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keynote speakers

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David Beck

David Beck is the Chief Strategy & Ventures Officer at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (tbs & TNT networks), where he is responsible for leading the development of strategies for growth and innovation ranging from modernizing the core TV business, to expanding revenue and audience development through adjacency businesses (mobile gaming, live events, podcasting, consumer products), to incubating initiatives in Esports, AR/VR, and IoT. His team is responsible for sourcing & evaluating strategic partnerships and investments, as well as accelerating the growth of owned properties and investments (i.e., Super Deluxe, Battlefy, Refinery29.)

Prior to this role, Beck co-founded BRaVe Ventures, a strategic advisory and investment firm serving top brands such as Turner, Viacom, CBS, A+E, and Mattel, and making seed stage investments in media/tech companies and providing accelerator/incubator services to its investments. He also serves as an individual investor and mentor to a number of these brands. BRaVe Ventures was acquired by Turner in 2016.

David also held senior executive strategy and operating roles at Univision, within the Office of the CEO and as SVP and Head of Social Media. As Head of Social Media for Univision, he was responsible for designing, building and managing an enterprise Social Media organization across Entertainment, News, and Sports. His team earned 25 Social Media awards for designing and executing programs on a world-wide stage, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Latin Grammy Awards and 2012 U.S. Presidential election town halls. 

He is very involved in the startup community, serving as an investor and mentor at Techstars, and is a Board Member of the MIT’s New York Startup Studio. He received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his BA from Tufts University


Jon Steinberg

Jon Steinberg is the Founder and CEO of Cheddar, the leading Post Cable Network. Cheddar is live 8 hours a day broadcasting from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the glass corner of the Flatiron Building inside the Sprint store, Los Angeles, and the White House. It is available on Sling TV, Amazon, Philo, Twitter, Pluto TV, Twitch, Comcast X1, and 60% of smart TVs in the U.S.

He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of North America. Steinberg grew U.S. revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue.

Steinberg joined from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations from 2010 to 2014. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. In 2012, Steinberg was named one of AdAge’s Media Mavens. He was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team.

Steinberg is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He sits on the board of Bustle and is an advisor to TheSkimm and Taboola.