Siemer Silicon Beach Summit 2011

2011 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit
September 27th & 28th, 2011
Shutters on the Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, CA

About the Event

This invitation-only summit brought together more than 300 of the leading players in digital media and emerging technologies from around the world for a full day of discussions that set innovation into motion throughout the year ahead. Influential CEOs at the forefront of groundbreaking enterprises had the forum, time and opportunity to speak with C-suite media executives, established technology gurus and private equity and venture capital investors – all in a breathtaking, ocean-side setting.

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Speakers’ Dinner, September 27th

Our esteemed speakers and judges helped us christen our event’s maiden voyage by joining us for an invitation-only dinner on September 27th at Casa Del Mar hotel, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. David Siemer held a fireside chat with Ross Levinsohn, EVP Americas at Yahoo!.

Keynote Speaker

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, presented a keynote speech, sharing insights into the media behemoth she built from scratch.

Speaker Program, September 28th

This year’s event spotlighted seismic shifts across all facets of the digital media landscape, with presentations and panels covering a variety of segments. Panelists included:

Andrew Cleland, Venture Partner, Comcast Interactive Capital Group
Shawn Colo, Co-Founder and EVP, Demand Media
Jorge Espinel, EVP Strategy and Corporate Development, News Corp.
Lance Johnson, Head of Corporate Development, USA, Naspers
Michael Jones, Former CEO, Myspace
David Krantz, President and CEO, AT&T Interactive
Zander Lurie, SVP, Strategic Development, CBS
Lance Maerov, SVP Corporate Development, WPP Group
Michael Paull, EVP Global Digital Business, Sony Music
Michael Smith, SVP, AOL
Andy Vogel, SVP, Tribune Company

Company presenters included executives at over 50 select companies who made presentations throughout the day in 20-minute segments. Presentations were made by:

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Siemer Wavemaker Awards, September 28th

The summit drew to a close with the Siemer Wavemaker Awards ─ a ceremony that honored the mavericks, milestones and metrics-shakers of the year and toasted the thought leaders of tomorrow, hosted by Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy. Judges were drawn from our network of leading industry executives. We solicited their nominations for stand-out, early-stage companies. Award winners include:

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