Introducing the speakers at ProxSummit 17 – understanding the real world

September 1, 2017
Kjartan Slette
COO & Co-founder

Meet the industry

To get closer to the truths in this new and quickly growing industry, and to open the black box perceived by clients buying location data, the top industry thought-leaders are coming together at the first annual ProxSummit to share their stories, and to learn from each other. The following are some of the amazing speakers that will pave the way for conversations on progress by debate and forward thinking predictions.

Check out the full list of speakers here 

Auren Hoffman, Founder and CEO at SafeGraph

Auren Hoffman is CEO and Chief Historian of SafeGraph. He is the former CEO and cofounder of LiveRamp (sold to Acxiom) -- the largest middleware provider in marketing technology. He previously served on the board of BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo). He currently serves on the boards of Siftery and Windfall Data. He is the founder of the Dialog Retreat and investor in over 65 active technology companies.

David Shim, Founder and CEO at Placed

David is the Founder and CEO of Placed. Previously David held the roles of Director of Product and Operations at Quantcast. As Director of Product he drove Quantcast Marketer from idea to an audience platform used by over 300+ advertisers across 6 billion actions a month. David pivoted to Director of Operations as part of the launch of Quantcast Lookalikes the primary revenue generating product for the company. Prior to Quantcast, David has held leadership roles at WebTrends, and Farecast (acquired by Microsoft in 2008).

Gayle Meyers, Chief Marketing Officer at LUMA

Gayle Meyers is the Chief Marketing Officer at LUMA. She is the architect for the overall marketing, branding and communications strategy for the firm and the LUMA Institute which was created to provide rich content, research and programming on the fragmented, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem. With 20+ years in strategic sales and marketing positions, Gayle brings a valuable perspective to LUMA’s marketing expansion, including an educational approach to Corporate Partnership initiatives for which she is responsible. Prior to LUMA, Gayle was Founder and CEO of Industry Index — the first ratings and review platform for the advertising technology industry — which was recently sold to Capital Strategies.

Peter Krasniqi, VP Global Sales Strategy & Operations at Foursquare

Peter has over 10 years of experience in the digital/mobile space. Prior to Foursquare Peter was VP, Business Development at Tapad. Peter was a key contributor to Tapad’s business model which resulted in a $360M acquisition by Telenor Group. Before that he spent several years at Apple launching iAd for Developers which produced $50 million-a-year within 36 months of inception. Peter started his career as the first sales hire at Quattro Wireless (2007). While there he created a performance advertising team responsible for 50% of Quattro's revenue at the time of acquisition by Apple (2010).

David Spitz, CMO at mParticle

David has spent the better part of the past decade helping educate and inspire fellow marketers on how to overcome fragmented data and processes to win in key customer moments. Prior to mParticle, David was President of RebelMouse, the content distribution platform. Previously, he spent 8 years at the WPP parent company focused on accelerating digital transformation and integration across its advertising, CRM, and marketing research businesses.

Jeff White, Founder & CEO, Gravy Analytics

Prior to founding Gravy, Jeff has over two decades of experience leading successful companies and was awarded the D.C. Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. As the Founder of mySBX, he leveraged the latest web and social media technologies to build an award-winning platform that grew 100% year over year. As the Founder of Blue Canopy, Mr. White led the company to receive two Inc. 500 awards for being one of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, with the lowest growth year being 98%.

Join ProxSummit 2017

The conference is hosted at the beautiful Midtown Loft & Terrace in NYC on September 7th, and you can check out the full program and how to RSVP here.

The conference is already nearing full capacity, but we will be releasing more seats as we get closer to the date, so get your name on the waiting list now.