Engage! Conference Speakers

Engage! Conference features world-class speakers knowledgeable in all aspects of engagement online. The program delivers key insight into new monetization strategies, proven ways to strengthen customer relationships, and essential marketing solutions to maximize reach.

Thomas Alt, CEO, metaio, Inc.
David Aronoff, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

Maria Bailey, CEO, BSM Media
Vincent Beerman, Director of Development, Spectrum DNA
Tim Bodendistel, Consulting Designer, Hallmark Cards Inc
Cliff Boro, Co-Founder and CEO, KidZui
Eric Brassard, CEO, Woozworld Inc.
Warren Buckleitner, Publisher, Children’s Technology Review
Megan Bycel, Director of Product Management, Virtual Greats
Michael Cai, Vice President of Video Games, Interpret
Scott Chambers, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop
Daniel Cheng, Director Publisher Relations, GreyStripe
Ian Chisholm, Marketing and Licensing Director, Interactive Toy
Naomi Clark, Chief Design Officer, FreshPlanet
Jorian Clarke, CEO, Circle1Network
Christian Coly, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Parrot North America
Steve Couture, CEO, Frima
Paige Craig, CEO & Cofounder, BetterWorks, Adrenaline Fueled Angel Investor
Greg Davis, North America General Manager, Total Immersion
Kurt Davis, VP of Business Development, Boku
Hilary DeCesare, Everloop Co-Founder and CEO
Stacy Decesaro, Senior Business Development Manager, AT&T
Erica DeLorenzo, Senior Director Network Development, WildTangent
Marc N. Debevoise, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Business Development & Strategy, Starz Media
Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Interactive
Demetri Detsaridis, General Manager and Executive Producer, Area/Code
Mandeep Dhillon, co-founder and CEO, Togetherville
Kris Duggan, CEO, Badgeville
Devin Dworack, Director of Business Operations, Tagged.com
Andy Ellwood, Director of Business Development, Gowalla
Matthew Evans, Senior Vice President, Nick Digital
David Fahrer, Director of Game Development at Funtank, LLC
Julia Fitzgerald, CMO Toys, Sears Holding Company
Charles Foreman, Founder, OMGPOP
Eric Friedman, Director Of Business Development, Foursquare
James G. Gatto, Social Media, Entertainment and Technology Team Leader, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jodi Gersh, Social Media Manager, Gannett Company
Rodney Gibbs, CEO, Ricochet Labs
Christine Glorioso, CMO, Majesco
Michael Gold, CEO, Electrotank, Inc.
Mike Goslin, SVP & GM, Mindspark Worlds
Richard Gottlieb, President, Richard Gottlieb’s USA Toy Experts, LLC
Scott Gordon, Producer, Random House Children’s Books
Chris Grayson, Director of Digital at Humble.Tv
Jinny Gudmundsen, Kid Tech Columnist, USA Today.com and Gannett News
Eric Hardman, Director, Hasbro Online Media, Adult/Family/Preschool Content, Hasbro
Joe Hyrkin, Board Of Directors, Viximo, Inc.
Albert Heekwan Kim, Founder and CEO of Zenitum
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD
Ori Inbar, CEO, Co-Founder, Ogmento
David Isaacs, Senior Advisor, Qlipso
James Jones, VP, Creative Production, Digital Media and Gaming, Hasbro
Dan Jansen, CEO of Virtual Greats
Jeanette Juetten, Girl Online Content Marketing Manager, American Girl / Mattel
Joshua Karpf, Senior Manager, Digital Media Communications, PepsiCo
Sean F. Kane, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Alpay Kasal, Owner, Lit Studios
Scott Kepron, Director of Market Development, OpenMarket
Elaine Kitagawa, COO, Gaia Interactive
Mark Koerner, Vice President, Product, Six Degrees Games
Michael Lazerow, Chairman and CEO of Buddy Media, Inc
Nicole Lazzaro, Founder and President, XEODesign, Inc.
Ed Lewis, CEO, Media Chaperone
David Lord, President & CEO, Knowledge Adventure
Chris Mahl, Chief Brand Alchemist, SCVNGR
Peter Marx, Vice President, Business Development and Digital Studio, Qualcomm
Rich Maryyanek, Chief Marketing Officer, Big Tent Entertainment
Chas Mastin
, CTO, Whistlebox
Ido Mazursky, CEO, Shidonni Ltd
Sean McEvoy, Director of Content Production, FunGoPlay
Sean McGowan, Senior Analyst, Leisure & Lifestyle, Needham & Company
Steve Meretzky, VP Game Design, Playdom
Seth A. Metsch, Sr. Director, Digital Business Development, Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, A&E Television Networks, LLC
Patrick Murck, Head of Business Development and Legal, BigDoor
Cynthia Neiman, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Mattel Digital Network
Izzy Neis, Director of User Engagement, Gazillion Entertainment
Rebecca Newton, Chief Community & Safety Officer, Mind Candy Ltd.
Kim Orlando, Founder, Travelingmom.com
Amy Oztan, blogger, freelance writer, and mom
Rajat Paharia, Founder and CEO, Bunchball
Roger Pavane, SVP Sales, PaymentOne
Nathan Pearce, Director of Skunkworks, Sony Online Entertainment
Doug Penman, co-CEO and Founder, Nuko Toys
Billy Pidgeon, Senior Analyst, M2 Research
Katja Presnal, Founder, Skimbaco Lifestyles
Joi Podgorny, Director of Community Engagement, Smart Bomb Interactive
Marty Poulin, CEO, ShadyLogic
Igor Pušenjak, president and founder, Lima Sky
Barbara Pritchard, Executive Producer, Smashing Ideas, Inc.

Brian Reynolds, Chief Game Designer, Zynga

Reyne Rice, Trend Specialist, Toy Industry Association
Bill Ritchie, Co-Founder and CEO, Thinkfun
Chris Romero, CTO, FunGoPlay
Kenny Rosenblatt, Founder, Arkadium
Daniel Ruby, Research Director, Chitika
Scott Rusnak, Creative Director, Visimonde
Shai Samet, Founder and President, kidSAFE Seal Program™, Samet Privacy
Michael Saunders, President & Founder, Dotmenu
Leslye Schaefer, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Products, Scholastic Media
Aaron Scheuerman, Marketing Manager, ATLAS Interactive Deutschland GmbH
Mike Schneider, SVP Director, Digital Incubator, Allen & Gerritsen
Arjun Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, Lolapps

Mihir Shah, CEO, Tapjoy
Bill Shribman, Senior Executive Producer, WGBH Educational Foundation
Paula Silver, Owner, Beyond the Box Productions
Brad Singer, EVP, PaymentOne
Mark Smale, Senior Vice President, Creata Digital
John Smedley President, Sony Online Entertainment
Jeffrey Smith, CEO and co-founder, SonicMule, Inc. aka Smule
Keith Smith, Co-founder and CEO BigDoor
Michael Smith, CEO, Mind Candy
Kris Soumas, Head of Games, AETN Digital Media, a division of A&E Television Networks
Carol Spieckerman, President, newmarketbuilders

Leor Stern, Head of New Business Development, Local, Google
Won Il Sue, VP of Business Development, Nexon
Michelle Sullivan, Editorial Director, National Geographic Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media
Dr. Davor Sutija, CEO, Thin Film Electronics

John Swords, Partner and Ringleader, Circ.us
Matthew Szymczyk, CEO and founder, Zugara
Wade Tinney, Founding Partner, Large Animal Games
David Thacker, Associate Partner, Greylock Partners
Scott Traylor, CEO, 360KID
Jeff Tremblay, VP Business Development, Frima Studio
Brad Twohig, Senior Associate, Insight Venture Partners
Joost Van Dreunen, President, SuperData Research
Chris Waldron, VP of Games, Cartoon Network
Margaret Wallace, CEO, Playmatics
Rebecca Watson, Vice President of Business Development, gWallet Inc.
Chris Williams, General Manager, Mobile, PlayFirst
Lisa Wascovich, American Greetings, Director of Digital Media, AG Properties
Dr. Jo Webber, Chairman & Founder, Moggle
Rich Weil, Vice President of Client Services, Metaverse Mod Squad
Maura Welch, Director of Marketing, WeeWorld
Rick Wion, Director of Social Media, McDonald’s USA
Sally Wood, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development, Kapitall
Jia Wu, Senior Analyst, Strategy Analytics
Douglas Yellin, Director of Product, Large Animal Games