Speakers

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Chair

David Lipsey

Henry Stewart DAM Conference Chair

David Lipsey is a well-known industry founder and contributor to DAM projects. He has 20 years of experience in the diversified media and entertainment sectors, including newspapers, trade, education and technical publishing, magazines, commercial printing, syndication services, cable, broadcast and studio work. He is widely known as an innovative thought ...

Speakers

Carlos Acevedo

Digital Asset Manager | The Jewish Museum

Carlos Acevedo is currently the Digital Asset Manager at The Jewish Museum whose practice is highly informed by User Experience research. He holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and has worked on metadata projects for Artsy, Harvard, and Refinery29. ...

Graham Allan

EVP, Operations & Consulting | KlarisIP

Graham Allan has spent over 20 years in digital media & entertainment technology, leading DAM, MAM, metadata, rights & content supply chain transformations for major film, television, online media, theme parks, publishing & content aggregation organizations in the US & Europe. 15 of those years were spent driving DAM, MAM ...

Kevin Brucato

VP, Creative Operations | Prudential

Kevin is VP, Creative Operations for Prudential Brand Marketing & Advertising and Global Communications. He began his 25-plus years of experience at Bozell Advertising where he later went on to serve as a creative operations executive for other leading New York agencies. Kevin is driven by a passion for excellence. ...

Kamey Butler

Director of Creative Services | Guthy-Renker (G|R)

Kamey Butler is the Director of Creative Services for LA-based Guthy-Renker (G|R), a leading global beauty incubator and one of the world’s largest direct marketing companies. At G|R, she oversees Creative Operations, Project Management and production for 15 celebrity lifestyle/wellness brands, plus a portfolio of start-ups in various stages of ...

Tony Cambria

Director, Integrated Marketing | Stryker

Tony is Director, Integrated Marketing for the Joint Replacement division of Stryker, a global leader in the MedTech space. Currently, Tony oversees a highly creative team covering a wide range of services including digital, print, video and sports sponsorships. Within these services Tony’s responsibilities include inspiring his team to reach ...

Liana Cave

Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management | Hilton

Liana Cave has 15+ years of experience working in the digital asset management (DAM) industry. As Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management at Hilton, Liana brings experience and passion for both the creative assets stored in digital asset management systems (DAMS), and the technology itself. Liana joined Hilton after successfully initiating, ...

Adam Crane

Global Marketing Taxonomist | Dell Technologies

At Dell, Adam is responsible for driving and implementing their marketing taxonomy strategy. Their goal is to drive efficiencies by making content much more modular driven by metadata and data linkages. Dell’s journey started with their Enterprise DAM over 2 years ago where Adam was responsible for implementing and managing ...

Jennifer Cwiok

Digital Systems Librarian | American Museum of Natural History

Jen Cwiok is currently the Digital Systems Librarian at the American Museum of Natural History where she manages various digital projects, including the eventual implementation of a DAM at AMNH. She also co-teaches a class on Museum Information Management: Collection Cataloging & Digital Technology at Pratt with her colleague, Iris ...

Lauren Espiritu-Philson

Founder | Percent Gray

Lauren Espiritu-Philson is the founder of Percent Gray, a strategy and business operations partner for content creators. For Lauren, process is key - and over the years, she has worked in creative leadership and executive advisement roles with companies like USAA, Fuse Media, The Rockefeller Foundation, Gilt.com and BFA with ...

Barb Hayden

Digital Asset Management IT | Procter & Gamble

Barb is leading work at P&G to further increase DAM Adoption. She works with Brand, Marketing, Purchasing, Sales and agencies to cement the P&G DAM into the work processes of marketers and partner agencies. She was responsible for establishing the initial set of supporting services to drive and measure adoption ...

John Horodyski

Partner | Optimity Advisors

John Horodyski is a Partner with Optimity Advisors with executive management strategy experience in Information Management including Digital Asset Management (DAM), Metadata and Taxonomy design, Content Management, Information Governance, Rights Management, and Brand strategy. John has provided strategic direction and consulting for a variety of Fortune 100 and 500 clients ...

Callum Hughes

Principal, Global Solutions Architect | Amazon Studios

Callum is the Global Solutions Architect for Amazon Studios. Coming from a traditional IT background, first as a Unix and Linux administrator and then as a senior engineer with VMware and then Amazon Web Services, Callum has been at the forefront of disruptive technology for almost 20 years. Focusing now ...

Kimberly K. Klotz

Director of Marketing, Staff Senate Vice-President | University of Central Arkansas

Kimberly Klotz is the director of marketing at the University of Central Arkansas where she leads branding and marketing efforts. Kimberly also designs and runs a campus-wide training initiative on communication and branding and serves as the administrator for the campus digital asset management system and brand portal, BearSHARE. Before ...

Joseph Lamb

Director of Platforms & Technology | Nike

Joe Lamb has been building solutions for e-commerce photography operations for the last decade. In his current role as Nike’s director of technology and platforms in Global Brand Imaging he’s delivering bespoke software platforms for imaging and writing teams along with managing the photography team in Nike’s global studios. Joe ...

Iris Lee

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian | American Museum of Natural History

Iris Lee is the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the American Museum of Natural History which includes creating, managing, and publishing data across several systems in the Museum’s Library. Iris strives to ensure discovery and access using best practices in descriptive metadata. She co-teaches a class at the Pratt Institute ...

Stephanie Lemieux

President & Principal Consultant | Dovecot Studio

Stephanie is the president of Dovecot Studio -- a boutique firm specializing in information architecture -- where she helps a wide variety of clients such as General Mills, Nickelodeon and the United Nations find happiness and good user experience through taxonomy and metadata. Stephanie has been working in the information ...

Lauren Luscombe

Senior Director, Creative Operations | Netspend

As the Senior Director of Creative Operations at Netspend Corporation, Lauren collaborates with Creative, Account, Marketing and EPMO teams to cultivate and implement new processes across the enterprise to streamline creative operations. With her background in project and account management at advertising agencies, Lauren has overseen countless projects across digital, ...

Sana Masood

Archivist & Photograph Collection Manager | Wildlife Conservation Society

Sana is the Archivist & Photo Collection Manager at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). In this role, she oversees material, both traditional and digital, that is part of WCS’s over-100-year history. As Photo Collection Manager, she maintains the digital asset management system that holds the digital WCS Photo Collection. She ...

Chris McDonough

Senior Vice President, Business Analyst and Technology Consultant | Bank of America

Chris McDonough is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and Business Analyst for the bank's in-house agency, Enterprise Creative Solutions. With over 25 years' experience in publishing technology, Chris provides the bank's enterprise technology teams with an understanding of the agency's unique technology and process needs with regard ...

Dario Mescia

Sr Graphic Designer/Creative Operations Specialist | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dario Mescia is an Art Director/Creative Operations Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is part of a full-service in-house team that brings together Marketing/Advertising, Public Relations and Web. Dario earned his B.A. in corporate communications from Elizabethtown College. He has spent the past 20 years working on the creative ...

Kristy Ramsammy

Director of Digital Asset Operations | Condé Nast Co/Lab

Kristy Ramsammy is the Director of Digital Asset Operations at Condé Nast. Kristy has 14+ years of experience in the Media & Publishing industry. After pursuing her BFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts in 2004, Kristy started her career at the "oldest and most widely circulated art magazine ...

Theresa Regli

DAM Industry Analyst, Author and Consultant |

Theresa Regli is a 25-year veteran of the information technology industry, with a particular focus on DAM for the last 13 years. She advises executives and project leads on DAM & MarTech strategy, data design, and product selection, and subsequently supports the sustainment of digital stewardship and best practices. She ...

Lilli Schestag

Senior Digital Asset Manager | GAP

Lilli Schestag is Senior Digital Asset Manager for Gap. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute and has ten years of experience working with digital collections in the fashion industry and art world. Lilli is passionate about creating collections from the ground up through the discovery, design, and implementation of ...

Eric Squires

Senior Vice President, Creative Operations and Production, Nickelodeon Preschool and Global Experiences | Nickelodeon

Eric Squires is the Senior Vice President of Creative Operations and Production, Nickelodeon Preschool and Global Experiences. In his role, Eric is responsible for Creative Operations and Project Management across all Nickelodeon Preschool properties and Location Based Experience teams in both New York and Orlando, Florida (theme parks, hotels and ...

Azita Shahidi

Design Development Manager | Godiva Chocolatier, Inc

Azita Shahidi is the Design Development Manager for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. In her role, Azita is responsible for designing impactful and innovative seasonal packaging for the US and global market. With 28 years’ experience in design, Azita creates unique and commercially appealing packaging to increase seasonal sales, while maintaining Godiva’s ...

Lauren Stefaniak

Business Operations Manager | Victoria’s Secret

Lauren Stefaniak is the Manager of Business Operations for Victoria’s Secret supporting the Creative, Marketing & EComm teams. She is responsible for process engineering, timeline forecasting and change management to successfully deliver the brand’s 20+ annual launches. With her background in project management and content creation, Lauren has overseen many ...

Jeff Strumpf

Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing | Stryker


Cristina Vignone

Assistant Archivist | Tiffany & Co

Cristina Vignone is the Assistant Archivist at the Tiffany & Co. Archives, where her responsibilities include maintaining and managing the company’s historical design, manufacturing and business records. She holds a Master of Archives and Public History degree, with a concentration in Archives, from New York University and a Master of ...

Adam Weiner

VP, Project Management Marketing/Creative | Nickelodeon

Adam Weiner is Vice President of Project Management, Nickelodeon Marketing/Creative and leads the creative project management team that supports Nickelodeon & Nick @ Nite’s animated and live-action series; digital and social media; and on-air and off-air creative.Adam joined Nickelodeon in 2008 and has held a number of different positions within ...