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

The U of Digital Expert Network

Our 200+ experts hail from leading companies like Google, Amazon, Yahoo, The Trade Desk, Neustar, and more.

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

The U of Digital Team

Shiv Gupta

The Glue Guy

Myles Younger

The Explainer

Emma Ross

Renaissance Woman

Matt Nizich

Master of Ceremonies

Emma Sayne

Rookie of the Year

Katrina Skovan

Most Artistic

Brad Stuart

The Spielberg Award

Hannah Moritz


JT Litchfield

Most Cats

Trish Christoffersen

Tarot Card Collector

Ben Gonzales

Social Chair

Pablo Climent

The Grid Hugger

Vik Cheema

The IT Crowd

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.