LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - IDG World Expo and Digital Media Wire's third annual Digital Entertainment World (DEW) today announced it will feature a panel among the key executives behind Otter Media, the venture formed by The Chernin Group and AT&T to acquire, invest in and launch global over-the-top video services. The must-attend conference for entertainment, media and technology executives returns to the Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles Feb. 9-11, 2016, with this year's focus on "Visions of the Future of Entertainment and Technology."

A keynote group fireside chat will feature Otter Media's key executive team including The Chernin Group President Jesse Jacobs; Otter Media President Sarah Harden; George Strompolos, Founder & CEO of Fullscreen, a leading global youth media company; and Tom Pickett, CEO of Otter's OTT-focused company Ellation that encompasses subscription-based video services including Crunchyroll, a leading global subscription and ad-supported video platform for Japanese anime.

The group will be among an impressive lineup of keynoters including Kristin Patrick, Senior VP and Global CMO, Global Beverage Group, PEPSICO; Anthony Bates, President, GoPro; Kevin Mayer, Senior EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, The Walt Disney Company; Brett Bouttier, President, AwesomenessTV; and Leslie Berland, EVP, Global Advertising, Marketing & Digital Partnerships, American Express. For more information about each of the keynotes, please visit http://www.dewexpo.com/2016-speakers/.

"As the divide among various sectors of the digital entertainment business evaporates, it is essential to hear directly from some of the leading voices whose decisions today will dictate the future of these important sectors," said Ned Sherman, Digital Media Wire CEO and DEW Advisory Board Chair. "This year, we are securing top-level speakers faster than ever before, which I believe is a testament to the success we have had in building DEW into a central gathering spot for key executives from the intersection of entertainment, technology and media."

DEW includes more than 100 unique sessions and 200 speakers on topics essential to the future of video, television, movies, music, brands, gaming and digital apps. Among the featured presenters will be:

  • Scott Greenberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bento Box Entertainment
  • Stephanie Horbaczewski, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, StyleHaul
  • Ralf Jacob, Chief Revenue Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Ross Levinsohn, Board of Directors, Tribune, Millennial Media, ZEFR, DramaFever
  • Jennifer Prince, Director of Entertainment, Twitter
  • Ira Rubenstien, SVP and GM, PBS Digital
  • Mike Sepso, Senior Vice President, Activision Blizzard
  • Adrian Sexton, Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Beyond USA
  • Resh Sidhu, Creative Director, Framestore's VR Studio
  • Todd Steinman, Managing Partner, NBCUniversal Digital Lead, Maxus 
  • Tracy Wright, Director, Global Content Operations, Netflix

The fast-growing three-day conference includes five tracks: Video/TV/Movies; Brands/Advertising; Games/Interactive; Music/Rights; and Innovation/Startups/Tech. In a departure from previous years, the conference will start on the afternoon of February 9 with major keynote and View from the Top sessions, as well as an opening cocktail reception. On February 10 and 11, there will be two full days offering the entire range of sessions for all of the tracks.

To register, please go to http://www.dewexpo.com/registration/. For information on limited sponsorship opportunities, please contact Giovanni Stein at IDG World Expo. If you are interested in speaking at the event, please visit http://www.dewexpo.com/speaker-submission-form.

About Digital Entertainment World:

Digital Entertainment World is the must attend B2B event and marketplace for global media and technology executives to evaluate the digital media landscape. This three-day event brings together leading industry executives from video, music, games and publishing -- the entire digital content ecosystem. DEW is the place where content creators and owners, enabling technology providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers connect and create the infrastructure and technology partnerships necessary to monetize digital content. For more information, please visit www.DEWExpo.com.

DEW is a joint venture between IDG World Expo, an award-winning producer of tradeshows and events, and Digital Media Wire, a publisher and event producer with leading events including NY Media Festival, NY Games Conference, Future of Television, Digital Music Forum and LA Games Conference.

Contact Information:

Media Contacts:

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The Lippin Group
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Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group
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Matt Biscuiti
The Lippin Group