lex friedman 200x200LEX FRIEDMAN, EVP, Sales & Development, Midroll Media

Lex Friedman oversees advertising sales for Scripps-owned Midroll Media, including hit programs WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Bang Bang, and The Cracked Podcast. He is a veteran of audio content who helped spearhead the podcast advertising model.




brendan monaghan 200x200BRENDAN MONAGHAN, CEO, Panoply

Brendan Monaghan is CEO of Panoply, The Slate Group’s full-service on-demand audio network for premier media brands, authors, personalities, and organizations. He overseen the strategic vision of the company, partner development, business operations and overall growth.




manoush zomorodi business square 200x200MANOUSH ZOMORODI, Host, Note to Self, WNYC

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s Note to Self, formerly known as New Tech City, a podcast and radio segment about finding balance in the digital age. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named Manoush “Outstanding Host” in Radio. Prior to WNYC, Manoush reported and produced for BBC News and Thomson Reuters.




kurthansonKURT HANSON, RAIN News Founding Editor and CEO, AccuRadio

Kurt Hanson will deliver a special edition of his State of the Industry address, tailored for the streaming audio advertising ecosystem. Hanson is a pioneer of Internet radio whose ad-supported AccuRadio online service was one of the first online radio platforms. AccuRadio has enjoyed the fastest growth of listenership percentage in the benchmark Triton Digital Webcast Metrics monthly report over the last year.




larry rosin 200x200LARRY ROSIN, President, Edison Research

Larry Rosin will present results of the annual The Infinite Dial 2016 consumer survey, which will have been completed just days before. The Infinite Dial 2016, co-produced by Edison Research and Triton Digital, will be in its 24th year of measuring how, where, to what, and on which platforms American adults and teens listen to audio.




brian o'kelley square 200x200BRIAN O’KELLEY, CEO and Co-Founder, AppNexus

As Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brian leads AppNexus’ strategic initiatives culture. Brian is an inventor of patents that enable AppNexus’ technology to power innovative trading solutions and marketplaces for Internet advertising. He has been named to Crain’s 40 Under 40, Adweek 50 and Silicon Alley 100 lists, and was recognized as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region in 2012.




jeff rossi crop 200x200JEFF ROSSI, Global Head of Business Marketing, Spotify

Jeff started his career in the digital space at ad agencies such as TBWA, MEC and Mediavest, working across multiple disciplines from strategy to buying to new business to consumer insights. At Spotify he is charged with overseeing the streaming music giant’s B2B strategy and developing the overall voice of Spotify to business partners. Prior to joining Spotify, Jeff built out the agency relations discipline at Apple in New York.




lauren nagel 200x200LAUREN NAGEL, Director, Audio Advertising Creative, Pandora

Lauren Nagel will describe how audio campaigns are made on the creative side — what works and how audio is uniquely powerful.




More speakers to be announced!