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Proliferation of multimedia-enabled mobile and personal devices now allows downloading, playback and streaming of movies, games, news, music/ring-tones, and, wallpaper/pictures. The entertainment media industry is experimenting rapidly with business models and advanced technologies to get revenue-generating content to the consumer.  Issues of importance include content ownership, content monetization, digital rights management, the creation of new markets such as short movies, limited duration games, movie advertisements, push-based news-clips, sports highlights, etc.  The entertainment and media industry in Hollywood has taken the plunge into the mobile content marketplace.   Even traditional internet companies have started to experiment with mobile content by extending their partnerships with content owners.  While multimedia technology is getting increasingly complex, consumers are demanding simplicity in ownership, usage and payment, which is starting to happen by way of Convergence. The technology side of convergence involves devices, networks, services and multimedia content (movies, TV, gaming, music). The business side of convergence involves business models, pricing simplicity, billing, payment, etc. On May 9, 2006, the WINMEC Mobile Entertainment Media forum brings together business and technology experts from Hollywood to discuss this hyper convergence (Convergence+) that is changing the very foundations of the Entertainment Media industry.

Current Speakers

Jay Balakrishnan
Matthew Bellows General Manager & VP Sales Floodgate Entertainment, LLC
Ramneek Bhasin CEO Mobio Networks, Inc.
Joseph Busch Executive Director MGM Domestic Television Sales
Steve Canepa IBM
Ted Casey Head of Mobile Music Verizon Wireless
John Dubrawski North American General Manager Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
Rajit Gadh Professor & Director UCLA - WINMEC
Chris Gebhardt VP/Marketing VOCE
Curtis Gibbs Senior resource Development Officer LA City
Matt Golden SVP Business Development and Co-Founder Tira Wireless
Jean-Charles Hourcade CTO Thomson, Inc.
Gigi Johnson President Maremel Media
Prashant Kantak
Fred Kitson Senior Vice President Motorola Labs
Anil Kripalani Senior VP Qualcomm
George Linardos Head of Branded Content & Aggregators Nokia
Ivan Lopez Director Business Development Disney Internet Group
Joseph Marks Managing Partner Smart Technology Ventures
Neil McGinness General Manager National Lampoon Mobile
Viroopax Mirji Consulting Director Amdocs
Kevin Marques Moo CEO Alpha Pup Digital Distribution
Alexander Pigeon Director, International Business Development Major League Baseball Advanced Media, LP
Ben Quinones Partner Pillsbury Winthrop LLP
Jay Samit Executive Vice President Sony Corporation of America
Bill Sanders Vice President, Programming Sony Pictures Television International
Rob Schonfeld Vice President Buena Vista Pay Television
Adam Sexton VP Marketing & Product Management Groove Mobile
Erik Smith Vice President, Business Development and Programming MobiTV
Joe Solimando CIO Disney Consumer Products
Braxton Woodham Chief Technology Officer InfoSpace Mobile
Mike Yuen Senior Director, Gaming Group QUALCOMM Incorporated

Speakers from Previous WINMEC Forums

John Batter
VP and GM
Electronic Arts Mobile
Joseph Busch
Executive Director
MGM Domestic Television Sales
Steve Canepa
VP, Global Media & Ent. Industry
Trip Hawkins
Founder and CEO
Digital Chocolate
Ross Levinsohn
FOXSports Interactive Media
Ivan Lopez
Director of Licencing
Sony Pictures
Anil Kripalani
Senior VP
QUALCOMM Incorporated

Lucy Hood
Senior VP, Content & Marketing
News Corp.

Ken Goldstein
EVP and Managing Director,
Disney Internet Group
Arturo Pizano
Head,Multimedia & Video Tech.
Matt Edelman
Publishing Mforma

Douglass Britt
V.P. Operations & Bus. Dev.
American Greetings Corp.


Mobile Gaming
Mobile Television
Streaming News and Newsclips
Ring Tones and Wallpaper
Advertisement and coupons

Digital and Mobile Cinema
Digital Rights Management, solutions and standards
Mobile content licensing
Broadband on Wi-Fi
Multimedia content distribution in the wireless home
Business models, technologies and success stories
Content partnerships with Hollywood Studios

See our previous forum on the theme of Convergence: - Mobile Entertainment Media Forum 2005

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