The Event

Below we've collected the terrific video, photos, and presentations from our first annual Think Commerce Summit, held December 4th, 2012.

Videos from the Event

Think Commerce Summit
Jonty Kelt Welcome Keynote
Welcome To The Think Commerce Summit
E-Commerce and Media Companies
Interview with Bob Pittman
Keynote Speaker Sucharita Mulpuru
Keynote Interview With Jon Miller
Interview with Ben Lerer
Keynote Speaker Terence G. Kawaja
Closing Remarks

Photos from the Event

Thought Leadership Paper

Sponsored by Group Commerce, Forrester Consulting completed a groundbreaking research paper to exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the modern media company's participation in e-commerce. Sucharita Mulpuru, e-commerce analyst and author of the paper, presented the findings at Think Commerce; below, please find Sucharita’s presentation slides and a link to download the paper itself - feel free to share these with your network





Adam Penenberg New York University/PandoDaily 

Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor at New York University and editor of PandoDaily.

Barney Jopson Financial Times 

Barney Jopson is the Financial Times' US Retail Correspondent.

Ben Lerer Thrillist 

Ben Lerer is the co-founder and CEO of Thrillist Media Group, a digital media company converging leading men’s lifestyle brand and members-only shopping club

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Bob Pittman Clear Channel Communications 

Mr. Robert W. Pittman is the Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Communications, Inc since October 02, 2011.

David Rosenblatt 

David Rosenblatt is the CEO of, the leading online, global marketplace for luxury, vintage products. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Group Commerce, Inc.

Eric Hippeau Lerer Ventures/SoHo Tech Labs 

Eric Hippeau is a partner at Lerer Ventures and Chairman of SohoTechLab, a Lerer Ventures-backed tech incubator based in NYC working on breakthrough products.

Ezra Kucharz CBS Local Digital Media 

Ezra Kucharz has been President of Local Digital Media at CBS Corporation since February 16, 2010

Gerard Doyle
Gerard Doyle Discount Vouchers 

Gerard Doyle has been CEO of Discount Vouchers since July 2011

J.J. Colao
J.J. Colao Forbes 

J.J. is a reporter for Forbes and covers entrepreneurs and the Internet.

Jim Moran Yipit 

Jim Moran is Co-Founder and President of Yipit, which curates local, travel and flash offers.

Jon Miller  

Jonathan Miller served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Media Group at News Corp.

Jonty Kelt Group Commerce  

Before co-founding Group Commerce, he led DoubleClick’s search technology and services businesses in Europe and Asia, through the acquisition by Google

Josh Neckes Group Commerce  

Josh Neckes is the coordinator for the Think Commerce Summit and is the Head of Marketing at Group Commerce.

Nicholas Carlson Business Insider 

Nicholas Carlson is a deputy editor at Business Insider.

Nick Lehman DailyCandy/NBC Universal 

As President of Digital for NBCUniversal’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, Nicholas Lehman oversees the digital businesses across the portfolio.

Peter Minnium
Peter Minnium IAB 

Peter is the Head of Digital Brand Initiatives for the IAB.

Sarah Frier Bloomberg 

Sarah is Bloomberg's east coast technology reporter, covering everything from startups to IBM.

Shana Fisher Highline Venture Partners  

Shana Fisher is the Managing Partner of High Line Venture Partners, a NY Based venture fund focused on early stage investments.

Sucharita Mulpuru Forrester 

Ms. Mulpuru serves as the Vice President of the eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals.

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Terence G. Kawaja LUMA Partners 

Terence Kawaja is Founder and CEO of LUMA Partners, a strategic advisory firm focused on digital media, marketing, technology and commerce.

Tim Murphy Entercom 

Tim currently serves as Vice President of Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms for Entercom.

Wenda Harris Millard
Wenda Harris Millard MediaLink LLC 

Wenda Harris Millard is the President and COO of MediaLink LLC, a leading strategic advisory and business development firm.


WHATThink Commerce
WHENDecember 4th, 2012
WHEREPier 60 Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
FOCUSContent, E-commerce
and technology
First Session
  • 11:45KeynoteJonty KeltTopic: Opening Remarks
  • 12:00Opening Keynote InterviewCristina Miller interviews Jon Miller
  • 12:25PanelE-Commerce and Media Companies - The Investor's ViewParticipants: David Rosenblatt, Shana Fisher, Eric Hippeau
  • 1:00BreakNetworking Break
  • 1:25InterviewMichael Kassan interviews Bob Pittman
Second Session
  • 1:45KeynoteSucharita Mulpuru
  • 2:05PanelBreaking Down The Wall – Why Some People Can Sell Things to Their Audiences, and Others Can'tParticipants: Ezra Kucharz, Nick Lehman, Peter Minnium, Tim Murphy, Jim Moran, Gerard Doyle
  • 2:35BreakNetworking Break
  • 3:05Keynote InterviewJoshua Neckes interviews Ben LererTopic: Monetization and the Media Company - A Look Ahead
Third Session
  • 3:30KeynoteTerence G. KawajaTopic: Convergence is a Bitch
  • 4:00PanelThe Future of E-Commerce and Media Companies - the Reporter's PerspectiveAdam Penenberg, Barney Jopson, J.J Colao, Nicholas Carlson, Sarah Frier
  • 4:45KeynoteJonty KeltTopic: Closing Remarks
  • 5:00AfterhoursCocktail Reception


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Think Commerce is a thought leadership series focused on the intersection of content, commerce, and technology. Founded in 2012 by Group Commerce, the series consists of regular research (both sponsored and independent), a webinar series, and associated events.