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Saturday, March 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How Tech Companies Are Improving Event Discovery

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From one-click shopping to rideshares, consumer technology has made our lives dramatically easier, yet fans still endure a lot of friction in the process of finding events, buying tickets, and coordinating with friends. Tech companies like Google and Facebook have focused their attention on event discovery, joining innovators like DoStuff Media and Ticketfly in the crusade to make live music a bigger part of our lives. With rich consumer data and powerful personalization algorithms, these companies are launching new experiences that deliver event recommendations to the right audience at the right time. Learn what’s new, what’s coming, and what it means for you.

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Justin Boyan

Prod Mgr for Events Google Search & Knowledge Graph, Google
Justin is the Product Manager for Events in Google Search and the Knowledge Graph. He joined Google in 2011 from ITA Software, where he was VP of Web Data Integration and Associate Chief Scientist. Prior to that, he did a computer science Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon and was an actual... Read More →
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Jackie Chang

Prod Partnerships Mgr, Facebook
Jackie is a product partnerships manager at Facebook, where she works on various platform products and the recently launched Official Events product. She has also collaborated with large brand and technology leaders on category-defining integrations in commerce, health/fitness, and... Read More →
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Michael Feferman

Co-Founder, DoStuff Media
Michael is the Co-Founder of DoStuff Media where he oversees Business Development. DoStuff is a network of local culture and event guides for live music fans, and has offices in 16 cities across North America including New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Toronto, and Mexico... Read More →
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Aditya Koolwal

Product Mgr, Facebook Events, Facebook
Aditya has been the Product Manager for Facebook Events since 2013. Before that, he was a Product Manager on Facebook Newsfeed.
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Scott Owens

Founder/CEO, DoStuff Media
Scott has worked within the local discovery realm since he began his first company, in 1998. Scott's started 5 other companies since then, including DoStuff Media which was the product of 16 years of learning what makes cities, and the people in them, tick. Now, DoStuff is a national... Read More →
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Kristina Wallender

VP Mktg, Ticketfly
Kristina Wallender is VP of Marketing at Ticketfly where she helps event promoters and venues create better experiences for fans of live events. Before joining Ticketfly, Kristina spent 6 years at Amazon.com in marketing and product leadership roles. She is passionate about helping... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 17B

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