U of Digital was founded by Shiv Gupta in 2018 with a simple idea: Make the digital marketing industry better through credible, digestible, and applicable education.

He recognized the confusion and complexity crippling the digital marketing industry. Gatekeepers hoarded knowledge behind fancy titles and complicated lingo. He knew it didn’t need to be that way. He saw a future where individuals and teams of all kinds would be empowered with a working knowledge of the digital space. And so U of Digital was born.

Today, U of Digital provides education to the industry through a variety of different touchpoints: live workshops, e-learning, a weekly newsletter, and much more. U of Digital has educated over 15,000 industry professionals, and counting, and tapped into the expertise of over 150 industry veterans for their deep knowledge of the space. The most exciting part? We are only getting started… #LearningNeverEnds #KnowledgeIsPower

2021 Milestones

  • Delivered over 250 live educational workshops across the globe, helping over 5,000 learners deepen their knowledge of the industry
  • Partnered with companies like Google, Amazon, Reddit, TikTok, Indeed, Criteo, Quantcast, and many more, representing over $3.5 Trillion in market cap
  • Supported non-profit organizations to help bring education to those in need around the world

The U of Digital Team

Shiv Gupta

The Glue Guy

Emma Ross

Renaissance Woman

Matt Nizich

Master of Ceremonies

JT Litchfield

Most Cats

Katrina Skovan

Most Artistic

Brad Stuart

The Spielberg Award

Hannah Moritz

Scrivener

Mario Schiappacasse

Mr. Fix-It

The U of Digital Expert Network

Our experts help us build and deliver our educational programs. Members of our network have held senior roles at companies like Google, Amazon, Yahoo, The Trade Desk, Neustar, and more.

Meet some of our experts:

Danielle Kramer
VP at Integral Ad Science

Mike Brooks
SVP at Weather Bug

Beau Ordemann
VP Advanced TV at Yahoo

Erin Gorky
VP Agency Partnerships at NYIAX

Mike Treon
CTV Programmatic Lead at Camelot Media

Chris Zarski
VP Social Media at Camelot Media

Todd Schoenherr
VP of Strategy at Infutor Data Solutions

Dave Simon
VP of Sales at Viant

Samir Shergill
Former VP of Global Markets at Xandr

Carly Costantino
VP of Media at Razorfish

Alex Boras
Commercial Lead at Samsung DSP

Rob Beeler
Founder at Beeler.Tech

Mario Schiappacasse
Former EVP of Programmatic Media and Tech at Jellyfish Media

Ari Stein
Senior Director of Programmatic Sales at SiriusXM

Our Customers

We believe in the value of education for everyone, not just those in the digital advertising industry.

We donate a percentage of our annual revenue to international education-focused non-profit organizations. If you would like to bring an organization to our attention for our yearly contribution, please contact us.