Leerone Anolik
Leerone Anolik
Director, Revenue Strategy & Analytics
iHeart Media

Session: A Conversation with Owen Grover
Leerone Anolik is a Director, Revenue Strategy & Analytics at iHeartMedia. She Oversees the Digital Revenue Management practice and leads a business analytics team, responsible for evaluating business performance and providing strategic direction for optimizing broadcast and digital revenue, as well as guiding national and local sales team on pricing

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Paige Birnbaum
Paige Birnbaum
Training Program Manager
Google

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
As the Training Program Manager at Google, Paige creates scalable e-learnings to teach advertisers how to manage their mobile advertising campaigns, one of Google's largest growth areas. Prior to working in training, she was a Rich Media Solutions Consultant, working directly with advertisers to help them launch their more technical ad campaigns.

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NickBorenstein
Nick Borenstein
Director of Development
First Look Media

Session: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Nick Borenstein is Director of Development for First Look Media, the new media studio behind critically acclaimed films Spotlight and CitizenFour from Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of premium scripted, non-fiction and digital series under the companies

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Neil Braun
Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business
Pace University

Sessions: Welcome and Opening Remarks, and Keynote Interviewer
Neil Braun is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. He has been President of the NBC Television Network, and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. He has also been an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer and a corporate attorney. Dean Braun serves on the board of directors of IMAX

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Delia Camasca
Delia Camasca

Job Opening Announcements (throughout the day)
Delia Camasca started her career in media as a Broadcast Television Producer working on local news affiliate stations with Univision and Telemundo networks. She's been an On- Air Correspondent for WPIX-TV Channel 11 for a public affairs program called "Best Talk on Location." While at Channel 11 she was also an Associate Producer on a show that won an

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Karen Chipley
Karen Chipley
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The Cable Center

Session: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Karen Chipley is SVP/CFO and is responsible for the Business and Finance Office, Human Resources, Facilities, and IT. Karen holds a BS in Accounting from Mississippi State University and an MBA from Mississippi College. She has 25 years of accounting experience and is a CPA with audit experience.

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Shari Cleary
Shari Cleary
Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research
Comedy Central

Session: Research Insights
Shari Cleary has more than 17 years of experience in media analytics and is currently the senior vice president of strategic insights and research for Comedy Central. As a key member of the senior leadership team, she is responsible for cross-platform analytics and providing key consumer insights to guide strategy for multi-platform development, programming, and

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Tammy Franklin
Tammy Franklin
Executive Vice President, Digital
Scripps Networks Interactive

Sessions: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Elevated to executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive in January 2014, Tamara Franklin oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.

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kathleen finch
Kathleen Finch
Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer
Scripps Networks Interactive

Sessions: The Best Career Advice I Ever Got and Ask Me Anthing: Lunch with an Executive
Kathleen Finch was named chief programming, content and brand officer of Scripps Networks Interactive in 2015. In this role, she is responsible for content creation, scheduling and marketing across all six of Scripps’ networks in the United States.

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Owen Grover
Owen Grover
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Content Development & Distribution
iHeart Media

Session: A Conversation with Owen Grover
An integral part of the iHeartMedia team since he joined the company in 2005, Grover currently serves as Executive Vice President + General Manager, Content Development & Distribution. In this role, he oversees the creation and distribution of content across iHeartMedia’s network of owned & operated digital properties and beyond. He and his team

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Rahsaan Harris
Rahsaan Harris
President and CEO
Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Session: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the nation’s leader in creating career opportunities for people of color within the media industry. The Emma Bowen Foundation, together with its 41 corporate sponsors from leading media outlets around the world, develop and manage programs that focus on scholastic

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zenita henderson
Zenita Henderson
Director, Marketing Operations & Business Development
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE/ISBE)

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Zenita has a passion for technology and has close to thirty years in the telecommunications industry starting with Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS and now Society Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

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Theresa Hennesy
Theresa Hennesy
Senior Vice President, Group Technical Advisor
Comcast Cable

Session: Moderator for Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Theresa Hennesy leads Comcast’s technology initiatives across Engineering & Platform Services (EPS), and manages the strategic roadmap for network, security and infrastructure. Theresa also oversees technology business continuity planning, directs the employee innovation initiative, manages the EPS intellectual property and patent portfolio, and serves on the company’s

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Thao Hoang
Thao Hoang
Head of Distribution, Partnerships and Corporate Development
DEFY Media

Session: Over the Top
Thao Hoang serves as Head of Distribution and Partnerships for DEFY Media, a top digital producer and programmer focused on the influential 13-34 audience. DEFY produces 75 weekly/bi-weekly shows and is home to popular brands such as AWEme, Break, Clevver, Screen Junkies and SMOSH which have earned over 100MM social media followers.

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Grace Killelea
Grace Killelea

Session: The Confidence Effect
For over 20 years, Grace Killelea has been keenly focused on developing, supporting, mentoring, coaching, and connecting women. An accomplished human resource and talent executive, she retired as an SVP from a Fortune 50 company and in 2013 founded Half The Sky, a leadership development program for high potential women. The program now has

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Stephen Kimmerling
Stephen J. Kimmerling
Senior Consultant

Session: Moderator for The Best Career Advice I Ever Got
Stephen J. Kimmerling is a business development, marketing, and educational programming executive with a prominent, international law firm. He also provides client advice, business development, and management services for the firm’s Cuba Practice. Prior roles include serving Senator Bob Kerrey as Director of Public Programming in the Office of

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Craig Leddy
Craig Leddy
Cable and Interactive Media Analyst, Writer, Lecturer, Consultant
Interactive TV Works

Session: Interactive Launch Competition
Craig Leddy is a leading authority, writer, lecturer and consultant for the cable and broadband industry, specializing in business and technology education about advanced television, Internet, interactive media and emerging innovations.

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Kimberly Maxwell
Kimberly Maxwell
Vice President, Consumer Insights & Analytics
NBC News

Sessions: Research Insights and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
With a balance of quantitative and qualitative research tools, Kimberly interprets numbers and decode themes to reveal the consumer mindset. Whether measuring ad engagement, tracking a brand’s health, studying co-viewing couples or cross-platform engagement, her work entails digging deeper into the rationale behind the numbers. Insights can't always reveal themselves

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Stephanie Mitchko-Beale
Stephanie Mitchko-Beale

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cross MediaWorks Stephanie Mitchko-Beale provides day-to-day leadership in the development and execution of strategic initiatives. She is leading the Operations and IT teams to champion change efforts and design stream-lined, standardized processes to ensure

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Robert Miner
Robert Miner

Sessions: Moderator for Research Insights and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
At Miner & Co. Studio, Robert leads a team of  strategic research, marketing and brand consultants with a proven track record in guiding brand positioning, brand experience, marketing communications, new product development, digital content development and TV programs and concepts.

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Craig Parks
Craig Parks
Vice President, Programming
Comcast

Sessions: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive and Co-Moderator for the Over the Top Panel
Craig Parks is the VP of Programming, Editorial, and Operations for Watchable, Comcast’s over-the-top video platform dedicated to the best digital shows and brands. At Watchable, Parks leads the team that identifies and on-boards new shows and partners, and programs the content via playlists and featured placement across Watchable’s web, mobile, and TV

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Shane Rahmani
Shane Rahmani
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Electus Digital

Session: Over the Top
Electus Digital includes CollegeHumor, Dorkly and the growing portfolio of emerging digital brands within Electus. Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof to produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable,

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Richard Plepler
Richard Plepler
Chairman and CEO
HBO

Session: Keynote Interview
Richard Plepler is Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 131 million subscribers in over 60 countries and its programming into over 180 territories. He was named to this position in

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Stone Roberts
Stone Roberts
Senior Vice President of Global Video Strategy
Refinery29

Session: Over the Top
Stone Roberts serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Video Strategy at Refinery29, the number-one destination for stylish, intelligent women who crave thought-provoking conversation around limitless ideas.

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evan shapiro
Evan Shapiro
Co-Chair, One Day Immersion
Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprises: NBCUniversal, SeeSo

Sessions: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive and Co-Moderator for the Over the Top Panel
Evan Shapiro serves as Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprises at NBCUniversal. Shapiro spearheaded the launch of Seeso, the company’s ad-free streaming comedy channel, and works on the company-wide strategic development of digital opportunities to reach emerging audiences, including alternative platforms and direct to consumer

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
General Manager & Senior Vice President
Cooking Channel

Sessions: The Best Career Advice I Ever Got and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Michael Smith is General Manager & Senior Vice President, Cooking Channel at Scripps Networks Interactive, where he oversees programming and marketing for the Food Network spin-off Cooking Channel. Michael has been with Scripps Networks for the last 15 years, guiding the creative, advertising and brand strategies in marketing and creative roles,

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Mike Williams
Mike Williams
Research Manager
Showtime

Session: Research Insights
Mike Williams is currently a research manager at Showtime, where he spends most of his time thinking about multi-platform measurement, the notion of "Peak TV," and the upcoming season of Twin Peaks.

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Monica Williams
Monica Williams
VP, Business Operations, Technology & Strategy
NBCUniversal Business Development & Digital Distribution

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Monica Williams is Vice President of Business Operations, Technology & Strategy, Business Development & Digital Distribution, where she oversees business operations, delivery and emerging technology for the Digital Distribution group at NBCUniversal. Digital Distribution is responsible for distribution and monetization of NBCU television content across digital

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Dolly Wolf
Dolly Wolf
Co-Chair, One Day Immersion
Owner: Dolly Wolf Enterprises, LLC

Session: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dolly Wolf is an experienced program creator/director with outstanding program and project management track record. She is able to bridge diverse communities, resulting in high-impact collaboration and communication among all participants. She has proven success in all aspects of program development, including idea and strategy; project planning and

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