Reddit.com GM Erik Martin to Discuss the Story of the SOPA Internet Blackout at The Social TV Summit San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Bently Reserve Conference Center
in San Francisco, the Social TV Summit (www.socialtvsummit.com) will
open its prestigious, executive-only conference with what is sure to
be a compelling keynote speech featuring Erik Martin, general manager
of Reddit.com. The speech will follow an interview format, to be
conducted by Dan Simon, CNN's Silicon Valley correspondent. The pair
will discuss hotly-debated issues surrounding SOPA (Stop Online
Piracy Act) and the story of the Internet's viral protest against the
Reddit.com pioneered the Internet's "blackout" in protest against
recent SOPA legislation. In the CNN-led interview, Martin will tell
his personal story by discussing the fascinating back-story of how
the protest unfolded and evolved from the Silicon Valley perspective.
He will reveal the blackout's implementation, respond to SOPA and its
detractors, and discuss how the issue could affect the Social TV
industry. Martin will offer suggestions as to how Silicon Valley and
Hollywood can find common ground while finding practical solutions to
revise the bill. With a background in the film, music and television
industries, Martin will also provide his insight on how to monetize
digital content from the owner's side and move the industry forward.
Other industry leaders to speak at the Summit include: Andy Batkin of
Social Summits, Jack Myers of Jack Myers Media Business Report,
Christy Tanner of TV Guide Digital, Janet Balis of AOL, Adam Cahan of
Yahoo!, Chee Chew of Google, Pete Thompson of Microsoft, Allison
Goldberg of Time Warner Investments, Joe Kraus of Google Ventures,
Scott Wolfgang of Hearst Ventures, Louis Toth of Comcast Ventures,
Jenny Fielding of BBC Worldwide, Andrea Harrison of Pepsico
Beverages, Laurel Bernard of FOX Broadcasting, Jason Hoch of World
Wrestling Entertainment, and more.
The Social TV Summit focuses on technology that allows viewers to
interact, socialize, search, share and purchase video content,
whether viewed on the "big screen," laptops, tablets, mobile or
out-of-home. Following successful, sold-out Summits in Los Angeles
and New York City, the Social TV Summit travels to San Francisco for
a day of high-profile speakers, workshops and networking in the
Social TV industry.
The Social TV Summit was created by digital and social media expert
Andy Batkin, recognized as one of the founders of the interactive
industry. Batkin has more than 30 years of experience in creating
innovative integrated marketing, digital media, social media and
promotional campaigns for Fortune 500 and entertainment companies.
Batkin and his consulting practice developed the business model for
Yahoo! and served as its media representative for the first two
years, building more than 1,700 sales relationships for Yahoo!.
For more information please go to: www.socialtvsummit.com
SOURCE: Social TV Summit
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