Washington
DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE

JUNE 18
, 2004  |  8:30 AM - 5:30 PM  |  McLean, Virginia

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Join leading executives and the press for the premier executive forum focused on digital media developments in the Greater Washington, DC area!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 

Elliot Maxwell - Fellow, Center for the Study of American Gov., Johns Hopkins University, Distinguished Research Fellow, eBusiness Research Center, Pennsylvania State University

From 1998 to 2001, Maxwell was Special Advisor for the Digital Economy to U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He will speak on Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problem of Digital Intellectual Property.


 

Doug Lowenstein - Pres., Entertainment Software Association
 

Doug Lowenstein has been President of the ESA since 1994. The ESA is the trade association representing the business and public affairs needs of the game industry and owner and operator of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Under Mr. Lowenstein's direction, the ESA has been the industry’s voice in Washington, D.C. on such issues as ratings, First Amendment and Internet content protection, and copyright protection.

 

Mitch Glazier - SVP, Gov. Relations & Legislative Counsel, RIAA

Mitch Glazier is Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Legislative Counsel to the RIAA, the trade association representing the $14 billion U.S. recording industry. RIAA members, including hundreds of record labels, create, manufacture and/or distribute 90 percent of all legitimate sound recordings in the United States. Mr. Glazier serves as the chief advocate for the recorded music industry before policymakers and government officials.


 

Caroline Little

Caroline Little - CEO, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
 
As publisher and chief executive officer, Caroline H. Little oversees WPNI's business operations. Little is responsible for directing the company's production, marketing, technology, advertising sales and operations, Jobs, Cars and Real Estate, human resources and legal teams. Prior to joining WPNI, Little was deputy general counsel at U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, and Fast Company (May 1993 to July 1997).


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Magid Abraham - President, CEO & Co-Founder, comScore Networks
William Allman - SVP & GM, Interactive New Media, Discovery Networks
Aileen Atkins - SVP, Business Affairs, Napster
Larry Blosser - Of Counsel, Gray Cary
Jody Brannon - Executive Producer, USAToday.com
Pat Breslin - CEO, Relatable
Matt Bromberg - Vice President & GM, AOL Games
Jeffrey Bronikowski - Vice President, eLabs, Universal Music Group
Ron Chaimowitz - President & CEO, PlayTV Inc.
Alan Davidson - Asso. Director, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
Sarah Deutsch – VP & Associate General Counsel, Verizon
Allison Dollar - Co-President, Interactive Television Alliance

Tim Dunne - VP, Digital Media, Nextel Communications, Inc.
Jan Eglen, Ph.D. - CEO, Digonex Technologies (parent of MusicRebellion)

Eugene Evans - President, Infinite Ventures
Reed Freeman – Chief Privacy Officer, Claria Corporation
Gerald Gordon - President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Dev. Authority
Rags Gupta - COO, Live365
Chris Haines - Managing Editor, USNews.com, U.S. News & World Report
Stewart Halpern - Managing Dir., Digital Entertainment Research, RBC Capital
Bill Holland - Washington Bureau Chief, Billboard Magazine
Mark Jacobs - CEO, Mythic Entertainment
Marty Lafferty - CEO, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA)
Kevin Lapidus - General Counsel, YellowBrix, Inc.
David Leibowitz - Managing Partner, CH Potomac

Lon Levin - SVP, Regulatory Affairs, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc.
David Levine - CEO, Butterfly.net
Paul Levine - SVP & General Counsel, Ruckus Network
David Lipsey - VP, Media & Entertainment, Artesia

Karen Litsinger - VP & Associate General Counsel, America Online, Inc.

Lydia Loizides - Analyst, Media & Ent., Ziff Brothers Investments
Adrian McAloon - Director of Marketing, Ztango
Chris McAndrews - SVP & General Manager, Nationalgeographic.com
Patrick McQuown - President, Proteus
Mark Myers - Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Convera
David Oxenford - Partner, Shaw Pittman
Larry Rebich - VP of Program Acquisition & Market Dev., SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Wayne Rosso - CEO, Optisoft, SL (former President of Grokster)
Laurence Roth - VP, Mktg & Bus. Dev./Co-Founder, Cinea (Dolby Labs subsidiary)
Warren Schlichting - Vice President, New Business Strategy, Comcast
Dan Scherlis - CEO, Etherplay
Ned Sherman - CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire
Paul Sherman - President & Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group
Sherrese Smith - Assoc. Gen. Counsel, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
Christina Tancredi,  SVP of Marketing, Advertising & Sponsorships, Music Choice
Yoav Tzruya - VP of Technologies & Markets Strategy, Exent Technologies
Stephen Warley - General Manager, TVSpy (a Vault service)

Debbie Weil - Publisher, WordBiz Report
Michael Weiss - CEO, StreamCast Networks (owner, Morpheus P2P software)
Robert Weiss - Head of Programming, Fuse (a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC)
Doug Whatley - Founder & CEO, BreakAway Games
Gabe Zichermann - VP, Strategy & Communications, Trymedia

 


CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Media and entertainment companies are going through a digital transformation, which is impacting traditional business models and changing the way we distribute, access and market media and entertainment.

  • Washington Digital Media Conference brings together decision-makers from leading media, entertainment and technology companies in the Greater Washington, DC area for a 1-day executive forum focused on business, legal, policy and technology developments impacting digital media.
     
  • How are traditional business models being reinvented? What are the challenges and opportunities involving digital media? What do you need to do to stay competitive in the technology age? Be a part of this inaugural event, which brings together business and government leaders who are transforming the Greater Washington, DC area into a national center for digital media innovation and policy development.

To submit speakers or request information about exhibiting or sponsoring at the 2004 conference, please contact Tinzar Than, VP, Marketing & Events, Digital Media Wire, Inc. at: tinzar@digitalmediawire.com.

AGENDA
Morning Sessions

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
REGISTRATION
NETWORKING & BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Paul Sherman - President & Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group
Gerald Gordon - President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Dev. Authority

Ned Sherman - CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire
Magid Abraham - President, CEO & Co-Founder, comScore Networks
 

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE
Elliot Maxwell - Fellow, Center for the Study of American Government, Johns Hopkins University, Distinguished Research Fellow, eBusiness Research Center, Pennsylvania State University and Former Special Advisor for the Digital Economy to U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1998-2001)

Maxwell will be speak on:
Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problem of Digital Intellectual Property
, which is the title of the new report from the Committee for Economic Development (CED), prepared by its Digital Connections Council (DCC), a group of corporate information technology experts led by Maxwell.
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
PANEL 1
The Impact of Technology on Television

The television industry is going through a digital transformation as cable and satellite operators and television networks experiment with emerging technologies that are creating new opportunities and challenges. How are traditional business models being reinvented? Who will make money from interactive services and video-on-demand (VOD) and how? What is the impact of digital video recorders (DVRs)? Who has the advantage in the battle between cable and satellite?

MODERATOR
Lydia Loizides - Analyst, Media & Entertainment, Ziff Brothers Investments

PANELISTS
William Allman - SVP & GM, Interactive New Media, Discovery Networks
Ron Chaimowitz - President & CEO, PlayTV Inc.
Allison Dollar - Co-President, Interactive Television Alliance
Robert Weiss - Head of Programming, Fuse (a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC)
Warren Schlichting - Vice President, New Business Strategy, Comcast

 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
KEYNOTE - Games Focus
Doug Lowenstein - President, Entertainment Software Association

Lowenstein has been President of the ESA since 1994. The ESA is the trade association representing the business and public affairs needs of the game industry and owner and operator of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Under Mr. Lowenstein's direction, the ESA has been the industry’s voice in Washington, D.C. on such issues as ratings, First Amendment and Internet content protection, and copyright protection.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
(attend either panel 2A or 2B)

PANEL 2A - Ballroom A
The Big Business of Video Games:
What's Next in this Burgeoning Industry?

Over the past 10 years, the game industry has experienced a meteoric rise as revenue from sales of computer and video game software has more than doubled from $3.2 billion in 1995 to $7 billion in 2003.  Where are the major growth areas?  Which business models are succeeding? What opportunities exist for the game industry to work with business and government sectors?  What's next for this burgeoning industry?

MODERATOR
Stewart Halpern - Managing Director, Digital Entertainment Research, RBC Capital Markets

PANELISTS

Matt Bromberg - Vice President & GM, AOL Games
Mark Jacobs - CEO, Mythic Entertainment
David Levine - CEO, Butterfly.net
Doug Whatley - Founder & CEO, BreakAway Games
Gabe Zichermann - VP, Strategy & Communications, Trymedia

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PANEL 2B - Lord Fairfax Room 
Presented by:


Digital Rights Management – A Roundtable Discussion

This panel will survey the different electronic delivery methodologies for digital content and examine desirable business models for monetizing the content value, such as subscription, pay-per-use, redistribution, syndication and the purchase of content. Particular attention will be focused on licensing and payment methodologies and the effectiveness of legal versus business/technology protection for content.

MODERATOR
Kevin Lapidus - General Counsel, YellowBrix, Inc., Co-Chair Corporate & Securities Group, WMACCA

PANELISTS

Lon Levin - SVP, Regulatory Affairs, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc.
Paul Levine - SVP & General Counsel, Ruckus Network
Karen Litsinger - VP & Associate General Counsel, America Online, Inc.
Sherrese Smith - Associate General Counsel, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
 

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
KEYNOTE - Music Focus
Mitch Glazier - SVP, Government Relations & Legislative Counsel, RIAA

Mitch Glazier is Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Legislative Counsel to the RIAA, the trade association representing the $14 billion U.S. recording industry. RIAA members, including hundreds of record labels, create, manufacture and/or distribute 90 percent of all legitimate sound recordings in the United States. Mr. Glazier serves as the chief advocate for the recorded music industry before policymakers and government officials.

 
12:25 PM - 1:10 PM
PANEL 3
Technology's Transformation of the Music Industry

This panel of industry experts will discuss a range of issues concerning the impact of technology on music. Is there a viable business model for selling music online? Can the music industry profit from legitimate uses of P2P? What are the challenges and opportunities for the recording industry in incorporating technology into the music business?

MODERATOR
Ned Sherman - CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire

PANELISTS
Aileen Atkins - SVP of Business Affairs, Napster
Jan Eglen, Ph.D. - CEO, Digonex Technologies (parent of MusicRebellion)
Bill Holland - Washington Bureau Chief, Billboard Magazine
Wayne Rosso - CEO, Optisoft, SL (former President of Grokster)

 

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by:

Afternoon Sessions


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
(attend either panel 4A or 4B)

PANEL 4A - Ballroom A
The Future of Radio
Developments in technology pose both challenges and opportunities for radio. The growth of satellite, digital and Internet radio is providing a greater range of outlets and is changing the way we access information. Audio streaming is now available via the Internet from anywhere in the world, satellite radio is growing in popularity and digital radio will increase the number of stations that can broadcast, allowing "niche" broadcasting to flourish. What do these developments mean for consumers, broadcasters, content owners, advertisers and regulators?

MODERATOR
David Leibowitz - Managing Partner, CH Potomac

PANELISTS
Jeffrey Bronikowski - Vice President, eLabs, Universal Music Group
Christina Tancredi,  SVP, Marketing, Advertising & Sponsorship, Music Choice
Rags Gupta - COO, Live365
David Oxenford - Partner, Shaw Pittman
Larry Rebich - VP, Program Acquisition & Market Dev., SIRIUS Satellite Radio

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PANEL 4B - Lord Fairfax Room
Presented by:

Technology for Digital Content Delivery

Going digital opens up a world of opportunities for content owners, but raises questions about how to manage, distribute, and protect content assets.
This panel will discuss software and services for digital content delivery, including content management, digital rights management and other distribution solutions. What are the complementing technologies and services required to bring new business models to life? How should technology be bought and budgeted for? Can the technology industry make film, music, games and mobile delivery systems secure for mass use?

MODERATOR
Paul Sherman - Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group

PANELISTS
Pat Breslin - CEO, Relatable
Mark Myers - VP of Strategic Alliances, Convera
Laurence Roth - VP, Mktg & Bus. Dev./Co-Founder, Cinea (Dolby Labs)
Yoav Tzruya - VP of Technologies & Markets Strategy, Exent Technologies
Michael Weiss - CEO, StreamCast Networks (Morpheus P2P software)
 

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM
NETWORKING BREAK

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
KEYNOTE - Publishing Focus
Caroline Little - CEO & Publisher, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive

As publisher and chief executive officer, Caroline H. Little oversees WPNI's business operations. Little is responsible for directing the company's production, marketing, technology, advertising sales and operations, Jobs, Cars and Real Estate, human resources and legal teams. Prior to joining WPNI, Little was deputy general counsel at U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, and Fast Company (May 1993 to July 1997).
 

4:00 - 4:45 PM
(attend either panel 5A or 5B)

PANEL 5A - Ballroom A
The Evolution of
Publishing:
New Business Models & Opportunities
New technologies and services are offering publishers more efficient means of distributing information products online. How are business models evolving? How do new payment technologies create new opportunities for the online publishing world? What's working and what's not?  How is the growth of online advertising impacting business models for online publishers? Are blogs and RSS a threat or opportunity for mainstream media outlets?

MODERATOR
Paul Sherman - Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group

PANELISTS
Jody Brannon - Executive Producer, USAToday.com
Chris Haines - Managing Editor, USNews.com, U.S. News & World Report
David Lipsey - VP, Media & Entertainment, Artesia
Chris McAndrews - SVP & General Manager, Nationalgeographic.com
Stephen Warley - General Manager, TVSpy (a Vault service)
Debbie Weil - Publisher, WordBiz Report

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PANEL 5B - Lord Fairfax Room 
The Issue of “Spyware”:
Protecting Consumer Privacy
From relatively benign online activity tracking to truly malevolent total identity theft, new software programs are threatening user control with applications such as browser hijacking and keystroke logging. Is “spyware” replacing “spam” as the Internet’s most urgent issue? How can consumers be protected from unwelcome and dangerous PC invasions? Is a broad array of legitimate software at risk of being confused with evil “spyware” and how are these programs different? What are the responsibilities of the software and telecommunications industries to address the “spyware” issue?  How should government respond to this growing problem?

MODERATOR
Marty Lafferty - CEO, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA)

PANELISTS
Sarah Deutsch – VP & Associate General Counsel, Verizon

Reed Freeman – Chief Privacy Officer, Claria Corporation

Alan Davidson - Asso. Director, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
 

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
PANEL 6
Wireless Digital Media:
How Will Content & Business
Models Evolve for the Mobile Market?

The market for mobile entertainment is growing in the U.S. and abroad. Who are the players?  Which business models are succeeding? What are the major legal and policy issues facing the industry?  Where are the opportunities? How will content and business models evolve to meet consumer demand?

MODERATOR
Dan Scherlis - CEO, Etherplay

PANELISTS
Eugene Evans - President, Infinite Ventures
Adrian McAloon - Director of Marketing, Ztango
Patrick McQuown - President, Proteus
Larry A. Blosser - Of Counsel, Gray Cary
Tim Dunne - VP, Digital Media & Web Services, Nextel Communications, Inc.

 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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2004 CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS ARE
SENIOR DECISION-MAKERS INCLUDING:


►Film, TV, Music, Games & Publishing Executives
►Digital Content Creators, Producers & Publishers
►Media & Entertainment Distributors & Marketers 
►Consumer Electronic Manufacturers
►Application Developers & Integrators
►Technology Providers
►Advertising, Marketing & Promotion Executives
►Advertisers
►Audience Researchers & Analysts
►Media Researchers
►Venture Capital Investors
►Financial Analysts & Consultants


This is a must-attend event for media, entertainment and technology businesses, educational institutions and government agencies involved in the digital distribution of media, including information, education & entertainment products. Developments
covered include:

Television:
Cable, Satellite, Networks, iTV, Digital TV, VOD, DVRs and HDTV

 

Games:
Consoles, Online, Mobile, PC, Educational

 

Music & Radio:
Online, Mobile, Technologies for Sales & Marketing, Lawsuits and Policy Developments

Streaming, Satellite, Digital and Internet Radio

 

Online Publishing: Technologies, Services and Business Models

Online and Mobile Payment Systems, Micropayments

 

Wireless:
Mobile Content, Technologies and Services

 



 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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