2011 Speakers

Chris Advansun
Director of Marketing, Viafoura
MARKETING STRATEGIST AND ENTREPRENEUR

Rob Begg
Senior Director Of Product Marketing, Radian6
SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING & ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

Max Benator
Head of Production and Development, Collective Digital Studio
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF HULU HIT SHOW GENUINE KEN

Paul Bennun
Chief Creative Officer, Somethin’ Else
MAJOR INTERACTIVE CONTENT PRODUCER & UK’S LARGEST RADIO INDEPENDENT

Mark Bishop
Co-Founder/Executive Producer, marblemedia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF HIT TV SERIES’ THIS IS DANIEL COOK & THIS IS EMILY YEUNG

Jennifer Blitz
Director, Tax Credits & Financing, OMDC
PREVIOUS POLICY ADVISOR FOR THE FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE, DAVID TSUBOUCHI

Yves Bordeleau
Studio Director, Cyanide Studio Montreal
DEVELOPER BEHIND A GAME OF THRONES: GENESIS

Lenny Brown
Vice President, Creative & Business Development, THQ
SPEARHEADED PARTNERSHIPS WITH SYFY NETWORK, RANDOM HOUSE & MACHINIMA

Rob Caouette
Sector Advisor, Information and Communications Technology Sector Team, EDC
DEVELOPING NEW MEDIA SECTOR STRATEGY TO SUPPORT CANADIAN EXPORTERS

Kerri Cockrill
Director of Brand Entertainment, Research in Motion (Los Angeles)
PAIRING BRANDS WITH ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES SUCH AS U2 & THE BLACK EYED PEAS

Daniel Dales
Producer
DEVELOPS AND PRODUCES ORIGINAL MULTIPLATFORM SERIES AND WEB EXPERIENCES

Alan Dark
Executive Director, CBC Media Sales & Marketing
LEADS CBC’S NATIONAL AND REGIONAL DIGITAL, SPECIALTY AND CONVENTIONAL TELEVISION SALES TEAMS

Rob Davis
Director, Playniac
UK-BASED GAME DESIGNER AND PRODUCER FOR CHANNEL 4, BBC & NICKELODEON

Allen DeBevoise
Chairman & CEO, Machinima Inc.
THE #1 ALL-TIME ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE

Jonas Eneroth
Managing Partner, ProCloud Media
FINANCING AND PRODUCTION FIRM FOR DIGITALLY DISTRIBUTED GAMES

Justin Erdman
Manager, Digital Marketing Strategy & Production, Universal Music Canada
RESPONSIBLE FOR DIGITAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & E-COMMERCE INITIATIVES

Emmanuel Evdemon BA, LL.B., LL.L.
Entertainment Counsel, www.mediaslaw.com
CONTRACT DRAFTING/NEGOTIATION, COPYRIGHT/IP RIGHTS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Kai Exos
CCO, SPOKE Agency
CRAFTS INTEGRATIVE THINKING FOR COLLABORATIVE AGENCY MODELS

Ken Faier
El Presidente, Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF STORM HAWKS, LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL & RATED A FOR AWESOME

Eric J. Feig
Founder & SVP, Driver Digital
FOCUSES ON LEVERAGING IP AND CREATIVE ASSETS ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Trevor Fencott
President and Head of Content, bitHeads
CUTTING EDGE DIGITAL, MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT 

Ryan Fitch
Music Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi
INTEGRATES MUSIC INTO INTERACTIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR BRANDS LIKE P&G, JCPENNEY

Maggie Fox
Founder & CEO, Social Media Group
HIGHLY RESPECTED INDEPENDENT AGENCY HELPING BUSINESS NAVIGATE THE SOCIALLY ENGAGED WEB

Ajay Fry
Host, InnerSPACE
ACTOR AND TV HOST 

Peter Furnish
Vice President, Marketing, Astral Television Networks
DEVELOPS STRATEGIC, MULTI-PLATFORM MARKETING PLANS AND INITIATIVES DIRECTED AT MEDIA CONSUMERS

Andrea Gagliardi
GM and Senior Director, Broadcasting, Rogers Digital Media

Guy Gal
CEO, BIZMEDIA
PRODUCER AND STRATEGIST OF DIGITAL VIDEO CONTENT 

Vince Gerardis
Co-Executive Producer, HBO’s Game of Thrones
FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCER WHOSE CREDITS INCLUDE HBO’S GAME OF THRONES

Jeff Greenspoon
CEO, SPOKE Agency
PRODUCES COMPELLING BRAND-FOCUSED CAMPAIGNS FOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS

Maria Hale
Vice President, Head of Television Programming and Production, Corus Entertainment
OVERSEES THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR CORUS’ TELEVISION PROGRAMMING DECISIONS

Shaun Hatton
Host & Content Producer, Electric Playground
CORRESPONDENT FOR G4′S ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SHOW THE ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND

Stacey Horricks
Business Development, Music, Video Games & Interactive, MassiveMusic
SOURCED MUSIC FOR PLAYSTATION, FIAT, GENERAL MOTORS, TELUS, HBO & MORE

Leah Hoyer
Creative Producer, Levity Entertainment Group
FORMER DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION

Nicoletta Iacobacci
Head of Multiplatform, European Broadcasting Union
COORDINATES AND SUPPORTS INNOVATIVE TV PROFESSIONALS OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA

Christina Jennings
Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury
PRODUCERS OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Richard Kanee
Founder & CEO, Creative D
ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE COMPANY BLENDING CONTENT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND GAMES

Dr. Bill Kapralos
Assistant Professor – Game Development and Entrepreneurship Program, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
RESEARCHER IN MULTI-MODAL VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS/REALITY

Alan Kay
Principal, The Glasgow Group
CONSULTANT SPECIALIZING IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION

Sander Kooijman
President, Mobcaster
CONTENT PRODUCTION ENTREPRENEUR

Pascal “Ethan Mars” Langlois
Founder & CEO, Motives in Movement
ETHAN MARS IN QUANTIC DREAMS’ AWARD-WINNING GAME HEAVY RAIN

Jeanette Lee
Lawyer & Registered Trade-mark Agent, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
ADVISOR ON IP, ENTERTAINMENT, MARKETING & BRANDING LAW ISSUES

Dan MacLean
Research and Technology Advisor, Scientific Research and Experimental Development Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
TECHNOLOGY AND TAX CREDIT EXPERT

Alex Mann
Director, Trendrr
CREATES CUSTOMIZED TOOLS FOR ANALYZING DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITIES

Nathan Mayfield
Co-Founder & CCO, Hoodlum
CREATOR OF TV TIE-INS FOR SERIES SUCH AS LOST AND FLASHFORWARD

Spence N. McDonnell
Partner, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TAX CREDIT EXPERT

Cameron McMaster
Policy and Research Coordinator, Documentary Organization of Canada
SPECIALIZES IN COMMUNICATIONS POLICY & COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY

Jeremiah McMillan
Managing Director, Global Content Group
SPECIALIZES IN MULTI-SCREEN STRATEGY (WEB, MOBILE, TV)

Rachel Noonan
Principal, Beyond the Next
BRAND MARKETING AND DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Shane Parfitt
Product Manager, Graphics Division, AMD
DRIVER OF VIDEO AND DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PC INDUSTRY

Michael Rourke
CEO, Hud:Sun Media
EMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER FOR SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Christopher Sandberg
CEO & CCO, The company P
PRODUCER OF THE ‘CONSPIRACY FOR GOOD’ WITH HEROES CREATOR, TIM KRING

Michael Schmalz
President, Digital Extremes
WORKS WITH GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEADERS TO PROMOTE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

Ana Serrano
Founder and Director, CFC Media Lab
WORLD-RENOWNED AND AWARD-WINNING INSTITUTE FOR INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING

Duncan Smith
Music Supervisor, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (UK)
COMMISSIONS COMPOSED MUSIC FOR SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE

Scott Snibbe
Founder, Scott Snibbe Studio and Snibbe Interactive
CO-CREATOR OF BJÖRK’S BIOPHILIA, THE FIRST-EVER APP ALBUM

Martin Soltys, HBA MFA
Founder, Chairman and CEO, TransMedia Entertainment Partners Ltd.
CONNECTS INVESTORS WITH FILM, TELEVISION, GAMING & DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECTS

Nicole Stamp
Writer/Director/Producer/Actor
WRITING CREDITS INCLUDE COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT & THE NATIONAL POST

Carrie Stein
Head of 3 Arts Entertainment International
PRODUCERS OF PARKS AND RECREATION & IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA

Beth Stevenson
Founder, Brain Power Studio
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SPECIALIZING IN CHILDREN’S & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Andrea Von Foerster
Music Supervisor, Firestarter Music
MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND ONLINE PROJECTS

Scott Weitz
CEO, Driver Digital
CREATES & DISTRIBUTES ITS OWN, THIRD PARTY & BRANDED CONTENT

Matt Wexler
Executive Producer, Spin Master Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT PHENOMENON, BAKUGAN

Mike Wise
Anchor, CBC News Toronto, Host, iDesk CBC
TECH JOURNALIST

Gabe Zichermann
CEO, Gamification Co
AUTHOR OF GAME-BASED MARKETING; FOUNDER OF THE GAMIFICATION SUMMIT

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