2019 Agenda

Thursday, September 5, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Welcome Networking Hour and Mimosa Bar
11:30 AM
Registration Opens
12:25 PM - 12:30 PM
Welcome Remarks
Presenters:
Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, Vertere Group
Randi Schatz, VP/Market Leader of Media Entertainment, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Opening Lunch Keynote Conversation
Interviewer: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, Vertere Group
Interviewee: Mike Keyserling, COO, Philo
1:05 PM - 1:35 PM
Panel Discussion 1: The Medium Formerly Known As "Television"
We corral some of the most forward-leaning executives from the linear TV world to share how they are reshaping the medium for a new generation (or two) of viewers and transforming their organizations to take advantage.
 
Moderator: Dan Frankel, Technology Editor & Senior Content Producer, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News
 
Panelists:
Rob Gelick, EVP & GM, CBS Entertainment Digital
Tom O'Brien, President, The Weather Channel
Adam Ware, GM, STIRR/Sinclair
John Curbishley, EVP, Distribution Strategy, Operations & New Business, Viacom
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Panel Discussion 2: Next-Gen TV "Networks"
Improved streaming video technology and ubiquitous OTT/CTV platforms are enabling a host of upstart entrants to craft completely new "network" streaming alternatives to legacy TV channels; we hear from some of the next-gen pioneers in the space, and their take on what's still yet to come.
 
Moderator: Amy Jo Smith, President & CEO, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group & D2C Alliance
 
Panelists: 
Kristie Fung, VP of Product Management, OTT, Deluxe
Kevin Moore, Director of Product Management, Live Transcoding, AWS Elemental
Mark Young, Head of Global Strategy & Business Development, Fandango
Catharine Burhenne, Head of Growth, Reelgood
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Panel Discussion 3: Premium Video's "TV" Moment
Major publishers and content creators from outside television's traditional production ecosystem are aggressively moving upstream into high-quality, destination-worthy "TV-like" programming of their own; how can they compete for audiences and revenue against the medium's powerful incumbents?
 
Moderator: David Bloom, Senior Contributor, TV[R]EV
 
Panelists: 
Eric Berman, Head of Partnerships & Business Development, Ellation
Richard Cusick, CEO, College Humor's DROPOUT
Croi McNamara, Senior Vice President, Video Programming, Condé Nast Entertainment
Jim Bennette, GM of North America Sales, Applicaster
Griffin Gmelich, EVP, Content Licensing and Programming, Whistle
2:50 PM - 3:05 PM
Networking Break
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Keynote Conversation
Presenter: Jill Rosengard Hill, EVP, Magid
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion 4: The Great Monetization Debate - Subscription vs. Ad-Supported
We dig deep into the issue of how to best monetize TV/video's future formats with entities who are betting on each sides of the equation - as well as hybrids attempting to straddle both.
 
Moderator: Kathi Chandler-Payatt, Executive Director, Media Entertainment Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
 
Panelists:
Mark Rotblat, CRO, Tubi
Richard Calacci, CRO, Pluto TV
Jim Wilson, President, Premion/TEGNA
Alison Hoffman, CMO, Starz
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
Panel Discussion 5: That Which Gets Measured Gets Bought?
The old adage from the world of advertising is newly and acutely relevant as marketers, content creators and TV/video distribution platforms grapple with a myriad of consumer viewing options and behaviors that belie traditional forms of measurement. How does video's industrial complex evolve to ensure profitable success in the years ahead?
 
Moderator: John Batter, CEO, MarketCast
 
Panelists:   
Marty Roberts, CEO, Wicket Labs
Andre Swanston, Founder & CEO, Tru Optik
Randa Minkarah, COO, Transform
Jamie Fellows, SVP, Product Management, Amobee
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Closing Comments
Presenters:
Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, Vertere Group
Randi Schatz, VP/Market Leader of Media Entertainment, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
5:10 PM - 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception