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Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 2, 2018 in New York City  REGISTER NOW!

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

REGISTER NOW!

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 2, 2018 in New York City
REGISTER NOW!

Alex Ramsey
Alex Ramsey

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Ramsey has developed and produced over 30 original podcasts with Forever Dog, including Las Culturistas, Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, Turner Masters Memory Hospital, and A Woman's Smile.

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Amy Emmerich
Amy Emmerich
Chief Content Officer, Refinery29

Session: Producing in a Disruptive World
Amy Emmerich is the Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, the leading digital media & entertainment company for women with an audience footprint of over 425 million across all platforms.

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Bernadine Han
Bernadine Han
Group Vice President, Political Content & Development, Spectrum News

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Bernadine Han is Group Vice President, Political Content & Development for Spectrum Networks, a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications.

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Chase Mastin
Chas Mastin
Sr Director, Engineering, fuboTV

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Chas Mastin is a senior technologist who has experience in all aspects of building, maintaining, and improving large-scale software projects since the dawn of the www. Chas has been CTO of streaming companies, headed machine learning initiatives, and run research and development innovation groups.

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Cheryl Wills
Cheryl Wills
Anchor, Spectrum News

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Cheryl Wills is an Emmy Award-winning veteran anchor for Spectrum News NY1. She joined the cable network during its launch in 1992. She is the host of the public affairs talk show “In Focus with Cheryl Wills” and the primetime anchor of the “NY1 Live At Ten,” airing weeknights.

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Chris Sarro
Chris Sarro
SVP, Account Management
eMarketer

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Chris is a dynamic team leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a history of success in rapidly changing environments. With more than 10 years of experience, he is an expert in working with startups of varying sizes and maturation stages.

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Christine Lubrano
Christine Lubrano
Senior Vice President, Original Programming, IFC

Pitch Perfect Jury Member
As IFC’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Christine Lubrano is responsible for the development and production of IFC’s growing slate of scripted comedy series.

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Clayton Banks
Clayton Banks
Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem

Session: Blazing Trails, Telling Tales: Career Perspectives from Two Business Mavericks
Through providing infrastructure and tech expertise, Silicon Harlem strives to transform communities into innovation and technology hubs. Under Clayton’s leadership, Silicon Harlem has focused on building smart city corridors throughout Upper Manhattan and Harlem, collaborating with stakeholders to provide affordable broadband to all citizens.

Craig Parks
Craig Parks
Entertainment and Media Executive

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Pitch Perfect: ODI Edition Jury Member

Craig Parks, entertainment and digital media executive, was most recently the VP of Programming, Editorial, and Operations for Watchable, Comcast’s over-the-top video platform dedicated to the best digital shows and brands.

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Daphne Kwon
Daphne Kwon
President & COO: betaworks Studios

Session: Blazing Trails, Telling Tales: Career Perspectives from Two Business Mavericks
Prior to helping launch betaworks Studios in 2017, Daphne was already a three-time founder and CEO. She has shepherded seed-stage companies including Oxygen Media ($1 bil acquisition by NBC/Universal); goop (celebrity lifestyle site); and her own VC-backed ad tech company, gen.video.

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Dylan Malburg
Dylan Malburg
Insights Associate: Miner & Co. Studio

Co-Moderator, Welcome to the Industry
Dylan is passionate about all things TV and media. He believes that digging deeper into consumer insights will guide the media industry into a new era, and is excited to be a part of the changing landscape. Dylan joins Miner & Co. Studio having recently graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Business and B.F.A. in Film & Television.

Emory Walton
Emory Walton
Vice President, Distribution, A&E Networks

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Emory Walton is Vice President, Distribution at A+E Networks. Walton has been with A+E for over 15 years, starting his career as an Assistant in Affiliate Sales and then advancing to Account Representative followed by Account Manager and Account Director.

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Empress S. Varnado
Empress S. Varnado
Co-Founder/ Lead Producer, Black Brown and Digital

Session: BYOBBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch)
Empress S. Varnado is a digital content strategist and producer whose obsession with indie media, pop-culture, youth development, and coalition building, drives her to curate media and experiences that educate, entertain, and empower the masses.

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evan shapiro
Evan Shapiro
Co-Chair, One Day Immersion
eshapTV

Sessions: Producing in a Disruptive World and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Evan Shapiro (creator/producer) Founded Seeso, created Pivot TV and served as President of IFC and Sundance Channels. He has executive produced or created TV and film such as Night Train,

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Evin Floyd Robinson
Evin Floyd Robinson
Co-Founder
New York On Tech

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Evin Floyd Robinson is one of the Co-Founders of New York On Tech (NYOT), an organization preparing the next generation of technology leaders. NYOT's work has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, Forbes, TechCrunch, BET, PBS, Black Enterprise, Univision and others leading publications.

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Fran Tirado
Fran Tirado
Co-Host, Food 4 Thot

Session: Producing in a Disruptive World
Fran is co-host of the podcasts Food 4 Thot with Forever Dog and Queerly Beloved with VICE, Executive Editor of Hello Mr, and co-creator of the queer artist collective and event series Communion.

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Jana Henthorn
Jana Henthorn
President and CEO, The Cable Center

Session Moderator: Blazing Trails, Telling Tales: Career Perspectives from Two Business Mavericks
Industry veteran Jana L. Henthorn took the helm of The Cable Center as President and CEO on January 1, 2016. She has been part of The Center’s leadership team since 2004.

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Jessica Santana
Jessica Santana
Co-Founder, New York On Tech

Session Moderator: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Jessica Santana is one of the co-founders of New York On Tech (NYOT), a nonprofit organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City.

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Joe Cilio
Joe Cilio

Session: Producing in a Disruptive World
Forever Dog, with studios in New York and Los Angeles and over 30 weekly podcasts, has quickly emerged as the go-to podcasting destination for ambitious comedy and innovative talent.

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Judy McGrath
Judy McGrath
Co-Founder and President, Astronauts Wanted

Session: A Conversation With, Judy McGrath, former MTV Networks Chair and CEO, founder and CEO of Astronauts Wanted, Amazon Board Member
Judy McGrath is a veteran of MTVNetworks, a division of Viacom, where she oversaw the management and global operations of the company's multiplatform portfolio of brands. As one of the original launch team members for MTV,

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Entertainment and Media Executive

Michael Smith was most recently with Scripps Networks since 1998 and worked company wide to develop new lifestyle digital video business opportunities that helped Scripps Networks expand its reach to new audiences via over-the-top (OTT) and direct-to-consumer distribution models.

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Michelle Strong
Michelle Strong
Senior Vice President, Distribution, A+E Networks

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Michelle Strong is Senior Vice President, Distribution for A+E Networks. In this role Michelle, along with her distribution sales team, is responsible for securing long-term distribution and revenue growth for A+E Networks with traditional MVPDs and new OTT entrants.

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Natalie Walker
Natalie Walker
Seller Solutions and Program Manager, Vimeo OTT

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Natalie Walker is a Seller Solutions and Program Manager for Vimeo OTT where she works to onboard video content creators and distributors, empowering them to develop profitable web and branded app subscription products.

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Neala Gollomp
Neala Gollomp
Director of Product Management, Comcast Cable

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Neala Gollomp is a Director of Product Management at Comcast Cable. In this capacity, she runs product for the X1 Voice, which includes driving device development, user experience and AI.

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Neil Braun
Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business
Pace University

Think Like A Disrupter
Neil Braun is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. He has been President of the NBC Television Network, and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. He has also been an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer and a corporate attorney. Dean Braun serves on the board of directors of IMAX

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Nick Borenstein
Nick Borenstein
Director of Development, First Look Media

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Nick Borenstein is Director of Development for First Look Media, the new media studio behind critically acclaimed films Spotlight and CitizenFour from Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of premium scripted, non-fiction and digital series under the companies newly formed First Look Productions banner.

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Peter Brooks
Peter Brooks
Vice President of Marketing
VM Groupe

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Peter works with brands to help them build consumer growth marketing practices within their organization.

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Porsche McCoy
Porsche McCoy
Manager of Trade Marketing & Events
Food Network and Cooking Channel

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Porsche has always enjoyed sharing her professional knowledge with others. She is a member of the Program Committee for NAMIC New York City Chapter. NAMIC, also known as National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, is a non-profit that educates and advocates for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

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Rachelle Harris
Rachelle Harris
Product Marketing Lead
Spectrum Reach

Session: Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch
IAB Certified Digital Marketer with over 16 years of agency/brand knowledge & an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications with experience in the media, entertainment, financial, health care and nonprofit industries (B2B & B2C).

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Rahsaan Harris
Rahsaan Harris
President and CEO
Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF). Founded in 1989, EBF connects promising students of color to internships, advocates for best practices in hiring, retention, and advancement in the media & technology industries.

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Rahul Sabnis
Rahul Sabnis
EVP, Executive Creative Director, iHeartMedia

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Rahul Sabnis is the Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director of iHeartMedia, Inc. In his role, Rahul is tasked with inspiring creativity to every aspect of the company, helping brands connect with the vast portfolio of assets iHeartMedia has to offer.

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Rebecca Paoletti
Rebecca Paoletti
CEO, Co-Founder, Cake Works

Pitch Perfect Jury Member
Rebecca Paoletti is an industry-leading expert in digital video strategy and monetization with 17 years’ experience in digital media.

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Robert Miner
Robert Miner
President: Miner & Co. Studio

Welcome to the Industry, moderator, Ask Me Anything
At Miner & Co. Studio, Robert leads a team of  strategic research, marketing and brand consultants with a proven track record in guiding brand positioning, brand experience, marketing communications, new product development, digital content development and TV programs and concepts.

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Samantha Bloom
Samantha Bloom
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Social Media, Oxygen Media

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Samantha Bloom is Senior Vice President, Marketing & Social Media for Oxygen Media, overseeing strategic development and execution of network marketing efforts to drive brand awareness, ratings and multiplatform engagement.

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Sandra Baez
Sandra Baez
Vice President of Revenue Operations and Advertising Product
Univision

Session: Women You Should Know
Sandra Baez is a 20-year veteran digital advertising leader with experience creating leading-edge monetization strategies for content publishers. She is currently Vice President of Revenue Operations and Advertising Product at Univision.

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Sandra Garcia Lowery
Sandra Garcia Lowery
Manager of Marketing Solutions, Clear Channel Outdoor

Session: BYOBBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch)
Sandra is a Sales and Marketing professional with 10 years of industry experience, during 4 of which she managed her own event planning agency simultaneously. Today, she is a Manager of Marketing Solutions at Clear Channel Outdoor where she is responsible for developing marketing strategies and compelling sales stories for clients.

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Sasha Ariel Alston
Sasha Ariel Alston
Author and Speaker

Session: Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Sasha Ariel Alston, known as the STEM Queen is the author of the children’s book "Sasha Savvy Loves to Code". From Washington, DC, she is a college student majoring in Information Systems with a minor in Marketing at Pace University, Lubin School of Business in New York.

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Sean Gupta
Sean Gupta
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
BET Networks

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Sean is responsible for programming and network level strategy and growth initiatives that involve researching, analyzing and building strategic recommendations on everything from program launches, growth areas, to delivery of content on multiple platforms.

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Tasha Ross
Tasha Ross
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition – Campus to Career
Viacom

Session: Professional Presence Workshop, presented by NAMIC New York, (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications
Ms. Ross is an experienced talent acquisition manager, career services professional and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, specializing in sourcing and recruiting diverse intern and early career talent, internship and post-graduate program management and career counseling.

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Victoria Coker
Victoria Coker
Founder, ColoredContent

Session: BYOBBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch)
Victoria Coker is an entrepreneur and creator. She graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s in communication arts. Ms. Coker has more than ten years of design and marketing experience and has worked for organizations such as Carnegie Hall, Bric Arts Media, and Oxford University Press.

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zenita henderson
Zenita Henderson
Director, Marketing Operations & Business Development:
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE/ISBE)

Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Zenita has a passion for technology and has close to thirty years in the telecommunications industry starting with Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS and now Society Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

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