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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
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
Jim Stengel
Miles Nadal
Robert Safian
David Kenny
Justin Smith
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 Founder & CEO, FEED Projects
Christine Osekoski Publisher, Fast Company
Christine Osekoski
Lauren Bush Lauren
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
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
Kathy Behrens
Peter McGuinness
Kathy O'Brien
Peggy Conlon
Laura Desmond
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.
Monday 9/29
12:30 PM


The Microsoft Stage
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, Havas Media North America
Marla Kaplowitz CEO, NA, MEC
Jacki Kelley COO, Bloomberg Media Group
Gracia Martore Gannett, President & CEO
Denise Morrison CEO, Campbell
Kathleen Saxton Founder & CEO, The Lighthouse Company
Shelley Zalis CEO, Ipsos OTX
Susan Gianinno
Jacki Kelley
Kathleen Saxton
Gracia Martore
Richard Davidson
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
Lori Hiltz
Shelley Zalis
Marla Kaplowitz
Denise Morrison
Arianna Huffington
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
Harvey Weinstein
Irving Azoff
James Dolan
Robert Safian
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
Kathleen Saxton
Charles Fallon
Dr Dana Ardi
Matthew Miller
Allison Johnson
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 Senior Director of Global Commercial Technology Solutions, Kellogg Company
Morgan McAlenney SVP of Digitail® , The Integer Group
Gustav Hoffman
Naushad Huda
Sanjiv Goyal
Morgan McAlenney
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
Christopher Gavigan
Jessica Alba
Tuesday 9/30
9:00 AM

Engagement: The Key to Winning

Hard Rock Cafe
Creating ongoing, personalized relationships and engagement is the key to winning brands today. Join us as top executives and industry experts share their insights on how to be successful in this new world of engagement marketing.
John Trimble CRO, PANDORA
Scott Howe President & CEO, Acxiom
Jim Stengel President & CEO, The Jim Stengel Company
Phil Fernandez CEO, Marketo
Jeffrey Hayzlett Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Contributing Editor, Bloomberg, Marketo
Jim Stengel
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Scott Howe
Phil Fernandez
John Trimble
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
Lisa Donohue CEO, Starcom USA
Suzanne Vranica
Dana Anderson
Lisa Cochrane
Lisa Donohue
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
Aaron Fetters
Michael Fugazzotto
Wade Rifkin
Kathy O'Dowd
Paul Sternhell
Thursday 10/02
11:00 AM


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, Strategy & Planning, MediaVestUSA
Linda Sawyer CEO, Deutsch
Kathleen Saxton Founder & CEO, The Lighthouse Company
Susan Smith-Ellis CMO, Getty Images
Lynda Clarizio
Kathleen Saxton
Jonathan M. Perelman
Susan Smith-Ellis
Coleen Kuehn
Linda Sawyer
Wednesday 10/01
11:00 AM

Kicking the Tires of Old School Retail

Liberty Theater
The rules of retailing and shopper marketing have changed. What was once a very tactile and retailer-driven experience has now become ruled by the “Age of the Customer,” where consumers are digitally savvy and empowered to make simpler, more informed and more efficient purchasing decisions. And with Deloitte predicting that by the year’s end, $1.5 trillion dollars, or 50 percent, of all in-store sales will be influenced by digital devices, the time is now for digital and brick-and-mortar to become fast friends.
John Gregory Category Development Officer for Retail, AOL
Jennifer Kasper Group VP, Digital Media & Multicultural Marketing, Macy's
Mark Marinacci EVP, Sales, G/O Digital
Jeff Fagel CMO, G/O Digital, A Gannett Company (GCI)
Jennifer Kasper
Mark Marinacci
Jeff Fagel
John Gregory