RAIN Summit West 2012 is just over a month away and we still have quite a long list of speakers to announce! Today we're announcing four more, including a respected industry journalist and executives from Live365, Clear Channel / iHeartRadio, and AdsWizz.
The conference takes place Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas (more info below).
Sean Ross (pictured right) is both Executive VP of Music and Programming for Edison Research and the author of the Ross on Radio Radio-Info newsletter. He's one of the radio and music industry’s most widely respected writers and programming analysts. Ross will moderate our panel on Personalizable Radio.
One of the panelists of that discussion will be Owen Grover (pictured left), SVP of the iHeartRadio Network at Clear Channel Radio. Grover has served at Clear CHannel for over six years and has a strong background in digital media and music with a focus on marketing and business development.
Alexis van de Wyer (pictured right), President of AdsWizz, will speak as part of our Charting Digital Audio Ad Dollars panel. AdsWizz is a global AdServing and Audience Measurement technology provider with leading presence in over 24 countries. Before AdsWizz, Alexis was Global Advertising Director and General Manager at eBay.
RAIN Summit West 2012 will also feature a discussion on The Connected Dashboard, including panelist Dan Steiny (pictured left), Head of Business Development for Live365. He has more than 15 years of industry experience and has served at companies like Sony, Motorola Mobility, Compaq, Liquid Audio, MediaNet Digital and PBS Home Video.
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 will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks.
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/RAB Radio Show. Registration includes access to the NAB/RAB Radio 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.