Audio-visual industry has remained unchanged for the past 100 years. With the emergence of Netflix, Amazon etc. the old business models are starting to crumble under the pressure of disruption. Everybody is complaining about new business models for audience and tech development but only a few have actually succeeded in creating said models. Come and listen to industry leaders talking about their experiences in the changing content business and on how to work with super platforms.
Our first speaker of this block is David Kwok, who started in the film festival world, serving as the Director of Programming for the first ten editions of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. He led the selection of the film slate and supported the organization’s other business and international ventures. After a move to Berlin, Germany, David transitioned to programming content for linear television, OTT platforms, and distribution through third-party Video-on-Demand services in multiple regions. He has consulted for various media companies and film festivals including ZDF Enterprises and Camerimage.
The second keynote will come from Eric B. Stein, a leading industry professional in the new media distribution space, with long term experience in licensing, programming, business development and strategy. Throughout his career Eric has worked with established content producers and distributors, playing an integral role in the transformation from traditional content distribution into the vast avenues of the new technology platforms. Eric has held positions in small startups as well as major tech companies and studios such as HP and Warner Bros, and he has expertise and experience both sides of the negotiation table, licensing music, film and TV rights in digital distribution platforms ranging from cable, satellite, OTT, broadband, Consoles, mobile, hotels, etc. Currently Eric is Founder of Impact Global Media– a consulting company focused on creation and execution of digital strategy for content, technology and distribution companies navigating the digital transition.
Our third speaker is Kathleen Cohen. A Senior Digital Media Strategist, she’s had a long and illustrious career developing multi-platform products for companies like DreamWorks, IBM, and Disney. Her focus is on building innovative and integrated customer experiences. She uses storytelling, data, and creative thinking, and is the founder of The Collaboratorium, Inc: a think tank and a digital production consortium. The Collaboratiorum provides clients with measurable and engaging integrated experiences. Kathleen is a data futurist, building on creative ideation, providing leadership, highlighting open source, shepherding data decision-making, and inspiring social innovation.
The first session will be moderated by Kristen Davis, who is the founder and CEO of CinqC, which she created after 20-years of disruption and innovation in international media groups, notably the New York Times, where she gained experience, learned agility and resilience, and established a global network of innovation experts.