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--Deadline Is Midnight Tonight!
 
 
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 12th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television is midnight tonight, Friday May 22nd. The Awards will be presented at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 (June 23rd-24th in San Francisco--buy your tickets here!  View the list of speakers below). 
 
The Awards recognize excellence in nine categories: 
  • "Most Significant Impact": the company or organization that has had the most significant impact on the industry as a whole over the past year (i.e. May 9th, 2014 through May 22nd, 2015);
  • "Most Significant Newcomer": the company or organization that was the most significant newcomer/breakthrough player of the past year; 
  • "Most Significant Technology, Platform or Product": the company or organization that invented the most innovative and disruptive technology, platform or product of the past year; 
  • "Most Significant Content Offering": the company or organization that created the most innovative and disruptive content offering of the past year; 
  • "Most Innovative Design or User Interface": the company or organization that created the most innovative and disruptive design/user interface/content-navigation schema of the past year; 
  • "Achievement in Advanced Advertising": the company, organization or individual that did the most to realize the promise of advanced advertising (including such areas as operator-driven single-screen advertising, connected-TV advertising, second-screen/social-TV advertising, addressable advertising, dynamic advertising insertion, transmedia advertising, interactive branded content, measurement, programmatic buying, data usage, and more) over the past year.
  • "Individual Leadership I": an individual who demonstrated notable leadership in the interactive, multiplatform TV industry over the past year, and whose efforts helped move that industry forward; 
  • "Individual Leadership II": an individual who demonstrated notable leadership in the interactive, multiplatform TV industry over the past year, and whose efforts helped move that industry forward; 
  • "ITV All-Star": an individual who has a long-term track record of leadership in the interactive television industry, and who is an appropriate candidate for membership in an ITV Hall of Fame. 
 
Nominations for the Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television can be sent via an email to [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow (swedlow@itvt.com).
 
Supporting materials can be sent in the same email either:
  • as .pdf attachments (1-2 pages max); or
  • as hyperlinks to text, images or videos (YouTube/Vimeo/embed code).
 
If preferred, an online nomination form is available here: http://www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com/leadership-awards-nomination
 
 
  • Roger Lynch, CEO, Sling TV
  • Albie Hecht, General Manager, HLN
  • Adam Gaynor, VP of Media Sales and Analytics, DISH Network
  • Adam Lowy, GM of Interactive and Advanced TV, DISH & Sling TV
  • Adam Ware, SVP/Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel
  • Adrian Sexton, COO, Endemol Beyond USA
  • Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, TDG/Chairman, 2nd Screen Society
  • Albie Hecht, General Manager, HLN
  • Alexander Mazzara, CEO, Joiz
  • Allison Dollar, CEO, ITV Alliance
  • Alvin Lieberman, Albert Gallatin Memorial Clinical Professor of Business, Stern School of Business, NYU
  • Amanda Oleander, Periscope Star
  • Andrew Capone, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, NCC
  • Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame
  • Angie Britt, VP of Advanced Products, CTAM
  • Ari Evans, CEO, Maestro
  • Ashley Kaplan, Head of Content, Fullscreen
  • Avi Brown, Chief Digital Officer, Extreme Reach
  • Bernie Su, Founder/Executive Producer, Pemberley Digital/ Co-Founder, Canvas Media Studios
  • Brad Smith, SVP of Revenue and Operations, Videa
  • Brian Burdick, EVP of Digital and Programmatic, WideOrbit
  • Brian Seth Hurst, Managing Partner, StoryTech
  • Bruce Mello, VP of TV and Video Activation, TubeMogul
  • Carol Davidsen, VP of Political Technology, Rentrak
  • Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President, Rentrak
  • Chad Gutstein, CEO, Machinima
  • Charles Kennedy, Chief Research Innovation Officer, Advertising Research Foundation
  • Chris Ambrozic, Senior Director of Analytics, Digitalsmiths
  • Chris Falkner, SVP of Advanced TV, NBC Broadcasting
  • Chris Pizzurro, Head of Product, Sales and Marketing, Canoe
  • Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista
  • Colin Dixon, Principal Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • Conn Fishburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Zealot Networks
  • Craig Palmer, CEO, Wikia
  • Dan Bruinsma, SVP, Director/Mobile COE Lead, Starcom MediaVest
  • Danielle Mullin, VP of Marketing, ABC Family
  • Daren Gill, VP of Product, Advanced Search and Recommendations, Rovi
  • Dave Alloway, Director of Customer Experience, NeuLion
  • David B. Williams, Chief Content and Technology Strategist, Endemol USA
  • David Preisman, VP of Emerging Technology and Digital Services, Showtime Networks
  • David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media/ Co-Founder, Canvas Media Studios
  • Dawn Holliday-Mack, VP of Audience Strategy and Insights, El Rey Network
  • Debby Ruth, SVP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Dewey Reid, VP/Executive Creative Director, CNN
  • Diane Clarkson, Senior Director of Market Insight, Sonifi Solutions
  • Doug Hurd, Co-Founder and EVP of Biz Dev, Clypd
  • Ed Laczynski, CEO, Zype
  • Ed Lee, VP of Content Acquisition, Roku
  • Eli Uzan, Chairman, Screenz
  • Eli Weisman, VP of Interactive TV, Trailer Park
  • Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX
  • Eric Elia, Managing Director, Cainkade
  • Eric Fischer, Director of Global Brand Strategy, GoDaddy
  • Erik Schwartz, Head of Product--Live, BitTorrent
  • Erin Flood, Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition, Verizon
  • Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A
  • Evan Young, GM of Content, Applications and Advertising, TiVo
  • Evette Vargas, CEO, Digital-Reign Productions
  • Fabian Birgfeld, Director, W12 Studios
  • Farhad Massoudi, CEO, adRise
  • Gary Lauder, Managing Director, Lauder Partners
  • Hans Disch, Chief Strategy Officer, 24i Media
  • Hardie Tankersley, SVP of Innovation, Fox Broadcasting
  • Helen Katz, SVP/Director of Research, Starcom Mediavest Group
  • Ignazio Moresco, Head of Design, Ericsson
  • Isaac Showman, Managing Director, Reuters TV
  • James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems
  • James Albrecht, Head of Product, Smart TV Services, Samsung
  • James Bourner, Head of Display and RTB, Jellyfish Online Marketing
  • James DeJulio, President and Chief Product Officer, Tongal
  • Jane Clarke, CEO/Managing Director, CIMM
  • Jay Samit, CEO, SeaChange
  • Jeff Allen, VP of Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap
  • Jeremy Toeman, SVP of Product Management, Viggle
  • Jeri Smith, CEO, Communicus
  • Jesse Redniss, Co-Founder, BRaVE Ventures
  • Jim Monroe, SVP of Programming, Net2TV
  • Jimmy Chamberlin, CEO, LiveOne
  • Joan Fitzgerald, SVP of Television and Cross-Media Services, comScore
  • Jodie McAfee, General Manager, Samsung AdHub
  • Jodie Stark, EVP of Global Strategic Accounts, Piksel
  • Jody Simon, Partner/Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild
  • Joel Grenier, UX Director, You.i
  • John Collins, Managing Director of Broadcast and ITV, Media Storm
  • John Evershed, CEO, Mondo Media
  • Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company
  • Josh Gottheimer, General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Microsoft
  • Josh Rickel, VP of Media and Entertainment, Spredfast
  • Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
  • Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media
  • Kelash Kumar, Director of Product Management, Adobe Primetime
  • Kent Steffen, President of Digital Services, CSG International
  • Kirby Grines, Co-Founder/VP of Business Development, Float Left Interactive
  • Lauren Weinberg, VP of Strategic Planning and Consumer Insights, Yahoo
  • Lenny Melamedas, EVP, AdGorilla
  • Lieh Ching, Head of Professional Services, North America, Accedo
  • Linda Ong, President, Truthco
  • Lori Schwartz, Managing Partner, StoryTech
  • Luc Tomasino, Chief Marketing Officer, Tablet TV
  • Lung Huang, VP of Global Partnerships, 84.51 Degrees (Formerly Dunnhumby)
  • Mano Kulasingam, Co-CEO, Digiflare
  • Marc Ecko, Founder and Chief Branding Officer, Complex
  • Marcela Tabares, SVP of Revenue Research, A+E Networks
  • Marcus Liassides, President and CEO, Sorenson Media
  • Mark Garner, SVP of Distribution, Business Development, Analytics and Marketing, A+E Networks
  • Mark Hydar, Head of Dev/Ops, Ericsson
  • Martin Focazio, Managing Director of Strategic Services, EPAM Systems
  • Matt Murphy, SVP of Digital Video Distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks
  • Matthew Evans, SVP of Digital, Nickelodeon
  • Maya Zuckerman, Founder, Transmedia SF
  • Michael Beach, Co-Founder, Targeted Victory
  • Michael Collette, CEO, Cognitive Networks
  • Michael Hawkey, General Manager, Sling Media
  • Michael Tribolet, CEO, YipTV
  • Mike Bloxham, SVP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV
  • Mike Fitzsimmons, Chairman and CEO, Delivery Agent
  • Nathan Sedlander, President, StarMaker Interactive
  • Nick DeMartino, Principal, Nick DeMartino Consulting
  • Nick Troiano, CEO, BlackArrow
  • Nikos Iatropoulos, CEO, Lingospot
  • Olivier Delfosse, COO, StyleHaul
  • Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade
  • Pete Mann, Director of National TV Sales, West Coast, AT&T AdWorks
  • Peter Bouchard, Director of Media, Civis Analytics
  • Peter Scott, VP of Emerging Media, Turner Sports
  • Ralf Jacob, CRO, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Richard Cusick, General Manager of Video, Gracenote
  • Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor
  • Ricky Bell, Director of Media Optimization, BlueLabs
  • Rob Aksman, Chief Experience Officer, BrightLine
  • Rob Gabel, CEO, Tubular Labs
  • Roger Lynch, CEO, Sling TV
  • Ron Garfield, General Manager, BUZZR TV
  • Sanjay Macwan, CTO, NBCUniversal Media Labs
  • Scott Brown, SVP of Engineering and Strategic Relations, Nielsen
  • Scott Budman, Business and Technology Reporter, NBC News
  • Scott Goodson, Chairman, Strawberryfrog
  • Scott Gutterman, VP of Digital Products and Operations, PGA Tour
  • Scott Tranter, Partner, 0ptimus
  • Sean Besser, Head of Platform, Peel
  • Seth Haberman, CEO, Visible World
  • Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, Television Academy
  • Seth Walters, Senior Partner, Interactive and Connected TV, Modi Media
  • Sharalyn Orr, Executive Director, Generational Strategies, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Shaun Koiner, Chief Product Officer, Sporting News Media
  • Shay David, Co-Founder and CRO, Kaltura
  • Steve Donohue, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, The Donohue Report
  • Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications
  • Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management, Alticast
  • Tal Chalozin, CTO, Innovid
  • Tim Hanlon, CEO, The Vertere Group
  • Tobias Schmidt, CEO, wywy
  • Tom Hagopian, VP of Advanced Advertising, DirecTV
  • Tom Ryan, CEO, Pluto TV
  • Vivian Rosenthal, CEO, Snaps
  • Walt Horstman, President, AudienceXpress
  • Warren Packard, CEO, Thuuz
  • Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder, Vidme
  • Wendell Wenjen, VP of Business Development, Simulmedia
  • William Mobley, CEO, FreeCast
  • Zach Blume, Partner/Managing Director, Portal A
  • Zadi Diaz, VP of Programming and Development, AwesomenessTV
 

--Deadline for Nominations Is Friday, May 22nd

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 12th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television is Midnight, Friday May 22nd. The Awards will be presented at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 (June 23rd-24th in San Francisco--buy your tickets here!). 

Current Speaker List

  • Adam Gaynor, VP of Media Sales and Analytics, DISH Network
  • Adam Lowy, GM of Interactive and Advanced TV, DISH & Sling TV
  • Adam Ware, SVP/Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel
  • Adi Sideman, CEO, YouNow
  • Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, TDG/Chairman, 2nd Screen Society
  • Albie Hecht, General Manager, HLN
  • Alexander Mazzara, CEO, Joiz
  • Allison Stern, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing/Business Development, Tubular Labs
  • Alvin Lieberman, Albert Gallatin Memorial Clinical Professor of Business, Stern School of Business, NYU
  • Amanda Oleander, Periscope Star
  • Andrew Capone, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, NCC
  • Angie Britt, VP of Advanced Products, CTAM
  • Ari Evans, CEO, Maestro
  • Ashley Kaplan, Head of Content, Fullscreen
  • Avi Brown, Chief Digital Officer, Extreme Reach
  • Bernie Su, Founder/Executive Producer, Pemberley Digital
  • Brad Smith, SVP of Revenue and Operations, Videa
  • Brian Burdick, EVP of Digital and Programmatic, WideOrbit
  • Bruce Mello, VP of TV and Video Activation, TubeMogul
  • Carol Davidsen, VP of Political Technology, Rentrak
  • Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President, Rentrak
  • Chad Gutstein, CEO, Machinima
  • Charles Kennedy, Chief Research Innovation Officer, Advertising Research Foundation
  • Chris Falkner, SVP of Advanced TV, NBC Broadcasting
  • Chris Pizzurro, Head of Product, Sales and Marketing, Canoe
  • Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista
  • Colin Dixon, Principal Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • Conn Fishburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Zealot Networks
  • Craig Palmer, CEO, Wikia
  • Danielle Mullin, VP of Marketing, ABC Family
  • Daren Gill, VP of Product, Advanced Search and Recommendations, Rovi
  • Dave Alloway, Director of Customer Experience, NeuLion
  • David B. Williams, Chief Content and Technology Strategist, Endemol USA
  • David Preisman, VP of Emerging Technology and Digital Services, Showtime Networks
  • David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media
  • Dawn Holliday-Mack, VP of Audience Strategy and Insights, El Rey Network
  • Debby Ruth, SVP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Dewey Reid, VP/Executive Creative Director, CNN
  • Diane Clarkson, Senior Director of Market Insight, Sonifi Solutions
  • Doug Hurd, Co-Founder and EVP of Biz Dev, Clypd
  • Ed Laczynski, CEO, Zype
  • Ed Lee, VP of Content Acquisition, Roku
  • Edward Zaslavsky, CTO, WebTuner
  • Eli Weisman, VP of Interactive TV, Trailer Park
  • Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX
  • Eric Elia, Managing Director, Cainkade
  • Eric Fischer, Director of Global Brand Strategy, GoDaddy
  • Erik Schwartz, Head of Product--Live, BitTorrent
  • Erin Flood, Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition, Verizon
  • Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A
  • Evan Young, GM of Content, Applications and Advertising, TiVo
  • Evette Vargas, CEO, Digital-Reign Productions
  • Fabian Birgfeld, Director, W12 Studios
  • Farhad Massoudi, CEO, adRise
  • Gary Lauder, Managing Director, Lauder Partners
  • Hans Disch, Partner, 24i Media
  • Hardie Tankersley, SVP of Innovation, Fox Broadcasting
  • Helen Katz, SVP/Director of Research, Starcom Mediavest Group
  • James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems
  • James Albrecht, Head of Product, Smart TV Services, Samsung
  • James Bourner, Head of Display and RTB, Jellyfish Online Marketing
  • James DeJulio, President and Chief Product Officer, Tongal
  • Jane Clarke, CEO/Managing Director, CIMM
  • Jay Samit, CEO, SeaChange
  • Jeff Allen, VP of Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap
  • Jeremy Toeman, SVP of Product Management, Viggle
  • Jeri Smith, CEO, Communicus
  • Jesse Redniss, Co-Founder, BRaVE Ventures
  • Jim Theberge, Head of Product Management and Sales Strategy, Advanced Advertising, Verizon
  • Jimmy Chamberlin, CEO, LiveOne
  • Joan Fitzgerald, SVP of Television and Cross-Media Services, comScore
  • Jodie McAfee, General Manager, Samsung AdHub
  • Jodie Stark, EVP of Global Strategic Accounts, Piksel
  • Jody Simon, Partner/Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild
  • John Collins, Managing Director of Broadcast and ITV, Media Storm
  • John Evershed, CEO, Mondo Media
  • Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company
  • Josh Rickel, VP of Media and Entertainment, Spredfast
  • Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
  • Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media
  • Kelash Kumar, Director of Product Management, Adobe Primetime
  • Kent Steffen, President of Digital Services, CSG International
  • Kirby Grines, Co-Founder/VP of Business Development, Float Left Interactive
  • Lauren Weinberg, VP of Strategic Planning and Consumer Insights, Yahoo
  • Len Fertig, CEO, Motive Television/Tablet TV
  • Lenny Melamedas, EVP, AdGorilla
  • Lieh Ching, Head of Professional Services, North America, Accedo
  • Linda Ong, President, Truthco
  • Luis Goicouria, SVP of Digital Platforms and Media Strategy, PGA Tour
  • Lung Huang, VP of Global Partnerships, 84.51 Degrees (Formerly Dunnhumby)
  • Mano Kulasingam, Co-CEO, Digiflare
  • Marc Ecko, Founder and Chief Branding Officer, Complex
  • Marcela Tabares, SVP of Revenue Research, A+E Networks
  • Marcus Liassides, President and CEO, Sorenson Media
  • Mark Garner, SVP of Distribution, Business Development, Analytics and Marketing, A+E Networks
  • Martin Focazio, Managing Director of Strategic Services, EPAM Systems
  • Matt Murphy, SVP of Digital Video Distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks
  • Matthew Evans, SVP of Digital, Nickelodeon
  • Maya Zuckerman, Founder, Transmedia SF
  • Michael Collette, CEO, Cognitive Networks
  • Michael Hawkey, General Manager, Sling Media
  • Mike Bloxham, SVP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV
  • Murali Nemani, CMO, ActiveVideo
  • Nathan Sedlander, President, StarMaker Interactive
  • Nick Troiano, CEO, BlackArrow
  • Nikos Iatropoulos, CEO, Lingospot
  • Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade
  • Pete Mann, Director of National TV Sales, West Coast, AT&T AdWorks
  • Peter Scott, VP of Emerging Media, Turner Sports
  • Ralf Jacob, CRO, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Richard Cusick, General Manager of Video, Gracenote
  • Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor
  • Rob Aksman, Chief Experience Officer, BrightLine
  • Roger Lynch, CEO, Sling TV
  • Sanjay Macwan, CTO, NBCUniversal Media Labs
  • Scott Brown, SVP of Engineering and Strategic Relations, Nielsen
  • Scott Budman, Business and Technology Reporter, NBC News
  • Scott Goodson, Chairman, Strawberryfrog
  • Sean Besser, Head of Platform, Peel
  • Seth Haberman, CEO, Visible World
  • Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, Television Academy
  • Seth Walters, Senior Partner, Interactive and Connected TV, Modi Media
  • Sharalyn Orr, Executive Director, Generational Strategies, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Shaun Koiner, Chief Product Officer, Sporting News Media
  • Shay David, Co-Founder and CRO, Kaltura
  • Steve Donohue, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, The Donohue Report
  • Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications
  • Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management, Alticast
  • Tal Chalozin, CTO, Innovid
  • Tim Hanlon, CEO, The Vertere Group
  • Tobias Schmidt, CEO, wywy
  • Toby Russell, CEO, 3Vision
  • Tom Hagopian, VP of Advanced Advertising, DirecTV
  • Vivian Rosenthal, CEO, Snaps
  • Walt Horstman, President, AudienceXpress
  • Warren Packard, CEO, Thuuz
  • Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder, Vidme
  • Wendell Wenjen, VP of Business Development, Simulmedia
  • Zach Blume, Partner/Managing Director, Portal A
  • Zadi Diaz, VP of Programming and Development, AwesomenessTV

CONTACT:  Tracy Swedlow, 415-608-4766, swedlow@itvt.com for more information about speaking and sponsorship.

 

Spring Discount Registration Ends Midnight Tonight

Spring Discount registration for [itvt]'s ninth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 23rd-24th at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco) ends at midnight tonight, Thursday, April 30th.

Spring Discount registration allows you to attend TVOT SF for just $975, representing a savings of $300 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event). This year, in addition to the show's full line-up of keynotes, firesides, workshops and panels, your TVOT ticket will give you access to 1) a special Insights Track, curated by--and featuring new research from--Frank. N. Magid Associates; and 2) TVOT Story Lab, a 3-hour workshop on multiplatform storytelling and storyworld development, created by Evette Vargas, CEO of Digital-Reign Productions, and Maya Zuckerman, founder of Transmedia SF.

To take advantage of the discounted pricing, click here: http://tvotsf2015.eventbrite.com

To find out about special group rates (three or more), contact Tracy Swedlow at swedlow@itvt.com or (415) 824-5806.

From May 1st, tickets will be priced at $1,275.

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New at TVOT SF 2015!

In addition to a full line-up of keynotes, firesides, workshops and panels, The TV of Tomorrow Show (June 23rd-24th at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco) will offer two new features this year--both of which are free to ticket holders

 

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