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  • Rob Norman, CEO North America & Interaction Worldwide, GroupM
  • Matt Barash, Vice President & Advertising Director at Forbes Digital Media

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Rob Beeler Vice President, Content & Media AdMonsters @rbeeler

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Schedule

Oct 6, 2011
9:00 am9:20 am
Speakers
Bowen Dwelle (AdMonsters)
Rob Beeler (AdMonsters)
Session Type
Full Group
9:20 am10:00 am
Feel like the stream of targeting requests is just going to get more and more absurd over time? Worried that “data,” “audience buying” and “real time” are becoming toss-off buzzwords for those who don’t fully understand their implications? Upstream Group CEO and long time industry-watcher Doug Weaver challenges some of the central assumptions that have come to complicate and constrain the roles of the ad operations professional. Weaver offers up the “five big lies” around automation, and...
Speakers
Doug Weaver (Upstream Group, Inc.)
Session Type
Full Group
10:10 am11:00 am
Rich Media Re-imagined ADTECH will share the core concepts behind its new approach to Rich Media enhancing the well-established, one-login Ad Technology solutions delivering across all devices. 
Speakers
Richard Bush (Advertising.com)
Session Type
Sponsor Session
10:10 am11:00 am
Driving the Industry Forward: the Co-Evolution of Premium Publishers & Brands Premium publishers and brands working together are driving the online display industry forward. Content and context matter and publishers who develop the strategies to grow high-quality audiences are winning brand dollars. Brands, in turn are being pushed to cultivate advertising that provides more value. In this session, Ben Barokas, Co-Founder & CRO, Admeld, will discuss how programmatic buying and...
Speakers
Ben Barokas (AdMeld)
Session Type
Sponsor Session
11:30 am12:10 pm
Everybody online lives somewhere, and for national brands with a local presence, adding geography is an obvious step in advertising online. The key to doing this effectively, however, lies in factoring in context – which can quadruple the effectiveness of how your ad impacts the desired audience. This session will be a discussion on how advertising on local websites with high levels of user engagement is an integral part of today’s advertising strategy, explain why local ads in a local...
Speakers
Chris Tolles (Topix, LLC)
Session Type
Breakout
11:30 am12:10 pm
Moving television advertising budgets into online video is not about duplicating the television model but exploring the unique capabilities video can offer. This session will be a discussion between two people leading the charge. Lori LeBas will discuss ESPN’s groundbreaking approach to bring television and video together for advertisers and consumers. Brian Edelman will talk about the use of creative storytelling through video is creating a new frontier of effective advertising.
Speakers
Lori LeBas (ESPN)
Brian Edelman (Crossborders)
Session Type
Half Group
11:30 am12:10 pm
For commerce focused sites, advertising can be treated as an afterthought or worse - a distraction from the site's core business. This session will discuss the transformation one company has taken to develop a strategy that allows commerce and advertising initiatives to support each other. At the center of this strategy is a focus on the value of data that applies to commerce and non-commerce sites as well.  
Speakers
Steven Goldberg (HomeAway.com)
Session Type
Breakout
1:10 pm1:50 pm
An exploration of the current and future media landscape as delivery devices continue to proliferate.  Content producers have dual priorities- they need to remain focused on the production of the highest quality content while also navigating the ever changing marketing and technological landscape.  Paul Smurl will explain what it takes to address the issues that face organizations in today's market.
Session Type
Full Group
2:00 pm2:50 pm
 Demystifying RTB  Enough with the panels, roundtables and articles talking about real-time bidding at a general level! This session will give you insight into how RTB really works, uncovering all the mystery and mechanics of the technology that powers this buying method. Neal Richter, Director of Science and Research at the Rubicon Project, will explore how RTB bids and transactions happen on the sell-side, in addition to helping you understand what kind of data is being...
Speakers
Justin Thomas (Rubicon Project)
Session Type
Sponsor Session
2:00 pm2:50 pm
Publishers are often faced with a revenue gap between direct and indirect sales. Data can help to make informed decisions on how to close the gap, however the data is only as valuable as the insights and understandings.  This session will shed light on how publishers can have a successful multi-channel sales strategy leveraging data.  Publishers do not need to go blind anymore, transparency and insights will help them make informed decisions. Join Michelle Vuksic as she explores how...
Speakers
Michelle Vuksic (PubMatic)
Session Type
Sponsor Session
3:20 pm4:00 pm
It is a mistake for any organization to simply wait to see if/when Washington will pass regulations regarding consumer data. It is also a mistake to leave the discussion to the lawyers or privacy officers because operations deals with privacy issues on a daily basis. This moderated panel will explore the issues of privacy and how operations is at the center of the discussion.
Speakers
Rob Beeler (AdMonsters)
Bob Bahramipour (TRUSTe)
Stephen Kline (Omnicom Media Group)
Session Type
Full Group
4:10 pm4:50 pm
It isn’t enough to have a direct sales force. It isn’t enough to create innovative ad products for clients. Success is being able to scale your premium offerings. Chris Batty will share some examples of media owners succeeding at this and provide his insight in how to achieve similar results.
Session Type
Breakout
4:10 pm4:50 pm
 Publishers have audiences. Agencies want to buy audiences. So what's the problem? This conversation-driven session will bring to light the challenges and opportunities related to audience buying/selling and data in today's marketplace. Mitch Weinstein of UM/J3 will ask questions of David Rowley of BlogHer and vice versa and seek an understanding between buyers and sellers in what each needs to accomplish to be successful.
Speakers
David Rowley (BlogHer)
Mitchell Weinstein (Universal McCann)
Session Type
Breakout
4:10 pm4:50 pm
Operations and Sales co-exist in an organization, but don't always have a seat at the same table. This session will step through some scenarios like launching new ad products, communicating client tech issues and capitalizing on a new video strategy. Join the discussion on how a seat at the same table can drive synergy within an organization to allow for great success! 
Speakers
Nicole Scholtyssek (NBC Universal Digital Media)
Beth Crotty (Comcast Spotlight – Corporate)
4:10 pm4:50 pm
Rob Beeler and Matt Barash, Vice President & Advertising Director at Forbes Digital Media, will sit down to discuss the trends in online display advertising and how operations should prepare for an ever changing marketplace. This session in sponsored by
Speakers
Matt Barash (no company)
Session Type
Attendee Session
4:50 pm5:30 pm
AdMonsters' Rob Beeler will moderate a conversation between Rob Norman, CEO GroupM N.A., Kirk McDonald, former President of Digital, Time Inc. and Jonathan Bellack, Product Manager Director, Google that will incorporate themes that have emerged throughout the day. This discussion will certainly turn into debate as the panel discusses what premium advertising is, what we as an industry need to do to bring more dollars online from top brands and where operations ultimately figures into the...
Speakers
Rob Beeler (AdMonsters)
Rob Norman (GroupM)
Kirk McDonald (TBA)
Jonathan Bellack (Google)
Session Type
Full Group
5:30 pm7:30 pm
After-party Join us to celebrate the end of another great OPS event, with an open bar, canapes. Don't miss the excellent opportunity to connect further with peers you met during the event.  

FAQ

 

Who attends OPS?

  • Commercial Directors
  • CEOs, General Managers, and Managing Directors
  • Heads of Online
  • Agency Planners & Buyers
  • Directors & VPs of Advertising Operations
  • Those with over five years experience in online advertising

The types of companies that will be present are:

  • Media Agencies
  • Advertisers & Brands
  • Advertising Networks
  • Ad Exchanges
  • Ad Technology Vendors
  • Media Owners & Publishers
  • Data Providers & Targeting Solutions

Please Note: Due to exceptional demand attendance will be limited to two people per company. Space for a third attendee may open up in the future but we can only approve two for now.

 

What's included in your pass

All passes include full access to OPS New York. You'll have access to:

  • All Keynotes
  • Sponsor and Focus On sessions
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • The Wrap Party
  • Full contact database of all attendees and speakers
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