Media Alert: World-Leading Experts To Be Available for Press Interviews During Media & Technology Conference by IHS Markit
Executive producer of CBS Digital to keynote L.A. event; conference will focus on future trends affecting tech firms, studios, and entertainment service providers
For journalists who follow the latest news and trends around tech companies, film and TV studios and entertainment service providers, a new one-day conference coming to L.A. on Wednesday, May 10, promises to deliver several days’ worth of intriguing story lines, expert interviews and compelling content.
George Bloom, executive producer of CBS Digital, will deliver the keynote speech at the first-ever Media and Technology Conference, presented by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.
NOTE: Accredited journalists can attend the conference free of charge by registering here and entering discount code MEDIA17.
The conference will provide a holistic view of the consumer, technology and business trends that will define audio-visual entertainment landscape over the next five years. Session topics will include:
The Five Forces Shaping Entertainment for the Next Five Years
UHD: From More Pixels to Compelling Viewing?
Streaming & the Future of the TV
Selling Digital Content
VR Video – Monetizing the New Medium
These four industry experts* from IHS Markit will lead or participate in the discussions:
Paul Gagnon, senior manager, consumer devices
Daniel Knapp, senior director, advertising
Dan Cryan, senior director, media and content
Piers Harding-Rolls, director, gaming
A preliminary list of other conference speakers includes:
Yves Bergquist, CEO, Novamente
Jason Friedlander, director – marketing communications, Verizon Digital Media
Brendan Handler, senior vice president and GM – virtual reality, FoxNext
John Jelley, West Coast start-ups and business development, Sky Ventures
Richard Marks, head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Stacy Nagata, business development and operations, Discovery Communications
Guy Primus, CEO and co-founder, The Virtual Reality Company
Jason Spivak, executive vice president – worldwide digital distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
John Ward, senior vice president – content, AT&T Entertainment Group/DirectTV
NOTE: To schedule media interviews with speakers outside of IHS Markit, please contact Laura Castellano at firstname.lastname@example.org
About keynote speaker George Bloom
At CBS Digital, Bloom leads creative on disruptive technologies for shoot production and award-winning visual effects. He heads business development at the Visual Effects department, responsible for all major networks and movie studios. He helped to develop a proprietary Virtual set platform called “Parallax,” which adds value chain to current VFX pipeline and migration into Virtual Reality 2.0. Bloom was the 2016 recipient of HTC's VIVE-X accelerator fund and is founder of The Metaverse Channel, an education VR startup.
About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
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