Saturday, 28th January 2012 from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PMTech
|Receive personalised advice on how to grow your digital business from successful creative entrepreneurs. Each mentor leads two one-to-many discussions with 7 participants during 30 minutes each. This is your chance to ask all your questions and get practical advice on the related topic. No need to book, just turn up! First-come, first-served.|
Founder and CEO, Sonicbids (USA)
Panos is the founder and CEO of Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, which he started in 2001. Before that, he was a talent agent for seven years, working as VP of the International Division at a boutique Boston-based agency that represents over 55 world-renowned musicians. Panos was born and raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1994 with a degree in Music Business. Panos has been recognized by several industry awards, including Fast Company’s "Fast 50" entrepreneurs, Berklee’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list and the Internet category winner for Mass High Tech’s All-Star Award.
CEO, Mobilium Global, Chairman, Emeritus and Founder, The Mobile Entertainment Forum (USA)
Ralph Simon predicted in 1997 that mobile phones would become the indispensable voice/social networking and music companion for consumers and their increasingly mobile lifestyles. A founder of the global mobile entertainment industry, he introduced ring tones into the Americas, Europe, UK, Australasia and Africa and became known as 'the Father of the Ring Tone'. Today, he advises companies, artists, telcos and individuals worldwide seeking to innovate using mobile as a platform for entertainment, music, social networking, health, education and mobile payments . He has received international recognition for his expertise and far-sighted contributions to the mobile industry since 2005, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading cross platform executives in the industry. Originally a record and publishing guy, he co-founded the Zomba music group and Jive Record label in the 70s. He is based in London & is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.
Co-Founder and CTO, Gracenote (USA)
Recognized as one of the inventors of enhanced CD technology and credited with producing the industry's first enhanced CDs, Roberts can be considered one of the fathers of modern digital entertainment. He joined Gracenote in November of 1998 and helped found the company after it acquired ION, a multimedia and music technology venture he founded in 1993. Roberts serves as Gracenote's chief technology strategist, providing technology direction and overseeing the creation of products and services that leverage the power of the Gracenote database to deliver information services.
President and CEO, emusic (USA)
Adam Klein is the CEO and President of eMusic, a unique music discovery-and-download destination. Adam brings more than 20 years of innovative thinking to eMusic with deep experience in digital media and strategic management. Klein has applied his expertise within the rapidly transforming media industry confronted by relentless advances in digital technology, consumer adoption and business model transitions. Over the decades he has helped both Fortune 500 and start-up companies drive sustainable competitive advantage and growth through constant innovation.