This might sound like a strange intro coming from a bunch of techies and data nerds. It’s true, no one here is going to be the next Kubrick (but don’t think we haven’t tried). Instead, we are problem solvers. We use creativity to uncover new ways of doing things and to develop powerful solutions no one else has – so that we can help the creators we admire.
Knowledge brings understanding. And that’s why we’re so nuts about data. But we know data on its own is mostly worthless and too often overwhelming. How do we aggregate billions of data points, correlate them, and turn them into meaningful insights people can actually use to make hard decisions? Decisions that will get their story seen, heard, and ultimately understood?
That's where the technology comes in.
Smartphones have put video capability into the hands of everyday people, which means that the next Kubrick could be even harder to discover amidst the noise. It also means that there is an enormous demand for cross-platform video data intelligence. We’re using AI and machine learning to fill that demand faster and more precisely than anyone else. At ICX Media, we envision a day when machine learning and creativity collide in symbiotic harmony. We call this Data Inspired Storytelling.
Chairman, CEO & Founder
Mike has spent more than twenty years building digital media, technology and data analytics companies as an entrepreneur, operator and venture capitalist. He is currently the Chairman & CEO of ICX Media.
Prior to founding ICX Media, Mike was the CFO & Executive Vice President at Millennial Media, a leading mobile advertising platform company. He helped launch Millennial Media as a venture capitalist and later joined the company to lead its successful growth phase and IPO (NYSE: MM). At Millennial, Mike led global finance, strategy, corporate development, business development, legal, HR and corporate operations. Prior to Millennial Media, Mike was a venture capitalist at Columbia Capital where he led numerous digital media, software, communications and data/investments and assisted in the launching of several companies out of the fund. His investment portfolio at Columbia Capital included media technology and data companies such as Vubiquity, Webs (acquired by Vistaprint), SGN (acquired by MindJolt) and Millennial Media (NYSE: MM; acquired by AOL/Verizon). Earlier in his career, Mike held various operating roles in early and growth stage technology businesses and was a corporate attorney representing venture funds and early and growth stage companies across the country.
Mike is currently a Venture Partner with ABS Capital Partners, a late-stage growth equity fund, and is also on the boards of Defy Media, FactorTrust and IgnitionOne. He’s actively involved in the venture and startup communities in Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles as an investor, mentor and advisor. Mike graduated from University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.
President & COO
D. Scott Bowen is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur who is passionate about innovative product strategy, best-in- class customer experience, and people-focused cultures. His domain expertise sits at the intersection of digital media and marketing, data analytics and cloud. He is currently President & COO of ICX Media, a leading provider of video data intelligence and content exchange services.
Prior to ICX, Scott was VP & General Manager, Digital Services at Vistaprint, a $1.3B e-commerce brand of Cimpress. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s SaaS business unit which provides cloud-based, online marketing services to small businesses, including products for websites, social media marketing, eMail marketing, and local listings. Before joining Vistaprint in 2012, Scott spent seven years at OpenText Corporation, a $2.3B global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), where he held roles including SVP, Cloud Services and President, Digital Media Group. Prior to OpenText, Scott was Co-Founder, President and COO of Artesia Technologies, a venture-backed pioneer and early leader in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) market that was acquired by OpenText in 2004. Earlier, Scott was GM of the TEAMS software division of The Thomson Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of information content to professionals, known today as Thomson Reuters.
Scott graduated with honors from Yale University, with a double degree in electrical engineering and economics, and later completed senior executive coursework at Stanford Business School.
Joey McCord has nearly 20 years of leadership experience building product, technology and operations in a wide variety of industries. Currently, Joey is Founder and CPO of ICX Media, Inc., a digital media technology and data company focused on independent video producers.
Previously, Joey was Vice President at Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile advertising platform company. During Joey’s tenure he modernized the company’s approach to engineering, reinvigorated their performance advertising business line and drove product innovation. In his role as VP of Engineering, Joey launched several new products and built new teams geared toward evolving Millennial Media’s architecture. As VP & General Manager of Performance Operations, Joey converted the business into a metric-driven operation, consistently met forecasted revenue goals and took complete control of the product roadmap and its commitment to innovation.
Prior to Millennial Media, Joey directed technology for Performix, a firm that provides Management Consulting, Program Management and Technology Advisory Services to healthcare and federal customers, and Delta Solutions, a consulting company that provides custom federal financial management and technology solutions to the U.S. government. For these companies, Joey acted as the highest-ranking technology and product leader for all revenue-generating projects as well as internal operations.
Early in his career, Joey was an accomplished developer, leading many media-centric projects, including AOL and FilmFour, for Etensity and Arthur Andersen along with several large-scale financial industry technical engagements. During this time, Joey typically acted as the technical team lead responsible for building and assembling all aspects of the team.
Joey has a BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Steven McCord is an innovative-driven, proven leader, and problem solver offering over a decade of experience in the technology industry with emphasis in the entrepreneurial, wireless technology sector. Successfully lead product development, IT operations, and professional services for very small start-ups, rapid-growth enterprises at Millennial Media, Inc., and leading global corporations at Verizon. Steven is an instigator of innovation with unwavering determination to bring products to market, influence change, build great talent, plan diligently, monetize opportunities, and execute relentlessly.
Currently, Steven is the Founder and CTO of ICX Media, Inc., a digital media technology and data company focused on independent video creators. Previously, Steven was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile advertising platform company. As one of the earlier employees at Millennial Media, he worked directly with the CEO and CTO to lead and manage all new product development and prototyping initiatives from strategic conceptualization to the operationalization of those concepts. In addition, he was accountable for all new research and development efforts that ultimately lead to every major product innovation for the company, from the early startup days to the eventual IPO that saw the company going public. Furthermore, he eventually took over and lead all of product and engineering post IPO to ensure more quality delivery cycles, better communication across the organization, and introduce prioritization processes to ingest business and technical projects.
Prior to Millennial Media, Steven oversaw and managed a multitude of development initiatives from conceptualization to realization of those concepts in the forward moving industry of Location Based Services, which helped to enable location/GPS in all mobile platforms, for Verizon. This included expediting market research in order to prove development projects and owning the financial and budgeting responsibilities for these development projects. These development initiatives involved interaction with multiple cross functional teams inside and outside of a Fortune 20 company to develop internal and external development requirements, ensure these requirements comply with all legal regulations, ensure all external vendors met dates, and managed and delegated operational activities such as training and technical support in order to successfully commercial launch products.
Earlier in his career, Steven oversaw multiple roles and responsibilities, beginning with the development and implementation of client-specific software for an entrepreneurial wireless technology consulting firm, transitioning to directing and managing all IT decisions, including software and hardware implementation decisions.
Steven has a BS from George Mason University and a MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).
Phil, a Founding Board Member of ICX Media, is the Founder and Managing Member of Avonlea Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on high-potential internet, media, mobile and technology-related companies. Other Avonlea portfolio companies include: Advantia, Airside Mobile, Armory, Avizia, ClearLeap (acquired by IBM), ETA Compute, Flytedesk, Greensmith (acquired by Wartsila), Haste, King & Union, Pacify, Pinxter, Ryft Systems, SpotX (acquired by RTL Media), Stand-Up Digital, Vizbee, Wireless Registry, Yet Analytics, ZeeMee.
Phil is a former Managing General Partner of Columbia Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on Media, Communications and Technology. Phil joined Columbia Capital in 1992, leading the firm’s growth and transition into a premier institutional investor-backed investment firm. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Vubiquity (Chair), ICX Media, Ryft Systems. Former Columbia portfolio companies that Phil managed include Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Call Technologies (acquired by 3Com), Columbia Spectrum Management (acquired by P-Com), GoAhead Software (acquired by Oracle), NMP (acquired by AppNet / Commerce One), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), Saville Systems (NASDAQ: SAVLY subsequently acquired by ADC Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), Telular (NASDAQ: WRLS), Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson).
Phil serves as Immediate Past Chair of the College Foundation Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia and served on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary from 2004 to 2012. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Saint Stephens Saint Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. Phil received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Currently serving as Founder and Managing Director at Narragansett Ventures, an investment advisory firm focused on strategic innovation, digital business transformation, brand and marketing strategy and growth investing, Laura Lang has more than 25 years of experience in brand management, corporate strategy and strategic consulting and is well-known in the marketing and media landscape as a pioneer in the digital integrated marketing space.
In 2011, Laura was named TIME Inc.’s CEO, guiding the company’s focus toward the evolving digital market. As CEO of Digitas, she led the company’s growth into one of the largest global digital integrated marketing agencies in the world with over 32 offices across 19 countries.
Laura also served on the operating committee of Publicis Groupe where she was responsible for the Groupe’s pure play digital, mobile, and social companies, building the industry’s largest world-wide digital network.
Laura formerly served as President of the Marketing Corporation of America and led the consulting practice at Yankelovich Clancy Shulman. She also worked in strategic roles at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers and the Quaker Oats Company.
Laura also serves on the Board of Directors of the VF Corporation, Steiner Leisure, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2012 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes Magazine. A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Laura holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Tom, a founding Board Member of ICX Media, is currently President and CEO of RBmedia, the largest worldwide publisher of audiobooks through its Recorded Books and other publishing imprints and a leading distributor of digital media to consumers via its RBdigital and Audiobooks.com platforms.
Tom is also currently President of Cove Street Partners, an investment and advisory firm helping technology companies succeed across the lifecycle – from innovation, to growth, through M&A transactions.
Tom was formerly CEO of Verve Mobile. Verve was the first company to use data and analytics to understand how mobile users move through the consumer journey and harness that knowledge for advertisers. He grew Verve from a small startup to over 150 people, profitability and over $100 million annual revenue. Previously, Tom was CEO of ExtendMedia, a leading IP video software company serving customers including AT&T, Verizon, Disney and Paramount. Extend was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2010. Tom also served as CEO of Lightningcast, a pioneer in online video advertising where he led the development of the first advertising technology platform specifically designed for monetizing broadband video and launched the first online video ad network. After AOL acquired Lightningcast in 2006, Tom was SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at AOL overseeing strategy, strategic planning and corporate and business development for AOL’s advertising businesses. Prior to Lightningcast, Tom founded and served as CEO of Backwire, an online and mobile messaging company that was acquired by Leap Wireless in 2001. Prior to his career in media and technology, Tom was a corporate lawyer with the global law firm Dechert.
Don Rainey is a venture capitalist with a long relationship in the academic arena as both a professor and mentor. Don’s area of investment expertise focuses on ecommerce, fintech, networking technology and social media-related startups. He has been a frequent contributor to various business publications including BusinessInsider and VentureBeat.
After a long history of success in technology management positions, Don made the move into venture capital in 2000, first with Intersouth Partners, and with Grotech Ventures, which he joined as a general partner in September 2007. With over $1B US under management, Grotech focuses on early-stage information technology companies. Don currently serves on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies Adwerx, Ceterus, Contactually, ICX Media, Passport, Payzer and Zenoss. Former board seats include Clarabridge, Booker, Flatburger, Covega, Defywire, HelloWallet, LivingSocial, Personal, and SnappCloud.
In 2010, Don was appointed to a third term as an emerging technology consultant to the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) through the DeVenCi Program. This public/private initiative consists of a handful of venture capitalists who volunteer their time to research and nominate companies that they feel can help answer the DoD’s unmet technology needs.
Scott Tolleson is a Managing Director at NRV, an early stage venture fund based in Richmond, VA. Scott is responsible for raising and deploying capital while ensuring NRV resources are directed effectively and efficiently. Previously Scott was a Partner with Newport Board Group, a national CEO advisory firm.
A longtime venture investor and serial entrepreneur, Scott has founded venture-backed companies on both the East and West coasts. He is best known as the founder of Media.net Communications, Inc., in Los Angeles, a global provider of telecommunications and software services to major entertainment production companies. The company’s clients have included movie series such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Scott also founded Digital Services, LLC, a cable television company serving the multi-family apartment industry, and previously managed the business services and Internet access subsidiaries of MediaOne (now Comcast). In addition, he has advised many leading technology companies on corporate strategy and product innovation.
Scott received a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Math at Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Ms. Antonellis serves as Vubiquity’s Chief Executive Officer, a position she’s held since January 2014. Vubiquity, a privately held media and entertainment company, is the largest global provider of end-to-end premium content managed services and technical solutions servicing clients in 117 Countries, across hundreds of millions of households in 80 languages. Vubiquity as an aggregator provides programming and direct licensing capability with content owners and enables service providers to offer compelling video experiences and choices to their customers using VU’s AnyVU Content Cloud platform, storefront and UX solutions.
Prior to joining Vubiquity, Antonellis served as President, Technical Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a post she held since January 2008 along with several senior management roles throughout a 15 year tenure at the Studio. In this role, she influenced and directed Warner Bros.’ technology strategy and vision to develop new business opportunities often associated with advancements in media and entertainment-related product and service innovations.
Before joining Warner Bros., she worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles that encompassed responsibilities for the Network’s operations in New York and for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C., which included assignments in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War. She is a veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports, a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering and is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A 20-year veteran in global media, advertising and marketing, Jim has worked for notable corporations such as Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, Ralph Lauren Corporation and Nissan North America, crafting marketing strategy, developing programming and content, and leading digital innovation. Currently, Jim is the Global Head of Digital Marketing for Under Armour. Prior to his work in digital marketing, Jim specialized in brand strategy, as well as data and analytics, giving him a broad perspective of how new-age communication methods integrate with long-standing marketing fundamentals. Jim has a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in Economics from the University of Arizona.
Edward Burns launched his career as a writer/director/actor with The Brothers McMullen, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to write, direct and act in 1996’s She’s the One, 2001’s Sidewalks of New York, 2011’s Newlyweds, the closing night film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Burns is also known for his star-turning performance in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. Most recently, Burns made his mark in television, on the critically acclaimed series Public Morals for TNT and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, in which he wrote, directed, starred in and executive produced every episode. Burns is premiering his 12th film as writer-director-actor, SUMMERTIME, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Aaron Lubin, a Partner in Marlboro Road Gang Productions, has produced numerous feature films including Sidewalks of New York, The Groomsmen, Nice Guy Johnny, Newlyweds, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, and Something Borrowed, based on the best-selling novel by Emily Giffin and starring Kate Hudson. Lubin also produced Purple Violets with Burns, which was the first feature length film to debut on iTunes. The move to release Purple Violets on iTunes was considered a pioneering move in the film industry, and the movie has since received positive critical acclaim. Purple Violets won “best feature film” at the Savannah Film Festival. Additionally, Lubin was an executive producer alongside Burns and Steven Spielberg on Public Morals, the critically acclaimed series for TNT, starring Burns, Brian Dennehy and Tim Hutton.
Edward M. Prince Jr. has served as Neustar’s Senior Vice President of Information Services business and strategy since July, 2013. In this role, he oversees the development, operations, technology and product marketing of complete, cloud-based workflow solutions to enable clients to effectively promote and protect their brands. Additionally, Mr. Prince serves as head of Corporate Development, where he oversees the strategy, business development and Mergers and Acquisitions analysis and integration for Neustar.
Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Prince was most recently Chief Operating Officer, Global Media, at National Geographic, and President, National Geographic Ventures, the for-profit arm of National Geographic. During his tenure from 2003-2012, he led the company’s cable assets, television and digital media businesses and new initiatives, including strategy, content, marketing, technology, mobile, distribution and partnerships.
Mr. Prince also served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at AOL Broadband from 2002-2003, and Senior Vice President, Business Development for AOL from 1999-2002. In both positions, Mr. Prince managed and negotiated business-to-business partnerships.
Bobby Campbell was born in Albany, Missouri, where as a young child he grew up in the middle of cornfields on a small farm with his mom, Janis Campbell, and his loving grandparents, Eldon and Jane Gillespie. Later he moved with his parents to Columbia, Missouri, and attended college at the University of Missouri where he graduated with a creative writing degree. After college, he came across an opportunity to enter the new field of Digital Advertising. In 2003, he raised $20,000 to launch Division-D, which helps national advertisers plan and manage their marketing initiatives. Division-D capitalized on the exploding digital advertising industry and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in 2012 and 2014.
In 2010, he launched his second start-up, AdKarma a leading video ssp helping over 20,000 publishers manage and maximize their video advertising. Adkarma soon became one of the fastest growing private coming in the U.S. being ranked #31 on Inc. 500’s 2014 list of fastest growing companies. AdKarma was acquired by multi-national mobile advertising and content leader blinkx in 2015. In 2014 he founded Tasty Productions a full-service video production studio dedicated to creating high-quality short form content that covers a wide variety of verticals targeting Millennials and Gen Z.
Bobby is also a columnist and has been published in publications across the world including Forbes, Entrepeneur.com, Business Insider, and Venture Beat, where he writes about business and the changing nature of content. Most recently, Bobby launched Good Wizard Productions to focus on developing new long form, tech-enabled content.
Pete Kaiman founded Kaiman Bros. Media, a premier media, digital learning and motion picture production company based in Washington D.C in 2007. With over two decades experience working in media, his expertise has led him to work with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Five Guys, Children’s National Medical Center, the World Bank, Experian, Discovery, National Wildlife Federation and many others.
Throughout his career, Pete has helped establish and design digital marketplaces including Go-Coop in the hospitality industry, BuildingWire for the commercial real estate industry, the Discovery Producers Portal which is a private digital content management, production and distribution exchange and Five Guys University an international online video-based training system for over 60,000 users.
Currently, Pete is responsible for all aspects of media and motion picture production. He remains deeply involved in the content delivery network (CDN) industry, working with clients to produce, manage, distribute and analyze digital media via global distribution networks and partners. He is also the executive producer at Kaiman Bros. Media for an upcoming documentary about the history of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Born in Santa Monica, CA, and raised in Alexandria, VA, Pete has a love for soccer, swimming, skiing and travel. He holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from George Mason University. He lives in Old Town, Alexandria with his wife, Molly and their two young children.
Mike is an engineering focused entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. Over the last 20 years he’s helped to launch and scale a series of high growth businesses such as AdMob, Chomp, Metaresolver, and Collective Health. His specialty is initial product launch and design for scaling. Mike also serves as an early stage startup advisor both independently and through accelerator programs working to connect businesses with the resources in Silicon Valley.