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It can’t be overstated: Technology remains the biggest evolutionary force in entertainment today. Rapid changes in the media climate have resulted in the emergence of entirely new species of companies — and are forcing Hollywood giants to adapt quickly.

As the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas today, Variety’s inaugural Digital Entertainment Impact list recognizes 30 business leaders at the forefront of the shifts in content development, production and delivery. These innovators are building or investing in the next generation of entertainment services and devices, as consumers (especially younger audiences) migrate toward digital-first platforms.

Variety invited each of the execs, presented in the gallery above alphabetically by company, to share the major trends he or she will be watching closely in the year ahead.