OTT.X Summit



2024 OTT.X Summit to be Held September 25-26, 2024
Information provided below currently reflects 2023 Summit.

The OTT.X Summit is for companies engaged in distribution of entertainment content to the consumer through TVOD, SVOD, AVOD & FAST. Leaders of OTT channels and networks, digital retailers, MVPDs, platforms, content providers, and service and technology providers will gather for both a buyer-seller market and an exchange of knowledge and thought leadership.

Activities will include two days of conference programming and workshops/breakouts featuring presentations, panels, & research insights, exhibitor booths and tabletops, one-on-one pre-scheduled business meetings, the Heroes of OTT.X Award ceremony, networking breakfasts, lunches, and Industry Cocktail Parties.



TOPICS OF INTEREST


How Does FAST Become the New Cable TV?


AI and Opportunities for OTT Streaming


Theatres and Streaming Working Together to Serve the Consumer


Monetizing Content Across Distribution Models


Balancing Content Depth With Ease of Discovery


Reaching the Consumer Outside of the Home


Much more!

2023 SPEAKERS

Lynnwood Bibbens

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Reach TV

Jackie Brenneman

President
The Cinema Foundation

Paul Colichman

CEO
Here Media

Dennis Dortch

Co-Founder & CEO
Black & Sexy TV

Cameron Douglas

OTT.X Chairman
SVP, OTT/Streaming
Fandango

Laura Florence

SVP Global FAST Channels
Freemantle

Tomas Gennari

CEO
BB Media

Philippe Guelton

President
Crackle Plus

Carol Hanley

CEO
Whip Media

Craig Heiting

Head of Corporate Strategy
Wurl

Stephen L Hodge

CEO
OTTera

Tony Huidor

Chief Operating Officer
Cineverse

Richard Hull

TelevisaUnivision

Larry Johnson

Global Senior Director, Telco, Media & Entertainment
Oracle

Srini Ka

Co-Founder
Amagi

Yolanda Macias

Chief Content Officer
Cineverse

Laura Martin

Managing Director, Senior Internet & Media Analyst
Needham & Company

Michael Pachter

Managing Director
Wedbush Securities




2023 SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE
PROGRAM

FAST
TRACK

ADVERTISING
TRACK

CONTENT
TRACK

SOLUTIONS
TRACK

MISC.
TRACK

DAY 1 | AUGUST 30TH



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110:00 AM | Opening Remarks
 

Opening Remarks

Speakers
Cameron Douglas, OTT.X Chairman, VP, Home Entertainment, Fandango
Mark Fisher, President & CEO, OTT.X

210:15 AM | Keynote Panel | Industry Analysis
 

Keynote Panel | Industry Analysis

Moderator
David Bloom, Senior Contributor, Forbes

Panelists
Colin Dixon, Founder & Chief Analyst,  nScreenMedia
Laura Martin, Managing Director, Senior Internet & Media Analyst, Needham & Company
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Wedbush Securities
Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors

311:15 AM | A Conversation with Wurl and TriCoast Worldwide

A Conversation with Wurl and TriCoast Worldwide

Speakers
Craig Heiting, Head of Corporate Strategy, Wurl
Marcy Levitas Hamilton, CEO, TriCoast Worldwide

411:30 AM | Panel | How Does FAST Become the New Cable TV?
 

Panel | How Does FAST Become the New Cable TV?

Moderator
Kirby Grines, CEO, 43Twenty

Panelists
Philippe Guelton, President, Crackle Plus
Carol Hanley, CEO, Whip Media
Srini Ka, Co-Founder, Amagi
Stuart McLean, CEO, FAST Studios
Erick Opeka, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Cineverse

512:15 PM | Special Recognition | OTT.X Members

Special Recognition | OTT.X Members

Speaker
Mark Fisher, President & CEO, OTT.X

612:30 PM | Presentation | Creator-Driven TV

Presentation Sabio Inc.

Speakers
Charlie Ibarra, Director of Content Strategy and Partnerships, SabioTV
Joe Ochoa, VP of Original Content, SabioTV

712:45 PM | Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

82:00 PM | FAST TRACK

FAST Track

2:00 PM | Panel | Platform Content Strategies

Moderator
Kirby Grines, CEO, 43Twenty

Panelists
Brian Hirsch, Head of FAST Channels Business Development & Partnerships, Advisor , KDMG


3:00 PM | Panel | Marketing and Improving Placement

Moderator
Kirby Grines, CEO, 43Twenty

Panelists
Dean Cates, Senior Vice President Business Development, The Africa Channel
Marc Rashba, Executive Vice President, Partnerships, Cineverse
Matthew Singerman, President, KFA Consulting
Steven Tripsas, VP of Architecture, Backlight Streaming

Presented By:

92:00 PM | Advertising Track

Advertising Track

2:00 PM | Panel | Advanced Advertising Formats

Moderator
Adam Bergman, Group VP, Advertising & Data Sales, VIZIO

Panelists
Rahil Berani, VP, CTV Strategy, TripleLift
Dan Kelly, Vice President, BrightLine
Chloe Morawski, Head of Agency & Brand Partnerships, Origin
Omar Tawakol, CEO, Rembrand


3:00 PM | Panel | What Tech Do You Really Need?

Moderator
TBA

Panelists
Jordan Warkol, VP, Business Development, OTTera
Aziz R, CEO, Sabio Holdings
Jason Schaeffer, Senior Vice President, Ads Plus, Amagi
Mike Woods, CEO, OrkaTV

102:00 PM | Content Track

Content Track

2:00 PM | Panel | Releasing Indie Content

Moderator
Bill Sondheim, President & CEO, Greenfield Media

Panelists
Stuart Alson, President, ITN Distribution
Kenneth Campo, Managing Partner, Total Content Digital
Strath Hamilton, CEO, TriCoast Worldwide
Kyle Kaczmarek, Co-Founder & CEO, KDMG
Lise Romanoff, Owner & CEO, Vision Films


3:00 PM | Panel | Original Content for OTT

Moderator
Quincy Newell, CEO, TwentyOne14 Media

Panelists
Paul Colichman, CEO, Here Media
Dennis Dortch, Co-Founder & CEO, Black & Sexy TV
Stuart McLean, CEO, FAST Studios
Steve Saltman, Head of Domestic Sales, Electric Entertainment

112:00 PM | Solutions Track

Solutions Track

2:00 PM | Succeeding in Ad-Supported Business – An Inside Track

Executives from leading ad-tech companies provide a voice from the frontlines about what’s working and what’s not in ad-supported video. These leaders have been at the heart of the boom in FAST and AVOD and will share their experience to help guide new and mature businesses in navigating the confusing and often treacherous path to launch, manage and grow a business in ad-based streaming.

Moderator
Jeremy Justice, Vice President, Product Management, Gracenote

Panelists
Jana Hartz, Vice President, Demand Partnerships, Amagi
Simon Wong, EVP, Sabio / Vidillion
Jordan Warkol, VP, Business Development, OTTera


3:00 PM | Leveraging Data and Information to Thrive Amidst the Shifting Sands of Streaming

Bill Gates wrote “How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.” Nowhere is that truer than in the world of OTT streaming where technology, viewer’s preferences, competition, organizational leverage, and market economics are constantly shifting. With so many variables at play it’s vital for streamers to make use of the right data at the right time gain any advantage they can. This discussion will include, case studies, success stories and lessons learned to help OTT organizations navigate the turbulent seas of streaming by leveraging relevant, timely data and information.

Moderator
Cameron Douglas, SVP, OTT/Streaming, Fandango

Panelists
Jason Kassin, CEO, FilmTrack
Mark Moeder, CEO, SymphonyAI
Michael Sid, Chief Strategy Officer, Whip Media

Presented By:

124:00 PM | Panel | AI and Opportunities for OTT Streaming
 

Panel | AI and Opportunities for OTT Streaming

Moderator
Richard Hull, TelevisaUnivision

Panelists
Rick Allen, CEO, ViewLift
Garrett Goodman, VP, Sales, Papercuo
Larry Johnson, Strategic Advisor, Liveplex
Mark Moeder, CEO, Symphony MediaAI
Josh Pine, Chief Revenue Officer, XL8.ai

134:45 PM | Deploy Cutting Edge Technology to Expand Entertainment Advertising

Presentation Ryff

Speaker
Garry Edwards, Chief Strategy Officer, Ryff

145:00 PM | Research Roundup

Research Roundup

Comscore
Following viewership trends through the lens of News consumption
Lisa Casparian, Manager, Account Management, Comscore

Parrot Analytics
Latest Trends in the Global Streaming Landscape
Jaime Otero, VP, Partnerships, Parrot Analytics

Vorhaus Advisors
Digital Strategy Study
Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors

nScreenMedia
Latest Trends in the Global Streaming Landscape
Colin DIxon, Founder & Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia

156:00 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception Presented by Fandango

Networking Cocktail Reception

   

Presented By:

DAY 2 | AUGUST 31ST



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110:00 AM | Opening Remarks
 

Opening Remarks

Speakers
Mark Fisher, President & CEO, OTT.X
Erick Opeka, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Cineverse

210:15 AM | Presentation | Data Transparency: Executive Q&A

Presentation | Data Transparency: Executive Q&A

Speakers
Mark Moeder, CEO, SymphonyAI
Steve Apple, Executive Vice president, Sales, OTT.X

 
310:30 AM | Keynote Conversation | Theatres and Streaming Working Together to Serve the Consumer

Keynote Conversation | Theatres and Streaming Working Together to Serve the Consumer

Speaker
David Herrin, Founder, The Quorum

Interviewed By: Scott Mendelson, Film Reporter, The Wrap

411:00 AM | Panel | Utilizing Short-Form video in FAST

Utilizing Short-Form video in FAST

Moderator
Johnny O'Neill, Director of Customer Success, VideoElephant

Panelists
Andrew Jacobson,, President, Navio Networks
Damian Pelliccione,, Co-Founder & CEO, Revry TV
Chris Yates,, Chief Commercial Officer, Mansa

511:15 AM | Panel | Monetizing Content Across Distribution Models

Panel | Monetizing Content Across Distribution Models

Moderator
Thomas K. Arnold, Publisher and Editorial Director, Media Play News

Panelists
Michele Edelman, Head of Growth, Premiere Digital Services
Stephen L Hodge, CEO, OTTera
Yolanda Macias, Chief Content Officer, Cineverse
Richard Wolff, CEO, Breaking Glass Pictures

612:00 PM | Presentation | Driving FAST Engagement.

Presentation | Driving FAST Engagement.

Speaker
Angel Merced, VP Global Metadata Operations and Business Development, Xperi

 
712:15 PM | OTT.X Trivia Challenge

OTT.X Trivia Challenge

812:25 PM | Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

91:30 PM | FAST TRACK

FAST Track

1:30 PM | Panel | Programming Best Practices

Moderator
Kirby Grines, CEO, 43Twenty

Panelists
Jonathon Barbato, Co-CEO, BestEverChannels
David Di Lorenzo, SVP Kids & Family, Future Today
Jill Goldfarb, Senior VP, Streaming, Trusted Media Brands


2:30 PM | Panel | Balancing Content Depth With Ease of Discovery

Moderator
Kirby Grines, CEO, 43Twenty

Panelists
Bill Condon, Vice President of Enterprise Sales & Partnerships, Xumo
Melody Fowler, Associate Director, Content Acquisitions, VIZIO
Craig Heiting, Head of Corporate Strategy, Wurl
Scott Olechowski, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Presented By:

101:30 PM | Advertising Track

Advertising Track

1:30 PM | Panel | Moving the Ad Spend from Cable to FAST

Moderator
Craig Heiting, Head of Corporate Strategy, Wurl

Panelists
Jennifer D'Alessandro, Head of Ad Sales and Marketing, Future Today
Matt Montemayor, SVP of Sales & Partner, Canela Media
Darren Olive, President, National Advertising Sales & Strategy, Crackle Connex

111:30 PM | Content Track

Content Track

1:30 PM | Panel | What Will FAST Content Look Like in the Future

Moderator
Bill Sondheim, President & CEO, Greenfield Media

Panelists
Bryan Crocker, COO, Multicom Entertainment Group
Michael Maponga, CEO, AfroLand TV
Gene Pao, EVP, Strategy and Digital, Shout! Factory

121:30 PM | Solutions Track

Solutions Track

1:30 PM | Optimizing OTT Streaming Technologies to Manage Costs, and Optimize Return

The promise of delivering content via OTT streaming channels and platforms is enticing for many distributors; the world is clearly in the midst of a technology revolution, and no one wants to be left behind. At the same time, the business, technical, and operational options for getting started or growing a streaming business can be confusing and often overwhelming; pitfalls abound that can quickly tap resources without meaningful results. This discussion amongst end-to-end streaming providers, shines a light on the technologies, processes, and tactical truths facing streaming businesses when leveraging OTT to distribute content to help maximize efficiencies when leveraging OTT technologies.

Moderator
Kenesha Luney, Sr. Director, Digital Operations, Digital Distribution, NBCUniversal


Panelists
Phil Abbenante, Sr. Account Director-Advanced Solutions Consultant, Lumen
Tony Huidor, Chief Operations Officer, Cineverse
James Miller, Vice President Operations, Frequency


2:30 PM | Expanding Market Opportunities and Increasing Viewer Engagement with Dubs and Subs

Viewers are increasingly watching content with subtitles on. According to one study, as many as 80% of respondents 18-25 say they watch TV (on any device) with subtitles on "some or most of the time." At the same time, making content available for viewers and multiple languages optimizes the return on popular titles and increases the potential return for a catalog of content. This session amongst leaders from top subtitle and dubbing companies provides insights about how, where and why content distributors can optimize their inventory and minimize costs by making smart decisions about including subtitles and dubs with their content.

Moderator
Doug Higgins, SVP, WW Dubbing & Audio, Pixelogic Media

Panelists
Garrett Goodman, VP, Sales, Papercup
Josh Miller, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, 3Play Media
Josh Pine, Chief Revenue Officer, XL8.ai

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132:30 PM | MISC Track

MISC Track

2:30 PM | Reaching Women with OTT Programming and Marketing

Presented by the OTT.X Women in OTT Affinity Group. When audiences can see themselves reflected in entertainment, deeper engagement with the programming and more affinity for the platform can result. In this session, an esteemed line-up of women in OTT will talk about how they program and/or market to women and how this differs from content focused on reaching other genders.

Moderator
Yolanda Macias, Chief Content Officer, Cineverse

Speakers
Halleh Kianfar, Vice President, Product Management, Gracenote
Lise Romanoff, Owner & CEO, Vision Films
Paige Sherman, Director, Digital Video Programming, Shout! Studios


2:30 PM | Panel | Reaching the Consumer Outside of the Home 

Moderator
Michele Edelman, Head of Growth, Premiere Digital Services

Panelists
Lynnwood Bibbens, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Reach TV
Darren Olive, President, National Advertising Sales & Strategy, Crackle Connex

143:30 PM | Roundtable | Building Stronger Independent Streaming Services for the Long Haul

Roundtable | Building Stronger Independent Streaming Services for the Long Haul

Moderator
David Bloom, Senior Contributor, Forbes

Panelists
Evan Bregman, General Manager, Streaming, Tastemade
Jill Goldfarb, Senior VP, Streaming, Trusted Media Brands
Damian Pelliccione, Co-Founder & CEO, Revry TV

154:15 PM | Research Roundup

Research Roundup

BB Media
Tomas Gennari, CEO, BB Media

Pepperdine University
Nelson Granados, Academic Director, Executive Doctorate in Business Administration, Pepperdine University

Screen Engine/ASI
Mark Orne, EVP, Cross Platform Group, Screen Engine/ASI




SPONSORS



If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s OTT.X Fall Summit, click here or email Steve Apple at sapple@ottx.org.




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The OTT.X Summit is FREE for all OTT.X Members. CLICK HERE or contact Jose Rodriguez (jrodriguez@ottx.org) to learn how to register for FREE.

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MORE INFO

VENUE & NOTES

VENUE

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

COVID Protocols
- Show proof of full vaccination (ages 12+)*
- Wear an N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical mask while indoors (ages 2+)
- Masks will not be required in OTT.X Summit event spaces






HOTEL

Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks

15433 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, California 91403

The hotel is adjacent to the intersection of I-405 (San Diego Freeway) and Highway 101 (Hollywood Freeway). Near the Sherman Oaks Galleria, at the corner of Ventura & Sepulveda Blvd., directly on Ventura Blvd., the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

Price: $229 per night

NOTES

OTT.X SUMMIT IS FREE FOR ALL OTT.X MEMBERS
Contact jrodriguez@ottx.org to learn how to receive free admission to the summit.
OTT.X members must register with their member company email address for free admission
In Person Registration grants you access to the livestream for the 2023 OTT.X Summit.
Purchase of Livestream does not grant in-person access to the 2023 OTT.X Summit
Non Member Early Bird Rate $350.00 | Expires July 21st, 2023
Non Member General Admission Rate $500.00
Non Member Virtual Only Early Bird Rate$250.00
Non Member Virtual Only Regular Rate$350.00

WHAT TO EXPECT



Activities will include two days of conference programming and workshops/breakouts, exhibitor booths and tabletops, one-on-one pre-scheduled business meetings, networking breakfasts, lunches and Industry Cocktail Parties.



PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS



The OTT.X Fall Summit encompasses the entire OTT industry as such we will have leading organizations from all sectors of OTT in attendance. 2022 OTT.X Summit participants included:




HOW TO GET INVOLVED



Registration for the 2023 OTT.X Summit is Open!

For sponsorship inquiries, either click here or email Steve Apple at sapple@ottx.org

NOTES:
- Employees of OTT.X member companies receive FREE admission to the Summit
- Contact jrodriguez@ottx.org to learn how to receive free admission to the summit.
- OTT.X members must register with their member company email address
- In Person Registration grants you access to the livestream for the 2023 OTT.X Summit.
- Purchase of Livestream does not grant in-person access to the 2023 OTT.X Summit
- Non Member Early Bird Rate $350.00 | Expires July 21st, 2023
- Non Member General Admission Rate $500.00



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