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April 9, 2024

A-Listers and Industry Insiders: NAB Show Offers Lineup Packed with Heavy Hitters

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Washington, D.C.— NAB Show brings together a dynamic mix of celebrities, broadcasters, renowned creators and industry leaders to deliver key insights, discuss innovation and chart the course for the future of broadcast, media and entertainment. These thought leaders will converge at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 13 - 17, 2024, (Exhibits April 14 - 17) to share knowledge, collaborate and network with peers.

“This year’s slate of speakers, presenters and thought leaders offers an opportunity to learn from the best in the business – those at the frontlines of innovation and the future of media,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director, NAB Global Connections and Events. “They’ll share insights about what’s on the horizon and will provide a rare look behind the scenes at what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve.”

Following are speakers of note:



  • Byron Allen, chairman, CEO and president, Allen Media Group and Entertainment Studios
  • Ira Bernstein, co-president, Lionsgate’s Debmar Mercury
  • Frances Berwick, chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment
  • Lauren Blincoe, SVP, current programming, telepictures, Warner Bros. Television Group
  • Frank Cicha, EVP programming, Fox Television Stations
  • Melody Hildebrand, chief technology officer, FOX
  • Cynthia Littleton, co-editor-in-chief, Variety
  • Jenny McShane, producer, Only Murders in the Building, Equalizer, actress, The Watcher, Shark Attack, Nash Bridges, Wayne’s World II
  • Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, cinematographer, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland
  • Matt Strauss, chairman, direct-to-consumer and international, NBCUniversal
  • Kevin Tent, ACE, president, American Cinema Editors
  • Joe Walker, ACE, Oscar-winning film editor of Dune
  • Justin Wilkes, president, Imagine Entertainment
  • Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, executive producer, HBO’s True Detective Night Country
  • Phil Wiser, executive vice president, CTO and head of multiplatform operations, Paramount Global
  • Sam Wrench, Grammy nominated and Emmy award-winning director, live events, music, documentary and branded content including Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour



Streaming/Digital Media

  • Bethany Atchinson, vice president of distribution partnerships at Vevo
  • Thijs Bijleveld, vice president of sales and general manager of EMEA and APAC, IMAX Streaming and Consumer Technology
  • Mike Chioditti, vice president of strategy and business development, Endeavor Streaming
  • Sarah Foss, chief technology officer, Audacy
  • Deron Guidrey, co-founder, PlayersTV
  • Kaylee Hartung, Sideline Reporter, TNF on Prime
  • Chris Laxamana, executive producer, The Adam Carolla Show
  • Jackie Levine, head of TV and film, Audible
  • Steve Raizes, EVP of podcasting and audio, Paramount Global
  • Adam Sachs, SVP of comedy and entertainment radio and podcasts, SiriusXM
  • Tim Stevens, global leader, strategic innovation for sports, media and entertainment, Verizon Business Group
  • Jack Wenzinger, global leader M&E film/TV and GameTech Partners, Amazon/AWS
  • BA Winston, vice president of technology, Prime Video

Sports, Entertainment & Leadership Executives

  • Aaron Amendolia, deputy CIO, National Football League
  • James Coker, Partner, Head of Engineering and Tech Management at Funicular Goats, recent project Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
  • Jonny Elliott, chief information officer, Toyota Racing Development
  • Scott Gutterman, senior vice president of digital operations, PGA Tour
  • Tramon Thomas, vice president, brand digital, social and creative, Phoenix Suns
  • Scott Walker, negotiation trainer, Scott Walker Coaching


  • Ameca, autonomously AI-powered humanoid robot, Futuri Media
  • Daniel Anstandig, CEO & co-founder, Futuri Media
  • Samira Panah Bakhtiar, general manager of media and entertainment, games and sports, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Andy Beach, chief technology officer, media and entertainment, Microsoft
  • Brian Colbert, head of industry, cross-platform gaming sales, TikTok
  • Rick Hack, head of media and entertainment partnerships, Intel Corp
  • Paige Johnson, vice president, worldwide media industry, Microsoft
  • Richard Kerris, vice president of developer relations and head of media and entertainment, NVIDIA
  • Eric J. Krueger, head of production, Metaverse Entertainment Content, Reality Labs, Meta
  • Albert Lai, global director of media and entertainment, Google Cloud
  • Hao Li, CEO and co-founder, Pinscreen
  • Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder, Eluvio
  • Dan C. Rodriguez, corporate vice president and general manager, network and edge solutions group, Intel Corp
  • Julie Souza, global head of sports, AWS
  • Matt Wood, vice president of artificial intelligence products, Amazon Web Services

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