DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ad:tech New York, the largest digital marketing event of the year, today announced two premier keynote speakers for the show held November 6-7, 2013, at Javits Center in New York City. The November 7th opening keynote will be delivered by Ford Motor Company’s futurist, Sheryl Connelly, and the show’s closing keynote will be delivered on November 7 in a fireside chat discussion between Jonas Brothers’ Kevin Jonas and Sean Finnegan, CEO of The C4 Group.
“We have an action-packed show and these keynotes will not only kick off the show with a blast of new ideas, but will also leave attendees with actionable information they can take back and use in their businesses”
Renowned for predicting trends up to 20 years in the future, Connelly will be discussing 10 trends that could change the world. While forecasts can be difficult to make, Connelly will examine global trends in social, technological, economic, environmental and political arenas to help business leaders anticipate the rapidly shifting marketplace.
The show’s closing speaker is better known as the oldest brother of music trio, the Jonas Brothers. Kevin Jonas, and ad:tech interviewer Sean Finnegan, will talk about Jonas’ success in business, digital marketing and accessing the millennial market in a one-on-one fireside chat-style discussion.
The two-day event will also include keynotes from Pete Blackshaw, global head of digital and social media at Nestlé; Matias Perel, founder of Latin3, Martin Enriquez, CEO and co-founder of Socialmetrix, and Sederrick Raphiel, principal and creative director of The Design Factory; Greg Gunn, vice president of business development at Hootsuite, Jeff Lakusta, senior social ads specialist at Wildfire by Google, and Dhiraj Kumar, head of performance solutions at Facebook.
“We have an action-packed show and these keynotes will not only kick off the show with a blast of new ideas, but will also leave attendees with actionable information they can take back and use in their businesses,” said Nicole Buraglio, marketing director at ad:tech. “The diversity of all of our keynotes, panelists and exhibitors offers a multitude of unique opportunities for attendees to learn from digital marketing and business leaders from a variety of backgrounds and verticals to make our industry a better place to do business.”
ad:tech New York will also host a “speed round” media briefing which will highlight the show’s biggest news announcements from exhibitors. Finalists represent some of the most cutting-edge products and technologies in the advertising technology space and their news will be broken down into five-minute presentations to a captivated audience of ad:tech’s attending press.
The innovation continues with the Startup Spotlight competition held at a new location in the Expo Hall on the Spotlight Stage. MasterCard finalists Eventable, Jana, Plink, Sensegon Technologies and Tourneau finalists Buzztala, Curalate, OneSpot and Shillster will pitch their solutions in front of a live audience at ad:tech New York. Finalists also receive free exhibit space in Innovation Alley as well as coaching throughout the competition from ad:tech New York partner Evol8tion, who specializes in connecting startups with brands. At the conclusion of the pitches, two finalists will be crowned and awarded with the ad:tech Innovation Award, as well as $25,000 worth of digital advertising from Adweek.
- For more information and details on this year’s keynote sessions, please visit: http://na.ad-tech.com/ny/keynotes/.
- For more on the Startup Spotlight competition: http://na.ad-tech.com/ny/call-for-startup-spotlight/
- For more on ad:tech New York and to register: http://na.ad-tech.com/ny/
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ad:tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference and exhibition that covers the entire digital marketing ecosystem. Worldwide events – 10 shows in seven countries annually – blend keynote speakers, topic-driven panels and workshops to provide industry professionals with the tools and techniques they need to compete in a changing world. For more information, visit www.ad-tech.com.
ad:tech is owned by dmg :: events, which was founded in 1989 and now organizes over 80 events in 25 countries each year. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., it is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia, employing more than 300 staff. dmg :: events is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. For more information on dmg :: events, visit www.dmgevents.com.