We’re changing things up slightly and instead of a full day event, the Summit will now be a half-day event, still jammed-packed with amazing speakers and and hot topics the brands and agencies are buzzing about.
Through a series of lightning talks, panel discussions, and keynote speeches, this year’s Native Ad Summit will dive deep into the changing landscape of digital advertising and will walk you through how brands and agencies can future-proof their strategies that can help them step into the future of the digital landscape.
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Dan has been at the cutting edge of digital advertising since 2005, bringing together unique expertise in viral engineering, persuasive technology, and native monetization. A Stanford graduate, Dan was recently named to the Forbes '30 Under 30' list and has been honored as an Ad Age Media Maven. He is a regular speaker at advertising and technology conferences and contributes to industry publications including Forbes, AdAge, and TechCrunch.
Melinda Staros is Head of Research & Insights at Sharethrough. She is a research professional with an M.S. in Marketing Analysis from Ghent University, Belgium and more than 8 years of experience conducting supplier and client-side marketing research. Melinda spearheaded Sharethrough’s landmark neuroscience study on native ads and their effect on the brain. She followed that up by building a neuro-linguistic tool to help Sharethrough’s customers write better headlines. Her latest project involves connecting the dots between three of her major interests: neuromarketing, linguistics and data science. Equal parts social psychologist and numbers nerd, she is a strong believer that no matter the research challenge, context is everything.
Dina is a proven business development leader, having worked at the nexus of content, advertising and technology for two decades and brings to Sharethrough a 360-degree view of the media ecosystem. Her track record at the highest levels of the media business speaks for itself, priming Brightcove for its successful IPO, and helping to guide Adap.tv and IDG through two highly publicized acquisitions.
Jim is SVP, Strategy & Operations at Placed, the leader in offline attribution & measurement. In his current role, Jim leads the client strategy, account management, operations and business development teams. Jim has 20+ years of experience across a wide variety of marketing, advertising and ad-tech companies. Throughout his experience, his work has impacted many of the world’s largest brands including Apple, AT&T, Disney, Microsoft, Nike and T-Moblie.
Prior to Placed, Jim led SPARQ, a Seattle based mobile marketing technology start-up to an eventual acquisition by Yahoo!. He also held executive roles at aQuantive and Microsoft.
Jim holds a BA and MBA from the University of Washington, has 3 boys and resides in the Seattle area.
Anna Luo is passionate about introducing cutting-edge technologies to enterprise customers – putting them on the path of increased competitiveness and accelerated growth. She has two decades of marketing experience, most of which she has spent driving cross-functional collaboration to scale startups and contributing to successful exits via IPO and acquisition.
Anna’s marketing leadership role in infrastructure and business intelligence included Sentilla (now Ericsson), provider of predictive and financial analysis for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures; Coral8, a startup developing complex event processing platform that leveraged Project STREAM from Stanford University; TIBCO, a leader in event-driven platform and then 200-employee startup that went public in 1999. Her full-time and consulting role in other companies included Vidder (software defined security), Counterpane Internet Security (managed network security, now BT), and CTB/McGraw Hill, where she spearheaded an online ideation and networking program to improve customer experience and retention for a $35-million online assessment product.
Anna is an endurance athlete and has competed at the Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike National Championships and various regional races. Between her career and racing, she finds time to mentor young professionals and volunteers at the MIT Club of Northern California and MIT Global Entrepreneurship Network. Anna holds a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley.
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