Join our panelists from Steady
On Productions, Sharethrough, Newspepper.com &
Techfluff.tv, The Bleacher Report, BitTorrent & Flingo for
a discussion on the direction of the media industry in the
current digital environment!
Everywhere you turn there’s
a screen to watch media, from your TV to your computer, your
tablet to the handheld in your pocket. The diversity of how
media is consumed has only increased, as has our overall
appetite. We watch more video media now than ever before,
but with emerging models of distribution and platform technology,
HOW we watch has fundamentally changed our entertainment
experience and expectations. In an evolving marketplace
WATCHING is now INTERACTING, how will the media
industry be effected?
Which companies are positioned for the future of the
digital media age and which giants will fall?
Event to be held in San
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145 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Shalini Govil-Pai, Group Manager Partner Technologies
and Strategy for
and TV at Google
Shalini Govil-Pai is a senior
executive with over 15 years of experience building and
commercializing rich media products.
Shalini is currently Group
Manager, Partner Technologies & Strategy for Youtube & TV
at Google, Inc. In this role, Shalini is responsible for working
with partners to define the technical and business strategy for
distribution and monetization of video based entertainment, that
allows both partners & Google/Youtube to scale their business
& business operations.
Prior to Google, Shalini was
technical director at Pixar Animation, where she delivered the
block buster films, Toy Story, and A Bug’s Life. In the
early days of Pixar, Shalini worked closely with advertising
firms to develop award winning commercials for Fortune 100
customers including Gap, McDonalds, and Nabisco.
You can find Shalinis blog at:
Shalini has a B.S in Computer
Science from I.I.T., Bombay and a M.S. in Computer Science from
the Pennsylvania State University
Louise Hart, Founder, CEO, Steady On
Louise is the founder and CEO of
Steady On Productions, a brand strategy and
management consultancy based in Hollywood which focuses on film,
fashion and technology. Hart started her career at the BBC
in London working on the team that launched the UK's first
digital TV channels, BBC Choice and BBC Knowledge. In 2003, Hart
relocated to Los Angeles and joined the team launching Blu-ray at
Sony Pictures. In this role, Hart was at the center of the
infamous format war and is known in the industry to be one of the
key people responsible for eliminating the HD DVD competition.
Having conceived of the idea to set up Steady On while at
Sony, in 2009 Hart took the leap of faith to strike out on her
own and is now successfully consulting for Sony, Target, Adidas
and various independent film producers and fashion designers.
Steady On is dedicated to helping brands engage their
target customers/ fans at strategically selected touch points,
with an emphasis on retail point-of-sale, web and mobile.
Robert J Pietsch, VP of Sales, Sharethrough
leads national sales for
Sharethrough. Prior to joining the company,
Robert was Vice President of Sales for Myspace and served as
Chief Digital Advertising Officer for Forbes Media. Mr. Pietsch
also sits on the Board of Directors of My New Red Shoes, a
non-profit organization that helps Bay Area homeless children put
their best foot forward at school.
Hermione Way, Founder, Newspepper.com &
Way is a journalist and new media entrepreneur. Hermione has
shown an impressive track record of establishing innovative
businesses in the new media space. Her first venture,
Newspepper.com, began essentially as a “citizen
journalism” video production company with one key
difference; it employed student and graduate filmmakers and
journalists enabling them to get much-needed paid vocational
media work experience. By focussing solely on the production of
video content designed for the internet, Newspepper is able to
offer its clients a unique proposition. Her latest venture,
Techfluff.tv is an online video channel which reports on European
Internet culture in a light-hearted irreverent manner. The
channel, which has Hermione as its anchor presenter, uses a team
of local correspondents from across Europe and reports on
technology and social media developments. In addition to her
business activities, Hermione is active in promoting
entrepreneurship and encouraging more women to become involved in
technology. In a very short space of time she has become a
leading figure in new media and internet startups in London and
Ashwin Navin, CEO, Co-Founder, Flingo
Prior to starting
Flingo, Ashwin was the President and
Co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. He started BitTorrent following
a position at Yahoo where he was an influential member of the
company's Corporate Development group, where he handled a
number of acquisitions, partnerships and alliances. Before
Yahoo, Ashwin worked with Wall Street powerhouses Goldman,
Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and
research analyst. Ashwin earned a dual B.A. from Claremont
McKenna in Government and Economics.
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