9:45 a.m.         OPENING REMARKS
Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News


10:00 a.m.       OPENING KEYNOTE: The State of the Multiplatform TV Business
Begin the day with a candid interview with this leading TV executive as he shares his perspective of the current state and future of the business of TV in a multiplatform environment.

Guest:  Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks Inc.

Interviewer: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News


10:30 a.m.       PANEL 1: Distribution Technology—The Future of Video Platforms and Content Delivery
We’ll discuss the solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing and distributing video in this conversation covering all aspects of content transport. Panelists will address the video streaming workflow and how to maximize video quality and keep streams consistent across varying networks.


  • Todd Barkes, Vice President Adverting Operations, YANGAROO
  • Gianluca Ferremi, Vice President, Business Development, Motive Television
  • Moore Macauley, Director, Product Line Management, Converged Video Platforms, Harmonic Inc.
  • Barry Tishgart, Vice President, Comcast Wholesale
  • John Vartanian, Chief Technology Officer, iN DEMAND

Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Technology Editor, Multichannel News


11:15 a.m.       MORNING BREAK


11:30 a.m.       PANEL 2: Consumer Experience
Who’s the valuable consumer in a multiplatform TV environment? Is it a household or an individual viewer? As consumers increase their use of personal mobile viewing, they begin to adopt habits that are individualized. How are personalized viewing trends affecting the pay TV and video business as we have known it?


  • Chip Canter, SVP, TV Product Development and Strategy, NBCUniversal Digital Distribution
  • Kelly Day, Chief Digital Officer, AwesomenessTV
  • Bill Dodd, Chairman and CEO, DIRECPATH
  • Barry Myers, Chief Executive Officer, AccuWeather
  • Wared Seger, Chief Executive Officer, Parrot Analytics

Moderator: Glen L. Friedman, President and Founder, Ideas & Solutions! Inc.


12:15 p.m.       SPORTS KEYNOTE: The Dual Relationship with Fans and Sponsors

Guest: Will Funk, SVP, Sponsorship Integration and Business Development, Turner Sports Ad Sales

Interviewer: Dade Hayes, Executive Editor, Broadcasting & Cable




1:15 p.m.         LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE: Investment
Attendees are invited to bring their lunch from the buffet back into the session room and enjoy listening to this leading investment analyst share her thoughts on where the industry is moving in the coming months. This conversation will address how multiplatform TV is changing business models and redefining the existing pay TV and broadcast industries.

Guest: Jessica Reif Cohen, Senior Media and Entertainment Analyst , BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Interviewer: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News


1:45 p.m.         ADVERTISING KEYNOTE: The “TV is Everywhere” Approach 

A leading advertising executive responsible for her agency’s “TV is Everywhere” strategy for approaching media planning and placement will share thoughts on the best practices for driving ad revenues across platforms and the challenges of measurement and justification.

Guest: Jackie Kulesza, SVP, Group Director, Video, Starcom USA

Interviewer: Melissa Grego, Editor In Chief, Broadcasting & Cable


2:15 p.m.         PANEL 3: Interactive Advertising

Advertising executives—from creative to agencies to ad sales—will share a collective set of views for the changing environment and predict where the next 12 months will lead.


  • James J. Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems
  • John Boland, VP of Advertising Market Development, ARRIS
  • DJ Cavanaugh, CEO, Matrix Solutions
  • Pete Moran, Chief Revenue Officer, eMediaTRADE
  • Catherine Warburton, Chief Investment Officer, Assembly

Moderator: Jon Lafayette, Business Editor, Broadcasting & Cable


3:00 p.m.         AFTERNOON BREAK


3:15 p.m.         PANEL 4: Content—Breaking with Traditions in Programming

This panel will explore how programmers are breaking traditions in the introduction of new, repurposed or syndicated content. Examples will be shared of how programming is being produced or repurposed specifically for multiple platform distribution.


  • Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager – Entertainment, News & Sports, CBS Interactive
  • Richard Kosinski, President, Unruly
  • Nora Ryan, Chief of Staff, EPIX
  • Dan Suratt, Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Business Development, A+E Networks

Moderator: Barbara Bellafiore, President, Bell Communications


4:00 p.m.         CLOSING KEYNOTE: How Multiplatform TV is Transitioning Content & Careers
This closing interview with a leading executive at one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing cable TV providers will delve into two areas that are most critical to the next few years of the television business—content and careers. The discussion will address shifting content and business models toward a fully integrated multiplatform environment and how this shift is affecting career opportunities.

Guest: Italia Commisso Weinand, Executive Vice President, Programming & Human Resources, Mediacom Communications Corp.

Interviewer: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News




4:45 p.m.         SUMMIT CONCLUDES

*Subject to change