2nd Annual
 
DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
 
June 17
, 2005  |  8:30 AM - 6:30 PM  |  McLean, Virginia

 
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DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2005....

Mark your calendars!  The 2nd Annual Digital Media Conference is set for Friday, June 17, 2005 at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia. 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.

The Washington Post calls the event:

"a confab of powerful communicators
and content providers in the region."

Speakers for the 2005 conference include:

KEYNOTES & FEATURED INTERVIEWS

          
Gary Shapiro
                  Robert Marshall                   Fritz Attaway

Gary Shapiro - President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

Robert Marshall - President & CEO,  WeatherBug

Fritz Attaway - Executive Vice President & Washington General Counsel, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) 
Interviewed by: Drew Clark - Senior Writer,
National Journal's Technology Daily

      
      Ted Cohen                    William Raduchel

Ted Cohen -
SVP of Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music
Interviewed by: Ned Sherman - CEO, Digital Media Wire

William Raduchel - Chairman and CEO, Ruckus
Interviewed by: Paul Sherman, Pres. & Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group

PANELISTS
Lee Abrams, Chief Programming Officer, XM Satellite Radio
Peter Blacklow
, VP & Chief Marketing Officer, World Winner
Jeffrey Carlisle
, Former Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Michael Cascio
, SVP, Production, National Geographic Channel
Phil Corwin
, Partner, Butera & Andrews (Kazaa counsel)
Drew Denbo
, Director of Business Development, Music, RealNetworks, Inc.
Mark Desautels
, VP, Wireless Internet Development, CTIA
Sarah Deutsch, VP & Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications
John Dietsch, Producer/Director & CEO, Castle Creek Productions
Rick Ducey
, President, SpectraRep / EVP, BIA Financial Network
Adam Eisgrau, Executive Director, P2P United
Mark Fratrik
, Vice President,
BIA Financial Network
Marc Freedman, CEO, RazorPop (owner of TrustyFiles )
Mitch Glazier
, SVP, Government & Industry Relations, RIAA
Peter Glover
, Vice President Games, Shockwave.com
Eric Goldberg
, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Gary R. Greenstein, General Counsel, SoundExchange
Clifford M. Harrington
, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mark Jacobs
, President & CEO, Mythic Entertainment
Christy C. Kunin
, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
Marty Lafferty
, CEO, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA)
David E. Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac
Larry Linietesky, SVP of Worldwide Business Development, Napster
Lydia Loizides
, Analyst / Principal, Paphion Inc.
Reno Marioni, President, Tangent Mobile
Dan Mason
, Former President, Infinity Radio / Advisor, iBiquity Digital
Declan McCullagh
, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET's News.com
Tom Meredith
, CEO, P2P Cash
Robert Nashak
, VP of Production, Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent)
Les Ottolenghi
, CEO, INTENT MediaWorks (owner of iPeer)
Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
Russ Reeder
, CEO, RightsLine
Elaine Reiss
, Former Gen. Cnsl., Ogilvy & Mather
Ralph Rivera
, VP & GM, AOL Games, America Online
Rich Roberts, VP, Sales & Business Development, PlayFirst
Jeremy Rosenberg
, SVP, Technology, Music Choice
Srivats Sampath
, CEO/Founder, Mercora
Scooter Scudieri, Internet Rock Star
Paul Sherman, President & Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group
Brad Singer
, Vice President of Products & Markets, PaymentOne
Gigi Sohn
, President and Co-Founder, Public Knowledge
Perry Solomon
, Senior Director, Business Dev, FAST Search & Transfer
Andrew Steele, VP, Marketing & Bus Dev, Terayon Communication Systems
Sarah Lai Stirland, Sr. Writer, National Journal's Technology Daily
John I. Taylor
, Vice President, Public Affairs, LG Electronics USA
Tess Taylor
, President, NARIP
Dave Ulmer, Director of Marketing, Motorola Media Solutions
Mike Vorhaus
, Managing Director, Frank N. Magid Associates
Sean Wargo
, Director of Industry Analysis, CEA

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Tinzar Than
VP, Marketing & Events, Digital Media Wire
Email:
tinzar@digitalmediawire.com

Heather Nicolaides
Marketing & Events Coordinator, Digital Media Wire
Email:
heather@digitalmediawire.com
Tel: 323-852-7130

www.digitalmediaconferencecom
June 17, 2005 · Hilton McLean

 



2005 AGENDA
Morning Sessions
 


8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration, Coffee & Networking

 


9:00AM - 9:15AM
Welcome & Introductions
Ned Sherman - CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire
Paul Sherman - President & Publisher,
Tech Wire Media Group
 

 
 


9:15AM - 9:45AM
Keynote Address

GARY SHAPIRO

President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
 

 


10:00AM - 10:30AM
Featured Interview and Q&A Session
FRITZ ATTAWAY
EVP & General Counsel, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Interviewed by:
DREW CLARK
, Senior Writer, National Journal's Technology Daily

 

 


10:30AM - 11:00AM
REFRESHMENT/NETWORKING BREAK
 

 


11:00AM - 11:50AM

LAW & POLICY TRACK

Panel 1
Copyrights v. Technology:
The Battle Heats Up
This panel will discuss the ongoing battle between copyrights & technology. Who are the players? How will the Supreme Court's decision in MGM v. Grokster impact the debate? Who will be the winners and losers? What's next in this battle between copyrights and technology?

Panel hosted by:


Panelists:
Phil Corwin
, Partner
Butera & Andrews (Kazaa counsel)

Sarah Deutsch
VP & Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications

Adam Eisgrau
Executive Director
P2P United

Mitch Glazier

SVP, Government & Industry Relations
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Jonathan Potter
Executive Director
Digital Media Association

Moderator:

Sarah Lai Stirland, Senior Writer
National Journal's Technology Daily
 

BUSINESS & TECH TRACK

Panel 1
Digital Living:  Entertainment for the Connected Consumer
With new and improved devices and easily accessible digital content now on the market, consumers are embracing the digital lifestyle. How are media/tech businesses reaching this increasingly savvy and connected consumer? What innovations will fuel growth in the digital media sector?

Panel hosted by:


Panelists:
Ted Cohen
, SVP of Digital Development & Distribution
EMI Music

Drew Denbo

Director of Business Dev., Music RealNetworks, Inc.

Brad Singer

Vice President of Products & Markets PaymentOne

Perry Solomon
, Senior Director, Business Development
FAST Search & Transfer

Sean Wargo, Director of Industry Analysis, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Moderator:
Ned Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder
Digital Media Wire

 

 


12:00PM - 12:15PM
Featured Interview and Q&A Session
TED COHEN
, SVP of Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music
Interviewed by:  Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire
 
 



12:15PM - 12:30PM
Featured Interview and Q&A Session
WILLIAM RADUCHEL, Chairman and CEO, Ruckus Network
Interviewed by:
Paul Sherman, Pres. & Publisher, Tech Wire Media Group

 

 


12:30PM - 1:30PM
LUNCH BREAK

 

Afternoon Sessions


1:30PM - 2:00PM
Keynote Address
ROBERT MARSHALL
- President & CEO, WeatherBug
 

 


2:15PM - 3:05PM

LAW & POLICY TRACK

PANEL 2
The "New" FCC and the Future of Digital Media
Speaking in public for the first time in April since being promoted as the new chairman of the FCC, Kevin Martin sounded off on the hot-button issue of TV indecency, and stated that like his predecessor he will continue to favor deregulation to foster change in the telecommunications industry. What changes can we expect from the "new" FCC? Who will be the winners and the losers?

Panelists:
Jeffrey Carlisle
, Former Chief,
Wireline Competition Bureau
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Mark Fratrik

Vice President
BIA Financial Network

Clifford M. Harrington, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Christy C. Kunin
, Partner
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

Gigi Sohn

President & Co-Founder
Public Knowledge

Moderator:

Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET's News.com

BUSINESS & TECH TRACK

PANEL 2
Video Games:
An Industry Going Mainstream?
In the living room, in the car, in the office and in the kitchen, games are being played online and on mobile phones in record numbers and are a reaching a broad demographic, including a record number of women. This panel of games experts will look at how the industry is targeting new consumers and what innovations will fuel growth? How are games creating community for the connected consumer?

Panelists:
Peter Glover

Vice President Games
Shockwave.com

Mark Jacobs

President & CEO
Mythic Entertainment, Inc.

Peter Blacklow

VP & Chief Marketing Officer
World Winner

Ralph Rivera

VP & GM
AOL Games, America Online, Inc.

Rich Roberts

VP, Sales & Business Development PlayFirst

Moderator:
Mike Vorhaus, Managing Director
Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.
 


 

 


3:05PM - 3:25PM
REFRESHMENT/NETWORKING BREAK

 


3:25PM - 4:15PM

TRACK 1
PANEL 3
The Evolution of Radio:
Satellite, Wireless & the Internet
Radio as we know it is dead, and is being replaced by satellite, Internet and wireless digital services. In April, Motorola entered the fray announcing that it will unveil its iRadio service that will let users download pre-selected audio content from a range of providers on their PCs, dump it on their cell phones and listen to it on their car stereos. Is this or one of the satellite, Internet or digital services now on the market the killer app to replace traditional radio? What do these developments mean for consumers, broadcasters, content owners, advertisers and regulators? What is the future of radio?

Panelists:
Lee Abrams
Chief Programming Officer
XM Satellite Radio


Gary R. Greenstein
General Counsel
SoundExchange, Inc.

Dan Mason

Former President, Infinity Radio, Advisor, iBiquity Digital

Srivats Sampath

CEO/Founder
Mercora

Dave Ulmer

Director of Marketing
Motorola Media Solutions

Moderator:
David Leibowitz
Managing Partner
CH Potomac

TRACK 2
PANEL 3
The Changing Face of Television: Exploring Digital Frontiers
The transition from analog to Digital Television (DTV) is underway with the target date for completion in 2006, or 85% household penetration, whichever occurs later. This panel will discuss the outlook for digital television, including High-Definition Television (HDTV). What does the transition mean for manufacturers of consumer electronics? Consumers? Producers? Cable and Broadcast Networks? When is HDTV content coming to the mass market? How will it be marketed and sold to consumers? What are the challenges and opportunities? Who will benefit from the digital television revolution?


Panelists:

John Dietsch
Producer, Director & CEO
Castle Creek Productions

Rick Ducey

President, SpectraRep /
EVP, BIA Financial Network

Michael Cascio
SVP, Production
National Geographic Channel

Andrew Steele
, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Terayon Communication Systems

John Taylor
Vice President, Public Affairs
LG Electronics USA

Moderator:
Lydia Loizides

Analyst / Principal
Paphion Inc.
 

 

 


4:15PM - 5:15PM

TRACK 1
PANEL 4
Mobile Entertainment:
Wireless Technologies Shaping the Future of Entertainment
With more than 1.3 billion cellular phone and handset users worldwide, an established billing system, piracy protections and rapidly improving devices and applications, the mobile market is the next frontier for the entertainment industry. This panel will discuss the future of mobile entertainment, including the outlook for games, music, SMS messaging and video on wireless devices. Where are the opportunities? How will content and business models evolve? What will consumers pay to access compelling content on mobile phones?

Panelists:
Mark Desautels
VP, Wireless Internet Development
CTIA


Larry Linietesky
SVP of Worldwide Business Development, Napster

Robert Nashak
VP of Production
Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent)

Reno Marioni
President, Tangent Mobile

Jeremy Rosenberg

SVP, Technology, Music Choice

Moderator:
Eric Goldberg
, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

TRACK 2
PANEL 4
P2P Business Post - MGM v. Grokster Ruling: What’s Next?
The Supreme Court is expected to hand-down its decision in this landmark case by the end of June. How do industry participants believe it will impact current peer-to-peer (P2P) and music companies? What’s next in commercial development of P2P for authorized distribution of entertainment content? Where are legitimate business models for ad-supported, subscription, and a-la-carte P2P music distribution? This panel of industry insiders will express their candid views in a no-holds-barred discussion of an emerging industry at its most critical crossroads to date.

Panelists:
Marc Freedman, CEO, RazorPop (owner of TrustyFiles )

Tom Meredith, CEO, P2P Cash

Les Ottolenghi, CEO, INTENT MediaWorks (owner of iPeer)

Russ Reeder, CEO, RightsLine

Elaine Reiss, Former Gen. Counsel Ogilvy & Mather

Scooter Scudieri, Internet Rock Star

Tess Taylor
, President, NARIP

Moderator:
Marty Lafferty, CEO, Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA)
 

 

 


5:15PM- 6:30PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 


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 Feedback from
past p
articipants:

"I enjoyed it and hope to be working with you in the future."
Elliot Maxwell
Special Advisor for the Digital Economy, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1998-2001)


"Well organized and well attended! It was time well spent."
Gloria Pan
Communications Director The Media Center at API


"Thanks for including me in the program...it all came off extremely well and I enjoyed my panel."
David E. Leibowitz
Managing Partner
CH Potomac


"Another great conference!"
Stewart A. Halpern
Managing Director
Digital Ent. Equity Research
RBC Capital Markets


"I had a great time and met some terrific people."
Stephen Warley
General Manager
TVSpy (a Vault service)


"Lots of mixes I had
not seen before."

Mark Oehlert
Booz Allen Hamilton


"Thank you and congratulations on the success of the Digital Media Conference. I thought it was a worthwhile day in terms of information gathering and networking. For a firm such as SheaHedges, it's important to meet many of the people at this event and increase our knowledge of digital media and any business opportunities...this was a great day for me."
George Evanko
Senior Account Director SheaHedges Group


PARTICIPANTS ARE SENIOR DECISION-MAKERS FROM:

►Film, TV, Music, Games & Publishing Companies

►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


300+ digital media industry decision-makers & policy-makers attended the 2004 conference.

Participants include:

-comScore Networks
-Discovery Networks
-Napster
-Gray Cary
-USAToday.com
-Relatable
-AOL Games
-Universal Music Group
-PlayTV Inc.
-RIAA
-Entertainment Software Association
-
Johns Hopkins University
-Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
-Association of Corporate Counsel
-Speedera
-Verizon
-Interactive Television Alliance
-Nextel Communications
-Digonex Technologies
-Infinite Ventures
-Claria Corporation
-Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
-Live365
-U.S. News & World Report
-RBC Capital Markets
-Billboard Magazine
-Mythic Entertainment
-Distributed Computing Industry Association
-YellowBrix, Inc.
-CH Potomac
-XM Satellite Radio
-Butterfly.net
-Ruckus Network
-Artesia
-America Online, Inc.
-Ziff Brothers Investments
-Ztango
-Nationalgeographic.com
-Proteus
-Convera
-Shaw Pittman
-SIRIUS Satellite Radio
-Dolby Labs
-Comcast
-Etherplay
-Washingtonpost.Newsweek -Music Choice
-Exent Technologies
-TVSpy (a Vault service)
-WordBiz Report
-Morpheus
-Fuse
-BreakAway Games
-Trymedia

 


 




 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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