Entertainment Summit

presented by Variety

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Technology is transforming the entertainment industry at an astonishing clip, creating huge choices in how to produce, monetize, market and distribute content for today’s increasingly digitally savvy audiences. Pioneers and innovators of the entertainment industry will share how they are taking risks and finding opportunities to succeed.

Top Three Topics: 

  • The future of TV
  • Stealing the show – Best in brand storytelling 
  • Let’s get personal – Power of custom engagement

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9-9:40 AM January 10

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Chief multiplatform executives explore best business models and audience engagement strategies for various TV services, spanning pay TV, ad-supported OTT and subscription-based models.

Moderator
Todd Supplee
Partner,
PWC

Speaker
Kelly Abcarian
SVP, Product Leadership,
Nielsen

Speaker
Rebecca Glashow
Head of Worldwide Distribution,
Awesomeness

Speaker
Erin McPherson
Head of Content Strategy, Acquisition & Programming,
Verizon

Speaker
Neal Mohan
Chief Product Officer,
YouTube

Speaker
Brian Sullivan
President and COO, Digital Consumer Group,
21st Century Fox

Speaker
Maggie Suniewick
President,
NBC Universal Digital Enterprises

9:40-10:10 AM January 10

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Join us for a discussion with Disney-ABC’s chief as the company is poised for a monster 2018, with the launch of its new streaming service and the ABC debut of American Idol. 

Speaker
Ben Sherwood
President,
Disney ABC Television Group

10:10-10:25 AM January 10

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Join the wordwide head of distrubition from Awesomeness, Rebecca Glashow, and Variety's Andrew Wallenstein for an fireside chat. 

10:25-10:40 AM January 10

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An interview with a Nissan's chief marketing officer. 

Moderator
Matt Spiegel
Managing Director,
MediaLink

Speaker
Roel de Vries
Corporate VP and Global Head of Marketing & Brand Strategy,
Nissan

10:40-11 AM January 10

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Join us for a discussion with Tim Armstrong as he shares insights on the future of combined AOL and Yahoo properties underneath the newly minted OATH division.

Speaker
Tim Armstrong
CEO, Oath,
Verizon

11-11:15 AM January 10

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Get up close with Twitter's vice president of global revenue and operations, Matthew Derella, to learn how to stand out on social media.

Speaker
Matt Derella
VP, Global Client Solutions,
Twitter

11:15-11:30 AM January 10

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This talk will provide expert insight to the new digital entertainment ecosystem with a focus on building brands, creating captivating content, and unlocking value at scale.

Speaker
Shahrzad Rafati
Founder and CEO,
BroadbandTV

11:30 AM-12:10 PM January 10

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What entertainment and consumer brands are the most progressive and creative across new marketing opportunities in social, digital publishing, OTT and linear TV? Marketers creating the ultimate in storytelling around their brands converge to share their strategies.

Speaker
Brian Benedik
Global Head of Advertising,
Spotify

Speaker
Scott Fisher
Founder,
Select Management

Speaker
Gigi Gorgeous
Digital Influencer and Star,
This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Speaker
Bob Jacobs
VP and Head of Marketing, Product & Brand Communication,
Volvo Car USA

Speaker
Peter Minnium
President,
Ipsos Connect

Speaker
Dan Riess
EVP, Content Partnerships and Co-Head of Turner Ignite,
Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales

12:10-12:50 PM January 10

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Brilliance can come from any source in today’s entertainment industry – podcast, social media-shared video, or a plain old TV show or film. Today’s hitmakers of the expanding platform universe will share their stories.
 

Speaker
Chris Berend
Co-Founder of Great Big Story, SVP Global Digital Video,
(CNN)

Speaker
Baron Davis
NBA All-Star and Entrepreneur,
Baron Davis Enterprises

Speaker
Ashley McCollum
General Manager, Tasty,
BuzzFeed

Speaker
Croi McNamara
SVP Video Programming,
Conde Nast Entertainment

Speaker
Julie Plec
Executive Producer and Creator,
The Originals, Vampire Diaries

1:50-2:25 PM January 10

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Join us for a look at the multiplatform universe of hit series The Walking Dead with Charlie Collier, President AMC TV; Scott Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer, The Walking Dead; and Norman Reedus, Star, The Walking Dead. 

Speaker
Charlie Collier
President,
AMC Networks

Speaker
Scott Gimple
Showrunner and Executive Producer,
The Walking Dead

Speaker
Norman Reedus
Star,
The Walking Dead

2:25-3:05 PM January 10

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Discover the latest strategies in connecting powerful, messaging to audiences. Can personalization be scaled? What marketing formats are best breaking through on premium TV, short-form video and multiplatform brand integrations? How is advancing analytics helping marketers fine-tune and better target promotions to desired audience segments?

Speaker
Oliver Laubscher
Chief Media Officer,
Vice Media

Speaker
Stephanie McMahon
Chief Brand Officer,
WWE

Speaker
Ira Rubenstein
Chief Digital & Marketing Officer,
Public Broadcasting Service

Speaker
Barry Tishgart
SVP and GM,
BAMTech

3:05-3:45 PM January 10

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Entertainment-on-demand has built a complex streaming economy, with a new group of media power players calling the shots. Business strategies vary wildly. User-generated content mixes with premium offerings across platforms. In a crowded field, the streaming elite debate what’s next.

Speaker
Dave Finnochio
CEO,
The Bleacher Report

Speaker
Lisa Sugar
President and Founder,
POPSUGAR

Speaker
Andrew Sugerman
Executive VP, Publishing and Digital Media,
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

Speaker
Alex Wallace
VP, OTT Video Production and Distribution,
Oath

Speaker
Marc Whitten
VP, Fire TV,
Amazon

Speaker
Paul Yanover
President,
Fandango

3:45-4 PM January 10

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Speaker
Bob Gruters
Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions,
Facebook

4-4:40 PM January 10

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Advancing technology is enabling sports, concert and live events to offer truly spectacular experiences for fans. Learn how companies might introduce VR, extending social media engagement and ramping up in-venue interactivity during the game, concert or live production.

Speaker
Kevin Chernett
Executive Vice President - Global Partnerships and Content Distribution,
Live Nation Entertainment

Speaker
Rebecca Howard
SVP, Emerging Platforms and Partnerships,
Discovery VR

Speaker
Kay Madati
VP and Global Head of Partnerships,
Twitter

Speaker
Keith Richman
President,
Defy Media

Speaker
Bachir Zeroual
Head of VR Marketing,
Samsung Electronics America

4:40-5 PM January 10

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Joel Stillerman will discuss Hulu’s success with their original show “The Handmaid’s Tale” and give insight into the streaming industry.

Speaker
Joel Stillerman
Chief Content Officer,
Hulu



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