Media production requires a small army to complete the journey from idea to screen, but that collaboration exposes the process to malicious hackers and theft. Join security expert Patrick Sullivan for a fireside chat with Nelson Rodriguez about how media companies are using “Zero Trust” approaches to change the way they protect themselves, their intellectual property, and their viewers. SPEAKERS: Nelson Rodriguez, Global Director, Media Industry Strategy, Akamai Technologies Patrick Sullivan, Senior Director of Global Security Strategy, Akamai Technologies
Global Director, Media Industry Strategy, Akamai Technologies
Senior Director of Global Security Strategy, Akamai Technologies
This panel of industry leaders will discuss how video content will be made, distributed, marketed, consumed and monetized in the future. What are the key factors contributing to the continued growth of revenue? What developments are expected in the value-chain for content monetization? What areas are poised for the greatest growth? What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the marketplace?
PANELISTS: Eric Berman, Head of Business Development and Content Partnerships for VRV, Ellation David Grant, President, POPSUGAR Studios Gayle Gilman, CEO, Ripple Entertainment Benoit Vatere, Founder & CEO, Mammoth Media MODERATOR: Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
Head of Business Development and Content Partnerships for VRV, Ellation
The lines between linear television and OTT services are blurred more than ever with digital services offering network/cable streams with DVR capabilities. Alternately, traditional linear services 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? Where do advertisers fit in?
PANELISTS: Dwayne Benefield, Vice President, Head of PlayStation Vue, Sony Interactive Entertainment Rob Gelick,
Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital Leif Cervantes de Reinstein, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Amanda Richardson, CEO, Rabbit MODERATOR: Lori H. Schwartz, Governor, Principal, The Television Academy, StoryTech
Vice President, Head of PlayStation Vue, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital
While Netflix continues grow its market share, there are a growing number of video services with programming and business models designed for targeted audiences that are gaining traction. This panel of experts in Over-the-Top (OTT) monetization will discuss monetization strategies being used by successful services today, both subscription based and advertiser supported. What’s working and what’s not? How is programming being designed and rolled out to attract and retain new audiences? What are some of the best strategies for monetizing video content in the OTT ecosystem. PANELISTS: Greg Kampanis, SVP Business Development and Operations, Blue Ant Media Harry Lang, VP, Product, Hallmark Labs Grant Michaelson, VP, Business Affairs and New Media, ABC Entertainment Thai Randolph, EVP & General Manager, Laugh Out Loud MODERATOR: Jon Giegengack, Founder, Hub Entertainment Research
SR VP Business Development and Operations, Blue Ant Media
VP of Product , Hallmark Labs
VP, Business Affairs & New Media, ABC Entertainment
Quality video content is in demand with digital, television and cable networks competing to capture and retain viewers. This panel of industry experts will discuss the formats, genres and storytelling techniques that are in most demand, how competition is driving innovation and creativity and the winning formulas for success. PANELISTS: Mickey Meyer, President of Network, Group Nine Media Adam Ostrow, Chief Digital Officer, TEGNA Daniel Tibbets, President & GM, El Rey Network MODERATOR: Jocelyn Johnson, Startup Advisor
Voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) is going beyond telling you the weather and turning on your lights – it’s now helping you navigate media and entertainment experiences. What is possible when media and entertainment companies begin to tap the power of voice-activated devices? How are consumers reacting to the new technologies, including Amazon Echo, Google Home and voice-based set-top boxes, consoles and smartphones? What does the future hold for this exciting area of innovation?
PANELISTS: Tripp Boyle, SVP, Connekt Tony Emerson, Managing Director, Worldwide Media and Entertainment, Microsoft Jeff Rosenfeld, VP of Product, Music Audience Exchange (MAX) MODERATOR : Susan Brazer, CEO, LionShare Media
Managing Director, Worldwide Media and Entertainment, Microsoft