RAIN Summit West 2012's roster is now made up of more than 35 industry experts and today we're delighted to announce four more, including executives from Pandora, Cox Media Group, Stitcher and Triton Digital.
Pandora VP of Audio Sales Doug Sterne (pictured right) will speak as part of our "How Many, How Much?" panel. In addition to driving audio sales at Pandora, Sterne is in charge of the Pandora Audio Lab, a testing ground for optimizing audio creative and determining best practices for optimizing advertiser results. Before joining Pandora, Sterne was VP of Sales at Clear Channel Online Music and Radio and VP of Infinity Radio (CBS).
Joining the "Connected Dashboard" discussion is Sandhi Kozsuch (pictured left), Director of Strategic Industry Initiatives for Cox Media Group. He leads the company’s development of Mobile DTV, IPTV/OTT, and Digital Radio Datacasting. Kozsuch also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Pearl LLC, and is the Chairman of the Pearl Technology Committee.
RAIN Summit West 2012 will also feature Noah Shanok (pictured right), CEO and co-founder of Stitcher (a service that's like Pandora for news and talk radio). Shanok will speak as part of the "Innovating the News/Talk Format Online" panel. He was also the founding VP of Sales for StubHub, an online ticket marketplace that sold to eBay in January 2007.
Mike Becker (pictured left), Triton Digital's COO of Applications & Services Division, will join the panel "It's Who You Know." Becker has over 17 years of experience in technology and marketing. Prior to joining Triton, he was a founder and COO of Enticent, a leading SaaS provider of loyalty marketing and audience relationship management tools for media companies.
Other speakers set to appear at RAIN Summit West 2012 include DAR.fm's Michael Roberston, Spotify's Jon Mitchell, TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen and many others. ESPN SVP of Production/Business Divisions Traug Keller will keynote the conference.
RAIN Summit West will take place on Sunday, April 15 at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. It will conclude with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party.
The Summit is an official “Co-Located Education Program” of the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show Exhibit Hall and a catered box lunch. RAIN registrants can save $100 on NAB/RAB Radio Show registration.
For registration and sponsorship information, visit kurthanson.com/rainsummitwest.
Other RAIN Summits are planned for later this year in Dallas (at the RAB/NAB Radio Show) on September 18th, in Minneapolis (at the Conclave) on July 20, and in Berlin, Germany on October 5th.