2017 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

Howie Singer

Special Technology Consultant, Universal Music Group

Sundance DiGiovanni

VP Brand & Content, Activision Blizzard

Jezz Pezzuti

CEO, Eyellusion

Ahmet Zappa

Co-Trustee, Zappa Family Trust

Peter Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services

Bob Gruters

Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions - US, Facebook

Robert Kasunic

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

Eric Korsh

President, Mashable Studios, Mashable

Joel and Benji Madden

Artists, Good Charlotte

Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder, Square

2017 View from the Top Speakers

Benji Rogers

Chief Strategy Officer, Dot Blockchain Media

Jeff Schneider

President & CFO, Royalty Exchange

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

International Music Managers Forum, Copyright Committee

Floris Bauer

President and Co-Founder, Gunpowder & Sky

Michael Abitbol

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

Dae Bogan

Co-Founder and CEO, TuneRegistry

Richard Conlon

Chief External Affairs Officer, SoundExchange

Rebecca Glashow

Head of Worldwide Distribution, AwesomenessTV

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound Entertainment

Peter Phillips

Former EVP/GM Interactive & Distribution, Marvel Entertainment

Lars Murray

SVP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora

Brandon Nelson

CEO, PerDiem

Paul Potenzone

SVP/Content Director at Digitas Studios, DigitasLBi

Randy Shaffer

Senior Director, Xbox for Oath

Michael Simon

President, Rumblefish;
CEO, Harry Fox Agency LLC

Lui Simpson

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

Julie Greifer Swidler

Executive Vice President Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

Sun Jen Yung

Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Internet, Headwaters

Jeff Anderson

Chief Strategy Officer and GM, Bingo Bash - GSN Games

2017 Panelists & Presenters

Aaron Ford

Director of Digital Advertising, The Orchard

Aaron Luber

Head of Content Partnerships, Google VR Team

Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO, YouNow

Adrian Sexton

CEO, TiTAN Platform

Al Lieberman

Executive Director Entertainment, Media & Technology program, Stern School of Business, NYU

Alex Weprin

Media Reporter and Editor, POLITICO's Morning Media newsletter

Alexander Kisch

EVP & General Counsel, Vevo

Ali Moiz

CEO & Co-Founder, Streamlabs

Alisa Coleman

Chief Operating Officer, 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

Andrew Saunders

Head of Global Brand Strategy, Tastemade

Andy Cohn

President & Publisher, The FADER, Inc.

Anne Frisbie

SVP & GM, Global Brand & Programmatic, InMobi

Anton Zietsman

Director, 3311 Ventures

Antwand Pearman

Executive Producer, Producers vs Show
President, Gamer Fit Nation

Aron Levitz

Head of Wattpad Studios, Wattpad

Betsy McHugh

Founder & CEO, Hurdl Inc.

Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports

Bill Wilson

VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association

Bjorn Book-Larsson

VP of Product, HTC Viveport

Brendan Donahue

Managing Director, NBA 2K League

Bruce Flohr

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

Bruce Wheeler

General Manager, Babylon Productions

Bryce Weiner

Founder, Tao Network

Chad Marcum

Founder and CEO, VideoBomb

Chris Byrd

Lead Video Game Critic, The Washington Post

Chris Crawford

CEO, Loudr

Chris Sampson

EVP, Programming, Superfly

Christine Murphy

SVP Branded Entertainment, Astronauts Wanted

Christopher Kenneally

Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

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 Ackerman

Section Editor, CNET
Author, The Tetris Effect

Dan Rowe

Managing Director, Sword, Rowe & Company

Danny Anders

CEO & Founder, ClearTracks

Dave Madden

SVP, Global Brand Partnerships, EA

David Beck

Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, tbs & TNT

David Correa

Sponsorship Sales, ESL

David Porter

CEO & Founder, 8tracks

David Sands

Partner and Co-Leader, Entertainment and Digital Media Team, Sheppard Mullin

David Stelzer

Business Development and Engine Licensing, Epic Games

David Weiszfeld

CEO, Soundcharts

Dick Huey

Head of Partnerships, Jaxsta

Dick Wingate

Principal, DEV Advisors

Dominic Pandiscia

CEO, PledgeMusic

Drew Silverstein

Founder & CEO, Amper Music

Edward Klaris

Managing Partner, Klaris IP, LLC.

Elgin Thompson

Managing Director, Digital Capital Advisors

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

Eugene Mopsik

CEO, American Society for Collective Rights Licensing (ASCRL)

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

Harold Goldberg

Founder, NY Videogame Critics Circle

Heather Reid

Dean of Library & Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music

Ilya Shereshevsky

Head of Business Development, GameChanger SF

Jacob Carlson

Digital Media Strategist- Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital

JC Cangilla

Chief Operating Officer, New Form

Jem Aswad

Senior Music Editor, Variety

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

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, OneHouse

Joe Naylor

Founder, President & CEO, ImageRights International, Inc.

John Linden

President, Seismic Games

John Thompson

President, FLX Systems

Jon Vanhala

Founder, Crossfade Partners

Joost van Dreunen

Co-founder & CEO, SuperData Research

Josh Ong

Director, Global Marketing, Cheetah Mobile

Juan Santillan

Founder and CEO, Vantage.tv

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, Advertiser Solutions, Unity Technology

Justin Barker

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

Justina Valentine

Creator, Live.me

Karen Allen

President, Karen Allen Consulting

Karen Peláez

Subsidiary Rights Manager, Harvard University Press

Kavi Halemane

GM of Digital Programming, iHeartRadio

Kenny Gersh

EVP, Business, MLB Advanced Media

Kevin Carson

VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule

Kevin Chernett

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

Konstantin Richter

CEO, Blockdaemon

Kris Kliemann

President, Kliemann & Co.

Kyle Smetanka

Senior Product Manager, Metadata, TiVo

Kym Nelson

SVP of Client Strategy, West, Twitch

Larry Miller

Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt

Lauren Berkowitz

Chief Business Officer, Elemental Cognition

Lee Greer

Founder & President, NPREX

Liam Callahan

Senior Business Planner, Xbox Games Marketing, Microsoft

Lori Feldman

EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records

Louis Smoller

Attorney, Savur Threadgold LLP

Lucie Watson

Head of Music, Platoon

M. Scott Havens

Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media

Manny Anekal

Founder & CEO, The Next Level and Versus Sports

Marc Hustvedt

CEO, Above Average

Mario Armstrong

Chief Content Officer, The Never Settle Show

Mark Isherwood

DDEX Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange, LLC

Mark Tekunoff

Corporate PR Manager, HyperX

Mark van Ryswyk

Senior Vice President, Glu Mobile

Marty Strenczewilk

CEO and Co-founder, Splyce

Matt Mosteller

VP, Content, Turner Sports

Matthew Collado

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Littlstar

Matthew Henick

Head of Development, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

Matthew Pierce

Founder & CEO, Versus Systems

Matthew Wang

Managing Director, Evercore

Maureen Polo

General Manager, Fullscreen

Megan Berry

VP of Product, Octane AI

Mia Goldwyn

Former Chief Content Officer, StyleHaul

Michael Gold

Co-founder and CEO, Holojam Inc

Michael Shanley

Vice President, IT Business Development, Music Reports

Michael Weaver

SVP of Business Development & Growth, Al Jazeera Digital

Michelle Carney

VP, Branded Entertainment & Film, Ketchum

Mike Lee

Head of Partnerships, Everyday Influencers/Press X

Mike Vorhaus

President, Magid Advisors

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder, TRIPP

Nate Auerbach

Partner, Versus Creative

Nathan Lands

Co-Founder & CEO, Binded

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital
Founder, Digital Media Wire

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 Kontonis

Chief Marketing Officer, WHOSAY

Paul Sweeting

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

Peter Schwinge

Founder and Executive, Director Moving Target Group

Phil Ranta

COO, Studio71

Philip Alberstat

Chief Operating Officer, Contend

Rahul Rumalla

Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Paperchain

Rebecca Duke

Senior Brand Manager, MALTESERS®, Mars Chocolate North America

Richard Johnson

President and Co-founder, Qello Concerts

Rick Howe

The iTV Doctor, Interactive TV Today

RJ Bentler

VP Video Programming, Pitchfork

Robert Binning

CEO, StreamSpace, LLC

Robert Norton

CEO & Founder, Verisart

Robert Singerman

VP International Publishing, LyricFind

Rodney Elder

VP Commercial Operations, Virtusales Publishing Solutions

Russ Crupnick

Managing Partner, MusicWatch

Ryan Troy

Product Manager, TV, Twitter

Sara Clemens

Editor-in-Chief, Videodame

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas

Shannon Pruitt

President, The Story Lab, US

Sharmi Gandhi

EVP, Strategy and Development, Mic

Sherri Smith

Senior Staff Writer, Purch

Simon Kellman

Global Head of Music, Dailymotion

Stephen White

CEO, Dubset Media

Susan Allen

Attorney Advisor (Copyright), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Susan Borst

Vice President, Mobile, IAB

Susanne Mei

General Manager, PeopleTV

Tatiana Moroz

Founder & CEO, Crypto Media Hub

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Terence Gray

Founder and Executive Director, New York Television Festival

Thomas Minkus

Managing Director, IPR License

Tinzar Sherman

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire

Todd Klein

Partner, Revolution

Todd Spangler

New York Digital Editor, Variety

Tom Salta

Composer/Producer/Artist, Persist Music

Tom Shelburne

Director of Operations - Northern Region, Vizrt

Tom Vance

Co-Head of Studio, 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

Wesley A’Harrah

Head of Training and Development, Music Ally

Will Lee

Group Digital Director, Sports and Entertainment, Time Inc.

Wim Stocks

GM/CEO, WorldGaming & Collegiate StarLeague (a Division of Cineplex)

Yiannis Pagkalos

Business Development Principal, Product Partnerships, Google

Zeeshan Zaidi

SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster


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