IAB Canada’s State of the Nation event is the “do not miss” annual digital advertising town hall that will be taking place this year on June 1, 2022. Developed to bring the industry together from coast to coast, this event is full of critical industry updates, top priorities for 2022 and an update on international activities that are important for agencies, marketers, publishers and the ad tech community to stay on top of.

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Time (EDT) Topic
1:00pm – 1:05pm Opening Remarks

  • Jill Briggs, Head of Policy, IAB Canada
1:05pm – 1:20pm State of Online Advertising in Canada 

Sonia Carreno, President of IAB Canada presents a broad perspective of the Canadian advertising industry state of the nation. Delving into key topics including the 2021 Digital Advertising Revenue Report, Currency of Talent, Inflation, Privacy and more.

  • Sonia Carreno, President, IAB Canada
1:20pm – 1:35pm The Future of Addressability

Taking a look to the future of digital advertising, Brad Jeffrey, Managing Director Canada, Index Exchange, will walk us through the myriad of privacy-first methods of addressability that advertisers are turning to in order to communicate with their audiences at scale, while preserving the ability to measure success and optimize their campaigns.

  • Brad Jeffrey, Managing Director Canada , Index Exchange
1:35pm – 1:50pm First Party Checklist

Leveraging first party data is a great first step to optimize targeting efforts but there are several additional factors for advertisers to consider. Evan Wood, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Environics Analytics will take us through his critical shortlist – marketers take note.

  • Evan Wood, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Environics Analytics
1:50pm – 2:05pm The Evolution of Consent

Privacy experiences have come a long way since the first cookie banner. Gabe Morazán, Product Director, Sourcepoint, will discuss how consent management platforms have evolved to improve customer experience. Find out how brands and publishers can leverage CMPs to adapt quickly to changing jurisdictional obligations and improve consumer trust.

  • Gabe Morazán, Product Director, Sourcepoint
2:05pm – 2:25pm Fireside Chat – Prioritizing Compliance  

Partner, Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt’s National Privacy and Data Management law practice group, Adam Kardash and IAB Canada’s, Head of Policy, Jill Briggs discuss urgent compliance requirements, the future of addressability, first party data and the role of consent.

  • Adam Kardash, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Jill Briggs, Head of Policy, IAB Canada
2:25pm – 2:40pm Roadmap to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Tony Katsur, CEO of IAB Tech Lab shares the roadmap ahead as the industry faces change on several fronts. This level-setting presentation will bring the industry’s most accurate progress and to-do list into full view.

  • Tony Katsur, CEO, IAB Tech Lab
2:40pm – 3:00pm The Measurement Matrix

Emerging digital media inventory is adding to the complexity of measurement. Panelists lay out the challenges of omnichannel measurement and discuss the realities of getting to standardized measurement.

  • Bryan Segal, SVP of Sales, Comscore Inc.
  • Angelina Eng, VP of Measurement and Attribution, IAB U.S.
  • Darren Hardeman, SVP, Digital Strategy, MediaCom Canada
  • Laura Ferron, Sr. Director, IAB Canada
3:00pm – 3:15pm Innovation & Tech – What’s Next?

Change is coming, of that we are certain, and we need to re-think the pipelines. Join Matt McGowan, General Manager of Snap, Inc and IAB Canada’s Kimberley Auciello, Director of Experience as they sit down to explore what next?

  • Matt McGowan, General Manager, Snap, Inc.
  • Kimberley Auciello, Director of Experience, IAB Canada
3:15pm – 3:30pm Building Positivity into Platforms

Safe online spaces don’t happen by accident—they happen because of proactive policy decisions made by leadership. Over the last few years, Pinterest has made deliberate choices to engineer a more positive place online. Join Kristie Painting, Country Manager for Pinterest Canada, as she shares how we can build a better internet, together.

  • Kristie Painting, Country Manager, Pinterest Canada
3:30pm – 3:35pm Closing Remarks

  • Jill Briggs, Head of Policy, IAB Canada

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