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Ian Bross

Director, Emerging Technologies
Ian Bross is Director, Emerging Technologies for Newsday.  In this role, Ian oversees strategic direction of web and mobile products for Newsday and amNew York. He is responsible for coordinating with developers and editorial teams to drive user engagement and streamline digital production workflow for the Newsday mobile app and website, as well as exploring new brand opportunities involving new and/or emerging technologies. 

Ian holds a BFA in Print/Electronic Journalism from LIU Post.

Mark Howard

Chief Revenue Officer
Forbes Media
Mark Howard is Chief Revenue Officer at Forbes Media.  In this role, he is responsible for the U.S. and European digital and print sales organization, marketing and advertising solutions.  Previously, he was SVP of Digital Advertising Strategy. 

Mr. Howard also held the position of SVP and VP of Digital Advertising Sales for Forbes Media, overseeing the global sales team in its online sales efforts as well leading the Western Region team in its integrated sales efforts.  He was also charged with developing the corporate digital sales strategy, which included new product development, the creation and development of audience segmentation programs and strategic planning. 

Mr. Howard joined Forbes Media as a Regional Sales Manager in 2002.  During his time at Forbes, he has also served as West Coast Digital Sales Director and Western Region Director of Integrated Sales.

Prior to joining Forbes Media, Mr. Howard held sales positions at Inc. and Fast Company magazines, as well as E-Trade Financial.  He began his career as a media planner at Anderson & Lembke.  He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing.  He resides in New York City.

David Iudica

VP, Ad Sales Research
In his role as VP, Ad Sales Research, David Iudica provides support to sales and marketing executives spanning the globe. He is responsible for CNN’s cross-platform insight initiatives designed to help CNN create more meaningful connections between its advertising partners and its consumers. This includes overseeing a group of researchers challenged with providing thought provoking research to the industry around topics like Branded Content, Cross-Platform Monetization, Mobile, OTT, Social, and Video.
Prior to joining CNN in November of 2016, David also held insights positions at Yahoo, MTV Networks, and Major League Baseball. David’s work has also been shared in conferences and on TV including the Today Show. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology.

Eric Johnston

VP, Product Development
Eric Johnston is VP, Product Development for Reuters Consumer. He joined Reuters in 2014 and led the team that built the Reuters TV streaming video news product. Eric now oversees development for the wider Reuters Consumer group, which includes both Reuters TV and
Eric has experience in the mobile, ad technology, and streaming media spaces, having previously worked with publishers at Verve Mobile and AOL/ and for mobile carrier Cricket Communications.

Debby Krenek

As Co-Publisher, Debby Krenek is responsible for the strategic direction and development at Newsday and amNewYork with a particular emphasis on content and products on all platforms digital, mobile and print. She also has responsibility for content collaboration and digital development with News 12 including website and mobile products.

She also directs the legal department, IT and marketing and community outreach and works closely with her co-publisher on advertising sales.

Debby has been with Newsday since 2001 and has a staff of around 450 people across the various properties she manages. She was Editor of Newsday from Dec. 2009 to Nov. 2011.

Before coming to Newsday, Debby was the Editor-in-Chief at the New York Daily News and directed the Abner Louima coverage that won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1998.

She was also Chief Creative Officer at, the editorial partner with and AOL pets.

Debby attended Texas A&M University, where she received a B.A. in journalism and marketing.

Jed Meyer

EVP, Corporate Research
Jed Meyer serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Research for Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this role, Meyer leads the Company's audience cross platform measurement efforts in ways that provide an accurate and competitively advantaged understanding of Univision's audience in order to drive business growth.
Prior to joining Univision, Meyer served as Global Director of Research and Analytics at Annalect, part of Omnicom Media Group where he was focused on developing models and processes to support and sustain the integration of online and offline data across all Annalect platforms and global markets, creating a single communications planning source. In addition, Meyer was responsible for the ongoing global integration, development and deployment of Omnicom’s research and analytics capabilities, aimed at assuring consistent access and value to Omnicom clients worldwide.
Prior to joining Annalect, Meyer spearheaded Nielsen’s entry into both online ratings and set-top box data. In the early 2000’s he drove Nielsen’s challenge to the then-entrenched market leader Media Metrix (now comScore). Later, Meyer conceptualized and brought to the market, Nielsen DigitalPlus, a groundbreaking new approach to audience measurement by partnering with local cable companies to incorporate data from their digital set-top boxes into traditional Nielsen measurement approaches. On the global level, he has lived and worked in mainland China, championing the China Media 2.0 strategy and moving the company away from legacy product lines and towards a dynamic, locally-led, joint venture focused on advanced audience analytics.
Meyer is a member of the Board of Directors for the Advertising Research Foundation and the Media Research Council and was named to Broadcasting & Cable’s 2012 Digital All-Stars. He also serves as the Board Chair for the Prospect Park YMCA in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.

Ron Miller

Freelance Journalist
Ron Miller is a freelance technology journalist, blogger, TechCrunch enterprise reporter and a regular contributor at Digital Content Next.

Zach Seward

SVP, Product;
Executive Editor
Zach Seward is the senior vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz. He leads the teams responsible for product development, audience growth, and data visualization, and also writes about the future of TV and other topics. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter covering education and health, then as the newspaper’s first social media editor. Before that, he helped launch the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, covering the media industry.

Patrick Tornabene

VP, Audience Development and Analytics
Patrick Tornabene is the Vice President of Audience Development and Analytics for Newsday Media Group.  In this role, Patrick leads the overall development of audience engagement, growth, and monetization across Newsday’s print and digital products; inclusive of strategy and analytics in research, customer experience, acquisition, retention, data, and predictive modeling.
Patrick holds a MBA in Finance from Hofstra University with undergraduate studies in Finance and Economics.