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speakers 2013
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

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

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

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

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

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

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

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

John Simson
John Simson

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

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

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

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

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

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

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

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

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

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

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

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

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

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

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

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

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

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

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

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

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

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

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

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

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

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

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

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

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

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

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

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

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

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

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

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

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

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

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

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

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

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

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

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

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

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

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

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

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

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

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

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

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

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

John Lapham
John Lapham

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

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

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

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

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

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

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

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

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

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

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

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

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

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

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

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

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

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

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

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

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

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

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

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

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

David Alexander
David Alexander

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

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

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

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

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

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

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

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

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

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

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

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

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

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

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

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

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

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

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

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

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

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

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

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

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

David Carson
David Carson

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

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

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

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

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

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

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

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

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

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

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

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

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

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

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

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

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

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

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

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

David Israelite
David Israelite

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

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

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

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

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

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

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

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

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

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

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

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

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

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

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

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

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

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

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

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

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

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

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

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

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

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

John Morton
John Morton

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

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

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

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

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

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

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

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

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

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

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

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

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

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

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

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

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

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

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

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

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

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

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

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

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

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

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

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

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

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

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

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

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

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

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

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speakers 2013

Susan Butler

Susan Butler is an entrepreneur, professional journalist, publisher, international business attorney and published author. Through Butler Business & Media, Susan currently writes and publishes Music Confidential, a weekly international news and analysis report for executives who do business in music and for government officials and advisors who work with intellectual property issues. Music Confidential is distributed digitally to paid subscribers in 35 countries. In the past, Susan represented for over 20 years the legal and business interests of film, TV and record producers; sound engineers; recording studios; independent record labels and music publishers; visual and recording artists; songwriters and film composers; Internet technology developers; dot-com entrepreneurs and others in the entertainment and technology industries in the U.S., Japan and Europe. While practicing law, she was also columnist for ZDNet (acquired by CNET), contributing writer for several international technology magazines and author of eBusiness Legal Kit For Dummies written for entrepreneurs.