Christy TannerSenior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Interactive Media Group2:45 PM Sept. 30, 2015 Keynote: Video In The Post-Web World

Christy Tanner is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive Media, a group of premier entertainment brands including TV Guide, Last.FM, Metacritic, CHOW, MetroLyrics, and, with 55 million monthly unique visitors worldwide. 

The Media group delivers valuable predictive insights and access into what's hot in TV, music, movies and food. Each brand deeply engages influencers with unparalleled abilities to identify the next big thing, whether it’s a hit show from TV Guide’s Watchlist, an up-and-coming band on, an Oscar frontrunner on Metacritic, or the best new restaurant from CHOW. 

Tanner joined CBS Interactive through the company’s acquisition of TV Guide Digital, where she served as CEO. Under her leadership, the TV Guide brand and business were transformed, with impressive growth for, which now averages more than 18 million monthly uniques; the introduction of TV Guide Mobile apps, now with more than 10 million installations among iOS and Android devices; and development of the Watchlist, an award-winning, personalized, next-generation guide with more than 1.5 million registered users. Tanner also orchestrated for TV Guide the strategic acquisitions of and Roundbox mobile apps businesses, and created important partnerships with ABC, Comcast, The CW, HBO, Hulu, NBC, Sony and more.

A widely recognized authority on digital media, Tanner makes frequent TV appearances to discuss digital, mobile and entertainment trends. She also participates in industry events and delivers keynote presentations at conferences such as DLD, the Advertising Age Social TV Conference, VARIETY’s TV Summit and more.

Prior to joining TV Guide Digital, Tanner held executive positions with The Washington Post Company and Reed Elsevier. She began her career as a journalist for The Associated Press.

Outside of the office, Tanner is a judge for the Echoing Green Startup competition, is a committee member of 10x10, a global campaign to educate women and girls in developing countries, and serves as vice chair of the Groton Women’s Network and as a Digital Hollywood advisory board member. She also is an advisor to several startups. 

Tanner earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Adam SimonDirector of Strategy, IPG Media Lab3:30 PM Sept. 30, 2015 Presentation: Apps in the Living Room: Opportunities in Apple’s New TV Platform

Adam has been using technology to build innovative experiences for over fifteen years. In 2008, fresh out of NYU's cutting-edge Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), he founded Socialbomb to work with clients like HBO, Red Bull, Technicolor, and the BBC to build breakthrough mobile social software. Socialbomb was acquired by Refinery29 in 2013 to build the foundation for their new technology platform. Adam joined the IPG Media Lab in 2015 to return to his creative technology roots and bring innovation-driven solutions to a new caliber of client. His work has earned him a Clio and several Webbys, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fast Company, and Gizmodo.