IAB ALM 2023: An Insider’s View with Insticator

January 2023


Networking is an important aspect of the ad tech industry. By connecting with others in the industry, you can gain valuable insights and perspectives on the current state and future of the industry.

Not to forget the fact that networking can also lead to new business opportunities. 

At Insticator, we see immense potential in attending industry networking events. We believe these events help us build strong industry relationships and stay competitive. Likewise, we started our year by attending IAB ALM 2023 conference.

In this post, we have covered a summary of our experience.

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About The IAB ALM Conference

The IAB Annual Leadership Meeting (ALM) 2023 was a gathering of some of the most prominent leaders in the digital advertising industry. 

The conference was held in Marco Island, Florida, from January 22-24 and brought together professionals from all over the world to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field.

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Major Highlights of The Conference

Data Privacy and Security: The conference emphasized the importance of data privacy and security in the digital advertising ecosystem. Speakers discussed the need for companies to be transparent about their data collection practices and to give users control over their personal information. They also highlighted the challenges of complying with new privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The Future of Digital Advertising: The conference discussed the growing importance of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the industry, as well as the potential for virtual and augmented reality to transform the way brands reach and engage with consumers. They also touched on the rise of e-commerce and the opportunities it presents for advertisers to connect with consumers in new ways.

Breakout Sessions and Workshops: The conference featured a variety of breakout sessions and workshops where attendees could learn more about specific topics and network with their peers. One of the highlights of these sessions was the roundtable discussions, where industry experts shared their insights and experiences on a range of topics such as programmatic advertising, mobile advertising, and social media marketing.

Networking Opportunities: The IAB ALM 2023 provided a valuable opportunity for attendees to connect with like-minded professionals from around the world and expand their professional network.

Keynotes: The conference had several keynote speeches from industry leaders and experts, providing valuable insights and perspectives on the current state and future of the digital advertising industry.

Insticator Team At IAB ALM 2023

Insticator team at IAB ALM 2023
Insticator team at IAB ALM 2023 (Walt Dublin, Derek Abildness, and Zack Dugow, from left to right)

It was great catching up with old friends at IAB ALM and talking about how utilizing 1st party data is changing the ad tech ecosystem, as well as hearing about all the upcoming changes with connected TV. There are a lot of big things on the horizon coming in the industry and for Insticator.

Zack Dugow, Founder and CEO, Insticator
Insticator team at IAB ALM 2023 with Indian Express
Insticator team dinning with Indian Express team

I’m always grateful for the opportunity to learn from and connect with some of the best and brightest minds in our industry and IAB ALM provided an excellent forum for that. I'm extremely optimistic about the future of the digital industry, the people/organizations working to make it better, and the opportunity that we have in front of us here at Insticator to help publishers foster stronger connections with their audiences.

Walt Dublin, SVP of Publisher Development, Insticator

IAB ALM 2023 was a huge success both for Insticator and the industry as a whole. It was a pleasure to hear from and connect with so many leaders that are working to shape a better future for ad tech and publishing.

Derek Abildness, VP, Head of Enterprise Sales, Insticator

Overall, the IAB ALM 2023 was a valuable opportunity for attendees to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the digital advertising industry and to connect with like-minded professionals from around the world. We look forward to the next event and hope to see you there!

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