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Digital Hollywood Events at CES
January 7 - 9, 2013
Wednesday, January 9th
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Track II - DH12
- Digital Hollywood
Location: North Hall N258
Content for the New Platforms: Custom Programming and Branded Advertising - Tablet & SmartPhone, Web and TV
Groundbreaking content is being produced across platforms - TV-SmartPhone-Tablet-PC - and the new media producers are revolutionizing their relationships with the biggest brands in the world. Advertisers, agencies and producers are inventing an all-new universe of programming for social media, communication services and video for the web. We are still only at the starting gate in the new communications revolution and every month presents new challenges and amazing breakthroughs.
Kelly Dempski, Senior Director, MultiChannel Interactions R&D Group, Accenture Technology Labs
Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Bravo, NBC Universal
Dan Scherer, VP of Business Development, DBG
Matt Doherty, Transmedia Architect, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Thomas Bannister, CEO, SXM
Ashwin Navin, CEO, Flingo
David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President, Bravo Digital Media: Lisa Hsia is Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media, overseeing Bravo's digital businesses including, as well as Bravo's initiatives in emerging media - mobile, apps, gaming, social TV and multiplatform programming. During her tenure at Bravo, Hsia built Digital Media into an interactive powerhouse with breakthrough innovations that include Bravo Talk Bubble, the first real-time social TV event to combine Facebook and Twitter with live TV viewing, Bravo Now, the first ever tablet/smart phone co-viewing companion experience and Last Chance Kitchen, the network's ambitious transmedia initiative for the Emmy award-winning series “Top Chef.” This cutting edge digital series allowed viewers to follow storylines across multiple platforms and resulted in the most streamed series in NBCU networks' history. The Bravo team is also know for breaking new ground in first-ever brand partnerships with companies such as Foursquare, Groupon and Twitter. Hsia was honored as a “Media Maven” by Ad Age in 2011. Bravo Digital has been recognized with numerous awards including the Technology & Engineering Emmy, Webby Award, Media Vanguard Award, Mobile Excellence Award, Mobile Marketing Association Award, ITVT Award and five Prime Time Emmy nominations for Interactive. Prior to joining Bravo, Hsia served as Vice President of NBC News since 2001, where she had executive oversight for the “Today” show, “Dateline” and the long-form programming unit Peacock Productions. An NBC News veteran of eleven years, she previously worked for ABC News as Diane Sawyer's producer at “Prime Time Live” from 1989-92. Hsia has been the recipient of numerous journalism awards including six News Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, a Sigma Delta Chi award, an IRE award and the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Award. Before that, Hsia was a producer and director of documentaries including "The Emperor's Eye: Art and Power in Imperial China" and "Made in China." She was also the producer and associate producer of two feature films, "A Great Wall" and "Old Enough," both released by Orion Classics. Hsia currently serves on the board of the Tribeca Film Institute. She is a graduate of Harvard University and has a MBA from Columbia University Business School. Hsia lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.

Kelly Dempski, Senior Director, MultiChannel Interactions R&D Group, Accenture T
echnology Labs: Many of my projects have been focused on providing people with natural, intuitive ways to use data, collaborate effectively or to otherwise interact with a digitial device. Technically speaking, I have been interested in 3D graphics and visualizations, virtual and augmented reality, touch interactions, social media and collaboration and new modes of interaction. I am currently the TechLabs lead for our work in the area of Integrated Digital Experiences (IDE). IDE is a set of projects that address the digitization and webification of many different B2C channels, including PC-based interactions, mobile, television and in-store experiences with interactive walls and tables. Our goal is to develop technology assets that help our clients engage with their customers on each channel, and to engage with them across channels in a consistent and ongoing “conversation.”

Tom Bannister, CEO, SXM: Thomas founded SXM a top digital studio producing online entertainment for top brands including Disney, NBC, CBS, Comedy Central IKEA, Samsung, Coca-Cola and Smuckers. SXM series have been viewed more than 100 million times online, garnering multiple awards at BANFF, NATPE, Cannes and Webbys . SXM series have been covered in publications worldwide and SXM has been profiled by publications such as Fast Company. Titles of our series include CTRL, Fact Checkers Unit, Easy To Assemble, Matumbo Goldberg, Kitchen Jam, Diagnosis Stories, Extreme Retreat and many more.

Ashwin Navin is CEO and Co-founder of Flingo. Prior to Flingo, he was
the President and Co-founder of BitTorrent Inc. He started BitTorrent following a position at Yahoo where he was an influential member of the company?s Corporate Development group, where he handled a number of acquisitions, partnerships and alliances. Before Yahoo, Ashwin worked with Wall Street powerhouses Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and research analyst. Ashwin earned a dual B.A. from Claremont McKenna in Government and Economics.

Dan Scherer, VP of Business Development, DBG: Dan Scherer, a15-year veteran of the digital media, online video, and interactive advertising space, is the Vice President of Business Development of Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), the leading creator, producer, and distributor of premium video content across digital media. As the VP of Business Development, Dan oversees the strategic development of DBG's core business, working across the content, technology and publisher divisions to drive overall revenue for the company. Prior to DBG, Dan was the VP, of Publisher Relations at Tremor Media, where he led the market introduction of the first technology platform that enabled scalable monetization of online and mobile video programming across leading online video publishers. Dan was also SVP of Global Sales at ON2 Technologies, and got his start as a part of the management, solution delivery and multimedia product teams @ AT&T Global Business Services, and CNN Digital.

David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC, working at the intersection of the entertainment, media and technology industries and focused on bringing new innovative ways for people to enjoy and experience content. David brings many years of experience in business, law and policy issues facing the entertainment, new media, consumer electronics and information technology industries. Among other endeavors, David is Chairman of Sir Groovy (an award-winning online B2B “sync” music search, discovery and licensing exchange representing more than 300 music labels worldwide), Chairman of Moonrider (whose acclaimed Art Jam™ interactive technology platform transforms the ways users play with audio and visual content on tablets and other mobile devices), and is a member of the CEO Advisory Board of The Silverfern Group (a merchant bank focused on the Private Equity Sponsor community). In recent years, David has served as an advisor to The SingTel Group, as a senior advisor to Motorola, Chairman of EZMO (an early independent cloud based online social music subsidiary of FAST Search and Transfer - since acquired by Microsoft), and as Executive Vice President of Gotuit Media (a leading provider of premium metadata based video tools - since acquired by Digitalsmiths). Earlier in his career, David co-founded and served as Chairman and Co-CEO of Verance (the preeminent audio watermark technology provider used by the motion picture, music, CE and IT industries to protect, manage, and monitor the use of audio and audiovisual content), was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America, was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Wiley & Rein, served as Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, and as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School, and at the Communications Law Institute of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic University).