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The only conference delivering content for financial leaders in media & tech

Join FastPay’s invitation-only conference, bringing together some of the most brilliant financial minds from media and tech. Come for an action-packed, fast-moving afternoon filled with inspiring keynotes, debates, and dialogues about the most important issues in our industry. Stay afterwards for libations and networking. 

We are eager to announce highlights from this year's lineup which includes: 

  • Award-winning journalist and this year’s keynote speaker, Ken Auletta, famous for The New Yorker column about media, will share tips from his not-yet-released book, Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Industry (and Everything Else) in a fireside chat with Monica Karo, Chief Client Officer at OMD Worldwide.

  • Michael Slaby, CTO (Obama for America, 2012) and Chief Integration and Innovation Officer (Obama for America, 2008), will host a panel on Politics 2.0, debating the do’s and dont's of behavioral science.

  • Lindsey Stein, Editor for Campaign U.S., and Brian Wieser, Senior Analyst at Pivotal, described in AdAge as, “The most quoted man in advertising,” will offer an analysis of the new realities of the agency business.

  • Jordan Bitterman, CMO of IBM Watson and Amy Karr, CEO & Co-Founder of Ventus Advisors, will discuss Blockchain and advertising — what’s a breakthrough and what’s a buzzword? 

In addition to these highlighted speakers there will be many more industry greats on hand for must-hear panels. 

WHY ATTEND? 

At FastForward you will: 

  • Network with decision makers in the media ecosystem
  • Talk trends and predictions
  • Discover what to expect in 2018 from near and far
  • Unlock the key to what makes media businesses thrive

WHO'S ATTENDING? 

A carefully curated group of 150 thought leaders and decision makers from across the country and across the pond. FastPay’s FastForward Conference features the most leading-edge topics in media finance. Founders, CEOs, CFOs and other C-Suite executives are attending FastForward to join the conversation.

FastPay, founded in 2009, is finance reimagined to meet the needs of the media industry. Leveraging proprietary technology and analytics, we offer solutions that address inefficient payment processes and long payment terms. Having spent years analyzing invoices and executing electronic payments, we have industry-expertise that allows us to meet the needs of our long-standing clients. 

We are a collection of finance, entertainment, legal, media, technology, and design professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we have offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and London.

 

 
 

2018 Agenda

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Introduction

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business

Speaker: Ken Auletta, Award-winning Journalist and Author
Speaker: Monica Karo, Chief Client Officer, OMD

2:45 pm – 3:20 pm

Blockchain (and Advertising ): Buzzword or Breakthrough?

Moderator: Thomas Jankovich, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Speaker: Jordan Bitterman, CMO, IBM Watson
Speaker: Amy Karr, CEO and Co-Founder, Ventus Advisors

3:25 pm – 4:00 pm

Local Media in a World of Scale

Moderator: JT Batson, Founder, Hudson MX
Speaker: Kathy Carter, President, Soccer United Marketing
Speaker: Lew Dickey, Founder, Cumulus Media 

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm

Politics 2.0
Behavioral Science and the Power of Persuasion:
Lessons for Political Agencies and Marketers

Speaker: Michael Slaby, CTO (Obama for America, 2012) and Chief
Integration and Innovation Officer (Obama for America, 2008)
Speaker: Katie Walmsley, Chief Content Officer, Brut.
Speaker: Matt Martin, Founder, Grow Progress

4:55 pm – 5:25 pm

Brian Wieser: The Most Quoted Man in Advertising

Speaker: Brian Wieser, Senior Analyst, Pivotal
Speaker: Lindsay Stein, Editor, Campaign U.S.

5:25 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cocktail Hour

 

LOCATION

 

METROPOLITAN PAVILION'S GALLERY

123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

 

2018 featured SPEAKERS

FastPay is lucky to have an incredible group of speakers from some of the most innovative companies in our industry.

 Ken Auletta  Award-winning Journalist and Author

Ken Auletta

Award-winning Journalist and Author

 Michael Slaby  CTO (Obama for America, 2012) and Chief Integration and Innovation Officer (Obama for America, 2008)

Michael Slaby

CTO (Obama for America, 2012) and Chief Integration and Innovation Officer (Obama for America, 2008)

 Monica Karo  Chief Client Officer, OMD Worldwide

Monica Karo

Chief Client Officer, OMD Worldwide

 Jordan Bitterman  Vice President, Strategy & Sales IBM

Jordan Bitterman

Vice President, Strategy & Sales IBM

 Amy Karr  CEO & Co-Founder, Ventus Advisors

Amy Karr

CEO & Co-Founder, Ventus Advisors

 Brian Wieser  Senior Analyst, Pivotal

Brian Wieser

Senior Analyst, Pivotal

 JT Batson  Founder, Hudson MX

JT Batson

Founder, Hudson MX

 Katie walmsley  Chief Content Officer, Brut.

Katie walmsley

Chief Content Officer, Brut.

 Thomas Jankovich  Founder, Grow Progress

Thomas Jankovich

Founder, Grow Progress

 Matt martin  Founder, Grow Progress

Matt martin

Founder, Grow Progress

 Lindsay Stein  Editor,  Campaign U.S.

Lindsay Stein

Editor, Campaign U.S.

 Kathy Carter  President, Soccer United Marketing

Kathy Carter

President, Soccer United Marketing

 

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