1. DIGITAL DIVERSITY NETWORK 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR

    Event-Calendar

    Mark your calendars and save the dates for these upcoming events from DDN.

    “Content Strategy” Salon

    Presented in Partnership with Viacom
    Thursday, May 8, 2014
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Viacom
    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036

    Content is, indisputably, “King” and the key to driving consumer connections and engagement: but in this new world of disruptive technology and high-velocity change, it can no longer be a one size fits all. It must be flexible, adaptable, sharable, responsive, reusable, interesting and profitable. Join us for a real conversation with leading creators, marketers, distributors and strategists as they share key principles and strategies for navigating this complex new world.

    Advance registration required. Limited Seating. Click here to register.


    Los Angeles Networking Reception

    June 2014
    Location: TBA


    Silicon Valley Networking Reception & Panel Discussion

    “Funding, Protecting & Scaling Your Technology Venture”
    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    5:30 – 8:30 pm
    The Fairmont Hotel
    San Jose, CA


    3rd Annual New York City “Cloud Gathering” Conference

    November 2014
    Date & Location: TBA

  2. DDN Tech Talk – Amos Winbush, III

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    A Conversation with Amos Winbush, III, Founder & CEO, CyberSynchs, Inc.

    While other entrepreneurs were waiting out the recession, Amos Winbush, III founded CyberSynchs, a New York-based technology company that specializes in universal data synchronization transfer. At the age of 26, the then-aspiring musician launched the company from his studio apartment in 2008 with just $250 and has grown it into a billion dollar business with major licensing partnerships on three continents.

    Winbush first shared a sound bite of his story with Digital Diversity Network (DDN) at our second annual New York City Cloud Gathering Conference last October. And, we wanted more details! DDN Board Chair Tracy Lawrence, chats, in a phone interview, with Amos about building a tech company, and his upcoming television series that will help to open doors for emerging tech entrepreneurs.

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  3. Visit Our New Online Career Center!

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    Digital Diversity Network’s (DDN) new online Career Center is now open for business.  With a focus on digital and hi-tech companies and professionals, our new and expanded interactive job board offers members, and the industry at-large, a highly targeted resource for online recruitment of diverse tech talent.

    Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria, and create an online resume agent to email qualified candidates daily.  They also benefit from online reporting that provides job activity statistics.  DDN corporate sponsors enjoy discounted “member” rates for job postings.

    For job seekers, the DDN Career Center is a free service that provides access to employers and jobs in the digital and hi-tech industries.  In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review if they choose.  Job seekers can also create a search agent to provide email notifications of jobs that match their search criteria.

    Our new Career Center is the first in a series of new DDN offerings designed to create and advance a diverse digital and hi-tech talent pipeline and we are excited to take this next step to becoming a vibrant, viable industry force.

    Visit Career Center →

  4. DDN Welcomes New Board Directors!

    DDN is pleased to announce these recent additions to its board of directors: Malik Ducard, Content Partnerships Director, YouTube; Michelle Fisher, Founder & CEO, Blaze Mobile; Richard Gay, EVP, Strategy & Business Operations, Viacom Music Group; and Guy Primus, Co-founder, Thrillerdome Ventures.

    Malik S. DucardContent Partnerships DirectorGoogle

    Malik S. Ducard

    Michelle FisherFounder/CEOBlaze Mobile

    Michelle Fisher

    Richard Gay EVP of Strategy and Operations, Viacom Music Group, Viacom Media NetworksBoard Member

    Richard Gay

    Guy PrimusChief Operating OfficerOverbrook Entertainment

    Guy Primus

    In his role at YouTube, Malik Ducard is in charge of premium film, television and new media partnerships for YouTube. Prior to joining YouTube, he served as SVP, Digital Distribution for the Americas at Paramount Pictures and oversaw distribution of films to online, mobile and digital platforms including iTunes, XBox, Netflix and a range of mobile, online and device technology partners.

    Michelle Fisher has been at the forefront of developing disruptive technologies, mobile, Internet and multimedia innovations for more than 20 years and holds a number of patents. Prior to founding Blaze Mobile, a technology company that develops innovative mobile commerce, healthcare, banking and advertising solutions, she was engineer with AT&T and Microsoft. A graduate of U.C. Berkley and Stanford, Michelle resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    As EVP, Strategy & Operations, Viacom Music Group, Viacom Media Networks, Richard Gay works closely with the leadership of VH1 and MTV to manage business functions, drive planning and strategic initiatives, and execute a broad range of operational activities. He also works closely with MTVN’s digital groups to extend MTV and VH1 into new businesses. Before joining MTVN, Richard was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton in the firm’s Global Media & Entertainment practice.

    Guy Primus is a renowned executive in the realms of media, entertainment and technology. Prior to co-founding Thrillerdome Ventures, a seed-stage technology investment fund focused on consumer and lifestyle companies, Guy led digital/tech strategy for Starbucks, Microsoft and Bad Boy Entertainment; and most recently served as COO of Overbrook Entertainment—the film, TV and trans-media production company founded by producer James Lassiter and actor/producer, Will Smith. Guy resides in Atlanta and serves on the advisory boards for his alma mater, Georgia Tech, and Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

    These new additions join DDN’s founding directors, Dana Canedy, Senior Editor, The New York Times; Albert Cheng, EVP & Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, Disney ABC Television Group; Walter Delph, CEO, Ad.Ly; Marcelino Ford-Livene, GM, New Channels & Advanced Advertising, Intel Media; Tracy Lawrence, Managing Director, Tracy L. Lawrence, LLC; Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media Global Solutions, Facebook; Dhanusha Sivajee, Chief Marketing Officer, Aol Brands Group; and Kiko Washington, EVP, Worldwide Human Resources, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

  5. View Video Highlights from DDN’s second annual NYC “Cloud Gathering”


    “Awesome” and “amazing” were the adjectives most commonly used to describe Digital Diversity Network’s (DDN) second annual New York City “Cloud Gathering” Conference on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at The New York Times Conference Center in Manhattan.  Themed, Innovation, Disruption & Transformation, the event featured a speaker line-up of nearly 40 diverse industry thought leaders from the realms of advertising, media, entertainment, education, healthcare, hospitality, mobile and private equity.  The venue was filled almost to capacity with approximately 130 digital “natives” and “immigrants” in attendance throughout the day and provided an intimate setting for interaction and networking with speakers and attendees, alike.

    With a full-day agenda comprising panel discussions, one-on-one “Tech Talk” conversations and entrepreneurial Power Pitch sessions, the New York “Cloud Gathering” Conference provided insights into: (a) Cutting-edge technology; (b) identifying talent and managing teams in the Innovation Economy; (c) New rules of consumer engagement as technology disrupts the advertising industry; (d) Connecting with multicultural consumers, globally, across a broad spectrum of industries and platforms; and (e) Seizing opportunities in the emerging healthcare technology sector.

    Additional photos from the event are in the gallery below.

     

    See complete gallery here

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Game Changers: The Entertainment & Media Evolution: Left to right: Martez Moore, EVP, Digital Media/Strategy & Business Development, BET Networks; Rick Ramirez, SVP, Targeted Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures; Shana C. Waterman, SVP, Event Series & Multi-Platform Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company; Doug Neil, SVP, Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures; Liz Jenkins, VP, Corporate Development, Media Rights Capital; and Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media Global Solutions, Facebook.
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