Keynote Speakers 

Shane Ankeney, President, Havas Media Group

Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer, MEC (GroupM)

Doug Ray, President, Product & Innovation, Dentsu Aegis

Adam Shlachter, President, VM1 (Verizon agency at Zenith/Publicis)

Erica Schmidt,  Managing Director, North America, Cadreon (IPG Mediabrands)

Ben Tatta, President, 605

Seth Walters, Sr. Partner, Interactive & Connected TV, Modi Media (GroupM)

Jamie West,  Group Director of Advanced Advertising Sky PLC

Ryan Jamboretz, Chief Revenue Officer, Videology

Featured Speakers

Anna Bager, SVP & GM, Mobile & Video, IAB

Scott Braley, GM, Advertising Platforms, Ooyala

Thomas Bremond, European Managing Director, FreeWheel

Tal Chalozin, CTO and co-founder, Innovid

Ashish Chordia, CEO, Alphonso

Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products and Strategy, NBC Universal

Jason Dailey, Agency Partner Manager, Facebook

Brian Danzis,  Head of Video Sales, Spotify

Michael Dean, VP, Programmatic & Data-Driven Sales at Disney ABC Television Group

Andres Claudio, Managing Director, Hearts & Science, Puerto Rico (Omnicom)

Boaz Cohen, SVP & GM for TV, Eyeview

Brendan Condon, CEO, Admore

Jonah Goodhart, CEO, Moat

Jim Keller, VP Sales, Hulu

Francois Lee, EVP Investment, Assembly (MDC)

Eric R. Mathewson, Founder & CEO,  WideOrbit Inc.

Arthur Mimnaugh, Head of Advanced Advertising, Adobe

David Porter, VP of Ad Innovation and Programmatic Solutions, Turner Broadcasting 

Ted Prince, Head of Strategic Partners, Neustar

Jacob Ross, Chief of Product, MediaMath

Marc Siegel, CRO, Simulmedia

Gaurav Shirole, Group Vice President of Product and Client Solutions, 605

Andre Swanton, CEO Tru Optik

Tore Tellefsen, VP, TV Solutions, DataXu

Nick Troiano, CEO, Cadent

Tony Yi, GM, Strategic Partnerships, Videology

Amy Young, Top Partner Lead, Global Partnerships, Google

Julian Zilberbrand, EVP, Audience Science, Viacom


Joanna O’Connell, CMO, MediaMath

Matt Spiegel, Managing Partner, MediaLink

Ashley J. Swartz, CEO, Furious Corp

Special Participants

Sam Amiri, SVP – East Coast Sales and Partnerships, true[X] (FOX)

Brian Berner, Head of U.S. Advertising, Spotify

Christian Borges, SVP, Marketing, true[X] (FOX)

Sandro Catanzaro, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, DataXu

Lynn Lester, Managing Director, Events, Global Partnerships, The Drum

Laith Massarweh, Video Monetization, Google

Christa Rimonneau, GM, Advanced TV, Videology, Inc.

Ronan Shields, Digital Editor, The Drum

Neil Smith, SVP, Markets, FreeWheel

Julie Van Ullen, VP, Publisher Partnerships, Freewheel

Charlstie Veith,  SVP, Marketing & Communication, 605

About the Retreat

Now in its sixth year, industry leaders will meet on the island of Vieques for three unique days of high-level seminars, networking and video interviews.   The program will involve just 35 participants.  (The wild horses seen in this video produced by Beet.TV comprise just one of the extraordinary aspects of the small island, nine miles off the eastern shore of Puerto Rico. More on the island’s horses here.)

Topics will include video monetization and distribution, programmatic TV,  addressable TV, the role of data in ad targeting,  emerging platforms for distribution, the changing role of creative and  the impact of consumer preference.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,  March 15 and concludes Friday at noon. Some attendees will stay for networking events and depart on Saturday.

The location is the W Retreat and Spa on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.   Travel involves a connection at San Juan International for a 20-minute flight to Vieques.  A limited block of discounted rooms at the W is available.

Please find this link for the participant list from this past February’s retreat.  The 35-part video series produced at the Beet Retreat can be found here.

Registration is $4500 and is by invitation only.  There will be 15 “special participants” who will attend all sessions but not as panelists or speakers.  “Special” registration is $3500.

For sponsorship information or to request an invitation, contact, Andy Plesser 1.917.881.8139

For the latest on the event, see #Retreat17 and follow us on Twitter @Beet_TV

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