Washington, DC (PressExposure) February 15, 2009 -- The Distributed Computing Industry Association (www.DCIA.info), a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies, including peer-to-peer, cloud computing, and social networking software developers and distributors (P2Ps), Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders (CRHs), and service-and-support companies, today announced the agenda and principal speakers for its upcoming P2P MARKET CONFERENCE.
This second annual P2P MARKET CONFERENCE is scheduled for Tuesday March 17th at the Cornell Club of New York, and is being held in conjunction with Media Summit New York.
âWe are pleased to announce a very exciting agenda of keynotes and panel sessions featuring industry leaders from all over the world,â said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the announcement.
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES will be presented by Jim Kott, Co-President, Abacast; Rick Kurnit, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; Mitchell Edwards, CFO & General Counsel, BitTorrent; John Desmond, VP, MediaSentry Services, SafeNet; George Searle, CEO, LimeWire; Michael Einhorn, Consultant, Media/Technology/Copyright; Robert Levitan, CEO, Pando Networks; Alex Mashinsky, CEO, DigiMeld; Scott Brown, USA CEO, Octoshape; Charles Perkins, Founder, Virtual Rendezvous; Saul Berman, Global & Americas Strategy & Change Practice Leader, IBM; and John Waclawsky, Software Architect, Motorola.
"This yearâs conference will focus on innovative business opportunities for revenue generation, market trials, financing opportunities, and case studies that demonstrate the benefits, including cost reductions, of P2P and cloud computing technologies for consumer entertainment and enterprise data deployments," Lafferty added.
The P2P MARKET STRATEGIES panel will explore consumer and enterprise categories and answer the key question: what are the strategic implications of P2P in key market segments?
Panelists will include Steve Mannel, Cable & Broadband Solutions Executive, IBM; Steve Masur, Managing Partner, MasurLaw; Morgan Reed, Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); Colin Sebastian, SVP, Equity Research, Lazard Capital Markets; and Chuck Stormon, CMO, PacketExchange.
P2P BUSINESS MODELS will examine advertising-supported, subscription, paid download, and other approaches and answer the key question: how do the various approaches compare?
Panelists will include Bambi Francisco, CEO, Vator.tv; Daniel Leon, Head of Strategic Partnerships, HIRO Media; Steve Lerner, Founder, P2P Cleaner; Jay Andreozzi, Chief Creative Officer, Amalgam Digital; Ira Rubenstein, EVP, Global Digital Media Group, Marvel Entertainment; and Neerav Shah, VP, Business Development, Verimatrix.
P2P CASE STUDIES will evaluate experience to date and answer the key question: beyond theory, whatâs working and whatâs not in the marketplace?
Panelists will include Teemu Huuhtanen, President, North America, Sulake Corporation; Alex Limberis, COO, Syabas Technology; Rob Manoff, CEO & Co-Founder, Jambo Media; Aaron Markham, VP, Research & Development, BayTSP; and Ron Van Herk, Founder & CEO, AHT International.
And finally, P2P FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES will discuss network efficiency and content protection and answer the key question: how can participants optimize the channel?
Panelists will include Simon Applebaum, Producer, Tomorrow Will be Televised; Keyvan Paymani, COO, Nettwerk Music Group; Betty Chan-Bauza, VP Strategy & Product, LifeLock; Dan Pifer, EVP, Operations & Technology, The Orchard; Laird Popkin, Co-Chair, P4P Working Group (P4PWG); and Rob Sandie, CEO, Viddler.com.
Additional P2P MARKET CONFERENCE speakers will be announced in coming weeks.
To extend the reach of the P2P MARKET CONFERENCE to those unable to travel to New York, for the first time, the DCIA will be producing a live interactive webcast of the event. In addition to being available in real-time, the webcast will also be recorded and viewable on-demand after the conference.
To sponsor or exhibit at the P2P MARKET CONFERENCE, please contact Laura Tunberg at 310-415-0330. For DCIA Membership and conference speaker information, please contact Karen Kaplowitz at 888-890-4240.
The P2P MARKET CONFERENCE is being held in conjunction with Media Summit New York, and registration for both events yields a substantial savings for attendees. For more information, please visit http://www.dcia.info/activities/p2pmcny2009.
Pre-registration rates, which save attendees up to $500, end March 10th. To register, please visit http://www.dcia.info/activities/p2pmcny2009/register.html.
About the DCIA
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and related distributed computing technologies.
DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P3P Working Group, (P3PWG), P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.