Today, LUMA Partners gathered together ad tech executives from near and far for its annual Digital Media Summit during New York City's Internet Week. The agenda featured a content-rich day of discussions on the corporate development and strategy side of ad tech, as opposed to the client side.
Among the highlights was a keynote by Google's Neal Mohan announcing a "real-time" update to their benchmarking tool and foray into engagement metrics. Also, Twitter's Director of Product for Revenue Kevin Weill made an appearance along with Facebook's agency biz chief Blake Chandlee in a high-level fireside chat featuring LUMA's master of ceremonies and founder Terence Kawaja.
At the end of the day-long event, there was time for one last "fireside" chat as Kawaja interviewed (and prodded) IAB President and CEO Randall Rothenberg. As the IAB chief finished explaining that Mozilla's recent cookie-blocking moves were anything but consumer friendly, Kawaja "surprised" the crowd – and seemingly Rothenberg, too – by inviting Mozilla SVP of Business and Legal Affairs Harvey Anderson to the stage to debate and discuss Mozilla's recent moves.
The transcript follows (MP3 here):