Top Digital Media Executives to Gather in Washington DC at Digital Media Conference East

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Exclusive Group of 500 Senior Decision-makers from Leading Media, Entertainment and Technology Companies to Gather at Digital Media Conference East

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On June 17, 2011, the 8th annual Digital Media Conference East ( will bring together over 500 of the most influential decision-makers in the media, entertainment and technology industries to discuss the future of the digital media sector in 3 keynotes and 20 panels divided across 6 Tracks at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA.

The Digital Media Conference East is a full day of in-depth discussions and networking focused on the top business issues impacting digital media companies, including online video, social media, investments, online advertising, mobile entertainment, mobile apps, and law & policy. Registration starts on Friday, June 17, from 8:00am to 5:30pm. DMW has partnered with Served Fresh Media to provide social media reporting and coverage at the event.

The event includes the following keynotes and special presentations:

Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. Steve co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985, when the Internet was in its infancy. Under Steve’s leadership as Chairman and CEO, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company. Steve created Revolution in 2005 to oversee his rapidly expanding investments. Revolution now has four divisions: Revolution Growth, which invests in high-growth consumer companies (including Zipcar, LivingSocial, and Exclusive Resorts); Revolution Ventures, which backs early-stage technology companies (including Vinfolio, Snagfilms, and UberMedia); Revolution Health, which invests in health and wellness businesses (including SparkPeople, Extend Health and Brainscope); and Revolution Places, which develops real estate and hospitality businesses (including Grove Farm and Maui Land & Pineapple in Hawaii, Cacique in Costa Rica, and Miraval in Arizona).

John Trimble serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of Pandora Media where he is responsible for all advertising revenue, strategic sales marketing and advertising operations. Pandora's diverse revenue streams tap display, mobile, audio that reach consumers on their computers, mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. Pandora advertising offerings utilize the super-specific aspects of internet radio: a medium that enables advertisers to reach any type of consumer, anytime, anywhere - based on a multitude of quantifiable data.

Gracia Martore is President, Chief Operating Officer of Gannett Co, Inc. Prior to that she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the company since June 15, 2009 till November 2010. She joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant treasurer. She was named vice president/Treasury services in 1993. She was given responsibility for Investor Relations in 1996, became treasurer and vice president/Investor Relations in 1998 and was named a senior vice president in 2001. She became chief financial officer in 2003 and was named executive vice president in 2006.

Matthew Diamond, CEO and founder of Alloy Media + Marketing, guides the company’s strategic direction and oversees corporate development and management of its business units including Alloy Entertainment, creator of such popular teen books, TV series and films as “Gossip Girl”, “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” and “The Clique”. He oversees development of new media initiatives such as the recently launched “TV” network, a premiere entertainment platform boasting a teen audience of more than 11 million online viewers..

These individuals join a top caliber speaker group that includes:

Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist & Director of Research, CEA
Marina Amoroso, Director, comScore Telco and Mobile
Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Philip Bronner, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Don Rainey, General Partner, Grotech Ventures
Tige Savage, Managing Director & EVP, Revolution LLC
Thanasis Delistathis, Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
Paul Sherman, Editor-in-Chief, Potomac Tech Wire
Robinne Burrell, Director, Mobile Product & Distribution,
Jon Vanhala, SVP Digital & Business Dev., Island Def Jam Music Group
Matt Callaway, CEO, apptap
Brenda Walker, Managing Publisher & VP, Marketing, The Zumobi Network
John Backus, Founder & Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
Sean Casey, Founder and CEO,
Richard Fawal, Founder,
Evan Krauss, EVP, Advertising Sales, Shazam Entertainment
Paul Levine, Managing Director, Vector Media Strategies
Gary Arlen, President, Arlen Communications
Hooman Radfar, CEO & Co-Founder, Clearspring
Alex Vetter, SVP,
Michael Winter, VP, Digital Strategy Director, Initiative
Jim Bankoff, CEO, SB Nation
Colin Gillis, Technology Analyst & Director of Research, BGC Partners
Matt Jones, VP Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett
Rob Pegoraro, Tech Writer/ Former Washington Post Tech Columnist
David Katz, Executive Director, Digital Media, Starz Media
Martin Ringlein, Co-founder & Senior Consultant, nclud
Daniel Odio, CEO & Co-founder, Socialize Inc.
Brian Curtis, Sr. Dir., Product Management, Search & Discovery, Comcast
Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3
Jay Endsley, Chair, Digital Living Network Alliance / Principal Engineer/Director, Samsung Electronics
Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire
James Nichols, VP of Strategy & Product, Jess3
Vyqué White, Director of New Media, USO
Joe Chernov, VP of Content Marketing, Eloqua
Matt Spielman, GM Northeast/VP Strategic Partnerships, Eventful
Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire
Elizabeth Shea, President & CEO, SpeakerBox Communications
Jim Halling, Interactive Sales Manager, Comcast Spotlight
Richard Bloom, SVP Business Development, 5min Media
Alvin Bowles, CEO, Grab Networks
Jon Brendsel, VP, Products, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms
David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac
Mack McKelvey, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Millennial Media
Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Dir., Mobile Mktg & Ads, Verizon Wireless
Mike Lombardi, VP of Advertising Sales & Marketing, WeatherBug
Charles Curran, General Partner, Valhalla Partners
Addie Conner, Director of Advertising, SocialCode
Justin Thorp, Director of Publisher Happiness, Clearspring
Gayle Weiswasser, VP of Social Media, Discovery
Peter Cherukuri, VP & General Manager, DC bureau, Huffington Post
Paul Sweeting, Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies / Analyst, GigaOm Pro
Sandra Aistars, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance
Michael Huppe, President, SoundExchange
Michael Petricone, SVP, Gov't Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Joe Sabia, Co-Founder, Whirled
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse LLC
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project
Greg Scholl, President, Local Integrated Media, NBC Universal
Andrew Nachison, Founder, CEO, We Media & iFOCOS
Leonard Brody, President, Clarity Digital Group
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Michael Tavani, Founder, Scoutmob
Winston Lord, Co-founder, Venga
Blake Hall, Co-founder & CEO, TroopSwap
Josh Greene, VP, Marketing, 1-800-PACK-RAT
Athena Polydorou, Director, Wireless Internet Dev., CTIA
Shane McGrath, VP, Head of North American Sales, RedLever
Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment
Marc Klatzko, Managing Director & COO, MAUDE
Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
David Dudas, Vice President of Product Management, Sorenson Media
Sean Jennings, VP, Solutions Architecture, Virtustream
Jonathan King, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Joyent
Kshitij Kumar, SVP of Mobile Video, Concurrent
Stefan Bewley, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company
Kurt Smith, Group Vice President of Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services
David Steinberg, CEO, SnappCloud
Mike West, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, GenosTV, the Genos Corporation
Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA
Peter Scott, VP, Emerging Media, Turner Sports
Kevin Yam, Director, Mobile and Interactive Products, National Geographic
Sean Glass, Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Daniel Katz, Director of Product Management, Bunchball
Jay Baage, VP of Content & Bus. Dev., Digital Media Wire
Ronald London, Of Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Daniel Sepulveda, Senior Advisor, Office of Senator John Kerry
Jules Polonetsky, Director & Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum / Former Chief Privacy Officer, AOL
Elizabeth Frazee, Co-Founder, TwinLogic Strategies LLP / Former VP, Public Policy, AOL TimeWarner
Jon Potter, Principal, RPG Strategies
John McCaw, CRO, Yidio
Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs

Event sponsors and media partners include: Comcast Spotlight, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Bunchball, Badgeville, Starlight Runner Entertainment, The Recording Academy, Technology Marketing Alliance, AAPC, CEA, Mary-Margaret Networks, Fairfax County, Business Alliance, EMF, ProductionHUB, Mashable, AFTRA, BoogarLists, WITI, Eventful, UCLA Anderson, Fusicology, PRWeb and Parks Associates.

For complete agenda, registration, press pass and event details please visit:

Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include LA Games Conference, NY Games Conference, Future of Television Forum, Digital Music Forum East & West, Digital Media Insider @ CES and Digital Media Conference East and West.
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Conference media contact:
Duan Li
Digital Media Wire, Inc.
310-855-0033 X707

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