• www.digitalmediawire.com

  • monday feb 05
  • tuesday feb 06
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Founder, Digital Media Wire

9:40 AM - 10:15 PM
Bayview Ballroom
Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of digital entertainment followed by Q/A.

THE VIEW FROM HOLLYWOOD: STATE OF MEDIA BUSINESS 2018
PRESENTER: Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety 

MOBILE: CHANGING THE FACE OF DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
PRESENTER: Josh Yguado, Founder, President & COO, Jam City
There is a massive, global shift in human behavior occurring — enabled by mobile devices — that is changing how we communicate, how we connect, and how we are entertained. Josh Yguado, Co-Founder & President of Jam City, discusses how mobile has fundamentally altered digital entertainment by making social and achievement core to the content experience - and why the most innovative and successful companies are embracing everything that a mobile-first audience craves. 

 THE SATOSHI FUTURE: THE CASE FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTING AND
ITS IMPACT ON ENTERTAINMENT

PRESENTER: William Quigley, CEO, Clearstone Ventures, OPSkins, and WAX
What does the emergence of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies mean to digital entertainment investors? In this presentation, William Quigley, co-founder of the world's first and most successful consumer Internet venture capital fund and a cryptocurrency billionaire will reveal his blockchain investment thesis. He will explain the real reasons cryptocurrencies have value today and explore how the blockchain will revolutionary the video gaming industry.
Andrew Wallenstein

Co-Editor-in-Chief,
Variety

Josh Yguado

Founder, President & COO,
Jam City

William Quigley

CEO,
Clearstone Ventures, OPSkins, and WAX

10:15 AM - 10:45 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
:

Jared Grusd, CEO, HuffPost; VP, Global Head of News & Information, Oath
Scott Lindenbaum, EVP, Director of Digital Strategy, Deutsch
John Penney, EVP, Consumer Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, 20th Century Fox 
Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media 
Allison Stern, Co-Founder and CMO, Tubular Labs
MODERATOR:
David Bloom, Consultant and Columnist, Tubefilter

Jared Grusd

CEO, HuffPost;
VP, Global Head of News & Information, Oath

Scott Lindebaum

EVP, Director of Digital Strategy, Deutsch

John Penney

EVP, Consumer Business Development & Strategic Partnerships,
20th Century Fox

Keith Richman

President,
DEFY Media

Allison Stern

Co-Founder and CMO,
Tubular Labs

David Bloom

Consultant and Columnist,
Tubefilter

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Retail, Apple
INTERVIEWER: Ken Hertz, Senior Partner, Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP
Angela Ahrendts

Senior Vice President, Retail,
Apple

Ken Hertz

Senior Partner,
Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP

Morning Break

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKER:
Andrew Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Publishing & Digital Media, The Walt Disney Company
INTERVIEWER:
Dawn Chmielewski, Technology Editor, Deadline Hollywood
Andrew Sugerman

Executive Vice President, Publishing & Digital Media,
The Walt Disney Company

Dawn Chmielewski

Technology Editor,
Deadline Hollywood

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Sierra Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Alex Collmer, CEO, VidMob
INTERVIEWER: Leslie Ali Walker, Executive Creative Director, JWT 
Alex Collmer

CEO,
VidMob

Leslie Ali Walker

Executive Creative Director
JWT

SPEAKER:
Adi Chikara, Client Partner, 3Pillar Global
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Palisades Ballroom
Adi Chikara

Client Partner,
3Pillar Global

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Venice / Peninsula
SPEAKERS:
John Boyle, former Chief Growth Officer and CFO, Insomniac
Bob Lefsetz, Commentator & Analyst, The Lefsetz Letter
John Boyle

former Chief Growth Officer and CFO,
Insomniac

Bob Lefsetz

Commentator and Analyst,
The Lefsetz Letter

VIDEO-TV-MOVIES: the future of television

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade Ballroom
Cord-cutting streaming, OTT, the race for original content - Where is TV headed?

PANELISTS:
Rob Gelick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital 
David Goffin, Founder and CEO, The Content Works Studios 
Karina Kogan, SVP of Digital Media & Products, tbs/TNT 
Adam Ostrow, Chief Digital Officer, TEGNA
Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, ITVS
MODERATOR: Will Law, Chief Architect Media Division, Akamai Technologies
Rob Gelick

Executive Vice President and General Manager,
CBS Entertainment Digital

David Goffin

Founder and CEO,
The Content Works Studios

Karina Kogan

SVP of Digital Media & Products,
tbs/TNT

Adam Ostrow

Chief Digital Officer,
TEGNA

Lois Vossen

Executive Producer, Independent Lens,
ITVS

Will Law

Chief Architect Media Division,
Akamai Technologies

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade Ballroom
Distribution platforms are constantly evolving and offering more ways for brands to engage their consumers, each with varying results. With each change, there is an investment of time, money, and experimentation. Additionally, pop-up blockers are affecting views as consumers seek an interruption-free digital lifestyle. Hear from leaders in their field discuss what worked, what hasn’t, and what they’ve learned to keep delivering value to their consumers.

PANELISTS:
Greg Isaacs, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)
Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade
Anathea Ruys, SVP, Managing Director, Carat
MODERATOR: David Berkowitz, Consultant and Columnist, Tubefilter
Greg Isaacs

Chief Product & Marketing Officer,
Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Oren Katzeff

Head of Programming,
Tastemade

Anathea Ruys

EVP, SVP, Managing Director,
Carat

David Berkowitz

Head of Marketing,
Storyhunter

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: The Future of Hollywood and Games

12:15 PM - 12:45
Malibu / Santa Monica
This panel brings together a mix of companies and executives from the film and games industries to share ideas about relationship between games and the film industry and how to create new business opportunities at the intersection of these two exciting media industries.

PANELISTS:
Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City  
Geremie Camara, Vice President, Sony Pictures Television Networks Games    
Franco De Cesare, Director of Global Console & Online Gaming, Facebook   
Stan Kwon, Vice President, PSB Research
Matt McMahon, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Seriously
MODERATOR: Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
Josh Brooks

Vice President,
Jam City

Geremie Camara

Vice President,
Sony Pictures Television Networks Games

Franco de Cesare

Director of Global Console & Online Gaming,
Facebook

Stan Kwon

Vice President,
PSB Research

Matt McMahon

Senior Vice President, Business Development,
Seriously

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Digital Founder, Digital Media Wire

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Palisades Ballroom
Content moves quickly these days but contracts still move slowly. How are artists and rights owners trying to close the gap?

PANELISTS
:
Virginie Berger, CEO, Armonia Online
Thomas Minkus, Managing Director, IPR License
Michael Shanley, Vice President, IT Business Development, Music Reports
Kuni Takahashi, SVP of Business Development, Rumblefish  
MODERATOR: Paul Sweeting, Co-Founder, RightsTech Project; Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies
Virginie Berger

CEO,
Armonia Online

Thomas Minkus

Managing Director,
IPR License

Michael Shanley

Vice President, IT Business Development,
Music Reports

Kuni Takahashi

SVP of Business Development,
Rumblefish

Paul Sweeting

Co-Founder, RightsTech Project;
Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Venice / Peninsula
The first six months of 2017 delivered 284.7 billion on-demand music streams and it is predicted that 68.4% of the U.S. internet users will have become online radio users by 2018. What is the future of content opportunities through digital radio and on-demand services, and the artist’s options, as platforms vie for exclusives and additional content. How are these services adapting, and what is the effect on consumer adoption.

PANELISTS:
Mike Bebel, EVP Corporate Development, LiveXLive Media
Jorge Rincon, VP North America, Deezer 
Megan West, Vice President, Content & Community, SoundCloud 
MODERATOR: Brandon Squar, EVP, Digital Strategy & Sales, ADA - Alternative Distribution Alliance (part of the Warner Music Group)
Mike Bebel

EVP Corporate Development,
LiveXLive Media

Jorge Rincon

VP North America,
Deezer

Megan West

Vice President, Content & Community,
SoundCloud

Brandon Squar

EVP, Digital Strategy & Sales,
ADA - Alternative Distribution Alliance (part of the Warner Music Group)

Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
VR/AR experts discuss the current state of VR/AR, consumer adoption and what it means for the television, movie, and entertainment business. 

PANELISTS:
Kevin Cornish, Founder/Director, Moth + Flame
Ben Grossmann, Co-Founder, Magnopus
 Christina Heller, Co-Founder/Partner, VR Playhouse 
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures
MODERATOR: Seth Shapiro, Governor, Television Academy
Kevin Cornish

Founder/Director,
Moth + Flame

Ben Grossmann

Co-Founder,
Magnopus

Christina Heller

Co-Founder/Partner,
VR Playhouse

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Seth Shapiro

Governor,
Television Academy

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom
5G, the global next generation wireless technology, will be deploying in many major markets in the near future. 5G been described as a faster 4G, but what's really behind this next generation technology powering new high-speed wireless services, and what will it mean to all of us in the entertainment, media and tech industries—and as consumers? Will 5G be the revolution we have been waiting for to provide true, video friendly, high-speed connectivity wherever we are on the planet? Can 5G replace wired connections in homes? Will it have low enough latency to enable autonomous vehicles, VR headsets, delivery drones, and billions of Internet of Things (IOT) devices inside and outside the home? What new business models will 5G enable? This panel of industry experts from technology, media and telecom will provide an insider’s look at the power behind 5G and what it means for the future of the entertainment, media and technology industries.

PANELISTS:
Håkan Andersson, Ph.D, Head of Technology Strategy, Ericsson  
Hanno Basse, Chief Technology Officer, 20th Century Fox Film Corp. 
Derek Peterson, Ph.D., CTO, Boingo Wireless
Mark Rowland, Partner, Meridian Advisory Group, LLC (MAG)
MODERATOR: John Penney, EVP, Consumer Business Development and Partnerships, 20th Century Fox
Håkan Andersson

Head of Technology Strategy,
Ericsson

Hanno Basse

Chief Technology Officer,
20th Century Fox Film Corp.

Derek Peterson

CTO,
Boingo Wireless

Mark Rowland

Partner,
Meridian Advisory Group, LLC (MAG)

John Penney

EVP, Consumer Business Development and Partnerships,
20th Century Fox

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom
PRESENTER:
Karina Kogan, SVP of Digital Media & Products, tbs/TNT
Karina Kogan

SVP of Digital Media & Products,
tbs/TNT

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Promenade
Social media is no longer an option - it's a priority. Social media expert Natalie Zfat will host an interactive seminar to help maximize your social media marketing efforts - regardless of your budget. From content strategy to live video to connecting with influencers, you'll leave with a foundation for digital success. 

PRESENTER
:
Natalie Zfat, Social Media Entrepreneur
Natalie Zfat

Social Media Entrepreneur

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
SPEAKER:
Damon Lau, CEO and Founder, Everyday Influencers/Press X
Damon Lau

CO-Founder and CEO,
Everyday Influencers/Press X

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
PRESENTERS:
David Israelite, President & CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association
INTERVIEWER: Paul Sweeting, Co-Founder, RightsTech Project; Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies
David Israelite

President & CEO,
National Music Publishers’ Association

Paul Sweeting

Co-Founder, RightsTech Project;
Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Venice / Peninsula
PANELISTS:
Jackie Subeck, CEO, Hey Jackpot!
Jackie Subeck

CEO,
Hey Jackpot!

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra Ballroom
The lines between linear television and OTT services are blurred more than ever with both Hulu and YouTube Red offering network/cable streams with DVR capabilities. Alternately, traditional linear services, like DirecTV, have their own apps and are buying into OTT services and content. What does this say about the viewing habits of today’s consumers, are broadcasters and distribution companies responding effectively, and where do advertisers fit in?
PANELISTS:
Darcy Antonellis, CEO, Vubiquity
Chris Carey, Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Sales, Strategy and Business Development, Verizon Digital Media Services
 Jon Cody, CEO, TV4 Entertainment   
Gil Goldschein, Chairman and CEO, Bunim/Murray Productions  
MODERATOR: Greg Clayman, President, Heights & Hill Media 
Darcy Antonellis

CEO,
Vubiquity

Chris Carey

Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Sales, Strategy and Business Development,
Verizon Digital Media Services

Jon Cody

CEO,
TV4 Entertainment

Gil Goldschein

Chairman and CEO,
Bunim/Murray Productions

Greg Clayman

President,
Heights & Hill Media

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Promenade
As brands continue to transition away from traditional advertising towards 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 it has on customer relationships and brand loyalty.

PANELISTS:
Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory; Creator & Host, Innovation Crush
Kristen Ewing, Manager, Media & Entertainment, West Coast, Twitter
Erica Kaufman, Director, Content Strategy, Mattel
Thai Randolph, SVP, Marketing & Monetization, Laugh Out Loud  
Andy Tu, CMO, Defy Media
MODERATOR:
Philip Alberstat, Chief Operating Officer, Contend
Chris Denson

Director, Ignition Factory;
Creator & Host, Innovation Crush

Kristen Ewing

Manager, Media & Entertainment,
Twitter

Erica Kaufman

Director, Content Strategy,
Mattel

Andy Tu

CMO,
Defy Media

Thai Randolph

SVP, Marketing & Monetization,
Laugh Out Loud

Philip Alberstat

Chief Operating Officer,
Contend

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming counts over 200 million spectators annually and presents a unique, new avenue in the entertainment market. This panel will discuss best of brand activations of eSports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers. What is the opportunity for brands, agencies and marketers?

PANELISTS:
Rishi Chadha, Head of Gaming, Twitter
David Huntzinger, Agent, WME
Mike Lee, Head of Partnerships, Everyday Influencers/Press X
Ari Segal, President & COO, Immortals & LA Valiant 
MODERATOR: Minard Hamilton, Managing Partner, Driver Ventures
Rishi Chada

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Mike Lee

Head of Partnerships,
Everyday Influencers/Press X

Ari Segal

President & COO,
Immortals & LA Valiant

Minard Hamilton

Managing Partner,
Driver Ventures

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Palisades Ballroom
The music business is notoriously opaque when it comes to royalty collections and payments. But entrepreneurs are starting to pry open the many black boxes that litter the music supply chain. A music industry transparency report.

PANELISTS:
Bill Colitre, Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports, Inc.  
 Mark Eisenberg, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, SoundExchange, Inc.
Jesse Morris, Chief Legal Officer, HAAWK, Inc.
MODERATOR: Vickie Nauman, Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel,
Music Reports, Inc.

Mark Eisenberg

Senior Vice President,
Strategic Initiatives SoundExchange, Inc.

Jesse Morris

Chief Legal Officer
HAAWK, Inc.

Vickie Nauman

Founder/Owner,
CrossBorderWorks

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Venice / Peninsula
Live video is no longer a secondary attachment for Music Festivals, it’s become an essential part in the marketability of the event and an additional revenue center as it opens up new inventory for brands to capitalize on to a worldwide audience.

The key is how to make it feel as inclusive and exciting from the viewers bedroom, where they can connect with fellow audience members and truly feel part of the event - while brands can engage the digital audience without being overly intrusive. What is also the future of distribution and programming rights for this content to enter the digital distribution chain.

PANELISTS:
Ryan Birtcher, President, Founder, Producer, Media Stranger  
Caroline Burruss, Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships
Michael Dunn, Experiential Producer, Festivals & Events, A-OK Collective 
Robert Ellin, CEO and Executive Chairman, LiveXLive
 MODERATOR: Peter C. Schwinge, Founder and Executive Director, Moving Target Group 
Ryan Birtcher

President, Founder, Producer,
Media Stanger

Caroline Burruss

Vice President,
AEG Global Partnerships

Michael Dunn

Experiential Producer, Festivals & Events,
A-OK Collective

Robert Ellin

CEO and Executive Chairman,
LiveXLive

Peter C. Schwinge

Founder and Executive Director,
Moving Target Group

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom
This panel of experts in over-the-top (OTT) will discuss consumer adoption and the experiences that will drive the future. What changes are expected? What does the future hold for consumer OTT experiences?

PANELISTS:
Tosca Musk, Founder, Passionflix
Barry Tishgart, SVP and GM of Technical Services, BAMTECH Media
Sam Toles, Senior Vice President, Digital & New Platforms, MGM 
MODERATOR: Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia 
Tosca Musk

Founder,
Passionflix

Barry Tishgart

SVP and GM of Technical Service,
BAMTECH Media

Sam Toles

Senior Vice President, Digital & New Platforms,
MGM

Colin Dixon

Founder and Chief Analyst,
nScreenMedia

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
Live streaming is proving to be a way to make content come alive on social networks and to bring shows to the top of viewers’ attention. Part immediacy, part community, and part exclusivity, having live streamed companion content – or even live streaming the content itself, as with sports – is becoming the norm. What are some best practices when live streaming, is there revenue, and what about them is attracting viewers?

PANELISTS:
Scott Goldman, Principal Product Manager, Verizon Digital Media Services 
Veronica McGregor, Digital News Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Adam Rymer, President, Legendary Digital Networks 
MODERATOR:
Gary Bryman, Executive Producer, Rocket Entertainment
Scott Goldman

Principal Product Manager,
Verizon Digital Media Services

Veronica McGregor

Digital News Manager,
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Adam Rymer

President,
Legendary Digital Networks

Gary Bryman

Executive Producer,
Rocket Entertainment

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
Kids always played video games, but never before did the industry have so many kids growing up playing in online multiplayer game environments like Roblox and Minecraft. In Roblox and Minecraft, kids can create, learn, socialize, and play, and the diversity of content included in these two games makes them very engaging. What are some of the interesting behavioral patterns that might enlighten game development for the future generation? When these kids grow up, what are their expectations? This panel will attempt to address these important questions.

PANELISTS:
Craig Donato, Chief Business Officer, Roblox Corporation
Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer, Super League Gaming
John Hendricks, Design Director, Minecraft  
Tim Richards, Head of Marketing, Riot Games   
MODERATOR: Grant Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, Interpret
Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer,
Roblox Corporation

Matt Edelman

Chief Commercial Officer,
Super League Gaming

John Hendricks

Design Director,
Minecraft

Tim Richards

Head of Marketing
Riot Games

Grant Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO,
Interpret

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
This panel will explore how the Earning Revolution—the rise of independent work enabled through digital platforms like Uber and Airbnb—is fueling disruption in the music and entertainment industries. Featuring insights from Erik Steigen, President and CEO at USA Media Rights, Matt Burns, Co-Founder and General Counsel at INgrooves, and Ty Bennion, SVP Global Sales at Hyperwallet, this session will examine the changing landscape of content creation and highlight how companies can better attract and retain artists.

PANELISTS:
Tyron Bennion, SVP of Global Sales, Hyperwallet 
Matt Burns, Co-Founder and General Counsel, INGrooves
Erik Steigen, President & CEO, USA Media Rights, Inc.
MODERATOR:
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Tyron Bennion

SVP of Global Sales,
Hyperwallet

Matt Burns

Co-Founder and General Counsel,
INGrooves

Erik Steigen

President & CEO,
USA Media Rights, Inc.

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner,
TAG Strategic

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venice Pennisula
A multitude of video platforms have offered new ways to incorporate music through innovative video strategies. Doing an album release or building a loyal fanbase through Snapchat, to the likes of Apple and Spotify gearing up on original video content, or the numerous other publishers that tell stories through music video, this area has been the wild west for marketers. What does the future have in store and how will this change the narrative of these videos. 

PANELISTS
:

Jonathan Azu, Senior Manager, Red Light Management
David Moffly, CEO, Baeble Media
Chris Sumner, SVP Business Development & Operations, Greenlight / Live Nation Entertainment
Ed Walker, Head of Live Production, Vevo
MODERATOR: Colleen Theis, COO, The Orchard
Jonathan Azu

Senior Manager,
Red Light Management

David Moffly

CEO,
Baeble Media

Chris Sumner

SVP Business Development & Operations,
Greenlight / Live Nation Entertainment

Ed Walker

Head of Live Production
Vevo

Colleen Theis

COO,
The Orchard

Beer & Snack Break Hosted by HyperWallet

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
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, Board Member, Advisor, Investor & Entrepreneur / former President, Digital & New Platforms, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) 
Jim Packer, President of Worldwide TV & Digital Distribution, Lionsgate 
Shelley Zimmerman, Head of Awesomeness, TV Studio, AwesomenessTV
MODERATOR: Lori Schwartz, Governor, Interactive Media, Television Academy
Kevin Conroy

Board Member, Advisor, Investor & Entrepreneur / former President, Digital & New Platforms,
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Jim Packer

President of Worldwide TV & Digital Distribution,
Lionsgate

Shelley Zimmerman

Head of Awesomeness, TV Studio,
AwesomenessTV

Lori Schwartz

Governor, Interactive Media,
Television Academy

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Celiena Adcock, Head of Streaming-Entertainment, Facebook
Kathy O’Dowd, Product Lead Advertising & Technology, Netflix

Celiena Adcock

Head of Streaming-Entertainment
Facebook

Kathy O'Dowd

Product Lead, Advertising & Technology,
Netflix

Opening Day Rooftop Reception hosted by jam city

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom (Rooftop)
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKER:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Founder, Digital Media Wire

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
Bayview Ballroom
Visionary presentations on the future of brands and advertising.

THE POWER OF AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING
PRESENTER: Daniel Eilemberg, President and Chief Content Officer, Fusion

THE FUTURE OF MARKETING AND AI
PRESENTER: Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO, Hawke Media 

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE A BUSINESS FOUNDED ON INTERSECTIONALITY
PRESENTER: Lisa Marino, CEO, RockYou Media
Explore the changing demos of the US, how brands engage and how Ry commits to the intersectionality concept to builds its business.
Daniel Eilemberg

President and Chief Content Officer,
Fusion

Erik Huberman

Founder and CEO,
Hawke Media

Lisa Marino

CEO,
RockYou Media

10:15 AM - 10:45 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:
Brandon Berger, Chief Business Officer, theSkimm
Alex Morrison, President, Grey West
Jason Newman, Head of Digital, Untitled Entertainment 
Sharon Rechter, President, First Media
MODERATOR: David Berkowitz, Head of Marketing, Storyhunter
Brandon Berger

Chief Business Officer,
theSkimm

Alex Morrison

President,
Grey West

Jason Newman

Head of Digital,
Untitled Entertainment

Sharon Rechter

President,
First Media

David Berkowitz

Head of Marketing,
Storyhunter

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Tony Emerson, Managing Director, Worldwide Media & Entertainment, Microsoft
Lisa Perrin, CEO, Endemol Shine Creative
Tony Emerson

Managing Director, Worldwide Media and Entertainment, Microsoft

Lisa Perrin

CEO, Endemol Shine Creative

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Catalina Ballroom
STARTUP PRESENTERS:
11:30 AM
Jump TV Solutions
PRESENTER: Jerónimo Macanás, CEO, Jump TV Solutions

11:45 AM - Promethean
PRESENTER: Ian Sharpe, CEO, Promethean

12:00 PMCennarium
PRESENTER:
Themis Gomes, CEO, Cennarium America, Inc. 

12:15 PM  - Delmondo
PRESENTER:
Nick Cicero, CEO and Founder, Delmondo 

12:30 PM - Flixa.TV
PRESENTER: Josh Ritcher, Founder and CEO, FlixaTV and Cinecore 
Jerónimo Macanás

CEO,
JUMP TV Solutions

Ian Sharpe

CEO,
Promethean

Themis Gomes

CEO,
Cennarium America, Inc.

Nick Cicero

CEO and Founder,
Delmondo

Josh Ritcher

Founder and CEO,
FlixaTV and Cinecore

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Sierra Ballroom
When it comes to the future of TV and a legacy media brand/leading morning television news show, how do you expand its digital presence, thrive in the digital space and give your audience the information and inspiration they want?

SPEAKERS:
Terry Hurlbutt, Vice President and General Manager of Digital, Good Morning America
Colby Smith, Vice President, ABC News Digital
INTERVIEWER: Tim Peterson, Reporter, Third Door Media's Marketing Land and MarTech Today
Terry Hurlbutt

Vice President and General Manager of Digital, Good Morning America

Colby Smith

Vice President, ABC News Digital

Tim Peterson

Reporter,
Third Door Media's Marketing Land and MarTech Today

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Promenade
SPEAKERS:
Erika Bennett, Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows 
INTERVIEWER: Brian Salzman, CEO, RQ Agency
Erika Bennett

Global Head of Social Marketing,
YouTube Shows

Brian Salzman

CEO,
RQ Agency

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
Games-advertising veteran Julie Shumaker will explain how the historical definition of experiential marketing - low-reach, high-immersive experiences - is changing with VR/AR applications. The presentation will discuss Unity's partnership with Lionsgate for a first-of-its-kind virtual reality (VR) advertisement for the theatrical release of Jigsaw, the most recent film in the blockbuster Saw horror franchise. Built on Unity, the new Jigsaw Virtual Room interactive ad format is created within the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) emerging ad experience guidelines and will surface in VR apps made with Unity.

PRESENTER:
Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Business Development of Advertising, Unity Technologies
Julie Shumaker

Vice President, Business Development of Advertising,
Unity Technologies

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Palisades Ballroom
SPEAKER:
Mack Flavelle, Fat Cat, CryptoKitties
INTERVIEWER: Paul Sweeting, Co-Founder, RightsTech Project; Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies
Mack Flavelle

Fat Cat,
CryptoKitties

Paul Sweeting

Co-Founder, RightsTech Project;
Founder & Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Sierra Ballroom
We are in an original content renaissance. Hulu is doubling their number of originals, Netflix is moving all production to Los Angeles, major online news publishers announced content plays at the NewFronts, and even music companies like AEG, Apple Music, and Spotify have original series. Why is this the right time to create content? Is it effective as a differentiator to attract subscribers?

PANELISTS:
Drew Buckley, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Electus
David Grant, President, POPSUGAR Studios
Nate Hayden, SVP, Original Content, Jukin Media
Jennifer Perri, Vice President, Univision Creator Network, Univision Communications
MODERATOR:
Jocelyn Johnson, Founder, VideoInk 
Drew Buckley

Chief Operating Officer,
Electus

David Grant

President,
POPSUGAR Studios

Nate Hayden

SVP, Original Content,
Jukin Media

Jennifer Perri

Vice, President, Univision Creator Network,
Univision Communications

Jocelyn Johnson

Founder,
VideoInk

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade
Content is one of the most powerful drivers of brand experiences, whereby marketers become storytellers, compelling consumers to not only listen and learn, but to also engage. And just as content consumption has evolved, so has consumer purchasing behavior. In an always-connected mobile ecosystem, consumers are making more informed purchase decisions through both digital and physical showrooming. We will explore the how these new tools are informing content creation, reshaping media planning, and ultimately drive sales for brands and retailers.

PANELISTS:
Leslie Emmons Burthey, VP of Marketing, FabFitFun 
Emily Clock, Consultant - Licensing & Entertainment, ZAPPAR
 Jeff Kuprycz, Senior Director, Fullscreen Live  
MODERATOR: Jennifer Sullivan, President, memBrain LLC
Leslie Emmons Burthey

VP of Marketing,
FabFitFun

Emily Clock

Consultant - Licensing & Entertainment,
ZAPPAR

Jeff Kuprycz

Senior Director,
Fullscreen Live

Jennifer Sullivan

President,
memBrain LLC

games-interactive: the future of mobile games

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Lina Chen, Co-Founder & CEO, Nix Hydra
Giorgo Paizanis, Director of Corporate Development, Elisa/Sulake
Mairin Wilson, Head of North America Mobile Gaming, Facebook
Michael Zhang, Founder & CEO, Firefly Games Inc.
MODERATOR:
Matthew Pierce, Founder & CEO, Versus Systems 
Lina Chen

Co-Founder & CEO,
Nix Hydra

Mairin Wilson

Head of North America Mobile Gaming,
Facebook

Giorgo Paizanis

Director of Corporate Development,
Elisa/Sulake

Michael Zhang

Founder & CEO,
Firefly Games Inc.

Matthew Pierce

Founder & CEO,
Versus Systems

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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Palisades Ballroom
PANELISTS:
Jim Helman, CTO, MovieLabs 
Amorette Jones, CEO, Pivotal Entertainment
Steve Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder, Vezt  
 Ron Wheeler, SVP, Content Protection and Technology Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox
MODERATOR:
Vickie Nauman, Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Jim Helman

CTO,
MovieLabs

Amorette Jones

CEO,
Pivotal Entertainment

Steve Stewart

CEO & Co-Founder,
Vezt

Ron Wheeler

SVP, Content Protection and Technology Strategy,
Twentieth Century Fox

Vickie Nauman

Founder/Owner,
CrossBorderWorks

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade
This session of AR and VR leaders will discuss the latest developments for music and entertainment. This panel will focus on what opportunities are available for the music business in the market today. What are the available apps, content, devices, and head gear? What is the current state of consumer adoption?

PANELISTS:
Jeff Bronikowski, Head of Innovation, SVP, Business Development, Warner Music Group
Harold Hayes, Creative Director and Co-Owner, SunnyBoy Entertainment
Ben Samuels, President & GM, North America, MelodyVR
Jared Shelton, Director of Creative Content, Interscope Geffen A&M 
MODERATOR: Jason Koffeman, Head, Digital & Emerging Platforms, The Sisyphus Corporation 
Jeff Bronikowski

Head of Innovation, SVP, Business Development,
Warner Music Group

Harold Hayes

Creative Director and Co-Owner,
SunnyBoy Entertainment

Ben Samuels

President & GM, North America
MelodyVR

Jared Shelton

Director of Creative Content,
Interscope Geffen A&M

Jason Koffeman

Head, Digital & Emerging Platforms,
The Sisyphus Corporation

Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Bayview Ballroom
Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, and are increasingly becoming part of the network and cable television mix. What do the next few years look like for the growth of eSports leagues in television broadcast, live event, and online settings? Does eSports need linear broadcasting? Do the television networks need eSports?

PANELISTS

Yvette Martinez-Rea, COO of North America, ESL
Pete Vlastelica, CEO, Major League Gaming
MODERATOR: 
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Yvette Martinez-Rea

COO of North America,
ESL

Pete Vlastelica

CEO,
Major League Gaming

Mike Vorhaus

President,
Magid Advisors

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Bayview Ballroom
SPEAKERS:
Dan Weinstein, President, Studio71
MODERATOR: Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire
Dan Weinstein

President,
Studio71

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Founder, Digital Media Wire

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Catalina Ballroom
STARTUP PRESENTERS:
3:15 PM - Uru
PRESENTER:
Bill Marino, CEO, Uru 

3:30 PM - Ambidio
PRESENTER: Iris Wu, Founder, Ambidio

3:45 PM - LumaForge
PRESENTER: Josh Minney, CEO, LumaForge

4:00 PM - Robin Media

PRESENTER: Adam McIsaac, CEO, Robin Media

4:15 PM - Mejay
PRESENTER: Joe Willis, CEO, Mejay
Iris Wu

Founder,
Ambidio

Josh Minney

CEO,
LumaForge

Adam McIsaac

CEO,
Robin Media

Joe Willis

CEO
Mejay

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra Ballroom
While major sports leagues negotiate multi-million dollar contracts to broadcast their games, loyal fans are left wanting even more. The NFL has stepped away from tradition by allowing individual franchises to create their own direct-to-consumer media experiences. Led by the Minnesota Vikings, this new trend in premium OTT content could change the landscape for how fans connect with their favorite teams as well as create a new revenue stream for professional franchises. Learn how the VIKINGS NOW AVOD (advertising video on demand) channel was built on the dotstudioPRO platform and delivered quickly and flawlessly to connected devices on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV via the massive StackPath CDN.

PANELISTS:
Brad Altfest, Senior Solutions Architect, StackPath
Scott Kegley, Executive Director of Digital Media & Innovation, Minnesota Vikings
Joe Pascual, CEO/CTO, dotstudioPRO
MODERATOR:
Brian Ring, Principal Analyst, Ring Digital
Brad Altfest

Senior Solutions Architect,
StackPath

Scott Kegley

Executive Director of Digital Media & Innovation,
Minnesota Vikings

Joe Pascual

CEO/CTO,
dotstudioPRO

Brian Ring

Principal Analyst,
Ring Digital

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Promenade
In today's crowded online landscape, attention is harder to command than ever and digital influencers have emerged as one of the most reliable ways to reach millennial audiences and drive brand affinity. Moderated by Tubefilter's Geoff Weiss, the Evolution of Talent in the Golden Age of Content panel convenes top industry leaders in digital media today to discuss how brands can leverage the voices of Creators and influencers with massive followings for digital campaigns.

PANELISTS:
Joe Hodorowicz, Talent Manager, Studio71 
Brittani Kagan, Head of Talent, Portal A
Petar Mandich, Chief Talent Officer, Addition
Carolyn Moneta, Agent, WME
MODERATOR: Geoff Weiss, Senior Editor, Tubefilter
Brittani Kagan

Head of Talent, Portal A

Petar Mandich

Chief Talent Officer, Addition

Carolyn Moneta

Agent,
WME

Joe Hodorowicz

Talent Manager,
Studio71

Geoff Weiss

Senior Editor, Tubefilter

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
2018 will see the roll-out of a number of new LBE ventures in the U.S. market, providing a near-term monetizable platform for mixed reality. This panel will discuss the types of experiences consumers can expect from MR-based location based entertainment as well as the business models and content players entering the market.

PANELISTS:
Shiraz Akmal, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SPACES
Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus
Doug Griffin, CEO, Nomadic
Joanna Popper, Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment, HP 
Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic 
MODERATOR: Eunice Shin, Managing Director, Manatt Digital
Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES

Brent Bushnell

CEO,
Two Bit Circus

Doug Griffin

CEO,
Nomadic

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

Jim Preston

Executive Producer,
Nomadic

Eunice Shin

Managing Director,
Manatt Digital

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Palisades Ballroom
How artists are leveraging technology to find new ways to finance their creative projects.

PANELISTS:
Jon Bahr, VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management, CD Baby
Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace, LLC
 Rob Bonstein, VP Business Development, Music, Paradigm Talent Agency 
Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine 
Dan Novaes, CEO, Current
Bryce Weiner, Founder, Tao Network 
MODERATOR: Chris O'Brien, Partner, Venable LLP
John Bahr

VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management,
CD Baby

Rob Bonstein

VP Business Development, Music,
Paradigm Talent Agency

Robert Binning

CEO,
StreamSpace, LLC

Kinsey Cronin

Director of Business Development,
StartEngine

Dan Noveas

CEO,
Current

Bryce Weiner

Founder,
Tao Network

Chris O'Brien

Partner,
Venable LLP

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Venice / Peninsula
Demand for music has risen due to the spectacular growth of original programming on video distribution services in TV and Film. Due to the nature of these platforms, more opportunities have been created for licensees and licensors, and brands, to develop long-term relationships in finding the right sound that resonates with the digital consumer. What are the unique ways that these teams are working together to develop innovative marketing strategies, and what other opportunities are on the five-year horizon.

PANELISTS:
Bianca Bhagat, Head of West Coast & Film/TV, Glassnote Records
Garrett McElver, Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision 
Kristen Bushnell Perez, Director, Creative Synchronization, Atlas Music Publishing
Rick Singer, Director of A&R and Digital Strategy, Zync Music
MODERATOR
: Tyler Bacon, President/Founder, Position Music
Bianca Bhagat

Head of West Coast & Film/TV,
Glassnote Records

Garett McElver

Music Supervisor,
SuperMusicVision

Kristen Bushnell Perez

Director, Creative Synchronization,
Atlas Music Publishing

Rick Singer

Director of A&R and Digital Strategy,
Zync Music

Tyler Bacon

President/Founder,
Position Music

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
Now that cannabis is legal in California, what should the media, brands and advertisers be thinking about moving forward? What is legal and what is not legal? How will it all work? What can non-cannabis companies do to help educate the consumer to reduce the very outdated stigma?

PANELISTS:
Amanda Chicago Lewis, Columnist, Rolling Stone
Dan Goman, Founder & CEO, OWNZONES Media Network 
Joshua Otten, Chief Content Officer & Co-Founder, prohbtd
Tracy Ryan, Founder and CEO, CannaKids
MODERATOR:
Jackie Subeck, CEO, Hey Jackpot!
Amanda Chicago Lewis

Columnist,
Rolling Stone

Dan Goman

Founder & CEO,
OWNZONES Media Network

Joshua Otten

Chief Content Officer & Co-Founder,
prohbtd

Tracy Ryan

Founder and CEO,
Cannakids

Jackie Subeck

CEO,
Hey Jackpot!

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
This panel of tech-media futurists will discuss the future of augmented reality (AR) and voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) for media and entertainment experiences. What new consumer experiences are possible when media and entertainment companies begin to tap the power of voice-activated devices and augmented reality? How are consumers reacting to the new technologies, including Amazon Echo, Google Home and voice-based smartphone? What does the future hold for this exciting area of innovation?

PANELISTS:
Kimberly Bates, SVP, Head of Strategic Planning, INNOCEAN 
Adrian Sexton, Managing Director, BANKABL
Rex Hu, Director, Design and User Experience, Universal Electronics Inc.
MODERATOR: Po Yi, Partner, Venable LLP
Kimberly Bates

SVP, Head of Strategic Planning,
INNOCEAN

Adrian Sexton

Managing Director,
BANKABL

Rex Hu

Director, Design and User Experience,
Universal Electronics Inc.

Po Yi

Partner,
Venable LLP

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
PANELISTS:
Jennifer Chen, Director, Saban Capital Group 
Todd Klein, Partner, Revolution
Anton Zietsman, Director, 3311 Ventures
Kevin Zhang, Partner, Upfront Ventures
MODERATOR: Stephanie Zeppa, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Jennifer Chen

Director,
Saban Capital Group

Todd Klein

Partner,
Revolution

Antone Zietsman

Director,
3311 Ventures

Kevin Zhang

Partner,
Upfront Ventures

Stephanie Zeppa

Partner,
Sheppard Mullin

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
As computer programs “learn” to write songs, take photographs and tell stories, who (or what) should be considered the author of what they create, and who should own the rights?

PANELISTS:
Edward Klaris, Managing Partner, Klaris IP, LLC
Edward Klaris

Managing Partner,
Klaris IP, LLC

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pacific Ballroom
Everywhere you look, brands have found a way to utilize music to sonically enhance the connection to their customers. Whether it’s through live music, brand ambassadors, using the artist's likeness, or through activations, these partnerships are here to stay. What are the challenges of short- or long-term deals, what are the opportunities, and in what areas does the future hold? 

PANELISTS:
 Kristin Genovese, Director, Music for Brands & Advertising, Sony Music 
Andrew Hamm, Music Director, Crispin Porter and Bugusky 
Toni Wallace, Head of Music Brand Partnerships, United Talent Agency
Raymond Roker, Head of AEG Studios, AEG Global Partnerships
MODERATOR: Todd Roberts, CCO, Creative Cabal
Kristin Genovese

Director, Music for Brands & Advertising,
Sony Music

Andrew Hamm

Music Director,
Crispin Porter and Bugusky

Toni Wallace

Head of Music Brand Partnerships,
United Talent Agency

Raymond Roker

Head of AEG Studios,
AEG Global Partnerships

Todd Roberts

CCO,
Creative Cabal

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Sinder Lounge
Join us for the announcement of the Winner of the 2018 DEW Startup Competition.

Closing Reception hOSTED BY WEWORK

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sinder Lounge