Ross Levinsohn, CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, and Claudia Cahill, CCO of OMD/The Content Collective have been added to the lineup of industry speakers slated to speak at the inaugural 2014 Digital Entertainment World (DEW) event, according to a release.
Set for Feb. 18-20 at Los Angeles' Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DEW is a market and conference designed specifically for executives focused on all aspects of the digital environment, from content creation to monetization. Lanzone, Cahill, and Levinsohn (full disclosure: at Guggenheim, he oversees assets including Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, the Clio Awards, and Film Expo Group) will participate in the opening session "View from the Top: State of the Digital Union." It will be first in DEW's "View from the Top" series, which will examine the current and future state of each of the representatives' industries.
The three speakers come from diverse backgrounds. Levinsohn is the former architect and president of Fox Interactive Media and interim CEO of Yahoo!. Lanzone came to CBS as the former CEO and co-founder of Clicker.com before it was acquired by his current company; he was also the CEO of Ask.com. Cahill previously developed brand-building projects for Pepsi, Unilever's AXE, and Lean Cuisine among others at Levity Entertainment Group.
Over the course of three days, DEW will feature over 100 panels such as "The Future of Crowd-Sourcing Content Creation" and "Millennial Makers: A 'How To' From Next Gen Media Creatives," headlined by Jake Katz, VP of audience insights and strategy for Sean Combs' REVOLT TV. A complete schedule is available at DEW's official website, and a complete list of industry speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.