Las Vegas, NV
July 12 - 14, 2018

2017 Speakers

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  • Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • Brand Expansion Through Social Media
  • StubHub Panel
  • Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
  • Ticketmaster Panel
  • Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Closing Keynote
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  • Jane Ashley
    Sr. Manager–User Experience
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
  • Marty Boos
    Chief Information Officer
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
  • Curtis Cheng
    CEO
    DTI Management
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
  • Russ D'Souza
    Co-Founder
    SeatGeek
    Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Michael Dey
    President & CEO
    Nobi Group
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • Becky Edwards
    Vice President
    Ticket Express
    Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Caroline Gibbs
    Chief Purchasing Officer
    Ticket City
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • Corey Gibbs
    Executive Managing Director
    Ticket Solutions, Inc.
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
  • Roy Hall
    Founder/President
    Driven Foundation
    Closing Keynote
  • Michael Katz
    Head of B2B and GM of Ticket Utils
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
  • Dominic Laico
    Owner
    Auto Processor
    Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Perkins Miller
    GM of North America
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
  • Larry Plawsky
    Senior VP and General Manager
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
  • Gina Rotolo
    Director, Artist Relations & Business Development
    MGM Resorts International
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
  • Barry Rudin
    President & Owner
    Barry's Tickets
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • Sam Sherman
    Founder & CEO
    Broker Genius
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • David Siegel
    Vice President, Ticket Sales
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
  • Martin Spatt
    Head of Global Sales
    Empire Tickets
    Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Phil Volini
    Director of Product
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
  • Dave Wakeman
    Principal
    Wakeman Consulting Group
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
  • Ken Wright, PhD
    Professor & Director
    The University of Alabama
    Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Kristine Clemens
    Marketing Manager
    Brand Expansion Through Social Media
    Kristine is currently a Marketing Manager for Premium Seats USA, a ticket and hospitality agency specializing in exclusive hospitality packages to the most sought-after sports, concert and theater events. Charged with managing affiliate partnerships and innovative digital marketing initiatives, she has shown tangible results in helping grow the organization as a whole by leveraging social media to drive sales. In the three years since joining the team she’s doubled the size of the social media community, increased revenue through advertising and turned the best clients into brand advocates.

    Before joining Premium Seats USA, Kristine served as the Director of Social Media for Bullseye Strategy, a boutique digital marketing agency in South Florida. Kristine began her career as a Social Media Manager with Kaplan University where she was responsible for training the employee population on how to manage and cultivate social media communities.

    Kristine attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She lives just outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
    Russ D'Souza
    Co-Founder
    SeatGeek
    Achieving Operational Excellence
    Russ D'Souza is a co-founder of SeatGeek, the web's most comprehensive search engine for live event tickets. Russ leads SeatGeek's business functions, including business development and user acquisition. Russ was named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30" in 2013, as well as one of Business Insider's "Silicon Alley 100" in 2010.

    Since it's founding in September 2009, SeatGeek has emerged as one of the fastest growing online ticketing companies. Through its suite of web and mobile applications, SeatGeek helps millions of fans find tickets to live sports and concert events in North America, as well as sell tickets to events on SeatGeek's marketplace. SeatGeek has been backed by a number of notable investors in the technology, sports and entertainment worlds, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Celtics co-Owner Wyc Grousbeck, Peyton and Eli Manning, Nas, Shane Battier and Founder Collective.

    Prior to founding SeatGeek, Russ worked as a management consultant with Monitor Group in Boston. He is also the founder of two successful startups -- Evolving Vox, a student-run furniture rental business at Dartmouth College, as well as Scribnia, a Yelp-style web application to discover bloggers and writers online.

    Russ graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007 with a B.A. in History
    Michael Dey
    President & CEO
    Nobi Group
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
    Michael founded Nobi in 2010, alongside his mentor and father Kieron Dey after bringing in seasoned executive Ed Mueller as the senior advisor and investor in the firm. Through Michael’s leadership and vision, the company has seen consistent year-over-year growth in both the firm’s revenues, as well as an increase in the capabilities offered to clients through adding top-tier talent and capabilities to the ranks of the company. Nobi specializes in statistically designed experiments to test the effect of many different ideas aimed at achieving a given goal or solve a problem, and track the implementation effort to achieve success. The process is made simple for clients, with results being powerful and sustained over time. Additionally, the firm specializes in general analysis, predictive modeling, and algorithm writing.

    From designing, executing, and analyzing highly technical designed experiments to achieve process improvement, to making complex theoretical mathematics concepts relatable for clients, Michael’s skills are an essential addition to the already strong management and technical teams.

    Under Michael’s direction, Nobigroup has grown to serve clients across the globe, in industries including insurance, financial services, private equity, healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, manufacturing, software & internet security, and machine learning. Clients served range from a few million to a few billion dollars in annual revenue. Along with creating a model for sustained growth, Michael ensured the founding principles and company culture to see statistical design is used to make a positive, significant impact on the world through pro-bono efforts in education and healthcare.

    Michael lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended Marietta College in Ohio for his M.A. in Marketing & Business.
    Becky Edwards
    Vice President
    Ticket Express
    Achieving Operational Excellence
    Becky Edwards is the Vice President of Ticket Express in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the College World Series, U.S. Swim Trials and many other championship events. Ticket Express is a leader in the College Sports Championship markets.

    Becky began her career in the ticket industry 8 years ago as a bookkeeper and customer service representative. Her passions lie in time management, budgeting, and cost analysis. Streamlining payroll, simplifying seller communications, and automating accounting functions are just a few of the time saving improvements she has implemented in her time at Ticket Express. Becky has also played an integral role in lowering the company’s advertising costs by 86% over the last 2 years. Her next big projects include creating new profit centers, launching a new point of sale system and restructuring the company’s compensation packages.

    Becky’s family includes Tom, her husband of 20 years, two daughters, Jill (20) and Kelsey (18), a son, Jack (12), as well as two adventurous dogs, Maverick and Louie. In her spare time, she volunteers as a youth mentor, founded a goal setting group for women in business and enjoys reading and drawing.
    Colin Evans
    Chief Revenue Officer
    Gametime
    Brand Expansion Through Social Media
    Colin has deep experience with marketplaces in the sports and entertainment space. He moved to San Francisco in 2000 to co-found StubHub.com and has since invested in and/or advised a number of online marketplaces and consumer platforms through Sandwith Ventures, LLC.

    Colin grew up in Pennsylvania as a die-hard Eagles and Penn State fan, went on to study Engineering and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and has since split his career evenly between operational/board roles (StubHub, Bonobos, Spreecast, TicketLeap) and investing roles (TA Associates, BT Capital Partners).

    When Colin is not focused on Gametime, you can find him with his wife Amy and their two young sons, C.J. and Cooper.
    Caroline Gibbs
    Chief Purchasing Officer
    Ticket City
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
    Caroline Gibbs currently serves as Chief Purchasing Officer at TicketCity, a national recognized leader in the sports and entertainment brokerage industry. With 19 years of industry experience, Caroline is charged with the complete operational oversight, fulfillment and management of the inventory division at TicketCity. Caroline’s other roles within the company include providing strategic management of national event operations and assisting in the development of new corporate partnership opportunities.

    Prior to being named CPO, Caroline, the 2016 Visionary Broker of the Year Award recipient, held the position of Vice President of Sales & Customer Service at TicketCity for seven years. During that timeframe, the company realized massive growth in sales, as well as setting the industry standard in the areas of client relations and customer service. In 2015, that Customer Service Team was recognized by the NATB at the World Ticket Conference as the pinnacle of Client Services, as TicketCity was awarded the Elite Broker to Broker Award. Previously in her career, from 1998-2009, Caroline served as one of TicketCity’s top producing Sales Associates.

    A native of Plano, Texas, Caroline studied Communications at the University of Texas in Austin, where she still resides with her husband, Corey, and twin eight-year-old sons, Will and Ben, while Victoria (12) lives in Hoover, Alabama.
    Corey Gibbs
    Executive Managing Director
    Ticket Solutions, Inc.
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
    A performance-driven, business executive offering 22 years of comprehensive experience across sports entertainment and corporate hospitality disciplines, Corey Gibbs serves as Executive Managing Director at Ticket Solutions, Inc., an industry leading entertainment brokerage firm. Recognized for the ability to provide complete operational oversight of multi-faceted organizations via strategic planning and innovative management techniques, Corey is viewed by his peers as a visionary in being able to identify and cultivate new revenue producing markets and business opportunities.

    Some of Corey’s professional affiliations include serving on the Stubhub Seller Advisory Board of Directors, the NATB Board of Directors (past President), the University of Alabama Graduate Program in Sport Management Business Council, member of the NY-NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee, as well as a member of the New York Athletic Club. In recognition for his continued success and efforts in the sport industry, Corey was selected in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a finalist for the prestigious Sport Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award.

    A native of Eutaw, Alabama, Corey holds a B.S. in Business Psychology from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Arts in Sport Management from the University of Alabama. Corey resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Caroline and twin eight-year-old boys, Will and Ben, while daughter, Victoria (12) lives in Hoover, Alabama.
    Roy Hall
    Founder/President
    Driven Foundation
    Closing Keynote
    Roy Hall is a charismatic and dedicated community leader, passionate motivational speaker, college football radio/tv analyst, United Way “Color Me Excellent” Award Winner, a 2015 and 2016 Jefferson Award Finalist, and is also the president and co-founder of the Driven Foundation.

    This former Ohio State Football National Champion and 4-year NFL wide receiver is no longer making plays on the gridiron, but has leveraged his platform to inspire and motivate people across the country to stay driven and to NEVER GIVE UP! Through the Driven Foundation, his creditable social media presence, carefully crafted motivational messages, and Christian Faith, Roy has positively influenced and impacted the lives of tens of thousands.

    Roy has overcome his fair share of adversity and is an illustration of what it means to “finish stronger than you started.” Drawing from his personal experience of having an absent biological father at the age of 6, to a career ending knee injury in 2011, Roy exchanged his challenges for championships. He developed the Driven Foundation to carefully engineer events, programs, and motivational messages as an avenue to inject hope, plant encouragement, and awaken the will to win in the hearts of many. With the help of various partners and volunteers, the Driven Foundation has distributed more than 500,000 pounds of free food to more than 4,800 Central Ohio families since 2008.

    In 2006, Roy graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in business specializing in marketing and was a 5-Time Ohio State Scholar Athlete Award Winner.
    Michael Joliat
    Principal
    Tailoj Marketing
    Brand Expansion Through Social Media
    Michael Joliat is the driving force behind Tailoj Marketing, a boutique agency specializing in helping small and medium sized businesses expand their reach and boost sales performance. Founded in 2006, Tailoj has clients in a broad array of industries, but is focused on the consumer/retail industry with a concentration on the secondary ticket market.

    Having worked within the secondary ticket industry for the last 11-years, Joliat is specifically attuned to the needs and pressures that ticket brokers face. As such he is able to help brokers modernize their communications, effectively target and build customer relationships and build out sales tools and techniques for their existing teams.

    Joliat who is originally from Cleveland, Ohio- lives and works in the New York Metropolitan Area (Summit, New Jersey). Michael attended Marietta College and earned degrees in Advertising, Public Relations and International Leadership.
    Dominic Laico
    Owner
    Auto Processor
    Achieving Operational Excellence
    Dominic Laico is a co-founder of AutoProcessor where he currently resides as CEO. After a long tenure in the ticket business, which began in 2003, Laico created the AutoProcessor software that would go on to revolutionize ticket distribution. His software speaks naturally to his users and energizes the ticketing ecosystem by providing efficiency to an otherwise inefficient industry. In 2016 alone, AutoProcessor members sold over 2 billion dollars in tickets that were distrusted by the platform.

    Laico is a technology visionary in the ticketing space, his counsel has been sought by professional sellers, content holders and most of the largest marketplaces. Laico is a proud father, husband, Californian, and alumni of California State University, Fullerton.
    John Rallis
    Founder & CEO
    instaBank Marketing
    Brand Expansion Through Social Media
    John Rallis is a Seasoned Digital media Marketing Expert and Entrepreneur with over 10 years work experience. While working at his past company, recognizing the potential power of the new social media giant Instagram, John started developing a proprietary marketing and advertising platform geared exclusively for Instagram users. After 4+ years of development and beta-test marketing, instaBank is now positioned to be a leading provider of advertising and marketing services on Instagram under John's leadership.

    His tenure in the industry started with Doctor Genius, Irvine CA. from 2009 to 2017. As a senior consultant and marketing strategist, John was the driving force in growing Doctor Genius sales from $150,000 in 2009 to $4.2 million annual revenues in 2016. John was responsible for 30% or more of the annual business until his recent departure.

    In addition to his sales responsibilities, He is a Certified Google Partner and Social Media Marketing Strategist with a "results driven" attitude and work approach.
    Sam Sherman
    Founder & CEO
    Broker Genius
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
    In 2013, Sam Sherman started reselling tickets when he soon realized there was a bigger game to play. The ticket industry was missing intelligent, dynamic, and automated pricing technology. So he built a team to create it.

    Since then, Broker Genius has grown from 3 employees in Far Rockaway, New York, to 115 employees across 3 continents. The company now helps hundreds of ticket brokers boost their profits and grow their businesses with the world’s most powerful pricing technology.
    David Siegel
    Vice President, Ticket Sales
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
    A member of the Dodgers organization for 20 seasons, David Siegel has spent the past 8 years as the Vice President of Ticket Sales. Since 2013 his team achieved the highest attendance in all of Major League Baseball. He is a leading expert in ticketing policy, pricing and promotion as well the development of unique product offerings. Siegel is the Dodger organization’s designated media spokesperson on anything related to sales, promotions or marketing. He frequently shares his expertise, delivering presentations and lectures at industry events and meetings as well as university undergraduate and graduate sports business programs.

    Siegel also serves as a board member for Team Prime Time, a non-profit program for at-risk children from low-income areas of Los Angeles
    Martin Spatt
    Head of Global Sales
    Empire Tickets
    Achieving Operational Excellence
    Martin Spatt is the active Head of Sales for Empire Tickets, in Atlanta, Georgia. Empire Tickets has been a leader in providing access to Global Events for over 20 years. Empire Ticket's goal is to always "Deliver the Impossible" to all of their clients. Martin worked in multiple forms of corporate hospitality for over 10 years before joining Empire Tickets in 2014. Even earlier, in the mid-1990s he acted as a local buyer for New York Knicks tickets. Martin has been following the broad ticket market ever since and has profited immensely from the tutelage of Empire’s founder and owner, Robbi Raitt.

    Atlanta will be the center of the sports world over the next few years with the debut of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Sun Trust Park, which will host the College Football Semi-finals and Finals, the Super Bowl and the Final Four. Martin wants to ensure that the members of the NATB, attendees at the World Ticket Conference, and all of the patrons across the world have a reliable partner in the Southeast so that they receive information around these events quickly and accurately.

    When Martin is not working he still attempts to play basketball and tennis but spends the majority of his free time screaming at Georgia Tech football and basketball, the New York Rangers and Yankees and of course the New York football Giants.
    Dave Wakeman
    Principal
    Wakeman Consulting Group
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
    Dave Wakeman is known around the world as “The Revenue Architect.” In his work, Dave focuses on helping companies and organizations maximize their profitable revenue.

    Dave’s work in tickets and entertainment is legendary. He has worked with organizations on the primary side and the secondary side.

    On the primary side he has partnered with organizations like Seattle Theatre Group, Radio City Music Hall, the Seattle Seahawks, the Miami Dolphins, and others.

    On the secondary side, Dave was responsible for the partnership between Americana Tickets and AmEx Centurion/Circles, helping the program expand globally and helping lead the industry into the digital age.

    Today, Dave is a highly sought after keynote speaker, writer, and consultant. His work appears regularly on the CBC, in the NY Post, SEAT Magazine, Arts Professionals, US News & World Report, and many others.
    Ken Wright, PhD
    Professor & Director
    The University of Alabama
    Achieving Operational Excellence
    Dr. Ken Wright is a Professor and Director of the Sports Business Management graduate program at The University of Alabama. Dr. Wright received his Doctorate of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University (1984), Masters of Science from Syracuse University (1976), and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University (1974).

    As a distinguished scholar, he has been involved in countless scholarly articles and secured numerous research grants, all of which has contributed to the advancement of knowledge for sport industry professionals. In 2017, Dr. Wright was re-appointed to the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Ken has been involved with the United States Olympic Committee as an educator, athletic trainer, and invited presenter at numerous sport industry meetings in China, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and the USA. Also, he is an active member within the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science.

    Recognized for his professional achievement, Dr. Wright has been selected as a member of the M.T.S.U. College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Hall of Fame, Outstanding Alumnus at E.K.U., Academic Excellence Award from The University of Alabama, and National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame and Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Wright has numerous publications to his credit including a series of thirteen videos (Sports Medicine Evaluation and Sports Medicine Taping), a computer assisted instructional program (Sports Injuries) and textbooks (Basic Athletic Training, 6th ed., The Comprehensive Manual of Taping & Wrapping Techniques, 5th ed., and Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques, 1st ed., has served on numerous editorial boards, and is highly active on USADA, USOC, JCSMS, and NATA committees.
    Jane Ashley
    Sr. Manager–User Experience
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
    As Senior Manager–User Experience for Ticketmaster Resale, Jane's primary focus is to understand and enhance how users interact and engage with TradeDesk and TradeDesk POS. In her four years with the company, she has helped to build and tailor many of Ticketmaster's reseller products and features to meet the unique needs of the end user.

    Jane has more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry and worked for ABN AMRO, CME Group and Fidelity Investments before joining Ticketmaster. Her blend of design and strategy pushes to improve the standards of broker tools.

    A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jane received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Michigan State University. She lives near Chicago with her three children.
    Larry Plawsky
    Senior VP and General Manager
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
    As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ticketmaster Resale (TMR), Larry Plawsky runs the company's resale business. He plays a leadership role in advancing Ticketmaster's continued success in resale, defining and delivering products and services that enable content owners, professional resellers, and fans to prosper.

    An operating, marketing, and e-commerce executive, Larry has more than 20 years of experience leading consumer businesses, with an emphasis on leveraging digital technology to drive growth and improve customer experience. Prior to joining Ticketmaster in January 2015, he served most recently as Senior Vice President of the Consumer Division of FTD, Inc., a $1.3 billion, multi-channel flower and gifting company. In this role, he ran FTD's consumer business, overseeing strategy, business development, product management, marketing, global sourcing and supply chain management, merchandising, and pricing. Earlier in his career, Larry held senior marketing and brand management positions at some of the country’s leading consumer companies including Procter & Gamble and Beam Global.

    A native of Plainview, New York, Larry received his bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Rachel, and their two children.
    Phil Volini
    Director of Product
    Ticketmaster Resale
    Ticketmaster Resale Panel
    As Director of Product for Ticketmaster Resale, Phil Volini has been focused on innovating the company's supply tools and backend inventory management processes in order to make the movement of tickets much more efficient within Ticketmaster's ecosystem for Professional Sellers.

    Phil has focused on consumer marketing, paid search, SEO, affiliate marketing and website optimization for companies including Pulte Homes and Restaurant.com before his current tenure at Ticketmaster Resale with his focus on Professional Seller Tools. His experience on both consumer facing and business-to-business platforms has helped to ensure the new product offerings from Ticketmaster Resale for Professional Sellers align to the needs of the growing market.

    Born in California but a native to Chicago, Phil has lived in the greater Chicago suburbs since the age of 1 and has his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
    Perkins Miller
    GM of North America
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
    Perkins Miller leads the North American business for StubHub, the world's largest live event ticket marketplace. In this role, he focuses on growing StubHub's business in the region, expanding partnerships within the events and experiences industry, and developing and scaling strategies across technologies such as mobile, social, virtual reality and more.

    Miller brings two decades' worth of experience in the traditional and digital media space to StubHub, most recently from NFL media, where he served as chief digital officer and head of media operations, overseeing all media operations including platforms (cable net, film and digital), applications (fantasy, subscription media, casual games) and social media.

    Before the NFL, Miller was the executive vice president of digital media at WWE, where he was responsible for strategy, planning and operations of WWE's global digital and social businesses. Prior positions include chief operating officer at Vocativ and COO at Universal Sports, among others.

    As an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for winter sports, Miller has been a natural fit for sports and media throughout his career, which has included work with the 2008 and 2010 Olympic Games, NBC Universal's largest digital events for their time; the relaunch of Skiing Magazine in 2002; Internet operations and the first-ever media partnership between NBC and an Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games; and the first-ever Internet stream of a network NFL game, dubbed Sunday Night Football Extra.

    Miller believes in giving back, and is a certified pet partners therapy animal team handler with his Labrador Retriever partner, Bunker.

    Miller holds a bachelor of arts from Middlebury College.
    Michael Katz
    Head of B2B and GM of Ticket Utils
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
    As a seasoned ticketing and live event industry leader, Michael Katz leads StubHub's B2B strategy, managing the company's relationships with professional sellers and brokers. In his role, he is also the general manager of StubHub's Ticket Utils program, which launched in 2016, as an innovative tech solution to drive additional growth in the category, offering the industry's best seller tools and data for StubHub's professional suppliers.

    With programs like Ticket Utils, Katz oversees the management and growth of StubHub's professional selling merchants population in the U.S. His team is responsible for managing and expanding StubHub's quantity and quality of ticketing supply, which includes major global events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA Final Four and headline concert tours, among several others. With a focus on serving StubHub's customers – both buyers and sellers – his expertise is in optimizing the experience for major merchants and partners.

    Katz started at StubHub in 2005 in ticketing operations, and in his tenure, has served in rolls that directly service both StubHub buyers and sellers, between ticketing operations, fulfillment and supply. He has contributed to the company's business development in ticketing operations, including ticketing technology that combines primary and secondary ticketing in one market; the introduction of multi-distribution platforms; and major industry "firsts," like the launch of PDF and mobile ticketing in the secondary market.

    Katz earned his bachelor's from the University of California, Los Angeles.
    Marty Boos
    Chief Information Officer
    StubHub
    StubHub Panel: Achieving Peak Performance
    As Chief Information Officer at StubHub, Marty leads the company's technical operations, overseeing the network and quality operations teams, as well as the engineering organization. With more than 25 years of experience building and maintaining high-performance web infrastructure systems for leading retailers, Marty plays an instrumental role in building a streamlined buying and selling experience for StubHub customers.

    Over the past five years, Marty has implemented processes and advanced systems that have brought StubHub to a "Four Nines" reliability rate. Prior to joining StubHub in 2012, Marty served as Chief Information Officer at MarketLive and as Vice President NOC Operations & IT at Motorola's Good Technology Group.

    Marty holds a degree in Computer Technology from CDI Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Curtis Cheng
    CEO
    DTI Management
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
    Curtis Cheng has been an innovator in the ticketing industry for almost 20 years—since he bought (and resold) a pair of Washington Wizards season tickets to capitalize on Michael Jordan coming out of retirement in 2001. That decision led to a successful 8-year run as a ticket broker. Curtis took a short detour into the beverage distribution business, where he learned first-hand how a distributor can generate market power by aggregating a diverse mix of inventory.

    Realizing that ticketing was his passion, Curtis returned to the ticketing industry and joined Dreamtix in 2009. There, he and his partners quickly set about creating a B2B platform that could seamlessly connect to online secondary marketplaces via APIs—and DTI Management was born. This new technology platform—when combined with dedicated customer service— enabled DTI to consolidate ticket inventory from an otherwise-fragmented group of brokers. As a result, DTI was able to generate the scale and market leverage that Curtis had first observed in beverage distribution. Today, Curtis continues to push the ticketing industry forward—through technological innovations and new deal structures that create “win-win” scenarios for rights holders, ticket brokers and marketplaces alike
    Gina Rotolo
    Director, Artist Relations & Business Development
    MGM Resorts International
    Ticketing 3.0: The Future of Tickets
    Gina Rotolo oversees artist relations, programming and business development for MGM Resorts International’s corporate entertainment division. In her role, Rotolo curates content and fosters relationships on behalf of the company’s entertainment venues which include T-Mobile Arena and MGM Resorts’ other arenas, event centers, theaters and outdoor festival sites.

    She provides strategic direction and manages the team responsible for aligning messaging for all entertainment and sporting events in order to maximize exposure and generate sales. She brings more than 15 years of booking, marketing and media relations experience in sports and entertainment which includes work with the NFL, NBA, MLS, NHL and MLB.
    Berry Rudin
    President & Owner
    Barry's Tickets
    Data-Driven Pricing Perspectives
    Barry Rudin is the President and Owner of Barry's Ticket Service, one of the largest ticket brokerage firms in the United States. For over 35 years, Barry has been an industry innovator, successfully expanding and evolving with the times, and has always maintained a strong position on the forefront of the ticket industry.

    From official partnerships with several professional sports franchises to foreseeing technological necessities, Barry's business savvy and vision has always placed him among the leaders in the business, and with his continued focus and enthusiasm Barry's Ticket Service will maintain its position as an industry leader.
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