As general manager of The Weather Company’s new WeatherFX division, Vikram Somaya leads the team that creates localized ad targeting solutions using TWC’s access to location data and the best, most comprehensive weather data in the world.
Vikram joins TWC from Thomson Reuters, where he served as vice president of global operations and audience. There, he managed the global team across 17 markets in the U.S., EMEA and APAC, and assessed and managed the rollout of audience data across consumer media and other company divisions. He was also responsible for creating a successful private exchange across the programmatic ecosystem.
Rob Creekmore is the Attribution Lead for Ecosystem Measurement at Facebook. He is responsible for helping advertising partners prove and grow the value they see from Facebook. Rob joined Facebook following three years at Amazon.com as the Sr. Product Manager for display advertising analytics. Rob holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
As Online Acquisition Leader at Intuit, Cézanne Huq leads a multi-million dollar marketing effort responsible for all online customer acquisition initiatives for Intuit’s growing Small Business Group which includes integration across a multi-channel matrix of paid search, display advertising, affiliate marketing, mobile and social. A digital marketing veteran, Cézanne has held advancing positions at digital powerhouses Omnicom and Experian. Focused always on creating high performing organizations responsible for enterprise scale, Cézanne is a digital strategy innovator who has architected major digital marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 brands across a variety of industries.
Neil Doshi, managing director and senior equity at CRT, covers the Internet and interactive media sectors. Prior to joining CRT, Doshi served as VP and senior Analyst at Citi where he was a member of the No. 1 ranked Institutional Investor team at Citi for the Internet Sector from 2008 to 2012. Doshi also made appearances on CNBC, Fox Business News, WSJ Network, and MarketWatch. Before joining Citi, Doshi covered Internet stocks for ThinkEquity, and worked at Google in the Business Operations team. Prior to Google, Doshi worked in technology investment banking. He holds a MBA from Haas School of Business and a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Trained in computer science and physics at Princeton, Heidi Therese Dangelmaier is a scientist and designer specializing in the creation of brands, products and technologies. Her ability to foresee successful markets and innovations that generate rapid, mass sustainable sales has earned her clients such as EA Games, P&G, MetLife, Varsity, Samsung, Merck, and AT&T. Dangelmaier, founder of Girlapproved, boasts a long list of firsts. She became the first female to pioneer video games for girls, had one of the first digital technology companies in NYC, as well as the first all female tech firm. She started the first all girls innovation lab—Girlapproved. She also invented some of the first social apps; created female-targeted digital games for online and offline for Sega, Electronic Arts, Time Warner, and Comedy Central; as well as develop products, brands and technologies that created new markets for companies as big as Wal-Mart and Unilever.
Mike Hurt is a Senior Vice President at comScore in charge of running the comScore’s Media, Retail, Technology, Gaming, and Travel business verticals. Hurt is a seasoned Internet professional, with a background in software product development. He has over a decade of experience in almost every aspect of the Internet advertising business. Hurt holds multiple technology patents pertaining to digital advertising and has been the key driver in developing and driving important industry standardization opportunities in rapidly emerging areas like Internet Video Advertising. Hurt is based in Seattle, Washington and has been with comScore since June of 2008. Prior to comScore Hurt was an executive at Microsoft for over 13 years where he was instrumental in building Microsoft’s digital display advertising business. Hurt holds a degree in Business from Seattle University.