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Lindsay Lichtenberg

Vice President of Publishing Platform and Partnerships at Starcom MediaVest Group

Lindsay Lichtenberg serves as the Vice President of Publishing Platform and Partnerships at Starcom MediaVest Group where she leads the development and execution of SMG's agile marketing solution, link.d3, as well as driving key technology related partnerships. Lindsay works with teams across SMG's global network to identify ways they can help clients drive new, relevant messages to market at the right place and time.

Prior to joining SMG, Lindsay worked within the Mindshare Worldwide team in London where she led digital globally for BP Castrol and was also responsible for building Mindshare's social marketing product, supporting brands like HSBC, Kraft, Unilever and Volvo.

Cameron Connors

Managing Director, The Studio at Condé Nast

As Managing Director, Cameron provides strategy and leadership for The Studio at Condé Nast – the company’s in-house multimedia innovation team. As Condé Nast embraces new devices and platforms, Cameron and team are tasked with bringing cutting edge solutions to Condé Nast brands and clients alike.

In 2011, The Studio at Condé Nast was recognized as Digital Team of the Year by The Magazine Industry Newsletter (Min) and Best iPad Ad Production Studio by Advertising Age.

Cameron previously led the marketing team at Hearst Magazines Digital Media where he designed the digital marketing and network sales strategy for Hearst’s 24 brands.

Prior to Hearst, Cameron garnered industry recognition for work with a number of brands including WIRED, Epicurious.com, Grey Goose Vodka, Chevrolet and LG during his first stint at Condé Nast.

Cameron began his media career in New York at WorldNow developing integrated marketing programs for ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox television networks and affiliates. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising.

Peter Yared

CTO/CIO at CBS Interactive

Peter Yared is the CTO/ CIO of CBS Interactive and was previously the founder and CEO of four e-commerce and marketing infrastructure companies that were acquired by Sun, VMware, Webtrends and TigerLogic.

Peter's software has powered brands from Fidelity to Home Depot to Lady Gaga. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium. Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests.

Peter began programming games and utilities at age 10, and started his career developing systems for government agencies. Peter regularly writes about technology trends for CNET and VentureBeat and has also written for BusinessWeek, AdWeek and InfoWorld.

Adam Carey

Vice President of Ad Operations at Wikia

Adam Carey has specialized in Ad Operations since 1999 when he joined Egreetings as an Ad Trafficker. In the nearly 14 years since then, he has built and managed Ad Ops teams at a variety of publications including Parents, Child, Fitness Magazine, YM, Inc. and Fast Company. 

In 2005, he began working in the video game industry for an early social gaming site called 1UP.com, part of Ziff Davis' gaming network. Adam then did a brief stint in the in-game advertising business at Double Fusion before settling happily in his current position as Vice President of Ad Operations at Wikia. 

In his spare time, Adam enjoys leisure time with his wife and daughter, playing video games and training for the NorCal Tough Mudder race and the Santa Cruz Triathlon each year. 

Robyn Peterson

CTO at Mashable

Robyn is the CTO and head of product at Mashable. He led the creation and development of the new Mashable.com site, which launched in December 2012, and established Mashable as a leader in the media/tech hybrid model for new media.

Prior to Mashable, he was the head of product at Next Issue Media, the magazine and newspaper consortium (funded by News Corp, Conde Nast, Time Inc, Meredith and Hearst), where he led the development of a digital newsstand.

Before this, he led product strategy and technology for the Local Media division of NBC.

Jonathan Tabak

Vice President, Ad Products at 24/7 Media

Jonathan manages 24/7 Media's digital ad experience, leveraging the latest advances in technology and production to deliver superior multi-channel interactive advertising at scale. Jonathan's passion for the digital world began early. At age 14, he was recognized by Microsoft as the youngest Visual C++ developer, kicking off a 15 year career in a variety of hands-on engineering, product and business roles. More recently, Jonathan served as a founding member of Panache, a Los Angeles-based digital video start-up, which was acquired by 24/7 Media in 2011. Jonathan studied finance at Yeshiva University in New York. An enthusiastic wine educator, he runs charitable wine tasting events across the country and in his spare time, he can be found perfecting espresso shots. He lives and works in Los Angeles.