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Digital Hollywood Spring

Monday, April 27th - Thursday, April 30th

 

Monday - Day One - April 27th

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Monday, April 27th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising

Kai Hasson, Partner and Creative Director, Portal A

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions (VDBP), producers of “America's Funniest Home Videos,”

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Broadcasting without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding and Content Networks

Mike Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Brand Arc

Sharon Mussalli, Business Lead, Entertainment, Facebook

Scott P. Dickey, Chief Executive Officer, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Mark Marraccini, Head of Development, Kids at Play

Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Native & Contextual Strategies: From Youtube & Facebook Programming and OTT Delivery to Mobile

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Aron Levitz, SVP, Wattpad

John Kottcamp, Chief Marketing Technologist, Tahzoo

Wikia, speaker to be announced

Perry Tell, Co-Founder and COO, Inmoji

Sam Levine, Director, Brand Partnerships, Fuel Industries

Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Poolside Tent II

Viral and Social Media Experiences in Entertainment, Media and Advertising: Creativity & Monetization Challenges

Lia Navarro, Sales Director, Entertainment Strategy, reddit, Inc.

JR Griffin – Vice President of Digital Brand Partnerships, FremantleMedia North America

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay

John Montgomery, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Threshold Interactive

Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, tdg the diffusion group, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Admiralty Room

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Brian Tomasette, Adx Global Strategy, Google

Troels Smit, Head of LiveRail Sales, Facebook

Dan Mosher, Senior Vice President of Business Operations  Brightroll, Yahoo

Lewis Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, Global Monetization Solutions, Millennial Media

Michael Treon, Vice President of Platform Strategy, AOL Networks

Pete Kluge, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Advertising Solutions, Adobe

Jeff Hochberg, VP BD, Audience Science, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

Social Entertainment: The Merger of Programming, Social Media and Advertising

Shawndra Hill, Operations and Information Management Department, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Liz Teschler, Marketing Director, SMOSH brands,  DEFY Media

Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket

Josh Gottheimer, General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Microsoft

Jim McArthur, SVP, Global Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Digitaria

Anthony Layser, Content Director, Dailymotion

Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer, Smashing Ideas

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III - Tent II

Monetizing Entertainment Programming - Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content

Jonathan Tavss, Head of Content Creation, OwnZones

Michael Knott, Founder / Managing Partner, Gazer Media

Rovi, speaker to be announced

David Reitman, Managing Director, David Reitman Consulting, Inc.

Robert (Leo) Rodgers ,MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/UMGD

Jeff Skaggs, RVP, West Coast Sales, Fullscreen

Tim Hanlon, Founder and CEO, The Vertere Group, LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track II - Poolside Tent I

Social Advertising - Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives

Jeff Holman, Associate Creative Director, Omelet

Dustin Bomar, Head of Mobile/Digital, Hilton Worldwide

Justin Rezvani, CEO of theAmplify

Charlie Neer, SVP Revenue, North America, Adaptly

Alex Stone, Co-founder, Imagewiki

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III - Poolside Tent II

Programming the New ‘OVN’s' (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Niche Video Content

Byron Austin Ashley, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community

Adam Goldstein, Director of Business Development, ZEFR

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Richard Cusick. General Manager, Video, Gracenote

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

Tuesday, April 28th

Breakfast Session Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (Open to All Attendees)

The Future of TV: From Primetime to MultiPlatforms: Wall Street Analysts Meet Entertainment Executives

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Dounia Turrill, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

David Harrington, Managing Partner, EFA Partners

Todd Supplee, Senior Director, Entertainment and Media, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Larry Namer President/CEO, Metan Development Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – Noon, Live Webcast from this Room

Sports Media and Technology Track:  Salon III

Live Sports - Wearing the “Must Watch”  TV Crown: Growth and Influence in Cross Platform Programming and Advertising

Bob Keyser, VP, Partner Services, Pac-12 TV Networks

Bob Lynch, SVP, Global Partnerships, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (Nets, Islanders, Barclays Center, Nassau Coliseum)

Tom Hoffarth, Sports Columnist, LA News Group Daily News

Bob Gold, Principal, Bob Gold & Associates, Moderator

Additional Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – Noon, Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room

Moneyball, Music & Commerce – Digging into the Stats: What Facebook, Mobile Technology, YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, Pandora, Rdio, Social Media, Charting, Ticketing and other Stats Mean

Marc Ruxin, CMO. Rdio

Jason Feinberg, Head of Artist Marketing, Pandora

Ethan Kaplan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music, Gracenote

Michael Drexler, Digital Licensing, Business Development & Strategic Planning, BMI

Rell LaFargue, COO, Reservoir, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - Programming and  Monetization in a Cross Platform Universe

John Penney, Chief Strategy Officer, Starz

Joel Kuwahara, co-founder and principal, Bento Box Entertainment

Richard Berger, SVP Worldwide Digital Strategy and Advanced Platforms, SPHE

Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer, Jukin Media

Hilary Perchard, Vice President - Business Development, BSkyB (Sky)

Lila King, Senior Director for Product and Partnerships, HLN (Turner Broadcasting System)

Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Salon III

YouTube and Music – The Meeting Place for Music – Performers – Bands – Brands

Doug McVehil,   Head of Content & Programming, Vevo

Jeff Daniel, CEO/co-founder, Starmaker

Daniel Rosen,  Senior Music Talent Manager, Fullscreen

Nick DeMartino, Principal, ND Consulting, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Salon II

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Joakim “Jay” Baage, Executive Director, [a]listdaily / Ayzenberg

Randy Shaffer, West & Central Region Sales Director, Xbox LIVE Specialist

Todd Hunter, Creative Executive, CAA Marketing, a div. of CAA

Gianelle Veis, Prize Development, XPRIZE

Mike Pelletier, Marketing Director, Call of Duty

Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Admiralty Room

Big Data Revolution for Digital Marketing: From TV Networks and Studios to Games and the Scalable Web

Ravi Iyer, Chief Data Scientist, Ranker

Richard Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Advanced Analytics, IBM

Giulia Erickson, VP of Marketing, Warner Brothers Digital Distribution

Larry Vincent, Chief Branding Officer, UTA Brand Studio

Vincent Bruzzese, CEO, C4 Research and Development

Yves Bergquist, Senior Director of Business Development, Ranker, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Bill Sanders, SVP, Personal Brand Management, PMK*BNC

Evan Sroka, Corporate Finance Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Scott Manson, Chief Operating Officer, SB Projects

Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast from this Room

The Virtual & Augmented Reality Evening Summit

Two 50 Minute Sessions:

 

Session I:

Virtual Reality - The Industry Visionaries and Innovators

Matt Apfel, VP Strategy and Creative Content, Samsung Media Solutions Center of America

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios

Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Neville Spiteri, CEO, WEVR

Moderator - Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II:

Hollywood & Virtual Reality: Opportunities at the Intersection of Content and Technology

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX

Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

Brad Herman, ‎Head of DreamLab, DreamWorks Animation

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Sean Lyons, Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide/ Managing Partner Havas Worldwide New York

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Wednesday, April 29th

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Neerav Shah, Vice President & General Manager Multiscreen Video Infrastructure, ARRIS

Steven Harnsberger, Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic, Partnerships, Imagine Communications

Alon Golan, Head of Strategic Accounts, Americas, INNERACTIVE

Ross McCray, co-founder and CEO, VideoAmp

Yuval Fisher, CTO MVPD, Imagine Communications

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Admiralty Room

The Power of Pinterest:  Enhancing Brand and Customer Engagement

Kevin Lorenz, Director of Agency & Brand Relations, Tailwind

Rachel Faucett from "Handmade Charlotte", Pinterest influencer

Shelley Zallis, CEO Ipsos OTX and Ipsos Girls Lounge

Jessica Bailey, Senior Manager of Art Direction, Evite

Dave Weinberg, CEO, loop88, Moderator

Catherine Connors, Founder and Principal, Demeter Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon, Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Salon III

The Business of EDM – Reaching Millennials – The Power of Music and Brand - The Power of Lifestyle

Danielle Salzedo, Vice President of Music, MTV

BT, EDM Producer

John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO, Insomniac, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 12:45 PM - Open to all Attendees

ThinkTank A: The Directors Room

Maximizing New Media Distribution Revenues: Windows, Exclusivity and Global Platforms

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room

The Re-Invention of Entertainment Deal-Making: Visionaries in Managing Star Power and Global Branding

Leslie Zigel, Principal, Founder, Ziglaw

Ryan Ford, Executive Vice President  and Chief Creative Officer, Cashmere Agency

Seth Schachner, Managing Director of Strat Americas, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track III: Admiralty Room

Branded Media Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity - TV, Film, Broadband, Tablets and SmartPhones

Kim Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Global Partnership Sales, AEG LIVE

Dale Manning, CSO, Founder, MasterChannel

Aaron Meyerson, President, bBooth (former President of Programming and Development, CBS Television)

Bill Momary, Senior Vice President of Content, IZEA

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com

Keith Newman, Head of Business Development, Re/code

Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, The Plaza Room

Sports Media, Music and Technology Workshops

Activating the Fanbase for Global Sport Franchises: Strategies for Content, Platforms and Technology

Will Tidey, Global Sports Manager, Bleacher Report, Turner Sports

Jon Farb, Head of Product, First Media

Twitter, speaker to be announced

Erin Reilly, Creative Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Recepiton at the Ritz

 

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon III

An Evening of Women's Media

A Celebration of Women

An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment

Click Here for Information and Submissions

 

Thursday - Day Four - April 30th
Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Advertising and Micro-Commerce, Games and Game Networks - Mobile, Broadband and Console - Serving Individuals and Communities of Interest

Michael Ritter, SVP Business & Corporate Development, SGN

Maura Sparks, founder, KissAppGames

Eugene Youn, CRO, Ninja Metrics, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace

Social Engagement - Tracking The Real-Time Social Graph - Content, Communication, Advertising

Mark Carlson, CEO, Simple Feed

Chuck Fishman, Director, Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia

Eron Zehavi, Chief Rewards Officer, Swagbucks.com

Jim Cannella, Marketing & Strategic Alliances,  The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)

Robert Andrade- Director of Social Content Distribution - Trailer Park

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Strategies in Advertising: Programmatic Buying, Targeting, Analytics and Contextual Media

Sheridan Orr Senior Director of Product Marketing, Conductor

Michael Hannon, VP, Yield and Revenue Optimization, Purch

James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems

Harpreet Singh, CEO, Kvantum

Christopher Curtis, VP Product and Operations, Connexity

Mark Osborne, VP of Sales & marketing, CitizenNet

Sean Malatesta, CEO, Micasa Multi-Platform TV Network, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Twitter, Facebook & Social Media - Transforming Marketing, Transforming the World

Meghan Hakim, Head of TV Strategy, ListenFirst Media

Jenna Broughton, Director of Customer Success, Union Metrics

Charlie Neer, SVP Revenue, North America, Adaptly

Johnny Miller, Founder, Manumatix

Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D., Digital Strategy, Dr. Goddess Arts / Fierce Star Media

Newton Lee, Author of "Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness", Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank II: Ballroom Terrace

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Advertising and Programming

Eugene Lee, co-founder and CEO, ChannelMeter

Reed Lucas, Vice President of Audience Development, Bent Pixels

Corey Weiss, Business Development, ipsy

David Larkin, founder and CEO, Plexus Entertainment - GoWatchit.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers

Barry Stamos, CEO Videoo

Dustin Suchter, CTO, Social Reality

Dhruv Joshi, CEO, Social Rockfish

Georgii Speakman, Director BD, IZEA

Juan Bruce, CEO/Founder, Epoxy.tv

Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CEO, CMTO, Free(dom) Agent, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank II: Plaza Room

Advertising Innovation! Ad Targeting and Hypertargeting, Mobile, Social Networks and Video Ads

Michael Benedek, President and CEO, Datonics LLC

Annika Byrntse, Director of Media Services, True North, Inc.

Oscar Padilla, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Digital Media & Insights, Pulpo

Tom Bash, Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Operations, Exponential

Bryan Gernert, CEO, Resonate

Tyler Malin, Partner, Exoteric, LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank III: Director’s Room

Content for the New Platforms: Custom Programming, Product Placement and Branded Advertising

Stephanie Piche', founder and Executive Producer of Mingle Media TV Network

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

Allison Dollar, CEO, ITV Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

New Tracks at Digital Hollywood Spring:

Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit - Click Here

Sports NEXT at Digital Hollywood: TV - Analytics, Games - Wearables - Fitness

The Women's Summit - Click Here

Financing & Investment - Click Here

The Health Summit - Media & Technology that Save Lives - Click Here

Music Special Event - The High School Music Company

MusicNEXT - IdeaFest - Los Angeles

A Celebration of Women - An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment

Internet TV - The Distruption - Tablets - TV - Smartphones - PC

Speaker Selection: To Submit a speaker, please email your speaker submission indicating panel(s) of interest along with bio of your speaker, backgrounder of your company

Register for Digital Hollywood - Click Here

Attendee List from the Last Event - 2014 - Click Here

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information - Click Here

Discount Hotel Sleeping Rooms at the Ritz Carlton - Click Here