Drew Ianni » President & Event Chairman, Appnation


Drew Ianni founded APPNATION in April 2011 and and serves as Event Chairman and CEO. Previously, he served as the Programming Chairman, Senior Global Analyst, Event Master of Ceremonies, and Chairman of North America/Asia/Australasia at Ad:tech Expositions, LLC. He has acquired over 15 years of agency, analyst and management experience in the digital advertising, media and marketing industries. Ianni served as President and CEO of atmosphere.BBDO where he worked with clients such as Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Wireless), Wrigley, General Electric, Visa, Frito Lay, and others and served on the Board of Directors of BBDO North America. Prior to BBDO, he worked as a sell-side equity research analyst (interactive services) at Lazard, Freres & Co. LLC, a prominent boutique investment bank. He found his way to Wall Street from a position at Jupiter Communications (now a unit of Forrester Research) in New York, where he served as an online advertising analyst and then regional research director for the Asia Pacific region. Drew began his interactive career in 1995 as an Account Manager at CKS Partners, a pioneering, Silicon-Valley based interactive agency.