Quantcast Virtual NOVA: Advertising in 2021 and Beyond

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The world of advertising is changing even as marketers and publishers are demanding more results, more efficiency, and more reach to find new customers to help their businesses grow. Quantcast and industry experts will discuss the changes underway and explore ideas and solutions for 2021 and beyond.


Konrad Feldman, CEO Quantcast, Keynote
Konrad discusses “A Free and Open Internet” and innovations from Quantcast.
Peter Day, CTO, The Technology Behind Quantcast
Peter will demonstrate the power and technology of Quantcast.
Moderated Virtual Panel: Advertising in 2021 and Beyond
Brands, agencies and publishers will discuss the challenges, industry trends and how to best thrive in the evolving environment. Participants include leaders from:
Australian Life Tech, Bustle Digital Group, Carat USA, Christie’s, CMC Markets APAC, Equifax Global Consumer Solutions, Forbes, G-Star Raw, Hilton Hotels, IMVU, iProspect, Lloyds Bank Group, MediaCom, Microsoft, Nick Barnett, Reach UK, TD Bank, The Walt Disney Company, U of Digital, & Wavemaker UK.


Keynote Speakers

Konrad Feldman Co-Founder & CEO | Quantcast
Konrad Feldman is the founder and CEO of Quantcast, the audience intelligence and measurement company. Founded in 2006, Quantcast pioneered the use of machine learning to interpret digital audiences and provides solutions for publishers, brands, and agencies to understand, plan and activate audience-based media across the open internet. Prior to Quantcast, Konrad co-founded Searchspace, the leading provider of software for detecting money laundering and terrorist financing for the world’s financial services industry. Previously, Konrad was a researcher at University College London while undertaking a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence before dropping out to launch Search space. Feldman holds a BSc in Computer Science from University College London.
Dr. Peter Day Chief Technology Officer | Quantcast
As Chief Technology Officer at Quantcast, Peter is responsible for the development of products which allow marketers and publishers to make smart choices as they buy and sell effective advertising. Prior to joining Quantcast, he spent 12 years working in the financial markets in a variety of roles in the quantitative finance sphere, including low latency pricing and portfolio analytics, culminating in a role at UBS where he was responsible for equity derivatives risk and pricing technology globally. Peter has a Ph.D. in machine learning and had a brief career in academia.

US & Canada Event Speakers

Jason Crawford VP Display | Dentsu Media
Jason Crawford, VP of Display Media at Dentsu, has nearly 20 years of planning and activation experience. At Dentsu, Jason is charged with crafting the agency’s go-to-market approach on programmatic and site direct partnerships across multiple channels and formats inclusive of native, banners, video, and audio on a number of strategic client engagements. While his core remit at iProspect is focused on display, Jason’s experience has included cross-channel digital media planning for multiple fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Amex, J&J, Bayer, Pfizer, and General Motors. At the core of his experience is building relationships with clients to position the agency as a strategic partner in helping them navigate an increasingly complicated and challenging media ecosystem.
Joella Duncan Director of Media Strategy |
Equifax Global Consumer Solutions
Joella Duncan is the Director of Media Strategy for Equifax Global Consumer Solutions. She leads the media practice for North America including strategy, measurement, and optimization. Joella has worked in the digital media landscape since 2003 at advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Zenith Media and EP. She’s worked on a wide range of brands including Toyota National Motor Sales, Verizon, Bojangles and Georgia Pacific CPG. Her specialties include programmatic media buying, paid social media strategy, advanced attribution measurement, and data-driven buying strategies with a focus on consumer privacy. She studied Communications at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. When she’s not nerding out about data, she loves driving fast cars or playing a good game of fetch with her dogs.
Shiv Gupta Founder | U of Digital
Shiv began his career as a business analyst at Advertising.com, where he got hands-on experience with nascent programmatic advertising models and technology. He spent ~10 years at AOL, primarily as a sales leader on both the ad platforms and media side of the business. After moving on from AOL, Shiv served as VP of Sales at Criteo. In 2018, Shiv founded U of Digital, a digital marketing education company focused on improving the industry by offering credible, digestible, and applicable ad tech & mar tech education. In addition to working with U of Digital customers (like Google, Comcast, Quantcast, H&R Block, the IAB, and more), Shiv is a guest lecturer at several universities / MBA programs (Johns Hopkins, UC Davis, Fordham University, SF State). He is also adjunct professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, teaching a course on Programmatic Advertising.
JiYoung Kim Chief Digital Officer | Carat USA
Viviana Machado AVP, Digital Marketing Capabilities & Innovation | TD Bank
Viviana Machado is a digital marketing executive with 15 years’ experience driving transformation and innovation in marketing, working for Fortune 500 brands such as The Home Depot Canada, Bank of Montreal and most recently TD Bank. In her current role as AVP Digital Marketing Capabilities & Innovation, she is tasked with improving the overall effectiveness of digital marketing across both paid and owned channels, while leveraging technology and insights to improve the customers’ online experience. She is also responsible for accelerating the bank’s ad tech across search, programmatic media, digital content and social media. Viviana holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and before Instagram even existed, she held one of top food blogger spots in Toronto, often dining her way through new and trendy restaurants and rubbing elbows with top chefs like Mark McEwan, Chuck Hughes and Jamie Oliver.
Samantha Margolis VP, Digital Marketing Director | Christie’s
Samantha Margolis is the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Christie’s. She is responsible for the paid media strategy for the auction house, focusing on building and engaging new audiences and providing innovative marketing solutions to promote the 350+ global auctions annually in over 80 categories. Samantha came to Christie’s in 2012, first working in eCommerce before moving to Digital Marketing in 2017. She holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business focused on Luxury and Digital Marketing.
Lomit Patel Vice President of Growth | IMVU
Lomit Patel is the Vice President of Growth at IMVU. Prior to IMVU, Lomit managed growth at early-stage startups including Roku (IPO), TrustedID (acquired by Equifax), Texture (acquired by Apple) and EarthLink. Lomit is a public speaker, author, advisor, featured in Forbes Magazine and recognized as a Mobile Hero by Liftoff. Lomit’s new bestselling book Lean AI, is part of Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup” series, now available at Amazon.
Mike Ru Sr. Marketing Manager, Brand, Advertising, and Research Group | Microsoft
Mike Ru is a business and marketing professional with a background in tech, consulting, and retail industries. He is currently a Senior Marketing Manager at Microsoft leading global media campaigns focused on cloud products and services.
Jason Wagenheim President and Chief Revenue Officer |
Bustle Digital Group
Jason Wagenheim is the President and Chief Revenue Officer at Bustle Digital Group. Here, he oversees all partner strategy, marketing, and advertising sales across platforms, as well as other high-impact bespoke programs for BDG’s partners.
Alyson Williams Senior Vice President
Digital Operations & Strategy | Forbes

Alyson Williams leads Forbes’ advertising operations, ad product, yield and inventory management, and sales operations and analytics teams. She oversees the execution and delivery of all direct digital advertising programs. She is additionally responsible for overall digital strategy including optimizing the site experience for marketers and audiences, developing ad products for display, video, and content programs, exploring new ad technologies and expanding Forbes’ data capabilities, and managing technology partnerships in order to continually grow digital revenue.

Prior to her current role, Alyson held various digital advertising positions at Forbes. She graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in English and Communications and currently lives in Westchester County, New York.

Europe Event Speakers

Richard Bettinson Media Planning, Strategy & Insights Director | Hilton Hotels

Richard Bettinson is Media Planning, Strategy & Insight Director at Hilton, the leading global hospitality company. He is responsible for leading Hilton’s media strategy and across EMEA for the full Hilton portfolio of brands, including strategic campaign frameworks, planning and improvement, as well as agency relations.

He is a media leader with 15 years of experience within a range of different roles and industry sectors, and joined Hilton from American video game company Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), where he was Global Media Lead, after contributing to the digital marketing strategies of Ebay and Three. Holding a business degree from Bournemouth university, he is passionate about everything to do with Media, with a particular interest in the role media plays within the overall marketing function.

Denise Fender Global Digital Lead | G-Star Raw
Alex Glover Digital Director | MediaCom
Christiaan Lette Chief Digital Officer | Wavemaker UK
Christiaan joined Wavemaker in 2018, as the Head of the newly created Wavemaker Precision. In January 2020 Christiaan took on the responsibility of Interim Managing Director and in October 2020 became Chief Digital Officer of Wavemaker UK. He is responsible for driving client growth through digital excellence, innovation, and transformation across our Product and Precision teams. A highly versatile leader, with extensive experience across advertising, digital, data, and technology.
Piers North CRO | Reach UK

Piers North is a leading digital executive with 20 years of experience working across advertising sales and digital.

In his role as Chief Revenue Officer at Reach plc, the largest multi-platform publisher in the UK, Piers is responsible for Reach’s advertising business across the group’s print and digital audiences and leading a commercial team of over 650 people across the UK.

Before joining Reach in 2014, he originally trained as a journalist before moving into commercial including several senior positions at Yahoo! UK.

Nic Travis Head of Paid Digital Marketing | Lloyds Banking Group

Over 15 years of experience managing a broad spectrum of e-commerce areas including marketing, web design/development, UX, CRO, and analytics. Nic has a proven track record of consistently increasing revenues and performance.

Currently working as Head of Digital Marketing at Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s largest retail bank, managing a team of digital experts and supporting the effective delivery of a substantial marketing budget and tasked with delivering a cross channel multi-year digital marketing transformation covering Measurement, Adtech, Martech and Channel Optimisation.

Previous roles include Head of Digital at MBNA, European Digital Marketing & User Experience Manager at Claire’s Accessories, Group eCommerce Director for a startup, Head of Online at Shop Direct and Head of Online at Phones4u.

Asia Pacific Event Speakers

Nick Barnett Digital and Data Consultant
Nick Barnett is a professional Digital & Data Consultant based in Sydney, Australia. He has spent the last 20 years implementing Digital, Marketing, Data, and Technology strategies for a variety of advertisers, ranging from Banking and Fintech through to Consumer Electronics and Telco. Brands Nick has worked with include Samsung, Philips, Uno Home Loans, and, most recently, a 7-year tenure with Westpac and St.George.
Jessica Beaton Director, APAC Media & Digital Marketing |
The Walt Disney Company
Jessica leads Disney Studio’s digital and media in APAC, working with talented Imagineers, makers, and doers across the region. Before joining Disney, Jessica was the GM of Dentsu X Singapore delivering innovative creative and media solutions for clients across industries around the world. Overall, with more than a dozen years in APAC living in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Jessica has expertise in integrated and digital marketing & media strategy, brand building, and digital transformation. Jessica is an IAB board member and a regular speaker on digital marketing and innovation around Singapore and her work has been recognized in Campaign Asia’s “Women to Watch: Agents of Change” as well as Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS) “Business Lead” of the year, and her work has been recognized with awards including D&Ad, Marketing Excellence, Global MMA’s and more.
David Jackson CEO | Australian Life Tech
With a background in management consulting and private equity, David is the CEO of Australian Life Tech (ALT) – a technology-led health and fitness company. ALT’s ever-growing portfolio of digital assets are underpinned by a common purpose: “to help people live their life, better. ​ ALT’s primary platform is 28 by Sam Wood, Australia’s largest digital “at home” fitness and nutrition program. Over 400,000 people have been a part of 28 with subscriber numbers increasing 100% you. Headquartered in Melbourne (Australia) and with a global scope, our vision is to create, design and bring to the global market exceptional digital subscription brands with a premium positioning and innovative features.​”

Sophia Jung Digital Marketing Executive | CMC Markets APAC
Sophia Jung is a digital marketing executive at CMC Markets, where she is responsible for managing paid digital media performance and digital channels based on market movements across APAC & Canada regions. With her team, she develops strategy, creative messaging, and budgeting as well as designing integrated marketing and product launch campaigns with an acquisition or brand focus. Before moving to the volatile world of online trading, much of her experience was from agency side in both client services and activation scopes for reputed brands such as Colliers International, Samsung, and Harvey Norman, working on some of their biggest campaigns.
Marilyn Yeong Regional Client Vice President | ForwardPMX

Marilyn Yeong is the Regional Client Vice President at ForwardPMX, a global data and technology-driven marketing services company. She leads the strategic vision, digital development and client engagement in Southeast Asia and plays an integral role in helping global brands reach their customers through seamless digital experiences in this rapidly evolving region.

From Travel to FMCG, Finance and Telco, Marilyn has a track record of driving digital success for brands across a multitude of industries, applying her strategic mindset developed from 15 years in leadership roles at world-class digital agencies. Looking ahead, Marilyn is working hand in hand with clients and key industry stakeholders to cultivate the digital maturity of businesses in the region, while also helping more Southeast Asian brands reach international markets.”

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