Date: December 1-2, 2015
Location: Miami



Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

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Mobile Minds Dinner Sponsor

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Media Partners





Mobile Minds Welcome Reception – Rooftop Solarium, Delano Hotel

First impressions are everything, and there’s no better place to make a great one than at the Mobile Minds Welcome Reception where you’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with the advertising elite.


8:00 – 9:00am

Ritz-Carlton South Beach – Networking Breakfast

Get ready for inspiring talk during some of the most creative days of the year! Find some coffee and fuel up for an exciting day of learning, networking and sharing during one of the art world’s biggest events!

9:00 – 9:05am

Welcoming Remarks

Paran Johar – CEO, ad:tech, iMedia, Mobile Media Summit


9:05 – 9:35am

It Takes Two to Tango – Reinventing Marketing and Advertising, a Bacardi Case Study

In the present environment of media fragmentation and technology innovation, how does a leading Fortune 500 brand develop the structure, platforms, and relationships to succeed and grow?

Mike Dolan – CEO, Bacardi
Zara Mirza – Head of Creative Excellence, Bacardi
Ben Winkler – Chief Digital Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, OMD


9:35 – 10:00am

The World has Changed – It’s Time for Agency 2.0

The mobile and digital age changed traditional advertising agencies into something else. But what? Media agencies are doing creative. Creative agencies are buying media. Full service agencies are doing a bit of everything – which sometimes amounts to a lot of nothing. If brands are now having to manage mobile, creative, media, digital, social, and experiential agencies, it’s no wonder that a lot are taking those functions in-house. As the consumer experience evolves, how do “agencies” need to evolve to provide the services clients desire? What makes brands pick up the phone and just call?

Marcus Harper (Moderator) – Global Head of Partnerships, Quantcast
Rob Norman – Global Chief Digital Officer, GroupM; Chairman, GroupM North America
Jonathan Adams – Chief Digital Officer, Maxus

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10:00 – 10:25am

Why Mobile Creative Sucks and How to Fix It

Ever since the rise of digital, media buying technologies have dominated the advertising industry. Creative has mostly been an afterthought, largely due to its inability to scale. To excite and engage consumers, marketers will need to reach the right audience and serve the right message. Data driven and powered by innovative and scalable new technologies, creative is no longer a third wheel to media and data – it’s the last missing piece.

Miha Mikek – CEO, Celtra


10:25 – 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:10am

Programmatic: The Savior of Our Industry (That is Totally Overrated)

Marketing and advertising is becoming more automated. But how much of a good thing is too much? Programmatic buying and selling and other techniques require much more than simply cranking up the machine, dumping in the data, and pressing the button for a good result. Only people have a full understanding of consumers and markets – and the wisdom to gather true insights. How do you set up a marketing and advertising operation to take advantage of the unique strengths of both human and machine?

Chris Davis (Moderator) – Chief Revenue Officer, Mobile Media Summit
Warren Zenna – EVP, Managing Director, Mobext
Ryan Chandler – Supply Manager, Bidswitch
Victor Lopez – Head of Programmatic, Latin America, Affiperf

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11:10 – 11:35am

The Myth of Premium Inventory

“Premium” inventory was once easy to define. But with the advent of native ads, programmatic buying and selling, and the various types of video inventory now offered, “premium” is in the eye of the beholder. More often than not, the term “premium” is being thrown around too loosely, and building a display strategy around quality is becoming nearly impossible. Our panel of experts discuss the concept of premium inventory in the new digital and mobile environment.

Harry Kargman (Moderator) – Founder and CEO, Kargo
Dee Salomon – CMO, MediaLink
Josh Engroff – Chief Digital Media Officer, The Media Kitchen
Rachel Pasqua – Practice Lead, Mobile, North America, MEC

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11:35 – 12:00pm

Rethinking Snacking eCommerce: Harnessing Consumer Impulse Online

In today’s changing commerce landscape, in-store visits are declining and online and mobile shopping is becoming common-place. With products that are often placed at cash registers and end-of-aisle displays, snack companies like Mondelēz International must reinvent their business model to drive consumer impulse online. Cindy Chen, Mondelēz International’s global head of eCommerce venture, will explain how the company is harnessing consumer impulse online through a network of platforms and partners along the entire path-to-purchase and outline her vision for the future of eCommerce.

Cindy Chen – Global Head of eCommerce, Mondelez International


12:00 – 12:25pm

Color TV, the Mobile Internet, and Other Outdated Terms

“Saying ‘mobile internet’ is like saying ‘color TV.’” – Benedict Evans. Is it time to end the distinction between the internet, apps, and the “mobile internet”? Or are there important distinctions still to be made? Mobile innovation – new apps, platforms, data, and ways to measure it all – are offered to marketers on a monthly basis. How do savvy marketers cut through the clutter to once and for all erase the problematic line between digital and mobile?

Matthew McRoberts (Moderator) – VP of Partnerships, Appboy
Adam Shlachter – Chief Investment Officer, Digitas LBi
Chris Copeland – CEO, GroupM Next
Donald Williams – Chief Digital Officer, Horizon Media

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12:25 – 1:25pm

Networking Lunch

1:25 – 1:50pm

Experience Creation Leads the Mobile Future

In today’s marketing world, it’s not what brands say; it’s what they do that matters. As such, mobile has high potential to lead the marketing world, enabling people to do more through relevant connections, content, information and entertainment. But what leads the mobile world? How do brands focus to make sure that mobile remains a strategic pillar and never becomes a tactical afterthought? And how does mobile avoid the fate suffered by banner-focused digital models that have been rendered obsolete? Momentum Worldwide CTO Jason Snyder will provide focus on the importance of experience versus exposure, discussing how the creation of true brand experiences should drive and inspire the mobile marketing world, anchoring every innovation in memorable, meaningful life experience.

Jason Snyder – CTO, Momentum Worldwide


1:50pm – 2:15pm

Reimagining Mobile Advertising

Much of what we see in mobile is ad units of the past reshaped to fit a smaller screen. What happens if we forget what we’ve seen before, and start imagining mobile advertising around what’s now possible, not around old constraints and muscle memory?

Tom Goodwin – SVP Strategy & Innovation, Havas Media


2:15pm – 2:40pm

Creating Brand Love

Hear how Gap is creating unique partnerships, platforms and experiences to form bonds with consumers and stand out in a digital battlefield.

Tricia Nichols – Global Lead, Consumer Engagement & Partnerships, Gap


2:40pm – 6:00pm

VIP Tour of Art Basel

Networking has never been more fun as we pop the champagne and embark on a private, guided tour through the world’s most prestigious art show. You’ll explore galleries, meet the artists and make unforgettable memories.

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Mobile Minds Dinner at Soho Beach House

Close out your Mobile Minds experience with a spectacular dinner. Enjoy food, drinks and amazing ocean views on the rooftop of Soho Beach House.

VENUE: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139