Keynoters / Executive Interviews

Past Keynoters
BIA/Kelsey conferences are the gold standard in the local media arena, with the largest audiences, great networking, top speakers and our proprietary, leading-edge research.

Each event is uniquely developed by our research analysts and represents the cutting edge in its sector. The events provide exceptional networking and business development opportunities. We are always exceptionally pleased to welcome the top speakers to our events who represent the leaders in local around the U.S. and globally.

A sampling of the top speakers who have been on our stage:

LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media - San Francisco, December 2014
  • Allison Checchi, CMO, YP
  • Court Cunningham, CEO, Yodle
  • Clark Gilbert, CEO, Deseret Digital Media
  • Christopher Lee, President, Deseret Digital Media
  • Joel Meek, Head of Partner Online Sales & Operations, Pinterest
  • Brad Stone, Author, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon; Senior Writer, San Francisco, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Randy Wootton, VP, Customer Success Products, Salesforce
LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing - New Orleans, September 2014
  • Julien Billot, President and CEO, YPG
  • James Croom, Head of Marketing: Google My Business, AdWords Express, Google
  • Scott Howe, President and CEO, Acxiom
  • Del Humenik, COO, Dex Media
  • Dan Roarty, VP, Product Development, Groupon
  • Sharon Rowlands, CEO, ReachLocal
  • Kevin Ryan, CEO, Motivity
LEADING IN LOCAL: The National Impact - Atlanta, May 2014
  • Curt Hecht, Chief Global Revenue Officer, The Weather Company
  • David Lebow, EVP and GM of Digital Markets, YP
  • Mark Marinacci, President, Gannett’s ShopLocal and SVP, G/O Digital
  • Mitch Spolan, EVP, Global Retail, LivingSocial
  • Rob Wilk, Vice President of Sales, Foursquare
LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media - San Francisco, December 2013
  • Patrick Barry, CMO, Demandforce (Intuit)
  • Brian Boland, VP, Product Marketing, Facebook
  • Audrey Cooper, Managing Editor, SF Chronicle/SF Gate
  • Jody Ford, VP, Marketing, eBay Marketplaces
  • Blake Irving, CEO GoDaddy
  • Brendon Kraham, Director of Global Mobile Solutions & Product Strategy, Google
  • Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, California
  • Mark Roberge, Chief Revenue Officer, Signals
  • Christopher M. Schroeder, Author, Startup Rising
  • Koka Sexton, Sr. Social Marketing Manager, LinkedIn
  • Sean Smyth, SVP, Partnerships, Groupon
  • Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, AllThings D
LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing - Austin,
  • Matt Baker, Head of SMB Partnerships, Facebook
  • Darren Clark, Chief Product Officer and CTO, YP
  • Simon Greenman, CEO, HomeAdvisor Europe
  • Nathan Hanks, President, ReachLocal
  • Vikas Jain, Head of Business Development, Google/Wildfire
  • Russ Laraway, Senior Director, SMB, Twitter
  • Dom Morea, SVP, First Data
  • Seth Priebatsch, CEO, LevelUp
  • Paul Ryan, CTO, Yellow Media (Canada)
LEADING IN LOCAL: The National Impact - Boston, March 2013
  • Brian Halligan, CEO, HubSpot, Senior Lecturer, MIT
  • David S. Kidder, Author, The StartUp Playbook
  • Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS Radio
  • Steven Rosenblatt, Chief Revenue Officer, Foursquare
  • Vikram Sharma, President and CEO, Gannett Digital Marketing Services
  • David Sharman, SVP and CSO, Dex One
  • Cindy Stockwell, EVP, Chief Media Officer, Hill Holliday
Interactive Local Media West, December 2012
  • Jason Finger, CEO, CityGrid
  • Bill Gross, CEO, Idealab
  • David Krantz, CEO, YP
  • Dan Levy, Director, Global SMB Markets, Facebook
  • Todd Rowe, Managing Director - SMB Global Sales, Google
SMB Digital Marketing, September 2012
  • Patrick Barry, CMO, Demandforce/Intuit
  • Dean DeBiase, Chairman and CEO, Entertainment.com
  • Gail Goodman, CEO, Constant Contact
  • Nathan Hanks, President, ReachLocal
  • Richard J. "Rick" Hanna, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Dex One
  • Sanjay Gupta, VP, Global Merchant Marketing, Groupon
  • Fred Huang, Manager, Partner Relations, Facebook
Mobile Local Media, June 2012
  • Stewart Alsop, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
  • Surojit Chatterjee, Head of Mobile Search Ads Product, Google
  • David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital
  • Brendon Kraham, Global Mobile Sales and Product Strategy, Google
  • Mok Oh, Chief Scientist, PayPal
  • Mihir Shah, VP, Mobile, Groupon
  • Doug Sterne, VP, Audio Sales, Pandora
Interactive Local Media East, March 2012
  • Leslie Berland, SVP, Digital Partnerships & Development, American Express
  • Jay Herratti, CEO, CityGrid Media
  • Ted Leonsis, Groupon Vice Chair; American Express Board Member; Owner, Monumental Sports and Entertainment
  • Nitin Mangtani, Group Project Manager, Google Offers
  • Michael Silberman, GM, Digital Media, New York Media
  • Michael Zimbalist, VP, Research and Development Operations, The New York Times Co.
Interactive Local Media West, December 2011
  • Surojit Chatterjee, Senior Product Manager, Mobile Ads, Google
  • Clark Gilbert, President and CEO, Deseret News Publishing Co. and Deseret Digital Media
  • Matt Idema, Director of Monetization Product Marketing, Facebook
  • John Paton, CEO, Digital First Media
  • Bob Pittman, CEO, Clear Channel Media Holdings
  • Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital All Things D
Interactive Local Media Asia, October 2011
  • Dvir Ben Aroya, EVP, International Customers, Websplanet
  • Matt Kain, CEO, Asia Pacific, The Search Agency
  • Jay Ng, Director, Mobile and Business Development, APAC, Dealised
  • James Sanders, Head of Channel Partnerships, Google Asia Pacific
  • Adrian Tan, COO, Groupon Singapore
Directional Media Strategies, September 2011
  • Clare Hart, President and CEO, Infogroup
  • Tom Higley, CEO, Local Matters
  • Peter Horan, Executive Chairman, Halogen Media Group
  • Nir Lempert, CEO, Golden Pages
  • Todd Rose, VP, Business Development, AT&T Interactive
  • Chris Sampson, Head of WW Bing Local Search and Emerging Products, Microsoft Advertising
  • Ben Smith IV, Cofounder, MerchantCircle
  • Brett Truka, Regional Sales Manager, Groupon
  • Joe Walsh, President and CEO, Yellowbook
  • Payam Zamani, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Reply
Deals 3D, July 2011
  • Steven Boal, President and CEO, Coupons.com
  • Gary Kearns, Group Executive, Information Services, MasterCard Advisors
  • David Krantz, President and CEO, AT&T Interactive
  • Lexi Reese, Director, Local Sales, Facebook
Interactive Local Media East, March 2011
  • Evan Cohen, GM, Foursquare
  • Eric Eichmann, COO, LivingSocial
  • Gail Goodman, CEO, Constant Contact
  • David Weinberger, Author and Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Interactive Local Media, December 2010
  • Jim Bankoff, CEO, SB Nation
  • Matt Idema, VP, Yahoo! Local
  • Steven Johnson, Author and Columnist
  • Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media
  • Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow
  • Jim Sampey, COO, Cox Target Media
  • Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp
  • Emily White, Senior Director of Local, Facebook