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SEMPO Performance Innovation Summit

The Performance Innovation Summit will provide innovative content, collaborative learning, and relationship building opportunities of the highest quality for LA's top level decision makers in the performance driven online marketing industry. We have a limited number of seats available, so we suggest you register asap.

When: Monday September 28th
11:30 AM to 7 PM
Where: Shutters on the Beach Hotel
1 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, California  91001
United States
Contact: Alex Dao or Frank Gamboa
Alex: (310) (997)-7025 or Frank: (626) 437-5500

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When: Monday September 28th; 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Where: Shutters on the Beach Hotel, Promenade Room (map below)

Cost: Complimentary - By invitation only.  Please reach out if you would like to request an invite.


Southern California is home to some of the largest E-commerce and tech companies in the world. The Performance Innovation Summit will provide innovative content, collaborative learning, and relationship building opportunities of the highest quality for LA's top level decision makers in the performance driven online marketing industry. We have a limited number of seats available, so we suggest you register asap.



Catered Lunch & Registration


Summit Kick Off - E-commerce growth in Southern California

Alex Dao - SEMPO LA President & Director at Criteo


Brand Panel (Sponsored by Revana Digital)

Sr. Director at Activision, Head of Acquisition at Dollar Shave Club, Head of Mobile App Acquisition at, VP of E-commerce at J Brand, President of Derm Store. Panel moderator: Jason Lehmbeck


YouTube For Performance Advertisers

Blair Dore - Head of Brand Product Solutions at Google


Refreshment Break


Publisher Panel (Sponsored by Resolution Media)

Head of So-Cal E-Commerce at Facebook, Sr. AE at Google, Director of Native Strategy at Yahoo, Strategic Account Executive at Microsoft. Panel moderator: Frank Gamboa


Omni-channel Strategy: State of the Entertainment Industry in 2015

Doug Montgomery - VP of Global Category Management at Warner Brothers Entertainment


Building & Scaling Tech Companies

David Lee -  Former Managing Partner of SV Angel


Interactive Activity & Breakout


Cocktail Hour & Hawaii Roundtrip Giveaway

Announce winners at 6:00pm

Conference MC

Alex Dao - President of SEMPO LA and Director at Criteo. He is helping grow SEMPO's presence in Southern California and expanding Criteo into new channels. Prior to this role, Alex worked at Datapop and Yahoo! inc. He holds a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego.

Topic - E-Commerce Growth in Southern California


Speaker Bios


David Lee - Former Managing Partner of SV Angel, an angel fund with investments in companies such as Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox, and Airbnb.
Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He was a founding member of Google's New Business Development team and led business development at StumbleUpon prior to its sale to eBay. He also was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Topic: Building and Scaling Tech Companies

Want to know what its like to scale companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter and Dropbox?  David Lee is a prominent angel investor that has seen all these successful companies grow from the ground up!  What characteristics do they have, what pitfalls did they endure, what does it take to scale, scale, scale?!  David will be sharing the patterns he sees in “unicorns” and the commonalities they all share. 

Douglas Montgomery - VP of Global Category Management at Warnerbros. Doug has been in the position for 10 years, previously working at Walmart and Newell Rubbermaid. He has an MBA – IBEAR – from the University of Southern California, and an Undergraduate degree Business from the University of Alberta. Also a board member of the Japan America Society of Southern California, Doug was chair of the last three Anniversary Dinners, culminating in 2015 honoring honoring Honda and Takuma Sato (Indy Car champion). Together with his family, Doug has lived in the US, Canada, Japan and the UK, presently settled down in Torrance California.

Topic - State of the entertainment industry in 2015

The impending transitional period, specifically how retail is looking at the hybrid consumer and how they transact in an omni-channel world.


Blair Dore - Blair Dore leads Brand Product Solutions in North America for Google and is responsible for developing and implementing go-to-market strategy for Google’s made for brand products.  Prior to this role, Blair worked inside Google’s Agency team, partnering with the world’s largest media and creative agencies to develop best in class executions on Google’s platforms. Prior to joining Google, Blair was an account executive at magazine publisher Time Inc.  The co-author of “Lean Communications”, the Columbia Business School Caseworks case study “Time Inc.”,  Blair holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College, and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.

Topic - YouTube For Performance Advertisers



Jason Lehmbeck (Brand Panel Moderator) - VP of Search at Criteo and CEO of Datapop

Frank Gamboa (Publisher Panel Moderator) - Digital Marketing Consultant

Frank Lee -Head of So-Cal E-commerce at Facebook

Marty Bryant - Sr. AE at Google

Joseph Stephens -Sr. Director of Native Advertising at Yahoo! inc.

Scott Finholm -Strategic Account Executive at Microsoft

David Weissman - Former President of Derm Store & EVP of BCBG

Roshanna Sabaratnam -VP of eCommerce at J Brand Jeans

James Peng - Head of Mobile App Acquisition at

Brian Kim -Head of Acquisition at Dollar Shave Club

Simone Lengyel - Sr. Director  of Global Media at Activision




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