Netflix, AC Entertainment, Golden State Warriors and Warner Brothers Records among top execs hitting XLIVE 2017's Data and Analytics Summit

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- XLIVE 2017 Data & Analytics Summit - Los Angeles - Premiere live event & entertainment conference, XLIVE kicks off their 2017 offerings this spring with their highly anticipated 2017 Data & Analytics Summit, a precursor to the main conference slated for this December in Las Vegas. Taking place April 4th - 5th at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, the Data & Analytics Summit will convene live event producers, sports executives, festivals, leading data and analytics executives, in addition to brands hosting their own corporate events and festivals under one roof to educate attendees on the latest technologies emerging at the forefront of event production.

As live event and festival production teams encounter increased competition from one another while striving to provide unique experiences for fans and attendees alike, technology will serve as a cornerstone in this differential effort for years to come. Presiding over the Summit to discuss how to remain ahead of an ever-changing industry is an impressive roster of speakers from some of the most influential companies across the globe, spearheaded by Todd Holloway, Director of Content Science & Algorithms - Netflix; Brandon Ramsey, Director of Business Analytics & Strategy - Golden State Warriors; Akshay Khanna, VP of Strategy - Philadelphia 76ers; Eesean Bolden, VP of A&R - Warner Brothers Records; Kyle Burkhardt, Director of Business Intelligence - Los Angeles Kings; Scott Mitchem, Protective Security Advisory - LA District, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Olivia Diamond, Director of Brand Partnerships - POP Montreal; John Trumble, Managing Director - New York City Wine & Food Festival; Arri Landsman-Roos, Director of Analytics, Jacksonville Jaguars; Meryl Johnson, Director - Digital Strategy, Country Music Association; and Josh Baird, Director of Social Media & Audience Development - FOX Sports.

These remarkable leaders plus many more will participate in a wealth of panels over the two day summit, exploring key topics on-stage such as the following in addition to over 40 other enlightening panels and keynote addresses:

Fanalytics Data driven ticket sales strategies to monetize target audiences

Follow the Money Measuring the value of sponsorship activations through big data

You Are What You Watch How Netflix is changing the state of entertainment through data and analytics

Unlocking the Future Exploring the next generation in data discovery through emerging technology

The Digital Age How brands and live event organizers can benefit from data collection partnerships in digital advertising campaigns

Safety First The use of data and analytics to secure live event venues in an insecure world,'

The Social Stage Why social media data offers the most revealing audience profiles

"XLIVE is hitting on the hottest issue in the festival industry right now," says Aidan Augustin of Feathr, a digital marketing and analytics platform for event organizers, "As new technologies connect online and offline customer data, live events are finally becoming quantifiable."

Feathr is one of the esteemed 2017 Summit Sponsors who have joined forces to ensure this year's Summit is a widely successful endeavor. Alongside Feathr are Presenting Sponsor Eventbrite, Premier Sponsor Vendini and last but not least, Conference Co-Chair Umbel. Companies Vendini and Umbel also have the honor of contributing to the agenda, as both have team members participating on panels in addition to their respective sponsorship roles - Umbel Representative Senior Partner, Strategic Services Dave Cedrone and Vendini Appointee Mark Meyerson, VP and GM of Live Music.

Over $1.1billion was invested in event technology in 2016, a direct reflection of how digital transformation in the live event sector is growing at unprecedented levels. As digitization of the live event experience continues to expand, XLIVE offers event organizers the opportunity to learn to harness the power of their data to more effectively engage attendees, understand customer behavior, increase revenue, analyze competition, identify talent trends, monetize assets, and enhance sponsorship activation.

Registration for XLIVE 2017's Data & Analytics Summit is now open -- Don't miss your opportunity to engage with top luminaries in the realm of D&A!

With plans for XLIVE 2017 to return to Las Vegas December 10-13, 2017, multi-faceted organization XLIVE will continue to revolutionize the way live event and festival organizations share expertise, learn, and most paramount, envision the future of the industry. XLIVE convenes with leading experts at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Reflecting the passion of the vibrant festival community, XLIVE serves as a catalyst for curating unique, memorable and life-changing experiences within the growing, dynamic and influential realm of festivals. XLIVE opens 2017 with its Data and Analytics Summit this April 4th - 5th, 2017.

To stay up to date with all XLIVE news and industry happenings - sign up for the XLIVE newsletter at the bottom of the website's registration page. We'll see you next year in Vegas!

XLIVE 2017 - Advisory Board:

Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato ~ The Recording Academy Executive Director Theresa Jenkins ~ Robot Picnic President Philip Blaine ~ The Rket Group President Ryan Kruger ~ Linkin Park/ Machine Shot SVP Jason Hobbs ~ CAA Premium Experiences Co-Founder Ety Rybak ~ New York WIne & Food Festival Managing Director John Trumble ~ Country Music Association Direction Meryl Johnson ~ Frameless Creative Co-Founder Paul Peck ~ Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Executive Director Jennifer Martin ~ NCompass International CEO and President Donna Graves ~ Red Frog Events Co-CEO Ryan Kunkel ~ WME/IMG Global Head of eSports Tobias Sherman ~ AC Entertainment VP Strategic Partner Jeff Cuellar ~ Fest300 Creative Director Eamon Armstrong ~ TownSquare Media Live Events Director Sally Lidinsky ~ EventBrite Business Strategy and Solutions Manager Diasha Mitchell ~ Life Is Beautiful Festival Rehan Choundry ~ SnowGlobe Music Festival Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Lesan ~ Festevo CEO Tucker Gumber ~ High Sierra Music Festival Director Dave Margulies ~ LeftField Media President Greg Topalian ~ Showmex Production CEO Lew Shomer ~ Corporate Travel Management Former CEO Matt Cantelo ~ Davis Raynes Productions Owner Nick Raynes ~ C3 Presents Talent Buyer Peter Manning ~ Maestro CEO Ari Evants ~ Sunfest Executive Director Paul Jamieson ~ 6 Degrees Management Managing Director Titus Day ~ Ultimate Media Ventures Co-Founder and Chief Band Officer Nate Eckman ~ Law Office of Robert Steckman Owner Rob Steckman ~ Entertainment Strategy Partners Principal Tom Reynolds ~ Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk ~ Kaboo Del Mar Talent Buyer Roger Leblanc ~ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Director of Programs Marketing Scott Aiges ~ Treefort Music Fest Co-Founder Eric Gilbert ~ Big Texas Beer Fest Co-Founder Chad Montgomery ~ VenoFest DC Founder Justin Harrison ~ Cannonball Productions CEO Kate Levenstien ~ Hailfax Pop Explosion Executive Director James Boyle ~ Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority VP Global Business Sales Chris Meyer ~ POP Montreal Director of Brand Partnership Olivia Diamond ~ MusicFestNW Presents Project PABST Operations Director Matt Manza ~ Duggan Bertsch Partner Tim Epstein ~ Tunestars Founder/CEO Anthony Shannon ~ Superfly Executive Creative Director, EVP of Strategy PJ Loughran


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