Expert-in-Residence at BRaVe Ventures, Senior Analyst at The Diffusion Group and Chairman of the 2nd Screen Society. ////// He frequently speaks about the future of television, both at conferences at to anyone who'll listen. His book, OTT: How The Internet Is (Slowly, But Surely) Changing The Television Industry is due out in June.
CEO and Cofounder of Delmondo, a social video analytics software company, creator of the first analytics for Snapchat and Facebook Live, and a cofounder of TVREV.
Cofounder - BRaVe Ventures, TV[R]EV ////// Jesse is an Emmy-nominated and Shorty Award-winning storyteller who has become a leading voice in defining and reinventing the future of TV. Formerly SVP of NBCU and Chief Strategy Officer at Spredfast, Redniss has developed countless innovative TV initiatives in the digital space.
Cofounder - BRaVe Ventures, TVREV ////// David is a true change agent and “intrapreneur” with a background that spans incubating and leading a multi-award winning enterprise social media organization at Univision, to designing and accelerating growth initiatives as a strategy consultant (Bain & Company) for Fortune 100 Companies and top tier Private Equity firms.
Brian Ring is President of Ring Digital llc, a boutique digital services firm providing product strategy, social marketing and business development services for video & TV innovators. He has a 15-year track record of driving growth using a mix of product and business skills combined with deep domain expertise in video technology. At Ericsson, Brian led the business case, product strategy and partnership development activities for the launch of the WatchPoint CMS, now the clear market leader in VOD content management for operators. At Zoo Digital (fka Scope Seven,) he co-formed and led an interactive content P&L, closing six break-in accounts including DIRECTV, Mattel, Hasbro & Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. Brian has also hacked a modicum of success as an innovator – in 2007 he helped DIRECTV build the first (and last) video-clip trivia games on Cisco’s DVR middleware; in 2010, CEO Hans Vestberg awarded him 1st prize in Ericsson’s innovation competition for SocialGuide.tv; in 2013 he showcased a cloud clipping & graphics platform for monetizing live clips on Twitter. Ring Digital llc is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves a global client base.
Jennifer is a business builder and strategist who leads with digital and mobile DNA. She is known for cross-platform initiatives that are brand powered, revenue focused and engagement driven that lead to transformational, data-driven growth. Prior to joining BRaVe’s Expert in Residence program, Jen was the EVP and US General Manager of Beamly, the social content network for television where she led the growth of the business 10x in 12 months. Beamly recruited Jen from NBCU where she was SVP, Digital at NBCU’s Oxygen network. During her tenure, she successfully raised Oxygen Media’s digital profile to be recognized as a leader in innovation within the TV and digital landscape.
Barry Cunningham has loved being involved in entertainment since he promoted his first concert with George Thorogood & the Destroyers back in his college days at the University of Delaware. "Those days back at the Stone Balloon were memorable. Being a young 25 year old kid & having the Rolling Stones show up unannounced to play a gig at our club, pretty much set the hook in me." Being featured in Variety Magazine as a football player turned young concert promoter set Cunningham off on a storied career of marketing. Both for the entertainers he promoted and the brands that wanted to be associated with them. Over the last 25 years Cunningham has had the opportunity to work with some of the true giants in marketing & entertainment. Walt Disney World to Universal Studios to Island Records to Universal Music Group, he's had the good fortune to enjoy success with the brightest minds in the business. Now, operating a successful social media division at a large advertising agency, he sees the true potential of new media and it's impact on everything from entertainment to politics.
Trevor has been at the intersection of media and technology for 20 years. Trevor produced snowboarding films and was the executive producer of a national science television series. His graduate research into content repurposing has lead to a multi-million dollar research projects, a chapter in a widely published textbook, and the founding of Mobovivo. A serial entrepreneur, Trevor has been awarded entrepreneur of the year, named one of 50 Most Influential People and was featured in New York Times. Mobovivo solutions enable broadcasters and producers to market and distribute TV and Films. The companies StayTuned Platform helps producers stay tuned to audiences to ensure they don’t lose their audiences to email, Facebook and games. Mobovivo’s platform ‘gamifies’ viewing and connects deeply to the cast, characters and story. Deloitte, PWC, and TechRev selected Mobovivo as one of Top 10 Technology companies to watch. MIPTV named Mobovivo to its Top 10 TV Disrupter.
Sam Miller is currently a staff writer on the CBS sitcom Mom. Prior to that he was a writers’ assistant, with experience on shows for ABC, TV Land and Nickelodeon, including Desperate Housewives. He’s also worked in comedy development at ABC Studios. Additionally he’s executive producer of LA beer, a crowd-funded multi-camera sitcom taped in front of a live audience, streaming May 2015 on LAbeer.TV. Sam went to Vanderbilt University and a boarding school in rural Pennyslvania you’ve never heard of. An Eagle Scout and Taekwondo black belt, Sam’s hobbies include spinning nunchuks and producing music on iPads.
Maya is a producer and emerging technology aficionado who applies the power of transmedia to world-changing ideas. She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product management and brand narrative. She has worked with big feature films and on game cinematics such as "Ghostbusters" and “Star-Trek online” for companies such as Ubisoft, EA, Vivendi and Activision. She has also worked in product development for companies such as the Chopra Center, Harpo Productions and Salesforce.com.
President, Marks Entertainment + Media; Expert in Residence, BRaVe Ventures ////// Bio: Pioneer and leader in branded entertainment and content marketing; marketing strategist, investor in and advisor to companies at the intersection of entertainment, marketing, brands and technology. Former co-founder and GM of MATTER, the entertainment and sports marketing division of Edelman, now part of UEG. Current and former clients include CBS EcoMedia, a division of CBS Corporation, Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment, marketing intelligence software company Velocidi, and brand advertisers including Clorox, Brita, Symantec, Unilever, and Activision. ////// Favorite TV Show: House of Cards
CMO & Co-Founder, NeoReach /////// Misha Talavera is the Co-Founder and CMO of NeoReach, an influencer marketing platform helping brands and agencies identify influencers, co-create branded content, and run data-driven campaigns. /////// Favorite TV Show: Peaky Blinders
CEO of Beachfront Media, a premium video app creation toolkit and ad mediation platform that allows creators and publishers to distribute and monetize video across any device and any format. Visit www.beachfrontmedia.com for more information.
Jason is the founder and CEO of Fabric Media, a media incubator and talent consortium. The company serves leading-edge TV disruptors- from data and analytics platforms to TV networks to emotional measurement companies. Damata has traveled the country for C-SPAN, where he worked with MSOs, produced educational political programming. He has served as CMO of Bebo when it was the world's 3rd largest social network, led marketing for Trendrr until it was acquired by Twitter and helped build the world's largest LIVE broadcast offering at explore.org where he built up a global syndication network.
New Yorker in Los Angeles focused on helping dreamers find their pockets, all while writing & relaxing in the sunshine. Long time TV fan, recent data nerd, life-long techie. Actively looking for cheesesteak recommendations.
L.A.-based writer, podcast host, teacher and analyst. Focused on the collision of tech, entertainment and media. Also into politics, sports, art, video games, VR/AR, blockchain and much more. Two remarkable descendants.