Conference Track

Entertainment Summit

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 across TV, film, music and video games will converge to debate the best ways to advance their business.

Wednesday, January 8

9:00 – 9:40 AM

Conference Session

Peak 2.0: The Future of the Content Industry

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

There is an embarrassment of riches in TV. After blowing past years of predictions that we’ve hit a limit in new content, what comes next to advance this business? Is there enough audience for all? TV chiefs share their strategies.

9:40 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

Leading the Evolution of Media and Entertainment

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Media chiefs and their partners will debate how today’s tech trends are game-changing for the entertainment industry.

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Conference Session

Headliner Conversation with Mark Cuban

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Mark Cuban will give us take on all the hot trends, including the streaming wars and the future direction for media investment

10:30 – 10:50 AM

Conference Session

The Future is Free: AVOD and Tubi

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

With wide distribution, 132 million hours of content streamed in September alone, and featuring over 15,000 movies and TV series, ad-supported Tubi is well positioned in our streaming media age. Hear what is next for Tubi as the platform bets on viewers craving free entertainment programming. Join our conversation with Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi.

10:50 – 11:25 AM

Conference Session

Leaders in Fan-First Engagement: Riding the Direct-to-Consumer Wave

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

A dive into today’s streaming and direct-to-consumer businesses – what types of content is rising above the fray? What business models are proving most solid? How is the creator community approaching streaming opportunities?

11:25 – 11:55 AM

Conference Session

Headliner NBCUniversal's Linda Yaccarino and The Trade Desk

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Linda Yaccarino, Chairman Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBC Universal and Jeff Green, CEO, The Trade Desk talk about how they are leading the charge of optimizing connected TV revenues, including their thoughts on how new streaming platform Peacock brings new opportunities to the advertising community. Is 2020 the year that connected TV comes of age?

11:55 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session

Finding and Wowing the Fresh and Cool Demographic

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Younger audiences are the modern media unicorn – so coveted, yet so tough to spot, that we wonder if they even exist. Who are the leaders in engagement of this valuable demographic?

1:15 – 1:30 PM

Conference Session

Atlantic Records' Camille Hackney and Premier Music

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Join us for a conversation with Camille Hackney, Chief Partnerships Officer, Atlantic Records and Josh Deustch, CEO Premier Music Group. How are artist-led brands redefining the marketplace and reshaping artist-brand intersections?

1:30 – 1:45 PM

Conference Session

Headliner: AMC Networks' Kim Kelleher and Activision

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Agents of Change for 2020 and Beyond - A conversation with Kim Kelleher, AMC Networks’ President of Advertising Sales and Partnerships and David Messinger, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Marketing Officer, who will discuss being disrupters in the content and gaming industries. Both are executives with diverse backgrounds who have come to their respective new roles with an outsider’s eye as agents of change, re-defining what television advertising and marketing strategies for gaming looks like in 2020 and beyond.

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Conference Session

Headliner Conversation: Twitter Global VP Matt Derella

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Twitter is at the heart of the cultural zeitgeist, leading conversations about the latest trends in current events, politics, entertainment and more. Hear from Matt Derella, Global VP Customers Twitter how the platform will grow and evolve in 2020.

2:15 – 2:50 PM

Conference Session

Up Close and Personal Brand Engagement

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

With so much media noise, what’s a marketer to do to get heard? To hit a high note, marketers are seeing that custom, personal messages are proving most compelling. What advancing programmatic, addressable strategies are especially standing out?

2:50 – 3:20 PM

Conference Session

Headliner Conversation with Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

What is the future for Verizon Media under its new leadership, CEO Guru Gowrappan? Hear how they are steering the platforms brands, including HuffPost, Yahoo and TechCrunch.

3:20 – 3:35 PM

Conference Session

Fireside With ViacomCBS Chief Digital Officer Marc DeBevoise

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Hear from Marc DeBevoise, recently appointed CEO of CBS Interactive and Chief Digital Officer of newly merged ViacomCBS. What are his goals for growing the streaming and digital properties of ViacomCBS in this ultra competitive landscape?

3:35 – 4:05 PM

Conference Session

Spotify’s Dawn Ostroff, Paul Feig, Creator Lele Pons

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

Spotify revolutionized music and now they are doing it for podcasts. The company is assembling the technology, content and scale that is accelerating the global growth of podcasting. On their most recent earnings call, Spotify revealed that it is already seeing significant results in terms of engagement, conversion and retention, while the company announced podcast deals with heavyweight talent like Amy Schumer, Mark Wahlberg, Joe Budden,Jordan Peele and President Barack and Michelle Obama. Join Spotify’s Chief Content Officer, Dawn Ostroff; digital creator and upcoming Spotify podcaster Lele Pons; and director, writer, actor and upcoming Spotify podcast creator, Paul Feig for a conversation around the future of storytelling, audio and technology’s role in its growth.

4:05 – 4:40 PM

Conference Session

Next Tech Innovators

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

A dig into what latest media tech trends – AI, AR/VR, blockchain, e-commerce something else? – will have true staying power. What are the real-life use cases for such innovation? Tech leaders share what breakthroughs are on the horizon for our industry.

4:40 – 5:15 PM

Conference Session

Zeitgeist Storytelling in the Digital Age

LOCATION ARIA Level 3 Juniper 4

An exploration into how creators are combining cultural relevance, digital savvy, and brilliant narrative to connect with today’s divided audiences. Who are the creators and platform partners who are shaping zeitgeist storytelling?

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