Join us to learn more about the evolving concepts and trends in digital media and digital media technology as told from the perspective from several innovative corporate accelerators.
Hear from a distinguished panel of thought leaders in the interactive media space, accelerators, and emerging media platforms.
Listen to how their programs and portfolios are shaping the space, glean insights from some of their favorite practices and discover which trends and technology can be adapted for your business.
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Espree Devora, known as "the Girl who Gets it Done", Emerging Tech Salon: Digital Media, Moderator
Has provided seminars in entrepreneurship and technology to many corporations and universities including CBS, SXSW, Disney and USC Executive MBA. She hosts the first LA Startups podcast "WeAreLATech", in addition to being a contributing journalist for TechZulu. On WeAreLATech.com she maintains a calendar of all the Los Angeles tech events (updated weekly).
Liam Collins, Head of YouTube Space Los Angeles
Liam Collins is the Head of YouTube Space LA, the flagship collaborative center in Los Angeles supporting YouTube’s initiatives to foster a vibrant and skilled creative community. Liam and the Spaces team designed, built and operate the Space, which was launched in November 2012.
YouTube Space LA is part of the Next Lab, created in March 2011 through the acquisition by Google/ YouTube of Next New Networks, where Mr. Collins served as Chief Operating Officer. During Mr. Collins’ tenure at NNN, the company built over 40 owned and operated video properties for the web, partnered with over 60 more independent producers to help grow their audiences, built a following of more than 6 million subscribers and garnered 2 billion video views.
Before joining NNN, Mr. Collins practiced law and was a supply officer in the U.S. Navy.
Tay Zonday, New Media Professional, Voice Talent, Singer
Tay Zonday is a People’s Choice Award-Nominated, Youtube Award-Winning, Webby Award-Winning singer-songwriter, voice talent, brand spokesperson, actor and digital media consultant with more than 160 million video views on Youtube.
Zonday blasted into the worldwide spotlight with his viral hit “Chocolate Rain” and has been interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, CNN, MTV, The BBC, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Rachel Ray, TMZ Live, The Guild, and the front page of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times as well as in The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, The Toronto Star, USA Today, In Touch Weekly, Wired Magazine and dozens of independent and university publications. He has been referenced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, The Huffington Post, Mashable, Gawker, and by pop-culture touchstones such as "South Park," “Saturday Night Live,” "Robot Chicken," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "Girlfriends," "Guitar Hero World Tour," and “The Today Show” as well as by luminaries such as Kobe Bryant, John Mayer, Tre Cool, Kanye West and Stephen Colbert.
With a baritone voice that is often compared to Paul Robeson, Barry White, and Brad Roberts of the “Crash Test Dummies,” Zonday also does commercial voice and spokesperson work for a growing portfolio of clients that have included DrPepper, Intel, Intuit, Comedy Central, Firefox, Geico, Vizio, Hasbro, Hostess, Virgin America, NASA, Toyota, Discovery and The MLB Network. The thirty-two-year-old continues to release original music and race toward a future filled with possibility.
Rob Gabel, Founder & CEO at Tubular
Rob Gabel is the founder and CEO of Tubular, the leading provider of actionable video intelligence. Over 2,700 creators, media companies, and brands use Tubular's software platform to better understand, engage and grow their audiences in real-time.
Introduced to the promise and power of online video while serving as SVP of Advertising Performance at Machinima, Rob broadened his online video experience further by consulting to DanceOn and AwesomenessTV. Prior to online video, Rob spent ten years in online marketing as SVP of Marketing for LowerMyBills, where he was the 5th employee and managed a $80 million marketing budget, and as VP Marketing for both Netflix and Inadco.
Rob earned his M.B.A. from Stanford and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Daniel Ornstein, Director, Global Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Daniel Ornstein, Director, Global Business Development, is part of a small team charged with driving new business models, partnerships, channels and products across the studio. In this role, he has overseen numerous strategic initiatives, including the groundbreaking crowdfunding campaign for Veronica Mars (Executive Producer) and the Studio’s internal accelerator program, Media Camp.
Daniel’s primary focus is on identifying and driving new business models in the digital video space. To that end, he evaluates new opportunities, develops recommendations to inform internal strategy discussions, and structures and negotiates deals with outside partners. Daniel also manages several Warner Bros. R&D initiatives, including academic and technical research projects, and helps to ensure that R&D informs long-term business strategy.
Prior to joining Warner Brothers in December 2011, Daniel served as an advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, where he focused on media, internet, and wireless policy. During his time at the FCC, he worked on a range of matters including efforts to accelerate the growth of over-the-top video (through work on the Open Internet proceeding and set-top-box proceedings) and spectrum initiatives (playing a key role in the Agency’s work around unlicensed spectrum and reallocation of broadcast spectrum.)
Daniel joined the FCC from CBS, where he managed various digital media initiatives and helped run the network’s growing mobile business unit. Previously, he helped launch and run a start-up company called Click.TV, which developed technology to help media companies distribute and monetize video content over the Internet, and was acquired by Cisco in 2007. He graduated from Yale College in 2005.
Adam Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO, Toggle
Adam Johnson founded Toggle, Inc. in 2013 and serves as the company's CEO. He participated in Warner Bros.' Media Camp in 2013 and 2014. As a leader in business development, Adam was instrumental in the growth of other successful startups including Shiftgig and Kumbuya. He began his entrepreneurial career as a co-founder of Neokast in 2006. Adam earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Justin Wu, Co-founder at Sidevision
Justin Wu is cofounder at Sidevision - Video eCommerce platform which is invested and contracted by Warner Bros. He started pursuing entrepreneurship at the age of 15, running an eCommerce/eBay Power Seller store selling Miniature Models. At peak he generated about $10k revenue per month in High School. Continuing forward he began to combining his knowledge in System Architecture with Internet Marketing.
Other ventures he has worked on include multiple industries such as Real Estate, Automotive, eCommerce, Retail and Services industries. Provided lead generation services to over 40 Dealerships in Washington State and Real Estate Firms across California, Oregon and Washington.
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