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Media Summit New York, March 7th-8th, 2018

"The Conference that Defines the Future of the Industry"

Conference Location: Bohemian National Hall

The Czech Center & Consulate - 73rd Street (Btw. 2nd and 1st Ave.)

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

Grand Ballroom Hospitality Area

The Complete Agenda

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Registration - Click Here

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Breakfast and Welcome


10:00 - 10:45 AM, Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Opening Keynote Roundtable

The Power of OTT, Influence and the Internet: Accelerating Brand Value

Brandon Berger, Chief Digital Officer, Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Molly Battin, CMO/CCO, Turner (tentative)


11:00 AM - Noon

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Breaking the Boundaries of the Imagination

Jean-Paul Colaco, Chief Revenue Officer, Jaunt VR

Aaron Luber, Head of AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Moderator - Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6


Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor

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

Brian Danzis, Global Head of Video Monetization, Spotify

Fred Bucher, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, ‎Spectrum Reach

Nancy Lane, Senior Executive Producer, CBS News Digital

Google, speaker to be announced

Vice Media, speaker to be announced

Moderator - David Cutbill, U.S. Advisory Leader, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP


11:00 AM - Noon, The Library, 3rd Floor

The Strategic Workshop: Advertising & Technology

The Influencer Awards - Developing, Criteria, Categories and Voting

Elizabeth Kiehner, Senior, Global Design Services Director, IBMiX

Andrea Kinloch, SVP Business Development, FBE

Chris Detert, President, Influential

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

VCs, Private Equity and Corporate Investments: The Funding and Accelerating the Digital Marketplace

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Chris Fralic, Partner, First Round

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & Co-CEO, Drake Star Partners

Sam Landman, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Michael LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Moderator - Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors


Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor

Audience & Social Intelligence, AI, Analytics and Advertising: The Industry Game Changer

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Jennifer Cooper, Director of Industry Strategy in Media and Entertainment, Adobe

Naomi Makofsky, Strategic Partner Development Manager - Global Partnerships, Google

Gregory Willis, North American Partner & Leader Cognitive Solutions Team, Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV & Internet to Social Media and Virtual Reality

Evan Sroka, Co-Head, Global Client Strategy, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Kim Martin, CEO/Executive Producer, Rock Shrimp Productions (Bobby Flay Partner)

Jon Collins, President of Intergrated Advertising, Framestore (Visual Effects “Gravity” “Dark Knight”)

Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief,, and PMC Senior Advisor

Moderator - Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners


Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor

The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience – Internet TV Goes Mainstream

Andy Shenkler, Chief Product Officer, Deluxe Entertainment

Bruce Tuchman, former, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global

Jim Wilson, President, Premion, a Division of TENGA

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Jon Dakss, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX

Moderator - Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company


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

The Strategic Workshop: Advertising, Brand & Technology

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

Iman Oubou, Founder and CEO, SWAAY

Keith D. Pape, CEO, YellowPike Media

Moderator - Aaron Ru, Influencer Business Development and Strategy, Pinterest


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Dan Levi, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor

Gayle Fuguitt, Chief of Customer Insight and Innovation, New York, Foursquare

Russ Freyman, Head of Partnerships, Emerging Markets, Google

Thaddeus Kromelis, Vice President, BI Studios, Business Insider

Moderator - Tom Flanagan, Chief Content and Innovation Officer, Big Block


Session B: Prague Room A, 3rd Floor

Virtual Reality Transforms Media – Movies, TV, News, Sports & Music

Jared van Fleet. Director of New Business, FAKE LOVE | A New York Times Company

Christine Cattano, Global Head of VR, Framestore’s VR Studios, Framestore (Visual Effects “Gravity” “Dark Knight”)

Mia Tramz, Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME

S. Jason Prohaska, Managing Director, MediaMonks New York

Ronnie Polidoro, Supervising Producer, Digital Video, ABC News

Moderator, Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Media Summit Networking Reception


Evening Dinner Event

Wednesday, March 7th, 2017

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

The InternetTV - Mobile - Influencers - Advertising Dinner

Andrew Tucker, Manager, Partner Development North America, Google

Doug Shapiro, Chief Strategy Officer, Turner (tentative)














Bohemian National Hall

The Czech Center & Consulate

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

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Evening Dinner Event

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The Internet TV - Mobile - Influencers - Advertising Dinner

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

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Thursday's Theme:

"Innovation in the Media & Advertising Industry"

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Morning Reception & Food Service

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Jake Sally, Director of Immersive Development, RYOT

Jake Lee-High, CEO/Creative Director, Future Colossal (Immersive for BMW, Showtime, Jay Z, Disney, and Citi Bank )

Tony Mugavero, CEO, Littlstar (VR for Showtime, Esquire, Discovery)

Nicholas Longano, CEO and Founder, Hourglass Technologies

Dana Porter, co-founder and CMO, Inception

Sunny Midha, Media & Technology Investment Banking, Houlihan Lokey

Moderator - Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc


Session B: Prague Room A (3rd Floor)

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the Media and Entertainment

Peter Leeb, Executive Vice President, Head of US Partnerships + Operations, Studio71, LP  |  A division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Kathleen Barrett, General Manager, OTT, Vimeo

Alex Nahai, founding partner, OWNZONES and 420T

Moderator, Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies, Strategy Analytics


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Keynote Roundtable

The Future of Media: The Transformation of Content, Technology and Advertising

Chris Linn, president, truTV, Turner Entertainment

Marc Hustvedt, CEO, Above Average

Michael Schwimmer, president/CEO, Fuse Media

Moderator - Rob Aitken, U.S. Advisory Leader, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Media, Entertainment & Advertising Strategies - Addressing a Multi-Platform Universe

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

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

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

Conor Brady, Chief Creative Officer, Critical Mass

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


Session B:  Prague Room A, 3rd Floor

Influencer and Brand - Establishing the Social Conversation, Personal Mission and Collaborative Experience

Katharina Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Moderator - Aaron Ru, Influencer Business Development and Strategy, Pinterest


2:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

The Social Media Transformation = Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat

Adam Cohen-Aslatei, Senior Director of Marketing Jun Group

Josh Beane, Founder and CEO, Idea Farmer

Sarah Bixler, Marketing Director, MoFilm

Moderator - Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee


Session B: Prague Room A, (3rd Floor)

Augmented Reality – Innovation in  Retail - Fashion - Media - Wellness - Navigating the Future

Glen Roth, Head of Shopping Business Development for AR, Google

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C., former, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Magic Leap

Nathan Pettyjohn, CEO, Aisle411

Ronnie Polidoro, Supervising Producer, Digital Video, ABC News

Samuel Snider, Creative Technologist (CT), MediaMonks New York

Wayne Liu, GM and VP of Business Development, Perfect Corp. (AR for L’Oréal)

Moderator - Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Session A: Grand Ballroom (4th Floor)

Branded Media and Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Erick Brownstein, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, SHAREABILITY

Andy Marks, President, Marks Entertainment + Media

Vince Errico, the Chief Digital Officer, Trusted Media Brands

Dan Ratner, Executive Chairman and co-founder, Public Good

Moderator - Lori Amos, Founder, Scout 22


Session B: Prague Room A, (3rd Floor)

VR-AR Production on the Edge - The Amazing Journey of Imagination: Storytelling in Content and Advertising

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Ewan Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, Arcturus

Debra Anderson, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, datavized

Alina Mikhaleva, Co-Founder & Managing partners, Spherica

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Moderator - Edward Button, “Artist in Residence,” Technicolor NY