomplished co-founder and chief ideation officer of Clique Media Group (CMG), a profoundly modern lifestyle company that lives at the intersection of media and commerce. Hillary, along with her fellow co-founder, Katherine Power, is considered a visionary entrepreneur for creating the data-driven and curated fashion site WhoWhatWear.com in 2006. From there, home and lifestyle website MyDomaine.com was born, and soon after came beauty-centric Byrdie.com as well as Obsessee, the social-only platform targeting Gen Z females. In addition to the media business, in January 2016, Katherine and Hillary launched an ongoing clothing and accessories collection to be sold at Target under the Who What Wear name. The products in the collection are informed by upcoming trends as well as data collected from the WhoWhatWear.com readers. Hillary is also the co-author of three books: Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life (Abrams, September 2009); What to Wear, Where (Abrams, March 2011); and The Career Code (Abrams, May 2016).
Tom Klein
MailChimp
Tom Klein
Chief Marketing Officer
MailChimp
Tom Klein leads MailChimp's marketing team as CMO and is responsible for all of MailChimp's marketing and strategic partnerships. With over 20 years of experience working with some of the world's leading brands including Chanel and Nabisco, Tom is an authority on digital marketing, e-commerce, and brand strategy and understands how to leverage technology to produce fresh, creative campaigns that connect with customers.
Jay Lauf
Quartz / Atlantic Media
Jay Lauf
Publisher
Quartz / Atlantic Media
Jay Lauf is Publisher of Quartz and SVP of Atlantic Media. In his role, he oversees Quartz's business operations and acts as a senior advisor to Atlantic Media on corporate initiatives. Lauf assumed the role at Quartz when the digital, global, business news publication launched in September 2012. Under Lauf, Quartz's innovative advertising has garnered awards and honors from Digiday, AdWeek, the Headliner awards, Deadline Club and more. Prior to his role at Quartz, Lauf led The Atlantic’s revitalization as its Publisher. Under his direction, the publication attained its first profit in decades and transitioned The Atlantic to a "digital-first" brand earning the label from Ad Age: "an ultra-modern, multi-platform juggernaut".
Max Linsky
Pineapple Street Media
Max Linsky
Co-Founder
Pineapple Street Media
Max Linsky is a co-founder of Pineapple Street Media, the podcast company behind "Missing Richard Simmons," "Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham," and the New York Times's "Still Processing." He was Hillary Clinton's co-host on her campaign podcast, "With Her." He is also a co-founder of Longform and a co-host of the Longform Podcast.
Joanna Lord
ClassPass
Joanna Lord
Chief Marketing Officer
ClassPass
Joanna Lord is CMO of ClassPass, leading customer growth, community development, lifecycle marketing and brand. Prior to that she was Vice President of Marketing at Porch, a leading consumer marketplace for homeowners, and Chief Marketing Officer of BigDoor, an enterprise software solution serving companies like Starbucks, CBS, and the NFL. She is a global keynote speaker and digital evangelist, as well as contributing author at Entrepreneur.com and MarketingLand.com. Joanna is a recognized thought-leader in digital marketing and startup mentor (TechStars, NEXT, UP Global, Startup Weekend). She was recently named Seattle's 40 Under 40.
J.J. McCorvey
Fast Company
J.J. McCorvey
Staff Writer
Fast Company
J.J. McCorvey is staff writer at Fast Company, where he covers the intersection of business, technology, and social equity. He has written feature stories on Amazon, Oprah Winfrey, and the journey of Tristan Walker, founder of Walker & Company Brands and one of Silicon Valley's most prominent African-American entrepreneurs. Before joining Fast Company, McCorvey was a reporter at Inc. magazine. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University.
Kathryn Minshew
TheMuse.com
Kathryn Minshew
CEO and Founder
TheMuse.com
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform used by 50+ million millennials to find a job, learn professional skills, or advance in their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to hire or grow their employer brand. A Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review contributor, Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard and appeared on TODAY and CNN. She has also been named to SmartCEO's Future50 and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. Kathryn worked in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative before founding The Muse, and was previously at McKinsey & Company.
Howard Mittman
Conde Nast
Howard Mittman
Chief Business Officer
Conde Nast
Howard Mittman is the chief business officer of GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest, Golf World, Pitchfork, and the Wired Media Group, which includes Ars Technica, Backchannel, and WIRED. Most recently, Mittman served as chief revenue officer and publisher of GQ and GQ Style. Under his leadership, GQ was named to the Adweek Hot List for three consecutive years, and in 2014, Mittman was recognized as Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year. Mittman successfully launched the luxury quarterly print publication GQ Style; created the coveted GQ Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles; and established the invitation-only private club, The Gent, in New York City.
Declan Moore
National Geographic Partners
Declan Moore
Chief Executive Officer
National Geographic Partners
Declan Moore is chief executive officer of National Geographic Partners, the world’s largest purpose driven media company committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge, exploring the frontiers of science, exploration, and conservation through compelling, and impactful visual storytelling. Before assuming his role as CEO of National Geographic Partners in November 2015, Moore was chief media officer of the National Geographic Society, responsible for the Society’s global media across print, TV and digital platforms. He previously served as National Geographic’s president of publishing and travel, with global responsibility for magazines, books, travel, membership, maps, digital media, mobile, apps, home entertainment and the Society’s photo and video agency business. Moore has served on the executive committee of the MPA Board (Association of Magazine Media) and on the executive committee of Digital Content Next. He is a member of the NYU Center for Publishing’s Board of Advisors.
Torrey Oberfest
Hachette Book Group
Torrey Oberfest
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Hachette Book Group
Torrey Oberfest is VP, Corporate Strategy at Hachette Book Group. At HBG, Torrey focuses on corporate acquisition and business strategy, identifying and pursuing acquisition targets and managing the execution of HBG’s investment strategy activities. Recent corporate acquisitions include: Perseus Books from Centre Lane Partners, independent publisher Black Dog & Leventhal, and Hyperion Books from The Walt Disney Company. In addition, Torrey contributes to the formulation of HBG’s corporate strategy, working closely with HBG’s executive management team to identify areas of growth and strategic value. Prior to joining the strategy team at HBG, Torrey was the managing editor of Bulfinch Press, a division of HBG. Torrey is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Sam Olstein
General Electric
Sam Olstein
Global Director of Innovation
General Electric
Sam Olstein is Global Director of Innovation at General Electric. He runs the disruption lab on the corporate brand team responsible for creating more access to the GE brand using emerging media tools of technology and culture. Sam’s team handles GE’s distributed digital presence across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Periscope, Medium, Wattpad, Pinterest, and many other emerging distribution platforms. Previously, Sam led OMD’s Ignition Factory East Coast, creating breakthrough new media & marketing campaigns for the PepsiCo portfolio, CBS Corp, and Google. Before relocated to NYC in 2009, Sam was an agent with ICM and Paradigm Talent in Los Angeles. He is active in the startup environment as an advisor and mentor to many young companies & entrepreneurs. Sam is also a member of the inaugural Social Impact Council for young leaders to tackle social causes and an innovation advisor to the Ad Council.
Lindsey Pollak
Author and Consultant
Lindsey Pollak
Author and Consultant
Lindsey Pollak is the leading expert on the millennial generation in the workplace. Often called a “translator,” Lindsey advises both young professionals looking to succeed in today’s work environment and the organizations that want to recruit, retain and engage them. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders (HarperBusiness, 2014) and her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR. Her consulting clients and speaking audiences have included such organizations as Citigroup, Estee Lauder, GE, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and MIT.
Chantal Restivo-Alessi
HarperCollins Publishers
Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP
HarperCollins Publishers
Chantal Restivo-Alessi is Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, International for HarperCollins Publishers, leading the overall global digital strategy and foreign language publishing program for the company. She works with each division around the world to manage commercial relationships with new and existing digital partners, grow digital revenues, and oversee the company’s developing foreign language publishing program. Since joining HarperCollins, Chantal has pioneered the use of new digital sales channels, signing numerous deals with new distributors, such as subscription services Scribd and Oyster. In addition, she led the launch of the company’s e-commerce platform on www.HC.com, opening yet another channel for the company, and enabling its authors to sell directly from their web properties. Chantal joined HarperCollins from ING Bank in London, where she was Head of Media Corporate Finance. In addition, she has worked at Aegis Group PLC in senior strategy and operational roles, EMI music, and Booz & Company.
Ian Schafer
Deep Focus
Ian Schafer
Founder and Chairman
Deep Focus
Ian is the Founder & Chairman of Deep Focus, an award-winning global digitally led creative agency, and one of the industry's leading voices and provocateurs on digital media. Ian has been at the forefront of advertising since 1997 and founded Deep Focus in 2002. The agency is lauded for its expertise and excellence in creative execution and media strategy, innovative agency operational models and consumer insights. Ian previously served as Vice President of New Media at Disney’s Miramax Films. In 2007, he was named an Advertising Age Media Maven and was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2015.
Elizabeth Spiers
The Insurrection
Elizabeth Spiers
Founder
The Insurrection
Elizabeth Spiers is the founder of The Insurrection, an agency and research firm with a focus on virtual reality. She was previously the editor in chief of The New York Observer, the founder of Breaking Media (which publishes Dealbreaker, AboveTheLaw and Fashionista) and the founding editor of Gawker. She is also an advisor to several startups and writes about technology and media for various publications, including The Insurrection’s in-house VR magazine, ThereIsOnlyR.com.
Sree Sreenivasan
New York City
Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer
New York City
Sree Sreenivasan has been Chief Digital Officer of NYC since Oct 2016. In announcing his role, Mayor Bill deBlasio (@NYCMayor) tweeted, “Welcome, @sree, as NYC’s new CDO! And onward to becoming the most tech-friendly, transparent, digitally equitable city in the world.” Sree runs the Mayor’s Office of Digital Strategy and works with City agencies and colleagues throughout the five boroughs to fulfill the goals laid out in that tweet. He also works with startups and tech companies to help them thrive in the world’s greatest city. Before coming to City Hall, Sree spent three years as Chief Digital Officer of The Met and also worked for 21 years at Columbia University, teaching digital media at Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university’s first CDO.
Kinsey Wilson
The New York Times
Kinsey Wilson
EVP, Product and Technology
The New York Times
Kinsey Wilson was named executive vice president, product and technology, The New York Times in March 2015. He also serves as editor for Innovation and Strategy, a role he assumed in February 2015. Previously, Mr. Wilson oversaw worldwide newsgathering, programming and digital operations at NPR. In that role, he drove editorial and product development to deepen NPR’s journalism, adapt to changing audience demands and extend the organization’s influence and reach. He championed the development of the NPR One mobile app, which pioneered a new personalized digital listening experience.
Amory Wooden
Squarespace
Amory Wooden
Director of Brand Marketing
Squarespace
As the Director of Brand Marketing at Squarespace,​ ​Amory Wooden​ works collaboratively with the Design and Media teams in the development and execution of campaigns and activations across digital, OOH, social, events and brand partnerships. Prior to Squarespace, Amory​ worked at a number of agencies including Big Spaceship, Mother and 50,000Feet. With experience across brand strategy, advertising, digital and design,​ ​Amory​ has partnered with clients and cross-disciplinary teams to make amazing work and help brands grow. ​Amory​ lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three young children and beloved bulldog, Otis​.​
George Baier IV
Head of Media Solutions
Dropbox
George Baier IV
Head of Media Solutions
Dropbox
George Baier IV is Head of Media Solutions at Dropbox. He consults with media clients, communicating the company's unique perspective on how Dropbox can transform work and IT infrastructure for customers in the media vertical. George plays a strategic role coordinating efforts to deliver product features and packaged solutions that meet media customer needs. Prior to Dropbox, George spent 10 years in publishing, working with some of the largest book publishers in the world. Most recently he was Vice President of Business and Workflow Systems at Macmillan Publishers, where he focused on building and deploying tools for their sales, design, marketing, and production
workflows.
Jim Bankoff
Chairman and CEO
Vox Media
Jim Bankoff
Chairman and CEO
Vox Media
Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff) is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest-growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted, talented voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories that reach audiences of hundreds of millions across all digital platforms. A veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music and Engadget as an EVP at AOL. He co-founded TMZ.com, won an Emmy award for his production of the Live8 Concerts, and oversaw AOL’s industry-leading applications including AIM, ICQ, and Netscape. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (technology and culture), Vox (general news), SB Nation (sports), Polygon (gaming), Racked (shopping), Eater (food and dining), Curbed (real estate and home), and Recode (technology and business). The company is also a leader in premium quality branded content creation and distribution through its Vox Creative and Concert business units.
Otis Y. Chandler
CEO & Co-Founder
Goodreads
Otis Y. Chandler
CEO & Co-Founder
Goodreads
Otis is the co-founder and CEO of Goodreads – the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Launched in 2007, the site has since grown to more than 60 million members who have added more than 1.8 billion books and written more than 60 million reviews. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon. Before founding Goodreads, Otis was a Lead Software Engineer and Product Manager at Tickle.com. Monster Worldwide, the leading purveyor of online jobs, purchased the company in 2004 for $100 million. At Tickle, Otis was in charge of LoveHappens.com, a top ten online dating service. Otis graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he always believed he would one day build cars.
Tara Brannigan
Head of Marketing Book
Cadillac
Tara Brannigan
Head of Marketing Book
Cadillac
Tara Brannigan currently leads marketing for BOOK by Cadillac, a first-of-its-kind luxury vehicle subscription service. The innovative service is one of the ways Cadillac is reinventing its iconic status by adapting to changing customer behavior. She has over fifteen years of experience developing brands and re-imagining products across industries including consumer packaged goods, financial services, luxury automotive, and retail. Tara has cultivated an expertise in identifying the wants and needs of customers and translating those into marketing strategy that drives innovation. Prior to joining Cadillac, she worked at American Express disrupting the payments space. As a marketer for Bluebird by American Express, she developed a digitally driven alternative to banking focused on inclusion of younger customers and those underserved by traditional banks. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Barnard College. Based in New York, she resides in Brooklyn, and enjoys sailing in Long Island.
Christina Cooksey
Executive Director
Moment Studio
Christina Cooksey
Executive Director
Moment Studio
Christina Cooksey is Executive Director of Moment Studio, running the production and operations of the content publishing studio, implementing integrated creative and production techniques to deliver feed-based and mobile content. Day to day she manages our diversely talented creative team with skill sets ranging from design, videography, editing, photography, copywriting, content strategy and production. Prior to joining Moment Studio, Christina was a producer at Uproar/DDB where she managed broadcast production. Her career experience spans a full range of marketing disciplines including brand advertising, promotions, partnerships, sponsorships, events execution and shopper marketing, working with brands and properties such as Pepsi, Monopoly, Scrabble, Star Wars, MLB and NBA.
Judith Curr
President and Publisher
Atria / Simon & Schuster
Judith Curr
President and Publisher
Atria / Simon & Schuster
Judith Curr is President and Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., where she oversees all the editorial, publishing, and marketing activities of the group’s imprints, which include Atria Books, Emily Bestler Books, Enliven Books, Howard Books, Keywords Press, Marble Arch Press, 37 INK, and Washington Square Press. Since Judith founded the imprint in 2002, Atria has published more than 280 New York Times bestsellers. Atria is the publishing home of many beloved, bestselling authors including Isabel Allende, Fredrik Backman, Vince Flynn, Connor Franta, Kevin Hart, Colleen Hoover, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, John Lescroart, Shirley MacLaine, Kate Morton, J.J. Smith, Zoe Sugg, Brad Thor, Alice Walker, Jennifer Weiner, Zane, and Rhonda Byrne, author of the international bestseller The Secret. Judith teaches a semester-long course at the NYU School of Professional Studies called "From Writer to Reader: An Introduction to Book Publishing." A native of Australia, Judith has been an executive in American publishing since 1996.
J.P. Eggers
Associate Professor
NYU Stern School of Business
J.P. Eggers
Associate Professor
NYU Stern School of Business
J.P. Eggers is an Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at NYU’s Stern School of Business. His interests span business strategy, industry and technology evolution, and managerial decision making. He teaches across multiple programs, including the core MBA strategy class, a capstone strategic elective for MBAs and executives, and in the Business Analytics program, as well as executive education programs. Examples of his research include explorations of how the failure of technological investments affects subsequent organizational decision making, how managerial attention shapes firm strategy, and how managers make decisions about where and how to grow their firms. He is also a frequent contributor to strategy and technology discussions at various leading media outlets. J.P. received his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from Emory University, and his BA from Amherst College.
Rachel Elam
Chief of Staff, Global Bus. Marketing
Facebook
Rachel Elam
Chief of Staff, Global Bus. Marketing
Facebook
As the Business Lead for Facebook’s Global Business Marketing, Rachel serves as the Chief-of-Staff to the VP and leads Strategy and Communication for the global organization. Over the last four years at Facebook, Rachel has successfully designed and led new ways of thinking: from her days as Client Partner on the first Fitness book of business, to Global Partnerships, where she built the first sales activation channel and consulted partners on their unique market value. Prior to joining Facebook, Rachel led fundraising teams, where she consistently delivered an increased philanthropic giving and elevated the organization to build a strong, sustainable foundation for the future.
Kristin Fassler
Vice President, Director of Marketing
BBD / Penguin Random House
Kristin Fassler
Vice President, Director of Marketing
BBD / Penguin Random House
Kristin Fassler is Vice President, Director of Marketing at the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. She oversees the creation and implementation of the consumer marketing, branding, and social strategies for over 150 fiction and nonfiction titles annually, including campaigns for bestselling authors such as Diana Gabaldon, Debbie Macomber, George R.R. Martin, Lee Child, and Janet Evanovich. Her current projects include using data and analytics to craft detailed profiles of the readership of Ballantine Bantam Dell authors in order to activate their core audiences and find opportunities to grow their reach.
Moira Forbes
Executive Vice President
Forbes Media
Moira Forbes
Executive Vice President
Forbes Media
Moira Forbes is the Executive Vice President of Forbes Media where she is responsible for driving new business initiatives across the company's diverse media platforms and branding Forbes events worldwide. She’s also the President of ForbesWoman, a multi-media platform dedicated to successful women in business and leadership. She is currently the host of "Success with Moira Forbes," a video series on the Forbes Video Network featuring candid, one-on-one interviews with today's top women leaders. Launched in 2008, ForbesWoman includes a robust website and a variety of content-rich live events that examine the unique experiences of professionally successful women. In 2013, Moira launched the annual Forbes Women's Summit in New York City which brings together 250 female leaders to discuss and solve the world's most intractable issues.
Marcelle Hopkins
Executive Producer, 360 News
The New York Times
Marcelle Hopkins
Executive Producer, 360 News
The New York Times
Marcelle Hopkins is the Executive Producer for 360 News at The New York Times where she oversees The Daily 360, a first-of-its-kind digital reporting project that delivers 360° immersive videos from Times journalists around the world every day. Before joining The Times, she produced and directed virtual reality documentaries for FRONTLINE, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Emblematic Group. In the past two years, she has received a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation, a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a Ford Foundation JustFilms fellowship at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and a United Nations Correspondents Association award. She spent seven years at Al Jazeera's UN bureau, where she produced TV news packages, interviews, features and documentaries.
Ciel Hunter
Global Head of Content
VICE Media
Ciel Hunter
Global Head of Content
VICE Media
Ciel Hunter serves as Global Head of Content for VICE Media, where she works to develop VICE’s content operations across mobile and digital platforms by overseeing VICE’s digital presence around the world, including VICE’s video and editorial arms, platforms like Snapchat, and new and emerging platforms as they arise. Hunter also works to integrate VICE’s existing verticals with the VICELAND TV network, streamlining VICE’s digital and linear presence. Prior to this role, Hunter served as Executive Creative Director at VICE, leading programs such as The Creators Project, VICE and Intel’s revolutionary arts-and-culture channel, and partnerships including those with YouTube and Apple Music.
Jon Kelly
Editor and Co-Founder
The Hive
Jon Kelly
Editor and Co-Founder
The Hive
Jon Kelly is the editor and co-founder of The Hive, Vanity Fair’s recently launched brand devoted to the intersection of Wall Street, Washington, and Silicon Valley. He was previously a senior editor at The New York Times and a launch editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Hillary Kerr
Co-Founder & Chief Ideation Officer
Clique Media Group
Hillary Kerr
Co-Founder & Chief Ideation Officer
Clique Media Group
Hillary Kerr is the accomplished co-founder and chief ideation officer of Clique Media Group (CMG), a profoundly modern lifestyle company that lives at the intersection of media and commerce. Hillary, along with her fellow co-founder, Katherine Power, is considered a visionary entrepreneur for creating the data-driven and curated fashion site WhoWhatWear.com in 2006. From there, home and lifestyle website MyDomaine.com was born, and soon after came beauty-centric Byrdie.com as well as Obsessee, the social-only platform targeting Gen Z females. In addition to the media business, in January 2016, Katherine and Hillary launched an ongoing clothing and accessories collection to be sold at Target under the Who What Wear name. The products in the collection are informed by upcoming trends as well as data collected from the WhoWhatWear.com readers. Hillary is also the co-author of three books: Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life (Abrams, September 2009); What to Wear, Where (Abrams, March 2011); and The Career Code (Abrams, May 2016).
Tom Klein
Chief Marketing Officer
MailChimp
Tom Klein
Chief Marketing Officer
MailChimp
Tom Klein leads MailChimp's marketing team as CMO and is responsible for all of MailChimp's marketing and strategic partnerships. With over 20 years of experience working with some of the world's leading brands including Chanel and Nabisco, Tom is an authority on digital marketing, e-commerce, and brand strategy and understands how to leverage technology to produce fresh, creative campaigns that connect with customers.
Jay Lauf
Publisher
Quartz / Atlantic Media
Jay Lauf
Publisher
Quartz / Atlantic Media
Jay Lauf is Publisher of Quartz and SVP of Atlantic Media. In his role, he oversees Quartz's business operations and acts as a senior advisor to Atlantic Media on corporate initiatives. Lauf assumed the role at Quartz when the digital, global, business news publication launched in September 2012. Under Lauf, Quartz's innovative advertising has garnered awards and honors from Digiday, AdWeek, the Headliner awards, Deadline Club and more. Prior to his role at Quartz, Lauf led The Atlantic’s revitalization as its Publisher. Under his direction, the publication attained its first profit in decades and transitioned The Atlantic to a "digital-first" brand earning the label from Ad Age: "an ultra-modern, multi-platform juggernaut".
Max Linsky
Co-Founder
Pineapple Street Media
Max Linsky
Co-Founder
Pineapple Street Media
Max Linsky is a co-founder of Pineapple Street Media, the podcast company behind "Missing Richard Simmons," "Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham," and the New York Times's "Still Processing." He was Hillary Clinton's co-host on her campaign podcast, "With Her." He is also a co-founder of Longform and a co-host of the Longform Podcast.
Joanna Lord
Chief Marketing Officer
ClassPass
Joanna Lord
Chief Marketing Officer
ClassPass
Joanna Lord is CMO of ClassPass, leading customer growth, community development, lifecycle marketing and brand. Prior to that she was Vice President of Marketing at Porch, a leading consumer marketplace for homeowners, and Chief Marketing Officer of BigDoor, an enterprise software solution serving companies like Starbucks, CBS, and the NFL. She is a global keynote speaker and digital evangelist, as well as contributing author at Entrepreneur.com and MarketingLand.com. Joanna is a recognized thought-leader in digital marketing and startup mentor (TechStars, NEXT, UP Global, Startup Weekend). She was recently named Seattle's 40 Under 40.
J.J. McCorvey
Staff Writer
Fast Company
J.J. McCorvey
Staff Writer
Fast Company
J.J. McCorvey is staff writer at Fast Company, where he covers the intersection of business, technology, and social equity. He has written feature stories on Amazon, Oprah Winfrey, and the journey of Tristan Walker, founder of Walker & Company Brands and one of Silicon Valley's most prominent African-American entrepreneurs. Before joining Fast Company, McCorvey was a reporter at Inc. magazine. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University.
Kathryn Minshew
CEO and Founder
TheMuse.com
Kathryn Minshew
CEO and Founder
TheMuse.com
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform used by 50+ million millennials to find a job, learn professional skills, or advance in their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to hire or grow their employer brand. A Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review contributor, Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard and appeared on TODAY and CNN. She has also been named to SmartCEO's Future50 and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. Kathryn worked in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative before founding The Muse, and was previously at McKinsey & Company.
Howard Mittman
Chief Business Officer
Conde Nast
Howard Mittman
Chief Business Officer
Conde Nast
Howard Mittman is the chief business officer of GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest, Golf World, Pitchfork, and the Wired Media Group, which includes Ars Technica, Backchannel, and WIRED. Most recently, Mittman served as chief revenue officer and publisher of GQ and GQ Style. Under his leadership, GQ was named to the Adweek Hot List for three consecutive years, and in 2014, Mittman was recognized as Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year. Mittman successfully launched the luxury quarterly print publication GQ Style; created the coveted GQ Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles; and established the invitation-only private club, The Gent, in New York City.
Declan Moore
Chief Executive Officer
National Geographic Partners
Declan Moore
Chief Executive Officer
National Geographic Partners
Declan Moore is chief executive officer of National Geographic Partners, the world’s largest purpose driven media company committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge, exploring the frontiers of science, exploration, and conservation through compelling, and impactful visual storytelling. Before assuming his role as CEO of National Geographic Partners in November 2015, Moore was chief media officer of the National Geographic Society, responsible for the Society’s global media across print, TV and digital platforms. He previously served as National Geographic’s president of publishing and travel, with global responsibility for magazines, books, travel, membership, maps, digital media, mobile, apps, home entertainment and the Society’s photo and video agency business. Moore has served on the executive committee of the MPA Board (Association of Magazine Media) and on the executive committee of Digital Content Next. He is a member of the NYU Center for Publishing’s Board of Advisors.
Torrey Oberfest
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Hachette Book Group
Torrey Oberfest
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Hachette Book Group
Torrey Oberfest is VP, Corporate Strategy at Hachette Book Group. At HBG, Torrey focuses on corporate acquisition and business strategy, identifying and pursuing acquisition targets and managing the execution of HBG’s investment strategy activities. Recent corporate acquisitions include: Perseus Books from Centre Lane Partners, independent publisher Black Dog & Leventhal, and Hyperion Books from The Walt Disney Company. In addition, Torrey contributes to the formulation of HBG’s corporate strategy, working closely with HBG’s executive management team to identify areas of growth and strategic value. Prior to joining the strategy team at HBG, Torrey was the managing editor of Bulfinch Press, a division of HBG. Torrey is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Sam Olstein
Global Director of Innovation
General Electric
Sam Olstein
Global Director of Innovation
General Electric
Sam Olstein is Global Director of Innovation at General Electric. He runs the disruption lab on the corporate brand team responsible for creating more access to the GE brand using emerging media tools of technology and culture. Sam’s team handles GE’s distributed digital presence across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Periscope, Medium, Wattpad, Pinterest, and many other emerging distribution platforms. Previously, Sam led OMD’s Ignition Factory East Coast, creating breakthrough new media & marketing campaigns for the PepsiCo portfolio, CBS Corp, and Google. Before relocated to NYC in 2009, Sam was an agent with ICM and Paradigm Talent in Los Angeles. He is active in the startup environment as an advisor and mentor to many young companies & entrepreneurs. Sam is also a member of the inaugural Social Impact Council for young leaders to tackle social causes and an innovation advisor to the Ad Council.
Lindsey Pollak
Author and Consultant
Lindsey Pollak
Author and Consultant
Lindsey Pollak is the leading expert on the millennial generation in the workplace. Often called a “translator,” Lindsey advises both young professionals looking to succeed in today’s work environment and the organizations that want to recruit, retain and engage them. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders (HarperBusiness, 2014) and her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR. Her consulting clients and speaking audiences have included such organizations as Citigroup, Estee Lauder, GE, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and MIT.
Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP
HarperCollins Publishers
Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP
HarperCollins Publishers
Chantal Restivo-Alessi is Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, International for HarperCollins Publishers, leading the overall global digital strategy and foreign language publishing program for the company. She works with each division around the world to manage commercial relationships with new and existing digital partners, grow digital revenues, and oversee the company’s developing foreign language publishing program. Since joining HarperCollins, Chantal has pioneered the use of new digital sales channels, signing numerous deals with new distributors, such as subscription services Scribd and Oyster. In addition, she led the launch of the company’s e-commerce platform on www.HC.com, opening yet another channel for the company, and enabling its authors to sell directly from their web properties. Chantal joined HarperCollins from ING Bank in London, where she was Head of Media Corporate Finance. In addition, she has worked at Aegis Group PLC in senior strategy and operational roles, EMI music, and Booz & Company.
Ian Schafer
Founder and Chairman
Deep Focus
Ian Schafer
Founder and Chairman
Deep Focus
Ian is the Founder & Chairman of Deep Focus, an award-winning global digitally led creative agency, and one of the industry's leading voices and provocateurs on digital media. Ian has been at the forefront of advertising since 1997 and founded Deep Focus in 2002. The agency is lauded for its expertise and excellence in creative execution and media strategy, innovative agency operational models and consumer insights. Ian previously served as Vice President of New Media at Disney’s Miramax Films. In 2007, he was named an Advertising Age Media Maven and was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2015.
Elizabeth Spiers
Founder
The Insurrection
Elizabeth Spiers
Founder
The Insurrection
Elizabeth Spiers is the founder of The Insurrection, an agency and research firm with a focus on virtual reality. She was previously the editor in chief of The New York Observer, the founder of Breaking Media (which publishes Dealbreaker, AboveTheLaw and Fashionista) and the founding editor of Gawker. She is also an advisor to several startups and writes about technology and media for various publications, including The Insurrection’s in-house VR magazine, ThereIsOnlyR.com.
Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer
New York City
Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer
New York City
Sree Sreenivasan has been Chief Digital Officer of NYC since Oct 2016. In announcing his role, Mayor Bill deBlasio (@NYCMayor) tweeted, “Welcome, @sree, as NYC’s new CDO! And onward to becoming the most tech-friendly, transparent, digitally equitable city in the world.” Sree runs the Mayor’s Office of Digital Strategy and works with City agencies and colleagues throughout the five boroughs to fulfill the goals laid out in that tweet. He also works with startups and tech companies to help them thrive in the world’s greatest city. Before coming to City Hall, Sree spent three years as Chief Digital Officer of The Met and also worked for 21 years at Columbia University, teaching digital media at Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university’s first CDO.
Kinsey Wilson
EVP, Product and Technology
The New York Times
Kinsey Wilson
EVP, Product and Technology
The New York Times
Kinsey Wilson was named executive vice president, product and technology, The New York Times in March 2015. He also serves as editor for Innovation and Strategy, a role he assumed in February 2015. Previously, Mr. Wilson oversaw worldwide newsgathering, programming and digital operations at NPR. In that role, he drove editorial and product development to deepen NPR’s journalism, adapt to changing audience demands and extend the organization’s influence and reach. He championed the development of the NPR One mobile app, which pioneered a new personalized digital listening experience.
Amory Wooden
Director of Brand Marketing
Squarespace
Amory Wooden
Director of Brand Marketing
Squarespace
As the Director of Brand Marketing at Squarespace,​ ​Amory Wooden​ works collaboratively with the Design and Media teams in the development and execution of campaigns and activations across digital, OOH, social, events and brand partnerships. Prior to Squarespace, Amory​ worked at a number of agencies including Big Spaceship, Mother and 50,000Feet. With experience across brand strategy, advertising, digital and design,​ ​Amory​ has partnered with clients and cross-disciplinary teams to make amazing work and help brands grow. ​Amory​ lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three young children and beloved bulldog, Otis​.​
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Are you ready for something new? Interested in a conference that doesn’t tread the same old ground? Want to hear from innovators and disruptors both inside and outside publishing? From the Big Five to Vice, Vox, MailChimp, and more, industry leaders will help you grow your business and take new steps to success. Join two major forces in the industry, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing and Publishers Weekly for engaging keynotes and panel conversations as well as highly targeted workshops, interactive sessions, and case study discussions designed not just for talk—but for real learning.

Discover how to adapt and adopt technological advances from a wide range of industries whose methods and message connect to publishing in unexpected ways:

  • Explore how other industries have utilized technology—and how you can, too.
  • Connect to audiences through new and inventive platforms.
  • Develop transformative business strategies in traditional corporate cultures.
  • Collaborate with your peers in special interactive workshops.
  • Network at sessions, lunch, and breaks.
  • Take away tangible tactics, tools, and tips for change management.
Where:

  • NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
    Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
    60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street)
    New York, NY

When:

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Registration begins at 8:30 am

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior book publishing and media executives in all aspects of the industry, including content creation, marketing and publicity, sales, and business development
  • Senior management from digital media and technology companies
  • Literary agents and authors interested in reaching audiences in new ways

NYU
©NYU Photo Bureau


Are you ready for something new? Interested in a conference that doesn’t tread the same old ground? Want to hear from innovators and disruptors both inside and outside publishing? From the Big Five to Vice, Vox, MailChimp, and more, industry leaders will help you grow your business and take new steps to success. Join two major forces in the industry, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing and Publishers Weekly for engaging keynotes and panel conversations as well as highly targeted workshops, interactive sessions, and case study discussions designed not just for talk—but for real learning.

Discover how to adapt and adopt technological advances from a wide range of industries whose methods and message connect to publishing in unexpected ways:

  • Explore how other industries have utilized technology—and how you can, too.
  • Connect to audiences through new and inventive platforms.
  • Develop transformative business strategies in traditional corporate cultures.
  • Collaborate with your peers in special interactive workshops.
  • Network at sessions, lunch, and breaks.
  • Take away tangible tactics, tools, and tips for change management.
Where:

  • NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
    Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
    60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street)
    New York, NY

When:

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Registration begins at 8:30 am

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior book publishing and media executives in all aspects of the industry, including content creation, marketing and publicity, sales, and business development
  • Senior management from digital media and technology companies
  • Literary agents and authors interested in reaching audiences in new ways
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