During the past twenty five years Victor Harwood has developed and produced over two hundred leading conferences and events for artists, professionals and top executives. Mr. Harwood is considered a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, founding and organizing such conferences as Digital Hollywood (25 years), Digital Hollywood at CES (20 years), Hollywood and Space, Politics 2008: The Media Conference on the Election of the President, Media Summit New York, Building Blocks, Advertising 2.0, Digital Hollywood Europe in London, the Entertainment Globalization Initiative, Multimedia Expo, Production East at Lincoln Center, the International Business in Space Conference and the New York Writers Conference. In 1987 Mr. Harwood produced the first HTTP: Conference in the world and 1990, he coined the now ubiquitous expression "The Digital Revolution."
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Digital Hollywood debuted in 1993 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.
Keynote speakers at various Digital Hollywood events have included: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation; Steven A. Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive, NBC Universal; Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.; Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company; Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation; Barry Diller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp; Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications; Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Sean "Puffy" Combs, Courtney Love, Chris Blackwell, Chairman of Sputnik7, and founder of Island Records; Bob Wright, Vice
Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia, Inc.
Bob Wright, former, Chairman, NBC Universal
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation
Chris Blackwell, founder Island Records
Ivan Seidenberg, former chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications Inc
Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide
Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation
Mel Karmazin, former, president and CEO, CBS and
CEO, Sirius XM Radio
Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, News Corp
Steve Ballmer, Former Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Matthew Modine, Full Metal Jacket, Jobs, Dark Knight Rises
David Zucker, Writer/Director, Scary Movie, Airplane, Naked Gun
Randal Kleiser, Director, Grease, Blue Lagoon, Honey I Blew Up the Kid
Jeff Kleiser, Visual Effects, Fantastic Four, Robocop, Judge Dredd, Tron
Paul Debevec, Computer Graphics Supervisor, Avatar, The Hobbit, Oblivion
Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute
Courtney Lischke, Chief of Staff, Content and Business Development, YouTube
Orly Adelson, President, ITV Studios America
David Stump, Special Effects Director of Photography, X-Men, X2, The Last Stand, Immortals
Nigel Lythgoe, Producer, American Idol and
Phil Ashcroft, BAFTA Board Member
Ben Anderson,Vice Media Journalist (HBO Documentary, "This is What Wining Looks Like"2
Winston Perez, CEO Concept Modeling, Consultant to NBC/Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony
John Carls, Producer on Oscar Winning Rango, Where the Wild Things Are
Pamela Pettler, Screen Writer: Corpse Bride, Monster House, and “9”
Miura Kite, co-Producer, GAME CHANGE and PACIFIC; Developed JOHN ADAMS and BIG LOVE
Charles Segars, CEO Ovation, LLC. and Executive Producer and Writer on National Treasure Franchise
Chris deFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. (Executive Producer, Gravity)
Barry Bostwick, Masters of Sex, Scandal, Cougar Town
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
Maggie Grace, Actor, Taken
Vivi Zigler, President, Shine 360° & Digital, Shine America
Sandy Climan, President, Entertainment Media Ventures, Producer, The Aviator
Nazanin Boniadi, Activist & Actor, Homeland, Scandal, Iron Man, How I Met Your Mother
Elaine Hendrix, Activist and Actor, The Parent Trap
Susan Cartsonis, Producer: What Women Want, Where the Heart Is, Exec. Producer, No Reservations
Doug DeLuca, Producer, The Man Show, co-executive producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Sharon Lawrence, Actress & Activist (Multiple EMMY nominated and SAG Award winning)
Cassian Elwes, Producer: Dallas Buyers Club, Exec. Producer, Margin Call, Blue Valentine, Lawless
Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Contact
Brett Leonard, Director/Writer, Virtuosity, The Lawnmower Man
Mark Burnett, Producer, Survivor. The Voice, The Apprentice, Shark Tank and People's Choice Awards.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Kevin Pollak, Producer, Director, Actor, A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Sharon Waxman, CEO and Editor in Chief, TheWrap
Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder/President, MiTú Network
Sima Sistani, Director of Media, Tumblr
Harry Hamlin, The Bronx Bull, Mad Men, Shameless, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veronica Mars
Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal; Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio; Scott Marden, President, McGraw-Hill, Information & Media Services; Joel Katz, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Brian E. Becker, Chairman & CEO, Clear Channel Entertainment; Eric Nicoli, Chairman, The EMI Group;
Additional Keynote Speakers Include: Josh Sapan, CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC; Rob Glaser, Chairman & CEO, RealNetworks; Sam Donaldson, Co-Anchor, "This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts; Christie Hefner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Chairman, Playboy.com; Kevin Wendle, CEO/Co-Founder, IFILM & founder of CNET; Mads Lillilund, Vice President, New Media, Lucent Technologie; Dick Wolf, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Law & Order; John Sculley, Chairman, Sculley Brothers, Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Voter.com; Mika Salmi, founder & CEO, Atom Films; Avram Miller, Vice President, Intel Corp.; Chris Kitze, CEO, Xoom.com; Michael Ramsay, President, Silicon Graphics; John C. Colligan, President & CEO, Macromedia; Scott C. Marden, President & CEO, Philips Media; Danny Goldberg, President & CEO, Warner Bros. Music Group; Charlton Heston, Actor; Glenn R. Jones, Chairman, Jones Intercable; Michael Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Pacific Telesis Enterprises; Bernard J. Luskin, President Jones Digital Century; Trip Hawkins, President & CEO, 3DO Corp.; Satjiv S. Chahil, Vice President & General Manager, Apple Computer; Stuart C. Johnson, Group President, Bell Atlantic; Kay Koplovitz, President & CEO, USA Networks and Gregory Hughes, President, AT&T Network Systems.
In 1987 Mr. Harwood founded the Multimedia Expo, held in San Francisco, Boston and New York which was at the forefront in exploring new computer technologies and has been attended by over 60,000 executives and technical experts in the computer, communications and entertainment industries.
Over the years, Mr. Harwood has conceived and produced such events as the International Business in Space Conference, the leading international
conference on space commercialization with NASA and its affiliated companies and Petroleum InfoTech for the Oil and Gas Industry. He also founded and produced the New York Writer's Conference with celebrated writers such as Norman Mailer, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney and published New York Writer magazine with over 100,000 readers nationwide; the Fashion Video Awards with sponsors such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Oleg Cassini, Levi's and Bloomingdales and Production East at Lincoln Center, a leading event for the film and television industry in New York, with such celebrities as Christopher Reeves, Frank Perry, Susan Seidelman, Zack Galligan, Lisa Bonet, Michael Fuchs, Phoebe Cates, Liz Smith, David Brown, David Picker, Alan King, Martin Charnin, and L.M. Kit Carson.
Mr. Harwood founded and produced SportsTech magazine, a publication focused on the integration and influence of technology on high performance sports including sports in all forms of media (TV - Mobile - Internet), the advancements of sports medicine, the use of video analysis by athletes and teams including the importance of cybermetrics (popularized by "Moneyball"). SportsTech led the way in documenting the innovation in sports medicine with extensive reporting on the advancements in what became known as "Tommy John" surgery.