Silicon Beach Fest


Schedule Subject to Change

Women’s Luncheon @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Women and men who support women in tech are invited to our annual SBF Women’s Luncheon at CTRL Collective Playa Vista’s ivy covered patio. Complimentary lunch provided to SBF pass holders.

Women’s Luncheon presented by:

CTRL Collective

Women Funding Panel @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Women founders will discuss how they raised money to start their companies, and raised subsequent rounds of funding. We’ll discuss sources of funding, how to find and connect with VCs, investors, and angels, and more.

Justine Lassoff, Tuesdaynights, Co-Founder; LOVE GOODLY, Co-Founder
Melinda Moore, Tuesdaynights, Co-Founder; Moore Media Ventures, CEO

– Ariel Kaye, Parachute, CEO/Founder
– Amber J. Lawson, Good Amplified, CEO
– Nanxi Liu, Enplug, CEO
– Amanda Taylor, DanceOn, CEO

Women In Tech: What’s Next? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Yet another panel about women in tech. But, there’s a reason why this continues to be an interesting topic of conversation. This panel will be made up of vibrant, successful and wicked smart women in technology, discussing the role of women in technology and innovation, how it has evolved (or hasn’t) and what the future holds for females in the industry. Men on the panel will discuss what men can do to help increase women in tech.


– Mariena Quintanilla, Conversion Logic, Dir. Solutions Architecture (Moderator)
– Jason Lehmbeck, Criteo, GM for Search
– Maggie Shih,, Co-Founder
– Collette Dill-Lerner, Steel & Pepper, Managing Partner
– Margret Bell, Sizmek, AVP Migrations
– Christophe Louvion, Findout Media, Founder


 – Colette Lerner, Independent Consultant, Managing Partner at Steel & Pepper

Colette is an industry veteran of digital direct response and recognized industry leader in digital marketing and ad-tech. Working as a DTC consultant with brands and ad-tech companies alike, she works with her clients’ teams to translate strategy into meaningful deliverables (and tactical plans) that align with corporate KPIs and help create predictable outcomes for the business.

– Margret Bell, AVP, Migrations at Sizmek

A seasoned digital ops specialist, AVP of Migrations Margret Bell brings nearly two decades of interactive marketing experience to the ops team at Sizmek. Prior to Sizmek, Margret led teams at Simulmedia, Starcom Mediavest Group, Centro, and Omnicom, running ad ops teams and building business development and sales and analytics strategies. Currently, Margret is managing the roll out of Sizmek’s new open ad management platform, MDX-NXT, working across R&D, product, marketing, and sales & operations to ensure a seamless transformation.

– Maggie Shih, Co-Founder at

Maggie is currently at, a mobile software startup solving mobile performance and user experience issues. Former Head of Product Management & Technical Services at Datapop (acquired by Criteo in 2015) and RSSGraffiti (acquired by Demand Media 2011). She has over 16 years of experience in Product Management, Integrations and Technical Services and has 3 patents to her name.

– Jason Lehmbeck, GM for Search at Criteo

Jason is a former co-founder of Datapop (acquired by Criteo in 2015), now a GM for Search at Criteo. Under his leadership DataPop raised a total of $10mm from leading investors and delivered its solutions to world-class retail, travel, automotive marketers and their agencies. Jason has over 17 years of experience in the ad-tech industry.

– Christophe Louvion, Founder at Findout Media

Christophe is the Co-founder of Findout, a local discovery mobile app. He was previously, acting CEO of M-GO, a movie streaming service and joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, sold to Fandango. He has over 20 years of experience in information sciences and technology.

– Mariena Quintanilla, Director, Solutions Architecture at Conversion Logic (Moderator)

Mariena has spent the last ten years in technology and product management working for technology companies of various sizes and scales. She has successfully managed large and small teams focused on digital advertising, local, automation and quality assurance. She has significant experience launching products with a focus on data, machine learning and web services primarily in local and online advertising industries. She loves working with people who are passionate and motivated to do big things and innovate with technology just like her.