Jack Smith-Emeritus Member
Managing Partner and Director Digital Platforms Worldwide; GroupM

In March 2013, Jack started his work with GroupM and has global responsibility for development and integration of platforms and products for trading, decisioning, data, media investment and other critical media agency functions for multinational media investment management firm.

Jack was also is a pioneer in interactive advertising. He is currently the managing partner and director of digital platforms worldwide at GroupM in New York.  Previously, he was the Chief Product Officer at Simulmedia, an audience targeting ad network for linear television. He is also a founder of Solariat, a venture backed company that uses artificial intelligence for social media marketing. 

Prior to Simulmedia, he founded and ran The MIG (now Xaxis) for WPP Group, the world’s largest communications services company.  At the MIG, he created ZAP & B3 to help agencies and advertisers improve the process of planning, buying, trafficking and optimizing digital media advertising campaigns. 

Prior to the MIG, his work at 24/7 Real Media, a leading provider of digital advertising technologies and services, as Senior Vice President, Product Strategy lead directly to the acquisition of 24/7 by WPP in 2007. 

Jack is also a veteran of The Hearst Corporation, where he was the Director of Operations for the WISN Division responsible for the operation of two radio stations.  He also built the first website for a Hearst TV station and swears he still has the whole thing stored on a floppy drive somewhere. In his free time, he is a fine art photographer and collects extinct cameras.  He lives in New York with his wife, two daughters and large hound dog.