Digital Media Wire Announces Speakers and Agenda for Digital Media Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's Corner, Virginia on June 26

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The digital media sector is in constant flux and experiencing unparalleled growth as the world grapples to fully embrace digital and the astounding growth opportunities it affords

Digital Media Wire and Potomac Tech Wire announced today the agenda and list of confirmed speakers for the 5th Annual Digital Media Conference ( to be held at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's Corner, Virginia on Thursday, June 26, 2008.

"The digital media sector is in constant flux and experiencing unparalleled growth as the world grapples to fully embrace digital and the astounding growth opportunities it affords," said Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire. "Our company, and events like the Digital Media Conference, exists to be a trusted source of information and contacts to the marketplace."

According to the recently released World Digital Media Trends report, compiled with the help of 71 research groups, digital and mobile advertising revenues alone are expected to increase 12-fold from 2002 to 2011, to about $150 billion worldwide.

The report said the number of wireless device subscriptions is expected to increase threefold to 3.4 billion from 2002 to 2011, the number of homes with broadband is likely to rise 10-fold in the same period, and the mobile telephone customer base has increased from 945 million in 2001 to 2.6 billion in 2006, cites AP.

This 1-day event brings together over 500 decision-makers from media, entertainment and technology businesses, investors, and policy-makers involved in the digital distribution of media and entertainment, advertising execs, venture capitalists, lawyers, payment companies, press and analysts to discuss the evolution of digital content and technologies.

The conference covers the rapidly evolving landscape of digital media with panels and roundtable discussions including a special mobile track, with four separate panels and over 20 speakers devoted to mobile content and marketing. Discussions at this year's event will also include:

-- Analyst Presentations -- Top Digital Media Trends
-- The Future of Online Video
-- Mobile Entertainment: New Developments
-- Digital Evolution of the Music Business
-- The Next Big Thing: Mobile Advertising & Marketing
-- Digital Media Venture Capital: Investing in Digital Media
-- The Coming Open Wireless Network? Hype vs. Reality
-- Beyond the Banner: Online Advertising
-- The Future of Mobile Music
-- Social Media: What's Next?

Speakers include:
Gary Arlen, President, Arlen Communications
Alex Barkaloff, Executive Producer, Digital Media, Lionsgate
Ron Berryman, SVP & GM, Fox Stations Group, Fox Interactive Media
Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations
Carolyn Brandon, VP, Policy, CTIA - The Wireless Association
Philip Bronner, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Mike Buckley, Dir. Strategic Investments, Intel Capital
Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Entertainment & Media Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Donna Campbell, Dir., Ericsson Mobility World, Ericsson Inc.
Lynda Clarizio, EVP/President, AOL / Platform-A
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner/Chairman, TAG Strategic/MEF Americas
Nicholas Covey, Director of Insights, Nielsen Mobile
Douglas Craig, SVP, Digital Media Operations, Discovery Communications
Bill Crandall, VP & Editor-in-Chief, AOL Music
Sean-Michael Daley, CEO, kannuu
Colin Dixon, Sr. Analyst & IPTV Practice Mgr., The Diffusion Group
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA
Eric Eller, SVP, Products & Marketing, Millennial Media
Terry Farrell, Sr. Product Manager, Zune, Microsoft Corp.
Josh Freeman, EVP, Digital Media, Discovery Communications
Colin Gillis, Internet Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Adams
John Girard, Founder & CEO, Clickability
Markus Gunn, VP, Bus. Dev., N.A., Mufin
Jim Hollingsworth, SVP, Sales &O Marketing, Gracenote
Phillip Inghelbrecht, Strategic Partner Dev., YouTube/Google Inc.
Jon Jackson, CEO, Mobile Posse
Dave Jaworski, CEO, Passalong
Greg Johnson, CMO, GGL
Matt Jones, Dir., Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett Digital
Patrick Kerins, General Partner, NEA
Alice Kim, SVP, Digital Distribution & Partner Relations, MTV Networks
Joe Laszlo, Dir. of Research, Interactive Advertising Bureau
Mark Levine, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
Seamus McAteer, Co-Founder, Chief Product Architect & Sr. Analyst, M:Metrics
Ashwin Navin, President & Co-Founder, kajeet
Anthony Psacharopoulos, SVP, Digital Media Operations, comScore
Lorraine Ross, VP, Ad Sales & Bus. Dev.,
Greg Scholl, CEO, The Orchard
Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Tech Wire Publications
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Mike Sommers, SVP, Product Management, KickApps
Mollie Spilman, CEO, TidalTV
Craig Stoltz, Blogger & Web Strategy Consultant, 2.Oh…..really?
Paul Sweeting, Editor/Contributor,
Henry Tam, GM, Hyperlocal Internet Strategy, Dir., Product Development, Washingtonpost
Ralph Terkowitz, General Partner, ABS Capital Partners
Suzanne Toller, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Alan Warms, VP & GM, Yahoo! News
Myk Willis, CEO, Myxer
Dick Wingate, President & Chief Content Officer, Nellymoser, Inc.
James Wolak, Sr. Executive, Accenture Media & Entertainment Group
Event sponsors and media partners include Mannatt, Phelps, & Phillips, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Accenture, M:Metrics, Mufin, Myxer, Clickability, R2i Integrated, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, NVPR, TIE (Washington DC), and Experiential Marketing Forum.

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit:

Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include Digital Music Forum East & West, Future of Television, LA Games Conference, NY Games Conference, Future of Film and The Millennials Conference.

About Digital Media Wire:
Digital Media Wire is an events, news, and publishing company serving the digital entertainment & media industry since May 2000. Digital Media Wire produces executive forums featuring the leading executives in digital media and entertainment. Digital Media Wire also publishes an authoritative daily email newsletter and industry directory. For more information, please visit:

About Potomac Tech Wire:
Potomac Tech Wire is a free daily e-mail service summarizing the business of technology in the Washington, DC area. Every business day, readers rely on the publication for a quick, objective briefing of the area's top tech-related stories. For more information, please visit:
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