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Tuesday, October 6
 

8:00pm

NYME OPENING PARTY
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Tuesday October 6, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Avenue 116 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

9:00am

DIGITAL MUSIC FORUM: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Conference co-chair Ned Sherman kicks off the Music Conferfence with a welcome to attendees followed by a 5-minute "State of Music Industry" overview from HFA CEO Michael Simon.
 

Speakers
avatar for Ned Sherman

Ned Sherman

CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Connecting Innovators and Influencers.
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Michael Simon

CFO, Harry Fox Agency
http://harryfox.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:10am

VIEW FROM THE TOP (PART I): Digital Leaders Roundtable
This panel of digital and technology industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect to new technologies and digital services shaping the music business of the future?

PANELISTS
Owen Grover, SVP and General Manager, iHeartRadio
David Bakula, SVP Client Development Music, Nielsen
Tyler Goldman, CEO, North America, Deezer
Steve Blatter, SVP/GM of Music Programming, Sirius XM
Moderator: Jason Lipshutz, ‎Associate Editor, Billboard.com

Moderators
avatar for Jason Lipshutz

Jason Lipshutz

Pop Editor, Billboard.com
Jason has covered pop music at Billboard.com since 2010, and has contributed to The Hollywood Reporter, Vibe, Spinner and Popjustice, among others.

Speakers
avatar for David Bakula

David Bakula

Nielsen Entertainment, SVP, Analytics & Client Relations
David Bakula is Sr. VP of Analytics and Client Relations for Nielsen Entertainment. In this role, he leads all analytical initiatives within music for the Nielsen Entertainment group. His core expertise includes strategic planning, business development, business strategy and analysis. Bakula began his career with Musicland Group, Inc. as a Merchandise Planner and Inventory Management Analyst. Following his time at Musicland... Read More →
avatar for Steve Blatter

Steve Blatter

Senior VP/General Manager, Music Programming, Sirius XM Radio
http://siriusxm.com
avatar for Tyler Goldman

Tyler Goldman

CEO, Deezer
http://www.deezer.com
avatar for Owen Grover

Owen Grover

SVP & General Manager, iHeartRadio
http://iheartmedia.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:40am

VIEW FROM THE TOP (PART II): Music Leaders Roundtable
This panel of music industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect to new technologies and digital services shaping the music business of the future?

PANELISTS
Jonathan Azu, EVP and General Manager, Red Light Management
Howie Singer, SVP and Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group
Livia Tortella, Founder & CEO, Black Box / formerly Co-President & COO, Warner Bros. Records
Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava/Republic Records
ModeratorJohn Frankenheimer, Chairman Emeritus / Chair, Music Industry, Loeb & Loeb, LLP


Moderators
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John Frankenheimer

Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Loeb & Loeb LLP
John T. Frankenheimer's practice is centered in the entertainment and media industries, with emphasis on both institutional and talent clients. This includes advising on the acquisition, sale and restructuring of companies, including financing, valuation, securitization and due diligence issues, as well as representing companies, artists and executives in all aspects of the music industry, including all forms of talent contracts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Azu

Jonathan Azu

General Manager, Red Light Management
Jonathan Azu is General Manager & Executive Vice President of Red Light Management, an innovative artist management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Nashville, Atlanta and London. RLM’s artists include Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys, Phish, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes, Kool & the Gang, Tiesto, R. Kelly and many more. | In his role as General Manager, Jonathan oversees organizational planning and development for Red... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Romiszewski

Natalia Romiszewski

Lava/Republic Records, Director of A&R
Natalia Romiszewski is Director of A&R at Lava/Republic Records, where she was responsible for bringing Lorde to Jason Flom. She was previously a music supervisor for many years, working in video games, commercials and sonic branding for TV.
avatar for Howie Singer

Howie Singer

Senior VP & Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group
http://wmg.com
avatar for Livia Tortella

Livia Tortella

CEO/Founder, Black Box
http://blackbox.la


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:40am - 10:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:00am

Innovation Summit - Music and Live Experiences: Welcome & Intros
Welcome and opening remarks from Michael Gold, CEO, Empiricly and NY Media Festival Co-Chair.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:00am - 10:10am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:10am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Fireside Chat with Quinn Kilbury, Senior Brand Director, Heineken
Interviewed by: Michael Rovner, Co-Founder, Mr. Finn Content Works

Moderators
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Michael Rovner

Co-Founder, Columnist, Mr. Finn Content Works, Inc.
We help brands tell their stories.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Kilbury

Quinn Kilbury

Senior Brand Director, Heineken


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:10am - 10:25am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:10am

Future of Music and Live Experiences - Lightning Talks (Series 1)
Our first series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Music". Each talk is 5 minutes.

10:10am
“Paying Labels and Artists: Subscriber Share On-Demand Streaming”

Presenter: Dick Huey, Founder, Toolshed 

10:16am
START-UP
"Simplifying Music Licensing”
Presenter: Salo Sterental, CEO, So Stereo Music 

10:22am
START-UP
"Entertainment-fueled Marketing for the Sharing Economy" 
Presenter: Ben Jenkins, Founder, Sympler 

10:28am
START-UP
"Those Who Say It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt Those Who Are Doing It"

Presenter: Chris Crawford, CEO & Founder, Loudr 



Speakers
avatar for Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford

CEO, Loudr
Chris Crawford is the Co-Founder and CEO of Loudr (www.loudr.fm), an award-winning rights clearance platform that makes it easy for artists, content distributors and music services alike to distribute music online. Chris directs negotiations with major music publishers, digital retailers, rights collection societies and data partners, and leads Loudr's investment and corporate strategy initiatives. Prior to launching Loudr, Chris worked with... Read More →
avatar for Dick Huey

Dick Huey

Consultant, Jaxsta
Toolshed, founded by Dick Huey in 2001 in New York City, provides digital strategy, content licensing, content acquisition, and music usage strategy consulting for major consumer brands, technology and entertainment companies, and digital music services. | | Current and past corporate clients include the Beggars Group, Spotify, Red Mountain Resort, No Roads Entertainment, 8tracks, Jaxsta, Swenyo, The Orchard, and Red Bull... Read More →
avatar for Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

Founder, Sympler
http://sympler.co
avatar for Salo Sterental

Salo Sterental

Co-Founder, SoStereo Music Group LLC
Salo Sterental is the Co-Founder of SoStereo, a music startup working to streamline the brand-to-artist relationship. Creating innovative music discovery, data, and licensing tools, SoStereo makes it easy for brands to find, understand, and work with the right artists for given campaigns - initially focusing on music for video content and sync licenses. Having a strategic focus on Latin music and the US-Hispanic market, SoStereo boasts working... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:10am - 10:40am
INNOVATION STAGE

10:25am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Fireside Chat with Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment
Interviewed by: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas

Moderators
avatar for Seth Schachner

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas
Seth A. Schachner is a digital business executive, with experience in entertainment, digital media and technology. Schachner is currently Managing Director of Strat Americas, a US business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect with partnership opportunities. As Microsoft Advertising’s Business Development & Strategy Lead, Latin America from 2011-2012, Schachner helped lead audience and revenue... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Kooker

Dennis Kooker

President, GDB & US Sales, Sony Music New York
Dennis Kooker is President, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, he leads Sony Music Entertainment’s digital business strategy and activities worldwide, as well as its sales and distribution division in the U.S. He is responsible for working closely with the company’s key business partners as well as internal labels and divisions around the world to develop new revenue streams and grow Sony Music’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:25am - 10:40am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:40am

Networking Break
Networking and Music with DJ Aki.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:00am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

PANEL: MONETIZING THE YOUTUBE ECONOMY
This panel will discuss the evolution of the YouTube economy and the growing number of monetization paths and alternatives to monetize content on the platform.

PANELISTS
Jeff Daniel, CEO & Co-Founder, StarMaker Interactive
Jacob Carlson, Manager, Manatt Digital Media
Brandon Martinez, CEO & Co-Founder, INDMusic
Paola Marinone, CEO & Co-Founder, BuzzMyVideos Network
Moderator: Brian Selander, EVP, Whistle Sports


Moderators
avatar for Brian Selander

Brian Selander

EVP, Whistle Sports

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Carlson

Jacob Carlson

Manager, Manatt Digital Media
Jacob Carlson is a Manager for Manatt Digital Media, an integrated business consulting, legal services, and venture firm. MDM is a one-stop shop for empowering venture capital, strategic business consulting and partnerships, aggressive and smart negotiating, and unchallenged direct access to A-list artists and global brands. Jacob’s passion lies in all things digital, especially disruptive technology, emerging digital distribution platforms... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Daniel

Jeff Daniel

CEO & Co-Founder, StarMaker
avatar for Paola Marinone

Paola Marinone

Founder & CEO, BuzzMyVideos
Paola is a digital entrepreneur based in London, specialist in the future of online video content. Prior to founding BuzzMyVideos, she was EMEA Business Development Manager at YouTube. Working closely with leading international content partners for Google’s video platform across Europe and America, Paola garnered significant expertise in the field of online video, which fuelled her long-term... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Martinez

Brandon Martinez

VP, Live Nation TV Network, Live Nation
Brandon Martinez is the former Co-Founder and CEO of INDMUSIC, a global rights administration network and YouTube MCN with digital tools and services to increase revenue and audience development on emerging platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud and Dailymotion. Acquired in 2016 by Live Nation, INDMUSIC is now known as Live Nation TV Network and still helps its partners monetize their content on multiple platforms without sacrificing creative... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:00am

PANEL: THE MUSIC LABEL OF THE FUTURE
This session will discuss the future of the record label, major and indie, and the evolving role that they play in the monetization of recorded music and other digital related revenue.

PANELISTS 
Peter Bittenbender, CEO, Mass Appeal / Co-Founder, Decon 
Eliah Seton, President of Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide, Warner Music Group
Ryan Leslie, Recording Artist & Founder, Disruptive Multimedia
Moderator: Cortney Harding, President, Cortney Harding Consulting

Moderators
avatar for Cortney Harding

Cortney Harding

Founder, Cortney Harding Consulting
Cortney Harding is a leading writer and thinker in the music and technology space. She is the author of "How We Listen Now: Essays and Conversations About Music and Technology" and writes a weekly column at Cuepoint. She also co-hosts the Hypebot Music Business Podcast and recently launched a weekly newsletter. Harding consults for a variety of music startups, specializing in business development and content strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bittenbender

Peter Bittenbender

CEO/Co-Founder, Mass Appeal/Decon
http://massappeal.com
avatar for Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

Founder, Renegades NYC
Musician and Entrepreneur
avatar for Eliah Seton

Eliah Seton

President, Alternative Distribution Alliance
http://ada-music.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

11:00am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Monetization of Jazz, Classical, World, & Non-popular Music Content in the Digital Age
Monetization of Jazz, Classical, World, & Non-popular Music Content in the Digital Age
This round table discussion seeks to provide an open forum on the challenges and success that face the more non-popular genres of music. While these non-popular genres don't command the numbers that Pop music does, they are no less vital in the musical landscape. In this discussion we will seek to share some of our successes and failures in the hopes of sharing valuable information with which we may all grow our musical formats.

Moderator:  Jerald Miller, Managing Director, The Nu Jazz Agency

Moderators
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Jerald Miller

Managing Director, The Nu Jazz Agency
Jerald Miller has been at the forefront of the Jazz industry for almost 15 years, and for the last (7) years at the helm of the Nu Jazz Agency the leading digital non-popular music content development and marketing agency in the industry. In the last (5) years he has become the de-facto Czar of Jazz digital initiatives through such  industry “firsts” as: launching the very first Jazz iTunes "LP"; providing bonus "video... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Music Rights
Open table group discussion hosted by Jim Griffin, Managaing Director, OneHouse. All attendees invited and particpation is encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, Hazen/OneHouse
Jim Griffin is the Managing Director of Hazen, LLC and OneHouse, both dedicated to the digital delivery of art and its monetization. Griffin ran The Pho List for almost two decades and was CTO for Geffen, President of Network Licensing for Warner, ran Cherry Lane Digital for Cherry Lane, and has served as an advisor to WIPO on copyrights and music licensing.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

11:45am

Future of Music and Live Experiences - Lightning Talks (Series 2)
Bjorn Roche is a specialist in digital audio, web audio, audio editing and related technologies. With experience in mobile, web, desktop, and embedded systems, Roche has been a pioneer in modern audio and video technology. Roche has been involved in building several new technologies, including the first audio editor that could record, mix edit and record effects in a web browser, and a system to detect and identify signals used by emergency responders. He is currently developing a mobile app called Shimmeo that automatically edits music videos.
Our second series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Music". Each talk is 5 minutes.

11:45am - 11:50am
START-UP
"Why we should bring back Artwork in Music"
Presenter: Robbert Schep, CEO, RS New Media Concepts 

11:51am - 11:56am
START-UP

"Let Your Body be the DJ"
Presenter: Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Chief Rocker, Rock My World 

11:57am - 12:02pm
START-UP
"Bands and Brands"

Presenter: Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO, Nue Agency 

12:03pm - 12:08pm
START-UP
"Personalizing Music Experiences"

Presenter: Sairam Chilappagari, CEO & Founder, Jukebox.io 

12:09pm - 12:14pm
START-UP
"The Future of Audio and Video Creation: Automation, Intelligence and UGC"
Presenter: Bjorn Roche, Founder, Shimmeo


Speakers
avatar for Sairam Chilappagari

Sairam Chilappagari

CEO & Founder, Jukebox.io
As the founder & CEO, Sairam Chilap runs day to day operations at Jukebox.io, which believes in giving people control over the music they listen to in any social setting with a simple touch. Jukebox.io delivers personalized music experience for venues. It's a smartphone based social jukebox. He loves to create and evolve services from ideas into something truly valuable to the end user. Before Jukebox.io, he built/lead teams at Jetsetter and... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Kirshbaum

Jesse Kirshbaum

CEO, Neu Agency
For over a decade, Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business, specializing in securing talent for concerts, tours and endorsement deals for his various clients and brand partners internationally. He founded NUE Agency to sit at the center of music, brands and technology. He is the co-founder and visionary behind SoundCTRL as well. Jesse is the executive producer for both the hit digital series #CRWN and The Annual FlashFWD... Read More →
avatar for Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Chief Rocker, Rock My World
http://rockmyrun.com
avatar for Bjorn Roche

Bjorn Roche

-, Shimmeo
Bjorn Roche is a specialist in digital audio, web audio, audio editing and related technologies. With experience in mobile, web, desktop, and embedded systems, Roche has been a pioneer in modern audio and video technology. Roche has been involved in building several new technologies, including the first audio editor that could record, mix edit and record effects in a web browser, and a system to detect and identify... Read More →
avatar for Robbert Schep

Robbert Schep

CEO, RS New Media Concepts
Me? I like the hybride. The in-between the digital and physical. It's a sweet spot where creativity meets opportunity and opportunity meets necessity. I think we do a lot of things we don't need and only make our lives less valuable. We are in need of new type of software design. One that helps us process valuable information we gain in the real world where things matter, instead of distracting us from it. A design thats not emphasising the... Read More →



Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
INNOVATION STAGE

11:45am

PANEL: Artist-Fan and VIP Experiences
This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences.

PANELISTS
Jeremy Levine, SVP of Digital Sales, Live Nation
Hayley Rosenblum, Music Outreach Lead, Kickstarter
Daniel Stedman, Founder, Northside Media Group
Bill Ashton, SVP, Rights Acquisition, WEA and GM, Artist Arena
Andrew Gertler, Artist Manager & Founder, AG Artists (Shawn Mendes, Rockie Fresh)
Moderator: Lawrence Peryer, EVP, Consumer Sales & Marketing, Warner Music Group

Moderators
avatar for Lawrence Peryer

Lawrence Peryer

EVP, WEA Global Consumer Sales & Marketing, Warner Music Group
Lawrence has spent over 20 years as an executive, entrepreneur, producer, writer and commentator at the crossroads of technology, creative, commerce and community. His mission has long been to develop businesses, products and solutions that bring fans closer to the artists they love. | As head of Warner Music Group’s Consumer Sales & Marketing Group, Lawrence runs a global service entity that provides WMG’s labels and territories... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ashton

Bill Ashton

SVP, Rights Acquisition / GM, WEA / Artist Arena
avatar for Andrew Gertler

Andrew Gertler

Founder, Andrew Gertler Artists
Andrew Gertler is the founder of AG Artists, and manager to Shawn Mendes & Rockie Fresh. Gertler discovered Mendes last year, and is responsible for his signing to Island Records & the marketing of his debut #1 album "Handwritten" as well as platinum pop-radio hit "Stitches". Gertler formerly worked in Warner Music Group's D2C division implementing VIP fan experiences for label and non-label artists.  | | http://agartists.com 
avatar for Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

SVP, Digital Sales, Live Nation
http://www.livenation.com
avatar for Hayley Rosenblum

Hayley Rosenblum

Music Campaign Strategist, Kickstarter
Hayley Rosenblum is Kickstarter's Music Campaign Strategist. She specializes in fan engagement and community building via digital media, working with musicians, managers, and record labels to bring innovative ideas to life. To date, Hayley has overseen more than $60 million in pledges to successful Kickstarter projects. Prior to Kickstarter, Hayley worked with musician and performance artist Amanda Palmer, helping her build fan community and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Stedman

Daniel Stedman

Founder, Northside Media Group
Daniel Stedman is partnered with Chefs Mario Batali and Paul Kahan running Taste Talks in Brooklyn and Chicago. Daniel will talk about the evolution of Food Festivals in the US. Then, now and where they are going next!


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:45am

PANEL: The Latest Music Industry Research
Leaders in music and digital provide an overview of the latest research about the current state of digital music, including consumer behavior & attitudes; adoption & penetration rates of digital products, key technology channels & platforms; and business & economic performance numbers. What is the outlook for the industry in the years to come?

PANELISTS 
Alex White, Head of Next Big Sound, Pandora 
Jim Lidestri, Founder & CEO, Border City Media/BuzzAngle Music
Jake Katz, VP Audience Insights & Strategy, REVOLT Media
Moderator: Gigi Johnson, Inaugural Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation

Moderators
avatar for Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson

Inaugural Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation
Digital disruption, social change around technology in industries and organizations. What the heck is happening in music in the US and globally. What the heck is happening in higher education.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Katz

Jake Katz

VP Audience Insights & Strategy, REVOLT Media
avatar for Jim Lidestri

Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed an innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, that has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides a state-of-the-art music consumption service that analyzes the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists to benefit labels... Read More →
avatar for Alex White

Alex White

Head & Co-Founder, Next Big Sound
Alex White co-founded Next Big Sound in 2008, while in his last semester at Northwestern University. The analytics service measures daily music consumption and purchase decisions around the globe. From Facebook fans to sales, Next Big Sound combines artist activity with context to help the modern music industry make decisions. | White and his co-founders have been featured in Billboard (10 best music companies) New York Times, CNN, Forbes (30... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION LOFT

12:15pm

Lunch Break & Meetings
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:40pm

Innovation Summit - Music and Live Experiences: Afternoon Remarks
Afternoon remarks from Michael Gold, CEO, Empiricly and NY Media Festival Co-Chair.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:40pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION STAGE

1:45pm

PANEL: Digital Video and Music-Related Content
This panel will discuss the growth of original music-related content on online video platforms and the types of the content and strategies for building viewership and engaged communities.

PANELISTS
Jason Ross, President, LoveLive US
Chris Dabbs, CEO & President, Streaming Tank
Smokey Fontaine, Co-Founder, Interactive One
Reid Genauer
, CMO, Magisto
ModeratorHanon Rosenthal, Head of Production, Billboard Video

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Hanon Rosenthal

Hanon Rosenthal

Head of Production, Billboard Video
Hanon Rosenthal oversees video operations for Billboard, one of the leading online destinations for music fans and industry influencers.  Working with a talented team of producers, videographers and editors, Hanon creates high-traffic digital products across multiple content networks and social media spaces.  Before joining Billboard in 2008, Hanon produced and edited award-winning marketing, documentary and style videos in New York... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dabbs

Chris Dabbs

President (US) - CEO (Worldwide), Streaming Tank
Chris Dabbs is the president and CEO of the global full service live streaming agency, Streaming Tank. Streaming Tank is the agency some of the most complex but successful live streams ever undertaken. Streaming Tank has head offices in London and New York with a global network of offices and agents and is the agency behind the World Records, World Firsts, and almost every award in its market sector, and is a Prime live streaming partner for... Read More →
avatar for Smokey Fontaine

Smokey Fontaine

Interactive One, Co-Founder
Named after the Motown legend, Smokey D. Fontaine is a trailblazer of urban entertainment, having created some of the most iconic celebrity moments in pop culture. The Founder of the a+ creative studio and the Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer of Interactive One, Fontaine oversees the programming and development of the largest online network in the world dedicated to serving African-American, Hispanic &... Read More →
avatar for Reid Genauer

Reid Genauer

CMO, Magisto
Reid Genauer champions a holistic approach to creating consumer-facing digital products at the intersection of technology and creativity. His personal mandate is to foster long-term vision for companies that are changing the face of commerce and culture and transforming the world we live in. Genauer is the CMO of Magisto, an app driven cloud based service for creating and sharing professional quality movies. His previous roles include... Read More →
avatar for Jason Ross

Jason Ross

President, LoveLive US
http://lovelive.tv


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
INNOVATION STAGE

1:45pm

Music Marketing Leadership Roundtable
This panel of leading music marketing executives will discuss the mix and techniques being used to market music today and how they see this changing in the years to come.

PANELISTS
Michael Abbattista, Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships & Business Development, Spotify
Kathy Baker, SVP, Digital Marketing, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment
Brian Harris Frank, President, Interlude Music
Moderator: Chauncy Jackson, President, Siri Music Group 

Moderators
avatar for Chauncy Jackson

Chauncy Jackson

President, Siri Music Group
Over the course of ten years Jackson has had an award winning music television program, music magazine and worked on some of the biggest music projects via BMG's Strategic Marketing Team including releases from Whitney Houston, Ciara, Aretha Franklin, TLC, Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, Outkast, Pink, and Usher.  | | Jackson is also one half of songwriting duo Jackson/Croft (with Kim Croft... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Abbattista

Michael Abbattista

Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships & Business Development, Spotify
avatar for Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

SVP, Digital Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment
Kathy Baker is a seasoned marketing executive with over 13 years experience in digital media, entertainment, and emerging technologies. In her current position as Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Columbia Records she is responsible for the direction of digital products, from concept to execution, in support of Columbia’s business goals and strategic marketing. She leads a team of digital marketers in the conception and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Harris Frank

Brian Harris Frank

President, Interlude Music
Brian has spent the past 20 years innovating in the music industry, both at startups and major labels.  As President of Interlude Music, he is helping to move the music industry forward by forging strategic relationships with like-minded top players in the space, from labels and artists to media organizations and festivals. Before joining Interlude, Brian was employee #1 at Beats Music and co-created the streaming service alongside Trent... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:15pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with Yancey Strickler, CEO, Kickstarter
Keynote Conversation with Yancey Strickler, CEO, Kickstarter
Interviewed by: Marc Ruxin, Former COO & CMO, Rdio, Founder, TastemakerX 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Ruxin

Marc Ruxin

Former COO & CMO, Rdio, Founder, TastemakerX

Speakers
avatar for Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

CEO & Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Yancey Strickler ​is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey served as Kickstarter's Head of Community and Head of Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in T​he Village Voice,​N​ew York​magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:15pm

PANEL: Monetizing Social: Turning Fans Into Customers
This panel of social media and brand experts will discuss the strategies and techniques used by bands and brands through the help of community managers, content creators and social media marketers to gain and retain fans and followers and provide a boost to marketing strategies on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms

PANELISTS
Brian Popowitz, VP, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Black Box
Harvey Schwartz, Founding Partner/ SVP Talent, WhoSay
Fabrice Sergent, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
Meg Harkins, SVP of Marketing, Roc Nation
ModeratorDick Wingate, Principal, DEV Advisors
 

Moderators
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Dick Wingate

President, Artist & Entertainment Services, Crowdmix
Dick Wingate is President, Artist & Entertainment Services for Crowdmix, a soon-to-launch new home for social music, built for fans and creators, enabling people to discover and build relationships via music. Crowdmix removes the friction in listening to and sharing music across the many music streaming platforms and its business model allows artists, entertainers and influencers to earn real revenue from their Crowdmix following. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
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Meg Harkins

SVP of Marketing, Roc Nation
http://rocnation.com
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Brian Popowitz

VP, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Black Box
http://blackbox.la
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Harvey Schwartz

SVP talent, WhoSay
Harvey Schwartz is SVP of Talent at WhoSay, overseeing talent acquisition strategy, which currently has over 2,000 high level influencers utilizing the publishing platform. Prior to working at WhoSay, Schwartz worked in the entertainment business as VP A&R for Universal Music/Capricorn as well as managing Grammy award winning artist Peter Gabriel in North America. He is based in the New York office.
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Fabrice Sergent

Co-Founder & CEO, BandsInTown Group


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
INNOVATION STAGE

2:30pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote Conversation with Danny Goldberg, Author, Bumping Into Geniuses, President, Gold Village Entertainment, Former Manager of Nirvana, former CEO of Atlantic, Warner Bros and Mercury Records
Interviewed by: Rob Barnett, Founder & CEO, Omnivision Entertainment

Moderators
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Rob Barnett

Founder/CEO, Omnivision Entertainment & My Damn Channel
Rob Barnett develops, programs, produces and distributes original entertainment for television, film, radio and online.  | | He’s launched award-winning content with A-list talent and breakout stars as a senior executive at MTV, VH1, CBS and as an entrepreneur running his own media company since 2007. Rob has worked with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy... Read More →

Speakers
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Danny Goldberg

President, GoldVE Entertainment


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:00pm

Networking Break
Networking and Music with DJ Aki.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
INNOVATION LOFT

3:30pm

Focus On China: Evolution of The Music Industry (Hosted by No Roads & Modern Sky)
PANEL: Focus On China: Evolution of The Music Industry 
Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky

PANELISTS
Jani Joenniemi, Co-Founder, EARS Conferences
Zhang Ran, CEO and Founder, Sound Of The Xity
Stephen Dima, CEO and Founder, Dima Productions
Michael Lojudice, Director of International, Modern Sky
Moderator: Ed Bennett, CEO, Bennett Media Studio

Moderators
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Ed Bennett

CEO and Founder, Bennett Media Studio

Speakers
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Stephen Dima

CEO and Founder, Dima Productions
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Jani Joenniemi

Co-Founder, EARS Conferences
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Michael Lojudice

Director of International, Modern Sky; Founder, No Roads
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Zhang Ran

CEO and Founder, Sound Of The Xity


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:30pm

PANEL: Bands and Brands
This panel will look at the evolving relationship between brands and music and will discuss the deals being done with artists, live shows, TV and commercial licensing, technology tie-ins and digital services as brands increasingly become an essential part of the music business.

PANELISTS
David Caruso, COO, United Entertainment Group
Kevin Chernett, EVP, Growth Development & Strategic Partnerships, Live Nation 
Walter Frye, VP of Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships, American Express
Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Moderators
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Andrew Hampp

VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Speakers
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David Caruso

COO, United Entertainment Group
http://uegworldwide.com
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Kevin Chernett

Executive Vice President, Live Nation
Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution | Live Nation Studios | | Kevin Chernett most recently was appointed Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships & Content Distribution for the Live Nation Studios Division. Prior he served as EVP of Strategic Partnerships and Growth Development and headed up strategic alliances efforts for the Media & Sponsorship group since December 2009. He currently oversees the... Read More →
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Walter Frye

American Express, VP of Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships
Walter Frye joined American Express in 2007 and is currently Vice President of Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment. Since 2010, he has led programs that provide American Express Card Members unparalleled access and experiences in the entertainment industry. In this role, he leads the strategic development and execution of American Express' U.S. marketing programs with large... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:30pm

PANEL: Media Dealmakers Discussion - M&A, Financings and Deals
Join Leading Media Investors and Deal-Makers for a panel discussion and Q&A. Find out what it takes to get funded and how companies are positioning for successful exits in the current environment.

PANELISTS
T. Hale Boggs, Chairman of Manatt Digital Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP 
Harry DeMott, General Partner, Raptor Ventures
Moderator: Ken Umezaki, President, Digital Daruma 
 

Moderators
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Ken Umezaki

President, Digital Daruma
Ken is an angel investor and business advisor for digital music startups, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist and b2b music and media service companies. He is also an experienced music business executive, focusing on business development, strategy and fundraising for the companies he works with. Digital Daruma has also made select direct investments in artists. His past experience includes 25 years in financial... Read More →

Speakers
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T. Hale Boggs

Chairman of Manatt Digital Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Mr. Boggs is a partner in Manatt’s Corporate/Finance, Capital Markets and Venture Capital practice areas. He splits his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and northern California offices. He founded Manatt’s Palo Alto office in 1998, and helped to establish the firm’s San Francisco office in 2007. Mr. Boggs chairs the firm’s nationwide Business Development Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and... Read More →
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Harry DeMott

General Partner, Raptor Ventures
Mr. DeMott attended Trinity School in New York City before majoring in Economics at Princeton University. He received an MBA in international finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Harry became an equity research analyst at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) focused on media in general and broadcasting more specifically. He was ranked by Institutional Investor as one of the top analysts in his sector, as well as being named a top stock picker... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

PANEL: Sync Licenses: Music For Advertising, Games, And Video
This panel will discuss the considerations and deals being done involving sync licenses for advertising, games and video. How can music help brands to achieve their goals through music placement and collaboration?

PANELISTS
Lori Feldman, EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing, Warner Bros. Records
Kevin Wilson, Music Director, ESPN
Gabe McDonough, Executive Producer, MAS: Music and Strategy

Antony Demekhin,

VP, Account Director (American Express Music), DigitasLBi


Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents


 

Moderators
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Andrew Hampp

VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Speakers
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Antony Demekhin

VP, Account Director (American Express Music), DigitasLBi
Antony Demekhin leads the social and digital strategy for American Express music sponsorship program UNSTAGED at the brand’s digital agency of record DigitasLBi. After playing music for most of his waking life and wearing every music-related hat imaginable throughout college in preparation for a career in the music business, the uncertainty of the industry in 2005 drove him to another creative field... Read More →
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Lori Feldman

EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing, Warner Bros.
http://www.wbr.com
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Gabe McDonough

Executive Producer, Music and Strategy
Gabe McDonough comes to MAS following a 10 year run on the agency side, leading music departments at Leo Burnett, Media Arts Lab and DDB Chicago.He’s provided award winning music solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands (Apple, Samsung, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Allstate among many, many more) and negotiated hundreds of deals, worth millions of dollars.Gabe has also played in bands for almost 25 years. Those thousands... Read More →
avatar for Kevin M. Wilson

Kevin M. Wilson

Music Director, ESPN
http://espn.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

Networking Mixer in the Innovation Loft (Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky)
Cocktails and Networking with Music from DJ Aki. 
Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky

Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
INNOVATION LOFT

4:30pm

PANEL: Digital Music in International Markets: Challenges, Opportunities & Progess
This panel of global digital music leaders will discuss the growth of digital and mobile music services internationally with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities they encounter globally.

PANELISTS
Daniel Ghelman, Global Head of Mobile Digital Solutions, Brightstar
Julien Simon,  SVP, Institutional & Music Industry Relations, Deezer
Oana Cornis-Pop, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group
Jim Heindlmeyer, COO, Yonder Music
Moderator: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas 

Moderators
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Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas
Seth A. Schachner is a digital business executive, with experience in entertainment, digital media and technology. Schachner is currently Managing Director of Strat Americas, a US business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect with partnership opportunities. As Microsoft Advertising’s Business Development & Strategy Lead, Latin America from 2011-2012, Schachner helped lead audience and revenue... Read More →

Speakers
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Oana Cornis-Pop

Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Deve, Warner Music Group
http://wmg.com
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Daniel Ghelman

Global Head of Digital Solutions, Brightstar
Leader in innovation and commercialization for the corporation, launched and leads Brightstar’s newest business unit.  Over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications, Information Technology and Consumer Goods segments serving customers around the world. Prior to joining Brightstar, he held a variety of leadership functions in gMed, Motorola, Nexnet Japan and P&G.  Daniel holds an MBA from the University of... Read More →
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Jim Heindlmeyer

COO, Yonder Music
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Julien Simon

VP Music Rights & Label Relations, Deezer
After working in various roles in the music industry for years, Julien went on to develop digital strategy and sales development at BMG Music in 2004 and then at Sony Music for 4 years, with partners including iTunes, Amazon and Orange. | | In 2008 Julien took the opportunity to join Deezer, an innovative and dynamic music start up, as VP Music Rights and Label Relations. After negotiations with rights holders and business partners, Deezer... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

4:30pm

PANEL: RIGHTS, LICENSES & ROYALTIES: What Does It All Mean For The Business of Music?
This panel of experts in music rights will discuss the current status and debates over rights licensing and royalties as it relates to creators, rights owners and digital music businesses. What are the latest business, legal and policy developments? What needs to happen so that creators can make a fair living, labels, studios and publishers can see a fair return on their investments, technology companies have an incentive to innovate and receive a fair share of the pie and fans can satisfy their hunger for and exploration for new entertaining content?

PANELISTS
Richard Conlon, Principal, Rights Management Holdings
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse
Wayne Josel, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, ASCAP
William Colitre, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Music Reports
Moderator: David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

 

Moderators
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David Leibowitz

Managing Partner, CH Potomac
http://chpotomac.com

Speakers
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William Colitre

Music Reports, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs
avatar for Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon

Principal, Rights Management Holdings
http://rightsmanagementholdings.com
avatar for Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, Hazen/OneHouse
Jim Griffin is the Managing Director of Hazen, LLC and OneHouse, both dedicated to the digital delivery of art and its monetization. Griffin ran The Pho List for almost two decades and was CTO for Geffen, President of Network Licensing for Warner, ran Cherry Lane Digital for Cherry Lane, and has served as an advisor to WIPO on copyrights and music licensing.
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Wayne Josel

Senior VP, Business & Legal Affairs, American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Wayne Josel is the Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the nation’s leading performing rights organization. ASCAP licenses public performance rights in musical works on behalf of, and distributes royalties to, its nearly 500,000 songwriter and publisher members. In his role, Wayne has primary responsibility for negotiating and structuring license... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

5:00pm

The Orchard Open House
Limited Capacity full

Schedule

5:15pm - 6pm: The Orchard.tv Demo

6pm - 7pm: Speed-Date Networking: Find out what Orchardites actually do, from Product Development to Interactive Marketing, Video Services to Sync Licensing, and more.

7pm - 7:30pm: Demo of The Orchard Workstation: Get a tour of our client dashboard, where music and film clients upload their releases, market them, track their progress and review their numbers.

7:30pm - 8pm: Performance by DEMAR [Instant Records]

DEMAR is a singer-songwriter from Miami, FL currently living in NYC. She has worked with music legend Richard Gottehrer and incredible people like Matt Wilbur and Aaron Marsh (Copeland) at their studio, The Vanguard Room. Her cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools" and her first single "Rebels" are out now on Instant Records.

http://www.demarmusic.com/

Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here 


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Orchard 21 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

5:30pm

CityRealty Open House
Limited Capacity seats available

Join NYC-focused real estate website and tech company, CityRealty, for a New York-themed drink tasting and selection, a "Boozy History of New York City". This NYME open house features drinks from NYC breweries and distilleries accompanied by facts and figures on the neighborhoods they hail from, history, and fun facts. CityRealty’s Carter Horsley, former architecture critic for the New York Times, will talk about the history of New York’s breweries (it used to be the brewing capital of the US before Prohibition, and some of these old buildings are now turning into interesting new apartment buildings). It’ll bring together history, drinks, and interesting real estate info through the lens of RE tech and architecture.

Limited to 100 Guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here 


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
CityRealty 275 7th Ave, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10001

6:00pm

National Arts Club Open House
Limited Capacity full

Co-Hosted by The Gamer Agency
Take a tour with cocktails at the historic National Arts Club

Limited to 20 guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here


Wednesday October 7, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

iHeart Radio Open House
Limited Capacity full

Schedule

7pm - 8pm: Reception and networking in Café

8pm - 8:30pm: Presentation in Town Hall

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Bar re-opens and networking resumes in Café

Limited to 60 Guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here 


Wednesday October 7, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
iHeartRadio 125 W. 55th Street, NY, NY 10019
 
Thursday, October 8
 

9:00am

NY GAMES CONFERENCE: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Ned Sherman

Ned Sherman

CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Connecting Innovators and Influencers.


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:05am

VIEW FROM THE TOP: The State of the Game Industry
Industry leaders discuss the current state of the game industry as the business continues its transition towards a digital future. What does it take to make a successful game these days across platforms? What emerging gaming platforms will be the most important in the years to come? How do you make money in this more and more complicated gaming universe with new digital platforms competing for the time and pocketbooks of consumers?

PANELISTS
Jeffrey Anderson, SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, GSN
Shanti Bergel, SVP, Business and Corporate Development, GREE International
Chris Early, VP, Digital Publishing, Ubisoft 
Moderator: Eric Goldberg, Managing Partner, Crossover Technologies

Moderators
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Eric Goldberg

Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Eric is a 30-year veteran of the game, consumer online, and wireless data industries, serving in capacities ranging from game designer to executive. | Since 2002, Eric is or has been a board member of, advisor or consultant to AOL, AT&T Wireless, Centerscore, Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts, Exponential Entertainment, Gaia Online, HipLogic, In-Fusio, Juice Wireless, Kayak (dba Blaze), Lifetime, LimeLife, Meredith, Mforma (dba Hands-On... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson

SVP, Strategy & Business Development, GSN Games
Jeff oversees commercial and strategic partnerships for GSN Games’ mobile, social and web platforms. Previously, Jeff served as Senior Vice President, Social and Mobile Games at Majesco Entertainment and was founder/CEO of Quick Hit Inc. (acquired by Majesco in 2011). He was also President and CEO of Turbine (now part of Warner Brothers) and has held leadership positions with Electronic Arts and Viacom/Paramount.   Jeff is a... Read More →
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Shanti Bergel

SVP of Business & Corporate Development, GREE International
Shanti Bergel brings a career-long passion for Web and mobile entrepreneurship to his role as Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at GREE. Building upon 20 years of experience, he is recognized as an expert on freemium monetization and digital distribution. Prior to joining GREE, Shanti oversaw publishing, international expansion, monetization, and corporate development at social game developer Playfish. He also led... Read More →
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Chris Early

VP, Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Chris Early joined Ubisoft’s San Francisco office in February 2010 as vice president of digital publishing. Early spearheads Ubisoft’s digital publishing initiatives, where he oversees digital game commerce, operations and player engagement in North, South and Central America territories. Early brings an impressive breadth of experience with prior roles at Microsoft, most recently serving as the general manager for Windows Gaming... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:05am - 9:40am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:55am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote conversation with Jeff Birnbaum, Head of Gaming Partnerships, Google
Interviewed by: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors 

Moderators
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Mike Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors founded the Magid Internet and New Media research and consultation practice in 1995, with AOL and Excite as his first two clients. Mike’s team has completed over 2,500 engagements with over 100 Internet clients. Mike began the Magid Gaming Practice in 2001 with EA and Sony Online as his first two clients. The Magid Game Practice now works with most of the major game publishers. | Mike provides... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Birnbaum

Jeff Birnbaum

Head of Gaming Partnerships, Google


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:55am - 10:15am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:00am

Innovation Summit - Games and Interactive: Welcome & Intros
Moderators
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 10:05am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:10am

Future of Games and Interactive - Lightning Talks (Series 1)
Our first series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Games and Interactive Entertainment". Each talk is 5 minutes.

10:10am
“The Top 10 Mistake Free-to-Play Developers Make”

Presenter: Jesse Divnich, VP of Product Strategy, Tilting Point 

10:16am
"Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation"
PresenterBlake J. Harris, Writer & Filmmaker, Scheming Bears

10:22am
PresenterChris Donahue, Senior Director, Alliances, AMD

10:28am
START-UP
PresenterRodney Williams, CEO, LISNR

10:34am
"Top Export Markets Report for Media & Entertainment"
PresenterAndrea DaSilva, Senior Policy Analyst, Media & Entertainment Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Speakers
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Andrea DaSilva

Senior Policy Analyst, Media & Entertainment Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce
Andrea DaSilva serves as the Global Team Leader for Publishing, Media & Entertainment in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.  In this capacity she leads 200 trade specialists based in U.S. and global offices on projects to advance the export and licensing potential of the U.S. creative economy. She advises U.S. and foreign officials on services trade and the digital economy and... Read More →
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Jesse Divnich

VP of Product Strategy, Tilting Point
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Chris Donahue

Senior Director, Alliances, AMD
Senior business executive with extensive video game industry hardware and software and Internet experience. My work with global brands has enabled me to amass an extensive network across companies and geographies. As a director, President/CEO, VP of Sales & Marketing, and Senior Director of Product Management, I have led start-ups and grown small to mid-size technology companies as well as worked at several Fortune 500's. I have managed... Read More →
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Blake Harris

Author, HarperCollins
Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is currently co-directing the documentary based on his book, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony's feature-film adaptation of Console Wars.
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Rodney Williams SPEAKER

CEO, LSNR
http://lisnr.com


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:10am - 10:40am
INNOVATION STAGE

10:15am

KEYNOTE
Keynote Presentation with Tony Christopher, CEO, Landmark Entertainment Group

Speakers
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Tony Christopher

CEO & Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group
Tony Christopher, President and CEO of Landmark Entertainment Group, is the creator, designer, and producer of more than 100 live and experiential entertainment projects around the world. His portfolio includes designing and producing theme parks and attractions, Las Vegas casinos, Broadway shows, television shows and digital and interactive experiences for Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Parks, Six Flags, Sanrio Company, Milton... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:30am

Networking Break
Networking and Music with DJ Aki.

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

PANEL: Monetizing Games Through Free To Play
This panel will discuss free to play and freemium models for games. What works? What doesn’t? What’s the right mix in deploying free to play?

PANELISTS
Bjorn Book-Larsson, CEO, Reloaded Games
Margaret Wallace, CEO & Co-Founder, Playmatics
Kyu Lee, President, Gamevil USA
ModeratorLiam Callahan, Director, Games Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
 

Moderators
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Liam Callahan

Games Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
Liam Callahan is an industry analyst for Video and PC Games at The NPD Group. Liam is responsible for the day-to-day analysis for NPD clients, drawing insights across both physical and digital NPD data sources, as well as the development of the company’s Games Market Dynamics reports, which quantify consumer spending activities beyond new physical purchases at retail. He has extensive experience presenting to and advising senior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bjorn Book-Larsson

Bjorn Book-Larsson

CEO, Reloaded Games
Bjorn Book-Larsson is the CEO of Reloaded Games Inc, the parent company of the free2play portal GamersFirst.com, the casual games site Winster.com and the studio subsidiary Reloaded Productions. Mr. Book-Larsson became the company’s CEO in 2012 after previously serving as its COO and CTO. Prior to Reloaded Games, he was the CTO at FUNTechnologies (TSX:FUN, LSE:FUN) later purchased by Liberty Media, and he served as the CIO and co-founder of... Read More →
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Kyu Lee

President, Gamevil USA
http://gamevil.com
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Margaret Wallace

CEO, Playmatics
Named in Forbes as one of twelve women in games to watch, Margaret Wallace is an entrepreneur focusing on the gaming, tech and digital media sectors. She is CEO of Playmatics, a company dedicated to bringing rich gaming & digital media experiences to a variety of connected audiences worldwide. Playmatics focuses both on branded and original IP — with an emphasis on creating refreshing and deeply immersive interactive experiences, many... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

11:00am

PANEL: Playing for Real: How eSports is Changing The Game
One in ten Americans regular watches competitive video gaming, and is currently valued at $612 million annually. Last year, eSports attracted more viewers than the MLB World Series and the NBA Finals. In a saturated digital media market, a growing crowd of gamers has turned to eSports to share experiences that transcend the digital. Herein lies a new touchpoint to reconnect with the tech-savvy and affluent gamer audience. Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming today counts over 134 million spectators and presents a unique, new avenue in the entertainment market. During this panel we will hear from several key executives who find themselves at the forefront. We will quiz them on critical topics such as mainstream adoption, the underlying business model and their vision of the long-term future of this fascinating new trend in interactive entertainment.

PANELISTS
Don Reilley, EVP, Global Ad Sales and Operations, Major League Gaming
Anna Rozwandowicz, Director of Communications, ESL Gaming Network
Rob Simmelkjaer, SVP, NBC Sports Group
Alyssa Padia Walles, Managing Director, U.S.A., Hitbox
ModeratorJoost van Dreunen, CEO & Co-Founder, SuperData Research
 

Moderators
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Joost van Dreunen

CEO & Co-Founder, SuperData Research
Joost is co-founder and CEO of SuperData Research, a research firm specialized in the digital, mobile and online games market. | As one of the first academics to study video games, Joost also has over fifteen years of commercial research experience in interactive entertainment and technology industries. Before receiving a doctorate from Columbia University on the topic, Joost worked as an analyst on both the financial and consumer-side of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Reilley

Don Reilley

EVP, Global Ad Sales and Operations, Major League Gaming
With more than 15 years of digital media sales experience with emerging platforms including the Xbox and Kindle, Reilley will spearhead a fast growing digital media sales business being led by nearly 700% growth in live video audience. Reilley most recently served as head of US Ad Sales for Kindle at Amazon helping to build a new mobile ad business. Prior to that, Reilley spent years at Microsoft leading sales for the Xbox Live platform, MSN... Read More →
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Anna Rozwandowicz

Director of Communications, ESL
Anna Rozwandowicz is the Director of Communications for ESL, the world's largest esports company. Responsible for global corporate communication and public relations, she has played a pivotal role of shaping the image of esports in mainstream media. An experienced gaming professional, she has seen the industry from all different angles, having worked on the publisher side for game developer Perfect World as well as in the provision of industry... Read More →
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Rob Simmelkjaer

Senior VP, NBC Sports Group
http://nbcuni.com
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Alyssa Padia Walles

Managing Director, U.S.A., Hitbox
Alyssa recently joined Hitbox to lead the company’s efforts in N. America. Her career in the interactive entertainment industry includes re-launching the Atari brand, developing international distribution markets for Sony PlayStation and negotiating national sports league agreements for Backyard Sports. At Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, she was a member of the senior management team launching PlayStation. Alyssa spent a number of years... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:00am

11:00am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Virtual and Augmented Reality for Gaming and Entertainment
Open table group discussion hosted by Anush Elangovan, CEO, Nod Labs. All attendees invited and particpation is encouraged. 

Moderators
AE

Anush Elangovan

CEO, Nod Labs
Anush Elangovan is Founder and CEO of Nod Labs, a gesture recognition and motion tracking company building intuitive products that communicate human intent. Nod’s products transform even the most subtle of movements into precise commands, redefining the way we interact with our devices. Anush has over 15 years of experience building innovative products, with more than 30 patents pending or issued. Prior to founding Nod Labs, he was part... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

11:45am

PANEL: How to Get More Brands in the Game Advertising (Hint: Re-Frame The Conversation)
The data is rock solid to prove the diverse audience, consumer engagement and effectiveness of game advertising, yet many agencies and marketers run from advertising on games for all the wrong reasons. As an industry, we must unite to better present the game advertising value proposition. This panel with industry leaders from the IAB Game Advertising Committee will discuss what the game industry as a whole needs to do to help agencies and marketers become more understanding, receptive and excited about advertising with games – the most engaging content out there.  Panelists will share specific examples of stories/sales angles that have been compelling to attract interest and dollars from brand advertisers beyond just the stereotypical young male targeted brands.  We’ll highlight ways to reframe the conversation to overcome some of the key obstacles and share some examples of impactful brand advertising.

PANELISTS
Chris Cunningham, Head of Global Brand Partnerships, IronSource
Rob Grossberg, CEO, TreSensa
Art Santos, SVP of Business Development, MediaBrix
Corey Weiner, CEO, HyprMX
Andrew Gerhart, COO, Aerserv
Moderator: Susan Borst, Director of Industry Initiatives, IAB 


Moderators
avatar for Susan Borst

Susan Borst

Director, Industry Initiatives, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
Susan works closely with hundreds of digital publishers/platforms and technology providers to identify best practices and to set industry guidelines for digital advertising. At IAB, Susan leads the Social Media, Content Marketing, Native Advertising, B2B and Game Advertising committees. She is on the jury for The Shorty Awards and the Content Marketing Institute Awards and was named one of the “15 People in NYC That are... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cunningham

Chris Cunningham

Head of Mobile and Global Brand Partnerships, ironSource
By disrupting the old standards of advertising and putting people at the center of everything, I have helped lead a number of amazing technology companies to success over the past 16 years. My passion is for designing and establishing new ad products, evangelising the market and driving millions of dollars. | | My experience is in building companies from startup through growth to global scale. I have been successful in this journey... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Gerhart

Andrew Gerhart

COO, Aerserv
avatar for Rob Grossberg

Rob Grossberg

CEO, Tresensa
http://tresensa.com
avatar for Art Santos

Art Santos

SVP of Big Development, MediaBrix
Art Santos, SVP of Business Development at MediaBrix, has over 18 years of global enterprise sales, business development and strategy experience and a proven ability to penetrate emerging markets. Art has held senior level sales and business development roles at gaming and media companies such as GameSpy, Image Metrics, DemonWare and Kontagent.
avatar for Corey Weiner

Corey Weiner

CEO, Hyprmx
Corey founded HyprMX in 2012 after seeing a need to provide mobile developers with access to premium advertising supply. Corey also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Jun Group, which he co-founded in 2005. Corey received his MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

11:45am

PANEL: The Video Ecosystem for Games and Game-related Content
This panel will discuss the video ecosystem for games and game-related content. What are the opportunities to connect with the gamer generation through video content?

PANELISTS
Matthew DiPietro, VP, Marketing, Twitch
Tom Bass, SVP, Marketing, Tilting Point
Anne Blanchard Gaming Solutions Manager, Limelight Networks
ModeratorSimon Ferrari, Business Manager, 

Shinra Technologies






Moderators
SF

Simon Ferrari

Business Manager, Shinra Technologies

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bass

Tom Bass

Senior VP of Marketing, Tilting Point
Tom Bass is a 17 year game marketing veteran and was a part of the original team at 2K Games during its 2005 inception. He led the worldwide marketing efforts for blockbusters such as BioShock, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV and V, as well as leading 2K’s community and social media presence on Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Tom has held marketing management positions at Codemasters, Acclaim, and Wizard... Read More →
avatar for Anne Blanchard

Anne Blanchard

Limelight Networks, Gaming Solutions Manager
Anne Blanchard manages gaming solutions for Limelight Networks, including game and video delivery for publishers and gamer communities.
avatar for Matthew DiPietro

Matthew DiPietro

SVP, Marketing, Twitch
Matthew is VP of Marketing and Communications at Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Prior to Twitch, Matt launched and managed marketing for Socialcam, a stand-out social mobile video application acquired for $60 Million in July 2012. From 2007 to 2010, Matt was Director of Marketing and Communications at Federated Media, which he helped become one of the leading voices in new media. He joined Twitch... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:45am

Future of Games and Interactive - Fireside Chat and Lightning Talks (Series 2)
11:45am
START-UP
Fireside Chat with Albert Lai, CEO, Big Viking Games and Dhan Balachand, CEO, Sulon Technologies

11:56am
“Technology, Power, Respect: How the Digital World Enabled the Democratization of Creation”
Presenter: Stephanie Shannon, Cultural Engagement Manager, Verizon

12:02pm
START-UP
“How Media and Technology can have a Global Impact"
Presenter: Åsmund Furuseth, VP Business Development & Co-Founder, Kahoot!

12:08pm
START-UP
"Building Platforms for Gaming and Consumer-owned Digital Assets on the Blockchain"
Presenter: Gareth Jenkins, CEO & Founder, Deckbound

Speakers
avatar for Dhan Balachand

Dhan Balachand

CEO, Sulon
Dhan Balachand is the Founder and CEO of Sulon Technologies, a Canadian high tech start-up redefining the world of augmented and virtual reality. Since founding the company in 2012, Dhan has been focused on conceptualizing and creating next-generation products, including immersive technologies that blend augmented and virtual reality into one seamless experience. This focus on innovation is embodied in Sulon’s flagship product, the... Read More →
avatar for Åsmund Furuseth

Åsmund Furuseth

VP Business Development, Kahoot!
avatar for Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins

Founder & CEO, Deckbound LLC
Gareth is a games developer, information systems architect and general technologist. He has over 15 years experience leading a wide variety of teams across desktop, mobile, console and web projects in a consulting, embedded and founder/senior management capacity. Gareth has had both commercial and technology leadership roles and has leveraged his combined expertise to deliver complex multi-platform systems and architectures... Read More →
avatar for Albert Lai

Albert Lai

CEO & President, Big Viking Games
avatar for Stephanie Shannon

Stephanie Shannon

Cultural Engagement Manager, Verizon
Chicago native and current New York City resident, Stephanie has pioneered cultural strategy across challenging industries with a penchant for teaching the elephant to dance.  Currently leading Cross Cultural Engagement for Verizon, Stephanie has a passion for the intersection of the art and science of lifestyle marketing.  She recently joined the Verizon team, after 4 years of brand marketing at PepsiCo focusing... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:45am - 12:20pm
INNOVATION STAGE

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday October 8, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION LOFT

12:15pm

Lunch Break & Meetings
Thursday October 8, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:45pm

1:45pm

Game & Entertainment Industry Leadership Roundtable
This panel of leading game and entertainment executives will discuss the future of interactive entertainment.

PANELISTS
Jessica Rovello, CEO, Arkadium
Mikko Setälä, President, Rovio Animation Company
Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures & Games, Lionsgate
Moderartor: Mark Allenbach, Vice President, Frank N. Magid Associates
 

Moderators
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Mark Allenbach

Vice President, Frank N. Magid Associates
Mark Allenbach, Vice President, practices qualitative research and consulting in the games industry. Mark’s extensive knowledge of gaming includes 11+ years practicing games research as well as 25 years of gameplay experience. As a member of the Magid Game Group, Mark’s work covers virtually every gaming genre and platform. He has personally conducted thousands of hours of focus groups, in-home interviews, in-game ethnographies, one... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Levin

Peter Levin

President, Programming & Content Strategy, Digital, Conde Nast Entertainment
Prior to his current position, Levin served as CEO and Co-Founder of Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content. He also served as Co-President of Legendary Entertainment Digital after Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist Industries in July of 2012. | Prior to Nerdist Industries, Levin served as President and Co-Founder of Intel Capital, Dentsu, Softbank and DoCoMo-backed Bellrock Media Inc., a mobile... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Rovello

Jessica Rovello

CEO, Arkadium
Jessica Rovello is the President and co-founder of casual gaming powerhouse, Arkadium. Founded in 2001, Arkadium has a library of over 300 mobile and online games and powers the gaming channels of some of the world’s biggest brands, including Comcast, CNN, AARP and many more. In 2012 Arkadium announced a multi-game, multi-year deal with Microsoft that put the company’s games on over 500 million Windows 8 devices worldwide (tablets... Read More →
avatar for Mikko Setala

Mikko Setala

President, Rovio Animation Company
http://rovio.com


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

1:50pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with Steve Case
Keynote Conversation with Steve Case.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Case

Steve Case

Chairman & CEO, Former Co-Founder & Chairman, Revolution Growth, AOL
Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. As Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, Steve partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant ‘built to last’ businesses. Revolution invests in and actively helps build companies... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:50pm - 2:25pm
INNOVATION STAGE

2:15pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote with Kent Wakeford, COO, Kabam  
Interviewed by Abigail Elise, Contributor, CNBC

Moderators
avatar for Abigail Elise

Abigail Elise

Contributor, CNBC
Abigail Elise has seven years of experience in breaking news writing, reporting, new media, editing, content creation and journalism, as well as two years of experience in on-camera reporting and video editing software.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Wakeford

Kent Wakeford

COO, Kabam
www.kabam.com


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:30pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote with Albert Lai, CEO, Big Viking Games
Interviewed by: Arseny Lebedev, Co-Founder, Signus Labs

Speakers
avatar for Albert Lai

Albert Lai

CEO & President, Big Viking Games
avatar for Arseny Lebedev

Arseny Lebedev

Director, Media and Entertainment, EPAM
http://epam.com


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:30pm

Future of Games and Interactive - Lightning Talks (Series 3) + Mini Panel: Back to the Future - A Minority Report on Sci-Fi Inspired Tech
This segment includes 3 lightning talks and a mini-panel.

2:30pm
START-UP
Presenter: Martin Schubert, Developer Evangelist/VR Designer, Leap Motion

2:36pm
START-UP
Presenter: Dave Mathews, Founder & CEO, NewAer

2:42pm
START-UP
Presenter: Dennis Mortensen, Founder, x.ai

2:48pm
PANEL with preceeding presenters moderated by Jack Hidary, Senior Advisor, Google X 

Moderators
avatar for Jack Hidary

Jack Hidary

Google X, Senior Advisor

Speakers
avatar for Dave Mathews

Dave Mathews

Founder, NewAer
Dave Mathews is a consumer-focused inventor specializing in mobile, over the top (OTT) media devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). His last company channeled years of expertise around machine-readable code as a pioneer in the evolution of Location Based Services (LBS) based upon proximity and a precursor to Apple’s iBeacon.  This platform for machine-to-machine discovery enabled any smartphone application or API to be automated... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Mortensen

Dennis Mortensen

CEO & Founder, x.ai
Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai, whose artificial intelligence driven personal assistant lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to amy@x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in the analytics, optimization and big data space and has been since its inception – he is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur and successfully delivered a number of company exits. He’s an accredited Associate Analytics... Read More →
avatar for Martin Schubert

Martin Schubert

Developer Evangelist, Leap Motion VR
With a background in architecture and spatial studies, Martin designs and develops Leap Motion enabled VR experiences that let users reach out and interact with virtual worlds using their bare hands.


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
INNOVATION STAGE

2:45pm

Networking Break
Thursday October 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
INNOVATION LOFT

3:00pm

Innovation Summit - Games and Interactive: Keynote Conversation with Brian Halligan
Keynote Conversation with Brian Halligan, CEO, Hubspot
Interviewed by: Brian O'Connor, Co-Founder, Mr. Finn Content Works

Moderators
avatar for Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

Co-Founder, Partner, Mr. Finn Content Works
Brian O'Connor @MrFinnContentCo has edited and consulted for national publishers like American Media and Infinity Entertainment, writes a column for Inc., publishes Fantastic Magazine, and teaches brand journalism in the digital age for General Assembly. He co-founded Mr. Finn Content Works in 2012.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

CEO, Hubspot


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:20pm

Innovation Summit - Games and Interactive: Keynote with Edward Roussel
Keynote with Edward Roussel, Chief Innovation Officer, The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones 
Topic: "Disruptor or Disrupted"

 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Roussel

Edward Roussel

Chief Innovation Officer, The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:20pm - 3:35pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:30pm

Fireside Chat on Hollywood & Games
This discussion focuses on the relationship between games and the film industry and how to create new business opportunities at the intersection of these two exciting media industries.

SPEAKERS

Teemu Huuhtanen
, CEO of Next Games
Mac McKean, SVP, Digital Media, AMC and SundanceTV
Moderator: Michael Cai, SVP of Research, Games and Digital, Interpret

 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Cai

Michael Cai

SVP Research, Video Games and Technology, Interpret LLC
Michael Cai serves as Senior Vice President of Games and Digital for Interpret, a leading media and technology research firm. He leads the company’s gaming vertical, providing a wide variety of market research and analysis products to help clients gain a comprehensive understanding of consumer gaming habits and interest and make strategic decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Teemu Huuhtanen

Teemu Huuhtanen

CEO, Next Games
http://nextgames.com
avatar for Mac McKean

Mac McKean

Senior Vice President, Digital Media, AMC and SundanceTV
As senior vice president of digital media for AMC and SundanceTV, Mac McKean leads the overall strategy and operations for the digital platforms of both networks, including digital content, digital platforms such as web, mobile and connected devices, apps and games. During his time at AMC Networks, McKean has strategically developed AMC’s digital content and launched a variety of successful Web series, award-winning games, second screen... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:30pm

PANEL: MOBILE GAMES: Strategies For Cost-Effective User Acquisition
This panel will focus on cost-efficient strategies for user acquisition in mobile games by discussing paid user acquisition and how to acquire valuable players in the most cost-effective manner by leveraging video as well as interstitial ads. This panel will discuss the marketing technologies, platforms, analytics, social outlets and traffic sources needed to succeed in the competitive mobile games landscape today.

PANELISTS
Christian Calderon, Head of Marketing, Dots
Shawn Conly, VP Marketing, GREE International, Inc
Jeb Balise, CEO, PuzzleSocial
Moderator: Christine Lee, Director of Business Development, Americas, Chartboost 

 

Moderators
avatar for Christine Lee

Christine Lee

Director Biz Dev, Chartboost
Christine Lee manages the North America Business Development team at Chartboost, the largest revenue platform for mobile games. In her current role, Christine oversees all North America publisher relations, strategic partnerships and advertiser relationships. She previously managed entertainment and games at AdMob, and continued to work with both console and mobile game developers when the company was acquired by Google. Prior to her work at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeb Balise

Jeb Balise

CEO, PuzzleSocial Inc.
http://puzzlesocial.com
avatar for Christian Calderon

Christian Calderon

Head of Marketing, DOTS
avatar for Shawn Conly

Shawn Conly

VP Marketing, GREE International, Inc
http://www.gree.net


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

3:40pm

4:00pm

PANEL: MADISON AVENUE & GAMES: Opportunities for Brands, Content & Innovation
This panel brings together a mix of companies and executives from the advertising and games industries to share ideas about relationship between games and advertising and how to create new business opportunities at the intersection of these two exciting media industries.

PANELISTS
Blair Ethington, SVP of Marketing and Brands, Crowdstar
Blaine Graboyes, Executive Producer, The Gamer Agency
Manny Anekal, In Game Advertising Executive (formerly MLG, Zynga, EA)
Tatiana J. Whytelord, Founder & President, Intelligent Brand Extension
Robby Wells, Chief Strategy Officer, United Entertainment Group 
Moderator: Stephanie Llamas, Directror of Research, Superdata Research

 

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Llamas

Stephanie Llamas

Director of Research, SuperData Research
Stephanie Llamas is Senior Analyst of Consumer Insights for SuperData Research, where she oversees projects on all segments of digital gaming. With more than seven years experience in social and digital media, she brings a unique combination of academic acumen and business savviness to the industry. Prior to joining SuperData, Stephanie oversaw online marketing campaigns for clients in the law, hospitality, and non-profit sectors. Most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manny Anekal

Manny Anekal

In Game Advertising Executive, .
Manny has been working at the intersection of Gaming and Advertising across PC, Console, Social, Mobile and eSports for over 10 years.  Beginning at the startup Massive Inc., pioneering Dynamic In Game Ads and partnering with the IAB on the 1st Gaming Committee.  Manny has also held senior roles at Microsoft, EA, Zynga, Kiip, and Major League Gaming.
avatar for Blair Ethington

Blair Ethington

SVP, Marketing & Brands, Crowdstar
http://www.crowdstar.com
avatar for Blaine Graboyes

Blaine Graboyes

Executive Producer, The Gamer Agency
http://blaineglobal.com
avatar for Robby Wells

Robby Wells

Chief Strategy Officer, United Entertainment Group (UEG)
http://uegworldwide.com
TJ

Tatiana J. Whytelord

Founder & President, Intelligent Brand Extension
Founder and President Tatiana J. Whytelord is a world renowned Intellectual Property, Branding & Advertising Expert with over 20 years of outstanding work at top tier law firms and multinational companies in USA, Canada, France, Monaco, Italy, Mexico, UK and Australia. Tatiana has advised on IP portfolios and strategies for many globally famous luxury brand groups including LVMH, Diageo, Gucci, BMW, Perrier-Jouet & Mumm, . She spearheads the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

Future of Games and Interactive - Lightning Talks (Series 4)
This is our final series of Lightning Talks for the day.

4:12pm
START-UP
"Start building your community before you start building your game"
Jiri Kupiainen, CEO & Founder, Shark Punch

4:18pm
START-UP
"Making Art as Popular as Music"
Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO, Artsy

4:24pm
START-UP
“The Imminent Revolution of Gaming Investment” 
Aaron Kaplan, CEO, Equity Arcade 

Speakers
avatar for Artsy

Artsy

CTO, Artsy
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Kaplan

Aaron Kaplan

CEO, EquityArcade
Aaron is a serial entrepreneur, founder of multiple startups, and an attorney with Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC in Manhattan, specializing in securities, blockchain technology, capital formation and gaming. Aaron received his undergraduate degree from the Univesity of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Aaron also worked at a California based regional broker dealer where he... Read More →
avatar for Jiri Kupiainen

Jiri Kupiainen

Founder, CEO, Playfield / Shark Punch
Jiri boasts 14 years’ experience at the heart of the Finnish games business, working as an engineer, producer, Disney VP, and startup founder. He sold his previous gaming company, Rocket Pack, to Disney for 8 figures just 365 days after founding it. His current company Shark Punch recently raised a $1.2m seed round led by London Venture Partners. He’s never punched a shark, but did once punch a sea lion that bit him in the head.


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
INNOVATION STAGE

4:30pm

5:00pm

Arkadium Open House
Join us for and exciting networking event. Come have a drink with the Arkadium team and NY Media Fest attendees.




Thursday October 8, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Arkadium 40 West 25th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010

6:00pm

Conde Nast Open House
Join us at this exciting networking event. Come have a drink with the CNE team and NY Media Fest attendees.




Thursday October 8, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Conde Nast 222 Broadway, new york, ny 10038

6:30pm

Dots Open House
Join us for an exciting networking event. Come have a drink with the Dots and NY Media Fest attendees.




Thursday October 8, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dots 416 W 13th St. Suite 203. New York, NY 10014

8:00pm

NYME Official After-Party & VR Lounge @ Hudson Terrace
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a night of drinks at the Official NYME After-Party! All badge holders welcome. 

Open to Press & VIPs starting at 7pm
Open to All NYME Badgeholders starting at 8pm (RSVP required)

*RSVP by adding to My Sched 


Thursday October 8, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Hudson Terrace 621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
 
Friday, October 9
 

9:00am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Ned Sherman

Ned Sherman

CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Connecting Innovators and Influencers.


Friday October 9, 2015 9:00am - 9:05am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:05am

VIEW FROM THE TOP: The Future Of Television
This panel of top decision-makers in the television, online video, advertising and technology industries discuss where America’s favorite medium is heading in terms of content and new digital distribution models and platforms. How do you engage, empower, connect and monetize audiences across platforms? How do the networks maintain their unparalleled national reach while at the same time capturing more desirable demographics and better measurable advertising results?

PANELISTS
Thanda Belker, EVP, Pay Television, U.S. Television, Sony Pictures Television
Tim Connolly, SVP, Head of Distribution and Partnerships, Hulu
Joy Marcus, EVP & GM, Digital Video, Condé Nast Entertainment
Keith Clinkscales, Chief Executive Officer, REVOLT Media & TV
ModeratorSahil Patel, Reporter, Video, Digiday

 

Moderators
avatar for Sahil Patel

Sahil Patel

Reporter, Video, Digiday
Sahil Patel currently leads Digiday’s coverage of the video industry. Prior to Digiday, he was the launch Editorial Director of VideoInk, a business trade publication dedicated to the emerging “online video” entertainment industry. There, he oversaw all editorial content for VideoInk, including daily and breaking news, features, company and creator profiles, and special issues. He also helped program VideoInk’s annual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thanda Belker

Thanda Belker

Executive Vice President, Pay Television, US Television, Sony Pictures Television
Thanda Belker is executive vice president, pay television, U.S. distribution for Sony Pictures Television (SPT) where she oversees licensing and marketing for the transactional businesses. In Belker’s position, she oversees linear pay deals for film; SVOD as an add-on to linear; and SVOD standalone for both film and TV. New frontiers in the burgeoning SVOD OTT space includes licensing current TV series earlier than standard syndication... Read More →
avatar for Keith Clinkscales

Keith Clinkscales

CEO, REVOLT Media
Keith Clinkscales is the Chief Executive Officer of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2013 after being appointed by REVOLT Founder and Chairman Sean Combs. | An expert on new media, lifestyle and culture, Clinkscales oversees an aggressive strategy to make REVOLT the #1 name in music by focusing on building a network that is real-time, multi-platform and fueled by artists and fans. As... Read More →
avatar for Tim Connolly

Tim Connolly

SVP, Head of Distribution & Partnerships, Hulu
http://www.hulu.com
avatar for Joy Marcus

Joy Marcus

EVP, GM Digital Video, Condé Nast


Friday October 9, 2015 9:05am - 9:45am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:50am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with Ted Schilowitz, VR Creator & Futurist, 20th Century Fox
Keynote Convesration with Ted Schilowitz, VR Creator & Futurist/CinemaVangelist, 20th Century Fox/Barco
Interviewed by: Michael Learmonth, Editor, Tech, Media and Culture, International Business Times 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Learmonth

Michael Learmonth

Editor, Tech, Media and Culture, International Business Times
Editor, writer, commentator on the intersection of technology, media and advertising.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

VR Creator & Futurist/CinemaVangelist, 20th Century Fox/Barco
http://fox.com


Friday October 9, 2015 9:50am - 10:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:00am

Innovation Summit - Video and Publishing Welcome & Intros
Welcome and opening remarks from Michael Gold, CEO, Empiricly and NY Media Festival Co-Chair.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.


Friday October 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:10am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:10am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with Michael Davies, CEO & President, Embassy Row, Sony Pictures Television & Eric Berger, EVP, GM-Crackle, GM-Digital, Sony Pictures Television
Keynote Conversation with Michael Davies, CEO & President, Embassy Row, Sony Pictures Television Eric Berger, EVP, GM Crackle, GM of Digital, Sony Pictures Television
Interviewed byBill Carter, Contributer, CNN (former media journalist at The New York Times

Moderators
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

Contributer, CNN, former Media Journalist at The New York Times

Speakers
avatar for Eric Berger

Eric Berger

Director of Growth Strategies, CardCash
avatar for Michael Davies

Michael Davies

CEO & President, Embassy Row, Sony Pictures Television
As one of the most prolific and versatile producers in the television industry, Michael Davies has been key in transforming the television and digital landscapes and bringing alternative ideas to the mainstream. As president of Embassy Row, the global television format and digital production company that he sold to Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2008, Davies and his team are dedicated to developing original concepts and adapting international... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:10am - 10:35am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:10am

Future of Video and Publishing - Lightning Talks (Series 1)
Our first series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Publishing and Video". Each talk is 5 minutes.

10:10am
“How the New York Daily News Uses Startups to Drive Change”
Presenter: Cyna Alderman, Managing Director, Daily News Innovation Lab

10:16am
START-UP
"Not All Screens Are Created Equal"

Presenter: Mitchell Reichgut, CEO & Co-Founder, Jun Group

10:22am
START-UP
"Solving the Scale and Efficiency Chokepoint in Live Event Productions"

Presenter: Douglas Wulff, CEO, Clone.tv

10:28am
START-UP
"Reinventing TV News  for Millennials and Cord Cutters"

Presenter: Daniel Barreto, CEO & Co-Founder, Haystack.tv

Speakers
avatar for Cyna Alderman

Cyna Alderman

SVP and General Counsel, New York Daily News
Cyna Alderman is a senior executive team member valued for conceptualizing and implementing corporate development initiatives and legal partnership opportunities, creating innovative solutions for success. In 2013, Cyna successfully launched the Daily News Innovation Lab, a program with a mission to transform media together. The Innovation Lab offers early-stage startups the opportunity to collaborate with the Daily News on projects that... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Barreto

Daniel Barreto

CEO, Haystack TV
Daniel Barreto is the co-founder and CEO of Haystack TV, the next generation TV news platform for cord cutters. Haystack TV builds a personalized headline news channel for each user by analyzing thousands of news videos each day and correlating them against the user’s interests. | | Haystack TV is a launch partner for Google’s Android TV platform and was recently featured by Google in a case study describing its... Read More →
avatar for Mitchell Reichgut

Mitchell Reichgut

CEO, Jun Group
Prior to founding Jun Group, Mitchell headed up Bates Interactive, the online unit of Bates Worldwide Advertising, now owned by WPP. As General Manager/Creative Director, Mitchell helped grow Bates Interactive into a 70-person integrated unit, with clients such as EDS, Moet & Chandon, and Warner-Lambert.  | | Before joining Bates, Mitchell served as Creative Director at Think New Ideas, a leading Web development company with offices... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wulff

Doug Wulff

CEO/Founder, Clone TV
Developed robotic video system for venues to capture and stream live events at low cost. We make robotic cams move like humans, and automate the entire workflow done by a traditional crew. Installs at two Top 100 nightclubs, and now looking at applications for the tech in hotels and conference centers. University of Missouri '00.


Friday October 9, 2015 10:10am - 10:40am
INNOVATION STAGE

10:30am

Networking Break
Friday October 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:40am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Innovation in News Media
Open table group discussion hosted by Cyna Alderman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Daily News; Managing Director, Daily News Innovation Lab. All attendees invited and particpation is encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Cyna Alderman

Cyna Alderman

SVP and General Counsel, New York Daily News
Cyna Alderman is a senior executive team member valued for conceptualizing and implementing corporate development initiatives and legal partnership opportunities, creating innovative solutions for success. In 2013, Cyna successfully launched the Daily News Innovation Lab, a program with a mission to transform media together. The Innovation Lab offers early-stage startups the opportunity to collaborate with the Daily News on projects that... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:40am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - MCNs and Creators
Open table group discussion on "MCNs and Creators" hosted by Paul Kontonis, President of GOVA and Chris Dorr, Executive Director of GOVA. All attendees invited and particpation is encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Kontonis

Paul Kontonis

President, GOVA
Paul Kontonis is a 20 year digital media veteran with an industry leading expertise in original digital video programming development, production, cross-platform video distribution and monetization. Paul currently serves as the SVP of Strategy at Collective Digital Studio, one of the largest online talent and multi-channel networks. In 2014, Paul was appointed as the Executive Director of the Global Online Video Association (GOVA), an industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dorr

Chris Dorr

Executive Director, GOVA
Chris Dorr is Executive Director of GOVA (Global Online Video Association, a trade association of MCN’s), an adjunct professor in the NYU Tisch Film and Television Department and a business development consultant in online and mobile video. He has consulted with MTV, Samsung, Visible Measures, Nokia, Snakt, The Sundance Institute and The Tribeca Film Festival, among others.  Chris has also held senior executive positions in the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:40am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Topic: "The future of TV is in the hands of the viewer. Those who ignore that do so at their peril."
TOPIC: "The future of TV is in the hands of the viewer. Those who ignore that do so at their peril."

Moderators
avatar for Rick Howe

Rick Howe

The iTV Doctor, Interactive TV Today
Rick Howe is a cable and television veteran, elected as a Cable Pioneer in 2011. He writes a column for itvt.com as The iTV Doctor, and provides consulting services to distributors, content owners and technology providers in the enhanced television space.

Friday October 9, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

PANEL: ADVANCED ADVERTISING: The Promise & Opportunity
Advertisers today are increasingly demanding targeting, tracking and measurement across platforms–TV, PC, mobile, and out-of-home– and expecting demonstrable ROI on their ad spends that goes beyond awareness to consumer engagement and even direct sales. This panel will discuss the suite of benefits that brands are coming to expect from dynamic targeting, precise real-time metrics, contextual creative delivery and seamless sponsorship integration. How do analytics compare across systems without a common currency? Who owns the data and how is it packaged? How is media buying changing?

PANELISTS
Chad Beasley, VP, Advanced TV Sales, Delivery Agent
Brett Adamczyk, VP, Development & Strategy, Videa
Damon Marshall, VP of Business Development, Supersonic
Ashley Swartz, CEO & Founder, Furious Corp. 
Moderator: Mark Yackanich, CEO, Genesis Media


 

Moderators
MY

Mark Yackanich

CEO, Genesis Media

Speakers
avatar for Brett Adamczyk

Brett Adamczyk

VP, Business Development & Strategy, Videa
Brett joined Videa as VP of Business Development after spending over 9 years in the financial services industry, both as an advisor and an investor. He specialized in distressed investing and the technology, media and telecommunications industries while at Rothschild, Cerberus Capital Management and Berylson Capital. Brett was a member of the Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies and oversaw investments in the Four Points Media... Read More →
avatar for Chad Beasley

Chad Beasley

VP, Advanced TV Sales, Delivery Agent
avatar for Damon Marshall

Damon Marshall

VP, Business Development, Supersonic
http://supersonic.com
avatar for Ashley J. Swartz

Ashley J. Swartz

Founder & CEO, Furious Corp.
Furious Corp., founded by former CEO of Furious Minds LLC, Ashley J. Swartz, is an expert in the business models and platforms of TV tomorrow and online video advertising, with a background in finance and an MBA. Ashley is a serial entrepreneur and expert on how to scale, sell and deploy new and emerging media channels, having previously done so in mobile and In-Game Advertising. Swartz’s passion for... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

11:00am

PANEL: The Latest TV & Video Industry Research
Leaders in digital and video present research about the current state of the video industries by looking at current trends in television and streaming and providing insight into consumer adoption of new services, advertising effectiveness and new business models.

PRESENTERS
Emily Christner, VP & GM, TVGuide.com and Metacritic at CBS Interactive's Media Group
Gene Hoffman, Chairman & CEO, Vindicia  
Greg Stuart, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
Moderator: Al Lieberman, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Director of Entertainment, Media, and Technology Program, NYU Stern

Speakers
avatar for Emily Christner

Emily Christner

VP & GM, TV Guide and Metacritic at CBS Interactive
Emily Christner has 15 years of experience in media, entertainment and sports for venerable brands such as the Boston Bruins, Virgin and TV Guide. Currently, Emily is VP & GM of TV Guide, TV.com and Metacritic, part of CBS Interactive's Media Group. | | Prior to CBS Interactive, Ms. Christner was Vice President of Marketing for TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile, where she led consumer audience growth and new product launches through social... Read More →
avatar for Gene Hoffman

Gene Hoffman

Chairman & CEO, Vindicia
Representative for Vindicia
avatar for Greg Stuart

Greg Stuart

CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
http://mmaglobal.com


Friday October 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:45am

Future of Video and Publishing - Lightning Talks (Series 2)
11:45am
START-UP
Peter Borum, CEO, Reelio

11:51am
START-UP
“Click Like You Eat"
Erica Berger, CEO & Founder, Catchpool 

11:57am
START-UP
Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner, Red Media Africa (RED)

12:03pm
START-UP
Amy McGovern, VP, Strategic Sales, VideoAmp 

12:09am
START-UP
 Jason Saltzman, CEO & Founder, AlleyNYC and Ray Henessey, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur.com 

Speakers
avatar for Erica Berger

Erica Berger

Founder, Catchpool
Erica Berger is an NYC based writer and Internet entrepreneur, active in the tech, media, and social impact spheres. She's the founder of Catchpool, a new media and mindfulness startup, as well as the founder and Editorial Director of Mileage Media, a community connecting people between NYC, London, LA, and San Francisco. She writes for Fast Company, and spent the last few years working in digital at The Economist, as well as at... Read More →
avatar for Pete Borum

Pete Borum

CEO + cofounder, Reelio
Pete is the cofounder and CEO of Reelio, a startup that provides a data-driven technology platform that matches brands with influencers. Prior to cofounding Reelio, Pete was the Director of Communications at Revstone, where he led the brand consolidation of 18 portfolio companies in 4 countries. Before that, Pete founded Aspirént, a strategic consulting firm whose projects included, among others, a massive direct marketing campaign for... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Hennessey

Raymond Hennessey

Editorial Director, Entrepreneur Media Inc.
Ray Hennessey is editorial director of Entrepreneur Media. Previously, he was | director of business news at the FOX Business Network, where he managed | day-to-day editorial operations for the channel. Before joining FOX News in | 2007, Ray spent a decade at Dow Jones in a variety of positons, notably | editor of SmartMoney.com and news editor for Dow Jones Newswires. For six | years, he authored the IPO Outlook column for The Wall Street... Read More →
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Managing Partner and Co-Foundwr, Red Media Africa
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is Managing Partner of Red Media Africa (RED) - which owns the continent's largest portfolio of youth media brands. RED's brands include The Future Africa Awards Africa, Y! Africa and YNaija.com. In 2010, he convened friends and colleagues to hold the historic EnoughisEnough protests and co-founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, which has become the country’s foremost... Read More →
avatar for Amy McGovern

Amy McGovern

VP, Strategic Sales, VideoAmp
McGovern is the vice president of strategic sales at VideoAmp and head of their New York Office. Previously she worked for Fox Networks Group where she was the vice president of digital video ad sales. In her ten years at Fox, she successfully launched Fox Cable Entertainment’s TV Everywhere ad sales solution FXNOW. She created new revenue streams across devices and networks including FX, FXX, FXM, and National Geographic channels. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Jason Saltzman

Jason Saltzman

CEO & Co-Founder, AlleyNYC
Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. Through his roll as CEO of AlleyNYC and as a TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real life practical application and creative marketing advice.  He is also considered a “must know” in the NYC entrepreneurial scene.  


Friday October 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
INNOVATION STAGE

11:45am

PANEL: Buying and Selling of Cross-Platform Video Advertising
This panel will consist experts from TV network sales, ad agencies buyers, platform companies, and measurement companies, discussing the successes and challenges of cross-media video selling/buying including Linear  TV, cable VOD, Broadband Video, and Over-the-Top Video.

PANELISTS
Dan Bruinsma, SVP, Activation Director, Starcom MediaVest Group
John Collins, Managing Director, MediaStorm
Domenico DiMeglio, VP, Distribution & Operations, CBS Interactive
Rick Mandler, VP, Strategy & Digital Media Advertising, Disney/ABC
Richard Buchanan, Vice President Engineering and Operations, Comcast Wholesale
Moderator: Chris Pizzurro, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Canoe Ventures 

Moderators
avatar for Chris Pizzurro

Chris Pizzurro

Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Canoe Ventures
http://canoeventures.com

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bruinsma

Dan Bruinsma

SVP, Activation Director, Starcom MediaVest Group
avatar for Richard Buchanan

Richard Buchanan

Vice President Engineering and Operations, Comcast Wholesale
Vice President, Strategic Development Richard Buchanan is Vice President, Strategic Development for Comcast Wholesale, a division of Comcast Cable. In this role, Buchanan leads large customer engagement and strategic planning for the Comcast Wholesale portfolio of services. As a member of the Comcast Wholesale Senior Leadership Team, Buchanan is also responsible for bringing customer input and market information into the organization to... Read More →
avatar for John Collins

John Collins

Managing Director, MediaStorm
http://mediastorm.biz
avatar for Domenico DiMeglio

Domenico DiMeglio

VP, Distribution & Operations, CBS Interactive
avatar for Rick Mandler

Rick Mandler

VP, Strategy & Digital Media Advertising, Disney/ABC


Friday October 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:45am

PANEL: Distribution of Multi-Platform Video Content in the Global Digital Supply Chain
This panel will discuss the tools and best practices being used by entertainment and media companies to provide better efficiency, streamline processes and create secure work flow environments for the creation and distribution of multiplatform content into the digital entertainment supply chain.

PANELISTS
Elizabeth Hendricks North, President, CuriosityStream
Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms
Richard Bloom, VP, VOD & Partnerships, Vimeo
Scott Chambers, SVP & GM, North America Media & Licensing, Sesame Workshop
Ryan Duame, VP, Sales & Branded Entertainment, Collective Digital Studio
Moderator: Jennifer Klein, Senior Client Engagament Manager, Furious Corp.

 

Moderators
JK

Jennifer Klein

Senior Client Engagament Manager, Furious Corp.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Allen

Richard Allen

SnagFilms
Rick Allen has run successful companies in nearly every form of media, and helped to develop or extend some of the country’s most prestigious brands. Rick is the founding CEO of SnagFilms, which he helped to create with Ted Leonsis. SnagFilms’ newest unit, ViewLift, is a unique platform helping media companies extend their audiences in the OTT, mobile and web world, via proprietary technology, leading industry relationships, and... Read More →
avatar for Richard Bloom

Richard Bloom

Vice President, VOD & Partnerships, Vimeo
http://vimeo.com
avatar for Scott Chambers

Scott Chambers

Senior Vice President/General Manager, North America, Sesame Workshop
Scott Chambers serves as Senior Vice President/General Manager, North America Media and Licensing, at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. He is responsible for the holistic management of the Workshop’s North American businesses, including licensed consumer products, all media platforms, themed entertainment, and strategic partnerships.
RD

Ryan Daume

VP, Sales & Branded Entertainment, Collective Digital Studio
avatar for Elizabeth Hendricks North

Elizabeth Hendricks North

President, CuriosityStream
http://curiositystream.com


Friday October 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Friday October 9, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION LOFT

12:15pm

Lunch Break & Meetings
Friday October 9, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:45pm

1:45pm

Television Marketing Leadership Roundtable
This panel of leading television marketing executives will discuss the mix and techniques being used to market television and video today and how they see this changing in the years to come.

PANELISTS
Patricia Hadden, SVP & Head of Marketing, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal 
Isaac Showman, Managing Director, Reuters TV
Jamal Henderson, President, SpringHill Entertainment (LeBron James' company) 
Yale Wang, Head of Marketing, DramaFever
Moderator: Ari Zoldan, CEO, Quantum Media Group

Moderators
avatar for Ari Zoldan

Ari Zoldan

CEO, Presidential Candidate 2016, Quantum Media Group
Entrepreneur, television and radio commentator, speaker, media personality, best selling author, Ari Zoldan has made his mark in the technology, business and start-up sectors.  As CEO and founder of Quantum Networks, LLC, a New York City-based e-commerce company, Zoldan oversaw the company’s expansion from a startup in 2008 to a multimillion-dollar company in 2014. His oversight gained the company a 4,566% increase in revenue a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Hadden

Patricia Hadden

SVP, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal
http://www.nbcuni.com
JH

Jamal Henderson

President, Spring Hill Productions
http://springhillproductions.com
avatar for Issac Showman

Issac Showman

Founder & Managing Director, Reuters TV
avatar for Yale Wang

Yale Wang

Head of Marketing, DramaFever
http://dramafever.com


Friday October 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

1:50pm

Future of Video and Publishing - Lightning Talks (Series 3) + Mini Panel
Our next segments includes 2 Lightning Talks followed by a 10 minute panel on "Live Streaming" and followed by 4 Lightning Talks.

1:50pm
Adi Sideman, CEO, YouNow

1:56pm
Rush Doshi, GM, FireTalk Live

2:02pm
10 Minute Panel with YouNow and FireTalk on "Live Streaming"

2:15pm
START-UP
David Moricca, CEO, Clubcastlive

2:21pm
START-UP
Mihkel Jäätma, CEO & Founder, Realeyes

2:27pm
START-UP
"The Future of Video is Interactive and Connected"

Steve Callanan, CEO, Wirewax

2:33pm
Rory Brown, Chief Content Officer, Bleacher Report

Speakers
avatar for Rory Brown

Rory Brown

Chief Content Officer, Bleacher Report
Rory Brown, based in Bleacher Report’s New York office, oversees all forms of content for Bleacher Report under a unified content creation team.  He spearheads both editorial and video content creation for the site and its top-rated Team Stream app.  Brown joined Bleacher Report in 2008 as an assignment desk editor and has quickly risen through the ranks. Since July 2013, he was vice president of content... Read More →
avatar for Steve Callanan

Steve Callanan

Founder & CEO, WIREWAX
WIREWAX CEO Steve Callanan, an Electronic Engineering major, started his career in television – creating shows with record-breaking audience share for all the major networks. He established his first production company in 2001 producing movie trailers, motion graphics, music videos and commercials; and was also producing over 400 hours of branded, short-form fashion and beauty content for the four biggest lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for Rush Doshi

Rush Doshi

General Manager, Firetalk
Rush Doshi currently serves as the GM of Firetalk, the always-on interactive video platform empowering a new generation of broadcasters around the world to engage with and monetize their audiences. Doshi is also the VP of Product and Marketing for Paltalk, the long-running group video chat community with over 100 million members.Prior to Firetalk, Rush founded SuperGlued, a live music-based social network that connects concertgoers with one... Read More →
MJ

Mihkel Jäätma

Realeyes, CEO, Founder
avatar for David Moricca

David Moricca

CEO, ClubcastLIVE
David Moricca founded ClubcastLIVE in 2013 and has since led the company’s growth, helping brands, agencies, and venue chains connect their live events through live streaming. In his role as ClubcastLIVE’s Chief Executive Officer, David utilizes over a decade of experience in the media and online learning space.
avatar for Adi Sideman

Adi Sideman

CEO & Founder, YouNow


Friday October 9, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
INNOVATION STAGE

2:15pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote with Jarrod Moses, CEO & Founder, United Entertainment Group (UEG)

Speakers
avatar for Jarrod Moses

Jarrod Moses

CEO & Founder, United Entertainment Group
http://uegworldwide.com


Friday October 9, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:30pm

FEATURED PRESENTATION
Presentation by Reid Genauer, CMO, Magisto

Speakers
avatar for Reid Genauer

Reid Genauer

CMO, Magisto
Reid Genauer champions a holistic approach to creating consumer-facing digital products at the intersection of technology and creativity. His personal mandate is to foster long-term vision for companies that are changing the face of commerce and culture and transforming the world we live in. Genauer is the CMO of Magisto, an app driven cloud based service for creating and sharing professional quality movies. His previous roles include... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:45pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote Conversation with Jonathan Miller, Partner, Advancit Capital / former Chief Digital Officer and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group, News Corporation / former Chairman and CEO, AOL
Interviewed by: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Vorhaus

Mike Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors founded the Magid Internet and New Media research and consultation practice in 1995, with AOL and Excite as his first two clients. Mike’s team has completed over 2,500 engagements with over 100 Internet clients. Mike began the Magid Gaming Practice in 2001 with EA and Sony Online as his first two clients. The Magid Game Practice now works with most of the major game publishers. | Mike provides... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Partner, Advancit Capital
Jonathan Miller is a Partner at Advancit Capital. He was the Chief Digital Officer and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for News Corporation, a role in which he drove the Company’s overall digital strategy in conjunction with various operational heads, while also directly overseeing all of News Corp.’s standalone digital businesses. He also acted as News Corp’s principal executive for Hulu.Previously, Jon was Chairman and... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:10pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:45pm

Networking Break
Friday October 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
INNOVATION LOFT

3:10pm

Innovation Summit - Fireside Chat on "Investing in Media/Entertainment-Tech"
Join us for an engaging conversation about "Investing in Media/Entertainment-Tech".

PANELISTS
Fran Hauser, Partner, Rothenberg Ventures
Taylor Greene, Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Moderator:  Colin Gillis, Technology Analyst & Director of Research, BGC Partners 

Moderators
avatar for Colin Gillis

Colin Gillis

Director of Research, BGC Financial, L.P.
Colin is the director of research and a senior technology analyst at BGC Financial, levering over a decade of sell-side experience analyzing public and private companies. His current focus includes mobile computing, performance and brand advertising, payments and commerce, and the platforms and piping that power the digital economy. An electrical engineering graduate ( bachelor of science) with honors from Brown University, and academically... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Greene

Taylor Greene

Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Taylor Greene is a Partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Previously, Taylor ran business development and served on the Board of Directors at Altruik (acquired by Searchdex). Prior to Altruik, he was an Associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures and a business development consultant for several early stage startups. Taylor has also held operating and finance roles at Time Warner and at The Synapse Group, an integrated marketing firm acquired by... Read More →
avatar for Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

Partner, Rothenberg Ventures
Fran Hauser is a venture capital investor, digital media veteran, and an advocate for women and kids. She is passionate about connecting people and inspiring change. An active investor, Fran is a partner at Rothenberg Ventures (“RV”). Through her work at RV and as an angel investor, she has actively supported dozens of innovative companies including ZADY, LevoLeague, Hullabalu, Bustle, HelloGiggles and Preserve and has... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:10pm - 3:25pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:30pm

Innovation Summit - Keynote Conversation with Leo Hindery
Keynote Conversation with Leo Hindery, Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, Founding Chairman of YES Network, Investor, Former CEO of AT&T Broadband
Interviewed by: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Moderators
avatar for Mike Vorhaus

Mike Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors founded the Magid Internet and New Media research and consultation practice in 1995, with AOL and Excite as his first two clients. Mike’s team has completed over 2,500 engagements with over 100 Internet clients. Mike began the Magid Gaming Practice in 2001 with EA and Sony Online as his first two clients. The Magid Game Practice now works with most of the major game publishers. | Mike provides... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leo Hindery

Leo Hindery

Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners
Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, along with Peter M. Kern. From 2001 until October 2004, he was the founding Chairman and CEO of The YES Network, the regional television home of the New York Yankees, where he won five executive producer Emmys for outstanding programming. From December 1999 until January 2001, Mr. Hindery was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:30pm

PANEL: VR Content Strategy & Audience Development
Most of the industry attention right now is being focused on the technology and platforms surrounding VR, but there are deeper, more fundamental questions we need to address including how we drive adoption of VR and how we create a sustainable content ecosystem. This panel of experts on the forefront of VR content creation will tackle these questions and more.

PANELIST
Rick Rey, CEO & Co-Founder, Surreal 
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Barry Pousman, Director of Programming, Discovery Digital Networks, New Media Advisor, the U.N.
Joergen Geerds, CEO, Koncept VR
Moderator: Michael Learmonth, Editor, Tech, Media and Culture, International Business Times  

Moderators
avatar for Michael Learmonth

Michael Learmonth

Editor, Tech, Media and Culture, International Business Times
Editor, writer, commentator on the intersection of technology, media and advertising.

Speakers
JG

Joergen Geerds

CEO, Koncept VR
avatar for Aaron Luber

Aaron Luber

Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
http://google.com
avatar for Barry Pousman

Barry Pousman

Director of Programming, Discovery Digital Networks
http://www.discoverydigitalnetworks.com
avatar for Rick Rey

Rick Rey

CEO & Co-founder, Surreal
Rick Rey is chief executive officer and co-founder of Surreal. He is a veteran digital media executive, and former general manager of entertainment at Maker Studios. Previously he was head of original content and branded entertainment at Blip, an independent video platform. Rick has spent the last 10 years pioneering in the online video space.


Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:30pm

PANEL: INFLUENCER MARKETING: Aligning Brands With Social Influencers
This panel of executives and representatives working with digital influencers with significant followings will discuss how they work with brands, including different strategies such as sponsored posts versus contests versus public appearances. How do brands judge the success of these campaigns in terms of engagement – likes, comments, revines, etc.? What is the future of influencer marketing?

PANELISTS
Detavio Samuels, President, One Solution 
Natalie Zfat, Co-Founder, The Social Co. 
Fabian Birgfeld, Founder & CEO, W12 Studios
Moderator: Nick Cicero, Founder & CEO, Delmondo


Moderators
avatar for Nick Cicero

Nick Cicero

Founder & CEO, Delmondo
Nick is the founder and CEO of Delmondo, an end-to-end platform for creators to produce, measure, and monetize content with brands, media companies, and ad agencies. With more than 1500 creators on their roster, they've worked with brands like Head and Shoulders, Priceline, Cinnabon, JBL Audio, 20th Century Fox, and more.  | | A digital media strategist, musician, writer and speaker, Nick is a leader in building... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fabian Birgfeld

Fabian Birgfeld

Founder & Partner, W12 Studios Ltd.
http://w12studios.com
avatar for Detavio Samuels

Detavio Samuels

President, One Solution
http://tvone.tv
avatar for Natalie Zfat

Natalie Zfat

Co-Founder, The Social Co.
twitter.com/nataliezfat


Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

PANEL: OTT DELIVERY: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
In the January 1849 issue of his journal "Les Guêpes," Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr famously wrote "The more it changes, the more it's the same thing."  Over the years that has been re-interpreted to mean "The more things change, the more they stay the same."  It's the same in the TV business these days.  After the rapid onset of "OTT-is-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" thinking, the industry has his the reset button, and the same folks who were running the business a few years ago are running it today.  TV Studios are still producing shows (although now they have a few extra customers like Netflix and Amazon); TV Networks are still distributing shows (and now they don't have to depend entirely on the MVPDs to get viewers); and the MVPDs themselves have adopted the packaged good "flanker brand" strategy:  "if somebody is going to be on the shelf with ME, it's going to be MY product."   Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, will challenge the key players to find out how they are adapting their distribution and product strategies to keep their legacy businesses
whole while exploiting new opportunities.

PANELISTS
Tom Ryan, CEO, PlutoTV
Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates
Chris Falkner, SVP, Advanced TV, NBCUniversal 
Luc Perreault, VP Distribution and Government Relations, Pelmorex Media
Don Wilcox, VP Digital Marketing and Services, PBS 
Moderator: Rick Howe,  iTV Doctor 

Moderators
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Rick Howe

The iTV Doctor, Interactive TV Today
Rick Howe is a cable and television veteran, elected as a Cable Pioneer in 2011. He writes a column for itvt.com as The iTV Doctor, and provides consulting services to distributors, content owners and technology providers in the enhanced television space.

Speakers
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Chris Falkner

Senior Vice President, Advanced TV, NBC Broadcasting at NBC Universal
http://nbcuni.com
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Luc Perreault

VP Distribution and Government Relations, Pelmorex Media
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Tom Ryan

CEO & Co-Founder, Pluto TV
Tom Ryan is CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV, a rapidly growing Internet television platform that combines digital and traditional content into 100+ lean-back TV channels. He also serves on the boards of mobile music community Smule, crowdsourced art & e-commerce company Threadless, and men's clothing service Trunk Club until its acquisition by Nordstrom in 2014.
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Brett Sappington

Director of Research, Parks Associates
http://parksassociates.com
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Don Wilcox

VP, Digital Marketing & Services, PBS


Friday October 9, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

PANEL: SHOOTING FOR THE TOP: Making Great Original Digital Video
When it comes to TV awards, digital may be the new cable with Netflix and Amazon taking home big awards at the Emmys and other awards shows. Moreover, audiences are becoming agnostic as to which screen or service they use to view video content. This panel will discuss the shift, dollars and talent being directed at creating great original content for digital platforms. What are the strategies for success in original digital video?

PANELISTS
JC Cangilla, SVP Business Development, New Form Digital Studios 
Bill Masterson, Co-Founder, Believe Entertainment Group
Leigh DavenportVP, Programming - Women & Lifestyle, HB Studios, Interactive One
Michael Klein, EVP, Programming & Content Strategy, Digital Channels, Conde Nast Entertainment
John P. Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Bunim/Murray Productions Digital
Terence Gray, Executive Director & Founder, New York Television Festival
Moderator: Jocelyn Johnson, Founder, VideoInk

Moderators
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Jocelyn Johnson

Principal, Founder, JJPR, VideoInk
http://jjdigitalpr.com

Speakers
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JC Cangilla

SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital Studios
http://newformdigital.com
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Leigh Davenport

VP, Programming, Women & Lifestyle, HB Studios/Interactive One
http://interactiveone.com
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Terence Gray

Founder & Executive Director, New York Television Festival (NYTVF)
Terence Gray launched the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in 2005 as the industry's first creative festival for television artists. Throughout the NYTVF's (www.NYTVF.com) ten-year history, Gray has orchestrated development relationships on behalf of the Festival, resulting in over $3,000,000 in development funding for television artists. Those initiatives, partnered with over 40 networks, studios, production companies and brands, have... Read More →
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Michael Klein

EVP, Programming & Content Strategy, Digital Channels, Conde Nast Entertainment
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Bill Masterson

Co-Founder, Believe Entertainment Group
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John Roberts

Chief Digital Officer, Bunim/Murray Productions Digital
John P. Roberts is a television and digital media veteran with a 20-year history of developing original content, new business strategies and ancillary revenue streams for the entertainment industry. He is currently the Chief Digital Officer for Bunim-Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company.  In this role, Roberts leads BMP Digital with a focus on increasing the company’s digital productions, including multi-platform and digital... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

4:00pm

6:00pm

Reelio Open House

Limited to 40 guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here

 

This will be a networking event. Come have a drink with the Reelio team and NY Media Fest attendees.



Friday October 9, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reelio 41 Elizabeth St, Suite 701 New York, NY 10013