GDI New York 2023: Full Agenda Released

GDI is delighted to share the full agenda for our New York City Conference 2023.

Following our incredibly successful 2022 conference in New York, Global Dating Insights is excited to return on the 29th and 30th of March 2023.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite at this link. 

With only 3 weeks to go, reserve your space now!

Event Agenda

10.00 – 10.15
‘Do Things That Don’t Scale… Then Scale Them!’ – Geoff Cook, CEO, The Meet Group
10.15 – 10.30
‘The Future of Dating is Matchmaking’ – Kellie Ammerman, CEO, Tawkify & Adam Cohen-Aslatei, Managing Director, Tawkify
10.30 – 10.45
Sukesh Mohan, Vice President, El Camino
10.45 – 11.00
‘Behind-the-curtains of OkCupid’s data-storytelling and newsjacking press strategies’ – Michael Kaye, Global Head of Communications, OkCupid
11.00 – 11.15
‘User-oriented approach as a cornerstone in scaling two large dating apps’ – Jake Vygnan, Co-Founder and COO, Taimi & Hily

11.30 – 11.55
’18+ Only: Keeping Dating Spaces Free from Underage Users and Content: A panel on regulatory requirements and best practice’ – Dr Hannah Shimko, Chief Executive, ODA; Tomer Poran, VP Solution Strategy, ActiveFence; Julie Dawson, Chief Policy & Regulatory Officer, Yoti; Amanda Volz, VP, Global Customers & Strategic Partnerships, Thorn
11.55 – 12.10
‘Video Killed the Swiping Star’ – Luke Connolly, Co-Founder, Ditto
12.10 – 12.25
‘The New Social Discovery Group’ – Bill Alena, Chief Investment Officer, Social Discovery Group
12.25 – 12.40
‘Are Dating Apps Driving People to Loneliness?’ – Jakob Lundstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, Djungo; Linda Murray Wennberg, Co-Founder and COO, Djungo
12.40 – 12.55
‘Solving The ‘Deeper Dating’ Puzzle’ – Alex Durrant, CEO & Co-founder, Jigsaw

2.00 – 2.25
Matthew Soeth, Head of Community, Spectrum Labs & Alice Hunsberger, VP, Global Head of Customer Experience, Grindr
2.25 – 2.40
‘Background Checks 101: What Dating Apps Need to Know & What Garbo Does Differently’ – Kathryn Kosmides, Founder and CEO, Garbo
2.40 – 2.55
‘How Artificial Intelligence is Winning the Battle Against Online Dating Scammers’ – Zach Schleien, CEO, Filteroff
2.55 – 3.10
‘AI Video & Image moderation to protect services, brands and property’ – Christoph Hermes, Senior Business Development Consultant, Irisnet
3.10 – 3.25
‘How Online Dating Facilitates ENM and Open Relationships’ – Amanda Wilson, Co-Founder, #open & Jane Reynolds, Director of Product Marketing, OkCupid
3.40 – 3.55
‘The Power of Gifting: How Dating Apps can Increase Profit’ – Rebeca Valdez, Strategic Growth Expert, RealGifts
3.55 – 4.10
‘From Grindr to Motto, why Joel Simkhai is doing things differently’ – Joel Simkhai, Founder & CEO, Motto
4.10 – 4.25
‘Is Love Blind? Swiping Left on Swiping’ – Taly Matiteyahu, CEO & Founder, Blink
4.25 – 4.40
‘The Startups Panel: From Promising Potential to Popular Phenomenon’ – Evan Harris, Founder, MoDate; Greg Wheeler, Co-Founder and CEO, Ditto; Brad Jones, Founder and CTO, Meet Kinksters
4.40 – 4.55
‘Swipe after the Swipe – Solving the Dating Apps Churn Dilemma’ – Ankit Nayal, Founder & CEO, Flamme – The Couples App

Hosted at the Dream Downtown, New York City, speaker sessions will run all day on the 30th of March, with free lunch and refreshments provided throughout. The conference is followed by an evening of drinks, giving guests an informal networking opportunity to make professional connections.

The night before the conference, Wednesday, 29th March, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session.

Tickets are currently available here. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Thank you to our sponsors Purchasely, Social Discovery Group, RealGifts, Stream,Scamalyticsirisnet, Spectrum Labs, and El Camino for their support.