Founder and CEO at Guiding Media
Guiding Media runs Guiding Tech, a top consumer technology content destination in India. The website gets 5 million visits/month from across the world and has been associated with prominent names such as CNET, the New York Times, etc. The YouTube channels, Guiding Tech and Guiding Tech Hindi, have a combined subscriber base of over 1.5 million and are highly regarded for their premium and trustworthy content. Apart from running Guiding Tech, Abhijeet is a voracious reader and learner, and has a BA degree from Delhi University.
Head of Sales at reed.co.uk
Reed.co.uk is one of the top job websites in the United Kingdom. Approximately 7 million jobseekers rely on the website for job hunting. As Head of Sales, Alex is responsible for building partnerships with recruitment agencies in the UK. Additionally, he also takes care of programmatic advertising and managing key accounts. Some of his earlier ventures include Ad Agency Executive at Agency Standard and Sales Executive at VisitBritain. He completed his Bachelors in Arts from Middlesex University in 2004.
Director, Programmatic & Ad Platforms at Genius
Passionate for building great businesses matched with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Genius is the world’s biggest encyclopedia of music—powered by its community, an in-house creative team, and the artists themselves—serving music knowledge to 100M+ people each month. Alex drives the national team to prospect, lead, and execute programmatic sales operations. He also oversees revenue strategy for marketplace innovation across new monetization opportunities, including CTV, audio, and video syndication. Alex is an alumnus of the University of Georgia.
Chief Executive Officer at Sporcle, Inc.
Ali is a computer scientist and entrepreneur. As the first non-founding employee of the original Napster, he was considered one of the pioneers of digital music. His work at Napster has been profiled in the news, Joseph Menn’s book “All the Rave”, and Alex Winter’s outstanding documentary “Downloaded”. Sporcle is a bootstrapped media company focused on trivia, since 2010. Their website has approximately 1 million user-generated trivia games. Ali has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from Haas.
Director of Ad Operations, Fanbyte (a Tencent company)
Amanda has been in the internet space for nine years and is passionate about online advertising. She is an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles and is always exploring ways to increase revenue while providing the best experience. At Fanbyte, she oversees all things ad ops; which includes managing the delivery of campaigns, troubleshooting, optimization, reporting, and developing relationships with advertisers. Fanbyte is a digital media company comprised of gamers, geeks, and tech enthusiasts from all walks of life. It’s dedicated to sharing stories that celebrate the diversity and depth of these fandoms.
Founder of Digital Inspiration, Google Developers Expert, Tech Columnist
Amit Agarwal is a personal technology columnist, web geek, and founder of Digital Inspiration, a popular tech and how-to website since 2004. He is a professional G Suite (Google Apps) developer/consultant and has authored several popular Google Apps Scripts based Google Add-ons that are deployed in some of the biggest companies and universities worldwide. Amit holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from I.I.T. and has previously worked at ADP Inc. as a consultant for investment banks including Goldman Sachs.
Amit Kumar Rai
Head, Media Ops & Programmatic at CarDekho
Amit believes that many people have ideas but the execution makes all the difference. He is an execution specialist who handles ad operations on one of the largest publishing platforms in India. His job is a constant pursuit to connect with advertisers, agencies, SSPs, ad networks, and deliver RoI using analytics, targeting, and product innovation. When Amit is not on the job, he loves working his way through all LBB suggested places in town. CarDekho is India’s largest auto portal where a car is sold every 4 minutes. He has an Engineering Degree from Harcourt Butler Technical University and a PGDM from IMT Ghaziabad.
Founder of TheWindowsClub.com
One Indian blog that has not just made its presence felt, but has slowly and steadily become a global authority in the world of Windows and computers is TheWindowsClub.com. Run by Anand Khanse, who is a 10-time winner of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award, TheWindowsClub.com is all about the Windows operating system, and although it primarily focuses on discussing Windows features, offering tips, fixes, and troubleshooting Windows, it also offers free help and support via its forum.
Co-Founder – AglaSem
He works with cloud technology, automation, and the latest trends in technology to help make the service delivery more responsive, accurate, secure, and user friendly. AglaSem is an Indian edtech company that specializes in education-related services and products. Anand has developed the brand strategy and statistics systems, generated new deals, business plan & sales strategy development. He has also set up multiple open-source platforms and connected them. He has an Engineering Degree from Delhi School of Engineering.
The CEO & Founder, YourTango
The media house YourTango has a demonstrated history of developing a profitable, purpose-driven business from scratch in digital media. Founded in ’02, YourTango has built a powerful platform where a community of readers, writers, brands, thought leaders, and the world’s leading relationship and mental health experts connect and engage where it matters most: the heart. Total page views in the last 6 months are about 7.5 million. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Science & Mech Engg. From Tulane University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
SVP Revenue Ops and GM Programmatic, Healthline Media
Andy is an experienced leader of operations, monetization/growth, product, and engineering organizations. He has a good balance of strategic vision and operational skill, large company processes, and start-up elbow grease. Additionally, he has extensive operational experience and technical knowledge in all facets of digital media and advertising. And, functional depth and expertise in Pricing & Yield Management (PYM) across multiple industries. He did a BS in Mech, Engineering from MIT (1990 – 94.) Currently, he is SVP, Revenue Operations & GM Programmatic, Healthline Media. Healthline racked up more than 81.3 million monthly unique visitors in June 2019.
Founder at Play Game OÜ
Arda manages a worldwide network of casual cross-platform gaming portals, scouting for the best content from the world of online game developers and entertaining millions of visitors every month on desktop and mobile web. He is an alumnus of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, and, Işık Üniversitesi.
President & Founder at Teaching.com
Teaching.com is changing online education by building exciting products that equip students and teachers with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond. It’s a small team that has a big impact – over 75M students and 850k educators are using the products. You’d think killer domain names are the secret sauce, but they believe that the first product is the team. The educational products: Typing.com; EduTec; Nitro Type; FlashCards.com; Reading.com.
Vice President and Business Developer at Psychology Today
Psychology Today is devoted exclusively to everybody’s favorite subject: Ourselves. They’ve gathered a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists, and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas. They have a live stream of what’s happening in ‘psychology today’. The magazine, first launched in 1967, continues to thrive. Psychology Today’s directory provides a comprehensive directory of therapists, psychiatrists, and treatment facilities near you. Batya is an alumnus of Columbia University, NY.
EVP of Product at Invaluable
Beth is a results-driven e-commerce executive with more than 15 years of experience leading cross-functional teams in the execution of product development, multi-channel marketing programs, and customer success. She is a member of Invaluable’s senior leadership team, managing B2C and B2B product development and UX for Invaluable’s marketplaces and SaaS portfolio. She creates innovative tools and positive experiences for customers to support growth in key e-commerce lines. Previously, she led product development at Shoes.com and Staples. At Invaluable, she manages 4000 sellers, $10B in listed items, and 3 million unique monthly visitors. She graduated with a BS Graphic Design from Northeastern University, along with an MBA from University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Boston Johan Wolfgang Goethe.
Chief Ad Tech Officer at DailyMotion
DailyMotion attracts more than 300 million users from around the world, who watch 3.5 billion videos on its player each month. Bichoï has been with the company for more than 11 years, and is responsible for the development and execution of Dailymotion’s global programmatic and advertising product innovation strategy across video, display, and mobile. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from SUPINFO – The International Institute of Information Technology.
Founder and HTML5 Game Producer at Zygomatic
Bram has published HTML5 games on NeonGames.com, HTMLGames.com MahjongGames.com, HiddenObjectGames.com, MindGames.com, Classicgame.com and SolitaireOnline.com. He develops and produces 2-3 HTML5 games every week with his team at Zygomatic. Apart from this, Bram also possesses SEO and marketing skills and has helped multiple brands grow their business before diving into game development full-time.
COO at XDA-Developers
Brandon is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Brandon is skilled in digital strategy, content creation (video, text, social media), entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships. XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality. He is an alumnus of Villanova University (Finance & Entrepreneurship).
VP, Digital Advertising at Merriam-Webster, Inc.
As VP of Consumer Markets, Chris focusses on maximizing yield across all consumer-facing products for Merriam-Webster and Britannica, while optimizing UX and monetizing online advertising and consumer subscriptions. For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America’s leading and most-trusted provider of language information. The websites offer guidance to more than 40 million visitors every month. In print, publications include Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners. Chris has a BA Degree in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.
CEO at GetHuman.
GetHuman enables customers to save time and avoid frustration by connecting them to verified support channels at companies. Whether it’s on the web, any Internet-enabled phone, iPhone, and Android, GetHuman offers solutions to make it easier for customers to get their issues addressed and resolved. Christian is the CEO of GetHuman, and has previously worked at Kayak, Partners in Health, and IMG Media. His areas of expertise include software development and project management. He is an alumnus of Trinity College-Hartford.
Head of Programmatic, ABC Startsiden
Christian is the Head of Programmatic at ABC Stratsiden, a Norwegian media company that runs startsiden.no, abcnyheter.no, meeTV.no (TV-guiden), SeDenne.no, Kreativeideer.no, and HowTo-lab. Christian has more than 15 years of industry experience, at ABC Stratsiden, he is responsible for optimizing revenue from programmatic advertising, developing agreements with ad networks, recommend solutions for programmatic selling to media agencies / advertisers, and hosting customer meetings to explain the opportunities in programmatic advertising.
Sr. Director of Ad Ops & Programmatic at Legacy.com
Connie is a versatile digital advertising operations leader and product owner of the ad tech stack and yield optimization strategy at Legacy.com. She uses her excellent analytical, communication, technical, and creative skills, and experience in Agile practices, to drive growth for the media company. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is the place where the world pauses to embrace the power of a life well-lived. It is the global leader in online obituaries, a top-50 website in the US, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month around the world. Connie completed her MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University.