KEYNOTE: NBC OLYMPICS: EXPLORING A CULTURAL SHIFT

A conversation with: Jim Bell (Executive Producer, NBC Olympics) Panel Preview: The Rio Olympics marks the third time NBC provided authentic live streaming of the games. This year, viewers took full advantage of the offerings with 2.71 billion minutes of streamed coverage - nearly double the combined viewership from the previous two Olympics. READ MORE..


SPORTS IN FOCUS

A conversation with: Will Funk (EVP, Sales and Property Partnerships, Turner); George Barrios (Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, WWE); Clark Pierce (SVP, TV Everywhere at FOX Sports), and Jeff Gerttula (GM, Sports, CBS Interactive) Moderated by: Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia) Panel Preview: Sports fans are often billed as the most passionate and engaged audience. READ MORE..


MOVING TOWARD THE FUTURE: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH VIACOM

A conversation with: Susan Claxton (Co-Head and SVP, Viacom Labs); Kiel Berry Co-Head and SVP, Viacom Labs) Moderated by: David Beck (Co-Founder, BRaVe Media Ventures) Panel Preview: Susan Claxton and Kiel Berry Co-Heads and SVPs of Viacom Labs, discuss the future of Viacom's "Fans First" approach, including the introduction of the new Viacom Labs, a group charged with creating the future of fan engagement. READ MORE...


DRIVING AUDIENCE GROWTH AND ENGAGEMENT WITHIN THE POP CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT REALM

A conversation with: Kay Madati (Chief Digital Officer, BET Network); John Najarian (EVP, GM, News & Digital, E!); Tonia O'Connor (Chief Commercial Officer and President of Content Distribution, Univision); Jonathan Simpson-Bint (CRO, Twitch); Sarah Weir Iooss (SVP Business Development, Viacom) Moderated by: Mike Shields (WSJ) Panel Preview: As audiences crave (and expect) closer interaction and greater engagement with celebrities & influencers, how does the entertainment industry leverage live to drive these experiences? READ MORE


EDITORIAL CONTROL IN THE LIVE STREAMING ERA: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CBSi 

A conversation with: Marc DeBevoise (President & COO, CBSi) and Josh Elliott (Anchor, CBSN) Panel Preview: With access to information at an all-time high, the premium placed on immediacy continues to grow. Whether it's a Facebook Live video capturing breaking news, or a Periscope stream of the US House Democrats' sit-in on gun control, live streaming has become part of the vocabulary of modern news outlets. READ MORE..


BRAND & EXECUTION

A conversation with: Colin Hornett (Chief Creative Officer, iPowow); Fritz Brumder (CEO, BrandLive); Marc Gawith (Business Development Manager, .LIVE); Vincenzo Landino (Creative Director, Aftermarq); and Mike Mikho (CMO, Laundry Service & Cycle) Moderated by: Jeanine Poggi (Ad Age) Panel Preview: Brands are placing big bets on live streaming. READ MORE..


MODELS, MONETIZATION AND MEASUREMENT

A conversation with: Allison Stern (CMO and Co-Founder, Tubular); David Wong (SVP, Digital Product Development, Nielsen); Eric Korsh (President, Mashable Studios); Peter Gorenstein (Chief Content Officer, Cheddar); and Borja Perez (SVP, Digital and Social Media at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises)Moderated by: Rich Greenfield (BTIG) READ MORE..


SNAPCHAT & BRANDS: THE IMPACT OF LIVE STORIES

A conversation with: Kevin Chernett (EVP, Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation) with Ben Schwerin (Director of Partnerships, Snapchat) Moderated by: Jesse Redniss (Co-Founder, BRaVe Media Ventures) READ MORE..

 


POWER OF PLATFORM & INFLUENCE

A conversation with: Brian Fanzo (Influencer, Co-Founder Summit Live, CEO of iSocialFanz), Shira Lazar (Co-Founder, What’s Trending); Adi Sideman (CEO, YouNow); Tamir Buchler (Co-Founder and COO, Busker) READ MORE..


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