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Confluence Summit - Entertainment and Silicon valley
save 30% off with code SIPA at 8:00 - 9:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction: Content. Technology. Collaboration. The goal of the Confluence Summit is to bring together game-changing entertainment and technology pioneers with the next generation of innovators and storytellers for a day of education, exchanging of new ideas and establishing connections for future collaboration. SUMMIT CO-CHAIRS: Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders, Winston Baker SUMMIT FACILITATOR: Ken Coehlo, Partner, Armanino What kind of insightful keynotes will you experience at Confluence Summit? Get a glimpse of Don Hahn's presentation on the “Evolution of Storytelling” here. 9:15 - 10:00 am Taking Risks in Storytelling with Paramount Pictures Futurist Ted Schilowitz KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures 10:00 - 11:00 am The Next Wave of Innovators: Disruptors vs. Destructors Find out from investment experts where the next wave of innovators are headed. MODERATOR: Kevin Khanna, Managing Director & Group Co-Head, TMT Group, Fifth Third Bank PANELISTS: Eric Briggs, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer, MACRO Carmen Carpenter, Managing Director, Evolution Media Capital Ernestine Fu, Venture Partner, Alsop Louie Partners Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray 11:00 - 11:30 am Networking Break 11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Future of Collaboration with Skydance Media KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jesse Sisgold, President and Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media MODERATOR: Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Partners 12:00 - 12:30 pm Storytelling Across Cultures and Mediums with “Crazy Rich Asians” Screenwriter Adele Lim Adele Lim is a screenwriter for TV drama series and film. Most recently she wrote the screenplay adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros). KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Adele Lim, Screenwriter, “Crazy Rich Asians” MODERATOR: Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter 12:30 - 1:30 pm Power Luncheon and Networking 1:30 - 2:15 pm The Breakdown: Financing Movie Projects vs. Tech Startups This session will dive into the benefits and risks of financing movie projects and tech startups. Speakers will explore the differences and similarities from development to fundraising approaches and financial structures to returns on investment. SPEAKERS: Aaron Yamada, Tax Partner, BDO Edward Hartman, Co-Founder, LegalZoom and Lecturer, Stanford University Law School 2:15 - 2:45 pm Visualizing Blockbusters and the Future of Entertainment Design KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Chris Edwards, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The Third Floor 2:45 - 3:30 pm Video Game Adaptations: Get Ready to Answer the “Call of Duty” KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: Stacey Sher and Nick Van Dyk, Co-Presidents, Activision Blizzard Studios MODERATOR: Jon Penn, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Group (NRG) 3:30 - 4:00 pm Networking Break 4:00 - 4:45 pm Technologies Shaping the Consumer Evolution This session will explore next generation voice-activated experiences, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain and beyond. MODERATOR: Holly Liu, Co-Founder, Kabam and Visiting Partner, Y Combinator PANELISTS: Max Child, Chief Executive Founder and Founder, Volley S. Diana Hu, Co-Founder, Escher Reality (acquired by Niantic) Christopher Woodrow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MovieCoin 4:45 - 5:30 pm Pitch Perfect: Getting Your Voice Heard in a Crowded Marketplace During this session, gain insight from investors and advisors on new pitching techniques and find out what strategies work through live pitches from a select group of entertech startups. MODERATOR: Kevin Winston, Founder, DigitalLA PANELISTS: Holly Liu, Co-Founder, Kabam and Visiting Partner, Y Combinator Rachel Springfield, Founder and Partner, Muse Capital 6:00 - 8:00 pm Summit Reception

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Silicon Valley Indian Professionals' entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and workforce, venture capitalists, and service providers?are at the forefront of the flattening world. We lead the global companies in leveraging technologies, services, and support from across geographies. SIPA is re-vitalizing itself to become a platform for such people to meet, exchange ideas and experiences, share solutions and expertise, and help each other and our companies in succeeding as leaders in their global efforts. Our renewed focus is to include not just entrepreneurs and venture capitalists?we understand that leaders and workforce members of the corporate world are as critical to the success of the flattening world. SIPA?s mission is focused on creating value for its members in the wealth of information and knowledge that engenders in the meeting of corporate leaders, workforce, consultants, and service providers. We understand the U.S. markets, we understand the India partnership. As SIPA members, together we can build the most powerful platform for the world to engage in the flattening process. Visit us at for more details

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