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3Pillar Global builds software that enables enterprises to turn data into value. We do this through our disciplined approach to innovation and our deep expertise at the intersection of disruptive trends such as mobile, social, and big data. Through a collaborative and fully integrated experience, clients engage with expert teams that build award-winning products for content rich industries such as Media, Information Services, Education, and Healthcare.

Elastic Path Software

Elastic Path builds commerce software that powers the next generation of digital experience and enables companies to create outstanding customer experiences that drive engagement and conversion. Market leaders, including Google, Pearson, Symantec, Time Inc., and Virgin Media use Elastic Path to drive billions of dollars in digital commerce annually.

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NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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Watchwith is a technology company that provides a software platform for TV networks, film studios and advertisers to create and deliver perfectly timed content to their viewers in sync with their programming and commercials across TV everywhere, mobile apps, connected TV, Twitter, Facebook and other consumer touch points.

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Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures.

Manatt Digital Media

Manatt Digital Media is a disruptive new full-service digital media services business created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, ranging from individuals to companies of every size and stage—start-up, growth, or mature public. We offer a one-stop shop for empowering venture capital, strategic business consulting and partnerships, aggressive and smart negotiating, and unchallenged direct access to A-list artists and global brands. These services are grounded in the experience of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, one of the most respected and storied law firms for the media, entertainment and advertising industries.

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IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. The IDG Ventures network is comprised of five independent partnerships managing funds in North America and Asia. Each partnership makes investments on behalf of its limited partners, including International Data Group (IDG), the world’s largest IT media company. By combining the IDG platform – an unparalleled combination of global publishing, market research (IDC), and conferences and exhibition resources – with years of hands-on experience in early-stage company building, each IDG Ventures fund helps companies understand their markets better and penetrate them faster than their competition. With partnerships in the USA, Korea and multiple locations throughout China, India and Vietnam, the IDG Ventures network offers the international perspective and the local market expertise to help companies grow from start-ups to global success stories.

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Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company’s award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Interpret

Interpret is a leading cross-media research firm that applies proprietary, cutting-edge methodologies and extensive category knowledge to help clients plan, test, and measure business strategies in the media landscape. Interpret’s unique combination of syndicated measurement products and custom market research provides a common language for stakeholders of the digital age.

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Rovi Data Service provides one of the world’s largest collections of entertainment metadata available, offering a comprehensive catalog of high- quality editorial, descriptions and rich images—all optimized for multiple platforms. CE Manufacturers, service providers, developers and online retailers and portals can easily integrate Rovi Data Service to differentiate their products and encourage continuous content discovery and consumption by consumers. With Rovi Data Service, you have immediate access to extensive content to create a unique, engaging experience that helps consumers better discover and enjoy entertainment media.

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The NPD Group provides global information and advisory services to drive better business decisions.  By combining unique data assets with unmatched industry expertise, we help our clients track their markets, understand consumers, and drive profitable growth.

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The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in San Francisco offers comprehensive information about Luxembourg as a business location as well as investment assistance and other complimentary inbound investment consultancy services for IT, digital media, e-commerce, clean tech, biotech, materials and logistics companies.

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Venable’s Digital Media team is comprised of attorneys and advisors who have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients in effectively navigating legal, regulatory and political landscapes. With a particular focus on e-commerce, digital entertainment, mobile platform, connected content and social media industries, we counsel clients across a broad range of matters, including business transactions and strategies, compliance issues, advocacy, investigations, and litigation. We fully engage with our clients to deliver timely, creative, and integrated solutions.

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Akamai is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. Our Intelligent Platform™ removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud – Akamai accelerates innovation in our hyperconnected world.

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Vindicia, the true leader in enterprise-class subscription billing, was recently ranked the number one billing software solution on the market by BillingSoftware.com. Vindicia combines cutting edge customer acquisition methods with advanced customer retention technologies while maintaining unmatched scalability and 99.99% up-time. Vindicia has processed more than $6 billion globally and generates over $90 million in annual incremental revenue for clients.

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AdColony is a mobile video advertising company whose proprietary Instant-Play™ technology serves razor sharp, full-screen video ads instantly in HD across its extensive network of iOS and Android apps, eliminating the biggest pain points in mobile video advertising: long load times and grainy, choppy video. As a leading mobile video advertising and monetization platform, AdColony works with both Fortune 500 brands and the world’s top grossing publishers.

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Mass Relevance helps brands, media and agencies get more from their social media efforts by building social experiences into their marketing strategy. More than 300 major brands, sports teams, publishers and broadcasters trust the Mass Relevance SaaS platform to create real-time consumer engagement by aggregating, filtering, and re-displaying content from any social network to any digital property.

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HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences.

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Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services, offers a family of products used to publish and distribute the world’s professional digital media. The company’s products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based encoding service and HTML5 video player technology. Founded in 2004, the company has more than 6,300 customers in over 60 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content services to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

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For 28 years RSG Media Systems has specialized in software products for Cable & Broadcast, Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Sports and Consumer Products Licensing. We have provided technology services to the world’s largest media and entertainment firms including our proprietary media systems like RightsLogic® an end-to-end rights and royalty management solution designed to maximize revenue.

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Ensequence, Inc. provides a suite of advanced television products that create more profound experiences which are proven to better hold viewers’ attention – increasing time spent viewing, ratings, advertising effectiveness and ad opportunities across cable, satellite, telco and connected devices.

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Vubiquity offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of multiplatform video services that enable consumer viewing of premium content on any permitted device — TV, PC, Tablets, Mobile and Over-The-Top.  Leveraging our platform, decades of experience, scale, as well as our long-standing relationships with every major Content and Service Provider, Vubiquity gets its customers to market faster, at a lower cost, and with greater extensibility and flexibility than they could realize on their own.

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paysafecard is a long-established prepaid online payment method which allows customers to pay quickly, simply and safely – as if they were paying in cash. The company is present in 37 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets worldwide and is Europe‘s leading prepaid solution for paying online.

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Built on one of the world’s most advanced networks with a video-optimized platform, Verizon Digital Media Services delivers a vast range of content management and delivery services with carrier-grade quality, reliability, security and scale.

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Live Gamer (LGI) is the trusted monetization engine behind some of the world’s leading digital services. From powering global payments for Facebook and Sony Online to social storefronts for the WWE to subscription billing for Bloomberg, LGI’s e-commerce platform is the one-stop solution to monetize any digital experience, anywhere.”

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For more than 50 years, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law.

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Yidio is the leading personalized streaming guide making it easy to search, discover, and watch over one million TV shows & movies across hundreds of content services. Headquartered in San Francisco, Yidio is a top entertainment property with over 15 million monthly users across iOS , Android, and web.

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Driven by artificial intelligence and simple user experience, Magisto is a cloud-based mobile technology service for creating and sharing beautiful quality personal movies. It automatically selects the most compelling moments from ordinary videos and photos and, like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story with customized styles and music.

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A global leader in digital content delivery, Limelight enables organizations to better engage audiences by empowering them to manage and deliver content on any device, anywhere in the world. The Limelight Orchestrate™ platform, an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services, delivers exceptional multi-screen experiences to drive revenue and increase brand awareness.

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HFA is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. Slingshot, HFA’s rights management service offering, includes a suite of information management and technology solutions designed to simplify and facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights. HFA also serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company’s fast and easy online licensing tool. As a technology innovator, HFA is leading the industry in establishing global data standards and is a founding member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX).  Additionally, for the past five years HFA has been recognized by InformationWeek on its Top 500 Relentless Innovators list.

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BlueSnap helps game companies monetize on a global scale and convert more players into paying customers with a smarter payment gateway. Our robust buying platform is seamless to integrate and gives players a secure one-click payment experience across 180 countries, in over 60 currencies, 28 languages, and with 110 payment types.

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Highwinds is the fastest CDN on the planet.  Media, gaming and advertising companies rely on our massive, global network to deliver high-quality video streaming, game downloads and advertising assets to millions of users every day.  In addition to CDN, the company offers cloud storage, content protection, real-time analytics, IP transit, colocation and more.

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Digital Citizens Alliance is a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet and the importance for Internet stakeholders – individuals, government and industry – to make the Web a safer place.

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Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre’s social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. Livefyre powers real-time social experiences for over 600 leading brands including American Idol, Bravo, CBS, WSJ, FOX,, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Unilever and Universal Music Group.

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hybris helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management and unified processes to ensure the best integrated commerce experience today and in the future.

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YuMe, Inc. is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe’s technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today’s highly-fragmented market.

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AT&T AdWorks is a leader in Advanced TV advertising focused on reinventing how advertisers target and engage audiences across screens. AT&T’s data advantage enables AdWorks to provide a more efficient national TV media buy and its superior IPTV platform helps deliver engagement beyond the :30 TV spot.

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Rixty is the safest and most convenient way to spend cash at more than 1,000 online games, MMOs, social networks, and entertainment sites. Simply exchange your cash & coins for a prepaid card or voucher at one of 140,000 stores or kiosks in the US and Brazil or nearly 500,000 locations worldwide. Or, pay securely using your bank account online. FREE Signup.  No Fees.  No Credit Card Required.

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Peak Hosting has designed, built, and scaled the hosted computing environments of some of the largest Internet companies across a variety of technological verticals. Our offerings are specifically designed for businesses wanting guaranteed quality of service from their enterprise hosting provider, and the support of a veteran technical operations organization.

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Epidemic Sound is the first production music library giving content creators use of professional-quality soundtracks in any country, on any platform, forever, for only a small fee. No additional charges are ever required because Epidemic Sound doesn’t represent music, it owns it, buying directly from composers when tracks are created.

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eTribez, the leading provider of Audience Engagement and Casting technology, helps broadcast networks and production companies generate new revenue streams, boost social impact and strengthen viewer loyalty.  eTribez’ tailor-made digital solutions are geared towards various entertainment genres.  Productions such as American Idol, Big Brother, and MasterChef, have utilized eTribez’ technology.

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Scopely is a new breed of publisher focused on providing the best independent developers in the world with the tools, expertise, and infrastructure to power their mobile games to massive and sustained success.

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SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.

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LyricFind is the world’s largest provider of song lyrics to digital music services, web sites, mobile phones, and more. With licensing from over 3,000 publishers, worldwide rights, and millions of lyrics available, LyricFind powers hundreds of music services around the globe.

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Anvato is the most-efficient and cost-effective way for broadcasters to offer TV Everywhere. By integrating its best-of-breed products into a single cloud-managed interface, Anvato’s customers are more easily reaching and monetizing its audiences on every device. Features include live linear streaming, ad replacement, VOD transcoding, clip syndication, HD capture editing, and video players. Customers include NBC Universal, FOX Sports, LIN Media, Hearst, Scripps and Post-Newsweek.

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Roku is the creator of the most popular streaming software platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. The Roku platform features the largest and best collection of entertainment available for streaming and is accessible on Roku streaming players, Roku Ready® devices via the Roku Streaming Stick™, and later this year on Roku TVs. Roku products vary by region and are sold in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.

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Uber connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Request a ride and have a driver curbside in minutes. There’s no need to carry cash. When you reach your destination, your fare is automatically billed to your card on file, no need to tip. Click here to receive your first Uber ride free!

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As the preeminent organization for thought leadership in media, entertainment and sports, the Center for MEMES brings together distinguished professionals, students, and researchers to explore new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming business models. With a unique offering of courses, leading research, industry events and elite network, we examine the convergence of these increasingly complex sectors.

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The Easton Technology Leadership Program in the UCLA Anderson School of Management is a comprehensive technical leadership concentration that equips graduates with the technology preparedness, management knowledge and entrepreneurial disposition to succeed in diverse technical settings – from small start-ups to larger global technology corporations.

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Crunch Digital™ is an independent technology firm whose mission is to eliminate the barriers of licensing and payments in the media & entertainment space, fueling better revenue flow, improved business intelligence, and reduced operating costs. Crunch Digital manages data flow for content licensees – game companies, app developers, digital service providers, multi-channel networks and mobile carriers – including royalty reporting for direct licenses. Crunch Digital also services content owners – such as record labels, music publishers, audio book publishers, film & television studios and game publishers – by managing the flow of data to and from digital services.