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9th Annual Digital Entertainment World Features Speakers from WarnerMedia, Vevo, UTA, Meta, PBS, Roblox, HBO Max, Audible, ViacomCBS, and more

LOS ANGELES, CA–(January 24, 2022) – Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and media-tech industry leaders throughout the world as a “must-attend” event, the 9th annual Digital Entertainment World (DEW) will assemble the leaders in the business of creating and monetizing digital entertainment content. This year’s event will be held online, reaching decision makers from across the globe.  

DEW2022 will explore “Entering the Metaverse” – a theme that is central to the future of the entertainment, media & technology industries. The conference will explore this theme – including the explosion of businesses around blockchain games, NFTs, XR & virtual worlds – alongside other key digital & technology developments that continue to drive the “Creator Economy”, such as streaming, OTT, influencer marketing, esports, games, podcasting, licensing, UCG & branded content. 

DEW includes 5 tracks and 75 speakers on topics essential to the future of video, music, brands, marketing, gaming, AR/VR, and AI, with keynotes and fireside chats from Vevo, UTA, WarnerMedia, Whip Media, Griffin Gaming Partners, and more. Speakers include: 

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Chris Akhavan, Chief Business Officer, Forte
  • Adam Arrigo, CEO and Co-Founder, Wave
  • Alexia Bedat, Associate, Klaris
  • Eric Bergner, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • ​​David Berkowitz, SVP, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Mediaocean
  • Ali Berman, Partner & Head of Digital Talent, United Talent Agency
  • David Bloom, Senior Contributor, Tubefilter
  • Susan Brazer, CEO & Founder, LionShare Media
  • Jordan Bromley, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
  • Ricky Ray Butler, CEO, BEN Group
  • Christina (Rood) Calio, Co-Founder, Popins
  • Raffaella Camera, Head of Brands & Advertisers Solutions, Epic Games Unreal Engine
  • Dawn Chmielewski, U.S. Entertainment Business Correspondent, Reuters; Author, Binge Times
  • Tatiana Cirisano, Music Industry Analyst & Consultant, MIDiA Research
  • Jeff Clanagan, CEO, Laugh at Loud
  • Tim Clark, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, NASCAR
  • Nicole Cleary, VP of Client Partnerships, G4
  • Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, Wild Card Creative Group; Managing Director, 3AM & Insights@Wild Card
  • Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Marketing & Programming, Vevo
  • Maureen Fan, CEO & Co-Founder, Baobab Studios
  • David Fink, Partner, Venable
  • Julian Franco, Senior Vice President, Product Management, HBO Max
  • ​​Natalie Gabathuler-Scully, SVP, Revenue & Distribution Operations, Vevo
  • Jamie Gutfreund, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Whalar
  • Carol Hanley, President, Whip Media
  • Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage
  • Howard Homonoff, Senior U.S. Media & Entertainment Industry Advisor, Grant Thornton
  • Natalie Jarvey, Entertainment Business Correspondent, Insider
  • Jennifer Kavanagh, SVP, Marketing & Media, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Joe Kessler, Global Head of UTA IQ, United Talent Agency
  • Jim King, CEO, Spoken Giants
  • Jesse Kirshbaum, Chief Marketing Officer, Dreamstage
  • Paul Kontonis, Chief Marketing Officer, Revry
  • Peter Letz, Agent, Digital Media & Gaming, Creative Artists Agency
  • Peter Levin, Managing Director, Griffin Gaming Partners
  • John Linden, CEO, Mythical Games
  • Holly Liu, Investor / Co-Founder, Kabam
  • Jim Louderback, GM & SVP, VidCon
  • Matt Lutz, Founder and CEO, Music Benefactors
  • Sarah Malkin, Head of Metaverse Media Programming, Meta
  • Brett Marks, Director, Business Development & Gaming/Immersive Media Lead, Columbia Records
  • Dermot McCormack, President, LiveONE
  • Mickey Meyer, President, Group Nine Studios
  • Jamil Moledina, CEO, Hexagram
  • David Morin, Industry Relations, Epic Games, Executive Director, Academy Software Foundation
  • Ryan Mullins, Founder & CEO, Aglet
  • Michelle Munson, CEO & Co-Founder, Eluvio
  • Josh Neuman, President, MELON
  • Will Page, Author, Tarzan Economics; Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics; Former Chief Economist, Spotify and PRS for Music
  • UnJu Paik, Head of Business Affairs, Wondery
  • Tony Parisi, Head of AR/VR Ads and eCommerce, Unity
  • Emily Powers, Head of BritBox North America, BritBox
  • Shannon Pruitt, Global Chief Content Officer, Stagwell Media Network
  • Jon Radoff, CEO, Beamable
  • Steve Raizes, SVP of Podcasts, ViacomCBS
  • Nanea Reeves, CEO & Co-Founder, TRIPP
  • Greg Riker, Head of Business Development, Americas, Metrological
  • Ty Roberts, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO, FanTracks
  • ​​Oren Rosenbaum, Partner & Head of Audio, United Talent Agency
  • Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, ViacomCBS
  • Doug Scott, Co-Founder, Subnation?
  • Greg Selkoe, CEO & Co-Founder, XSET
  • Pat Shah, Head of Content Acquisition & Development, Audible
  • Anya Shapina, Head of Performance, The Sandbox
  • Ned Sherman, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; Founder, Digital Media Wire
  • Anat Shperling, Co-Founder & CEO, Toya
  • Shahar Sorek, CMO, Overwolf
  • Matt Sorg, Leading Tech and Product – Gaming, Solana Labs
  • Bart Spriester, Vice President & General Manager of Content & Streaming Providers Suite, Comcast Technology Solutions
  • Paco Suro, GM Mass Pay, Tipalti
  • Andy Swanson, Head of Developer Relations, mod.io
  • Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media; Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech
  • Colin Thomson, CEO & Founder, Kast Media
  • Kevin Tran, Media Analyst, VIP/Variety
  • Natalia Vasilyeva, VP of Marketing, Anzu
  • Jon Vlassopulos, VP, Global Head of Music, Roblox
  • Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors
  • Amy Wigler, VP of Multiplatform Content & Marketing, PBS
  • Brad Wilson, Executive Vice President, Growth and Revenue, WarnerMedia  

View the full speaker list: https://www.dewexpo.com/2022-speakers 

The fast-growing five-day conference includes 5 tracks: Streaming + TV, Brands + Entertainment, Games + Esports, RightsTech, and Music + Podcasts. 

With sponsors and media partners including Vevo, Epic Games, Whip Media, Tipalti, Grant Thornton, Manatt, Eluvio, Comcast Technology Solutions, Metrological, GOAL Ventures, Signiant, HFA|Rumblefish, Anzu, Fusicology, Gary’s Guide, IGDA, Interactive Television Alliance, Parks Associates, Westside Digital Mix, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, Women in Technology International, CMO Asia, 80 Level, The Game Audio Network Guild, M2 Insights, and Streaming Video Alliance.  

For press registrations, please go to https://www.dewexpo.com/press-registration

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