MUSIC / GAMES / TV & VIDEO / RIGHTSTECH: SEPT 25-27, 2017

Agenda

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*Speakers & sessions are subject to change.
Digital Music Forum
Future of Television
NY Games Conference
RIGHTStech Summit
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting
Karen Allen

VIEW FROM THE TOP: ARE WE THERE YET? STREAMING AND REVENUE

Streaming has officially outpaced all other recorded music revenue combined. Labels and publishers are making direct deals outside of statutory licenses. Are we finally headed towards a sustainable revenue source...
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Lars Murray

OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the mobile games business followed by Q/A.
11:15 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

FEATURED PRESENTATION: MUSIC VR

PANELISTS Drew Silverstein, Founder & CEO, Amper Music
Drew Silverstein

PANEL: TECHNOLOGY, HUMANS, PLAYLISTS AND THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISCOVERY

Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery In the ongoing drive to create the perfect music discovery solution, the balance between data-based algorithms vs human recommendations is in...
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Lucie Watson
Kavi Halemane

PANEL: THE CURRENT STATE OF VR AND MUSIC

This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for games and entertainment. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are...
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Nicole St. Jean
Kevin Chernett
Cortney Harding
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

LUNCH BREAK

THE FUTURE OF BANDS, BRANDS AND OWNERSHIP

This panel will look at the growing importance of owned media and properties to brands in the music space, as traditional endorsement deals and sponsorships continue to become a thing...
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Amy Sorokas
Bruce Flohr
Lori Feldman
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

BREAK

THE NEXT GENERATION OF FAN ENGAGEMENT

Panelists Aaron Ford, Digital Advertising, The Orchard Megan Berry, Head of Product, Octane AI Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster
Aaron Ford
Megan Berry
Zeeshan Zaidi

STATE OF MUSIC STARTUPS

This panel of music industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect...
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David Porter

PANEL: FANS TAKE CENTER STAGE

PANELISTS Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Live.me Kevin Carson, VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule
Khudor Annous
Kevin Carson
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP

This panel of digital and tech industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior...
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8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital, Founder, Digital Media Wire
Tinzar Sherman
Ned Sherman

VIEW FROM THE TOP: FUTURE OF TELEVISION

PANELIST Rebecca Glashow, Head of Worldwide Distribution, Awesomeness Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, PBS Digital
Rebecca Glashow
Ira Rubenstein

FIRESIDE CHAT

PANELIST Ted Leonsis, Founder, Chairman, Majority Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Ted Leonsis
11:15 am - 11:45 am

MORNING BREAK

THE CURRENT STATE OF VR FOR TELEVISION

This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for television and video. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are...
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Aaron Luber

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MEDIA INVESTING

This panel of investors, who are actively investing in digital media companies, discusses the latest investment trends and what it takes to get funded in the current environment, including accelerators,...
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David Beck
Anton Zietsman
Jon Goldman
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

VIP LUNCH (INVITE ONLY)

BLURRED LINES: LINEAR TELEVISION MEETS OTT

This panel of top decision-makers in the television, online video, advertising and technology industries discuss where America’s favorite medium is heading in terms of new digital distribution models and platforms....
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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

BREAK

THE FUTURE OF CONTENT MARKETING

As brands continue to transition away from traditional advertising to digital marketing strategies, effective content has become essential to building and maintaining a loyal consumer base. Today, more than ever,...
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Mia Goldwyn
Philip Alberstat

THE FUTURE OF LIVE STREAMING

A lively discussion of the growing market for live streaming of digital video. What is the current state of consumer adoption? What developments are expected to drive the future of...
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THE FUTURE OF AR & VOICE-ACTIVATED AI FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

This panel of tech-media futurists will discuss the future of augmented reality (AR) and voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) for media and entertainment experiences. What new consumer experiences are possible when...
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THE FUTURE OF INFLUENCER MARKETING

This panel of executives and representatives working with digital influencers with significant followings will discuss how they work with brands, including different strategies such as sponsored posts versus contests versus...
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Phil Ranta
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

THE EXPLOSION OF ORIGINAL VIDEO CONTENT

We are in an original content renaissance. Hulu is doubling their number of originals, Netflix is moving all production to Los Angeles, every major online news publisher announced content plays...
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8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital, Founder, Digital Media Wire
Tinzar Sherman
Ned Sherman

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF THE DIGITAL GAMES MARKET

Industry leaders discuss the future of the game industry as the business continues its transition towards a digital future. What does it take to make a successful game these days...
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OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MOBILE GAMES BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the mobile games business followed by Q/A. PANELISTS Joost Van Dreunen, Co-founder & CEO, SuperData Research
Joost van Dreunen
11:15 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

PANEL: NORDIC GAMES

Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming today counts over 200 million spectators annually and presents a unique, new avenue...
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CREATIVITY RULES: MAKING SUCCESSFUL GAMES FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

This panel will discuss how to make a successful game for iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms. How important is creativity? What are the the metrics that matter when judging...
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Travis Boatman
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

LUNCH BREAK

VR/AR FOR GAMES & ENTERTAINMENT

Industry leaders discuss the future of the game industry as the business continues its transition towards a digital future. What does it take to make a successful game these days...
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David Liu
Chris Donahue
Nanea Reeves
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

BREAK

HOW AUGMENTED REALITY & GEOLOCATION ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF GAMES

With the success of Pokémon GO, there is an increased focus among game developers on the prospects of further developing augmented reality and geolocation in games. This panel of experts...
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WHY ENGAGING DIGITAL AD EXPERIENCES ARE THE NEW GOLD STANDARD FOR MARKETERS

The future of digital advertising means the need for increasingly engaging experiences for consumers. Brands can tap into this engagement by developing smart campaigns that focus on achieving the right...
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Julie Shumaker
Kym Nelson
Susan Borst
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

THE RISE OF ESPORTS

Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, but 2017 was the first instance of a competition being aired on network television during...
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THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES & MARKETERS

Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming counts over 200 million spectators annually and presents a unique, new avenue in...
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Paul Brewer
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

LEADERS IN MEDIA VIP DINNER (INVITE ONLY)

8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media; Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech
Paul Sweeting

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF MACHINE-TO-MACHINE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

If licensing and royalty payments are ever to be managed with the same machine-to-machine efficiency as media distribution and consumption, rights information must be put into machine-readable formats. A panel...
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Benji Rogers

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

Everyone agrees that rights-based industries could benefit overall  from greater transparency and access to data on ownership, usage and royalty calculations. But not everyone would benefit equally. How can industries...
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11:15 am - 11:45 am

MORNING BREAK

THE ENUMERATED MANUSCRIPT

Leaders from across media sectors discuss efforts to assign and affix unique identifiers and critical metadata to individual works and the importance of unique IDs in enabling machine-to-machine transactions.

LICENSING HUBS AND MARKETPLACES

PANELISTS Virginie Berger, CEO, Armonia Online
Virginie Berger

PROVENANCE AND REGISTRATION

Claiming authorship and establishing a reliable chain of ownership of copyrighted works is critical to enabling commerce. This panel will examine efforts to create rights registries and establish records of...
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Nathan Lands

BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEXT INTERNET, OR THE NEXT LINUX?

Blockchain technology today is often likened to the internet, circa 1996. But is it really a protocol consumers will embrace directly, or is it more like Linux, a useful tool...
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12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP COPYRIGHT REFORM AND THE ROLE OF RIGHTS-TECH

Senior executives and policymakers discuss the status of copyright reform efforts underway in the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia, and other territories and what proposed changes could mean for content identification,...
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Lui Simpson
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

BREAK

WHICH COMES FIRST: DATA OR THE DATABASE

Organizing rights and metadata into machine-readable databases requires normalizing the data. But which should come first: standardizing the data or designing the schema? A debate.

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS: OVERCOMING THE DATA-SHARING INCENTIVES PROBLEM

Everyone agrees that rights-based industries could benefit overall  from greater transparency and access to data on ownership, usage and royalty calculations. But not everyone would benefit equally. How can industries...
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Stephen White

REMIX THIS: MASH-UPS, DERIVATIVE WORKS AND UGC

Remixes and user-generated content present unique rights-management challenges. How are technology developers and entrepreneurs meeting them?
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: INVESTING IN RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES

A discussion of the investment and M&A environment for rights and metadata management technologies, royalties as an asset class, and new technology-enabled financing strategies for artists.