The Premier East Coast Conference is set for September 9-10 in NYC.


The premier East Coast gathering of TV and media thought leaders, Cynopsis’ That Big TV Conference, is assembling unrivaled panels and presentations covering all corners of business within the media industry. The event, held on September 9-10 in New York City, will feature industry leaders from agencies, brands, networks, streamers, publishers and more. Discussions will cover the future of TV with a special focus on the exploding world of OTT and AVOD – and of course, new tactics for monetization.

That Big TV Conference will feature case studies, keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions on key topics such as Next Gen Advertising, Success for Streamers, Branded Content, Experiential, Measurement, Social Media Programming, OTT and more, as well as exclusive research presentations from the Video Advertising Bureau and TVSquared.

“We have an incredible cross-section of industry leaders sharing their expertise and perspectives — from networks, agencies, production companies, research, social media, tech and more,” says Cynopsis Editorial Director Lynn Leahey. “The audience will have a great opportunity to learn, engage and come away with the kinds of insights and strategies that they can put into practice right away. This is going to be a powerful ‘must-attend’ conference.”

The conference will feature a lineup of executives from notable companies, including:

Sam Armando, SVP of National Video Intelligence and Investment – Spark foundry

Vishnu Athreya, SVP, Programming – Cartoon Network/WarnerMedia

Matt Bennett, President/EP – Silent Crow

Gérald Biart, VP Marketing Strategy – Comedy Central/MTV

Jamie Bolding, CEO/founder – Jungle Creations

Michelle Bottomley, CMO – New York Life

Tim Brooks, media consultant

Dani Calogera, Group Account Director – 360i

Rahul Chopra, Head of Stories Everywhere – Snap Inc

Jane Clarke, CEO Managing Director – CIMM

Jennifer Cohen, SVP, Entertainment Content Partnerships – WarnerMedia/Ignite

Sean Cunningham, President – VAB

Lucilla D’Agostino, Chief Content Officer – Big Fish Entertainment

Donna D’Alessandro, SVP of Programming & Strategic Insights – Discovery Channel/Animal Planet

Nicole Dellert, Executive Director, Social Video Content – Condé Nast Entertainment

Domenic DiMeglio, SVP, CBS Digital – CBS Interactive

Jennifer Donohue, VP, Local & Regional Sales – Hulu

Dean Evans, CMO – Hyundai Motor of America

Kathleen Finch, Content CEO – Discovery

Sara Fischer, Media Reporter – Axios

Barry Frey, President, CEO – DPAA

Joe Gagliese, Co-founder & Managing Partner – ViralNation

Dylan Gambardella, Co-Founder – Next Gen

Jenifer Geller, Head of Beauty Sales – Jellysmack

Bruce Gersh, Entertainment President – Meredith

Peter Graseck, VP, East Coast Sales – Tubi

John Halley, EVP & COO of Ad Solutions – Viacom

Lisa Heimann, EVP, Corporate Research & Strategy – NBCUniversal

Greg Henry, Co-President – Lucky 8

Alison Hoffman, CMO – Starz

Howard Homonoff, Strategic Advisor – Homonoff Media Group

Amy Hu, VP, Marketing Demand Center – New York Life

Yosef Johnson, SVP – Group Nine/Brandshop

Oren Katzeff, President – Condé Nast Entertainment

John Kelly, Director, Commercial Solutions – a4 Media

Jo Kinsella, EVP & Chief Revenue Officer – TVSquared

Shana Krochmal, Head of Digital – EW

Amy Kuessner, SVP Content Partnerships – Pluto TV

David Kulczar, Senior Product Manager – IBM Watson Media

Su Kwon, Associate Director, Emerging Channels – Publicis Media Exchange

Samantha Lee, VP – MediaMath

Mike Lieberman, Co-CEO – Kinetic

Cheryl Maher, President – Scout

Charlotte Maines, GM of Device Advertising Products – Amazon Fire TV Advertising and Content Discovery

Brien McDonald, Director of Studio Relations – ReedPOP/NY Comic Con

Jason Mitchell, Co-Founder, Partner – Movement Strategy

Roseann Montenes, VP Precision & Performance Advertiser Partnerships – A+E Networks

Tyler Moody, GM/VP – Turner Podcast Network/WarnerMedia

James Moore, Chief Revenue Officer –

Sheila O’Malley, Entertainment Writer & Film Critic –

Soo Jin Oh, SVP, Client Strategy & Solutions – Gamut TOTAL

Adam Rattner, EVP, Managing Director for One Publicis Team Samsung – Starcom

Ed Renicker, CEO – NY Interconnect

Don Robert, EVP, Research – A+E Networks

Jenny Rooney, Editor, CMO Network – FORBES

Sarah Rosen, Head of US Entertainment Partnerships – Twitter

Blake Sabatinelli, CEO – Newsy

Vince Sadusky, CEO – Univision

Lyle Schwartz, Head of Investment – GroupM

Stuart Schwartzapfel, SVP, Media Partnerships –

Nikki Scoggins, VP Marketing – AwesomenessTV

Kristine Segrist, Head of Consumer Media – Facebook

Steve Silvestri, VP, Engage – Discovery

Jonathan Skogmo, CEO – Jukin Media

Jon Steinlauf, Chief US Sales Officer – Discovery

Lance Still, SVP Branded Content – A+E Networks

Randi Stipes, CMO – IBM Watson

Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director – BBC America

Albert Thompson, Digital Strategist – Walton Isaacson

Daniel Tibbets, CEO – ElRey

Katherine Tooley, SVP Experiential – Refinery29

Mark Treiber, GM – People TV & Video/Meredith

Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming & Network Publicity – Crown Media Family Networks

Alex von Krogh, VP, Sales – TV Time

Beth Wade, Global CMO – VMLYR

Andrew Ward, President – NCC Media

Steven Weinstock, Co-President, Co-CEO – Truly Original

Robert Weisbord, CRO – Sinclair Broadcasting

Andy Wiedlin, Chief Business Officer – WAVE

Simon Williamson, Chief Commercial Officer – FriendMTS

Amy Winter, GM & EVP – UPtv

Tom Ziangas, SVP Research – AMC Networks

The general pass includes panels, breakout sessions, lunches, networking breaks, and an opening night cocktail reception sponsored by Gamut TOTAL. For details, please visit

Cynopsis’ That Big TV Conference, sponsored by Gamut TOTAL, Sinclair Media Networks, NY Interconnect,, Tubi, FriendMTS,, NCC Media, a4 Media, TV Time, and TVSquared, will be held at ThreeSixty in Tribeca, New York City.

For questions about registration, contact the event team at [email protected]. For sponsorship information, contact Publisher Robbie Caploe [email protected].

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