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speakers 2013
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

CEO/Founder: Mobilium Global - UK/LA/Mumbai Chairman ...

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief administrative officer and ...

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

Born in 1950, Laurent Petitgirard studied the piano with ...

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in ...

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

Penny Grubb has been Chair of the Authors' Licensing and ...

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

Stephen has had a multi-layered career spanning 30 and more ...

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

Jorge Mejia is Executive Vice President, Sony/ATV Music ...

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen joined NCB in January 2008 as CEO ...

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

Tania trained as a journalist in New Zealand and worked in ...

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

Marjorie David was born in Baltimore, MD and graduated with ...

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

Kun has helped drive Crunchyroll from idea to a profitable ...

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

Ursula Mackenzie was educated at Malvern Girls' College and ...

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

Richard Hooper has devoted his career to the converging ...

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

Nicholas Motsatse is the Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung is the Director of the Intellectual Property ...

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

Eriq Gardner is Senior Editor at The Hollywood Reporter ...

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

Sharon’s career in the music industry spans 20+ years, ...

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

Pat Collins is President and Chief Operating Officer of ...

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre first came to international fame with his ...

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

Jay Rosenthal is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel ...

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

Vincent Misiano is a dedicated New Yorker and a director of ...

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

FX Nuttall is an expert in the field of Digital Copyright. ...

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright ...

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

Ms. Temple Claggett is Associate Register of Copyrights and ...

David Alexander
David Alexander

David Alexander is the Founder, Owner and Managing Director ...

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

As Kobo’s director of merchandising, Nathan oversees an ...

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier is Senior Executive Vice President, Recording ...

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

Eugene Mopsik has a long and distinguished record with the ...

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

Richard Dale Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and ...

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

Don Quarles is the owner of Melodyman Productions, a music ...

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a respected Urdu scriptwriter, poet, and ...

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

Trained as a lawyer, Christophe Depreter has been active in ...

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

Jeremy Fabinyi is the General Manager of the Australasian ...

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

Jason Merkoski was a development manager, product manager, ...

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

Bruce A. Lehman is an attorney with nearly 40 years of ...

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

Susan Cleary has served as IFTA’s Vice President and ...

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

Régis FLAD is the General Manager of ISAN International ...

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney.  He is the author of ...

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

Tero has a strong and versatile 20+ year long experience in ...

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit ...

David Carson
David Carson

David Carson joined IFPI as Executive Vice President, ...

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital ...

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

Scot Morris is Director of International at APRA|AMCOS, the ...

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

Dr Eleonora Rosati is an Avvocato (Italian-qualified ...

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

Trisha Ziff (Mexico City) is a filmmaker and photography ...

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

He was born in México, City, he has a B.S. in Political ...

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

Janet was MP for Rossendale and Darwen (1992-2010).  From ...

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 29, ...

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

Jean-Noël Tronc worked for the European Parliament, ...

John Morton
John Morton

John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of ...

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

Achille Forler has over three decades of experience in both ...

Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall
Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall

Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall is General Manager of ADAGP, the ...

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

Chris Castle is Managing Partner of Christian L. Castle, ...

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

Tom specialises in Digital Media and technology-related ...

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

Chris is Assistant General Counsel for Pandora Media, Inc. ...

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

Simon Raymonde owns and runs the indie label Bella Union. ...

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

Jean-François is the founder and CEO of Transparency, a ...

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

Robert Ashcroft is Chief Executive of PRS for Music, the ...

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

Born in a musical family, Marisa Gandelman studied music ...

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

After training at the Polytechnic and then at Procter & ...

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen stands at the crossroads of the music, ...

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

As the head of the Society of Composers, Authors & ...

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

Albert Pastore works at Nokia with a focus on copyright and ...

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

Ralph Peer, II, Chairman and CEO of peermusic, oversees a ...

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is a media and technology analyst, and a ...

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

Luciano studied law at the University of Buenos Aires ...

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

Recognized by Digital Media Wire as one of the “25 ...

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

Longtime associate of british band Level 42, Wally Badarou ...

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

Sean O’Connor is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of ...

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

Rupert’s career spans more than 30 years and 120 albums. ...

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

Susan Butler is an entrepreneur, professional journalist, ...

John Lapham
John Lapham

John serves as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel ...

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

Michael S. Simon is the President and CEO of the Harry Fox ...

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest ...

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

Stan McCoy is Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for ...

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

Kim Ravers is a visual writer: she writes in images. She ...

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

Michael Huppe is president of SoundExchange, the nonprofit ...

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

Klaus Thymann is an award-winning photographer and ...

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974.  ...

David Israelite
David Israelite

David Mark Israelite is the President and Chief Executive ...

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

Chris Ruen is an author whose essays and criticism have ...

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

John A. LoFrumento is Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

Maria A. Pallante is the 12th Register of Copyrights of the ...

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

Matt Mason currently serves as Vice President of Marketing ...

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

Casey Rae is the Deputy Director for Future of Music ...

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

Born in Viña del Mar (Chile) in 1951, Alejandro ...

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

Mr. Satoshi Watanabe is Deputy General Manager of the ...

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

Yves Nilly, French author and scriptwriter, wrote for ...

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected ...

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

Simon Darlow was head chorister of Chichester Cathedral and ...

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

Since 2006 Harald Heker is Member of the Executive Board of ...

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

The French visual artist and painter Hervé Di Rosa strives ...

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

A native of France, Laurent Hubert, BMG Rights ...

John Simson
John Simson

John L. Simson is the Executive in Residence and Program ...

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

Stocksy, a digital licensing co-op launched March 25, 2013, ...

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero was born in Torino, Italy, in 1951. He ...

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

Brett Cottle (AM) is the Chief Executive of APRA|AMCOS, a ...

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

Chantal Restivo-Alessi is the Chief Digital Officer for ...

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

Amanda Harcourt is a UK-based IP consultant. In the 1990s ...

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

Edmund Lam, engineer by training, is the CEO and Director ...

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

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speakers 2013

Robert Levine

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” The book, his first, was also praised by Businessweek, Fortune, the Financial Times, and other publications. In 2013, Free Ride was translated into Spanish—as Parásitos—and received positive reviews in Spain. Levine has been the executive editor of Billboard and a features editor at Wired and New York, and he has contributed articles to Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He lives in Berlin.