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Wednesday 10/01
9:00 AM

Fast Company One On One: Yannick Bolloré

Times Center Stage
Havas Global Chairman and CEO Yannick Bolloré makes his first appearance in North America in conversation with Fast Company Executive Editor, Noah Robischon.
Yannick Bolloré Global Chairman & CEO, Havas
Noah Robischon Executive Editor, Fast Company
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Yannick Bolloré
Noah Robischon
Monday 9/29
10:00 AM

Fast Company CEO Conversation

Times Center Stage
Industry leaders on navigating forward, the pace of change, driving results for clients and expanding opportunity as others fight contraction.
Robert Safian Editor, Managing Director, Fast Company
David Kenny Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Weather Company
Miles Nadal Chairman & CEO, MDC Partners
Justin Smith CEO, Bloomberg Media
Jim Stengel President & CEO, The Jim Stengel Company
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Miles Nadal
Jim Stengel
Justin Smith
David Kenny
Robert Safian
Tuesday 9/30
11:00 AM

Social Innovation: Aligning Brands Through Creative Ideas, Strong Execution...and SOUL

Liberty Theater
How many surveys cite the obvious fact that CSR is increasingly important in building brands? An overwhelming amount. In an intimate one-on-one chat between Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder, FEED, and Fast Company Publisher, Christine Osekoski, we will explore this topic with the best learning tool: storytelling. Learn more about how FEED has forged successful partnerships with brands such as Target, Disney, Pottery Barn, Clarins, and Whole Foods Market, Gap, Tory Burch, and Godiva. Hear the story about FEED’s new initiative, FEED Supper, and how they are launching an entirely new strategy that ignites brands and consumers alike in “FEED’ing the world, one product [and initiative] at a time”.

Presented by FEED & Fast Company
Lauren Bush Lauren CEO, Creative Director, & Co-Founder, FEED Projects
Christine Osekoski Publisher, Fast Company
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Lauren Bush Lauren
Christine Osekoski
Thursday 10/02
12:00 PM

A Conversation with Marissa Mayer

Times Center Stage
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will sit down with Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian to discuss the impact of changing user habits, innovative ad formats, and new technology on the digital advertising landscape.
Marissa Mayer President & CEO, Yahoo
Robert Safian Editor, Managing Director, Fast Company
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Robert Safian
Marissa Mayer
Monday 9/29
8:15 AM

The Wall Street Journal & Ad Council Leadership Breakfast: Your CSR Priorities and the Issues of Today

NASDAQ MarketSite
Super Delegates & By Invitation Only.
Cause marketing is no longer a buzz word but integral to companies’ ethos, profits and CSR strategy. When done right, these partnerships can inspire, enhance customer loyalty and employee satisfaction. But what are the key ingredients to a successful cause marketing partnership? How can you measure ROI? Hear from leaders at Unilever, Starcom,Chobani and the NBA about trends and tactics that can take cause marketing beyond bracelets and ribbons to deeper engagement & purpose driven marketing.
Peggy Conlon President & CEO, Ad Council
Kathy Behrens EVP, Social Responsibility & Player Programs, NBA
Laura Desmond CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group
Peter McGuinness Chief Marketing & Brand Officer, Chobani
Kathy O'Brien VP, Marketing Services and Skin, Unilever
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Kathy Behrens
Laura Desmond
Kathy O'Brien
Peter McGuinness
Peggy Conlon
Tuesday 9/30
8:15 AM

NBCUniversal Leadership Breakfast

NASDAQ MarketSite
30 Rock moves to Times Square for this very special Leadership Breakfast.

Super Delegates & By Invitation Only.
1:30 PM

Spredfast

The Microsoft Stage
TBA
Wednesday 10/01
3:00 PM

Thrive with Arianna Huffington

Times Center Stage
Arianna Huffington in conversation with experts and executives on how women can lead the way in redefining success in the workplace and lead lives that are more sustainable and more fulfilling.
Arianna Huffington Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group
Richard Davidson University of Wisconsin - Madison, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Susan Gianinno Chairman NA, Publicis Worldwide
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand Senator, State of New York
Lori Hiltz CEO, North America, Havas Media
Marla Kaplowitz CEO, NA, MEC
Jacki Kelley COO, Bloomberg Media
Gracia Martore Gannett, CEO
Denise Morrison CEO, Campbell
Kathleen Saxton Founder & CEO, The Lighthouse Company
Shelley Zalis Founder, Girls' Lounge, CEO, Ipsos OTX
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Kathleen Saxton
Lori Hiltz
Susan Gianinno
Marla Kaplowitz
Richard Davidson
Gracia Martore
Shelley Zalis
Arianna Huffington
Jacki Kelley
Denise Morrison
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
Monday 9/29
5:00 PM

The Curtain Rises

Times Center Stage
Film, music, sports and the business of entertainment take center stage for this extraordinary gathering of industry icons.

As the lines between artists, athletes, brands and content continue to intersect, how do each of the stakeholders maximize the impact and reach of the content they are delivering to the consumer? These leaders will provide their insight on behalf of their respective areas of expertise: artists and brands, content creators and sports and multi-platform delivery systems and share how they see the future reshaping itself as these universes become intertwined.
Robert Safian Editor, Managing Director, Fast Company
Irving Azoff Chairman, CEO, AMSG Entertainment
James Dolan President & CEO, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Executive Chairman, The Madison Square Garden Company
Harvey Weinstein Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company
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Robert Safian
Harvey Weinstein
James Dolan
Irving Azoff
Wednesday 10/01
1:00 PM

Man Hugs & Beards – Are Contemporary Business Cultures Just Fashion or Serious ROI?

B.B. King Blues Club
SI Partners hosts a panel discussion featuring Corporate Anthropologist Dr Dana Ardi as well as Mills, Co-founder of UsTwo, the entrepreneurs who created Apple Award winning, chart-topping game Monument Valley, to discuss and dissect contemporary business culture.
Dr Dana Ardi Managing Director, Corporate Anthropology Advisors
Charles Fallon Senior Partner, SI Partners
Allison Johnson Founder, WEST
Matthew Miller Co-founder, ustwo
Kathleen Saxton Founder & CEO, The Lighthouse Company
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Allison Johnson
Dr Dana Ardi
Charles Fallon
Kathleen Saxton
Matthew Miller
Monday 9/29
3:45 PM

Bridging Mobile Commerce and Retail: Shopper First, Phone Second

Times Center Hall
Mobile usage across numerous retail touchpoints continues to gain popularity, and though most shoppers find the idea of using their phone while shopping appealing, many have yet to adopt it or lack interest beyond price checking. While technology should never lead mobile campaigns, it does help personalize it. This panel will go over how the shopper is interacting with their phone before, during and after shopping, discuss technologies being used to bridge mobile and retail, and show examples of what is and isn’t working.
Naushad Huda CEO, XTOPOLY
Sanjiv Goyal CEO, Droisys Inc.
Gustav Hoffman Global IT Commercial Business Solutions, Kellogg Company
Morgan McAlenney SVP of Digitail® , The Integer Group
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Sanjiv Goyal
Morgan McAlenney
Gustav Hoffman
Naushad Huda
4:00 PM

An Honest Conversation with Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan

Liberty Theater
Join The Honest Company founders Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan at an intimate discussion on the rise of the eco-friendly baby brand and its mission to educate, inspire and create a healthy and sustainable future for the next generation.

Jessica Alba is an actress and New York Times Best-Selling author of The Honest Life and Christopher Gavigan is Chief Product Officer of The Honest Company and author of Healthy Child Healthy World. Moderated by Celebrity Intelligence's Editorial Director, Nina Tsang.
Jessica Alba Founder, The Honest Company
Christopher Gavigan Founder, The Honest Company
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Jessica Alba
Christopher Gavigan
Tuesday 9/30
1:00 PM

What Keeps CMOs Up at Night

Hard Rock Cafe
The advertising business has been turned upside down by new technologies. Marketing chiefs have a front row seat on the transformation taking place in the business. We ask marketers what are the most pressing issues they face today. This panel explores issues such as agency business models, audience measurement, programmatic ad buying and media mix.
Suzanne Vranica Advertising Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Dana Anderson SVP, Marketing Strategy & Communication, Mondelez International
Lisa Cochrane SVP Marketing, Allstate Insurance Company
Frank Cooper III CMO, Global Beverages Group, Pepsico
Lisa Donohue CEO, Starcom USA, Starcom MediaVest Group
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Frank Cooper III
Lisa Donohue
Dana Anderson
Lisa Cochrane
Suzanne Vranica
Wednesday 10/01
9:00 AM

The Perils and Possibilities of Programmatic Buying: Essential Factors to Consider

Lucille's at B.B. King Blues Club
To the media buyer, whether expert or novice, programmatic can be extremely complex. The rewards, however, can be immense. Experts from a global agency, a major brand, and a leading exchange who have blazed the programmatic trail — and succeeded — will provide their keen insights.
Aaron Fetters Director, Insights and Analytics, Kellogg Company
Michael Fugazzotto Managing Director, Accuen
Kathy O'Dowd Senior Manager, Programmatic Buying - North America, Netflix
Wade Rifkin VP, Programmatic, Digitas
Paul Sternhell GM, Advertising Solutions, OpenX
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Paul Sternhell
Aaron Fetters
Wade Rifkin
Michael Fugazzotto
Kathy O'Dowd
Thursday 10/02
11:00 AM

Inspiration.Innovation

Liberty Theater
Dynamic industry leaders on what inspires them; how they inspire others; and how innovation is driving change and re-shaping the industry in real time.
Jonathan M. Perelman VP, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
Lynda Clarizio President, US Media, Nielsen
Coleen Kuehn President, Client Leadership, Starcom MediaVest Group
Linda Sawyer CEO, Deutsch
Kathleen Saxton Founder & CEO, The Lighthouse Company
Susan Smith-Ellis CMO, Getty Images
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Kathleen Saxton
Jonathan M. Perelman
Lynda Clarizio
Coleen Kuehn
Susan Smith-Ellis
Linda Sawyer