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Heavyweights from the Young Guru, Music producer, Audio Engineer entertainment industry discuss the importance of technology for artistic success and their use of technology in their art through streaming services, social and digital media, 3-D content and more, as well as their tech business ventures.
Corey Rosemond, Business Development Director , Plantronics
Paul Lane, TV & Radio Personality, TECHZONE
Ty Ahmad-Taylor’s career has been dedicated to creating deeply engaging experiences for viewers across various media platforms. His background includes more than 25 years in information design with over 18 years in interactive television platforms. He possesses a thorough understanding of consumer entertainment habits and what’s needed to enhance the platforms that satisfy their demands. Ty is a successful entrepreneur and business leader having founded multiple start-ups, the latest of which was acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2012. He became Vice President of Smart TV Services at Samsung where he led the teams that created interactive television applications and OTT products for the world’s largest TV and smartphone manufacturer. Prior to Samsung, Ty was the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Product Development at MTV Networks' Music & Logo Group and a Senior Director of Interactive Products and UI at Comcast.
Paul Lane is a TV & radio pesonality, TECHZONE
Grammy nominated recording artist, multi-platinum producer, and avid technologist. In addition to logging studio time with Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé, he launched the first internet popstar Cassie, who sold over 650K albums fueled by an aggressive pre-Twitter social media campaign on MySpace.
Ryan is the architect and ultimate case study for Disruptive Multimedia's simple CRM for creators and SMBs, a product called SuperPhone. Bravely opting to remove his latest album from iTunes, he used an inbound SMS campaign powered by SuperPhone to earn over $570K in D2C revenue from just 16K fans, a 4x multiple of royalties received on his major label debut which sold 180K copies. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard.
As Director of Global Business Development, Corey Rosemond is responsible for new business, partnerships and alliances for Plantronics’ Consumer business enabling the company to better support the connected consumer. With an emphasis on gaming, virtual reality, eSports, active/fitness and entertainment wireless Bluetooth stereo solutions, Corey is on the forefront of enhancing the user experience to add value for gaming platforms, publishers, e-sports producers and others within the appropriate ecosystems.
Formerly Head of the Games for Windows 7 program at Microsoft and Business Development for Consumer Music and Gaming partnerships at Hewlett-Packard he has an extensive background in product management, strategic alliances and marketing in the digital entertainment and gaming sectors of consumer electronics combined with experiences of being a college lecturer at the SMU Guildhall Graduate school of Video Game production. He also advises a number of startups in the gaming and analytics sectors with one successful equity event experience. He received his BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and resides with his family in Redmond, Washington where he pursues passions of coaching youth sports and of course video games.
Loretta Walker heads AT&T California Employee Engagement & Communications; focused on creating a heightened level of ownership and commitment where employees do whatever they can to benefit internal and external customers.
Most recently, Mrs. Walker led AT&T California local government and community affairs initiatives in 16 counties of the North Coast, East Bay and Central Valley. Managing a team of senior professionals, she was responsible for AT&T public policy and philanthropic initiatives impacting over 7 million in population.
Mrs. Walker has held senior positions in Consumer Sales, Public Affairs, Human Resources, Competitive Analysis, Quality, Marketing, Regulatory, Cost Studies and Wholesale Sales organizations.