Brand and Agency Thought Leaders, Prominent Journalists and Authors Headline Initial Speaker List for DPAA’s 2017 Video Everywhere Summit

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) unveiled today its initial roster of speakers for its annual Video Everywhere Summit in New York on November 1. Sharing the stage at the all-day event — part of the annual New York Digital Signage Week (October 30-November 3) — will be thought leaders from leading brands and agencies, along with prominent journalists and authors.
The Summit, to be held at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel, will bring together nearly 800 delegates representing brands, agencies, digital out-of-home networks, ad tech, mobile/location companies, data firms and others from the full spectrum of multi-screen advertising. The Summit agenda features leadership talks, case studies, networking events and experiential exhibits. 
The Video Everywhere Summit is the largest one-day event dedicated to multi-screen engagement, mobile/location data and the role of digital out-of-home advertising in today’s fast evolving media ecosystem. Barry Frey, DPAA President & CEO, will lead the Video Everywhere Summit and conduct one-on-one interviews with select speakers.
Brand speakers confirmed to date for the Video Everywhere Summit are:

  • Nick Dunham, Media Director, Dunkin’ Brands
  • Kathleen Hall, SVP of Brand, Advertising & Research, Microsoft
  • Mark Ingall, Managing Director, Global Marketing, Citi
  • Mike Linton, CMO, Farmers Insurance
  • Ann Rubin, VP Branded Content, Global Creative, IBM
  • Patrizio Spagnoletto, Head of Media/Subscriber Growth, Hulu

Agency thought leaders include:

  • Brian Nienhaus, CEO, We Are Limited
  • Rob Norman, Global Chief Digital Officer, GroupM
  • Chad Stoller, EVP Global Innovations, IPG Media Brands
  • Andrew Swinand, CEO, Leo Burnett
  • Paul Woolmington, CEO, Canvas Worldwide

Other prominent speakers include:

  • Cat Greenleaf, host, “Talk Stoop,” NBC Universal
  • Bobby Jones, co-author, Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn
  • Jim Rutenberg, media columnist, The New York Times
  • Brian Stelter, host, “Reliable Sources,” CNN

Frey said, “There is an incredible amount of activity and energy in the digital out of home space and we plan to touch on many of these exciting areas at this year’s Summit. These include the infusion of data and programmatic into the DOOH ecosystem, and insights from advertisers and agencies on how they are making digital out-of-home an integral part of their video mix.”
Frey continued, “New York Digital Signage Week is going to be bigger and better than ever, and we are proud to be a major part of it.”  
This year’s Video Everywhere Summit will once again feature an experiential exhibit hall, The Intel Hall of Innovation, where DOOH networks and technology companies will display the latest in digital out-of-home content and tools to reach on-the-go consumers.
A first look at the Summit sponsor list includes Adspace, Ayuda, BroadSign, Captivate, Clear Channel Outdoor, Intersection, Michelman & Robinson LLP, PlaceIQ, Reflect Systems, Sito Mobile, Verifone Media, Vistar Media, xAd and Zoom. A limited number of sponsorships are still available.
The historic Roosevelt Hotel, known as “The Grand Dame of Madison Avenue,” is the official hotel of New York Digital Signage Week. Attendees to the Video Everywhere Summit or any other of the week’s events are eligible for preferred hotel rates. These rates and all Summit information can be accessed here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at