Kevin Winston is the founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based networking group of professionals in tech, startups, entertainment (movies, TV, video, music, games, VFX), social media, marketing, and advertising, reaching more than 80,000 members weekly via its newsletter, social media, and weekly events. digitalla.net @DigitalLA.
Kevin was recently listed in LA’s 500 Most Influential People list by LA Business Journal and Forbes has named him as one of “12 Entrepreneurs That Are Changing LA Forever”.
Kevin is also founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest startup conference in LA. The fest brings together LA’s startup CEOs, investors, Hollywood studios, and more, attracting more than 2,000 attendees each summer. The fest has been covered by Forbes, TechCrunch, LA Times, and more. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti gave a Certificate of Recognition for Silicon Beach Fest on its fifth anniversary.
Previously, Kevin worked at Fox Interactive Media, MySpace, and IGN where he created integrated marketing campaigns for movies, TV, and games. Prior to that, he worked at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and McKinsey & Company.
Kevin is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including: SXSW, CES, San Diego Comic-Con, Silicon Beach Fest, Cannes Film Fest, Social Media Week LA, NATPE, Entertainment Finance Forum, Digital Entertainment World, and Digital Hollywood.
Kevin graduated from Yale University, and has a masters from Harvard University.
He is President of both Yale in Hollywood and IVY Entertainment alumni networking groups.