Native Ad Summit

Thursday, May 16th at 9:00 AM

Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery & Terrace at the Exploratorium

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We’re back!

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.

Space is limited, so email us at to secure your spot today!

Dan Greenberg


Dan Greenberg Founder and CEO

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


Melinda Staros Head of Research

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 Roman


Dina Roman CRO

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 and IDG through two highly publicized acquisitions.

Jim Watson


Jim Watson SVP, Strategy & Operations

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


Anna Luo VP, Customer Innovation & Marketing

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.

Brooke Shapiro


Brooke Shapiro Brand Engagement Manager

Claire Daugherty


Claire Daugherty Growth Marketing Manager, Influencer Marketing

Evan Fjeld


Evan Fjeld Programmatic Director

Kristin Scheve

ScheveDigitasLBi North America

Kristin Scheve SVP Media Director

Luke Kintigh


Luke Kintigh Head of Publishing, Intel iQ


How Native Became the Dynamic Ad Unit of Choice for Modern Brands

Becoming Native: How 3 Simple Improvements Transform Brand ROI

Omni-Channel Personalization through Dynamic Creative

How the Ad Market is Evolving for Agencies & Brands

Looking Beyond Online Impact for Ad Measurement

The Media World is Changing, So Why Isn't Your Ad Spend?

Solving the Inefficiencies of the Agency-Trading Desk Relationship

We live in a mobile first world. So why hasn’t user experience caught up?

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NATIVE Connect: New York April 2018 | New York, NY

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Europe Native Ad Forum March 20, 2018 | London, England

San Francisco Native Ad Summit May 2018 | San Francisco, CA

New York Native Ad Forum October 2018 | New York, NY

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Programmatic World Forum January 25, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

IAB Annual Leadership Meeting February 11 - 13, 2018 | Palm Desert, CA

Digiday Retail Summit February 21 - 23, 2018 | Austin, TX

RampUp Summit March 5 - 6, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

thinkLA Mobile Breakfast March 7, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Digiday Publishing Summit March 19 - 23, 2018 | Vail, CO

AdWeek Europe: Native Ad Forum March 19 - 24, 2018 | London, England

The Drum Programmatic Punch March 28, 2018 | New York, NY

thinkLA Auto Breakfast April 5, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Programmatic I/O April 10 - 11, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

IAB UK Digital Britain Manchester April 19, 2018 | London, England

Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit April 25 - 27, 2018 | Estoril, Portugal

IAB NewFront May 4, 2018 | New York, NY

Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit May 30 - June 1, 2018 | Miami, FL

AdMonsters OPS June 4 - 5, 2018 | New York, NY

Digiday Video Anywhere Summit June 5 - 7, 2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

IRCE June 7, 2018 | Chicago, IL

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity June 18 - 22 | Cannes, France

Dmexco September 12 - 13, 2018 | Koelnmesse, Germany

Mobile Marketing Programmatic Summit September 26, 2018 | London, England

AdWeek NYC: Native Ad Forum October 1 - 4, 2018 | New York, NY

Programmatic I/O October 25 - 26, 2018 | New York, NY

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