Gaston Taratuta (Speaker)
CEO and Founder of IMS Inc. Internet Media Services a Sony Pictures Television Network company.
450 Employees / USD150M
Gaston Taratuta is a seventeen-year veteran of digital marketing in Latin America. As the founder of IMS, Internet Media Services, Inc. (IMS), he brings his expertise in media, marketing and digital platforms to create solutions for global clients seeking to grow their businesses throughout Latin America. Today’s focus is to help fast moving companies to develop their business in Latin America.
Gaston founded IMS in 2005, over the last 12 years, jointly with his team, created the largest independent digital marketing company in the region, helping Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Waze, Linked-in, Foursquare, Twitch, EA, VEVO, Snapchat and Yahoo to develop their business in the region. Currently, IMS has 450 employees across 12 different countries, serves 1800 advertisers and 570 advertising agencies across 17 different countries.
In July 2015 Sony Pictures Television acquired 51% of IMS,making this transaction the largest transaction in digital media services in the region.
Prior to IMS, Gaston spent six years at Universo Online, Brazil’s largest ISP and digital publisher. He began as an e-commerce development manager out of Miami, was promoted to head of sales and finished his career with UOL in 2004 as the company’s President of International Operations in Miami. Gaston holds a BA in Marketing from Fundacion Altos Estudios in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and a Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Florida International University, and MBA from Florida International University, fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Marco is a successful entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years of intensive experience in media, technology and the events industry. He is Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, providing early stage entrepreneurs access to coaching, partnerships, advisory and capital.
After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple, Marco pursued his entrepreneurial ambitions and became:
tCo-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer (later Reed Exhibitions), a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events that was sold to Reed Elsevier after a successful long-term joint venture.
Marco is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization and a frequent speaker at industry conferences.