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Agenda Announced for Next TV Summit & Expo in San Francisco

NewBay Media, producer of the Next TV Summit & Expo and publisher of Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable, has announced the full agenda for the Next TV Summit & Expo, taking place September 10-11, 2014 at the Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, CA. The Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level conference, expo and networking event that focuses on the growing digital content business, including broadcasting, technology, digital media and OTT.

“This is the third annual Next TV Summit & Expo that we’ve held in the San Francisco area,” said Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher of NewBay Media’s Television Group. “And I’m proud to say that our program gets bigger and better every time. This year we have a stunning lineup of more than 45 media industry leaders participating as speakers and keynotes.” 

Following is the agenda for the two-day event as of August 20, 2014:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

1:00pm—Registration Opens

1:30pm-1:35pm—Welcome Remarks: Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and MultichannelNews 

1:35pm-2:05pm—Media Investors Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan 

  • Jeff Sagansky, formerly President of CBS Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment and now Co-Founder of Global Eagle Entertainment and Silver Eagle Acquisition
  • Harry Sloan, formerly Chairman & CEO, MGM Studios and SBS Broadcasting and now Co-Founder of Global Eagle Entertainment and Silver Eagle Acquisition

Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor-in Chief, Multichannel News

2:05pm-2:50pm—ProgrammaticTelevision Advertising Advancing with Mobile and Internet Ad Automation

  • Dan Ackerman, Sr. VP of Programmatic TV, Adap.TV
  • Matt Arkin, VP, Programmatic Sales for Video Reach, YuMe
  • Doug Hurd, Co-Founder, EVP Business Development, clypd
  • Farhad Massoudi, Founder & CEO, adRise
  • Wendell Wenjen, VP, Business Development, Simulmedia

Moderator: Dan Salmon, Research Analyst, Capital Markets, Bank of Montreal

2:50pm-3:35pm—Connecting to Your TV Content Anytime, Anywhere 

  • Melani Griffith, EVP Business Development, Penthera
  • Mike Murphy, Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, Intel
  • Guillaume Payan, Senior Product Manager, Silicon Valley, Orange
  • Tom Sauer, VP Video Business Development, AT&T

Moderator: George Winslow, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

3:35pm-4:05pm—Keynote: Marc DeBevoise, EVP/GM – Entertainment, Sports & News, CBS Interactive

Moderator: Daniel Holloway, Programming and Digital Media Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

4:05pm-4:20pm—Networking Coffee Break

4:20pm-5:05pm—Mobile TV and Connected TV: Optimizing the Content Experience

  • Thomas Ahn Hicks, Head of Strategy & Business Development, adRise/Tubi
  • Dave Davis, CEO & CFO, Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Yosi Glick, Co-Founder & CEO, Jinni
  • Shyam Veerina, VP, Product Management, Rovi
  • Mark Vena, VP of Worldwide Marketing, Sling Media, a Division of EchoStar Corp.

Moderator: Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group

5:05pm-5:35pm—Keynote: Anthony Wood, Founder & CEO, Roku Inc. and Award Presentation

Moderator: George Winslow, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

Award Presentation: Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

5:35pm-6:30pm—Networking Cocktail Party

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

7:30am-8:25am—Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25am-8:30am—Welcome Remarks: Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and MultichannelNews

8:30am-9:00am—Keynote: Colleen Fahey Rush, EVP, Chief Research Officer, Viacom Inc.

Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor-in-Chief, Multichannel News

  • 9:00am- 9:45am—Producing Premium Content for OTT and IPTV
  • Kelly Day, Chief Digital Officer, Awesomeness TV
  • Nate Hayden, VP of Originals & Branded Entertainment, AOL Video
  • Ashley Kaplan, Head of Content, Fullscreen
  • Tom Mohler, CEO, Olympusat Holdings
  • Charles Segars, Digital Advisor, DreamWorks, CEO, Ovation TV

9:45am-10:15am—Keynote: Bonnie Pan, Executive Vice President of Programming, Maker Studios

Moderator: Daniel Holloway, Programming and Digital Media Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

10:15am-10:30am—Networking Coffee Break

10:30am-10:55am—Keynote: Will Keenan, President, Endemol Beyond 

Moderator: Daniel Holloway, Programming and Digital Media Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

10:55am-11:00am—Keynote: Chris Pizzurro, Product Sales & Marketing, Canoe Ventures

11:00am-11:45pm—VOD Changing the Traditional Television Business 

  • Cathy Hetzel, President, Rentrak
  • Anne Schelle, Managing Director, Pearl TV
  • Lisa Willett, Vice President, Digital Ad Sales, ABC National Television Sales, Disney/ABC Television Group

Moderator: Blair Westlake, Principal, MediaSquareUp

12:00pm-12:30pm—Keynote: TBA

Moderator: Melissa Grego, Editor-in-Chief, Broadcasting & Cable

12:30pm-1:30pm—Networking Lunch 

1:30pm-2:00pm—Keynote: David Wertheimer, President, Digital, Fox Broadcasting Company

Moderator: George Winslow, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

2:15pm-3:00pm—Kids Digital & OTT Content

  • Richard Goldsmith, EVP Global Distribution, The Henson Company
  • Mike Lowe, President, A Parent Media, Co. Inc./Founder, Kidoodle.TV

Moderator: Jeffrey Thompson, GM & SVP Business Development, Regional News Network

3:00pm-3:30pm—Keynote: TBA

Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor-in-Chief, Multichannel News

3:30pm-4:15pm—“Best Selections” for Digital Media Investment

  • Richard Cooperstein, General Partner, Media Investment Group
  • Michael Lee, General Partner, Rogers Venture Partners
  • Dan Salmon, Research Analyst, Capital Markets, Bank of Montreal
  • Janet Tsai Dargan, Senior Advisor, Siemer & Associates

Moderator: Mary Ann Halford, Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, FTI Consulting Inc.

4:15pm-4:30pm—Networking Coffee Break

4:30pm-5:30pm—Next TV Hackathon: Startup Pitches for Venture Capital Investors

Moderator: Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner, Zen Media Entertainment Group

5:30pm-6:30pm—Venture Capital/Digital Media Startup Speed-Dating Sessions and Networking Cocktail Party

For more information about the Next TV Summit & Expo including speaker bios and the full agenda, visit http://nexttvsummit.com/sf/

To register to attend, visit http://nexttvsummit.com/sf/registration.

The Next TV Summit & Expo, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News are produced by NewBay Media.