Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Special Event:

Open to all Summit Attendees - Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast Event

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Media, Entertainment, and Cable Industry Breakfast Briefing

Michael Altberg, Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Corporate Ratings

Jawad Hussain, Associate Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Corporate Ratings

Andy Liu, Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Corporate Ratings

Minesh Patel, Director,, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Corporate Ratings

Naveen Sarma, Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Corporate Ratings

Jeanne Shoesmith, Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Corporate Ratings

Chris Valentine, Associate Director. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Corporate Ratings

 

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Keynote Roundtable:  - Live Webcast from This Room

The Media Industry Equation - Content, Advertising, Brands and the New Platforms

Mike Federle, COO, Forbes Media

David Freeman, Co-Head of Digital Packaging Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Guy Vidra, Chief Executive Officer, The New Republic

Mark Fortner, Managing Partner, Head of Innovation, Branded Content, MediaCom

Brian Tierney, former publisher, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, CEO, Brian Communications

Diane Brady, (former) Senior Editor/Content Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

Media Strategies - The Multi-Platform Brand - Video/TV, Magazines. News & Music - The Merger of Traditional Media and New Media

Julian March, SVP of Editorial and Innovation, NBCNews.com

Nancy Lane, Executive Producer, CBSNews.com

Gabe Kleinman, Head of Product Marketing, Medium

Kari Kim, Vice President, Development, HLN

Steve Sobel, Global Director of Media Solutions, Salesforce

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B:  Prague Room A (Third Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

David Shadrack Smith, Founder/Director, Part2 Pictures  (Exec. Producer, This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN), Oprah Winfrey presents “Belief,”)

Wes Williams, Director, Product Management, Scripps Networks Interactive

Mitch Askenas, SVP of Commercial, Americas, Piksel

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster

Len Fertig, CEO, Motive Television Plc.

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon: The Library, 3rd Floor

The Strategic Workshop - Media & Advertising in Transition

Social Advertising & Platform Integration - Driving Brand Awareness and Boosting Campaign ROI

Paul Langtry, Senior Manager for Advertising Solutions, Adobe

Natalie Novak, Agent, Digital Media Department, United Talent Agency

Dan Aversano, SVP, Client and Consumer Insights group, Turner Broadcasting’s Ad Sales

Reid Genauer, CMO, Magisto

Sean O’Neal, President, Adaptly

Shivone Guadalupe, Account Manager, Beeby Clark+Meyler

Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast

The Internet - Media - Hollywood Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content

Maria Hale, Vice President Television, Head of Content Distribution and Pay TV, Corus Entertainment

Charo Henríquez,  Executive Digital Editor, People in Español

Sam Notowitz, Executive Director Marketing & Distribution, Feeln, a Hallmark Company

Phillip Morelock, SVP / Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, Playboy Enterprises

Sean Bunner, VP, New Business Development, HSN

Tom Bannister, Founder, SXM

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B:  Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast

Merging Content with New Technologies: Content Reinvention with the Next Generation of Tablets and Mobile Devices

Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company

Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President of Worldwide Publishing, Sesame Workshop

Varoon Raghavan, AVP, Growth Ventures Group, Tata Communications

Bernie Davis, Director of Partner Relations, SmartNews

Scott Kinzie, VP of Marketing, issuu

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM: The Library, 3rd Floor

The Strategic Workshop - Media & Advertising in Transition

Location-Based Monetization: Beacons: The Next Big thing in Marketing

Bant Breen, CEO, Qnary

Arjun Reddy, VP of Business Development, Touchtunes

Rick Erwin, President, Experian Marketing Services

Lior Ganel, COO, Bluvision

Brian Lee, Senior Manager, Corporate Development, Gannett

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast

Branded Media Marketing - Across Platforms - TV, Film, Broadband, Mobile, Virtual Economies, Music and Games - Reinventing the Commerce & Media Model

Alex Arata, President, Mofilm North America

James Heckman, CEO, Scout Media

Andy Marks, President, Marks Entertainment + Media (former Managing Director of MATTER, Inc.)

Alexandra Lutz, VP Strategy, Huge

Scott Grimes, CEO and Co-Founder, Woven

Scott Singer, Managing Director, DDG

Jennifer Betka, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Wikia, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B:  Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast

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

Brian Bedol, founder & CEO, Bedrocket

Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade

J.R. McCabe, SVP, Video, Time Inc.

Stephanie Horbaczewski, CEO, Stylehaul

Matt Farber, Digital Media Executive/Entrepreneur, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: The Library, 3rd Floor

The Strategic Workshop - Media & Advertising in Transition

Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content

Lisa Filipelli, VP of Talent, Big Frame

Alyssa Vitrano, VP-Content Strategy, Federated Media

Evan Fleischer, Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Business Development, Believe Entertainment Group

Moksha Fitzgibbons, CRO, Complex Media

Alan Ives, Vice President Sales And Business Development, North America, wywy

Chris Allegro, V.P. Business Development, Zazoom Media Group

Gina Garrubbo, CEO, Garrubbo & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast

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

Heidi E. Lehmann, Founder - SWSIMedia,  "QueenBee" on OraTV

Janet Brown, CEO, FilmBuff

Malcolm CasSelle, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media, SeaChange

Jeffrey Thompson, Vice President, Head of Market Development, Parrot Analytics

Greg Diefenbach, Co-founder, XiveTV

Nathan Coyle, VP of Business Development, Refinery29

Natan Edelsburg, SVP, Sawhorse Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B:  Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast

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

Mitchell Reichgut, CEO, Jun Group

Lisa Hickey, CEO, Good Men Media

Izzy DeBellis, Group Chief Creative & Strategy Officer from Naked Communications

Susanne Bentley, VP, Strategy & Brand Partnerships, The Story Lab

Anslem Samuel Rocque, General Manager, MadameNoire

Elizabeth Kiehner, Senior Design Manager/Chief of Staff, IBMiX, Moderating

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

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Bohemian National Hall

The Czech Center & Consulate

73rd Street (Btw. 2nd and 1st Ave.)

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Media Summit New York, March 2nd - 3rd, 2016

The International Conference on Media, Advertising, Television, Broadband, Social Media, Mobile, Cable, Satellite, Publishing, Magazines, News Media Motion Pictures, Radio and Marketing

What follows below is the Archive of last year's 2015 event.

This Year's Theme

"The State of the Media Industry: Innovation, Investment & Growth - A Forum of Intense Strategic Discussion and Executive Networking"

PDF of Summit Program - Click Here

Conference Location: Bohemian National Hall - The Czech Center & Consulate - 73rd Street (Btw. 2nd and 1st Ave.)

Food and Beverage - Served All day (4th Floor)

Grand Ballroom Hospitality Area

Special Event on Day Two

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Keynote Roundtable - Live Webcast from This Room

The Media Industry Equation - Content, Advertising, Brands and the New Platforms

Mike Federle, COO, Forbes Media

David Freeman, Co-Head of Digital Packaging Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Guy Vidra, Chief Executive Officer, The New Republic

Mark Fortner, Managing Partner, Head of Innovation, Branded Content, MediaCom

Brian Tierney, former publisher, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, CEO, Brian Communications

Diane Brady, (former) Senior Editor/Content Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

The Complete Agenda

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Registration - Click Here

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Breakfast and Welcome

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

Financing and Investing in the Future: Investment & Mergers - Leadership in Media, Entertainment & Technology: Broadband, Social Networks, Mobile and Games

Matt Freeman, Operating Partner, Bain Capital

Urs Cete, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, L.P.

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Tuna N. Amobi, Director, S&P Capital IQ, New York

Mark A. Boidman, Managing Director, PETER J SOLOMON COMPANY

Orlando Setola, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and Global Financial Advisory Services Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast from This Room

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

Julie Hansen, COO, Business Insider

Peter Naylor, SVP Advertising Sales, Hulu

Jessica Sibley, Vice President, Advertising Sales, Forbes Media

Jesse Redniss, Co-founder, BRaVe Ventures

Linda Ong, CEO, TruthCo

Frank J. Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition 6, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon - Library, 3rd Floor

The Strategic Workshop: I - "The Internet-Hollywood-Network Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content"

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - Television, Internet and Mobile - Understanding the Value Proposition

Jamie Elden, Chief Revenue Officer, Lin Digital

John Bishop, CTO of Media, Akamai

Don Wilcox, Vice President, PBS Digital

Paul DiGiacomo, Sr. Director, Video, Content, and Advertising Business Development, AT&T

Jim Flynn, President, Overlook.TV

Gregory Fischbach, Executive Chairman, Rabbit

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

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

Drew Buckley, Chief Operating Officer, Electus

Stephanie Horbaczewski, CEO, Stylehaul

Rob Donnell, Founder and CEO, Brand Arc

Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital (Venture Formed by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Discovery & CAA)

Mark Allenbach, Vice President, Frank N. Magid Associates, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast from This Room

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

Jon Housman, CEO, Ora TV

Gil Goldschein, President, Bunim Murray Productions

Pete Spande, CRO, Business Insider

Gene Hoffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vindicia

Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz

Amit Ziv, Vice President, Business Operations, Development, and Strategy, EpixHD

Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

The Strategic Workshop: I - "The Internet-Hollywood-Network Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content" The Library, 3rd Floor

Multi-Screen: Strategies for ConnectedTV Technology and Content

Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

Jens Loeffler, Principal Technical Evangelist for Video Solutions, Adobe

Steve Ehrlich, Business Development, Hewlett Packard

Rahul Mehrotra, Senior Product Strategist, Clearbridge Mobile

Mike Green, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Media, Brightcove

Rick HoweJournalist, Consultant & TV Pioneer, The iTV Doctor, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

The Strategic Workshop II - Financing Strategies - Cinema, 1st Floor

Valuing and Financing Media & Technology: From Corporate Strategic Investment and Mergers to VC & Equity

Robert C. Raciti, Managing Director, EFA Partners LLC

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc.

Allison Goldberg, Vice President & Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Olivier Manuel, Managing Director, Innovate Accelerate

Jonathan Marino, Senior Finance Writer, Business Insider, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

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

Paul Kelly, Vice President, Music Brand Sales, Viacom Music and Logo Group

Nick Mehra, Head of Global Media + Entertainment Partnerships, Spotify

Harvey Schwartz, SVP of Talent, WhoSay

Melissa Palazzo-Hart, President, Ant Farm (Campaigns for American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street, Call of Duty, Iron Man, Transformers)

Abby West, Executive Editor, Essence.com

Lisa Birnbach, Award-Winning Journalist and Bestselling Author

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast from This Room

PEOPLE - The Legendary Brand Transforms into a Cross - Platform Content & Advertising Power

Will Lee, Digital Editorial Director, PEOPLE.COM and EW.COM

Suejin Yang, VP/General Manager, Digital Entertainment, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly

Anne Toal, Associate Publisher, PEOPLE Digital

Michael Sebastian, Media Reporter, Advertising Age, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

The Strategic Workshop: I - "The Internet-Hollywood-Network Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content" - The Library, 3rd Floor

Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Mark Vena, Worldwide Vice President Marketing, Sling Media

Doug Craig, VP, Programming, Roku

Jim Turner, SVP Market Development + Sales, Net2TV

Peter Gerrard, Director of Audience Development and Content, Vimeo

Martin Focazio, Managing Director, Strategic Services, EPAM

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

The Strategic Workshop II - Financing Strategies - Cinema, 1st Floor

New York - The Silicon Alley Investment, Growth & Media Accelerator - Strategies in Investment, Finance and Partnerships

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB

Jay MacDonald, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Capital Advisors

Art Chang, Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Partners

Brad Hargreaves, co-founder, General Assembly and Venture Partner, Maveron

Caroline Ghosn, Co-founder and CEO, Levo

Adam J. Plotkin, Partner, ff Venture Capital

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor) - Live Webcast from This Room

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

Rachel Baumgarten, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Music Group, Viacom Velocity

Mike Wiese, Director of Branded Entertainment, JWT

Matt Doherty, Associate Director, Global Digital Creative Development, Ogilvy & Mather

Josh Richman, CMO, DailyMail.com

Greg Rivera, Senior Director, Advertiser Solutions, Microsoft

Sami Viitamäki, Executive Director of Digital, Havas Worldwide NY

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor - Live Webcast from This Room

Cable, TV and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX

Ben Grad, Content Strategy & Acquisition - FiOS TV, Verizon Communications

Bill Martens, Vice President and General Manager, News, CBS Interactive

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

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President of Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Strategic Workshop: I - The Internet-Hollywood-Network Connection - The Library, 3rd Floor

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - Enabling the Next Generation of Over-the-Top TV

Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV

Robin Wilson, VP Business Development, NAGRA

James Brickmeier, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Concurrent

Mark Donnigan, Strategic Accounts Development, Beamr

Xavier Kochhar, President and CEO, Video Genome Project

Gerald Belson, Vice Chairman, U.S. Media & Entertainment Leader and Global Consulting Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

The Strategic Workshop II - Financing Strategies - Cinema, 1st Floor

Art of the Deal: Strategies and Hands-on Tools from Master Negotiators

Beth Roberts, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Garrett Bess, President, President, Two River Pictures
Sachin Dosani, Managing Director and co-founder, About Corporate Finance (ACF)

Gary Delfiner, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Sylvia LLC, Creator of WATCHFREEFLIX

Julie Jarrett, Owner/Executive Producer, Jarrett Creative, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

End-of-Day 5 PM Reception - Open to All Attendees

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Sponsored by Janrain

Evening Dinner Event

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Roundtable & Dinner - by invitation

The Future of Advertising and Branding Across Platforms

Hosted by Cablevision Media

 

 

 

Ben Tatta, President, Media Sales. Cablevision Systems Corporation

Nelson Freitas, Chief Strategy Officer, Wunderman New York

Tom Goodwin, SVP Strategy and Innovation, Havas Media, N.A

Shannon O’Neill, President, Travel Channel

Scott Schiller, EVP, Digital Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal

Kevin Conroy, Chief Strategy & Data Officer and President, Enterprise Development, Univision Communications Inc.

Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

 

 

 

 

End-of-Day 5 PM Reception - Open to All Attendees

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Sponsored by Janrain

Special Breakfast Event:

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Open to all Summit Attendees

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Media, Entertainment, and Cable Industry Breakfast Briefing

Evening Dinner Event

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Roundtable & Dinner - by invitation

The Future of Advertising and Branding Across Platforms

Hosted by Cablevision Media Sales

 

 

 

Ben Tatta, President, Media Sales. Cablevision Systems Corporation

Nelson Freitas, Chief Strategy Officer, Wunderman New York

Tom Goodwin, SVP Strategy and Innovation, Havas Media, N.A

Shannon O’Neill, President, Travel Channel

Scott Schiller, EVP, Digital Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal

Kevin Conroy, Chief Strategy & Data Officer and President, Enterprise Development, Univision Communications Inc.

Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information Click Here

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