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Fireside Chat with Jason Young, Multi-time Founder & CEO

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT



Advertising and content play a central role in all our lives. Jason has been influencing the evolution and transformation of the digital media industry from its start in the 1990s. Join us for a Fireside Chat with a multi-time founder and CEO of a range of businesses at the intersection of advertising, content and technology. Get his perspective on where the media business is going, how AI will influence content creation and increasing personalization. 



Jason Young has worked in the media industry since the early days of digital (way back over 25 years ago) — since the very first banner ad appeared on a website.  He is a visionary leader with a proven track record of success in the media, digital advertising, and ad/marketing tech industries.

Jason was appointed the CEO of NorthStar Travel Media in January 2023. NorthStar is  a leading information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused exclusively on the travel industry. 

Jason has over 30 years of experience in media, digital advertising, and ad/marketing tech. He began his career at Ziff-Davis Media, where he spent 20 years in a variety of roles, eventually ascending to the CEO position. Jason was also the founder of Smart Device Media, a mobile advertising network, and Crisp Mobile, a data-driven advertising technology company. After the acquisition of Crisp by Quotient Technology, Young became Chief Media & Marketing Officer.

In his current role at NorthStar Travel Media, Young is focused on driving innovation and growth. He has a strong track record of success in the media and technology industries, and is well-positioned to lead the company into the future.

Young received his BA from Tufts University and lives in Larchmont, NY with his family.



  • Going from summer intern to CEO of Ziff-Davis over 20 years. Hear what enabled that success and allowed him to stick it out so long, through multiple business cycles.
  • Founding his own companies. How Jason got the ideas and what he learned about building a business from scratch that he shared with budding entrepreneurs.
  • Balancing career success and dedication to work with time for family, friends and hobbies. How Jason manages it all.
  • Jason’s leadership principles, his philosophy on building great teams, and how he selects his Leadership Team members.



Adi Dehejia, Founder, Journey CxO





July 28
9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
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