Digital Media Wire and IDG World Expo today announced that Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television, Ynon Kreiz, President of Maker Studios, and Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media Worldwide have been named as the first keynote speakers to appear at the second annual Digital Entertainment World (DEW). The three-day conference and market focusing on digital content monetization will be held February 10-12, 2015, at the HyattRegencyCenturyPlaza in Los Angeles.
The trio of groundbreaking studio and media leaders will headline keynote conversations addressing the future of the digital content ecosystem as tech and entertainment leaders from around the globe meet to discuss partnership opportunities for monetizing digital content.
“Steve, Ynon and Eddy are all extraordinary, trailblazing leaders who have created enormously profitable paradigms for content creation in the rapidly evolving entertainment, digital and media worlds,” said Ned Sherman, DMW CEO and DEW Advisory Board Chair. “The inclusion of these top-tier executives continues the tradition we established with the many digital, entertainment and media leaders who participated in our inaugural 2014 gathering, and sets the stage for the meetings and deal-making opportunities at the heart of the event.”
Other speakers set to appear include Ira Rubenstein, SVP & GM Digital, PBS; Jim Underwood, Head of Entertainment Strategy, Facebook; Laura Lee, Head of North American Content Partnerships, YouTube; Tracy Wright, Director, Global Content Operations, Netflix; Russell Wallach, President, Live Nation Network; Ken Hertz, Senior Partner, Hertz, Lichenstein & Young LLP; and David Berkowitz, CMO, MRY. The full agenda can be seen here, with more additions to be announced.
The 2014 conference attracted over 370 speakers, 100 press and 45 sponsors/exhibitors. DEW 2015 will feature 100 sessions with senior executives from leading companies and brands in entertainment, media and technology. Registration for DEW 2015 is now open and tickets can be purchased here.
Session highlights will include:
- The Future of Multi-Platform TV/Digital Hybrid Programming
- Content as Digital Currency for Brands
- The Rise of the Tablet: What Does the Future Hold?
- The Multi-Channel Network: Monetizing the YouTube Economy
- Hollywood & Games: Opportunities at the Intersection of Content and Technology
- Selling Experiences: Monetizing the Artist-Fan Connection
- Digital Dollars: The Shift in Film Industry Marketing Media Buys
- Demystifying Multi-Screen Video Metrics
- The Future of Internet Radio
- Entertainment on the Go: Distribution
As president of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Mosko oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) worldwide, including programming and production in the US for all platforms; 18 production companies in 12 countries outside the US; and distribution of television series, formats and motion pictures, as well as advertiser sales. He also directs the studio’s international networks with 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million cumulative households worldwide; Crackle.com, SPE’s premium OTT video service; GSN, cable’s game show network; and ITN Networks, Inc., a national media sales company. To see Mosko’s complete biography, click here.
Ynon Kreiz joined Maker’s board as Chairman in 2012 and was appointed Executive Chairman/CEO in May 2013. Under Ynon’s leadership, in May 2014 Maker merged with The Walt Disney Company. Prior to joining Maker, Kreiz served as chairman and CEO of Endemol Group, the world’s largest independent television production company, with major international programming franchises including “Big Brother” and “Deal or No Deal.” To see Kreiz’s complete biography, click here.
As Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media Worldwide, Eddy Moretti is responsible for content across of all of VICE’s media channels, including 10 digital channels and VICE Films, as well as serving as an Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning VICE on HBO. To see Moretti’s complete biography, click here.
Digital Entertainment World, a unique event focused on monetizing digital content, is the must attend B2B event and marketplace for global media and technology executives who want to evaluate the digital media landscape. This three-day event brings together leading industry executives from video, music, games and publishing — the entire digital content ecosystem. DEW is the place where content creators and owners, enabling technology providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers will connect to create the infrastructure and technology partnerships necessary to monetize digital content. For more information, please visit www.DEWExpo.com.
DEW is a joint venture between IDG World Expo, an award-winning producer of tradeshows and events, including Macworld/iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), and The Game Marketing Summit, and Digital Media Wire, a media and marketing consultancy and event producer with leading events including DMW Week NYC, NY Games Conference, Future of Television, Digital Music Forum and LA Games Conference.
For information on limited sponsorship opportunities, please contact Giovanni Stein at IDG World Expo. If you are interested in speaking at the event, please visit http://www.dewexpo.com/speaker-submission-form.