In this digital age, technology is steering the future of entertainment, and the Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit will put you in the driver’s seat to succeed. Hear from leading innovators across TV, film, music, gaming and digital media. Stay ahead of the transformation, and come be a part of this critical conversation.
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8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 to 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Research/Spotlight Conversation/Case Studies
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Keynote Conversation
10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The State of the Streaming Entertainment Industry
All corners of the entertainment business – networks, digital brands, studios, production companies – are aggressively pushing into streaming video of varied stripes, spanning episodic TV, short-form clips, feature-length film, online gaming. What is the business value of this fast-growing sector? How are digital native services stacking up against traditional companies launching into streaming services? Entertainment chiefs, technology leaders and their partners will talk about how they are developing content, devising business models, and creating audience awareness of their streaming businesses.
Jason Janego, Co-President, TWC-Radius, The Weinstein Company
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 to 12 noon: Hunting for the Next Breakthrough – How We Win Future Audiences
Interactivity, app tie-ins, social media integrations, 4K, virtual reality, live TV events – there are a slew of ways we are working to grab audience attention. What types of content will be breaking through – especially as younger demos increasingly enjoy entertainment differently from older demos? What does consumer research tell us about audience trends that will steer us in the right direction? Top programmers, researchers and analysts will talk about how they will win the war for entertainment audiences now and beyond.
Hanno Basse, Chief Technology Officer, 20th Century Fox
12 noon to 12:45 a.m. Go Big Or Go Home: All-Platform Marketing and Advertising Campaigns
Marketers are increasingly tasked to launch new products and entertainment projects through all possible channels – social media, TV, online video, mobile, outdoor, events and more. What are the best opportunities to spread your message effectively and efficiently given this explosive mountain of choice? How are media platforms guiding advertisers to make the best decisions to drum up buzz?
Scott Donaton, Global Chief Content Officer & Head of UM Studio, Universal McCann
Nick Mehra, Head of Global Media Partnerships, Spotify
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Keynote/Spotlight Conversation
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women in Technology Roundtable
Variety brings together top women in technology to chat about how they are advancing their businesses. What is their approach when working in an industry still mostly populated by men? How might they be working to mentor or act as role models for women hoping to succeed in this industry? Top female execs in technology spanning film, social media, TV, digital entertainment and more will share their stories.
Kelly Day, Chief Digital Officer, AwesomenessTV
3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trailblazers of the Digital Business Model
What are best strategies for monetization across all-digital video sites, entertainment apps, and other forms of digital entertainment. How are networks/studios working to build out many of their digital businesses? How is Hollywood looking to invest and partner with all-digital companies to grow their own entertainment portfolios?
Chris Akhavan, President of Publishing, Glu Mobile (Creator of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app, among others)
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Promise vs. The Reality: Fighting for TV Everywhere
TV players are increasing their options for multi-platform, all-access viewing. But is there still a long way to go before audiences are satisfied?
4:45 to 5:30: Masters of Breakthrough Fan-Connected Storytelling -
A chat with creators behind film/TV/digital projects that especially connected with fans over unique social media integrations, app spin-offs, etc.
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception