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Immersive Entertainment - Virtual & Augmented Reality

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Special Events at Digital Hollywood

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – To the Next Level

Session I: Marina Vista Room

Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Five Year Projection:  What Will Emerge?  An Investment in Time and Space

Randal Kleiser, Noted Hollywood Director and VR consultant to the U.S. Army

Ed Lantz, CEO, Vortex Immersive Media

Don Brittain, President and CEO, Instant Effects and principal architect for Autodesk’s 3DSMax

Brian Seth Hurst, Chief StoryTeller and Co-Founder StoryTech, Managing Partner, StoryTech™

Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing at MasterImage 3D, Inc., member, Board of Directors, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society

Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, Inc

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Immersive Cinema in Out of Home:  From Theme Parks to Movie Theaters and Amusement Parks

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, MediaMation

Chris Ratner. Founder, reelXperience Entertainment, LLC

Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX America

Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

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Session III: Poolside Tent I

VR-AR - Dynamic Innovation in Technology and User Experience - Designing and Producing the Next Generation in Entertainment and Advertising Experience

Richard Cummings, President, Two Goats (Immersive for Absolut, Diageo, SAP, Foot Locker, Playstation, MTV)

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

Anush Elangovan, CEO, Nod Labs

Nancy Bennett, Chief Content Officer and Head of VR, Two Bit Circus

Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Tool of North America

Chris Ellis, Director of Themed Entertainment / Senior Creative Director, RGH

Patrick Aluise, VP, Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Blippar, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast

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

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Video Solutions, Adobe

Xavier Kochhar, President and CEO, The Video Genome Project, Structured Data Intelligence (SDI)

Dan Sweeney, Western Division Vice President, The Allant Group

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Andy Shenkler, EVP, Chief Solutions and Technology Officer, Sony DADC New Media Solutions

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

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Track II, Salon III

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

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

Scott Carlis, VP, Digital and Social Media, AEG Global Partnerships

Raymond Pettit, Chief Analytics Officer, Rentrak

Andy Marks, President, Marks Entertainment + Media

Keith Newman, Strategic Media and Technology Advisor

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com
Tirrell D. Whittley, CEO / Principal, LIQUID SOUL

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

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Track III: The Plaza Room

Content Rights and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies - Protecting the Product

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

Ori Birnbaum, Co-Founder, Whipclip

Ben Lister, COO, Rightster

Graham M Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Chairman - Digital Watermarking Alliance

Tom Carroux, Director of Business Development, Cryptography Research, Inc.

Pablo Argon, Senior Director of Technical Strategy, Ericsson TV Platforms

Richard Conlon, Founder and Principal, Rights Management Holdings LLC

Rajan Samtani, SVP Sales and Marketing, Peer Media Technologies, Moderator

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Track IV: The Women's Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room

A Women’s Vision of Wellness: Empowering Lifestyle through Community - From Social Media & Internet to Film and TV

Kate Neligan, Founder/CEO of Synergy TV - a Mindful Media Entertainment company

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains")

Tina Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences, Scientific Games

Damona Hoffman, Founder, Dates & Mates

Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV

Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Ballroom Terrace

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - Putting the Vision into Action - Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google Cardboard & and others

Jason Yim, President and Executive Creative Director, Trigger

Rick Rey, CEO & Co-founder, Surreal

Mike Rozycki, Creative Technologist, Team One (VR for Lexus)

Mike Drachkovitch, CEO and founder, Ovrture (Lockup on MSNBC)

Mark Ladd, CEO and Founder, LyteShot

Jason Merkoski, Co-Founder, BeForeverMe, Early inventor of the Kindle

Moderator - Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive

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Session II: Marina Vista

Creating the VR Music Video Experience: The Creators Discuss the New Art Form: Artists - Director - Producer

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Matthew DeMartini, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Chris Traylor, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Open to all attendees

Poolside Reception at the Ritz

 

5:00 PM – Salon II, Member's Only Meeting

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Annual Member's Meeting

For membership information, please visit www.AWMSocal.org

 

Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event

An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –

Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries

Lucas Foster, co-founder, Headcase VR

Daniel Gregoire, co-founder, MATTERvr

Jack Pan, President of Motion Picture Marketing, STX Entertainment

Dipak Patel, Co-founder and Investor, Zeality

Jon Molod, Vice President, Product Ideation, DIRECTV, Now part of the AT&T Family

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer, Moderator

 

Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon II, Open to All Attendees

An Evening of Women's Media

Hosted By: Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

Session I

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Salute to Excellence

LaFern Cusack, Host/Sr. Producer, ESPN LA/PromaxBDA

Lisa Foxx, iHeart Radio Personality

Mary Beth Garber, EVP/Marketing Strategy, Katz Radio Group

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

 

Session II

We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Ass.  -  Chatting with Woman Visionaries, Leaders and Tech Mavens

Bettina Sherick, Be in Touch Advisors, Founder Hollywood in Pixles, SVP, Digital Strategic Marketing 20th Century Fox International, Storyteller

Jacquie Barnbrook, Reel Vox, Virtual Reality Producer, VRC, Sony Visual Effects Producer, Storyteller

Shannon Blake Gans, CEO & Co-Founder New Deal Studios , Storyteller

Julia Frey, Executive Producer at Baraboom! Studios, VFX Producer, Storyteller

Sandy Abrams,  Founder, Moisture Jamzz; Author, YourIdeaInc;  Social Influencer and Entrepreneurial Enthusiast.

Hosted By:

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

New Tracks and Themes in Development

I. Virtual and Augmented Reality – From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment

II. Immersive Entertainment – From Movie Theaters to Interactive Surfaces

III. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT - Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

IV. The Artistic Creators – Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

V. The Women's Summit & Festival - Content - Discussion - Recognition

VI. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. Hollywood Advertising - Brands - Agencies - Networks

VIII. Big Hollywood - Networks - Studios  - Technologies

IX. Social TV - Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Mobile - TV - PCs

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

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Digital Hollywood Fall

Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California

Wednesday, October 21st

The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Marina Vista - Webcast from this Room

Innovation from the North: A Look at VR, AR, and Immersive Entertainment in Canada

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Sean Ramsay, Founder, Bubl Technology

Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD

J. Lee, co-founder, 1188 Films
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Rachel Spiegelman, President, Pitch

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Offer Yehudai, President, Inneractive

Ross McCray, CEO and co-founder, VideoAmp

Jeroen Wijering, co-founder and Creator, JW Player

Neil Patel, SVP | Business Strategy and Innovation, The Martin Agency

Robert Cain, Partner, Pacific Bridge Pictures, Moderator

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Track III: The Plaza Room

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

Georgii Speakman, formerly Director Business Development, IZEA

Dhruv Joshi, Chief Evangelist | Full Stack Marketer | Growth Hacker | Data Analyst, Social Rockfish

Colette Dill-Lerner, Managing Partner at Steel & Pepper

Narb Avedissian, CEO/Co-Founder, HaulStars - Interactive Video Technology

Moderator - Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CXO, Growth Strategist

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Salon I

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sim Blaustein, Partner, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Richard Yen, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Alex Rosenfeld, Founder & CEO, Vrideo

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Navigating and Transporting in a VR-AR-Immersive Universe: Pathways of the Imagination

Moderator, Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Kuangwei Hwang, Founder & CTO, Vrideo

Vincent John Vincent, CEO, Co-founder, GestureTek Systems

Andrew Beall, co-founder, WorldViz

Jill DaSilva, Head of UX Strategy and Co-Founder, Digital Karma

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Kim Hurwitz, SVP, Programming for FilmOn.TV

Randa Minkarah, Venture Partner, Transform (formerly OneAccord Digital)

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Yahav Isak, EVP of Client Operations, Manifest

Matt Smith, VP of Product Line Management, Concurrent

Jim O’Neill, Principal Industry Analyst, Ooyala

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: The Women's Creativity Workshops Poolside Tent I

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity

Sharon Rechter, EVP Business Development & Marketing, BabyFirst

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Erin Kapczynski, Vice President, Marketing, Purch

Kirsty Spraggon, Author, Motivational Expert, Kirsty Spraggon TV

Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert and Social Media and More

Beth Cleveland, Managing Director, Praytell Strategy

Debra Fine, CEO, I Have A Dream, Board of Directors Maple Center

Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator

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11:00 AM - Noon

ThinkTank I: The Director's Room

What Makes The Web Viable? Funding, Producing and Distributing Original Content

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Michael Grover, founder, Siteroll and Human80

Rob H. Aft, President of Compliance Consulting LLC

Eric Mofford, Producer/Director, Unconventional Media

Kim Williams, Writer/ Producer, inkSpot Entertainment

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Marina Vista Room

VR-AR Production on the Edge - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader

Andrew Shulkind, co-founder & Director of Photography, HeadcaseVR

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer

David Stern, founder and President, Create Advertising Group (VR for The Walk)

Kevin Althans, Director, DP, and VFX Supervisor, Reel FX

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media Group

Stephen Fromkin, Head of Production, 360Heros

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Session II: Salon I

Multi-Level Entertainment Experiences - Transmedia - Video - Games - Books - 3D Web - Audio Environments

Moderator: Behnam Karbassi, Founder - President - CEO, No Mimes Media

Jay Bushman, Emmy winner, Writer of Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Hal Hefner, Creative Strategist, Ridley Scott’s  3AM, “The Martian,” Consultant to Endgame universe

Joe LeFavi, Creative Director, Psyop (from Happiness Factory of Coca Cola to the PR machine of Clash of Clans)

Tre Azam, founder and CEO, MyndPlay

James Waugh, Director of Story Development, Blizzard Entertainment

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Session III: Ballroom Terrace

The Total Immersive Entertainment Experience –  Theme Parks to Live Theater Environments to Domes

Ed Lantz, President and CEO, Vortex Immersion Media; Immersive Spectaculars for Nike, NBC, Turner, Xbox, MTV

Jenni Ogden, Producer EyeQ Productions

Eric Hanson, VFX Producer/Director, X Rez Studios - “I Wei Wei” 360, VFX "The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Mission to Mars”

Dina Benadon, CEO, Super78 Studios, Spongebob 4D: DreamWorks’ Donkey Live! & Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, VFX, Flight of the Dragon

Stacy Burstin, President, Eevolver Inc, VFX, Fulldome; VFX Life of Pi, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Snow White and the Huntsman

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room

Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV Inc.

Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation

Nash Parker, Director, Emerging Technologies & Market Development, Alcatel-Lucent

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA

Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Dana Forte, Vice President of Product Management, Vubiquity

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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Track II: Poolside Tent I

Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms

Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management

Neema Sahni, Associate, Los Angeles Office, Covington & Burling LLP

Andrew Schneider, Co-Founder & President, Emergent Payments

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Corey Davis, Vice President of Marketing, ClickBank

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track III: The Women's Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room

The Women's VC Funding Roundtable: From Private Equity to Crowdfunding

Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund, Moderator

George Stephan, Shareholder and Chair, Buchalter Nemer

Leslie Fishlock, CEO & Founder of Geek Girl Corporation

Silvia Mah, CEO, Hera-Labs

Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Yahoo News

Julia Neznanova, Entrepreneur, journalist, cofounder, Hakka Labs

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: Marina Vista Room

VR Game Creation – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe

James Iliff, CCO & Co-Founder, Survios

James Chung, CEO & Co-Founder, Reload Studios

Michael Murdock, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Adam Orth, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Three One Zero

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab, Moderator

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Session II: Salon I

Mobile Social AR and VR – Social Media Meets Augmented and Virtual Reality – The Facebook – Google - Global Interface

Brett Durrett, Chief Executive Officer, IMVU

Mark Schoennagel, 3D Evangelist, Unity

Michael Zyda, Director, USC GamePipe Laboratory

Matt Johnson, EVP of Innovation, Bottle Rocket & GM of Thruster

Tom Impallomeni, CEO, Virtually Live

David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com, Moderator

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Session III: Ballroom Terrace

The Immersive World of Kids – A Wonderland of VR-AR-Immersive - Games, Toys, Rides and Apps

Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.

Sherry Gunther Shugerman, CEO, Popstar Club, Inc. / The Beatrix Girls (Emmy Winnier, The Simpsons)

Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Elsie Mullers, Director of International Business Development and Partnerships, WIR Group

Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Todd Viegut, CEO, Kannuu

Freyr Thor, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Alchemy

Priya Rajagopalan, VP of Product Management, Rovi

Jim Monroe, Founder, OTT Age Industries

Mark Vena, Worldwide VP Marketing, Sling Media

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

Mark Donnigan, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Beamr, Moderator

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Track II: Salon III

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

Andrew Klein, SVP Global Partnerships AEG

Hank Neuberger, President of Springboard Productions

Brian Anderson, Music Sponsorships, YouTube

Allen Sanford, co-founder, Livelist

Thomas Constabile, Associate Director, Strategic Marketing & Development, Verizon Ventures

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media, Moderator

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Track III: The Plaza Room

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

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

Pilar Stella, CoFounder and Managing Director, Alchemus Capital

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

Monica Dodi, Managing Director, Women's Venture Capital Fund

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator

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Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media--Breaking Stereotypes and Clichés to Deliver Better Content

Ashkan Sobhe, CEO and Founder, ITC—Digital Marketing Agency

Marta Ferro, Chief Executive Officer, Pink51 and President, Starfish Impact

Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications, VUBIQUITY

Nicole Smith, Vice President, Brand New Media US

Georgii Speakman, Director of Business Development, IZEA

Desiree Duffy, Vice President, ITC Firm

Alex Cohen, co-host of Radio Show "Take Two," 89.3 FM KPCC, Moderator

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