About nextMEDIA

nextMEDIA is Canada’s leading digital media conference and networking event focused on the creation, distribution, and monetization of digital media content and technology. Over the course of two days each year, nextMEDIA connects interactive and online producers, creators, distributors, and marketers and facilitates meetings connecting key players in the media industry and beyond.

nextMEDIA is also host to the renowned Digi Awards, a culmination of a nationwide competition highlighting Canada’s most successful digital media companies and creators. With a history that spans a decade, the Digi Awards features an amazing mix of established digital media leaders and emerging players and is the culminating celebration for nextMEDIA each year.

About Amber Mac

nextMEDIA’s Executive Producer and Host for 2016 is the incredible Amber Mac, President of Konnekt Digital Engagement and AmberMac Media.

Amber started her digital technology career at Razorfish in San Francisco during the dot-com boom. Since then, she has been at the forefront of the social media and branded content revolution. After writing her bestselling digital marketing business book, Canadian Business Magazine called Amber the country’s top expert on how to build a brand. She is also a well-known television host, speaker, and writer. Amber’s companies have worked on digital content series and marketing strategies for some of North America’s leading brands, including Xbox, Ford, Delta Airlines, and PayPal.

Meet the Advisory Board

David Asch

Senior Vice President & General Manager, shomi

Joseph Barbieri

Partner, Managing Director Content & Media Partnerships, SID LEE

Alexandra Blum

Vice President, Global Public Relations & Partnerships, FRHI

Jordan Bortolotti

EVP, Canada, Studio71

Mike Cosentino

Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV

Caressa Douglas

Senior Vice President, Brand Integration, BEN

Abby Ho

Head of CBC Creator Network, CBC

Richard Kanee

Head of Digital, CBC

Ling Lin

Head of Content Partnerships, YouTube Canada

Rick Matthews

Managing Director, Kin Community

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch

CMO, Canada Goose

Ana Serrano

Chief Digital Officer, CFC

Nina Sudra

General Manager, Vice Canada

Jon Taylor

Executive Director, Global Online Video Association

Jes Watson

Editor-In-Chief, Canadian Living / TVA Group