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Posted On: August 11, 2009
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International Investment analysts looking to fund local digital media ideas.

Investors and Business Analysts from the US, UK, China, India, and New Zealand are attending the X|Media|Lab Auckland “Commercialising Ideas” event looking for the best local ideas to help bring to market.

X|Media|Lab is the internationally acclaimed digital media event, a meeting place uniquely designed to assist companies and people get their own digital media ideas successfully to market, through creative development, business matching, and direct access to world-class networks of digital media professionals.

X|Media|Lab Auckland “Commercialising Ideas” brings together some of the world’s best informed experts, VC’s, and business analysts, as well as some of New Zealand’s creative, business, and technology wizards to assist you succeed amids these turbulent times.

Never before has it been so important for digital media companies to have an acute understanding of the changes occurring in the priorities of investors, the behavior patterns of consumers; emerging business models; and how best to “commercialise” creative ideas locally, and across international marketplaces.

If you are developing digital media ideas across platforms, attend the Keynote Conference Day to hear how the experts are thinking and planning; and you can also apply to attend the Lab itself, where you can work with the International Mentors one-on-one to bring your own digital project ideas to market.

International Mentors include:

  • Dale Herigstad - Four times Emmy Award Winner, and Winner of the inaugural Interactive Emmy Award; CCO, Schematic (Los Angeles)
  • Adrian Sexton - Co-founder, New Medici, and formerly Digital Head of Lionsgate and Participant Media (Los Angeles)
  • Tim Chang - Principal, Norwest Venture Partners (Silicon Valley)
  • Susan Bonds - President and CEO, 42 Entertainment (Pasadena)
  • Richard Cardran - Multi Emmy Award Winning Media Strategist & Technologist (Los Angeles)
  • Juliette Powell - Media Entrepreneur, Author of “33 Million People In The Room” (New York)
  • Vishal Gondal - Founder and CEO, India Games; one of India’s top 40 Entrepreneurs (Mumbai)
  • Rajat Paharia - Founder and Chief Product Officer, Bunchball (San Francisco)
  • Doug Whatley - Founder and CEO, BreakAway Games (Hunt Valley)
  • Hugh Mason - Partner, Pembridge Partners LLP (London, Singapore)
  • Parmesh Shahani - New Media, Venture Capital and Innovation, Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest conglomerates  (Mumbai)
  • Andrew Hamilton - CEO, The ICEHOUSE (Auckland)
  • Mike McGraw - Digital Media Pioneer, Managing Partner, Big Fuel (New York)
  • Zhan Ye - President, GameVision; Strategic Investment Consultant for Giant Interactive, China’s leading online game developers (Beijing, Chicago)
  • Nathan Torkington - Open Source Evangelist and Founder of Kiwi Foo Camp and NZ 2.0 (Auckland)
  • Greg Suess & Trent J Blacket - ROAR (Los Angeles)
  • Helen Baxter - Managing Directrix, Mohawk Media (Auckland)
  • Vincent Heeringa – Director, HB Media Ltd (Auckland)
  • Bonnie Graves – Co-Founder & President of New Medici (Los Angeles)
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