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DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD Fall-The Future of the Entertainment Industry -VR, Finance, Women’s Summit and MORE — 10/19-22/15 Marina del Rey

 

digital hollywood 10 2015

 

Countdown to Digital Hollywood Fall   
      The Power Player Dinners – The Future of the Entertainment Industry
Register for Digital Hollywood – The Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California
The Tracks at Digital Hollywood
I. Virtual and Augmented Reality – From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment
II. Internet TV: The Disruption – OTT – Phones – Tablets – PC – TV
III. Finance Hollywood – Investment – Funding – Packaging
IV. Hollywood Advertising – Brands – Agencies – Networks – Platforms
V. Big Hollywood – Networks – Studios  – Technologies
V. The Artistic Creators – Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers – Writers
VI. The Women’s Summit & Festival – Content – Discussion – Recognition
VII. Social TV – Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Tablets – Phones – TV – PCs
Monday, October 19th – The Welcome Dinner, Marina Vista Room, Seating Limited
The Welcome Dinner – Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment
From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality – From Theaters to Mobile Platforms
Dinner Speakers and Honorees:
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX
Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.
Corey Turner, Senior Vice President, Post Production, Paramount Pictures
Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Moderator – Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv
Tuesday, October 20th
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace
Special Dinner (seating limited)
The Interface: An Object of Beauty: The Doorway to Everything
Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center
John Underkoffler, CEO & Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Speakers to be announced
Tuesday, October 20th
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood
co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
On the Dais – Evening VIP Commentators Include:
Grant Anderson, Head of Studio. JauntVR
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX
Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense
Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios
Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, WEVR
Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games
Andy Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada Studios
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 –
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
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator
The Complete Agenda – Digital Hollywood Fall, October 19-22nd, 2015
The Strategic Sessions – Let’s Get Started!
Monday, October 19th
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
Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions
Jeff Skaggs, SVP of Sales, Fullscreen
Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory
Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg
Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia, Moderator
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Indie TV – OTT and Streaming – The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC
David Fannon, Executive Vice President, Screen Media Ventures (SMV)
Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment
Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry
Brandon Eatros, CEO/Co-Founder, Yidio
Rob Gill, VP of Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia
Jeff Allen, VP, Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap
Bruce Eisen, founder and president, Digital Advisors, Moderator
Track III: The Plaza Room
Making TED Talks: Applying the Principles of Content and Connection
Marla Mitchnick, Co-founding member of the TED video team
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From VC & Equity to Crowdfunding
Mark A. Boidman, Managing Director, PETER J SOLOMON COMPANY
Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital
Michael A. LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors
Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.
Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Broadcasting without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding and Content Networks
Oren J. Katzeff, Head of Programming & Network, Tastemade
Danny Fishman, Partner, Believe Entertainment Group
Ted Mico, COO, Mirriad
Shannon Gans, Co-founder and CEO, New Deal Studios
Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA
Joerge Bachmaeir, VP Digital Content, Machinima
Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
12 Noon – 1:00 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room
The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making
John Crye, former, Creative Director, Newmarket Films, “Memento, “Donnie Darko”, “Whale Rider,” “Monster,” and “The Prestige”
Mike Richards, Executive Producer of The Price is Right & Let’s Make a Deal
Hayley Dickson, Vice President, Television Acquisitions & Development – Global Content, FremantleMedia International
Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment
Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP
Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I
Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO
Rozanna Tesler Fried, Vice President (VP) of Business and Legal Affairs, Fullscreen
Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media
Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima
Alan Friel, Partner, Baker Hostetler
Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Viral and Social Media Experiences in Entertainment, Media and Advertising: Creativity & Monetization Challenges
Mitchell Reichgut, CEO, Jun Group
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
Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park
Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer, Epsilon
Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Moderator
Track III: Poolside Tent II
Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything
Yonatan Sela, Director of Product and Growth Strategy, YouNow
Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., Chief Advisor, Al Roker Entertainment
Matt Rednor, CEO and Founder, Decoded Advertising
Rob Gabel, founder and CEO, Tubular Labs, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
ThinkTank – Workshop
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – The Plaza Room
Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising
Lewis Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, Global Monetization Solutions, Millennial Media
Paul Haddad, SVP & GM Advanced Data Analytics, Cablevision Media Sales
Ali Bohra, Director of Product Marketing for Advertising Solutions, Adobe
Jeff Hochberg, General Manager, Enterprise Business Development, The Trade Desk
Juan Suarez, Vice President, Xaxis West, Xaxis
Charlie Fiordalis, Managing Director of Digital, Media Storm, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room
The Creative Master Class: TV, Film and Video
Rob LaPlante, Executive Vice President, Lighthearted Entertainment
Rick Najera, Writer and Actor, Hulu, East Los High, MAD TV and In Living Color
Amy Taylor, screenwriter and producer, CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, DESERT BLOOM, THE SURROGATE
Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
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
Anthony Layser, Head of US Content Development, Dailymotion
Jim McArthur, Creative Technologist – I.D.E.A
Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer / smashing ideas
Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket
Meredith Gruen, Account Director, Team One
Randy Ross, Founder/CEO, Cinematique
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator
Track II – Poolside Tent I
MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II
Jennifer Oliver, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision
Mia Goldwyn, Chief Content Officer for StyleHaul
John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc
Jody Simon, Partner. Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild
Kathleen Hahn, Director, Creator and Business Development, Victorious, Inc.
Evan Weiss, EVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio
David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator
Track III – Tent II
Monetizing Entertainment Programming – Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content
Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO, Jukin Media
Ryan Ross, SVP of Digital Commerce, HSN
Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group
Jim Cannella, Marketing & Strategic Alliances,  The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)
Matt McMahon, Head of Product, Seriously Digital Entertainment
Alex Limberis, Digital Media Technology, Ecosystem and Business Model Expert
David Reitman, Managing Director, David Reitman Consulting, Inc., Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room – Webcasting Live from this Room
CrowdFunding Update:  Exploring Innovation in the Crowdfunding Film-TV-Start-up Process
Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine
David Albert Pierce, Esq., Managing Member, Pierce Law Group LLP
Stephen Y. Ma, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP
Bryan M. Sullivan, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP
Samuel S. Guzik, Founder, GUZIK & ASSOCIATES
Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC
Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, DreamItAlive.com, Startup America California Leader, Moderator
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
Cable, TV, Film and Broadband – New Content – New Networks – Streams, Platforms, Devices
Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company
Monty Sarhan, EVP & Head of Programming, Strategy & Enterprises, EPIX
Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Film, Home Entertainment & Licensing, BBC Worldwide
Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz Digital
Tiran Dagan, Partner, Strategy & Analytics, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services
TJ Lubinsky, Executive Producer/Director, Public Broadcasting
Maria Weaver, SVP and head of sales of Interactive One (iOne), Radio One/TV One
David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator
Track II – Poolside Tent I
Social Content, Campaigns & Advertising – Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives
Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles
Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay
Al Cadena, Senior Account Director, Beeby Clark+Meyler
Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX
John Dohrmann, Director of Social Media / Digital Content, Team One
Kate Wolff, Account Director, Omelet
Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee, Moderator
Track III – Poolside Tent II
Programming the New ‘OVN’s’ (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Niche Video Content
JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital
Kris Nagel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Vindicia
Alec Shankman, Head of Digital and Alternative Programming Group, Abrams Artists Agency
Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community
Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR
Tom Sauer, VP Video Development, AT&T
Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote
Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM – The Workshop
Track IV: The Plaza Room
Financing Virtual and Augmented Reality: CONTENT BUSINESS MODELING – An Overview of Current Monetization Models
Jordan K. Yospe, Of Counsel, Entertainment, Media & The Arts Department, EISNER JAFFE
Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media
Sunny Midha, Greycroft Partners & Amplify.LA
René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Track IV: Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room
The TV/Film/Video – Developing Strategies and Partnerships – Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise
John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions
Keith Rivers, Director, Workhouse Creative
Mark Pellington, Director/Producer, U23D, I Melt with You, Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road
Mike Rotman,  New Media Producer, TV Writer, “South Park,” “The Simple Life,” Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”
Michael Corrente, director and producer, Door in the Floor,  Outside Providence, Brooklyn Rules, Federal Hill and Some Velvet Morning
Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, Moderator
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Open to all attendees
End-of-Day Poolside Reception – Ritz Carlton
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday, October 19th – The Welcome Dinner, Marina Vista Room, Seating Limited
The Welcome Dinner – Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment
From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality – From Theaters to Mobile Platforms
Dinner Speakers and Honorees:
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX
Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.
Corey Turner, Senior Vice President, Post Production, Paramount Pictures
Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Moderator – Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv
Tuesday, October 20th
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session
Track I: Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room
Future of TV – Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives – It’s All About innovation and Disruption – Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities
Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray
Dounia Turrill, former, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company
Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment
Justin Liu, Lead Engagement Manager, Media + Gaming – Akamai Technologies
Tom Burns, CTO, Media & Entertainment, EMC/Isilon
Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
Over the Top TV – Content and the Consumer Experience – New Technologies as Gateway to the New Hollywood
Adam Ware, SVP / Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel
Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP
Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS
Donald Wong, Global Technical Account Manager for the
21st Century Fox & News Corp Accounts, NetApp
Ben Huang, VP of Marketing, Ericsson
Angela Northington, SVP, Content Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment & Urban Movie Channel
Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator
Track III, Poolside Tent I
Silicon Beach Strategies: Accelerate, Incubate, Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels
Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO
Andrew Heckler, founder and CEO, Hone
John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com
Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound
Marina Lee, Chair, Founder and CEO, Women In Tech Network & MIDA
Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session II: Ballroom Terrace
AR – VR and the Human Brain: The Impact of Neuromarketing on the Real-Time Design of Immersive Entertainment and Advertising Productions
Garry Hare, PhD. Director of the Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University (Moderator)
Christophe Morin, PhD, CEO of Sales Brain and Faculty, Fielding Graduate University
Jeffrey Ventrella, Artificial Life and Virtual Worlds Innovator, Wiglets
Paul Zak PhD., CEO of ZESTxLabs and Director, Center, Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Access the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry
Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Interactive Media
Myles McGovern, President, IM360
Cliff Plumer, President, Jaunt Studios
Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD
Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR
Moderator – Robert Nashak, COO, Survios
10:45 AM – Noon
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience
John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events
Michael L. Klein, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content Strategy, Condé Nast Entertainment
Sharon Mussalli, US Industry Manager, Entertainment, Global Marketing Solutions Team, Facebook
Hanny Patel, Sr. Director, Revenue & Product Marketing, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T family
Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners
Don Daglow, CEO, 4thRing Inc., President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation
Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator
Track III: Salon III
Future of Film – Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences
Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities
Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor
Kyle Villella, Senior Director of Distribution, Fathom Events
Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator
Track IV: The Women’s Creativity Workshops  Poolside Tent I
Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters
Melissa Palazzo, President, Ant Farm
Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger
Katie Elmore Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment
Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media
Elizabeth Kiehner, Senior Design Manager/Chief of Staff, IBMiX
Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
Track V: Marina Vista Room
Investment & Funding of Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon
René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc., Moderator
Micah Green, Co-Head of financing, CAA
Bryan Smiley, Manager Home Entertainment & New Business Development initiatives, New Regency
Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM –  – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
VR for Everyone: Mobile VR and AR – Compelling Experience – Opening the Doorway to the Consumer
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Andy Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs
Scott Broock, VP of Content, Jaunt
Moderator, Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase
Session II: Salon I
The VR-AR Innovators & Disruptors – Entertainment, Technology & Advertising – A Redefinition of the Industry
Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory
Micah Brown, Senior Product Manager, Premier Digital Properties, NBC (VR for SNL)
Tom Goodwin, SVP Strategy and Innovation, Havas Media, N.A
Mike Rubenstein, VP, Broadcast Production, Integrated Operations, Hill Holliday
Jeffrey Greller, Agent, Virtual Reality & Digital Media, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)
Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence – Programming and Monetization in a Cross Platform Universe
Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz
Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales
Jason Henderson, Attorney, Sr. Contracts Manager, Video Entertainment and Marketing, Dish Networks
Tyler Slocum, Director of Connected TV Platforms and Mobile, NFL
David Lyle, President, Pact US (former CEO, National Geographic Channel)
Michael Kohn, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Dick Clark Productions
Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator
Track III: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
The Internet – Media – Hollywood Connection – Ubiquitous Broadband – Ubiquitous Content
Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS
Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel
Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development BBC Worldwide Americas
Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive
Sam Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln, a Hallmark Company
Joseph Hopkins, Vice President of Global Media and Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services
Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator
Track IV: The Workshop – Poolside Tent I –
Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content – Unique Technology – Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms
Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners
Leif Reinstein, Head of Entertainment, Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman
David O. Higley, Managing Partner, Bond Lane Merchant Bank
Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Jay MacDonald, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Capital Advisors
Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator
Track V: The Women’s Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room
Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV and Film
Kayo Washio, Head of U.S. Operations, WOWOW
Teri Schwartz, Dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television
Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville”
Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network
Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET’s The Game and He’s Mine Not Yours)
Sunni Pavlovic, Studio Manager, thatgamecompany
Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
VR and Live Events – News, Sports & Music
Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia
Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports
Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Niko Chauls, Director Applied Technology, Gannett Digital, USA Today
Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv
David S. Cohen, Senior Editor, Features, Variety , Moderator
Session II: Ballroom Terrace
The Contours and Technology of VR-AR-Immersive: It Feels Like Magic – Doorway to New Environments
Jeff Nicholas, Co-Founder and President, The Uprising Creative (Videos for Beats By Dr. Dre, Bud Light Platinum,  Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Shakira
David Rosenbaum, Director, Creative Director, JauntVR, Director, Humble, The Recruit, VR
Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic
Andrew Brown, Director of Strategy, Holovis
Jay Harwood, VFX & CG Supervisor, Firstborn (VR for Patrón and Mountain Dew)
Moderator – Joanna Peña-Bickley, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM Interactive Experience
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Internet TV – The Mainstreaming of the Entertainment Industry: Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms – TV, Internet and Mobile
Ben Relles, Head of Content Strategy, YouTube
Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures
Andy Beach, Developer Account Manager, Xbox Live, Microsoft
Christophe Louvion, COO, M-GO
Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios
Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment
Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital
Josh Kruter, SVP, Digital Product, Clear Channel Outdoor
Joakim “Jay” Baage, Executive Director, [a]listdaily / Ayzenberg
Otto Bell, Vice President, Group Creative Director & Founder, Courageous, Turner Broadcasting
Ari Avishay, Executive at CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Jeff Hurlow, Head of BCF Brand Content Fund, Vimeo
Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator
Track III: The Plaza Room
Big Data Revolution for Digital Marketing: From TV Networks and Studios to Games and the Scalable Web
Shawndra Hill, Operations and Info Management Dept., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Researcher, Microsoft
Richard S Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Big Data & Analytics IBM
Yves Bergquist, Senior Director of Business Development, Ranker, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
Track IV: The Admiralty Room
Women Entertainment & Technology Innovators: Addressing a Balance in Content, Branding & Strategy
Elizabeth Braman, Chief Production Officer, Realty Mogul
Marjorie DeHey, J.D./MBA, Head of Entertainment, Bishop-Lyons Entertainment
Allison Dollar, CEO / Founder, ITV Alliance
Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
Killer Apps for VR Gaming and Beyond–Where Entertainment, Technology and Immersion Meet
Bryan Rowles, Partner/Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny (VR for The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ad Agency for Call of Duty)
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense
Kevin Bachus, SVP, Entertainment and Game Strategy, Dave & Buster’s, Xbox co-creator
Pete Moss, VR Dude and Lead Engineer, Creative Content Studio, Unity Technologies
Moderator – Jason Jerald, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, NextGen Interactions
Session II: Ballroom Terrace
Advertising and Brands in AR-VR – from Experiential and Mobile to Retail
Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR
Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company
Greg Roberts, CEO, dSky
Gary Koepke, Chief Creative Officer, North America, SapientNitro
Bertrand “Bruce” Wooden, Developer & Community Relations, AltspaceVR (Co-Chair SVVR)
Cynthia Lieberman, Principal, Lieberman Communications
Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator
3:50 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate
Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment
Jesse Uram, Brand Partnerships and Digital Content, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Adam Smith, President, Entertainment, United Entertainment Group (UEG)
Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management
Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment
Hiram Garcia, Co-Executive Producer, Ballers (HBO), Central Intelligence, San Andreas
Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
Original Internet TV – The Cross Platform Explosion
Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV
Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A
Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame
Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify
Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen
David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator
Track III: The Women’s Creativity Workshops The Director’s Room
Women, Championing Projects and Developing a Power Base
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market – VR-AR, 360 Video and More
Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group
Ken Bretschneider, co-founder and CEO, The VOID
Brent Young, Principal and Creative Director, Super 78
Mats Johansson, President and CEO, EON REALITY
Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus
Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)
Session II: Ballroom Terrace
The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry – A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace
Jarrell Pair, Sr. Manager, Digital Ideation, Digital Entertainment Product Group, DLab, DIRECTV
Rich Flier, President, Advertising and Games, Digital Domain
David A. Smith, CEO and founder, Wearality Corp., former Chief Innovation Officer, Lockheed Martin
Cameron Curtis, Director of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures
Christine Cattano, Executive Producer, VR Studio, Framestore
Tom Saachi, co-founder, UNIT9
Moderator – Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees
End-of Day Poolside Reception – Ritz Carlton
Special Session in the Poolside Tent I
Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start-Up Showcase Competition
Chris Denson, Director, OMD/Ignition Factory
Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park.
Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel;
Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing Sports, AEG Wordwide
Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment
Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards
Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood
co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
On the Dais – Evening VIP Commentators Include:
Grant Anderson, Head of Studio. JauntVR
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX
Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense
Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios
Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, WEVR
Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games
Andy Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada Studios, Mirada Studios
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace
Special Dinner (seating limited)
The Interface: An Object of Beauty: The Doorway to Everything
Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center
John Underkoffler, CEO & Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Speakers to be announced
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
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Track I: Salon III – 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
Neerav Shah, Vice President & General Manager Multiscreen Video Infrastructure, 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
Track III: The Plaza Room
The Power of Pinterest:  Enhancing Brand and Customer Engagement
Dave Weinberg, CEO, loop88, Moderator
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
Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
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
David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation
Jill DaSilva, Head of UX Strategy and Co-Founder, Digital Karma
Andrew Beall, co-founder, WorldViz
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)
Yahav Isak, SVP of Operations, Publicis Life Brands Medicus
Matt Smith, VP of Product Line Management, Concurrent
Jim O’Neill, Principal Industry Analyst, Ooyala
Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies
James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator
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
Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator
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
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
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)
James Waugh, Director of Story Development, Blizzard Entertainment
Tre Azam, founder and CEO, MyndPlay
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, Immersive Spectaculars for Disney, Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers
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
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
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
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Digital Deals – Networks, Studios and Producers – Monetizing Content Across Platforms
Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management
Robyn R. Polashuk, Managing Partner, 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
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
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
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
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
Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.
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, co-founder and SVP of Programming, Net2TV
Mark Vena, Worldwide VP Marketing, Sling Media
Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion
Mark Donnigan, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Beamr, Moderator
Track II: Salon III
Live Stream of Music Festivals, Concerts and Sporting Events: Brands, Bands and New Technologies
Andrew Klein, SVP Global Partnerships AEG
Brian Anderson, Music Sponsorships, YouTube
Hank Neuberger, President of Springboard Productions
Allen Sanford, co-founder, Livelist
John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media, Moderator
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
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
Speakers to be announced
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
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)
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, COO, 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
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
Track II, Salon III, Live Webcast
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
Tirrell D. Whittley, CEO / Principal, LIQUID SOUL
Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com
Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator
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
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, “Dear Mrs D”, founder, Dates & Mates
Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV
Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights
Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
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)
Jason Merkoski, Co-Founder, BeForeverMe, Early inventor of the Kindle
Mike Drachkovitch, CEO and founder, Ovrture (Lockup on MSNBC)
Mark Ladd, CEO and Founder, LyteShot
Moderator – Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive
Session II: Salon I
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”
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Reception at the Ritz
5:00 PM – Salon III, Member’s Only Meeting
Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal’s Annual Member’s Meeting
For membership information, please visit http://www.AWMSocal.org
Wednesday, October 21st
6:15 PM – 8:30, Salon III
An Evening of Women’s Media
An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event
An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –
Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries
Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)
Thursday – October 22nd
Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
ThinkTank II: Plaza Room
Managing Video Strategy: Distribution Channels, Advertising and Technology
Josh Lamb, Founder and CEO, Multipop
David Murdico, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Supercool Creative Agency
Steve Callanan, CEO, WIREWAX
Jay Prasad, chief business officer, VideoAmp
Jason Bercovici, Senior Product Manager, Exponential
Travis Howe, Senior Vice President, Client Services & Operations, INVISION
Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems
Markus Almer, Director, VideoRx, Moderator
ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace
Social Engagement – Tracking The Real-Time Social Graph – Content, Communication, Advertising
Mark Carlson, CEO, SimpleFeed, Inc.
Eron Zehavi, Chief Rewards Officer, Swagbucks.com
Ori Nakar, Chief Product Officer, Telescope
Malcolm Friedberg, Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Customer Acquisition, CleverTap
Rebecca Markarian, Senior Vice President of Social & Digital, Ayzenberg Group
Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Marina Vista Room
Morning Virtual Reality Keynote
Special Workshop
10:00 AM – 12:45 PM, Salon III
Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!
Moderated by Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, Marina Vista Room
VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond
Patrick Walker, Vice President of Insights & Analytics, EEDAR
Matthew Cook, Managing Partner and Director of Business Development, Greenlight Insights (GLI)
Burnes Hollyman, Development Director, Ghost Machine
Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media
Jason Wonacott, CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
11:05 AM – 12:20 PM
ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room
Strategies in Advertising: Programmatic Buying, Targeting, Analytics and Contextual Media
Hamish Brocklebank, CEO, PortentIO Ltd
Vincent Meyer, Vice President of Business Development, adMarketplace
Jonathan Stefansky, CEO and founder, Viewbix
Mark Goldman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ZypMedia
Ryan Pamplin, VP, Digital Evangelist, Extreme Reach
Elizabeth Cowley, SVP Global Partnerships, Viewster AG
Shilpi Sharma, COO & co-founder, Kvantum
James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems
Sean Malatesta, CEO, Micasa Multi-Platform TV Network, Moderator
ThinkTank II – Plaza Room
Enabling YouTube Content: Monetizing and Enhancing Distribution & Consumer Engagement
Juan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, Epoxy
Joshua Lennox, Co-Founder of Bulldog Digital Media
Dan Pelson, CEO, Relentless Generator
Tamoor Shafi, CEO, Omnia Media
Sam Levine, Director, Brand Partnerships, Fuel
Donald A. Jasko, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Economics, Moderator
ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace
Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video – Communication and Commerce
Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Influxis
Philip Nelson, SVP/CRO NewTek
Nathan McGowan, Senior Director, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard
Gavin Goodvach, Head of Content, Vexigo
Ari Evans, founder and CEO, Maestro
David Rogier, CEO & co-founder, Masterclass
Andrew Sachs, CEO of Weev
Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator
Special Production in VR and AR
Noon – 1:00 PM, Marina Vista Room
Session A: VR Cinema Workshop:
VR as Cinema – The Making of MansLaughter
David Marlett, author, VR filmmaker, CINEMERSIA
Additional speakers to be announced
12:50 PM – 2:00 PM
ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room
Twitter, Facebook & Social Media – Transforming Marketing, Transforming the World
Peg Samuel, Adjunct Professor, NYU SPS and founder, Social Diva Media
Carmen Sutter, Product Manager, Adobe Social, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Danielle Shamos, VP, West Coast, Adaptly
Jenn Deering Davis, co-founder, Union Metrics
Johnny Miller, Founder, Manumatix
Newton Lee, Author of “Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness”, Moderator
ThinkTank II: Ballroom Terrace
The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Advertising and Programming
Cliff Baldridge, CEO and Founder, SBARTSTV Media Network
Adam Hammer, Lead Producer, Complex Media and Co-Founder, Hammer 360
Eugene Lee, co-founder and CEO, ChannelMeter
Mike Pusateri, Founder/CEO, Bent Pixels
Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator
ThinkTank III. Plaza Room
TV Everywhere: The Content & Commerce Opportunity – From Live Streaming & Video Syndication to Video Ad Insertion
Dave Swartz, co-founder and chief creative officer, MEDL Mobile and co-founder & president, Hang With, Inc.
Adam Mosam, CEO and Founder, Pivotshare Inc.
David McIntosh, VP Business Affairs, Shout Factory
Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist, Anvato
Jonathan Tavss, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, ZettaSquared, Moderator
Special Afternoon Event, Salon III
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM, Salon III
Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ — How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace
John Strisower, CEO, GoChip (Has Received Reg A + SEC Approvals)
Melinda Moore, CMO, CrowdFunder
Connie Koch Harrell, Regional President. Southern California, Keiretsu Forum Southern California
Andrew Wong, founder, Coinvent
Mariana Danilovic, CEO, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM, Marina Vista Room
The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming
Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, “Marriage Equality” VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica
Jenny Carden (Zenka), Independent Artist and Futurist
Stephanie Riggs, CEO and Founder, Azimyth Creation Studios
Shane Pase, Chief Technology Officer, The Lotte Project
St. John Colon, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California
Moderator – Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
ThinkTank I: Ballroom Terrace
Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers
ThinkTank II: Plaza Room
Advertising Innovation! Ad Targeting and Hypertargeting, Mobile, Social Networks and Video Ads
Michael Benedek, President and CEO, Datonics LLC
Cathy Gribble, Director, Digital Strategy & Analytics, Team One
Daniel Loesch, Head of Monetization, Peel
Patrick Hopf, President & Co-Founder, SourceKnowledge
Javon Frazier, Marketing Executive, Instructor, UCLA EXTENSION
Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Instructor, Social Media And Digital Marketing Business for Executives, UCLA Extension, Moderator
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
End-of-Day Keynote Roundtable
Future of VR Plus AR
Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation
Adam Geoghegan, Managing Director and Founder, Immersia Virtual Reality
David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Salon III
Crowdfunding in Practice:  An Update on Crowdfunding Campaigns and Strategies
Speakers to be announced
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