Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia, is an expert in mobile technology and data solutions. Gladys is dedicated to innovating and developing new ideas within technology startups. Since joining in 2012, Gladys has been responsible for assembling a best-in-class data science team and pivoting UberMedia from a social media app developer to a leading mobile advertising technology company.
Her tenure in technology and innovation is extensive: Gladys was CEO and co-founder at GO Interactive, a social gaming firm. Prior to that she was VP at Engineering at Snap.com, and VP of R&D at Idealab where she helped create numerous companies, including Evolution Robotics, Picasa, X1 Technologies, etc.
Gladys is a brilliant technologist, holding a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology and an M.S degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She participated in UCLA’s CoBase Project, where she conducted research and development on intelligent and cooperative access methods to distribute large-scale database systems. She is currently on the board of directors for Innovate Pasadena, an organization promoting technology and entrepreneurship. Additionally, Gladys holds numerous patents in the interactive and mobile technology space.
Gladys was recently named one of Business Insider’s “30 Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising” for the second year in a row because of her leadership role in the success of UberMedia. Her expertise and passion for innovation has directly contributed to UberMedia being highly ranked in Ad Age’s Best Places to Work in Marketing and Media 2016, Entrepreneur’s Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, The Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Start-ups, and Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.”
“I am especially excited to be judging the 2017 MOMA awards for The Drum, as it is the premiere event that celebrates the campaigns, brands, and agencies at the forefront of the mobile industry. My career in developing mobile technologies has been incredibly interesting, and I very much appreciate the opportunity to review the innovative and revolutionary ways marketers are using mobile to better deploy effective campaigns."