You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Head of Innovation, YouTube Originals Ben Relles and The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Kalen Allen. Enjoy a fireside chat with Kalen and Ben, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Ben Relles is currently the Head of Innovation, YouTube Originals. In this role he oversees development for films like This is Everything featuring Gigi Gorgeous and Demi Lovato's Simply Complicated. Ben also is responsible for series including Mind Field from Michael Stevens, Katy Perry: Witness World Wide and What the Fit? from Kevin Hart. Before joining the YouTube Originals division, Ben served as YouTube’s Global Head of Creative Strategy.
Prior to joining YouTube, Ben was Vice President of Programming and Content Development at online video leader Next New Networks where he led content strategy as the company built viewership to over 2 billion total views. In March 2011, Next New Networks was acquired by YouTube.
Kalen Allen is a member of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and host of OMKalen. He became a viral sensation with the video "Kalen Reacts Potato Salad Cake", and is known for Kalen Reacts, a collection of his reactions to food and recipe videos.
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