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Digital Media Conference West Announces Speakers

Digital Media Wire announced the final list of keynote speakers and agenda for its 2nd Annual Digital Media Conference West to be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco on October 27, 2010.

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Unedited press release follows:

Top Digerati to Gather at Digital Media Conference West

Digital Media Confab in San Francisco Helps Shape Industry

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 — Digital Media Wire announced today its final list of keynote speakers and agenda for the 2nd Annual Digital Media Conference West to be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco on October 27, 2010.

Top executives from cutting edge iTV and video startups and major Hollywood studios and media companies alike are featured speakers at Digital Media Conference West, which will be exploring new business models at the intersection of content, technology and commerce.

“We’ve taken this event to the next level by bringing together some of the most talked about new start-ups and put them in the same room with Hollywood heavyweights for the purpose of furthering innovation and dialogue,” said Ned Sherman, Publisher and CEO of Digital Media Wire. “We believe this is the best approach and brings the most real world value to attendees and the industry as a whole.”

Modeled after the annual Digital Media Conference held for the past eight years in Tysons Corner/Washington, DC, DMC West 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, gaming, online advertising, mobile entertainment, mobile apps, the future of news media and the relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

Confirmed speakers include:

Vivi Zigler, President of Digital Entertainment, NBC Universal

Peter Dille, SVP, Marketing & PlayStation®Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America

Larry Kramer, Advisor, CBS Interactive / Senior Advisor, Polaris Venture Partners / Author, Cscape: Conquer The Forces Changing Business Today

David Ulmer, VP, Content & Services, LG Electronics

Phil Wiser, Co-Founder, Chairman and President, Sezmi

Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, YouTube

Matthew B. Glotzer, Senior Vice President, Fox Digital Entertainment

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Gregg Spiridellis, Co-Founder & CEO, JibJab Media

Margaret Kim, VP, Programming & Production, Alloy Digital

David Kaiser, CEO and Co-founder, Coincident TV

Bill Binenstock, VP and Manager, CBS Interactive

Todd Weaver, CEO & Founder, ivi

Janko Roettgers, Writer, NewTeeVee

Scott Brown, Marketing Strategy, Cisco Media Solutions Group

David Puner, Innovation Director, Havas Digital

Somrat Niyogi, CEO, GoMiso

Gary Stein, VP of Strategy/Social Media, Isobar

Cristian Cussen, Director of Business Development Ning

James A. Shortill, President & CEO Mercury Communications Group

Asya Shein, CEO, Fusicology

Mick Bass, Vice President, Alliances, Ascent Media Group

Claude Tolbert, Vice President Business Development, BitTorrent

Stephen White, Senior Vice President, Product and Content Management, Gracenote

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi

Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA

Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners

Ron Hirson, SVP, Marketing & Bus. Development, BOKU

Phil Alberstat, Partner, Fuel Industries Inc.

Chris Williams, General Manager of Mobile Games, PlayFirst

Adam Caplan, Vice President, Virtual Currency

Gabriel Zichermann, CEO, beamME

Evan Young, Senior Director, Product Marketing, TiVo

Peter Kaars, Board Member, Digital Living Network Alliance / Technicolor

Jim Eadie, Vice President, Digital Distribution, MTV Networks

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Michelle Smith, Prod. Man.: Global Media & Tech, 24/7 Real Media

Graham Mudd, VP, Media & Search, comScore, Inc.

Sara Ohrvall, SVP, Research & Development, Bonnier

Philip Smolin, General Manager, Platform Solutions Group, Turn

Bismarck Lepe, President of Products, Ooyala

Joakim “Jay” Baage, VP of Content & Bus. Dev. Digital Media Wire, Inc.

Tom Adamski, CEO, LEVEL Studios

Daniel Odio-Paez, Co-Founder & COO, PointAbout

Gannon Hall, COO, Kyte

Tom Conrad, Chief Technical Officer, Pandora

Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Investments, LLC

Pip Marquez de la Plata, SVP of Marketing, Meebo

Todd Sawicki, Chief Revenue Officer, Cheezburger Network

Rafi Mamalian, Executive Director,

Jon Goldman, CEO, Qlipso/Veoh

Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision 3

Irina Slutsky, SF Reporter, AdAge

Event sponsors and media partners include Rovi, Cisco, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, boku, NVPR, Bay Area TechWire, Parks Associate, GigaOM, SDForum, BAWIFM, Fusicology, Mary-Margaret Network, AFTRA and PR Newswire.

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Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include the LA Games Conference; NY Games Conference; Future of Television East; Future of Film Summit; Digital Music Forum East; Digital Media Conference East and West; and Digital Media Insider @ CES. Digital Media Wire is also a programming partner for the annual Canadian Music Week.