Speakers

Over the past 16 years, Digital Media Wire has produced over 150 conferences and events bringing together global leaders in entertainment, media and technology. Here are the some of the amazing speakers joining 2017 NYME.

2017 Keynotes & Fireside Chats

Ben Feder

President, International Partnerships (North America), Tencent Games

Robert Kasunic

Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice, United States Copyright Office

Ted Leonsis

Founder, Chairman, Majority Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Mike Sepso

SVP, Activision Blizzard

Bob Gruters

Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions - US, Facebook

Harold Goldberg

Founder, NY Videogame Critics Circle

2017 View from the Top Speakers

Richard Conlon

Chief External Affairs Officer, SoundExchange

Floris Bauer

President and Co-Founder, Gunpowder & Sky

Pete Arden

Chief Marketing Officer, Disruptor Beam

Sun Jen Yung

Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Internet, Headwaters

Jem Aswad

Senior Music Editor, Variety

Michael Simon

President and CEO, Rumblefish

Todd Spangler

New York Digital Editor, Variety

Matthew Smith

CEO, Royalty Exchange

Julie Greifer Swidler

EVP, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

Michael Abitbol

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Digital, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Lui Simpson

Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Publishers

Lars Murray

SVP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora

Rebecca Glashow

Head of Worldwide Distribution, AwesomenessTV

Benji Rogers

CEO, dotblockchain Music

Ira Rubenstein

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, PBS Digital

2017 Panelists & Presenters

Aaron Ford

Director, Digital Advertising, The Orchard

Aaron Luber

Head of Content Partnerships, Google VR Team

Adam Ostrow

Chief Strategy Officer, Mashable

Adrian Sexton

CEO, TiTAN Platform

Alisa Coleman

COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

Alissa Pollack

EVP, Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia

Amy Sorokas

Director Strategic Partnerships, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Anatoly Ropotov

CEO, Game Insight

Andrew Cleland

Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Anne Frisbie

SVP, Global Brand & Programmatic, InMobi

Anton Zietsman

Director, 3311 Ventures

Betsy McHugh

Founder & CEO, Hurdl Inc.

Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports

Bill Wilson

VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association

Bruce Flohr

Chief Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President, Red Light Management
Partner, GreenLight Media and Marketing
Partner, ATO Records

Bryce Weiner

Founder, Tao Network

Chad Marcum

Founder and CEO, VideoBomb

Chris Donahue

Senior Director, Alliances, AMD

Christine Murphy

SVP Branded Entertainment, Astronauts Wanted

Christy Tanner

SVP & General Manager, CBS News Digital

Cortney Harding

Founder, Friends with Holograms

Damon Lau

Co-founder and CEO, Everyday Influencers/Press X

Damon Williams

Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy and Partnerships, Music Choice

Dan Rowe

Managing Director, Sword, Rowe & Company

Daniel Kelley

Director, HyperX Corporate Marketing

David Beck

Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, tbs & TNT

David Jorba

President, Vizrt Americas

David Liu

Creative Director of Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT

David Madden

SVP, Global Brand Solutions, EA

David Porter

CEO & Founder, 8tracks

David Weiszfeld

CEO, Soundcharts

Dick Wingate

Principal, DEV Advisors

Drew Silverstein

Founder & CEO, Amper Music

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

Gabrielle Heyman

Head of Global Brand Partners, Zynga

Greg Leekley

CEO, Vertigo Music

Hale Boggs

Partner, Corporate and Finance Capital Markets, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Chair, Manatt Digital

JC Cangilla

Chief Operating Officer, New Form

Jeremie Habib

CEO & Co-Founder, Gigwell

Jeremy Gruber

Head of Digital, Friends at Work

Jesse Grushack

Co-Founder, Ujo Music

Jill Braff

former GM, Ellen Digital Ventures

Jill Sherman

SVP, Social Strategy, DigitasLBi's

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, OneHouse

Joe Naylor

Founder, President & CEO, ImageRights International, Inc.

John Linden

President, Seismic Games

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound

Joost van Dreunen

Co-founder & CEO, SuperData Research

Juan Santillan

Founder and CEO, Vantage.tv

Julie Shumaker

VP, Global Ads Business Development, Unity Technologies

Justin Barker

Founder/Director, Slice Music ltd.; Group Director of Streaming Strategy, PIAS

Justina Valentine

Creator, Live.me

Karen Allen

President, Karen Allen Consulting

Kavi Halemane

GM of Digital Programing, iHeartRadio

Kevin Carson

VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule

Kevin Chernett

Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation Studios

Khudor Annous

Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Live.me

Kym Nelson

SVP of Client Strategy, West, Twitch

Lori Feldman

EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records

Lucie Watson

Head of Music, Platoon

M. Scott Havens

Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media

Marc Hustvedt

CEO, Above Average

Mark Isherwood

DDEX Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange, LLC

Marty Strenczewilk

CEO and Co-founder, Splyce

Matthew Collado

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Littlstar

Matthew Henick

Head of Development, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

Maureen Polo

SVP, Influencer Marketing, Fullscreen

Megan Berry

Head of Product, Octane AI

Mia Goldwyn

Chief Content Officer, StyleHaul

Michael Gold

Co-founder and CEO, Holojam Inc

Michael Shanley

Vice President, IT Business Development, Music Reports

Michael Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors

Mike Lee

Head of Partnerships, Everyday Influencers/Press X

Mike Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder, TRIPP

Nathan Lands

Co-Founder & CEO, Binded

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital
Founder, Digital Media Wire

Nick Fortugno

Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics

Nicole St. Jean

VP of Content, 8i

Panos Panay

Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Berklee College of Music; Managing Director, Berklee: Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Paul Brewer

VP, Global Sponsorships, ESL

Paul Kontonis

Chief Marketing Officer, WHOSAY

Paul Sweeting

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

Phil Ranta

COO, Studio71

Philip Alberstat

Chief Operating Officer, Contend

Rick Howe

The iTV Doctor, Interactive TV Today

Rob Ruffler

Senior Director, Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT

Robert Binning

CEO, StreamSpace, LLC

Robert Norton

CEO & Founder, Verisart

Russell Rieger

VP Media, Entertainment Magna; Vice Chairman PledgeMusic

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas

Shannon Priutt

President, The Story Lab, US

Sharmi Gandhi

EVP, Strategy and Development, Mic

Stephen White

CEO, Dubset Media

Susan Borst

Deputy Director, Mobile IAB

Susanne Mei

General Manager, People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN)

Tatiana Moroz

Founder & CEO, Crypto Media Hub

Ted Leonsis

Founder, Chairman, Majority Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Thomas Minkus

Managing Director, IPR License

Tinzar Sherman

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire

Todd Klein

Partner, Revolution

Tom Vance

Head of Content, Jaunt Studios

Travis Boatman

Founder and CEO, Carbonated

Vaughn McKenzie

Co-Founder and CEO, JAAK

Vickie Nauman

Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks

Virginie Berger

CEO, Armonia Online

Zeeshan Zaidi

SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster

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