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Speakers

Alan Avidan CEO, Bees and Pollen A successful serial entrepreneur, Alan brings a broad experience base to Bees and Pollen ranging from predictive analytics, optimization and personalization technologies to business development. Instrumental in developing the KPI-boosting HoneyLizer and Sense6 real-time platforms for social apps and social casino games, Alan is focusing on building a future generation of predictive personalization products. Alan holds an Executive MBA from NYU Stern and three engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon and CUNY.
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monitization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
Tobias Batton Founder and CEO, Conjectur Tobias Batton is the Founder and CEO of Conjectur, a leading mobile games, applications and monetization company. He has been a serial entrepreneur for the last eight years. His first company, LiberatedFilms.com, a web application built to give independent filmmakers an opportunity to get more exposure online, was acquired in 2008. He moved into gaming and built a variety of popular web and mobile games, including the widely played Clan Wars and the cultural phenomenon iGirl. He was a designer in IGN’s incubator, and is a thought leader in the evolution of mobile technology. He was profiled in the reality series, “The Next Game Boss”. In 2009, Silicon Valley pioneers Sanjay Reddy and Nova Spivack asked Batton to design their web application Live Matrix, a crowd-sourced popularity system with real time tracking of event popularity. Recent speaking engagements include GDC and IGN.
December 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Emerging Trends in Game Design
Pankaj Bengani Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships, InMobi Pankaj is Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships at InMobi, building the company’s strategy and relationships with the largest global ecosystem partners. Prior to InMobi, Pankaj was an entrepreneur who co-founded a company in the online education space; StudyPlaces was funded by Kleiner Perkins and sold to EducationDynamics EduComp. Pankaj as a wealth of digital media expertise and also spend time as a senior member of Yahoo’s Corporate Strategy team. He has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
December 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Apps in International Markets
Mary Bloom Sr. Manager of Developer Relations, Tapjoy Mary Bloom is a Senior Manager on the Developer Partnership Team at Tapjoy where she has worked for the past 2 years helping developers get their apps discovered and into the right hands. Tapjoy is the leading engagement, monetization & distribution platform for mobile developers across iOS and Android – they recently connected to their BILLIONTH device and continue to grow globally across both platforms. In her spare time, Mary enjoys running with friends and crushing candy.
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
Ari Brandt CEO and Co-Founder, MediaBrix Ari Brandt co-founded and is CEO of MediaBrix, the industry leading ad platform that delivers immersive brand messages during Breakthrough Moments in social and mobile gaming. He is a seasoned media executive and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience building profitable digital businesses and advertising technologies. Before founding MediaBrix, Brandt was the CEO at Linkstorm, an advertising technology company, where he led the company through consecutive years of triple-digit growth and global expansion. He has also worked as the head of digital media for Condé Nast Business Media Group and held management roles at DoubleClick and Yahoo!. Brandt has contributed articles and been quoted in widely-read media outlets such as iMedia, AdWeek, Forbes, MediaPost and Digiday.
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Drew Breunig Senior Director of Strategy, PlaceIQ Drew Breunig joins PlaceIQ after spending the better part of a decade crafting brand and media strategies for advertising agencies and their clients, including HP, Glaxo Smith Klein, EA, and Boost Mobile. Most recently, Drew used this advertising expertise and his computer science background to design and implement marketing intelligence applications for Omnicom Media Group’s data and analytics organization, Annalect. There he worked to transmute location, social, media, and audience data into forms beneficial to media planners and marketers. With a degree in cultural anthropology, Drew is uniquely positioned to understand how big data can create and identify valuable audiences for the advertising and media industry.
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mobile Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
Jordan Chariton Editor, TVNewser and Lost Remote Jordan Chariton is Editor of TVNewser and Lost Remote. He joined Mediabistro in 2013 after four years working in cable news, at Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC, and over a year as the digital producer at NYC's 92nd Street Y. Follow him on Twitter @JordanChariton or email him at jordan@mediabistro.com.
December 4 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
Gopal K. Chopra Co-Founder, President and CEO, pingmd, Inc. Gopal K. Chopra M.D. is the co-founder, President and CEO of pingmd, Inc., a New York City based healthcare solutions company designed to advance communications and restore the relationships between patients, physicians and their colleagues. Dr. Chopra is an experienced neurosurgeon and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic advisory, investment and operational experience in the healthcare sector, and has worked with early stage as well as large cap private and public companies in developed and emerging markets. Today, Dr. Chopra is devoted to dedicating his experience as a skilled surgeon, entrepreneur and thought leader to creating innovative, intuitive and meaningful solutions for the healthcare industry that will ultimately change the face of healthcare communications. He is passionate about restructuring healthcare delivery and access through the convergence of intuitive technological innovations and disciplined design workflows that enhance personal relationships. As an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in North Carolina Dr. Chopra teaches the MBA Health Sector Management program and he is also the founder and host of Duke University’s Consumer and Wireless Healthcare conference. Prior to founding the innovative health solutions company pingmd, Inc., Dr. Chopra was a senior investment banker in the healthcare group of Lazard Frères. There he focused on medical devices and diagnostics and advised on strategic deals across mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, PIPEs and private financings. Dr. Chopra obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia, his degree in neurosurgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Australia and his Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Chopra is married to pediatrician Manju Chopra M.D. They live in New York with their two sons.
December 4 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Health Apps/Games
Steve Chung CEO, Frankly Steve is currently CEO of Frankly, a next generation texting app that empowers people to speak freely and anonymously, allowing them to be their unedited self. Most recently, Steve was the COO of We Heart It, the world’s largest curated social media site for teens. Prior to this, Steve held C-level & EVP positions in two publicly listed companies in online video and Internet infrastructure sectors in the US, Asia and Europe, and also served as Chief Operating Officer at Pan Media Corporation where he produced a weekly, prime-time talk show featuring global figures such as Madeleine Albright, Nicole Kidman and Arnold Schwarzenegger reaching 600 million viewers throughout China. Steve started his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. He has served as a lecturer for the China Foreign Affairs University and a graduate member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. He has also served briefly at The White House, U.S. Senate and the British Parliament, and is currently an Asia21 Fellow, being selected as an emerging leader to watch in US-Asia relations. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University.
December 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Messaging Apps
Steven Comfort VP of Sales, Namo Media Steven Comfort is NamoMedia's VP, Sales. After beginning his career in New York ad agencies, Steven has spent the past 16 years running Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Customer Service teams within media startups in San Francisco. Several of those companies grew tremendously: Wired Digital (now within Conde Nast), 24/7 Media (now within WPP), eGroups (now Y!Groups), Tickle (now within Monster), YuMe and Radius. Steven is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and in his free time enjoys collecting wine and exploring San Francisco's more than 220 city parks.
December 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Customer Acquisition for Non-Game Apps
Giordano Contestabile VP of Product Management, Tilting Point Giordano is a mobile gaming veteran with over 10 years of experience in product development and operations, five of which were in free-to-play games. Previously, Giordano served as the executive producer of the Bejeweled franchise at PopCap Games (acquired by EA for $1.3 billion). Giordano led the team responsible for Bejeweled Blitz, a top 10 mobile game.
December 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Apps in International Markets
Geoff Cook Co-founder and CEO, MeetMe, Inc. Geoff is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MeetMe, Inc., the public market leader for social discovery. Geoff was the co-founder and CEO of myYearbook, leading the company from its start in 2005 until it merged with Quepasa Corporation in November 2011. In June 2012 the company rebranded to MeetMe, Inc. During his tenure, Geoff helped raise $20 million and grew myYearbook to profitability and $30+ million revenue with 100+ employees. Geoff previously founded EssayEdge and ResumeEdge from a Harvard dorm in 1997, grew the company to 200+ editors, and sold it to The Thomson Corporation in 2002. Geoff has an AB in Economics from Harvard University and lives in NJ with his wife Kerri and two daughters Madeline and Elyse.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Leveraging App Discovery
Gary Delfiner President of Digital Distribution, Screen Media Ventures Gary Delfiner, President, Digital Distribution, Screen Media Ventures, LLC. Gary’s key responsibility is creating, managing, and distributing POPCORNFLIX, FRIGHTPIX, FAMILYFUNFLIX, and ESPANOLFLIX the company’s digital streaming movie platforms. POPCORFLIX is among the largest free streaming ad supported movie channels in world. Gary is also responsible for the monetization of all of the platforms and the interaction with all of the ad networks who supply the demand around the world. Additionally, Gary is also responsible for developing direct relationships with the major worldwide digital platforms for the purpose of exploiting Screen Media’s library of over 2000 films. As a twenty year veteran of the home entertainment business, Gary held several executive positions in the industry. At Spelling Entertainment, Gary was one of two key executives who created the home entertainment division called Worldvison Home Video. As head of acquisition and marketing, Gary distributed hundreds of films as well as exploiting Aaron Spelling’s library of programming. At Spelling, Gary helped pioneer distribution of television shows on video. The release of Beverly Hills 90210 and Twin Peaks were among the first ever of that genre. When Spelling Entertainment acquired Republic Pictures, Gary became the head of original film production for Republic. During his tenure, he developed and executive produced 15 films. Gary also developed and managed international co-productions deals. After leaving Spelling, Gary continued to produce television and movies under his own banner of Gemini Releasing. Gary was honored with the Parents Choice Award for his Showtime Original film Wildcat Canyon, as well as two Canadian Gemini Awards for the kid’s series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien the CBS television film Borrowed Hearts. Wanting to return to his distribution roots, Gary joined Screen Media Ventures in 2008. Gary is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Film and Television.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
Wei Deng COO, Weeby/Game Closure Wei Deng graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School with a JD and practiced law at one of the world's best law firms. She then spent a year in investment banking, overseeing large deals. She joined Game Closure as a product manager last February, and has since moved into the COO role, handling all of operations, and at times being involved in strategy, product and business development. She's currently the COO of Weeby, a spin-off of Game Closure focused on mobile game discovery.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Leveraging App Discovery
Dan Droller Evangelist, Business Development, Chartboost Dan Droller is the Evangelist at Chartboost - a technology platform that helps game developers build a mobile business. Chartboost has the first and only Direct Deals Marketplace that enables game developers to connect and negotiate deals with each other with full transparency. As part of the Business Development team, Dan works with publishers, advertisers and strategic partners to help them make the most of Chartboost. Previously, Dan advised global technology, media and telecom companies as part of Deloitte Consulting, launched the content store for Credo Mobile and oversaw artist relations for Music for America. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
December 4 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Driving Mobile App Installs
Jill Duffy Technology Analyst and Writer, PCMag.com Jill Duffy is a technology analyst and writer for PCMag.com, covering health and fitness applications, among many other kinds of gadgets and software. She writes a weekly column called Get Organized, with tips and strategies for leading a better and more organized digital life, and released an ebook this year on the same topic called Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life (available on iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other platforms). Follow her on Twitter @jilleduffy.
December 4 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Health Apps/Games
Brad Farkas General Partner, i-Hatch Ventures Brad is a General Partner of i-Hatch Ventures, a $100M fund focused on early stage wireless ventures, whose portfolio includes ZTango (now WiderThan), Vindigo (now Forside), Equator (now PixelWorks) ThumbPlay, LimeLife, M:Metrics (now Comscore), and Mobliss (now Real). Prior to i-Hatch, Brad co-founded Lazard Frères’ venture group, funding successful investments including SignalSoft (now OpenWave), Compatible Systems (now Cisco), Sonoma (now Nortel), and Quantum Bridge (now Motorola). Prior to Lazard Brad was an engineer and software entrepreneur, developing products published by Novell, Symantec, pcANYWHERE, and Citrix, and co-developing the first audio input device for personal computers. Brad has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
December 3 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Investing in Mobile Apps
Graham Farrar Co-Founder, zuuka Serial entrepreneur Graham Farrar is co-founder of zuuka, publishers the award-winning iStoryTime interactive storytelling and educational apps and ebooks. With multiple best-selling storybooks including Puss In Boots, The Smurfs and Kung Fu Panda 2, Graham has worked to create the largest multi-platform library of mobile children’s entertainment. Previously, Graham was one of the founding team of Sonos Inc., which designs and manufactures a next-generation multi-zone wireless digital home stereo. Before Sonos, Graham was part of the original team at Software.com and helped grow it from a private company through its initial public offering on the NASDAQ in 1999.
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
Eric Goldberg Managing Director, Crossover Technologies Eric Goldberg is or has been an advisor, board member, or consultant to Digital Chocolate, EA, Fremantle, Gaia, Playdom, PlaySpan, Social Game Universe, and three venture capital firms. Eric was most recently the President of Unplugged Games, for which he secured distribution with four of the five largest North American carriers. Previously, he served as Founder and President of Crossover Technologies, one of the first online game companies; and, prior to that, as President of West End Games, the adventure game company. His award-winning games include Paranoia, Tales of the Arabian Nights, The Tom Peters Business School in a Box, and MadMaze, the first online game to draw one million players. Eric is a regular speaker at the major games and wireless conferences, including CTIA, GDC, GDC Mobile, MES, Casual Connect, AGC, and E3, and has served as a programs advisor or advisory board member for the latter five conferences.
December 3 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Investing in Mobile Apps
Chris Golier Vice President of Mobile Marketing & Strategy, NHL Christopher Golier is responsible for driving the growth of the NHL’s mobile business and integration of mobile strategy throughout the organization. In his role, Golier leads the global mobile roadmap including overseeing NHL Mobile’s revenue growth strategy, strategy, and operations. Within his first few years at the League, Golier helped to develop and expand on a robust mobile product portfolio which includes mobile applications, tablet applications, mobile web sites, SMS alerts and tools to engage the fans. The NHL GameCenter™ application offer fans the ability to watch live games anywhere and have been developed for the widest range of smartphones and tablets including Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia operating systems. Under Golier’s leadership, the NHL has been recognized as a pioneer in the industry with recent launches of innovative apps that showcase very early stage technologies. NHL PrePlay is a second screen initiative and predictive gaming app that was launched to drive tune-in and sustained viewership during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This first of its kind, NHL PrePlay allowed fans to play along live as they watched an NHL game on TV and demonstrated the ability to sync TV ads in real time to a complimentary digital unit. Golier also spearheaded the NHL Hardest Shot app that uses audio recognition technology to calculate the speed of your slapshot. In addition, Golier is responsible for driving revenue growth and providing strategic direction for the league to maximize long term profitability. He oversees key strategic relationships including carrier relationships with Verizon and Bell, and mobile distribution partnerships with Apple, Google, RIM, Nokia, and Microsoft. He is responsible for the creation of unique opportunities for league sponsors and advertisers through the NHL Mobile platform and leads the expansion of our direct-to-consumer business through strategic analysis and understanding trends that influence and increase market penetration.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
Elias Guerra Senior Director, Marketplace Development, Flurry Elias has spent his 15+ year career building and selling technology products across a variety of industries and markets. He currently leads the RTB marketplace business for Flurry where he drives strategy and partnerships, manages the Marketplace Development team, and is responsible for Flurry’s global RTB revenues. Prior to Flurry he managed business development for the Yahoo Ad Platforms group across the North American and Latin American markets, and prior to Yahoo he sold enterprise software solutions for IBM. Elias has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and a BA from Pepperdine University.
December 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Apps in International Markets
David Hague General Manager, Arkadium David Hague is Arkadium’s General Manager, where he leads a staff of game developers in the company’s New York and Ukraine studios. He has over ten years of experience in mobile gaming, production and studio management. Previously, Mr. Hague had served as Studio Manager at Gameloft where he expanded the company’s New Orleans studio. At Gameloft, he released titles such as Oregon Trail and CSI: NY. Other roles held at Gameloft include Senior Producer, Producer, and QA Manager. Prior to joining Gameloft in 2005, Mr. Hague was a Test Manager at Game Instinct and a Test Lead at Testing Testing 123. Mr. Hague studied Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University.
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
Samer Hamadeh Founder & CEO, Zeel.com Samer is currently founder & CEO of Zeel.com. Zeel gives consumers the power to book same-day, in-home massage appointments via app or website in under a minute. Samer is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, which he joined in January 2010. Prior to that, Samer Hamadeh was co-founder and CEO of Vault.com, the most trusted name in career information, which was sold in October 2007 to Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a New York-based media-and-communications private-equity firm. Before co-founding Vault, Samer was an associate at the Los Angeles management consulting firm LEK Consulting, where he focused on corporate and business strategy. Prior to that, Samer co-founded and managed a customized-textbook printing company, worked at the Chevron Corporation, and co-authored The Internship Bible and America’s Top Internships (Random House/Princeton Review). Samer sits on the board of the non-profit PeaceWorks Foundation and is a board observer, angel investor, and/or advisor in two dozen early-stage companies, including GrubHub, SalesCrunch, Splurgy, and PublicStuff. Samer is also a mentor at several accelerators, including Blueprint Health, NYCSeedStart, and First Growth Venture Network, as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). A David Rockefeller Fellow, Samer holds a BS in chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
December 4 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Health Apps/Games
Tom Hess Executive Producer, DeNA Tom Hess is an Executive Producer at DeNA, a global leader in developing and publishing social mobile games. At DeNA, Tom oversees the creation of free-to-play mobile games from inception through live management. Tom is currently working on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, a mobile game that consistently appears on the App Store and Google Play top grossing charts. Prior to joining DeNA, Tom was a Producer at Electronic Arts where he led teams on production of both single player and multiplayer cross platform console games. Tom also held roles as a Game Design lead at both Electronic Arts and Activision. He has worked on a variety of well-known triple A franchises including Medal of Honor and Gun, Eliminate:Gun Range and Skyfall mobile games. Tom holds a degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
December 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Emerging Trends in Game Design
Matt Johnson Vice President, Thruster, a division of Bottle Rocket Matt Johnson brings more than 17 years of experience in the interactive media and social gaming industries to his leadership role at Bottle Rocket. In 2011, Johnson formed Thruster, a division of Bottle Rocket that concentrates on the growing demand for engaging mobile gaming experiences. Under his leadership, Thruster saw rapid growth in their first year through co-branded games and revenue share partnerships, and has seen great success with games created from their original IP. Thruster’s apps now serve more than 100 million game sessions and users have spent more than 300 years in their apps this year alone! Prior to joining Bottle Rocket, Johnson held leadership positions in several emerging technology and gaming companies that produced gaming hits for brands such as Elf Bowling, Proctor & Gamble and Nabisco.
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
Daniel Keoppel Executive Director, Verizon Ventures Keoppel has been with Verizon and its predecessor companies, Bell Atlantic and NYNEX, for 14 years. For the last 10 years, he has been leading Verizon’s venture investment program. Previously, he worked at AT&T in its mergers and acquisitions department, was controller to AT&T Ventures Corporation, and held various finance positions with Lucent (then AT&T) Consumer Products. He received his B.S. degree from Rutgers University and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is based in Basking Ridge, N.J.
December 3 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Investing in Mobile Apps
Fahad Khan Founder & CEO, One Public Fahad Khan is an American serial entrepreneur, who has lived, worked, studied and founded companies in three continents of the world. He is the Founder & CEO of One Public (www.fb.com/onepublic) one of the largest Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers and a premier provider of Facebook Marketing solutions to global brands and agencies such as L’Oreal, Turner, NBC Universal, Smirnoff, Casio, Arby’s, Guess, Jurlique, CAbi, American Cancer Society, StriVectin, Economist, Charlotte Russe, Poweraid, Ecco Domani, Digitas, Razorfish, Publicis, BBDO, Initiative, Moxie, Mr. Youth, Devries PR, Cake, Profero, several of MDC Partners agencies, and many more. Additionally, thousands of small and local businesses as well as large enterprises use the self-served edition of One Public’s ultimate Facebook Marketing service, Page Centrex (www.pagecentrex.com), absolutely free of cost. Headquartered in New York City, One Public has over 50 employees and four offices worldwide. Fahad is involved in a number of fast growing technology companies and is the Chairman of Gotham Innovation, a global venture capital and innovation syndicate, which invests in and incubates international new ventures fostering the born global phenomenon. An academic expert in International Entrepreneurship, Fahad holds M.Sc. Engineering degree in Management and Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School.
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Wilson Kriegel President and COO, Paltalk Wilson is the President/COO of Paltalk, a leading video group chat consumer technology company based in New York with 10 million active users globally. Wilson joined Paltalk from Zynga/OMGPOP where he was Chief Revenue Officer of the New York City based developer/publisher social mobile games company, which was sold to Zynga in 2012 for $210 Million. During his time with OMGPOP/Zynga, Wilson was responsible for Business Development, Advertising, Marketing and Product Monetization. Prior to OMGPOP/Zynga, Wilson was the Vice President of Marketing, Business Development & Advertising Sales for Outspark, a leading mmorpg freemium US publisher & platform in San Francisco. He also served as Executive Vice President & General Manager at Curse Inc.; the largest online MMO game portal focused PC online MMO's and Freemium games. Mr. Kriegel was a part of the founding team & Vice President of Business Development of IGA Worldwide, a leading in-game advertising services company, in the U.S. He founded of GameTimeNation, the first video game entertainment service company. Mr. Kriegel began as a financial analyst for the Enron Corporation.
December 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Messaging Apps
Justin Lafferty Lead Writer, Inside Facebook Justin Lafferty is the Co-Editor of AllFacebook, a blog covering everything about the social network. He lives in Berkeley, Calif., and has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Tracy Press, and Brentwood Press.
December 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Customer Acquisition for Non-Game Apps
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Leveraging App Discovery
Arseny Lebedev Managing Director, Signus Labs Arseny Lebedev co-founded Signus Labs, where he manages marketing and partnership strategies. Since its founding in 2009, Signus Labs grew organically to a 22-person full service development studio that delivers high quality work on multiple platforms to millions of players. Arseny follows a balanced development philosophy -- gameplay and profitability are fundamental to a successful project. Signus develops social games on Facebook, Mobile Platforms, Kindle, and HTML5. Prior to Signus, Labs Arseny worked in a marketing role at Large Animal Games. Additionally, Arseny resides on the board of a solar energy manufacturer, where he contributes to strategic decisions.
December 3 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free-to-play Casino Apps
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
Yaniv Leven COO, Win Yaniv is COO of Win, a social game company backed by bwin.party digital entertainment (LON: BPTY). At Win, Yaniv leads a cross functional team spanning Analytics, Marketing, Community and Customer Support. Prior to Win, Yaniv was CFO of the social game company Mytopia, acquired by 888 Holdings in 2010. Previously, Yaniv was a senior analyst rating structured derivative products at Midroog, a subsidiary of Moody's.Yaniv has a BSc in Statistics and Economics and MSc in Finance from Tel Aviv University.
December 3 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free-to-play Casino Apps
Stephanie Llamas Senior Analyst, Digital Games, SuperData Research Stephanie is SuperData's lead mobile and social games researcher. With over five years experience in social and digital media, she brings a unique combination of academic acumen and business savviness to the industry. Prior to joining SuperData, Stephanie oversaw online marketing campaigns for clients in law, hospitality, and the non-profit sector. Most recently she headed the social media campaign for New York University's Steinhardt School, while writing her thesis on the relationship between interactive media and society. Stephanie regularly speaks at both academic and industry events, and holds degrees from Northwestern University and New York University in digital art and video game theory.
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
Brian Long CEO and Co-Founder, TapCommerce Brian has spent his career helping performance-based online marketers achieve their ROI goals. Prior to TapCommerce, Brian led mobile products at Pontiflex, a mobile advertising company. At Pontiflex, Brian conceived of the mobile ad product, brought it to market, and scaled it across thousands of mobile apps. Prior to Pontiflex, Brian held various sales management roles at CNET.com (acquired by CBS Interactive), where he worked closely with large advertisers like Dell, Samsung, and AT&T to build performance-based interactive advertising programs. Brian has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently on-leave from NYU, with half of an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship.
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
Michael Masters Founder, AdTonik Michael founded AdTonik to empower TV advertising in a mobile world. Prior to AdTonik, he co-founded MoVoxx, where he was responsible for revenue and building the sales organization. Prior to MoVoxx, he was an early member of the sales team at KACE. Michael holds a B.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Miami, FL.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Ariel Michaeli CEO & Founder, appFigures Ariel Michaeli, Founder and CEO of appfigures, brings 18 years of startup experience, dating back to the importing and selling of high-end fireworks as an entrepreneurial 11-year-old. Ariel founded appfigures in 2009 to glean insights from his own app data. 4.6892 years later, appfigures has grown into a global leader in app-data tracking, delivering insights to developers, publishers, and the enterprise. Designed around bringing clarity to complex data, appFigures helps over 100,000 users figure out the insights that matter.
December 4 | 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Vendor Workshop: The Math Behind a “Sticky” App
Yahya Mokhtarzada VP of Business Development, Nanigans Yahya Mokhtarzada is the VP of Business Development at Nanigans, the predictive lifetime value (pLTV) SaaS platform for performance marketing at scale. Prior to joining Nanigans, Yahya served as Director of Business Development & Social Strategy at Appssavvy, a social activity platform, bringing together large brands and leading app developers to create engaging social media campaigns. Previously Yahya was also the first employee at SGN (funded by Greylock, Founders Fund and sold to MindJolt).
December 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Customer Acquisition for Non-Game Apps
Bruce Molloy VP Business Development, Customer Mobile An accomplished entrepreneur and leader, who has served in a variety of roles, including founder, CEO, and board member of both public and private companies. Bruce has been consistently successful in leading product launches and penetrating new markets.
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mobile Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
Brian Mossop Editorial Director, Inside Network Brian Mossop is the Editorial Director at Inside Network. Previously, he was the Community Editor at Wired, and the Community Manager at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). He has written about science and sports for Wired, Scientific American, Slate, Scientific American MIND, and elsewhere. Brian completed his undergraduate degree (with honors) at Lafayette College and his PhD at Duke University.
December 4 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Health Apps/Games
December 4 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Driving Mobile App Installs
Ankur Nagpal CEO and Founder, Fedora Ankur was the largest individual developer in the history of the Facebook platform, with 10,000 applications leveraging his work and a reach of upwards of 200 million users. He has been featured in numerous industry blogs as well as mainstream publications such as Business Week for earning millions of dollars on the social Internet. As a lifelong cricket fan and former international level athlete, Ankur headed up Product at Live Current Media's cricket.com and helped purchase the digital rights to the Indian Premier League from the Board of Control for Cricket in India for $50 million. In the meantime, he was pursuing a simultaneous degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation, Ankur co-founded Leveraged LLC and consulted on user growth for a myriad leading companies in the consumer Internet space including Glu Mobile, Electronic Arts, Betable, Fremantle Media and GameDuell.
December 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote: Hacking the App Store
Ilya Nikolayev Co-Founder, InAppFuel Ilya is a co-founder of InAppFuel, the first and leading patent-pending minigame platform that helps developers increase IAP revenue and retention. The Company offers developers minigames, including slots and scratch-offs, that not only boost monetization but also increase engagement and session length. Ilya is also the CEO of Tapinator, a mobile casual game developer with over 20 titles and 15 million users. Previously, Ilya founded Familybuilder and the Family Tree application. He grew the business to profitability, over 45 million users on Facebook and the web, and over 2 million users on mobile. The Company was acquired in 2011. Prior to Familybuilder, Ilya worked in banking for JP Morgan.
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
Mathieu Nouzareth CEO and Co-Founder, FreshPlanet Inc. Paris-born, serial web entrepreneur Mathieu Nouzareth is CEO of FreshPlanet, the New York-based developer of the highly-popular social mobile game SongPop, the turn-by-turn, simulated real-time play game for music lovers that has built a global following of over 80 Million players since its launch in June 2012. Mathieu Nouzareth began his career in 1995 at 23 by co-founding WebConcept, one of France’s first e-business consulting firms. WebConcept was sold to Sweden’s IconMedialab of Sweden in 1999, and is one the largest internet consultancy companies in the world. From 1999 to 2001, Mathieu acted as CEO of IconMedialab France. In 2001, Mathieu and his brother Romain started Boonty.com, a digital game distribution company. Operating in over 30 countries with a staff of 180, the company was sold to Nexway (France) in 2008 and is currently one of the world’s leading game distribution platforms. In 2006, the Nouzareth brothers founded Is Cool Entertainment, social casual game publisher which is now listed on the NYSE-Alternext market (ALIS) and has become one Europe’s largest Facebook game developers. In 2009, Mathieu moved to New York where he and Romain founded the game company, FreshPlanet, where Mathieu currently acts as CEO. Mathieu is a graduate of the Grenoble School of Management and holds an MBA from Pace University in New York. He is a frequent panelist at tech conferences such as LeWeb Paris, CES Las Vegas, GDC or CrunchUp.
December 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Emerging Trends in Game Design
Jon Oberlander Director of Media, Ampush Jon Oberlander, is Director of Media at Ampush where he focuses specifically on user-acquisition for clients that include social games, online dating sites, streaming music apps, and daily deal businesses. Prior to working at Ampush, Jon was a corporate attorney, a futures trader, and a professional poker player. He is an alum of the University of Wisconsin and the New York University School of Law.
December 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Customer Acquisition for Non-Game Apps
Tim Ogilvie Founder and CEO, Think Gaming Tim Ogilvie is Founder and CEO of Think Gaming, which offers a technology stack to publish freemium mobile games. Think offers quantitative tools to discover great new games, profitably acquire users, and maximize lifetime value. Before Think, Tim founded AdBuyer.com, the first demand side platform that allowed advertisers to buy and optimize media across search and display. AdBuyer was acquired by Mediaocean in May 2011. Before that, he ran app distribution and marketing for several IAC portfolio companies (Pronto, Mindspark, et al), profitably generating hundreds of millions in annual revenue. Tim has a BS in Computer Science from Yale.
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
David Pakman Partner, Venrock As a Partner at Venrock in New York, David focuses on early stage venture investing in internet and digital media companies. His active investments include Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees), Smartling, Klout, Dollar Shave Club and Crunchyroll. Previously, Pakman was the CEO of eMusic, the world’s leading digital retailer of independent music, second only to iTunes in number of downloads sold. After buying eMusic from Vivendi Universal, in the three years that Pakman ran it, he grew the business by more than 850%, from $7M in revenues to more than $68M. Pakman transformed the business from an obscure also-ran with 50,000 subscribers to the second largest digital music retailer in the world, with more than 400,000 subscribers and more than 12% market share. Prior to joining eMusic, Pakman was Co-Founder and President of Business Development and Public Policy at Myplay, Inc., the company he co-founded in 1999 in Redwood City, CA that introduced the “digital music locker” and pioneered the locker category. In 2001, Myplay was sold to Bertelsmann’s ecommerce Group. Before Myplay, he was Vice President at N2K Entertainment, which created the first digital music download service. He also was the co-creator of Apple Computer’s Music Group.
December 3 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Investing in Mobile Apps

Mike Petro Industry Solutions Director, Ooyala Mike Petro is responsible for helping broadcast and media customers build world-class digital video solutions. Mike has been in the video space since before the Web was invented, having produced more than 15 hours of documentaries for Discovery, TLC, and the History Channel. More recently, he held solutions positions at Limelight Networks, GrabMedia, The FeedRoom and Kit Digital (now Piksel). He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. Ooyala harnesses the power of big data to help some of the most successful media companies in the world, such as ESPN, Comedy Central, Bloomberg and VICE, build more engaged audiences and earn more money with personalized, interactive video experiences for every screen.

December 4 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
Anthony Prestia Associate Counsel for Policy & Technology, Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) As Associate Counsel for Policy & Technology, Anthony Prestia assists in the annual compliance review of member companies. To improve this process, Anthony developed the organization's compliance monitoring tool, which crawls the Web to help ensure members' opt outs are functioning properly and that members are complying with the NAI Code. Bringing a wealth of programming, business, and information privacy experience to his role with the NAI, Anthony is spearheading efforts to develop a mobile code of conduct and best practices for non-cookie technologies as part of the organization’s overall initiative to address changes in technologies, business models, regulatory requirements, and policy issues within its Code. Prior to joining the NAI, Anthony worked on a number of legal and technology-related issues in the public and private sector. He served as an Attorney Advisor with the Social Security Administration where he performed appellate review of disability cases and helped develop an online tool for policy and compliance research. Prior to working at the Social Security Administration, Anthony worked as an attorney and web developer for two Internet startups. He leveraged his experience with PHP, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to develop interactive websites and applications, including data privacy and information security training materials for corporate clients.
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Jon Robinson Senior Editor, Inside Mobile Apps Jon Robinson is the Senior Editor of Inside Mobile Apps. Jon has been writing professionally for 20 years, most recently covering the converging worlds of tech and sports for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He started his career as “Johnny Ballgame” for GamePro magazine before becoming the founding editor of IGN Sports. Robinson co-wrote the book “The Madden Phenomenon,” and is also the author of “Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring” and “WWE: My Favorite Match.”
December 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat
December 3 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers
December 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Fireside Chat: Taking Madden Mobile
December 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Emerging Trends in Game Design
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Alex Rosen Senior Director of Product Management and Business Intelligence, GREE Alex Rosen is the Senior Director of Product Management and Business Intelligence at GREE. He runs a game studio developing casino titles and also manages the business intelligence group, responsible for data analysis and optimization at the company. Previously, he was Director, Analytics & Monetization at Funzio, a leading social gaming startup acquired by GREE in May 2012. Alex led a team of engineers and analysts for the company, focused on building out the analytics platform and using data to optimize all games. Before Funzio, Alex worked at Google in the Google Apps for Enterprise group.
December 3 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free-to-play Casino Apps
Evan Schwartz CEO and Founder, ActionX Evan Schwartz is the CEO and founder of ActionX, the leading mobile customer acquisition and retargeting platform. Prior to founding ActionX, Evan was the CEO and co-founder of Thumbplay where he acquired more than 5 million mobile customers for the mobile entertainment service and sold the business to Clear Channel in 2011. Evan was SVP of Online for Columbia House and part of the start-up team at the pioneering ecommerce site CDnow. Evan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mobile Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
Spencer Scott SVP Sales, Fiksu Spencer drives global revenue planning and generation for mobile app user acquisition platform Fiksu and Fiksu’s app discovery network FreeMyApps. His fire is fueled by his 16+ years of business development efforts with early stage ventures in complex digital ecosystems, including video solutions provider OneScreen and search engine marketing innovator Adverplex. Spencer was founder and CEO of ColoAccess, a colocation consulting company, and spent the early part of his career at Verizon and MCI. Spencer currently serves on the board of OneScreen, MashLogic, and Optimal, Inc. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
December 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Customer Acquisition for Non-Game Apps
December 4 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Driving Mobile App Installs
Eric Setton Co-founder and CTO, Tango Eric is founder and Chief Technology Officer at Tango where he oversees all areas of product development and leads the technical direction of the company. As the company’s key technologist, he leverages his expertise in multimedia communication, peer-to-peer networks, and video compression to connect people around the world through video calling. Prior to founding Tango, Eric co-founded and served as CTO and VP of product of Dyyno, a video streaming and distribution company, and also worked as a research scientist at HP Labs. Eric is one of the world’s leading experts in peer-to-peer video streaming and video compression and even wrote the first book on the subject, Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming, in 2007. Eric has contributed to more than 30 research papers in his field and holds six patents either granted or pending. Eric holds a B.S. degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Eric’s favorite Tango moment… “When my wife went back to work after our baby girl was born, I showed her our six week old doing her first trick one morning. She was at the office, I was at home, we were using Tango on our phones. She teared up and that’s when I knew we were close to making our vision come true.
December 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Messaging Apps
Danielle Shagoury Director of Media, Brand Networks Danielle is a seasoned media professional with 7+ years of experience leading digital and social media strategy. As the Director of Media at Brand Networks, Danielle works with brands and agency partners to build effective paid social campaigns that seamlessly integrate with clients’ existing social media strategy. With clients that span retail, education, beauty and ecommerce, Danielle has longstanding experience helping brands use paid media to build relationships with consumers as well as drive ROI through direct response campaigns. Prior to working at Band Networks, Danielle was a Digital Media Director at Mullen Advertising in Boston, where she lead the digital, social, and mobile advertising strategies for brands in the retail, entertainment, and financial verticals.
December 4 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Driving Mobile App Installs
Gabriel Shaoolian Founder and CEO, Blue Fountain Media Gabriel Shaoolian is a digital trends expert and CEO and founder of Blue Fountain Media, a digital agency in NYC focused on growing brands online through effective websites and online marketing. From start-ups to Fortune 1000s, Blue Fountain Media helps generate more leads and increased brand recognition Last year alone, the company, which has a client roster that includes Procter & Gamble, Harper Collins, Canoon, NFL, Publishers Clearing House. Sharp, AOL and the United Nations, drove more than 200 million monthly visitors and $2 billion in revenue to the digital properties of its clients. Shaoolian, who started the company with no funding, has grown it organically to over 200 employees and speaks at national events on digital trends. Prior to starting his own business, he worked with multiple agencies and software firms. He is a graduate of New York University, and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mobile Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
Ryan Simmons Product Marketing Manager, EA Sports Ryan Simmons cut his teeth at CBSSports.com, marketing their Fantasy Sports suite of products, and originally joined EA SPORTS as a Product Manager on the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise. Now overseeing the digital in-game product merchandising and marketing for the franchises at EA Tiburon (Madden, NBA Live, Golf), Ryan’s at the fore-front of the video games as a live service evolution.
December 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Fireside Chat: Taking Madden Mobile
Justin Smith Founder, Inside Network Justin Smith is the founder of Inside Network. Prior to Inside Network, he was Head of Product at Watercooler, now Kabam, a leading application developer on the Facebook Platform. Prior to Watercooler, Justin was an early employee at Xfire, the largest social utility for gamers, which was sold to Viacom in 2006. Justin holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow and a recipient of the Terman Award in Engineering.
December 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Messaging Apps
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mobile Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
December 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Apps in International Markets
George Spanoudakis President & CEO, Pinnatta George Spanoudakis is the co-founder, president and CEO of Pinnatta, the world’s first interactive multimedia messaging app. A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in startups administration, digital marketing and product design, George has launched several ventures in the gaming, entertainment, and marketing services industries. Apart from Pinnatta, George is the founding partner and platform director for Apps4Mags, a premium publishing platform that helps create state-of-the-art interactive magazines for tablets and smartphones. In the past George founded and served as CEO of Thinkle, a social games developer with more than 23 million users, and Talk to the Hand, a print and digital marketing services agency in Athens, Greece. A graduate of the University of Crete in Greece as well as the University of Manchester in the UK, George was recently named to Fortune Greece magazine’s list of “40 under 40.”
December 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mobile Messaging Apps
Nicholas Talarico Founder & CEO, 12 Gigs Nick is the Founder & CEO of 12 Gigs, a social-mobile HTML5 casino gaming engine & network. Prior to starting 12 Gigs, Nick led publisher development for Offerpal (now Tapjoy). Before Offerpal, Nick was an original member of YouWeb (the incubator that gave rise to iSwifter, Pluto Games, Open Feint, Sibblingz, and Crowdstar), where he led development and operation of early social games that held top positions on MySpace, Facebook, and Bebo (remember them?). As President of FORGE, a non-profit organization that works in capacity building with refugee communities in southern Africa, Nick oversaw social media, online branding, and online fundraising. His work helped FORGE become a leader and innovator in online strategies for non-profits and the organization garnered social media awards including the The Jenzabar Foundation's Social Media Leadership Award and a Facebook Causes Giving Challenge winner.
December 3 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free-to-play Casino Apps
Wade Tinney CEO, Large Animal Games Wade has been designing and developing games since 1996. He founded Large Animal Games with Josh Welber in 2001. He has led the NYC Chapter of the International Game Developers Association since 2006. Large Animal is focused on publishing games that connect friends on mobile devices and social networks. Their Toga platform provides a complete tool set for running games as a service across multiple platforms. Recent titles include Color Zen (iOS/Android), Nomsters (iOS), PhotoBlitz (iOS/Facebook), and Universal Studios Film Mogul (Facebook). For more information about Large Animal, please visit http://www.largeanimal.com or connect with Wade on Twitter at http://twitter.com/largeanimal
December 4 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platform Choice for Developers
Adam Towvim Vice President, Business Development, Jumptap Adam Towvim is Jumptap’s Vice President of Business Development. With over 20 years executive experience at the intersection of mobile, media and data, Towvim is responsible for the development of Jumptap’s data, audience monetization, and privacy strategy. Prior to Jumptap, Towvim led business development and product teams at Radialpoint and Lightbridge. At Radialpoint, Towvim led Radialpoint’s entry into the US market working with Verizon to create a $25mm line of business. Prior to Lightbridge, as a consultant with Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PwC Diamond Advisory), Towvim served on the interim executive launch team of Switzerland’s first true 3G operator and Europe’s first app marketplace. Before Diamond, he led launch teams for American Management Systems’ US & European Mobile Telecom practice. Towvim holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School.
December 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Future of Mobile Advertising
Zand Ushijima Sr. Manager of User Acquisition, GREE International Zand Ushijima is the Sr. Manager of User Acquisition at GREE International. He is responsible for driving user acquisition campaigns for all iOS and Android games made by GREE's North American studio. His experience includes working on multiple genres, building out relationships and successful advertising campaigns with Facebook and Twitter, and working on refining beta campaigns for multiple territories at once. He has 7 years of experience as an online and mobile marketer which includes experience at Ubisoft, Blackbag Advertising, and Real Branding.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Leveraging App Discovery
Molly Williams Lead Mobile Strategist, Applico Molly is responsible for leading Applico’s strategy team. In this position, she oversees the development of strategic mobile solutions and the transition into implementation and development. Playing an important role for clients, Molly and the strategy team work to ensure that Applico can create a mobile solution that will align with and achieve business goals. Prior to joining Applico in 2012, Molly worked at The New England Consulting Group (NECG), a management consultancy, where she led strategic and marketing focused projects. At NECG Molly was responsible for constructing growth road maps for Fortune 500 companies across numerous industries, working a great deal in the new product innovation space. She has also held a position at LittleMissMatched, a multi-channel tween apparel and accessory retailer, where she was focused on strategic marketing for long-term brand growth. Molly holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College, with a concentration in Strategic Management.
December 4 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TV Apps: The Rise of Second-Screen Engagement
Calvin Wong Chief Revenue Officer, MediaSpike Calvin Wong is a veteran digital sales, sales operations, and operating executive with 16+ years of experience. Calvin is currently Chief Revenue Officer at MediaSpike. MediaSpike’s Ad Platform connects brands to consumers through custom organic in-game / in-app brand integrations at scale. MediaSpike reaches over 25 million uniques across its premium mobile and web app partners. Calvin was also the EVP Sales & Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Appssavvy, where he help grow the startup to reach 100 million uniques and increased revenue 8x. Calvin was also SVP Ad Sales and co-founder at Community Connect Inc. (acquired by Radio One, the fifth largest radio company in the US) in 1996 and grew the company to be a leading online publisher, generating over 1 billion page views / mo and reaching one of the Top 25 highest trafficked network of sites on the Internet. Calvin also held executive positions at Icelounge Media and SnakBlox. Calvin holds a BA from New York University Leonard N. Stern Business School.
December 3 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Apps: Transforming the Shopping Experience
Gary Yentin CEO and Founder, App Promo Gary Yentin is a senior mobile executive, with over 15 years of experience managing strategy sales, marketing, operations and technology for established entertainment, new media and technology companies. For the last ten years Gary has focused on mobile technologies, including content development and distribution having worked for m-Qube (now VeriSign) in the capacity of Vice-President, and mobile advertising, having worked and consulted with Admob, Enpocket, Nokia, Quattro and Jumptap. Currently, Gary is CEO and Founder of App Promo (@Apppromo) focusing on the strategy, discovery, distribution and monetisation of mobile applications.
December 3 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Leveraging App Discovery

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