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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 ANA Masters of Data & Technology Conference!

Videos and Presentations

All available conference presentations and videos can be accessed through the Agenda.

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Mark your calendars for the 2021 ANA Measurement and Accountability Conference this December 8-10!

The 2021 Masters of Data & Technology Conference In Two Minutes

Relive the best of this year's conference in this brief overview.

Highlighted speakers include:

  • Sheila Colclasure, Global Chief Digital Responsibility and Public Policy Officer, IPG
  • Mayur Gupta, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Gannett / USA TODAY NETWORK
  • David Tucker, Senior Vice President of Strategy, MAGNA Global
  • Deborah Wahl, Global CMO, General Motors Company
  • And more.

About the Conference

August 17-18, 2021 | Virtual

Leading with Data and Technology

With changes in privacy legislation, data policies, consumer behavior, and an increasingly vast and complex technology landscape, it's easy to see why it's more important than ever for marketers to master their data and technology strategies. Yet, despite investing a third of their resources into these tools, many still struggle to maximize their investments.

At the ANA's Masters of Data & Technology Conference, attendees heard first-hand from C-suite leaders at top brands how data and technology have transformed their companies as well as the pain points and missed opportunities they encountered throughout their journey.

Attendees took away valuable insights on how these industry leaders succeeded and addressed the many challenges they faced, and how they leveraged their marketing technologies, data, talent, and processes to overcome adversity and drive growth in a post-COVID world.


Relive the conversation at #ANAdata

Hosts and Speakers

Glenn Bean

Head of Cross-Platform Measurement


Andrea Brimmer

Chief Marketing and PR Officer

Ally Financial Inc

Jennifer Brink

Senior Director, Media

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Scott Brinker

VP Platform Ecosystem


Michael Cohen

Chief Data and Technology Officer

Marketing Evolution

Sheila Colclasure

Global Chief Digital Responsibility and Public Policy Officer


Kayla Coutts

Engagement Manager


Kanishka Das

Global E-Business Analytics and Insights Director

The Procter & Gamble

Mayur Gupta

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer


Mark Kaline

Senior Vice President, Data & Analytics


Martin Kihn

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Marketing Cloud


Jade Kim

Senior Consultant

Analytic Partners

Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer


Yan Liu



Ericka Podesta McCoy

Chief Marketing Officer


Maggie Merklin

Chief Client Officer

Analytic Partners

Ravi Patel

Director, Product & Sales Lead, Customer Transformation


Raja Rajamannar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer


Vinny Rinaldi

Senior Director, Media

The Hershey Company

Michael Signorelli


Venable LLP

Gayle Smilanich

Director, KNA Media Operations


Zena Srivatsa Arnold

Former SVP, Carbonated Soft Drinks

PepsiCo - Member ANA CMO GGC

Nathalie Sun

ROI Measurement Lead


Bill Tucker

Group Executive Vice President


David Tucker

Senior Vice President of Strategy

MAGNA Global

Deborah Wahl

Global CMO

General Motors Company

Melinda Han Williams

Chief Data Scientist


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ANA Insight Briefs

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