Michael Weaver is a seasoned industry leader and innovator, bringing over two decades of digital media and advertising experience to Al Jazeera. He is responsible for guiding Al Jazeera’s digital business initiatives around distribution, experience, and monetization. Michael is focused on leading Al Jazeera’s efforts around partnerships, industry relations, and M&A strategy. Prior to Al Jazeera, Michael was VP of Product Strategy at MediaMath focused on MediaMath’s mobile, video, social and audio advertising efforts across programmatic media in RTB, Direct, Private Marketplaces and other media buying methodologies. Prior to MediaMath, Michael was a key player in driving advertising revenue at Microsoft, Crisp, Phluant Mobile, Hipcricket and Waterfall. He also helped shape both desktop and digital advertising as the first employee of Bluestreak and founder of Third Screen Media, and is a regular speaker at industry events including ad:tech, Cannes Lions, CTIA, MMA and OMMA events.