Winston Baker to Honor YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen at Confluence Summit on October 27


The goal of Confluence Summit is to bring together award-winning content creators and pioneering technology developers with the next generation of innovators and storytellers for a day of education and exchanging of new ideas. The program will include conversations on the Democratization of Content, Distribution, Visual Effects, AdTech, AR & VR, Gaming, Animation, and Artificial Intelligence.

As part of the summit, Winston Baker will present the “Architect of Change” Award to YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen for his role as Chief Technology Officer during YouTube’s early days. “Steve was instrumental in building YouTube into the phenomenon that it is today. He developed the company’s massive data centers and helped build YouTube into a premier entertainment destination, and one of the most popular websites on the Internet around the world. He also helped lead YouTube through the Google acquisition – and the rest is history,” said Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders of Winston Baker, in a joint statement.

The impact of Steve Chen’s work will be demonstrated by a panel discussion with leading content creators who utilized YouTube as their platform for creative expression and commercial success. Panelists will include Zach King, Alexis G. Zall and Jean Elie. Additionally, there will be a variety of thought leaders at the intersection of technology and entertainment speaking at the summit, including:

– Legendary “Spider-Man” Trilogy Director, Sam Raimi
– Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll
– Award-Winning Producer and Director, Don Hahn
– Paramount Pictures Futurist, Ted Schilowitz
– Rotten Tomatoes Co-Founder, Patrick Lee
– Kabam Co-Founder, Holly Liu
– Comcast Ventures Managing Director, Michael Yang
– Visionary Film Producer and Startup Investor, Amy Nauiokas
– 451 Media Chief Corp Development Officer, David C. Lee
– Prolific Video Game Creator, Christian Cantamessa
– Ground Control Founder, Mike Macadaan
– Marketing Veteran and Hollywood in Pixels Founder, Bettina Sherick
– Fifth Third Bank Co-Head of TMT Group, Kevin Khanna
– Comcast Ventures Managing Director, Michael Yang
– Presence Capital Co-Founder, Amitt Mahajan
– FTI Consulting Senior Advisor, Roy Salter
– Akin Gump Partner, Chris Spicer
– YouTube Global Head of Content Innovation, Mary Healy
– FOX Networks Group Senior Vice President, Michael Shields
– Digital Media Creator and Pioneer, Bing Chen
– Skybound Interactive President, Daniel Murray
– LionTree Advisors Co-Head of Growth, Alex Michael
– Google Director of CS Education, Mo Fong
– MiTú Chief Marketing Officer, Danny Johnson
– Fullscreen Media Creator General Manager, Beau Bryant

The summit will be hosted by MSNBC News Anchor, Richard Lui. A complete list of the speaking faculty is available at Sponsors and partners include Akin Gump, Fifth Third Bank, FTI Consulting, Armanino, Bluescape and The Hollywood Reporter. A portion of the conference proceeds will be donated to AnnieCannons.

About Winston Baker
Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for innovation, finance and growth. For more information: | @WinstonBaker | #ConfluenceSummit

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