June 12th, 2011
On June 8, 2011 LUMA Partners, along with MediaLink, hosted the 3rd annual Digital Media Summit. It was a huge success! Over 350 CEOs and other leaders from the digital media industry were on hand for a lively discussion of topical issues and power networking. Everyone was there!
DMS has stayed true to its original premise – to deliver a differentiated conference experience. With a plethora of industry and investor conferences, DMS is unique in that it is comprised exclusively of CEOs and the strategic and financial investors in their companies. Contrast that with the typical conference experience where a small minority of the attendees are decision makers. The format is different as well as our discussion forums are participatory. With a room full of CEOs, there is less distinction between panelists and audience and everyone is encouraged to get involved (or are Socratically pinged). DMS is a decidedly lean forward experience.
Our main stage panels were memorable. The Clash of the Titans pitted Ross Levinsohn and Jon Miller against David Kenny and Neal Mohan in a discussion of technology in media. The Buyside panel featured leaders from Adobe, CondeNast, WPP, Great Hill Partners and Union Square Ventures who discussed investment issues in the marketplace and the Winner’s Circle showcased four companies with recent exits to discuss their success strategies: Dapper, Demdex, Invite Media and Huffington Post. Finally, the CEO Soapbox track highlighted 24 unique companies in a speed dating pitch format. More info on DMS’11 can be found here.
This was the first year hosting the event as LUMA Partners and we are grateful for all who participated to make it such a success. We are especially grateful to all who sponsored DMS: Interclick, Millennial Media, Recruit, KPMG, Operative, Silicon Valley Bank, Yahoo, Acxiom, Admeld, Appnexus, AudienceScience, Bluekai, Casale Media, Collective, Exelate, Krux Digital, Media6degrees, MediaMath, Rocketfuel, ShareThis, SNR Denton, Great Hill Partners, JMI Equity, TA Associates, Technology Crossover Ventures and Roundarch. You rock!
We’re already looking forward to DMS’12 and pledge to keep up the quality and exclusivity. Meanwhile, we are busy working to fill the Winner’s Circle panel seats for next year!