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2017 Agenda

  • monday feb 02
  • tuesday feb 03
PRESENTERS:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Bayview Ballroom
Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of digital entertainment followed by Q/A .

PRESENTERS

Brett Bouttier, President, AwesomenessTV 
Lukas Cudrigh, SVP, Digital, Red Bull Media House North America
Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
Moderator: Ralph Simon, Chairman, Mobilium Global
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
Bayview Ballroom
This panel of digital entertainment leaders will discuss how digital content will be made, distributed, marketed, consumed and monetized in the future. What are the key factors contributing to the continued growth of digital revenue? What developments are expected in the value-chain for digital content monetization? What areas are poised for the greatest growth? What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the digital marketplace?

PANELISTS
Robert Hayes, Executive Vice President Digital, NBCUniversal
Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media
Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, PBS
Andy Shenkler, Chief Solutions & Technology Officer, Sony DADC New Media Solutions
Moderator: Lucas Shaw, Entertainment Reporter, Bloomberg
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
PRESENTER
George Strompolos, Founder & CEO, Fullscreen Media
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Bayview Ballroom

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
PRESENTER
Kris Nagel, CEO, Vindicia
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Sierra
PRESENTERS
Mike Trigg, Chief Operating Officer, Hightail
Brett Bouttier, President, AwesomenessTV

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Promenade
Marty Strenczewilk CEO & President, Splyce
Interviewer: Brian Moreno, Co-Founder, Lava Falls
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PRESENTER
Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner, Music Watch
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Palisades
PRESENTER
Brian Seth Hurst, President, Chief Storyteller, StoryTech Immersive
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Pacific
PANELISTS
Steve Shannon, General Manager of Content & Services, Roku
Tracy Wright, Director, Global Content Operations, Netflix
Jason Friedlander, Director, Solutions Engineering, Media & Entertainment, Verizon Digital Media Services
Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Content Strategy, Vubiquity 
Moderator: Colin Dixon, Owner & Principal Analyst, nScreenMedia
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS
Zach Blume, Managing Partner, Portal A Jeff Weiser, CMO, Shutterstock
Greg Bond, Vice President, Global Licensing, Jukin Media
Nicole McCormack, SVP Revenue Strategy & Operations, Flipboard
Moderator: Philip Alberstat, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Contend
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade
PANELISTS
Steven Roberts, Executive Chairman, ESL
Mike Lee, Director of Digital, AEG Global Partnerships
Brandon Leopoldus, Of Counsel, Gerard Fox Law
Nate Eckman Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Ultimate Media Ventures 
Moderator: Carter Rogers, Research Manager, SuperData Research
12:15 PM - 12:45
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS
Bill Colitre, General Counsel, Music Reports
Benjamin Page, VP & Managing Director North America, Epidemic Sound
Jon Bahr, VP of Music Publishing & Rights Management, CD Baby
Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Palisades
PANELISTS
Amy Small, Head of VR, Framestore
Christine Lee, VP & GM, Global Business Development, Immersv
Michael Ronen, Co-Founder, Splash VR
Brooks Brown, Global Director VR, Starbreeze Studios
Moderator: Brian Seth Hurst, President, Chief Storyteller, StoryTech Immersive
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Pacific

Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
VR/AR experts discuss the current state of VR/AR, consumer adoption and what it means for the television, movie, and entertainment business. 

PANELISTS

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder & EVP, Wevr
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox
Yelena Rachitsky, Creative Producer, Experiences, Oculus VR
Campbell Foster, Director, Marketing, Adobe 
Moderator: Seth Shapiro, Governor, Television Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
PRESENTER
Dan Weinstein, President, Studio71
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom
PRESENTER: 
Dave Lazar, CEO, Stage TEN
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Sierra
PRESENTER
Naseem Sayani, Partner & Founder, Digital Oxygen
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Promenade
PRESENTER
Jackie Subek, CEO & Founder, Hey Jackpot!
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
Jonathan Azu, Senior Manager, Red Light Management
Interviewer: John Frankenheimer, Chairman Emeritus & Chair, Music Industry, Loeb & Loeb LLP
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Palisades
PRESENTER:
Phil Leylend, VR/AR Initiative Program Lead, USC Entertainment Technology Center
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Pacific
PANELISTS:
Tom Ryan, CEO, Pluto TV
Keith Valory, CEO, Plex
G.O. Burton. SVP, Distribution & Partnerships, OWNZONES Media Network
Rob Malnati, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Cedexis
Kris Nagel, CEO, Vindicia
Moderator: Allison Dollar, CEO, iTV Alliance
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS:
Adam Rymer, President, Legendary Digital Ventures
Steven Oh, Chief Business Officer, The Young Turks
Josh Baird, Director of Social Media and Audience Development, Fox Sports
Marc Scarpa, Founder, Simplynew
Chris Neff, Director of Digital & Experiential, EP Tool of North America 
Moderator: Brian Ring, President, Ring Digital
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Promenade
PANELISTS:
Russell Binder, Founding Partner, Striker Entertainment
Spencer Hunt, SVP of Games & Interactive Entertainment, Skydance Productions
Omar Siddiqui, CEO, Kiwi, Creator, Sequel Shaun Clark, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Moderator: Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Danny Anders, CEO, ClearTracks
Ivica Simatovic, CEO, Gamecredits
Ken Umezaki, Co-Founder, Dot Blockchain Music Project
Bryce Weiner, Founder, Tao Network
Moderator: Jimmy Nguyen, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Palisades
PANELISTS:
Rich Flier, Managing Director, Business Development, Digital Domain
Julia Sourikoff, Head of VR & 360, Tool of North America
Storme Whitby-Grubb, Creative Director, Immersive Storyteller
Marcie Jastrow, SVP Immersive Media, Head of Technicolor Experience Center
Moderator: Michael Gold, Co-founder & CEO, Holojam
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pacific
PRESENTER:
Drew Silverstein, Co-Founder & CEO, Amper Music
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS:
Nadine Rajabi, Executive Producer, Bravo’s Below Deck
Vince Lynch, CEO, IV.AI, Advisor, Dumbstruck
Allie Greenwald, Senior Account Executive, Sales & Brand Partnerships, Fullscreen Media
Morgan Pietz, Partner, Gerard Fox Law, P.C.
Moderator: Robin Burke, Creative Director of Original Content & EVP of International, Ignition Creative 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
PANELISTS:
Colin McCafferty, Managing Partner, McCafferty & Company
Richard Lee, SVP, Global Strategic Initiatives, CJ E&M America
Moderator: David Sands, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Zach Lebeau, CEO, SingularDTV
Jason Kassin, Co-Founder & CEO, FilmTrack
Bryan Walley, COO, Exactuals LLC
Moderator: Paul Sweeting, Co-founder, Editor & Conference Co-Chair, RightsTech Summit
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Palisades
PANELISTS:
Maurice Bernstein, CEO & Co-founder, Giant Step
Kevin Cornish, Founder, Moth + Flame VR
Mike Johns, Founder, UrbanWorld Music
Moderator: Cortney Harding, Founder, Cortney Harding Consulting
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pacific

Afternoon Beer & Snack Break

Sponsored by: Shutterstock
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This panel of top decision-makers in television, movie and video content discusses the future of video monetization and new digital distribution models and platforms. What does it take to make successful video content to be distributed and monetized on multiple platforms and devices? How do you engage, empower, connect and monetize audiences across platforms? What trends and developments are the most important to the future direction of the industry?

PANELISTS:
Kevin Conroy, President, DIgital & New Platforms, MGM
Bonnie Pan, President, Endemol Shine Beyond, U.S.
Jesse Sisgold, President & COO, Skydance Media
Joseph Hopkins, Chief Revenue Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services
Moderator: Phil Schuman, Senior Managing Director; Co-Leader, Media & Entertainment Practice Group, FTI Consulting
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
Petar Mandich, Chief Talent Officer, ADDITION
Justine Ezarik a.k.a. iJustine
Interviewer: Ken Rutkowski, Host, Voice of Disruption
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom (Rooftop)
PRESENTER:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt; Digital Founder, Digital Media Wire
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
  • Visionary presentations on the future of brands and advertising.
  • Mythbusters: eSports Edition
  • Presenter: Michael Cai, President, Interpret
  • The Future of Content Marketing
  • Presenter: Joe McCambley, SVP, Content Marketing, POP
  • Gamertainment
  • Presenter: Josh Yguado, President, Jam City
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Bayview Ballroom
As brands continue to transition away from traditional advertising to digital marketing strategies, effective content has become essential to building and maintaining a loyal consumer base. Today, more than ever, brands need to produce engaging, shareable content to connect with consumers and stay at the top of their industry. This panel will provide examples of how brands are creating engaging content and building social community and the impact on customer relationships and brand loyalty.

PANELISTS:
Shawn Gold, Chief Marketing Officer, TechStyle Fashion Group
Stephanie Horbaczewski, Co-Founder, President & CEO, StyleHaul
Shannon Pruitt, President, The Story Lab NA, a Dentsu Aegis Network company
Moderator: Shira Lazar, Co-founder/Host/EP, What’s Trending 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
Bob Gruters, Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions - US, Facebook
Interviewer: Amy Elkins, SVP, Media & Marketing Innovation, STX Entertainment
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 
Bayview Ballroom

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
PRESENTER:
Matt Edelman, Head of Digital Operations & Marketing Solutions, WME-IMG (William Morris Endeavor - IMG)
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Sierra
PRESENTER:
Itay Rahat, Director, Digital & CRM Product Solutions, Warner Music Group 
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Promenade
PRESENTER: 
Albert Lai, CEO & Co-Founder, Big Viking Games
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PRESENTERS:
Lee Greer, President, NPREX
Neeta Ragoowansi, SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Palisades
Startup Presenters:
Wonda VR
VRTIFY
Maestro 
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Pacific
PANELISTS:
Jonathan Anastas, Chief Marketing Officer, TEN: The Enthusiast Network
Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida Adam Wescott, Partner & Co-Founder, Select Management Group
Moderator: David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS:
Peter Corbett, Founder & President, Click 3x
Luis Medina, SVP of Partnerships, Rooster Teeth
Rich Krugh, Head of Partnerships, Pinterest
Jared Goldsmith, Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Digital, NBC Entertainment
Celina Kirchner, Advertising & Digital Media Attorney, Michelman & Robinson
Moderator: David Berkowitz, Chief Strategy Officer, Sysomos
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade
PANELISTS:
Lina Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, Nix Hydra
Matt McMahon, Vice President of Business Development, Seriously
Josh Brooks, SVP, Marketing & Brand Development, Jam City
Moderator: Josh Burns, Mobile & Gaming Industry Consultant
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Jeff Ponchick, CEO & Co-Founder, Repost Network
Joel Jordan, CEO, Synchtank
Matthew Adell, CEO & Founder, MetaPop
Moderator: Gary Greenstein, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Palisades
STARTUP PRESENTERS:
Pilotly
Sceenic
Grey Jean Technologies
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Bayview Ballroom

Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Nolan Bushnell, Chairman, Modal VR, Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese
Moderator: Ralph Simon, Chairman, Mobilium Global 
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
Jeff Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer, Starz
Interviewer: Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom
PANELISTS:
Jason Ziven, Producer, Mills Entertainment
Kristen Leanne, Actress, Model, YouTuber, Founder, Arctic Fox
Ryan Morgan, Brand Ambassador, Arctic Fox
Moderator: Kevin Winston, Founder & CEO, Digital LA 
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Sierra
PRESENTER:
Lippe Oosterhof, CEO, Busker 
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Promenade
Sharona Justman, Director, Digital Israel, Co-Founder, The Israel Conference
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
Fred Goldring, Chairman & Co-Founder, Music Aficionado
Moderator: Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Palisades
STARTUP PRESENTERS:
Dot Blockchain
Music Core Rights
NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange) 
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Pacific
PANELISTS:
David Grant, President, POPSUGAR Studios
Stella Mowen, Business Development & Content Acquisition, LeEco.com
John P. Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Bunim-Murray Productions
Zak Tucker, Founder, Harbor Picture Company
JC Cangilla, COO, New Form Digital
Patrick Starrr, Instagram & YouTube Personality
Moderator: Jocelyn Johnson, Founder, VideoInk
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS:
Phil Ranta, Chief Operations Officer, Studio71
Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential
Joslyn Davis Executive Producer, Clevver Media, Host/Producer, ClevverTV
Andy Tu, CMO, DEFY Media Rob Ilas, VP, Brand Partnerships, ION (Influencer Orchestration Network)
Moderator: Ronald Camhi, Managing Partner, Michelman & Robinson, LLP
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Promenade
PANELISTS:
John Linden, President, Seismic Games
Dave Swartz, President & Chief Creative Officer, MEDL Mobile
Fatima Nadine Khan, Vice President, Legal, Airpush
Christina Scelsi, U.S. General Counsel, Wargaming (USA)
Moderator: Nicholas DePalma, Counsel, Venable LLP
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Erik Steigen, CEO, USA Media Rights
Tomas Likar, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Hyperwallet Systems
Moderator: Vince Bannon, Chief Tin Knocker, Bannon Sheet Metal, Music + Media Company 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Palisades
PANELISTS:
Adam Boorstin EVP, Global Digital Distribution, Studio71
Bradley Andrews, Product Director, CDN, Highwinds
Michael Waghalter, SVP, Business Development , Omnia Media
Harry Lang, Vice President Product Management, Hallmark Labs
Moderator: David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra
PANELISTS:
Howard Marks, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, StartEngine Crowdfunding / StartEngine Capital
Cecily Mak, Chief Revenue Officer & General Counsel, Flipboard
Andrew Farage, New Media Ventures, United Talent Agency
Dan Chen, Managing Director, Siemer & Associates
Moderator: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Rian Bosak, Vice President of Network Operations, Fullscreen
Joe Moschella, SVP of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media
Kuni Takahashi, SVP of Corporate and Business Development, Rumblefish
Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media
Jason Kirk, Chief Busniess Officer, ZEFR
Moderator: Tamany Bentz, Partner, Venable LLP
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Palisades
STARTUP PRESENTERS:
Stagelink
Guru
Pivotshare
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Pacific

Afternoon Beer & Snack Break

Sponsored by HyperWallet
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us for the announcement of the Winner of the 2017 DEW Startup Competition.
HOST: Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Pacific
Michael Abrams, SVP Innovation, The Walt Disney Company
Interviewer: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Pacific
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Sinder Lounge