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Thank you to the 500+ participants in the 5th Annual Digital Media Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA. The event was a great success attracting the best and brightest from the DC region and beyond. The event also caught the eye of many leading media outlets including the Washington Post and C-SPAN, who aired interviews from the conference on "The Communicators," its new weekly series featuring interviews with "the people who shape our digital future." The latest show, which aired Saturday on C-SPAN and Monday on C-SPAN2, featured interviews with our Publisher & CEO, Ned Sherman; Robert Quicksilver, Chief Content Officer, Tidal TV; Ashwin Navin, President & Co-Founder, Bit Torrent; and Alan Warms, General Manager, Yahoo News. The interviews cover the conference, the state of broadband television, the future of online news and the sharing of software and media content over the Internet. Here is the video recently posted on YouTube:

 

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2008 Keynotes

Lynda Clarizio, EVP, AOL; President, Platform-A Ron Berryman, SVP & General Manager FOX Station Group, Fox Interactive Media
Lynda Clarizio
EVP, AOL
President, Platform-A
Ron Berryman
SVP & General Manager
FOX Stations Group
Fox Interactive Media
Alan Warms, VP & General Manager, Yahoo! News Philip Inghelbrecht, Strategic Partner Development, YouTube; Google Inc.
Alan Warms
VP & GM, News, Tech, Education
Yahoo!
Philip Inghelbrecht
Strategic Partner Development
YouTube /
Google Inc.

2008 Speakers

Richard Gottehrer, Founder, The Orchard Ashwin Navin, President & Co-Founder, BitTorrent Inc. Josh Freeman, EVP Digital Media, Discovery Communications Daniel Neal, CEO & Founder, kajeet
Richard Gottehrer
Founder
The Orchard
Ashwin Navin
President &
Co-Founder
BitTorrent, Inc.
Josh Freeman
EVP, Digital Media
Discovery Communications
Daniel Neal
CEO & Founder
kajeet
Mik Buckley, Dir Strategic Investments, Intel Capital Ron Faris, Director, Brand Development & Partnerships, Virgin Mobile USA Matt Adell, VP Music Services, Napster Sean-Michael Daley, CEO, kannuu
Mike Buckley
Director of Strategic Investments
Intel Capital
Ron Faris
Director, Brand Development & Partnerships
Virgin Mobile USA
Matt Adell
VP, Music Services
Napster
Sean-Michael Daley
CEO
kannuu
Ralph Terkowitz, General Partner, ABS Captial Partners Nic Covey, Director Insights, Nielsen Mobile Douglas Craig, SVP Digital Media Operations, Discovery Communications Robert Quicksilver, Chief Content Officer, TidalTV
Ralph Terkowitz
General Partner
ABS Capital Partners
Nic Covey
Director of Insights
Nielsen Mobile
Douglas Craig
SVP, Digital Media Operations
Discovery Communications
Robert Quicksilver
Chief Content Officer
TidalTV
Joe Laszlo, Director of Research, Interactive Advertising Bureau Donna Campbell, Director, Ericsson Mobility World, Ericsson Inc. Carolyn Brandon, VP Policy, CTIA Philip Bronner, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Joe Laszlo
Director of Research
Interactive Advertising Bureau
Donna Campbell
Director, Ericsson Mobility World
Ericsson Inc.
Carolyn Brandon
VP, Policy
CTIA – The Wireless Association
Philip Bronner
General Partner
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Bill Crandall, Vice President; Editor In Chief, AOL Music Dave Jaworski, CEO, Passalong Networks Greg Johnson, CMO, GGL Anthony Psacharopoulos, SVP, comScore
Bill Crandall
Vice President
Editor In Chief
AOL Music
Dave Jaworski
CEO
Passalong Networks
Greg Johnson
CMO
GGL
Anthony Psacharopoulos
SVP
comScore
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic; Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas Gary Arlen, President, Arlen Communications Michael Chin, SVP, Marketing, KickApps Colin Dixon, Sr Analyst & IPTV Practice Manager, The Diffusion Group
Ted Cohen
Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas
Gary Arlen
President
Arlen Communications
Michael Chin
SVP, Marketing
KickApps
Colin Dixon
Senior Analyst & IPTV Practice Manager
The Diffusion Group
Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire Aydin Caginalp, Partner Entertainment & Media Group, Manatt Phalps & Phillips LLP Colin Gillis, Sr Technology Analyst, Canaccord Adams Jon Jackson, CEO, Mobile Posse
Ned Sherman
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
Aydin Caginalp
Partner, Entertainment
& Media Group
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Colin Gillis
Senior Technology Analyst
Canaccord Adams
Jon Jackson
CEO
Mobile Posse
Shawn G. DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA Mark Donovan, CMO & Senior Analyst, comScore Eric Eller, SVP, Products & Marketing, Millennial Media Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Tech Wire Publications
Shawn DuBravac
Chief Economist
CEA
Mark Donovan
CMO & Senior Analyst
comScore
Eric Eller
SVP, Products & Marketing
Millennial Media
Paul Sherman
Co-Founder &
Editor-in-Chief
Tech Wire Publications
Patrick Kerins, General Partner, NEA Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Alice Kim, SVP Digital Distribution and Partner Relations, MTV Networks Henry Tam, GM Hyperlocal Internet Strategy, Director, Product Development, Washingtonpost
Patrick Kerins
General Partner
NEA
Rohit Bhargava
SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Alice Kim
SVP Digital Distribution and Partner Relations
MTV Networks
Henry Tam
General Manager
Hyperlocal Internet Strategy
Director, Product Development
Washingtonpost
Myk Willis, Founder & CEO, Myxer Paul Sweeting, Editor, ContentAgenda.com Matt Jones, Dir. Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett Digital
Myk Willis
Founder & CEO
Myxer
Paul Sweeting
Editor
ContentAgenda.com
Contributor, Variety
Terry Farrell
Senior Product Manager, Zune
Microsoft Corp.
Matt Jones
Dir. Mobile Strategy & Operations
Gannett Digital
Lorraine Ross, VP Ad Sales & Buiness Development, USATODAY.com John Girard, Founder and CEO, Clickability Mark Levine, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners Dick Wingate, President & Chief Content Officer, Nellymoser, Inc.
Lorraine Ross
VP Ad Sales & Buiness Development
USATODAY.com
John Girard
Founder & CEO
Clickability
Mark Levine
Managing Director
Core Capital Partners
Dick Wingate
President & Chief Content Officer
Nellymoser, Inc.
James Wolak, Sr. Executive, Accenture Media & Entertainment Group Markus Gunn, VP of Business Development North-America, mufin Suzanne Toller, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Jim Wolak
Sr. Executive
Accenture
Markus Gunn
VP of Business Development North-America
mufin
Suzanne Toller
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Craig Stoltz
Blogger & Web Strategy Consultant
2.Oh....really?
Michael Calabrese, VP, Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation Nick O'Neill, Founder, The Social Times & AllFacebook Dave Zierler, EVP, General Manager, INgrooves Rick Robinson, VP of Products and Services, XOHM
Michael Calabrese
VP: Director, Wireless Future Program
New America Foundation
Nick O'Neill
Founder
The Social Times & AllFacebook
Dave Zierler
EVP / General Manager
INgrooves
Rick Robinson
VP of Products and Services
XOHM
(Sprint)
more to come...

2008 Agenda

8:00-8:45 Breakfast & Registration

Sponsored by:
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8:45-9:30 Analyst Presentations — Top Digital Media Trends

Three leading analysts kick-off the day’s discussions with an overview of the latest research that reflects and illustrates the current state of digital media and the directions in which the industry is heading, including: consumer behavior & attitudes; adoption & penetration rates of key technology channels & platforms; and business & economic performance numbers.

Presenters
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA
Mark Donovan, CMO and Senior Analyst, comScore
Jim Wolak, Senior Executive, Accenture

9:30-10:00 Keynote
Ron Berryman, SVP & General Manager - FOX Stations Group,
Fox Interactive Media
10:00-10:30 Networking Break
10:30-11:15 Track A
Panel: The Future of Online Video

More people are turning to the Internet, not just to watch offbeat entertainment like dancing cats and lonely girls, but to view their favorite television shows and even movies. This panel will discuss the growth of online video. What are the market segments? How can traditional broadcasters effectively use the power of the Internet to access new audiences and engage with current users? What business models will prevail for online video sites? What are the legal issues surrounding online video sites? What are the challenges in producing quality video content for online? What does the future hold for YouTube? How big will online video get?

Panelists
Alex Barkaloff, Executive Producer, Digital Media, Lionsgate
Joshua Freeman, EVP, Digital Media, Discovery Communications
Ashwin Navin, President & Co-Founder, BitTorrent
Robert Quicksilver, Chief Content Officer, TidalTV
John Girard, Founder & CEO, Clickability
Moderator: Colin Dixon, Senior Analyst & IPTV Practice Manager, The Diffusion Group

Track B
Panel: Mobile Entertainment: New Developments

This panel of experts will explore the explosive growth of entertainment, games and video on mobile devices. Executives at some of the most innovative mobile entertainment firms give their perspectives on the state of the industry. What are the lessons learned and what business models are working at present? How are consumers responding to new product offerings? What are the technological — and business model — chokepoints to a more robust wireless entertainment experience?

Panelists
Donna Campbell, Director, Ericsson Mobility World, Ericsson Inc.
Douglas Craig, SVP, Digital Media, Discovery Communications
Alice Kim, SVP, Digital Distr. & Partner Relations, MTV Networks
Daniel Neal, CEO & Founder, kajeet
Myk Willis, Founder & CEO, Myxer
Moderator: Nic Covey, Director of Insights, Nielsen Mobile

11:20-12:05 Track A
Panel: Digital Evolution of the Music Business

This panel of industry experts will discuss the future of digital music, with a focus on online and mobile music product offerings and business models, digital marketing, music recommendation and discovery services, next generation devices and the future of digital rights management (DRM). What business models, devices and marketing plans will drive the industry?  Who will be the winners and the losers in the years to come?

Panelists
Bill Crandall, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, AOL Music
Dave Jaworski, CEO, Passalong Networks
Richard Gottehrer, Founder, The Orchard
Markus Gunn, VP, Business Development, North-America, mufin
Moderator
: Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic / Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas

Track B
Panel: The Next Big Thing: Mobile Advertising & Marketing

Advertisers and marketers are finally starting to seriously look at (and put dollars toward) mobile advertising and marketing. A range of mobile services — ranging from text message campaigns to video clips to free music downloads — are now an integral part of many interactive campaigns targeting youth. Is mobile advertising and marketing ready for prime time for the non-youth population? What are the lessons learned for those who are at the forefront of mobile advertising and marketing?

Panelists
Eric Eller, SVP, Products & Marketing, Millennial Media
Sean-Michael Daley, CEO, kannuu
Jon Jackson, CEO, Mobile Posse
Matt Jones, Dir. Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett Digital
Moderator: Paul Sweeting, Editor, ContentAgenda.com / Contributor, Variety

12:15-12:45 Keynote Interview & Q&A
   Alan Warms, VP & GM, News, Tech, Education, Yahoo!

Interviewed by: Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

12:45-1:45 Lunch / Keynote & Q&A
    Lynda Clarizio, President, AOL's Platform-A
1:45-2:30 Track A
Panel: Digital Media Venture Capital: Investing in Digital Media

This panel of industry experts and venture capitalists will discuss investment opportunities in the digital media space.  Where are investors putting their money? What are the hot market sectors? What are some of the common and not so common deal terms? Who will be the winners and the losers in the years to come?

Panelists
Mike Buckley, Director of Strategic Investments, Intel Capital
Philip Bronner, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Patrick Kerins, General Partner, NEA 
Ralph Terkowitz, General Partner, ABS Capital Partners
Moderator:
Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Tech Wire Publications

Track B
Panel: The Coming Open Wireless Network? Hype vs. Reality

For years, the holy grail of mobile content providers and device makers in the U.S. has been the development of an “open wireless network” that allows content providers to communicate directly to users without first gaining permission (or paying tolls) to carriers. Recent announcements by Verizon Wireless (along with the growth of the iPhone and moves by Google) have fueled hope that an open network will eventually come to fruition. What is the reality — and what is the hype — of the recent announcements? What are the implications for content providers?

Panelists
Carolyn Brandon, VP, Policy, CTIA – The Wireless Association
Suzanne K. Toller, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Mark Levine, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
Michael Calabrese, VP: Dir., Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation
Rick Robinson, VP of Products and Services, XOHM (Sprint)
Moderator: Gary Arlen, President, Arlen Communications

2:30-3:00 Keynote & Q&A
Philip Inghelbrecht, Strategic Partner Development, YouTube / Google
3:00-3:30 Networking Break
3:30-4:15 Track A
Panel: Beyond the Banner: Online Advertising

This panel of experts will discuss the evolution of online advertising from a business focused on the banner to a multi-faceted business with many new touch points. What is the future of video advertising? What are the major trends in performance metrics for video ad campaigns? How are online metrics evolving? What are the challenges and opportunities for advertisers and online publishers to grow online advertising through video and rich media campaigns in the years to come?

Panelists
Henry Tam, General Manager, Hyperlocal Internet Strategy/Director, Product Development, washingtonpost.com
Colin Gillis, Senior Technology Analyst, Canaccord Adams
Anthony Psacharopoulos, SVP, comScore
Lorraine Ross, VP, Ad Sales and Bus. Dev., USATODAY.com
Moderator: Joe Laszlo, Director, Research, Interactive Advertising Bureau

Track B
Panel: The Future of Mobile Music

This panel of mobile insiders will discuss the latest developments in the mobile music market, including mobile marketing initiatives, portable devices and other mobile-related innovations and revenue-generating opportunities such as music videos, full-track streaming of music, ring tones and “ringbacks.” What mobile innovations are having the greatest impact on the way consumers discover, purchase and listen to music, network with fans and artists, learn about concert information and release dates from their favorite artists and interact during the concert experience? What are the developments that will shape the industry in the years to come?


Panelists
Ron Faris, Director, Brand Dev. & P'ships, Virgin Mobile USA
David Zierler, EVP & GM, INgrooves
Dick Wingate, President & Chief Content Officer, Nellymoser
Matt Adell, VP Music Services, Napster
Moderator: Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Entertainment & Media Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

4:15-5:00 Panel: Social Media: What’s Next?

If the key to reaching the new generation of youth is to go to where they are, then online communities and social networks are sure to become central to marketing strategies and brand-building in the 21st century. What is the opportunity for brands and marketers to target and reach potential consumers through social networks? How are networks like MySpace, Facebook, imeem and YouTube evolving to incorporate advertising programs and licensed content while addressing privacy and piracy concerns? This panel of experts will get under the hood and provide answers to the questions people are asking about the future of social media.

Panelists
Greg Johnson, CMO, GGL
Michael Chin, SVP, Marketing, KickApps
Terry Farrell, Senior Product Manager, Zune, Microsoft Corp.
Craig Stoltz, Blogger & Web Strategy Consultant, 2.Oh....really?
Nick O'Neill, Founder, The Social Times & AllFacebook
Moderator: Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

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