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2018 Sponsors and Partners

Microsoft | www.microsoft.com
From global distribution of premium video content, to engaging with and educating your employees, to connecting and interacting with your customers, use the power of media to transform your business. Quickly build and deploy video solutions, scale as you need and deliver videos anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Azure Media Services gives you broadcast-quality video streaming services to reach worldwide audiences, enhancing accessibility, distribution, scalability, and cost-effectiveness—all while protecting your content.

Akamai | www.akamai.com
If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've used Akamai's cloud delivery platform. Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices. With the broadest array of best-in-class cloud delivery products and services, including video delivery solutions, superior web and mobile performance, cloud security, and enterprise access – all underpinned by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring – businesses count on our people and technology to support them every step of the way.

Verizon Digital Media Services | www.verizondigitalmedia.com
Verizon Digital Media Services offers an industry-leading, end-to-end digital media platform to prepare, deliver, display and monetize online content. The platform is built on the world’s largest, most connected network, and has over 100 points of presence on five continents, ensuring high-quality viewing of digital content on any device, anytime, anywhere. The company powers websites, apps and OTT video services for many of the world’s largest publishers, media companies and enterprises. Learn more about how Verizon Digital Media Services continues to change the way the world watches at www.verizondigitalmedia.com.

Venable | www.venable.com
Venable’s Digital Media team is comprised of attorneys who have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients in effectively navigating legal, regulatory and political landscapes. With a particular focus on digital advertising, digital entertainment, social media, mobile platform, technology, privacy and data security, e-commerce, and mobile payments, we counsel clients across a broad range of matters, including business transactions and strategies, compliance issues, advocacy, investigations, and litigation. We fully engage with our clients to deliver timely, creative, and integrated solutions.

Hyperwallet | www.hyperwallet.com
Hyperwallet’s payout platform provides growing organizations with a frictionless, transparent, and reliable way to manage royalty payments and enhance the payee’s experience. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and digital platforms, Hyperwallet’s advanced payment architecture unifies fragmented financial infrastructure in a singular environment. Put your payees in control of their royalties with enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking technology, and payment choice. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, and Vancouver.

Sheppard Mullin | www.sheppardmullin.com
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our multidisciplinary entertainment and digital media practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices and the top media law practices in the world. Our lawyers work with major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, leading Internet portals, Web and mobile publishers, e-commerce, social media and other media companies in the production, distribution and monetization of digital content. With our depth of understanding of the business, we also effectively represent entertainment and digital media companies in their financing and mergers and acquisitions activities. We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry.

3Pillar Global | www.3pillarglobal.com
3Pillar Global builds innovative, revenue-generating digital products to quickly turn ideas into value. For media companies, these digital products include mobile, web, and OTT applications, content distribution platforms and ecosystems, and cross-platform advertising networks. 3Pillar product teams balance business-minded thinking with engineering and design expertise to develop digital products that meet real business needs. Media clients include PBS, National Geographic, the Telegraph of London, Cadent Technology, and many others. For more information on the company, please visit https://goo.gl/MWYPjV.

Jam City | www.jamcity.com
Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social game experiences for millions of players around the world. Founded in 2010 by former MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Aber Whitcomb, and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado, Jam City is the creator of popular and top grossing games including Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, and Marvel Avengers Academy among other titles. Jam City is at the forefront of companies that are monetizing mobile at scale. With 500 employees across studios in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Buenos Aires and a headquarters in Los Angeles, Jam City has built a global business powered by culture-shaping creativity.

StackPath | www.stackpath.com
StackPath is a platform of secure internet services built at the cloud's edge. StackPath services enable developers at organizations of any size to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from SaaS to web publishing, gaming, media streaming and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations, use StackPath services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath.

Frame.io | www.frame.io
Frame.io is powering the future of creative collaboration. Today’s leading media companies use Frame.io to streamline their video review and collaboration process with teammates, clients and a variety of stakeholders. Frame.io is all about what happens before distribution. Before you reach the finish line. We make getting there faster, smoother and more efficient with a single platform that works seamlessly across web and mobile.

Vubiquity | www.vubiquity.com
VUBIQUITY is the leading provider of premium content services and media technology solutions. VUBIQUITY connects content owners and video providers to deliver entertainment to viewers on any screen. Working with hundreds of leading film studios, television networks, independent producers and digital first networks, VUBIQUITY brings premium content to over 1,000 global video distributors. Privately held, VUBIQUITY has offices in Los Angeles, London and Toronto and the home of JUICE WORLDWIDE, their wholly owned distribution provider with ‘preferred’ status with the world’s leading digital platforms and OTT providers. For the latest company news, follow VUBIQUITY on Twitter @VUBIQUITY or visit www.vubiquity.com.

WSGR | www.wsgr.com
As the premier law firm provider to technology companies, WSGR has a legacy of representing pioneers in the media and entertainment industry. From start-ups developing the latest mobile apps to leaders in the online games sector, our attorneys have helped clients develop, monetize, and protect all types of digital media and commercial content and technologies. The firm's representation of media and entertainment clients over the years has given our attorneys a wealth of experience with breakaway innovations and disruptive technologies that have driven the sector. For more information visit www.wsgr.com.

Rumblefish | www.rumblefish.com
Rumblefish, the rights administration division of The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. The company’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. HFA issues the largest number of licenses for physical and digital formats of music in the U.S. and handles royalty payments to music publishers for over 100,000 catalogs. HFA is a subsidiary of SESAC Holdings. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.

Manatt | www.manatt.com
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany), Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base—including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies—across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
Manatt Digital, a division of Manatt, is a team of business strategists and business development advisors helping clients navigate the complex and evolving digital landscape with transformative results. For more information, visit www.manatt.com/Manatt-Digital.

Music Reports | www.musicreports.com
Music Reports is a global music licensing and administration platform. Our assets include Songdex®, the world’s largest database of sound recording and musical works information, a best-in-class SaaS-ready information technology platform, and a team of experienced music business affairs professionals. Music Reports’ capabilities are wide ranging, and are being extended in new directions as rapidly as the music business is changing. Generally, we help clients analyze the rights and rightsholders implicated by their proposed business activities; help obtain licenses for the rights they determine to pursue; and administer those licensed rights in a manner tailored to their specific needs.

WeWork | www.wework.com
Today, recruitment, retention, innovation, and productivity have increasingly tangible needs. Workspace is much more than a lease and four walls. It’s a dynamic environment that shapes the whole employee experience. Whether you’re looking to establish a 500-person headquarters or a one-person satellite office, WeWork creates a workplace that inspires employees and fosters a culture that attracts top talent – all while driving bottom-line efficiencies. Corporations worldwide are immersing themselves in the WeWork community. We’re collaborating with industry-leading companies to challenge the idea of traditional workspace. Learn more about our 15 locations in Los Angeles here.

Jukin Media | www.jukinmedia.com
Jukin Media is a global entertainment company built on the belief that the future of storytelling is user generated. Jukin produces original content for TV, the web, and emerging platforms, and is owner/ operator of a portfolio of social video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo; the properties combine for more than 75 million fans online and 2.7 billion monthly video views. Additionally, Jukin provides a wide range of solutions that allow premium brands, publishers, and media networks to leverage user-generated video content. For more information, visit http://jukinmedia.com/corporate.

Vezt | www.vezt.co
Vezt lets music fans share ownership with artists in their favorite songs.
Vezt is a revolutionary new platform that gives artists and rights holders control over their new or existing songs and allows them to easily capitalize on their work by choosing portions of their songs to offer for sale to fans, friends, rights-buyers and brands.
The Vezt platform employs blockchain technology to track and collect royalty income transparently. Vezt offers a true marketplace for songs and gives artists the opportunity to make a living and continue doing what they love most – make music.

Unofficial Cardboard | www.unofficialcardboard.com
Unofficial Cardboard has been creating Google Cardboard solutions from the very beginning.We are a leading manufacturer of custom branded VR cardboard viewers and our clients include Facebook, Google and Warner Bros. (to name a few). We believe that people should view 360 degree videos in the way it's intended to be seen, in Virtual Reality. There are many high-end viewers, but most people will never experience those because of the cost. The most affordable way to get VR content to the masses is custom branded cardboard VR viewers VR is a great way for entertainment companies, sports teams/leagues, brands & media companies to generate revenue plus customer loyalty through sponsorship programs & direct sales of viewers. We offer 3 types of cardboard viewers, one with a US patent and another is patent pending. Ask us how we can make FREE custom samples for your company while you're at the show.

Zeno Group | www.zenogroup.com
Zeno Group is a global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. We pride ourselves on fierce creative grounded in research and insights to drive real business impact for clients’ business. At Zeno we bring a collaborative, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to all we do. And with our one P&L model and mindset, we promise clients the full force of Zeno every day. With each new challenge, we ground ourselves in our values: Human, Collaborative, Committed, True to our Word and our north star -- Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected.

Variety | www.variety.com
Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.

SAG-AFTRA | www.sagaftra.org
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.

Dialogfeed | www.dialogfeed.com
Dialogfeed is a social media aggregator platform bringing the power of social media feed on websites & all screens. It enables the retrieval, storage, and republishing of social feed streams via API and/or widget on the Web, Intranet, Extranets, emails, ads, apps, and any kind of screen. Dialogfeed enables you to master the social content produced by your brand, combine it with own and user generated content, and smartly republish streams of conversations, comments, reviews,... across your sphere of paid, owned, and earned media, while keeping control to make sure the right content gets to the right person at the right time. Dialogfeed helps to inspire, engage, highlight and increase your audience through social media and all digital channels.

WITI (Women in Technology International) | www.witi.com
Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit witi.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Esports Ad Bureau | www.esports-adbureau.com
The Esports Ad Bureau is dedicated to accelerating ad spending on esports opportunities by U.S. based marketers by reducing risk and providing confidence in the category and Ad Bureau Member offerings. We facilitate value proposition messaging common to all members, provide esports ad landscape education and guidance to agencies and brands, promote best practices and accepted metrics, and field research studies that support the value proposition of our Members.

Fusicology | www.fusicology.com
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.

The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) | www.audiogang.org
The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by game audio veterans in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. We are the leading organization for those involved in game music and sound design. Our membership is comprised of AAA publishers and developers, composers, engineers, voice over actors, students, and other professional organizations. We are governed by our prestigious Board of Directors that contribute their expertise to support initiatives that are beneficial to our members and the entire industry. Our foundation is supported by these Four Pillars: Networking, Education, Advocacy and Recognition. We host an annual awards ceremony at GDC to recognize outstanding achievement in game audio. Our members enjoy several perks and discounts throughout the year on conferences, gear, software and more. We also offer exclusive content through G.A.N.G. T.V., which includes video tutorials featuring industry icons. Most importantly, G.A.N.G. is a community where people can learn, share and grow. Join the G.A.N.G.!

CMO Asia | www.cmoasia.org
In 2010, CMO Asia was launched to plug a vacuum in the Marketing community. This is a peer networking body and this effort helps connect all marketers across sectors on a common platform. The vision of this platform is to share the latest stories that have worked across branding & marketing space & provide learning opportunities from the experiences of every marketing professional. This is the need of the hour to be able to thrive for the future. Do visit www.cmoasia.org.

ITA (Interactive Television Alliance) | www.itvalliance.org
Founded in 2002, The Interactive Television Alliance (ITA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to accelerate and extend advanced television in all its forms. Member companies create, distribute & enable interactivity through the television and electronic devices. The ITA’s hallmark is facilitating high energy, candid interchange and deal making in boutique settings. Its programs foster dialogue, support innovation and develop new business models. Project-based, the ITA is agnostic on standards and distribution. Members represent leaders in next generation television: content, advertising, technology, distribution.

The Israel Conference | www.theisraelconference.org
The Israel Conference™ is an exclusive gathering that invites you to a front-row seat to meet and network with the charismatic leaders that are creating the business and technology of tomorrow, forging new markets, new companies, and new solutions. A meaningful nexus for executives to expand business worldwide and exchange ideas about technology, design, and innovation coming from Israel. We are focused on business creation, job creation, and great ventures between Israel-facing companies.

Virtual Reality Reporter | www.virtualrealityreporter.com
Virtual Reality Reporter is a community virtual reality, augmented reality. VR storytelling, 360 video and immersive technology! VRR serves you VR & AR industry related report, updates, event coverage, reviews, interviews and entertainment news

Gary's Guide | www.garysguide.com
GarysGuide is a global resource and community of professionals that are interested in startups, entrepreneurship, social media and technology. It is one of the best resources for discovering technology and startup related events, classes, workshops and jobs in New York City, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and other cities.

Digital LA | www.digitalla.net
Digital LA is LA’s largest digital entertainment networking group, reaching more than 50,000 digital professionals weekly via our newsletter and social media. Attendees include Hollywood executives from movie studios, agencies, game companies, and labels, as well as Silicon Beach startup CEOs, VCs, investors, angels, and more.

Asia Image | ai.onscreenasia.com
ASIA IMAGE is the leading source of information for the broadcast, production and post production sector in Asia-Pacific. It covers every aspect of broadcast, television and film production, animation, special effects and technological innovation. Starting from 2013, ASIA IMAGE will be available bi-weekly for the year, via e-newsletter. Print editions (and its e-book equivalent) will still be available 4 times a year. With this new model, ASIA IMAGE will be reaching over 12,500 industry professionals, and the higher frequency gives us the advantage to present news as and when it happens. The e-newsletter, on the other hand, allows for more in-depth features and this will be presented to you bi-weekly. The 4 print/digital issues target the visitors at key trade shows with bonus distribution of more than 1,000* print copies in each issue.

Westside Digital Mix | www.linkedin.com/groups/5182897/profile
Westside Digital Mix is an informal networking group for digital media & entertainment professionals who live or work on the Westside in Los Angeles — from the South Bay to Malibu, West LA to the Pacific Ocean. These monthly ‘curated’ social/business mixers are a great way to catch up with friends, colleagues, and meet new industry insiders.

Automotive Digest | www.automotivedigest.com
Automotive Digest is an established online automotive industry publication that seeks to identify, define, and publish significant strategic editorial and video content for the executive management of the current and future automotive industry market.
This innovative media coverage of significant news and developments focuses on the “The Future(s) of the Automotive Market” including telematics, mobility, autonomous vehicles, V2V, OTA, OBD, electric vehicles, cybersecurity and transportation systems management Automotive Digest.com has been published by Automotive Information Network for the past 18 years. Visit www.automotivedigest.com for video interviews, digested news, and the most complete listing of industry and business conferences available.

Women in Games International (WIGI) | www.getwigi.com
Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry. WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry. Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support.

VR/AR Association | www.thevrara.com
The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

Parks Associates | www.parksassociates.com
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, broadband, and on-demand services.

Canadian Music Week | www.cmw.net
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a seven-day period from May 7-13, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.

Conference Guru | www.conferenceguru.com
A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to great conferences, helping you discover new conferences and increase your return on investment.

Events 4 Gamers | www.eventsforgamers.com
Events for Gamers: For the game industry professional or fan, Events for Gamers is a one-stop event directory calendar and social community featuring up-to-date news on all kinds of industry events. Visit the website to get the the latest updates on hundreds of worldwide conferences, conventions, summits, fanfests, as well as associated discounts and other offers to those events. Events For Gamers is here for your event attendance needs. For more information: www.eventsforgamers.com.

Gerard Fox Law | www.gerardfoxlaw.com
Gerard Fox built the Firm because he wanted a different kind of law firm for the new generation of businesses. He brought in lawyers from the top law schools in the country and from the top law firms nationally and internationally. He attracted lawyers who share in his vision that the practice of law requires not only hard work and persistence, but innovation, enthusiasm, and an unbridled commitment to excellence. Gerard Fox Law will provide you with exceptional legal advice, offered from a fresh, diverse, and business-oriented perspective, and the Firm's lawyers will endeavor to get to know you and your business.

Hypebot | www.hypebot.com
THE online trade for the new music industry.

Innovation & Tech Today | www.innotechtoday.com
Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly with unrivaled insight into all things tech & business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, alongside exclusives with celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Hart, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. Every thick, matte-textured issue covers topics that range from connected technology and gaming to sustainability and STEM education. Plus, because sports and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor + Adventure section highlights athletes guided by ingenuity. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.