Thursday, October 23rd

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

ThinkTank II: Director’s Room

The Always Connected Consumer - Apps, Devices, Networks - The Social & Entertainment Lifestyle

Gil Dudkiewicz, Founder and CEO, Startapp

Greg Wester, EVP Business Development, Mobile Posse

Nathan Keating, co-founder, BuildFire

Keith Newman, Managing Partner, Newman Media, Moderator

areas spanning the areas of business development, corporate strategy, campaign optimization, research, and advertising sales. Prior to Mobile Posse, Greg was COO at VoodooVox where he lead advertising sales and all sales, marketing and PR operating functions. Before VoodooVox, Greg was founder and President of Soapbox Marketing, a consultancy that helped brands strategize, design, launch, and measure best-practice digital word-of-mouth campaigns. Greg was part of the Executive Leadership team at Organic Inc., as well as founder of the Internet Media consulting practice for The Yankee Group. At The Yankee Group, Greg specialized in advising Fortune 500 clients on interactive marketing and advertising. A one-time engineer, Greg started his career building and testing interactive services at GTE Research Labs.


Nathan Keating, co-founder of BuildFire:  Nathan Keating is a forward thinking, innovative, successful entrepreneur who oversees operations, branding, and product development at BuildFire. Having been deeply involved in nonprofit work prior to BuildFire, he has a passion for seeing both businesses and non-profit organizations thrive and make a positive impact.


Keith Newman, Managing Partner, Newman Media:  Keith Newman is a marketing veteran of high-tech media and technology-driven industries. A former writer and editor turned sales and marketing executive turned consultant. His expertise spans branding, messaging, big impact ideas, lead generation, media development and marketing strategy. He is known for helping early stage businesses develop successful strategies for gaining traction in today’s markets. Newman is the former Editor and Publisher of “Computer Retail Week”, President of IDG’s Channel Services Group and has held executive level positions at successful early-stage tech and media companies including PowerCloud, PodTech, OneChannel and Aptimus.




Thursday, October 23rd

Video, Social Media & Crowdfunding

Gil Dudkiewicz, Founder and CEO, Startapp: Gil Dudkiewicz, Founder and CEO of Startapp, is a serial entrepreneur. Gil was the Entrepreneur In Residence at the Cedar Fund. Prior to this, he was the CEO of SweetIM, which he joined as a pre revenue company with 5 employees and led them to be very profitable, with over 100M download applications and winning the Technology Rising Star Award by D&T Fast 50 Competition during his tenure. SweetIM was acquired by Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) on November 2012 for $41 Million. He was also founder and CEO of MyDTV/MeeVee a personalized TV Guide and TV search. Gil holds a MBA from UC Berkeley and B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion.


Greg Wester, EVP Business Development, Mobile Posse: Greg is a 20+ year veteran of interactive marketing and advertising. He has held leadership roles in