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Digital Disruption

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Event and Registration Details

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM: Check In, Wine and Cheese, Networking
5:30- 8:40 PM Formal Program
Location: Goodmans LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S7
Tel: 416-979-2211
Rates: Early Bird Special $160.00 ($135.00 CWC/Industry Partners)
  After Monday, April 18th, 2011 $185.00 ($160.00 CWC/Industry Partners)
HST not included
Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more. Please contact Meredith for more information.

Get Ready to Harness the Next Generation of Digital Convergence.

After two decades of internet growth, we are on the cusp of explosive change. Join Tom Friedmann, Director of Business Development, Rovi Corporation, New York and a line-up of industry experts as we explore the latest trends that are transforming the digital universe.
  • Over the Top U.S.A.: How a maturing ecosystem is taking OTT mainstream
  • The Hollywoodization of the Internet: A new era of premium content
  • The Mobile Revolution: Powering the next wave of content and commerce
  • Hot Button Regulatory Issues: OTT, Usage Based Billing and Vertical Integration

Space is Limited: Register Today!

Registration is online only and payment must be made by credit card in advance. Your registration will not be confirmed until Digital Theory has reviewed your application. Priority registration is reserved for senior executives.

Tickets will not be available at the door. Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy allows refunds up to 1 day in advance of the event, a $15 fee will apply, after which refunds will not be available. For more information please contact Meredith Gullons:

Seminar Agenda

5:00 PM CHECK IN and Wine and Cheese and Networking
5:30 PM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS by Stephanie MacKendrick, President of Canadian Women in Communications
  Kate Hanley

Kate Hanley, President of Digital Theory Media Consulting

Digital economy strategist Kate Hanley takes participants on a high-speed tour of three trends driving a revolution in digital content production, distribution and discovery:

  • The Hollywoodization of the Internet: New Opportunities and Challenges
  • Social Media as Broadcaster: Is Facebook the Future of Content Distribution?
  • The Curation Economy: Leveraging the digital content explosion
6:10 PM OVER THE TOP U.S.A.: The Maturing Ecosystem That’s Taking OTT Mainstream
  Tom Friedman

Tom Friedmann, Director of Business Development, Rovi Corporation, New York

Convergence is accelerating in the U.S., driven by a flourishing ecosystem of connected devices, new style content guides and OTT entertainment offerings. Tom Friedmann, presents the current state of OTT and the Rovi strategy that could change the future of media.

  • U.S. OTT Market Overview: Connected TV and Devices, Integrated Viewing Guides, consumption and changing viewer habits
  • Disruptive challenges and opportunities: survey of current OTT content services and the maturing state of online video
  • With customers like Disney, Comcast, Sony, BestBuy and Cineplex, how Rovi could power the future of media
7:05 PM EXPLOITING THE MOBILE REVOLUTION: Key Trends and Business Strategies
  Deborah Hall

Deborah Hall, Managing Director, Web2Mobile, Torstar Digital

Powerful 4G Networks, geolocation technology and mobile payments are driving an explosion of revolutionary entertainment and commerce services. Mobile thought-leader Deborah Hall explains how to harness the trends that are transforming the way we entertain, play and shop.

  • Mobile: powering the next generation of mobile video, gaming and social networking
  • The mobile location-based shopping phenomenon
  • The death of paid downloads? The radical mobile content business models that are gaining traction
  Michael Koch

Michael Koch, Partner, Communication Group, Goodmans LLP

As global digital platforms and content offerings gain massive scale, Canada continues to grapple with multiple policy issues. Leading communications lawyer Michael Koch examines the latest regulatory battlefields including:

  • Over the top television – was the horse even in the barn?
  • Vertical integration and exclusivity: An open or shut case?
  • UBB Firestorm – the revenge of net neutrality?

Participants will come away with a new framework for leading in the digital age and tools to ready their teams and their companies for success in the digital marketplace.

Who Should Attend?

Digital Disruption is designed for senior executives in the telecom, media, and technology sectors and related professionals.  

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn and network with colleagues across the digital ecosystem. Register today for this executive strategy event.

About Digital Theory Media Consulting

Digital Theory Programs offer executives best-in-class business intelligence and strategic insights for the digital economy. A management consulting firm specializing in the converging media, communications and technology sectors, Digital Theory provides research, business planning and policy advice to clients exploiting the digital economy. For more information about Digital Theory visit:

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