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Tuesday Keynote: Chris Hardwick Joins Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek


We’ve had some changes to the Tuesday line-up at NMX, so listen up.

As you already know, Chris Hardwick and Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek will be joining us at NMX. But, what you didn’t know is that they’ll now be together in one action-packed keynote! We’re so excited for this amazing session, as there’s lots of fun in store.

Chris and Robert will be welcoming some special guests and the keynote will discuss the evolving new media landscape as it pertains to television and programming. Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek will also perform a web show for us live at the keynote, complete with live band and lots of surprises. Trust us, this is not your ordinary web TV show and will be a keynote you won’t want to miss!

Tuesday Schedule Changes

Chris Hardwick’s keynote has changed from Monday to Tuesday. Chris will join Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Please note, the Tuesday keynote is now in the afternoon and not the morning.

Super Sessions on Tuesday will now be at 9:00 am instead of 4:30 pm.

The last regular session of the day on Tuesday will now start at 3:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. It is no longer 3:15 pm to 4;15 pm.


More on the Keynote Guests

Chris Hardwick – Chief Creative Officer, Nerdist Industries

Chris Hardwick is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC’s first live after show Talking Dead, which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show The Walking Dead.

In 2008, Chris founded Nerdist, a website and podcast devoted to all things nerd related. In 2011, Nerdist merged with GeekChicDaily to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder & Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin serving as Chief Executive Officer. Their online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com, a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist), the Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 1.7 million Twitter fans and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast which is also produced as a TV show on BBC America. Nerdist hosts live events such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual Comic-Con lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD. In July 2012 Legendary Entertainment, the company behind such genre films as Inception, Watchmen, 300, Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy, acquired Nerdist Industries.

Gian Fulgoni –  Chairman & Co-Founder of comScore 

From 1981-1998, Gian was President/CEO of Information Resources, growing it from start-up to annual revenues of $550 million. In 1991 & 2004, Gian was named Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2008, he was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Gian holds a B.Sc. Physics and M.A. Marketing and in 2012 was awarded a Honorary Fellowship by University of Glamorgan in Wales for entrepreneurial skills and achievement in market research.

Krause – Founder and CEO of Suite Partners (originator of the LiveLab® Network)

Prior to discovering the new LiveLab medium for agencies and brands, Krause led a distinguished group of agencies on a distinguished group of brands. Krause was Chairman, CEO of Publicis New York (which he helped build in to a top 10 NY agency). He was President of JWT and Hal Riney & Partners Chicago. This followed 14 years at Leo Burnett where Barry led then largest account, McDonald’s, through the infamous “Burger Wars.” As architect of the Jared campaign for Subway, Barry’s success in brand building is detailed in Chip Heath’s bestseller, Made To Stick. Krause was also a key strategist on Progressive’s makeover from obscurity to the #3 auto insurer. He was named an “Agency Innovator” by Advertising Age.

Krause recently lectured at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and DePaul University on “Brand Building in the Digital Age. He also appeared on a special edition of CNN’s “Crossfire” debating the unequaled reach of television vs. a pure guerrilla strategy. Earlier on, Crain’s honored Barry as one of “40 Under 40 Execs to Watch.” He studied Management of the Creative Enterprise at Harvard and earned a B.S. in Marketing from Bradley.

Robert Tercek – Media Mogul

Robert is one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content.  He has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform, including satellite television, game consoles, broadband Internet, interactive television and mobile networks.   His expertise spans television, telecommunications and software.

In 2009, he was named one of the “25 Executives to Watch” by Digital Media Wire.  Variety has named him one of the “Digital Dozen” most influential players in new media.   The Industry Standard dubbed him a “TV Anarchist”. His 22-year career is marked by achievements which include several milestones: the first multichannel television service in Asia (STAR TV in 1991);  the first multiplayer Java games on the Web (Sony, 1997);  the first interactive game shows on US Television (Sony, 1999); the world’s first streaming video service on mobile phones (PacketVideo and NTT DoCoMo’s V-Live, 2001); the largest audience for live interactive video events on the web (Oprah Winfrey’s 2009 web casts);  the most popular free book download in history (Suze Orman on Oprah.com, 2009).

Kelly Dempski – Managing Director, Accenture Technology Labs

Kelly leads the R&D program for “Digital Experiences” at ATL  This program is focused on developing new ways for Accenture’s clients to interact with their customers and workforces using emerging technologies in the areas of social media, mobile devices, gamification, and new modes of interaction on the web and in the physical world. In addition to new forms of interaction, the Digital Experiences group identifies new types of data and new forms of analytics that can help strengthen customer relationships and drive new levels of personalized experiences. This work is focused on measuring and understanding modes of influence, sharing behaviors, and navigating graphs of interests and interactions.

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