|Wednesday, February 8
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Web 2.0: How Next Generation Personalized Media - Search, Podcasting, Blogging, and Tagging - is changing the world of Traditional Media & Advertising
Within the world of the Broadband, TV, the Set-Top, Mobile and PVR experience, searching for content, making accessible the content and at the same time, offering an advertising and marketing experience is our challenge. Everything from blogging and Podcasting to Interactive TV is altering the user experience completely. The industry is finding a ready audience with an ever growing demand for better content and a better and a completely personalized experience. With the massive amount of content and technology being thrown at the consumer, navigating through that experience is not only difficult, it can be off-putting. We have entered the world of integrated user experience the post-TiVo generation of consumers and viewers who are watching and listening to new forms of content on new platforms of technology.
Ken Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Online
Scott Meyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, About, Inc.
Craig Engler, Director, Interactive, SCI FI, NBC Universal
David Panos, CEO & Co-Founder, Pluck Corp.
Joseph Brady, Solution Manager, SAS
Mort Greenberg, Vice President Media Sales Strategy & Development, IAC Advertising Solutions
Scott Kessler, Director, Equity Analyst, Information Technology Group, Standard & Poor's Equity Research
Brian Glicklich, Vice President Interactive Services, Premiere Radio Networks, Moderator
Ken Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Online: Ken Goldstein is executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produces the No. 1 entertainment destination for kids and families on the World Wide Web. Responsible for all creative, technical, marketing, and financial initiatives surrounding the presence of the Disney brand on the Internet, Ken oversees development of the corporate site www.disney.com; the highly successful subscription service Disney's Blast; Disney's Toontown Online; all of the divisional Web sites of The Walt Disney Company; the celebrated venue for tools and information www.familyfun.com and www.movies.com, a leading movie information service offering movie reviews, trailers, listings and other content for movie fans. Prior to joining Disney in November 1998, Ken served as Brøderbund Software's vice president of entertainment and founding general manager of the company's Red Orb Entertainment division. Commercially and critically acclaimed titles on the Red Orb label included "Riven: The Sequel to Myst," by Cyan Productions, "Warlords III," by the Strategic Studies Group (SSG), "The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time," by Presto Studios, and "Prince of Persia 3D," by the Red Orb Entertainment Studio. Before the formation of Red Orb Entertainment at Brøderbund, Ken was responsible for all aspects of development on the highly acclaimed Carmen Sandiego series, leading the product family from aggregate worldwide sales of 2.5 million units in 1992 to over 6 million units in 1997, while supervising brand development through three television series, a motion picture deal, and broad expansion of an international merchandising program. Other award-winning titles his teams at Brøderbund produced include "In the 1st Degree," "Alien Tales," and "The Last Express." Prior to joining Brøderbund, Ken worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive. Ken currently sits on the boards of directors for Hathaway Children and Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides services for abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. He has been a volunteer with Free Arts for Abused Children and Olive Crest Treatment Centers and served on the board of trustees of Full Circle Programs, a residential treatment and family services agency. A graduate of Yale University, he is very active in children's welfare issues.
Scott Meyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, About, Inc.: Scott Meyer became president and C.E.O of About, Inc. in May 2005. Previously, Mr. Meyer was vice president, strategic planning for the New England Media Group and The Boston Globe in May 2003. In this role, Mr. Meyer leads product development, market research, investments and partnerships. In this role, he focused on expanding the Groups range of growth opportunities across media platforms, including leading the equity investment in Metro Boston. Mr. Meyer is a member of the Groups senior management team. Previously, Mr. Meyer has been vice president, New York Times Digital, and the general manager of NYTimes.com from 2000 until 2003. Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Meyer was with Multex Inc., which was acquired by Reuters in 2003. He was vice president and general manager for the business to consumer division from 1999 until 2000, before that he was vice president for business development and sales. He joined Multex Inc. in 1998 as a director of development and product manager. Previously, Mr. Meyer was a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group based in New York from 1996 until 1998. He also worked in investment banking for Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1991 until 1994. Mr. Meyer is a board member and former president of the Harvard Business School Club of New York. He is a big brother in the Massachusetts Bay Big Brother Program. He is also is on the board of visitors of the Boston Center for Arts, and a governor of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. Mr. Meyer received his B.A in public policy and American institutions from Brown University in 1991. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1996. He lives in Boston with his wife, Andrea Silverman Meyer, a television producer and journalist, and their son, Nathan Eli.
Scott Kessler is an equity analyst and a group head in the Information Technology Group of Standard & Poors U.S. Equity Research Services. He covers the Internet Software & Services and Internet Retail Sub-Industries, having joined the company in July 1998. With more than six years experience following technology stocks, including nearly years analyzing the Internet industry, Scotts coverage includes CNET Networks, EarthLink, eBay, Google, IAC/InterActiveCorp, RealNetworks, VeriSign, and Yahoo. He also authors the bi-annual industry survey entitled, "Computers: Consumer Services & the Internet." Scott was recognized by The Wall Street Journal in its Best on the Street 2003 Analysts Survey as the top analyst covering General Industrial Services for his work on data-processing technology stocks. He is regularly relied upon as an expert by media including Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, The Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous local U.S. periodicals and international outlets. Scott was a panelist at the 2004 New York Media Summit. Prior to becoming an equity analyst, Scott worked as a legislative fellow to the Vice Chairman of House Telecommunications & Finance subcommittee, handling issues related to technology and telecommunications. Thereafter, he worked for a private law firm in Washington, D.C. as a telecommunications attorney, representing clients including SBC Communications, Time Warner and The Walt Disney Company. Scott graduated from Brandeis University in 1992 and received a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. He has obtained the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.
Brian Glicklich, 45, is Vice President Interactive for Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), which syndicates 70 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly, Glenn Beck, Bob (Kevoian) & Tom (Griswold), Delilah, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Phil Hendrie, Matt Drudge, Art Bell, Donald Trump, Glenn Hollis, Big Tigger, and others.
Joseph Brady, Solution Manager, SAS: Joseph Brady has been with SAS Performance Management since 1997. Starting as a trainer with the ABC Technologies (acquired by SAS in 2000), he became an implementer specializing in the integration of Scorecards and ABC/M. His projects included modeling banks, breweries, distribution companies, retailers, military training organizations and penal systems. Since May 2002, his focus has been in building a knowledge solution for IT organizations to promote IT alignment, financial transparency and optimal IT governance. Joseph has been a contributor to BetterManagement.com and speaker at ITFMA, CMG and other conferences.
Dave Panos co-founded Pluck with a desire to make it easier for people to search, retrieve, organize and share the best parts of the Web. With nearly 20 years experience building collaborative technology and multi-media companies, Mr. Panos has championed the delivery of several Web technology "firsts," including the creation of the industrys first web-based real-time collaboration server, which became the foundation for the Lotus Sametime product suite. Before starting Pluck, Mr. Panos served as Venture Partner for Austin Ventures, one of the largest early-stage venture capital companies in the U.S. Prior to Austin Ventures, Mr. Panos co-founded Question.com, a developer of collaborative and sell-side applications for B2B marketplaces. Under his guidance, the company was acquired by Motive in 2001. Previously, Mr. Panos also served in executive management positions at DataBeam, where he led the companys corporate and product strategy, including the development of the first Internet-based real-time collaboration server and the first standards-based multi-player gaming engine. Lotus, a multi-billion dollar division of IBM, acquired DataBeam in 1999 and the products developed by Mr. Panos and his team serve as the foundation for many of IBMs collaboration and knowledge management products, including Lotus Sametime. Prior to DataBeam, Mr. Panos led product management for Easel Corporation, an early provider of application development tools. There he spearheaded more than 15 product launches during a prosperous growth phase that included a successful IPO. Before Easel, Mr. Panos worked in corporate information technology management and financial management at General Electric. Mr. Panos received an MBA from Harvard Business School, with an emphasis on managing technology-based firms. He was also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Furman University.
Mort Greenberg, Vice President Media Sales Strategy & Development, IAC Advertising Solutions. Currently Mort works with the IAC business owners to find ways to monetize their pages with advertising while maintaining the integrity of the eCommerce platform most IAC businesses operate. Mort also runs the Inventory & Pricing, Site Relationships, Packaging, Marketing, & Operations departments of IACAS' Media Group. Prior to this role Mort was the VP of Client Services & Ad Operations for IAC Advertising Solutions which supported all Portal Media, Performance Marketing, and search properties, including Ask.com. Over the past 12 years Mort has sold Interactive, print and TV advertising. Prior to joining Ask Jeeves in 2001, Mort was involved in the start-up of the Integrated Marketing team at iWon.com in 2000, and earlier was part of the sales department start-up group at Excite.com in 1996. At Excite Mort helped many companies place their first banner ads online. Following the merger of Excite & @Home Mort went on to run the Broadband sales team at Excite@Home helping clients place their first rich media ads online. Before joining Excite Mort worked for Capital Cities/ABC Publishing Group and Blair Television.