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DEG EnTech Fest 2023

March 29, 2023


EnTech 2023 will take place on March 29 at Skirball Cultural Center, with a new one-day format including exhibits, an expanded conference program and DEG’s annual reception.

Special thanks to our EnTech Fest Planning Committee, which includes executives from Amazon, Dolby, Intel, LG Electronics, Looper Insights, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Discovery, XL8 Inc., and Xperi.


Our Growing List of 2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors


8 AM – 6PM | Registration 

9 AM – 5 PM  | EnTech Fest Exhibits  

All-Day Conference Program  


9:35 AM – 10:00 AM | Media and Tech Tracker

 A guided tour of the ever-evolving media and tech landscapes amid a deteriorating economic backdrop. Variety Intelligence Platform will provide a data-fueled exploration of the key issues facing every facet of business from Big Tech and paid streaming to cord-cutting and generative AI.  

Heidi Chung, Media Analyst and Correspondent, Variety Intelligence Platform
Variety Intelligence Platform is a subscription-based service that goes beyond the headlines to explore trends, issues and data relevant to media business professionals in the age of disruption. DEG Members are invited to access the VIP+ special report library, daily commentary, video and more at 20% off.


10:00 AM – 10: 45 AM | Keynote Panel | The Future of Distribution Now 

The panel will discuss new technologies across cloud architecture, security, and software-defined workflows that are enabling innovation in distribution with the goal of reducing complexity and costs, increasing security and collaboration and ultimately, delivering improved consumer experience.  

Chris Blandy, Global Leader Strategy & Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services
Gray Ainsworth, EVP Technical Operations & Delivery, Lionsgate Entertainment
Craig Seidel, CTO, Pixelogic, and Co-Chair of DEG’s Supply Chain Efficiency & Security committee
Ellen Goodridge, Head of Worldwide Media Management and Distribution, Amazon Studios
Paulette Pantoja, CEO, Blu Digital Group


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM | EnTech Insights
EnTech Insights is an efficient 40-minute presentation that will share knowledge and perspective from
multiple thought-leading DEG Members.

Omdia | The New TV: Industry and Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of In-Home Entertainment
According to Omdia, more than four out of five U.S. households now have at least one SVOD service. Although streaming video is now ubiquitous, the in-home entertainment landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace with the rise of premium ad-supported online video. This session will discuss how CTV, FAST and AVOD are shaping the new TV and video landscape.
Marija Masalskis, Senior Principal Analyst, Media & Entertainment


Xperi | The Future of Video is Now Available at Your Local Dealership
Xperi sits at the intersection of car makers, media-tech, user experience and content owners, and its solutions have been integrated into cars for more than 20 years. This year is different. The 2024 models will hit showrooms this summer and every major auto manufacturer is bringing video to the dashboard. Xperi will share insights from its consumer research, content partner priorities and automotive market movers.
Chris Ambrozic, VP/GM – Discovery • PCD Product Management, TiVo
Briana Larsen, VP – Content Strategy & Business Development, TiVo


11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Feature Panel | 8K – Creating a New Way
Industry experts discuss the various ways 8K technology is elevating the creative experience. 

Mike Fidler, Executive Director, 8K Association (Moderator)
Jonathon Lee,  Head of Media Engineering and Innovation, Amazon Studios
Greg Ciaccio, Senior Director, Post Production Original Content, IMAX 
Uday Mathur, Chief Technical Officer, RED Digital Camera


12:45 PM – 1:00 PM | The New Sell-Through Experience

Michelle Munson, CEO and Co-Founder, Eluvio Inc.


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Keynote Conversation | Transforming Storytelling through Immersive Entertainment and New Technologies

Joanna Popper, Chief Metaverse Officer, Creative Artists AgencyTed Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Global


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | EnTech Insights Encore

EnTech Insights is an efficient 40-minute presentation that will share knowledge and perspective from
multiple thought-leading DEG Members.
See 10:15 presentation for details. 


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM | EnTech Insights EncoreFAST to the Future: How to Thrive in Ad-Supported Streaming
Consumers can’t get enough of streaming and CTV.  While D2C streaming apps have proliferated in recent years, the growth of streaming advertising will be led by Free Ad Supported TV.  According to TVRev, next year FAST will eclipse broadcast TV in ad spend, and in two years will eclipse broadcast and cable combined.

While the future may be ad-supported, the ecosystem is complex and presents challenges for planning, targeting, and measurement. In this session, the leading voices in media, devices, data, and advertising will discuss what content owners need to do to achieve FAST success in ad-supported streaming.

Tony Huidor, Chief Technology & Product Officer, Cinedigm
Robby Barnett, Senior Director, Business Development, Viant
Nyma Quidwai, VP of Client Services & Inventory Partnerships, Vizio 
Bill Condon, VP of Enterprise Sales, Xumo
Field Garthwaite, Co-Founder & CEO, Iris.TV

3:30 PM – 5 PM | Innovative Tech for M&E | Quick Roundtables with Intel Capital Startups
Join Intel Capital for exclusive roundtable discussions with leading startups offering cutting-edge technology for the media and entertainment industry. Explore the latest innovations in areas such as content moderation, AI tools, data optimization, and monetization, and gain valuable insights from industry leaders on how to leverage these solutions for maximum impact. Roundtables are 15 minutes each. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and stay at the forefront of the industry’s digital transformation. 

Click here to learn more and register your interest in meeting with these innovative startups.

Airship > Boom.tv > Common Sense MachinesImmuta > Inworld > Iris.TV > Lilt > MinIO

SambaNova > Spectrum Labs

(EnTech Fest registration is also required to attend the Intel Capital roundtables.)


5 PM – 7 PM | Annual DEG Reception

Find information on EnTech Fest 2022.

See who attended our 2022 festival.


Please email Andi Elliott (Andi@degonline.org) for sponsorship opportunities.




March 29, 2023
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