NCC Media Presents

It’s Consumer First in TV Land: the #BeetRetreat San Juan

 with DISH Media Sales, Oath:Verizon, Amobee and Google

The Beet Retreat, one of the industry’s most talked about gatherings of high-level media executives, will take place November 28-30 in the San Juan, Puerto Rico at the El San Juan Hotel.

The event will involve three days of high-level panels, group conversations, one-on-one video interviews and extraordinary networking events and interactions.

Part industry enclave and part a made-for-TV setting, the event will provide essential industry intelligence and connections with the people who matter.  For the participants, it will provide exposure via videos on Beet.TV along with high-impact social media. The Retreat will provide unique business development opportunities and enduring professional relationships.

The event is limited to just 50 participants. In addition, there will be 50 special participants – attendees who will network and interact with the group but will not be on stage.  The entire group will not exceed 100.

The Theme:  It’s All About the Consumer

The conference will explore how consumer preference is driving the transformation of the TV/premium video business. It will be about relevance:  What consumers want and what is the value exchange and where is the upside for programmers, distributors and marketers.

The program will explore the creative advertising formats and strategies; the best use of data in audience targeting; the changing state of addressable TV; opportunities on various platforms;  and how impact is measured around performance.  The program will explore developments in the U.S. and worldwide.

Find the Agenda Here


Kevin Arrix, SVP, DISH Media
Mike Baker, CEO, dataxu
Robert Bareuther, SVP, Business development.
Craig BerkleyHead of Revenue, TV | LiveRamp
Hardeep Bindra, Managing Director of Product, Sizmek
Mike Bologna, President, one-2-one media, Cadent
Melissa Burgos, Marketing Director USVI/Puerto Rico, AT&T Mobility
Dave Clark, EVP, Advanced Advertising, Comcast & GM FreeWheel
Andres Claudio, Managing Director, Hearts & Science/Omnicom, Puerto Rico
Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products and Strategy NBCU
Jose Cancela, President, Telemundo/NBCU Puerto Rico
Jim D’Antoni, Director, Ad Sales, DISH Media
Brad Danaher, Television Partner Director, Experian
Julie DeTraglia, Head of Research, Hulu
Peter Dolchin, Head of Telco/Video Partnerships,  Google
Beth-Ann Eason, President, Innovid
Mark Gall, Chief Revenue Officer, Alphonso
Adam Gerber, President, Global Media Investment, Essence (GroupM)
Archie Gianunzio, VP Sales, Videa
Anupam Gupta, Chief Revenue Officer, 4C Insights
Ethan Heftman, VP, Precision/Performance, A+E Networks
Freddie Hernandez, Site Leader, P&G Puerto Rico
Carol Hinnant, EVP, National TV, Comscore
David Hohman,  EVP & Managing Director, Nielsen
John Hoctor, CEO & C0-Founder, Data Plus Math
Evan Hovorka, Director – Digital Media and Data Products, Target
Brett Hurwitz, Business Lead, Advanced TV, OATH/Verizon
Marissa Jimenez, President, Modi Media (GroupM)
Brian Kilmer, SVP Advanced TV Solutions, NinthDecimal
Vijay Konduru, VP Brand Sponsorships and Media, Discover
Michael Law, EVP,  US Media Investment, Dentsu Aegis Network
Noah Levine, SVP, Advertising, Data and Technology, FOX TV Networks
Lisa Lutz, VP, Product Management – Advanced Advertising TiVo
Jodie McAfee, SVP, Sales Marketing, Inscape (VIZIO)
Laura Nelson, SVP, Audience Solutions, Disney Advertising Sales
Brian Norris, SVP, Audience Sales, NBCUniversal
Matt O’Grady, CEO, Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nicolle Pangis, CEO, NCC Media (Comcast/Charter/Cox)
Jay Prasad, Chief Strategy Officer, VideoAmp
Jesse RednissEVP, Data Strategy & Product Innovation, Turner
Danielle Seth, VP, Client Partnerships, NCC
Frank Sinton, CEO, Beachfront Media
Neil Smith, GM, FreeWheel Markets
Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer, Omnicom Media Group
Frans Vermeulen, COO, TruOptik
Andrew Ward, President, NCC Media (Comcast/Charter/Cox)
Tony Yi, GM, Business Development, Amobee


Phil Cowdell, Global President, Client Services, GroupM
Joanna O’Connell, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Matt Prohaska, CEO, Prohaska Consulting
Howard ShimmelPresident, Janus Strategy and Insights, LLC
Ashley Swartz, CEO, Furious Corp
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer, Beet.TV

Special Guest Speaker:

Olga Ramos, President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Networking Participants:

Paul Alfieri, CMO, Cadent
Carlos Calancha, CEO, MediaCom Puerto Rico
Joe Cashen, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan
Sandro Catanzaro, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, dataxu
Jesse Cozart, Senior Director, Broadcast Partnerships, AppNexus/Xandr
Chris Curley, Partner Lead, Google
Stacy Daft, GM, Enterprise Business Development, Amobee
Tori Fernandes, Head of Ad Sales Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group
Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer, Amobee
Joanna Foyle, COO, OpenSlate
Tim Jenkins, CEO, 4INFO
Davina Kent, VP, Client Partnerships, NCC
Armine Khan, Vice President, Business Development, WideOrbit
Ashley Luongo, VP, Audience Studio Sales, NBCU
Gerry Manolatos, Director of Business Communications, Turner
Ian McPheeExecutive Director, Strategic Partnerships, FreeWheel
Roseann Montenes, Director, Precision & Strategic Audience Sales, A+E Networks
Adam Paul, Managing Director, Advance TV, LiveRamp
Christa Rimonneau, SVP Sales Agency & Advertiser, Amobee
Oscar Rondon, VP, Advanced TV, Amobee
Michael Scott, Head of Sales, East, Samsung Ads
Abbey Thomas, CMO, Tremor Video DSP
Charlie Weiss, AVP, Business Development, Xandr
Emily Wood, VP, Business Development,
David Wyler, VP, Advanced TV and Digital Video, IRI
Fariba Zamaniyan, VP, Head of Sales & Partnerships, Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo

Special welcome to 12 media and communications graduate students and their faculty from the University of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico. Lots to learn and share.

Hurricane Maria Registered a Lasting Impact on the Brands and Media Owners in Puerto Rico: Exploring the Impact and Implications

Much has changed for brands and media owners on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.   We will examine those changes and the broader implications with our San Juan colleagues from P&G, Hearts & Science, GroupM, AT&T and Telemundo.   Keynoting this track will be Freddie Hernandez, Managing Director of P&G Puerto Rico and Jose Cancela, President of Telemundo/NBCU, Puerto Rico.  Joining us for our sessions will be a group of faculty and graduate students from the University of the Scared Heart School of Communications, San Juan.

Supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

We will learn how the island’s children are receiving invaluable support and direction from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico. The Beet Retreat will support the Clubs in a charity auction. Retreat participants are invited on Thursday afternoon to visit Puerto Rico’s first charter school which is run by the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Invitation & Ticket Pricing: SOLD OUT

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