Digital Media Confab in San Francisco Helps Shape IndustryLOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 — (PRNewswire) — Digital Media Wire announced today its final list of keynote speakers and agenda for the 2nd Annual Digital Media Conference West ( www.digitalmediaconference.com/west) to be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco on October 27, 2010.
Top executives from cutting edge iTV and video startups and major Hollywood studios and media companies alike are featured speakers at Digital Media Conference West, which will be exploring new business models at the intersection of content, technology and commerce.
"We've taken this event to the next level by bringing together some of the most talked about new start-ups and put them in the same room with Hollywood heavyweights for the purpose of furthering innovation and dialogue," said Ned Sherman, Publisher and CEO of Digital Media Wire. "We believe this is the best approach and brings the most real world value to attendees and the industry as a whole."
Modeled after the annual Digital Media Conference held for the past eight years in Tysons Corner/Washington, DC, DMC West is a full day of in-depth discussions and networking focused on the top business issues impacting digital media companies, including online video, social media, investments, gaming, online advertising, mobile entertainment, mobile apps, the future of news media and the relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Confirmed speakers include:
Vivi Zigler, President of Digital Entertainment, NBC Universal
Peter Dille, SVP, Marketing & PlayStation®Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Larry Kramer, Advisor, CBS Interactive / Senior Advisor, Polaris Venture Partners / Author, Cscape: Conquer The Forces Changing Business Today
David Ulmer, VP, Content & Services, LG Electronics
Phil Wiser, Co-Founder, Chairman and President, Sezmi
Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, YouTube
Matthew B. Glotzer, Senior Vice President, Fox Digital Entertainment
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Gregg Spiridellis, Co-Founder & CEO, JibJab Media
Margaret Kim, VP, Programming & Production, Alloy Digital
David Kaiser, CEO and Co-founder, Coincident TV
Bill Binenstock, VP and Manager, CBS Interactive
Todd Weaver, CEO & Founder, ivi
Janko Roettgers, Writer, NewTeeVee
Scott Brown, Marketing Strategy, Cisco Media Solutions Group
David Puner, Innovation Director, Havas Digital
Somrat Niyogi, CEO, GoMiso
Gary Stein, VP of Strategy/Social Media, Isobar
Cristian Cussen, Director of Business Development Ning
James A. Shortill, President & CEO Mercury Communications Group
Asya Shein, CEO, Fusicology
Mick Bass, Vice President, Alliances, Ascent Media Group
Claude Tolbert, Vice President Business Development, BitTorrent
Stephen White, Senior Vice President, Product and Content Management, Gracenote
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi
Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Ron Hirson, SVP, Marketing & Bus. Development, BOKU
Phil Alberstat, Partner, Fuel Industries Inc.
Chris Williams, General Manager of Mobile Games, PlayFirst
Adam Caplan, Vice President, Virtual Currency
Gabriel Zichermann, CEO, beamME
Evan Young, Senior Director, Product Marketing, TiVo
Peter Kaars, Board Member, Digital Living Network Alliance / Technicolor
Jim Eadie, Vice President, Digital Distribution, MTV Networks
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Michelle Smith, Prod. Man.: Global Media & Tech, 24/7 Real Media
Graham Mudd, VP, Media & Search, comScore, Inc.
Sara Ohrvall, SVP, Research & Development, Bonnier
Philip Smolin, General Manager, Platform Solutions Group, Turn
Bismarck Lepe, President of Products, Ooyala
Joakim "Jay" Baage, VP of Content & Bus. Dev. Digital Media Wire, Inc.
Tom Adamski, CEO, LEVEL Studios
Daniel Odio-Paez, Co-Founder & COO, PointAbout
Gannon Hall, COO, Kyte
Tom Conrad, Chief Technical Officer, Pandora
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Investments, LLC
Pip Marquez de la Plata, SVP of Marketing, Meebo
Todd Sawicki, Chief Revenue Officer, Cheezburger Network
Rafi Mamalian, Executive Director, blip.tv
Jon Goldman, CEO, Qlipso/Veoh
Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision 3
Irina Slutsky, SF Reporter, AdAge