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The E.Factor Presents :: The New Economy: Do or Die
The Impact on Media, Entertainment and Technology


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Fred Seibert (NextNewNetworks) is Creative Director and co-founder of Next New Networks, overseeing the creative direction of the company's programming and packaging.

Additionally, Fred Seibert is a partner in Frederator Studios, founded in 2000 to package, build, and produce media properties. He is currently the executive producer of six animated series on Nickelodeon's networks: The Fairly Oddparents, ChalkZone, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Nextoons: the Nicktoons Film Festival, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (with Susan Miller), and Random! Cartoons. At the end of 2005, Frederator Studios launched Channel Frederator, the world's first cartoon podcast, which is now part of Next New Networks.

Fred was the first employee and creative director of MTV, and became the first television consultant to introduce the concept of branding TV channels. Later, with his partner, Alan Goodman, he created the idea of "oldies" television with Nick-at-Nite, and named and positioned Comedy Central. In 1992, Seibert began a five-year stretch as president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., where under his direction the studio launched its most successful slate of hits in 15 years, including Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory.

Tom De Bruyne (BoonDoogle) (http://efactor.com/?page=profile&id=722) is managing director of Boondoggle Amsterdam, the Dutch branche of the full service Flemish advertising & communication agency Boondoggle (formally known as i-merge). As an interactive communication strategist, he is currently developing communication plans and campaigns for brands such as Lexus, Wolters-Noordhoff, TiasNimbas Business School, Rabobank International, Rabobank Holland, Bizner Bank, Thomas Cook, The Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs and RTL Netherlands. We work for B2B as well as B2C brands and for mediabrands and publisher brands as well as service brands and FMCG brands.

Robert C. Raciti, Ph.D.(GE Commercial Finance) is a senior vice president and industry advisor with GE Commercial Finance's media, communications, and entertainment business. In his current position, Dr. Raciti focuses on the impact of innovative, new technologies to gain a richer understanding of the competitive landscape. Over the past 8 years at GE, he participated in more than 500 transactions of which over 80 were approved, representing approximately $ 6.5 billion in deal volume. Dr. Raciti currently specializes in the following areas: New Media – online content, user-generated content, and new advertising models, Wireless Communications - WiMax, GSM, CDMA, mobile video distribution systems, communications towers, and distributed antenna systems, Communications Systems - voice, video and data applications, Satellites - fixed satellite services, mobile satellite services, and satellite radio, Specialty Materials & Components - battery technologies, optical components, semiconductors, and solid-state lighting

Moderator: Howard Greenstein (Harbrooke Group) is a Social Media Strategist and Evangelist, and President of the Harbrooke Group, specializing in helping companies communicate with their customers and constituents using the latest web technologies. Formerly, Greenstein was the Senior Director of the Non-Degree Management Programs at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU. Howard was the Director of Operations for the Twin Towers Fund, where he led a team that oversaw the distribution and accounting of more than $160 million dollars.

He has been involved in cutting edge technology applications including online communities and streaming media for over fifteen years. He has worked at startups including Sorceron and Netcast. As a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft’s Developer Relations team he helped gain acceptance and adoption of Internet Explorer 4, Commerce, SiteServer, and Windows Media. He worked on advanced technology projects for J.P. Morgan including a desktop video conferencing and online collaborative tools system in 1993.

He is a small business and personal coach with training from NYU’s SCPS program and Results Coaching. Howard earned his Masters of Professional Studies from New York University’s world-renowned Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Sponsored by:

NY:MIEG/The New York: Media Information Exchange Group; Tungsten Property; Sunshine Suites;

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Added by AskFrasco on July 29, 2008