DCIA Presents Second Annual P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Las Vegas

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Special Early Registration Rates for Conference within CES End on December 6th

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (http://www.DCIA.info), a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies including peer-to-peer and social networking software developers and distributors (P2Ps), Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders (CRHs), and service-and-support companies, today announced speakers and sponsors for its upcoming P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Las Vegas.

This second annual DCIA "Conference within CES" is scheduled for January 7th in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the 2009 CES International trade show. The DCIA is an allied association of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

DCIA Members now offer a panoply of solutions to help content delivery networks (CDNs), network operators, client applications, content providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and other participants in the rapidly emerging P2P and social networking channel distribute material at astonishingly low costs and with astoundingly high quality of service (QoS) and security.

"We are very pleased to announce that P4P Working Group (P4PWG) Co-Chairs Laird Popkin of Pando Networks and Doug Pasko of Verizon Communications, and Harris Interactive Vice Presidents Joseph Porus and Milt Ellis will be our luncheon speakers; and our keynotes now include Robert Levitan, CEO, Pando Networks; Mark Stuart, Technical Director, P2P Next; George Searle, CEO, LimeWire; Travis Kalanick, Founder, RedSwoosh; Kumar Subramanian, CEO, MediaMelon; Alex Mashinsky, CEO, DigiMeld; Phill Robinson, CEO, Velocix; Eitan Efron, VP of Marketing, Oversi; and David Rice, VP of Marketing, Move Networks," said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the announcement.

P2P MEDIA SUMMIT Las Vegas sponsors now include Brand Asset Digital and Javien Digital Payment Solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.cesweb.org/sessions/search/trackDetail.asp?ID_track=P2P_CES09. Special early registration rates, which save attendees up to $300, end December 6th.

The day-long Wednesday January 7, 2009 conference features keynotes from top P2P, peer-assisted, cloud computing, and social networking software distributors, panels of industry leaders, and valuable workshops. There will be a continental breakfast, conference luncheon, and VIP networking cocktail reception.

Policy Track panelists will include Jim Burger, Partner, Dow Lohnes; Gary Greenstein, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Lawrence Hadley, Partner, Hennigan Bennett & Dorman; Louis Lehrman, Vice President, Dutko Worldwide; Steven Masur, Managing Partner, MasurLaw; and NS Nappinai, Principal, NSN Associates.

Technology Track panelists will include Nathan Good, Research Scientist, PARC; Mark Ishikawa, CEO, BayTSP; Matt Drown, Director of Applications, CloudShield; Jeffrey Payne, CTO, GridNetworks; Morgan Reed, Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); and Ron Van Herk, CEO, AHT International.

Marketing Track panelists will include Simon Applebaum, Producer/Host, Tomorrow Will Be Televised; Chris Gillis, Director of Sales, MediaDefender; Dana Jones, CEO, Ultramercial; Rob Manoff, CEO, Jambo Media; Thomas Reemer, CEO, CUGate; and Paul Wright, SVP, Strategic Alliances & Marketing, MediaGuide.

Content Distribution panelists will include Daniel Harris, CEO, MediaPass Gigantic; Steve Oedekerk, CEO, O! Entertainment; Keyvan Peymani, COO, Nettwerk Music Group; Patrick Ross, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance; Iain Scholnick, CEO & President, ImageSpan; and Laura Tunberg, CEO, EM Syndication.

Solutions Development panelists will include Vance Ikezoye, CEO, Audible Magic; Michael King, CEO, Abacast; JD Lasica, President, Social Media Group; Jonathan Lee, SVP, PiCast; Neerav Shah, VP, Business Development & Strategy, Verimatrix; and David Ulmer, Sr. Director, MultiMedia & Entertainment Products, Motorola.

The summit will end with a Special Session featuring Memo Rhein, CEO, Unlimited Media; John Waclawsky, Software Architect, Motorola; and See-Mong Tan, Director of P2P, Microsoft.

Registration can be done online at http://registration.experient-inc.com/ShowCES091/Default.aspx or by calling 410-476-7965. For sponsor packages and speaker information, please contact Karen Kaplowitz, DCIA Member Services, at 888-890-4240 or karen@dcia.info.

About the DCIA

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and related distributed computing technologies.

DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.


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