This panel of industry heavy weights tackles our conference theme – “The Power of Creativity and Influence” – and discussed the important role that creators and influencers play in the digital entertainment ecosystem.
PANELISTS: Clark Stacey, CEO & Co-Founder, WildWorks Dan Weinstein, President & Co-Founder, Studio71 Chris M. Williams, CEO & Founder, pocket.watch Shelley Zimmerman, Co-Head, Awesomeness MODERATOR: Tim Peterson, Senior Reporter, Digiday
This panel of leaders in immersive entertainment will discuss the hardware and software, including sensory interfaces, applications, and infrastructures, that are enabling immersive content creation for virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR), and cinematic reality (CR). How are these tools being used to generate new entertainment experiences by bringing digital objects into the physical world and bringing physical world objects into the digital world? The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are the available apps, content, devices, and headsets? What is the current state of consumer adoption? PANELISTS: Nancy Bennett, Chief Creative Officer/Studio Head, Two Bit Circus Jenni Cook, Head of Production, Dreamscape Immersive Raymond Mosco, CEO & Founder, General Immersive, Altered Mechanics Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures MODERATOR: Gabrielle Kessler, Vice President, Experiential, Future Plc
Chief Creative Officer/Studio Head, Two Bit Circus, Inc.
Head of Production, Dreamscape Immersive
CEO & Founder, General Immersive, Altered Mechanics
This panel of top decision-makers discusses the future of monetization and new digital distribution models and platforms for premium video. What does it take to make successful premium 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: Jesús Chavez, CEO, Vertical Networks Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Tasty Tom Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO, Pluto TV MODERATOR: Dawn Chmielewski, Technology Editor, Deadline Hollywood
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: Russell Arons, SVP, General Manager, Machinima Sandro Corsaro, SVP, Chief Creative Officer, Fandango Kym Nelson, SVP, Client Strategy West, Twitch Tim Sovay, COO, CreatorIQ MODERATOR: David Bloom, Contributor, Forbes
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 programming in television broadcast? How are esports rights deals likely to evolve? What is the opportunity for shoulder and behind the scenes content? When will we see the first mainstream cross-over talent? What is the expected esports monetization mix in the years to come?.
SPEAKERS: Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming Yvette Martinez-Rea, Chief Executive Officer, ESL North America Ari Segal, CEO, Immortals, LA Valiant & MIBR Josh Swartz, Chief Operating Officer, Popdog, Inc. MODERATOR: Nelson Rodriguez, Global Director, Media Industry Strategy, Akamai Technologies
CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming
Chief Executive Officer, ESL North America
CEO, Immortals, LA Valiant & MIBR
Chief Operating Officer, Popdog, Inc.
Global Director, Media Industry Strategy, Akamai Technologies