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2018 Burbank Tech Summit: The Future of Entertainment | Tech | Digital Media | Healthcare

The City of Burbank, and TechFire

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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The 2018 Burbank Tech Summit will be on March 6, 2018, focusing on the future of entertainment, tech, digital media, gaming, healthcare, and more. 

The City of Burbank, in partnership with TechFire, presents the second Burbank Tech Summit. Join our all-star lineup of speakers to hear commentary on the latest trends across tech, entertainment, media, healthcare, music, and beyond.

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9 am - 10 am: Continental Breakfast & Networking
10 am - 12 noon: Program
 

SPEAKERS:  

Keynote Speaker: Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures 

 

The Future of Entertainment, Gaming, and Music (Panel)

  • PBS: Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer
  • Warner Bros.: Pam Allison, Director, Digital Initiatives, WB Technology
  • Blizzard Entertainment: Peter Emminger, Senior Director
  • Blizzard Entertainment: Mary Sullivan, Senior Manager, Blizzard Arena
  • A&R Worldwide: Sat Bisla, President/Founder
  • ESL / Turtle Entertainment America: Yvette Martinez-Rea, Chief Operating Officer


The Future of Healthcare & Digital Health  (Panel)

  • Techstars: Matt Kozlov, Entrepreneur in Residence
  • UCLA Health: Dr. Matteo Dinolfo, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Community Practices, UCLA Health
  • UCLA Health: Dr. Michael Lazarus, Section Chief, UCLA Health Hospitalist Services
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center: Kelly M. Linden, Chief Executive Officer
  • Hixme: Denny Weinberg, CEO

 

(Scroll down for speaker biographies.)

 

SILVER SPONSORS: City of GlendaleUCLA Health

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UCLA Health

 

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES:

Keynote Speaker:

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures

Ted spends his time in somewhat of a unique role in the motion picture entertainment industry. As the Futurist at Paramount pictures, Ted works with studio leadership and the technology teams at Paramount / Viacom, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Prior to joining Paramount, Ted was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked on the evolving art, science and technology of advanced interactive visual storytelling. He was part of the creation team for the Martian VR and Wild VR experiences, which premiered at CES and Sundance as groundbreaking projects that pushed the envelope of Virtual Reality storytelling. Ted is also known for his work at RED Digital Cinema, the G-Tech product line of advanced hard drive storage products, and AJA Video Systems. Ted has presented worldwide at numerous conferences on the advancements in next-generation visual experiences for the movie, television and, interactive entertainment industries. He’s been featured in Wired, Variety, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, NBC, CNET, Studio Daily, Videography, Film and Video, DV Magazine, TV Technology, HD Video Pro, Engadget, Gizmodo, Millimeter, American Cinematographer, MacWorld, Post Magazine, Popular Science, and countless other publications discussing his areas of passion and exploration.

 

The Future of Entertainment, Gaming, and Music (Panel)

PBS: Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

As Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Ira Rubenstein leads digital consumer experiences and marketing for PBS. In this role, Mr. Rubenstein focuses on continuing PBS’ digital evolution through the development, implementation and scaling of world-class digital services and marketing content strategies. He also oversees the business intelligence group and leads comprehensive marketing programs to acquire, retain and engage audiences across platforms for the benefit of member stations. Mr. Rubenstein has more than 20 years of experience leading digital entertainment businesses. Prior to joining PBS in 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS Digital, Mr. Rubenstein was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for mobile media company MeeMee Media. Mr. Rubenstein also served as Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing for 20th Century Fox where he established the Digital Marketing organization and led the team behind ground breaking social and mobile campaigns for Prometheus, Chronicle, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, and other major motion pictures. Mr. Rubenstein has also held digital leadership roles at Marvel Entertainment’s Global Digital Media Group and Sony. Mr. Rubenstein holds a B.A. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and an M.F.A. from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California.


Warner Bros.: Pam Allison, Director, Digital Initiatives, WB Technology

Bio coming soon.


Blizzard Entertainment: Peter Emminger, Senior Director & Mary Sullivan, Senior Manager, Blizzard Arena

Bios coming soon.

 


A&R Worldwide: Sat Bisla, President/Founder

Sat Bisla has had a multi-faceted career in the music industry--over the years he’s worked as a DJ, music journalist, radio programmer, club booker, artist manager, A&R advisor and/or consultant for various established music companies worldwide. He also created, developed and oversaw the worldwide A&R Network for Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment and was an architect for The New Music Network, which has since evolved into iHeart Media. Bisla launched the fully independent Pangaea Entertainment Group in September 2006, which is home to the globally respected A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO, Global Synch & Brands Summit and Worldwide Radio Summit brands. Bisla also hosts the globally-syndicated, pre-discovery tastemaker radio show Passport Approved which airs on over 70 stations around the world. In addition, he has played a key part in the early discovery, development and/or signings (in the U.S. and/or worldwide) for artists such as LMFAO, Dido, Keane, Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Sheppard, Temper Trap, Ting Tings, Gavin James, Lily Allen and many others.

 

ESL / Turtle Entertainment America: Yvette Martinez-Rea, Chief Operating Officer

Yvette Martinez-Rea is Chief Operating Officer at ESL North America where she oversees the operations of ESL’s largest region. ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company. Prior to ESL, Martinez-Rea served as Chief Operating Officer at Violet Grey, Vice President of Change Management for Yahoo!’s Global Products organization, and several other roles at Yahoo!. Martinez-Rea also serves on the board of Young & Healthy, a non-profit dedicated to providing health care to underserved children. She holds dual undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California.

 

ESL organizes competitions worldwide, and is the world's largest and oldest professional esports organization currently operating. Based in Cologne, Germany, ESL has eleven offices and multiple international TV studios globally.

 


The Future of Healthcare & Digital Health (Panel)

 

Techstars: Matt Kozlov, Entrepreneur in Residence

Matt is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars, a worldwide network helping entrepreneurs succeed. He was the founding Managing Director of The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator in Partnership with Techstars which to date has helped 28 rapidly growing healthcare tech companies commercialize and raise capital. Graduates include: AppliedVR, Deep6 AI, EnsoRelief, Noteworth, Well Health and Stasis Labs. Prior to joining Techstars Matt was the Head of Corporate Development at Telesign, a leading antifraud firm and one of LA’s fastest growing technology companies. Previously he was CEO of Moonshark, a venture backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Qualcomm bringing to market original mobile entertainment. He has also worked at Sony Music Entertainment (VP, Web & Mobile Products), Yahoo! (corporate strategy, product development) and Bain and Company (management consulting). He graduated from Harvard, where he studied economics. Matt is an advisor to several LA-based companies including Chromatik, Vyng, and Alpha Edison. He was named one of Fast Company’s 27 leading characters in Hollywood’s Digital landscape.

 


UCLA Health: Dr. Matteo Dinolfo, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Community Practices, UCLA Health

Dr. Matteo Dinolfo is Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Community Practices, UCLA Health. He is responsible for the expansion of UCLA Health in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the South Bay. The northwest campus includes practices in Beverly Hills, Burbank, Encino, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Westlake Village. In the South Bay, UCLA Health includes practices in Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes. Dr. Dinolfo is a professor of internal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his internship at USC Los Angeles County School of Medicine. He completed fellowships in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UCLA San Fernando Valley Program at the VA Medical Center.


UCLA Health: Dr. Michael Lazarus, Section Chief, UCLA Health Hospitalist Services

Dr. Michael Lazarus is Section Chief, UCLA Health Hospitalist Services. The UCLA Health hospitalist team has over 100 faculty members who provide direct care in 19 hospitals around Southern California. Dr. Lazarus obtained his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Health Sciences, Johannesburg South Africa. He completed internship, residency and chief residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was a founding member of the first hospitalist group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis in 2000. Dr. Lazarus is a professor of clinical medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 

 

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center: Kelly M. Linden, Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Linden is CEO of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) in Burbank. With 393 licensed beds, Providence Saint Joseph is the second-largest hospital serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Founded in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence, Providence Saint Joseph is known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care. The hospital's 2,500 employees, volunteers, Guild members and 600-plus physicians share a commitment to provide quality care for all.

Prior to joining PSJMC, Kelly was the EVP and COO at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, and SVP and COO of Methodist Hospital of Southern California. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, Kelly completed her master of business administration with an emphasis in finance at Loyola Marymount University. Kelly has been married to her husband Bruce for twenty-two years and they have a daughter currently attending college. Kelly's interests include traveling, reading and skiing.


Hixme: Denny Weinberg, CEO

Denny Weinberg is CEO of Hixme, a disruptive company at the intersection of FinTech and Digital Health. Weinberg is credited as being one of America’s health insurance industry visionaries. As CEO of Hixme, Denny has created an innovative technology leader in the new era of worker-owned health benefits. Hixme’s WorkPlace Market™ platform replaces insurance mechanisms with financing mechanisms including savings and credit values in benefits financing. Hixme’s WorkPlace Market™ platform is an innovative consumer-owned model that enables full market choice for each worker and dependent to personally own and control their benefits, similar to the way 401K’s work. The benefit dollars under this innovative model can then be applied to non-traditional benefits such as Homeowner’s Insurance, Car Insurance, Child Care, and more. Denny is a 35-year veteran executive in Healthcare Financing and Operations, including a 20-year tenure with the original founding executive team of WellPoint (now Anthem) and CEO of a number of its largest and more unique operating companies. Previously, Denny held a variety of business consulting positions with Touché-Ross and Company (currently Deloitte & Touché).

 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Burbank Tech Summit is a destination summit, drawing leaders from across Southern California -- entrepreneurs, investors, media, office brokers, business leaders, civic leaders, and more. Join us!

 

VENUE
The Tower, 3900 W. Alameda Avenue, 16th Floor, Burbank, CA 91505. The Tower is a thirty-one story Class A office building, in the heart of Burbank's thriving Media District, managed by Worthe Real Estate Group.

The Tower

PARKING
A paid parking lot is available on site at The Tower.  Enter the parking structure from Kenwood St, between Alameda Ave and Riverside Dr.


 

RSVP required.    Admission is subject to capacity and cannot be guaranteed if turnout exceeds capacity -- first come first served. (But we've never had to turn away anyone yet!)

 

 

ORGANIZED BY:

City of Burbank and TechFire

 

ABOUT BURBANK: A hi-tech hub, Burbank remains on the cutting edge with no city income tax, and no gross sales receipt tax. The City’s investment in the ONE Burbank High-Speed Fiber Optic Network has favored the growth of the creative industry, offering the ideal environment for media, entertainment, and hi-tech companies. Business forward initiatives, and a high concentration of LEED Certified office/tech space tailored to media, creative, biotech, and green industries, have made Burbank the perfect home base for companies wanting to grow, prosper, and compete. For more information, visit http://econdevburbank.com/.

ABOUT TECHFIRE: TechFire is a leading producer of tech conferences and events, known for attracting high-profile titans of tech from Silicon Valley and beyond to come speak in the Los Angeles region. TechFire's events have been featured in Techmeme's list of nationally significant tech conferences and on national televion on C-SPAN. Our 30+ past events have attracted 6000+ registrants to hear speakers such as VCs from Kleiner Perkins and Greylock, and founders/CEOs from HotelTonight, About.me, Dollar Shave Club, and many more. Learn more at techfire.co.

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3900 West Alameda Avenue
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Burbank, CA 91505

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)


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The City of Burbank, and TechFire

Burbank Tech Talks are jointly organized by the City of Burbank and TechFire. For more information, contact the City of Burbank's Community Development Department:  818.238.5180 • www.burbankusa.com

ABOUT BURBANK: A hi-tech hub, Burbank remains on the cutting edge with no city income tax, and no gross sales receipt tax. The City’s investment in the ONE Burbank High-Speed Fiber Optic Network has favored the growth of the creative industry, offering the ideal environment for media, entertainment, and hi-tech companies. Business forward initiatives, and a high concentration of LEED Certified office/tech space tailored to media, creative, biotech, and green industries, have made Burbank the perfect home base for companies wanting to grow, prosper, and compete. For more information, visit http://econdevburbank.com/.

ABOUT TECHFIRE: TechFire is a leading producer of tech conferences and events, known for attracting high-profile titans of tech from Silicon Valley and beyond to come speak in the Los Angeles region. Our past events have attracted 4000+ registrants to hear speakers such as VCs from Kleiner Perkins and Greylock, and founders/CEOs from HotelTonight, About.me, Dollar Shave Club, and many more. Learn more at techfire.co.

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