Tuesday, October 21st

Tuesday, October 21st

7:00 PM

Evening Keynote Roundtable, Part II

Co-Sponsored by TV Academy & Digital Hollywood"

Marina Vista Room, 7:00 PM - Live Webcast from this Room

"The Evening TV Summit - Programming Meets Technology"

Moderator - Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Michael Lindsay-Hogg - Legendary Director

Brent Miller, Executive Producer and SVP of Development, ACTIII Productions

Davina Kent, Vice President, Sales, Comcast Media 360

Hardie Tanskersley, Vice President, Digital Product, Platforms,& Innovation, Fox Broadcasting

Thom Kozik, CEO, Village Green Network

Keyvan Peymani - Lead, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Lori H. Schwartz - Managing Partner, StoryTech

John Canning, Vice President, Interactive Experiences, NBC

Michael Lindsay-Hogg is a man who’s worn many hats, and his 50-year career in theater, television and film proves that he can nimbly move amongst media. He has directed music videos for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. He directed Broadway’s “Agnes of God”, the original production of “The Normal Heart” at the Public Theatre, and his television bona fides include PBS’s pop culture predecessor to “Downton Abbey”, “Brideshead Revisited” which was, the New York Times  wrote, “the biggest British invasion since the Beatles.”  His credits include:  Music Video: The Beatles 'Hey Jude';  The Beatles 'Revolution';  The Rolling Stones 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' (make-up version),  The Who 'Happy Jack';  The Who 'Join Together';  Whitney Houston "You Give Good Love";  Elton John "Ego";  Long Form Video and Film: Simon And Garfunkel Concert In Central Park (1982);  Paul Simon's Graceland (1987);  Neil Young in Berlin (1983);  The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (1968); Feature Films: Waiting For Godot (2001), Guy (1997) Frankie Starlight (1995); Let It Be (1970); Television: Two Of Us (2000) Brideshead Revisited (1981) Stage: Whose Life Is It Anyway?; Agnes Of God; The Normal Heart


Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy: Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading advisor in digital media. His work includes projects with Disney, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, Verizon, Universal Pictures, Goldman Sachs and a range of early stage ventures.   He is a frequent speaker on media and innovation worldwide, has served as an expert in several federal media matters, and is completing his first book on the history and future of television.  Shapiro is a Governor of the Television Academy, the home of the Emmys. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Chairman of Village Green Network.  As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, Shapiro launched over 25 services on four platforms, including NFL Sunday Ticket Digital , Microsoft's UltimateTV® and TiVo by DIRECTV, the world's first major DVR platform. He was previously Partner at Media Valuation Partners, co-founder of ARC (a VOD service in 15 million homes) and a Producer at the Walt Disney Company.  Shapiro sits on the TV Academy's Digital Committee, the Annenberg Research Council and the Producer Guild's New Media Council. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of New York University and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at Case Western Reserve University.

Davina Kent, Vice President, Sales, Comcast Media 360:  Davina has been involved in the entertainment and media industry for over a decade.  Davina joined the Strategic Alliances team at Comcast in February 2008 working with the national advertising community to help design and commercialize Comcast’s emerging digital advertising portfolio, including VOD products, interactive applications, addressable solutions, and set-top-box analytics.   Prior to joining Comcast, Davina worked for TiVo initially to lead the TiVo launch in the UK partnered with BSkyB based in London.  She then transitioned back to the United States to play a key role, as Vice President of National Advertising Sales, building TiVo’s advertising and audience measurement business.  Before joining TiVo, Davina held marketing and business development roles at Buena Vista Home Entertainment and DIRECTV.  As a marketing executive at DIRECTV she supported the launch of the satellite service in the United States.  To extend her international experience, Davina joined Galaxy Latin America to lead the launch of DIRECTV throughout Latin America as a Marketing and Sales executive.


Hardie Tankersley, VP Digital Product, Platforms,& Innovation, Fox Broadcasting: As the VP of Platforms and Innovation Hardie finds new ways to apply technology to TV. His team develops new apps and experiences for fox.com, social media, and connected devices in support of all the primetime entertainment shows on the FOX broadcast network. He started creating online and interactive entertainment by building a local BBS on a 300 baud modem on an Apple II back in the 70s. In the intervening years he has managed the development of many online entertainment products including the first internet connections for Apple’s eWorld, the official backstage webcast of the Grammy Awards, the Moxi cable media center DVR, the online video portal for Real Networks, and Yahoo!’s TV and Movies properties. He thinks that conventional wisdom is almost always wrong.

Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners: Keyvan Peymani is the managing director of the digital strategy division of ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners, a privately held corporation, is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. As head of digital strategy, Mr. Peymani's focus is the expansion of the agency's efforts across all aspects of the technology and digital sectors, bringing innovative opportunities to the agency and its clients, including the creation of new business and investments with long-term benefits. Prior to joining ICM Partners, Mr. Peymani served as Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Business Planning and Operations at Warner Bros., where he led strategy, operations, planning and development for the DTC division within digital distribution. In addition, he oversaw the Media Manufacture on Demand, Mobile Applications and Out My Window business lines and worked on industry leading forays into the first fully digital movie application, the first screenings of movies through Facebook and the acquisition of Flixster. Previously, he served as the head of content acquisitions for catalog content and led the wholesales efforts at Netflix; he led alternative business development for Disney's music group; and he was the Chief Operating Officer at Nettwerk Music Group. Mr. Peymani began his career leading his own new media company and has advised Fortune 100 companies around the world. He currently serves on the faculty of USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, covering entertainment and emerging business models.


Lori H. Schwartz, Managing Partner, StoryTech: Lori Schwartz works with top creative and strategic executives of multiple brands, agencies, and content companies to ensure understanding of new technology as well as emerging business models. With a focus on the habits of the consumer and the evolving marketer's goals, Schwartz provides the latest solution recommendations at the center of this ever-changing media landscape.  Previously, Schwartz was chief technology catalyst for McCann Worldgroup, North America, where she was responsible for driving technology innovation at one of the world's largest marketing communications companies, with a focus on igniting IP creation for marketers and their brands. Schwartz was also one of the key principals to launch the highly regarded Interpublic Media Lab. As senior vice president and director of the IPG Lab, Schwartz oversaw the group's strategy, helping to keep clients and agencies ahead of the digital curve. She piloted brand interaction opportunities on behalf of Interpublic, as well as facilitating emerging media upfronts and exclusive deals for Interpublic agencies and clients, including Microsoft, Intel, General Motors, Nestlé, and Sony.  Schwartz is a managing partner of StoryTech, a strategic consulting and packaging firm dedicated to informed collaboration between storytellers - including brands - and technology companies, resulting in profitable business and content ventures. The company defined and sits at the center of the emerging content ecosystem, providing production, distribution, and engagement strategies which include Brand as Character®, matching master storytellers and brands for content creation, and storyworlding.   A frequent speaker at major industry events, Schwartz has been profiled as one of the "30 Executives Shaping the Evolution of Media and Technology" by Variety, and as one of the "100 People to Have Lunch With" by MediaPost Publications. Los Angeles-based, she sits on the board of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as an expert on the evolving nature of storytelling and new business models for the future of television. Schwartz recently launched Digital Hollywood's new Women's Entertainment and Technology Mentor Program in an effort to facilitate career opportunities for young women in the industry.


John Canning, Vice President, Interactive Experiences, NBCUniversal: John currently works for NBC.com where he translates the prime time TV experience to the second screen and interactive experiences working on such shows as The Voice, Million Second Quiz, Blacklist and more. Before NBC, Canning was a founding member of WeVideo.com, a collaborative, cloud based video story telling platform and served as the VP of Product Experience. On the technology and media consulting side, John has spent the past 20+ years leveraging his electrical engineering and information design background working for Disney, Yahoo, Microsoft, Cisco, Popbox and others focused on technology and methodology of creating and delivering digital media, games and interactive experiences from concept to consumer devices. On the production side, John Canning has filmed and produced in some of the most beautiful and remote locations in over 6 continents covering stories, companies and causes in more than 60 countries for on-line, broadcast, film and print media outlets including MSNBC, MSN, Slate, Expedia Radio, Yahoo Studios, Away.com, Around The World Productions, Digital Artists, Green Living Project for such clients as African Wildlife Foundation, CARE, EarthWatch, Children Mending Hearts, USAID, UNDP and a host of others.



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