The transformation of the media agency and its trading desk; the next evolution in programmatic; the new forms of video advertising across screens, will be among the topics explored at Beet Retreat, a two-day executive retreat being held on the Caribbean island of Vieques next week.

Doug Ray, CEO of Carat U.S.  will be among the speakers of the group of 40.  The conversations will captured  on video and published on Beet.TV and its syndication network over the next several weeks.

A big thanks to our moderators Joanna O’Connell of MediaMath, Matt Spiegel of MediaLink and Ashley Swartz of Furious Corp. The event is sponsored by Videology.

In Cannes this past June, we sat down with Doug Ray aboard the trueX yacht to talk about the big changes in our industry.  We have republished that interview today.

Beet Retreat 2016


 The Revolution in Digital Video,
an Executive Retreat

presented by

Vieques, February 4-6


Keynote Speakers

Tim Castree, Managing Director, North America, Videology

Mac Delaney, Head of Programmatic, Merkle

Travis Johnson, Global President, Ansible & Global Head of Mobile,  IPG Mediabrands

Melissa Kihara,VP, Global Media Product Management, Xaxis

Joe Kowan, President, Programmatic Buying Group, GroupM Worldwide 

Doug Ray, U.S. CEO, Carat

Patrick Reiter, Senior Group Manager, Digital Marketing and Media, Target

Ben Barokas, ‎Founder & CEO, Sourcepoint
Jay Baum, SVP, Agency Partnerships, Tremor Video
Sean Buckley, Senior Vice President, Platform & Global Supply, SpotX
Tal Chalozin, CTO and Co-Founder, Innovid
Boaz Cohen, GM TV & Advanced Platforms, Eyeview
Sam Cox, VP, Global Partnerships, MediaMath
Brian Danzis, Global Chief Revenue Officer, Virool
Zohar Dayan, Co-Founder & CEO, Wibbitz
James DiGirolamo,VP, Commercial Enterprise, Videology
Dave Dugan, Global Agency Lead, Facebook
Noah Fenn, Head of Video Sales & Strategy, ‎AOL Advertising
Dan Frisbie, Executive Vice President, Media Sales, Jun Group
Brent Gaskamp, SVP, Corporate Development, North America, Videology
Stephanie Gaines, VP Corporate Marketing, YuMe
Noah Goodhart, Founder, Moat
Giles Goodwin, CEO, Flite
Tom Herman, CEO, DashBid
Kevin Lenane, GM of Video, Integral Ad Sciences
Ben Matlin, VP Sales, Teads
Scott McLernon, Chief Revenue Officer, YuMe
Alyssa Miller, Head of Industry, Media & Platforms, Google
Mari Kim Novak, CMO, Rubicon Project
Joanna O’Connell, CMO, MediaMath
Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO Taboola
Neil Smith, Sr. Director, Four Fronts Marketplace, FreeWheel
Matt Spiegel, SVP/GM, Data & Technology Solutions at MediaLink
Ashley Swartz, Founder & CEO, Furious Corp.
Jay VanDerzee, Head of Programmatic Media & Platform Sales, Google
Irfon Watkins, CEO, Coull
Mark Yackanich, CEO, Genesis