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2018 Agenda

  • monday feb 05
  • tuesday feb 06
PRESENTERS:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Digital Founder, Digital Media Wire
Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Bayview Ballroom
Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of digital entertainment followed by Q/A.
9:40 AM - 10:15 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:
Scott Lindenbaum, EVP, Director of Digital Strategy, Deutsch
John Penney, EVP, Consumer Business Development and Partnerships, 20th Century Fox 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Bayview Ballroom

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

VIDEO-TV-MOVIES: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Sierra Ballroom

BRANDS-ADVERTISING: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Promenade

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica

RIGHTSTECH: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Palisades Ballroom
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Pacific Ballroom

VIDEO-TV-MOVIES: The Future of Television

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

BRANDS-ADVERTISING: The Future of Content Marketing

How are brands creating content that resonates with consumers?
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade Ballroom

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: The Future of Hollywood and Games

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

Lunch Break

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

PANELISTS:
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Chris Young, SVP, Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab
MODERATOR: Seth Shapiro, Governor, Television Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 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.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom

VIDEO-TV-MOVIES: Featured Presentation

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom

BRANDS-ADVERTISING: Featured Presentation

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Promenade

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: Featured Presentation

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica

RIGHTSTECH: Fireside Chat

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Pacific 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?
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra Ballroom
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
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Promenade
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:
Craig Barry, EVP & Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports
Justin Dellario, Head of Esports Programs, Twitch
Andrew Schneider, CMO, BAMTECH Media
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
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.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Palisades Ballroom
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pacific Ballroom
PANELISTS:
Johnathan Azu, Senior Manager, Red Light Management
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:
Barry Tishgart, SVP and GM of Technical Services, BAMTECH Media
MODERATOR: Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom
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:
MODERATOR: John Canning, VP Interactive Experiences, NBCUniversal
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
This panel of leading game and entertainment executives and investors will discuss the future of VR and AR for the game and entertainment industries. What investments are being made by VCs? What are the major Hollywood studios and media companies doing in VR/AR? What’s happening with mixed reality location based experiences? What does the future hold?
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
Remixes, DJ sets and user-created content present unique rights-management challenges. How are rights owners and entrepreneurs tackling those challenges?
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?
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pacific Ballroom

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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:
Shelley Zimmerman, Head of Awesomeness, TV Studio, Awesomeness
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom

Opening Day Rooftop Reception

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bayview Ballroom (Rooftop)
PRESENTER:
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Digital Founder, Digital Media Wire
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
  • Visionary presentations on the future of brands and advertising.
  • PANELISTS:
  • Lisa Marino, CEO, RockYou Media
9:45 AM - 10:15 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.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 
Bayview Ballroom

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Pacific Ballroom
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Sierra Ballroom

BRANDS-ADVERTISING: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Promenade

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: Featured Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Palisades 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?
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Sierra Ballroom
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Promenade
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Palisades Ballroom
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Pacific Ballroom

Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
PANELISTS
Craig Barry, EVP & Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports
Andrew Schneider, CMO, BAMTECH Media
Nate Nanzer, Commissioner, Overwatch League, Blizzard Entertainment
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bayview Ballroom
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom

BRANDS-ADVERTISING: Featured Presentation

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Promenade

GAMES-INTERACTIVE: Fireside Chat

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica

RIGHTSTECH: Fireside Chat

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Palisades Ballroom
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Pacific Ballroom
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra Ballroom
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Promenade
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Palisades

VIDEO-TV-MOVIES: What Keeps You Up at Night?

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra
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:
Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Promenade
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica
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?
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Palisades
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Pacific

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us for the announcement of the Winner of the 2018 DEW Startup Competition.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Bayview Ballroom
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Bayview Ballroom

Closing Reception

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Sinder Lounge