Global COO, [m]Platform

Nicolle Pangis is Global Chief Operating Officer of GroupM’s [m]PLATFORM where she oversees business operations, human resources, strategic partnerships, product management, and technology development. Previously, Nicolle was Global COO at Xaxis, the world’s largest programmatic audience company.

Nicolle was promoted to the Xaxis Global COO role from her earlier position as Global Chief Revenue Officer where she was responsible for the global P&L, inclusive of media buying and planning, direct sales, agency sales and platform licensing business. As Global CRO she also played an instrumental role in the strategic transaction involving the acquisition of the Xaxis for Publishers business by AppNexus.
Prior to Xaxis, Nicolle was President of Real Media Group, a business unit of 24/7 Media, WPP Digital’s marketing technology company. In this role, she led all business operations in North America and Europe, including media and technology sales and operations.

Nicolle began her career at 24/7 Media and progressed through several roles as an Account Executive, Director of Strategic Initiatives, North America, and Director of Global Deployment and Business Integration, where she oversaw all global projects and joint venture expansions. Nicolle served as VP, SVP, and EVP, Global Media and Technology Product Management with responsibility for the global media and technology businesses. In this role, she led the launch of five new versions of 24/7 Open AdStream, numerous partnership agreements and integrations, and the launch of the company’s real-time bidding capabilities.

Nicolle holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Boston University and an MBA in Strategic Management and Marketing from Rutgers Business School.

Nicolle has been recognized as an industry leader, being named to Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 list in 2015 as well as receiving the 2015 Working Mother of the Year Award by Working Mother Media and Advertising Women of New York. In 2016 she was honored on the Adweek 50 list and was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40. Nicolle is an active supporter of the Step Up Network and SOS Children’s Villages International, is an Executive Member of AWNY and currently serves as Co-chair of the AWNY nominating committee

Judging panel

Wayne Blodwell

Founder and CEO
The Programmatic Advisory

Caitlin McGovern

Global Programmatic Demand Lead

Dan Holland

The Story Lab

Sara Badler

Director, Programmatic Advertising
The New York Times

Conor McKenna

Vice President
LUMA Partners

Ashley J. Swartz

CEO & Founder
Furious Corp.

Nicolle Pangis

Global COO, [m]Platform

Benjamin Dick

Director, Data & Ad Effectiveness

Mack McKelvey


Christopher Murphy

Head of Strategy

Michael Dean

VP, Programmatic & Data-Driven Sales
Disney ABC Television Group

Jessica Barrett

Global Head of Programmatic
Financial Times

Vincent Rinaldi

VP, Audience Platforms

Tom Aulet

VP, Global Account Strategy

Tai Conley

Programmatic Insights Lead