Chief Content Officer
IBM

George Hammer, Chief Content Officer of IBM, believes we are in the golden age of content, but face a war for attention. Today's content has to be exceptional; platform agnostic and audience specific.

As a data-driven storyteller, George's mission is to unite brands and audiences with content that builds relationships and drives action.

George and his team of content gurus work together to develop content programs and strategies that connect IBM with its audiences and provides the information and tools they desire.

Prior to joining IBM, George was the SVP of Content at Digitas where he oversaw campaigns for clients such as Accenture, HP, GE, LEGO and American Express. He also worked at Discovery where he led the brand's content efforts for its digital channels. He spent the earlier part of his career launching a new media startup and working in agencies / consulting. 

George is an undergraduate of Indiana University where he received his B.S., from the Kelley School of Business, and a graduate of the University of a Chicago where he received his MBA.

Something personal and not corny... George spent 8 years in the improv circuit in Chicago performing regularly at venues like Second City. When he finds time, he runs, mostly from his household chores, to play with his daughter and Labrador retriever.

Judging panel

Tom Stein

Chairman and Chief Client Officer
Stein IAS

Cynthia Scheid

Senior Copywriter
Stein IAS

Aron Tzima

Chief Creative Officer
Knotch

George Hammer

Chief Content Officer
IBM

Gary Slack

Founder
Slack and Company

Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Lynn Bader

Director, North America Agency Relations
LinkedIn

Marc Brownstein

President & CEO
Brownstein Group

Carmel Coscia

VP, Enterprise Marketing, Demand Generation + Enablement
Samsung

Jeff Cruz

EVP, Chief Creative Officer, MRM//McCann Detroit
MRM//McCann

Aaron DaSilva

EVP, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PJA Advertising

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 
Adobe

John Long

Group Creative Director
Ogilvy

Peter Powell

Group Creative Director
McCann New York

Chris Steenstra

Chief Administrative Officer
Mower

Anne Swan

Executive Creative Director
Siegel+Gale