Media Innovations Summit Adds More Industry Leaders for Two Days of Brainstorming in Hollywood

Executives from Sony Entertainment Pictures, Comcast, Google, Disney, Verizon, Intel, Many Other Leading Companies Gather for Landmark Event

Media Innovations Summit
LOS ANGELES – Media Innovations Summit, the premier event dedicated to monetization and technology strategies in the multiplatform marketplace, has added several senior executives from the service provider, content, advertising and technology sectors to its roster of more than 60 CEOs, presidents and other company leaders who will be meeting at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Hollywood on Sept. 27–28, 2010.

In addition to previously announced executive heavyweights such as Dallas Mavericks owner and HD Net chairman Mark Cuban, Disney-ABC digital media EVP Albert Cheng and Sony Entertainment Pictures CTO Mitch Singer, newly confirmed speakers include:

Steve Necessary, SVP, Cox Communications
Ruchir Rodrigues, VP, product platforms, Verizon
Kelly Summers, VP, business development & new media distribution strategy, The Walt Disney Studios
Ted Schremp, CMO, Charter Communications
Arthur Orduña, CTO, Canoe Ventures
David Porter, VP, advertising product development, Cox Media
Dan Holden, Comcast Fellow in technology, Comcast
Tracey Scheppach, SVP & innovations director, Starcom MediaVest Group
Vince Pizzica, senior vice president, digital delivery, Technicolor
Ian Blaine, CEO, thePlatform
Rick Dean, chairman, 3D@Home Consortium, & SVP, THX
Phil Wiser, co-founder, chairman and president, Sezmi
Wilfred Martis, director, platform/programming strategy and planning, Digital Home Group, Intel
Jody Shapiro, product manager, TV advertising, Google
Scott Brown, SVP, digital platforms, Nielsen
Mark Greenberg, CEO, Epix

“We look on Media Innovations Summit as a rare opportunity to get together with leading decision makers at one of Hollywood’s premier screening venues to brainstorm the ins and outs of what needs to be done to turn all this new cross-platform technology into a success for consumers and providers,” said Fred Dawson, CEO and editor of ScreenPlays Magazine, which is producing the event. “We have a media-rich program of in-depth discussions in store touching on every facet of the monetization and implementation strategies that are top of mind among leaders in content, service delivery, advertising, applications and supporting technologies.”

About ScreenPlays’ Media Innovations Summit

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