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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Tuesday, May 16 • 9:35am - 10:25am
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The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

Join leaders of various global metadata and information infrastructure initiatives for an update on their strategies and a discussion of upcoming plans.

OMI Update
Panos Panay

ISRC Update
David Hughes

ISNI and DOI Update
Paul Jessop

Mark Isherwood

SoundExchange Update
Jonathan Bender

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.   

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Bill Wilson

VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association
As VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association, including initiatives such as metadata and startups. A music industry professional with over two decades of experience working in varied roles within independent and major record labels, internet ventures, and mobile content, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the industry trade association. Wilson was recruited to join Music Biz in 2009 to create programs as well as white papers, infographics, style guides, and other materials related to digital music commerce with four key topics: Business Development, Digital Supply Chain... Read More →

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Jonathan Bender

Chief Operating Officer, SoundExchange
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David Hughes

Chief Technology Officer, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
David Hughes has 25 years’ experience in digital technology, focusing for the last 20 years on the online distribution of music. He joined the RIAA in Washington, DC in 2006, where he is currently the Chief Technology Officer. Hughes represents the recording industry’s technology interests and coordinates technology efforts. His responsibilities include the development and promotion of technical standards, emerging technologies and new formats, and outreach to the broader technology community. Prior to the RIAA, Hughes was at Sony Music where, as VP of Technology Strategies and Digital Policy, he created and headed the... Read More →
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Mark Isherwood

Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Mark Isherwood spent 18 years working for the MCPS-PRS Alliance (now PRS for Music), the UK music rights collecting society and one of the biggest in the world. He was responsible for the development of strategies and policies for substantial rights negotiations with a range of l... Read More →
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Paul Jessop

Founder & Director, County Analytics
Paul Jessop is Founder and Director of County Analytics, Ltd., an independent consulting firm named for his 400-year-old home and office in rural England – County Cottage. County Analytics has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, where it gives advice on strategy, market positioning, and the creation and exploitation of industry standards. Jessop is known for facilitation and consensus building and has a tight drafting style widely exploited in specification writing. After a career in engineering and strategy with British Telecom, he was CTO at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for 13 years and, subsequently, at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He continues his work as Exec. Director of the U.S. Registration Agency for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) under contract to RIAA and represents the recording... Read More →
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Panos Panay

Co-Founder/Founder & Managing Director, Open Music Initiative (OMI)/ Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE)
Panos Panay is the Founder and current Managing Director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), as well as a passionate entrepreneur, educator and startup mentor. As the founder of Sonicbids, he created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. He led the company as CEO for 13 years, from its inception until after its successful acquisition in a deal backed by Guggenheim Partners. Panay is also the co-founder of the Open Music Initiative (OMI), which has brought together over 140 leading music, media, technology industry organizations and academic institutions to create a blockchain-based open protocol for uniform identification of musical rights owners and creators... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am
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