February 28, 2014 12:00 ET

GumGum to Present at OASIS: The Montgomery Summit

CEO Ophir Tanz Joins BlackBerry's John Chen, Author Deepak Chopra and Actress Jessica Alba

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2014) - GumGum CEO Ophir Tanz has joined the lineup of prestigious speakers slated to present at OASIS: The Montgomery Summit. OASIS -- an invitation-only event featuring top entrepreneurs and investors; senior level media and technology executives; and leading industry visionaries -- will be held March 5-6, 2014 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

Other OASIS speakers include BlackBerry interim CEO John Chen, bestselling author Deepak Chopra, tech legend Paul Maritz, Ashish Thakkar, named World's Best Young Entrepreneur by the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and Brazilian mining billionaire Bernardo Paz. Presenting at OASIS for the second time is Golden Globe-nominated actress and Honest Company founder Jessica Alba, who launched her brand of non-toxic baby products at the conference in 2012.

GumGum will be featured as one of the "Growth" companies and Tanz will present the company's creation and dominance of the in-image advertising market as well as innovations around its focus on delivering highly engaging digital advertising solutions for publishers and brands. Prior Montgomery conferences have provided early looks at Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Splunk, Marketo, Meraki, Exact Target and Rocket Fuel.

OASIS will have a special focus on creativity and innovation at the intersection of the technology and business worlds. "We're thrilled to have been invited to participate in this new event being held in our own backyard," said GumGum CEO Ophir Tanz. "I'm looking forward to sharing the GumGum story and learning from my peers who are at the forefront of their respective industries."

Founder Montgomery says his goal with OASIS is to bridge one of the industry's top insider technology and finance conferences with global thought leadership in innovation and creativity. "Montgomery Summit stakeholders have always relished the atmosphere at the Fairmont Miramar for intimate, high-level business networking and insights," said Montgomery. "At the same time, these leaders embrace an atmosphere where creativity and innovation can be explored in the context of building great products and companies."


OASIS will feature exclusive gala receptions, world-class food, and special evening entertainment. Over 1,000 participants from around the world are expected to attend the inaugural OASIS Summit.

Presenting sponsors for OASIS include the Signal Hill and Macquarie Capital. Additional sponsors include Citrix, Earnst & Young, Silicon Valley Bank, Cooley, Telesign, Stradling, City National Bank, Gibson Dunn, Vantage Media, and Telesystem Media. The conference will be held March 5-6, 2014 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.


GumGum is a new kind of advertising platform, dedicated to creating brand engagement in line with premium editorial content where it's guaranteed to be seen. Known for creating the in-image advertising category, GumGum continues to introduce disruptive technologies for a new generation of display, mobile and video advertising solutions. Reaching 70 million visitors in the US as they view images and content across more than 1,000 premium publishers, GumGum ads yield 20 percent higher viewability and 10 times the engagement of traditional display options, resulting in superior brand lift for marketers and increased revenue for publishers. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with five additional offices around the US. Its investors include NEA, Upfront Ventures, First Round Capital and Crosscut Ventures.

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