Founders Forum Announces Tuesday Morning Panels For Innovation Forum 2013

Jan 31, 2013, 11:35 ET from Founders Forum

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second day of the Innovation Forum, hosted by Founder's Forum and UK Trade & Investment, will play host to some of the most informative panel speakers answering insightful and relevant questions on their respective topics. The panels will be led and moderated by David Kirkpatrick, a fastidious technology journalist and author of the recent book "The Facebook Effect." Formerly Senior Editor of Internet and Technology at Fortune Magazine, Kirkpatrick is the founder and CEO of Techonomy Media Inc, a tech-focused conference company. Each panel will last 45 minutes with 30 minutes devoted to specified panel questions and 15 minutes open to audience questions.

The Innovation Forum LA 2013 is delighted to be supported by Universal Music Group, UK Trade & Investment, Lepe Partners, Tech City UK, Jaguar, Rightster and Shazam.


The first panel will be discussing the topic of entertainment. The panel will include Ari Emanuel, world-renowned in the entertainment business as co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME).

The second panel member is Lucian Grainge CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group.

Third is Michael Lynton CEO of Sony Corporation of America and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lynton has overseen Sony's global entertainment business including Sony Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, while his responsibilities with Sony Pictures Entertainment require him to manage the studios overall global operations, including motion pictures, television and digital content production and distribution.

The fourth member of the panel will be Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman of The Walt Disney Studios and current CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

John Landgraf is the final member of the panel. Mr. Landgraf is the FX Network president and executive producer of the show "30 Days."

Digital Media

Daniel Ek, a Swedish entrepreneur and technologist who started the world-famous streaming service Spotify, will be a member of the digital media panel.

The second panel member is Jason Titus, former Vice President of Communications at Yahoo! and current Chief Technology Officer of Shazam.

The third member of the panel is Rob Wells, President of the Global Digital Business at Universal Music Group.

The final member is Scooter Braun, a well-known talent manager for stars such as Justin Bieber, Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. Braun has two record labels: Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG) and Schoolboy Record.


The third and final panel will include Gene Sykes, co-head of Global Merger and Acquisitions and chairman of Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking.

Second, the panel will include Jonnie Goodwin, one of the founding partners of Lepe Partners, an international merchant bank focused on the media, Internet and technology sector. Goodwin is the co-creator of Founders Forum.

The third panel member will be Aryeh Bourkoff, Founder and CEO of a new financial services firm LionTree LLC.

Adam Valkin, formerly one of Europe's top investors recently relocated to the United States to join VC firm General Catalyst Partners as a general partner and will be taking part in the Funding Panel.

Additionally, Bill Gross, lifelong entrepreneur and CEO of IdeaLab, will speak on the panel. IdeaLab accelerates technology innovation and provides the infrastructure to help early stage technology companies succeed.

The final member is Ross Levinson, CEO of Guggenheim Partners' newly renamed Guggenheim Digital Media. Levinsohn oversees THR, Billboard, Adweek, The Film Expo Group and the CLIO Awards.

About UK Trade and Investment:
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK's economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit

About Founders Forum:
Founders Forum is a global community for entrepreneurs and business leaders in media and technology, designed to create, encourage and support entrepreneurial growth and job creation from and within the UK. Founders Forum was co-founded by Brent Hoberman (,, PROfounders Capital, UK Business Trade Ambassador) and Jonathan Goodwin (LongAcre, The Wireless Group, Lepe Partners) and currently hosts events in Brazil, India, the USA and UK.

Founders Forum spends many months identifying candidates to showcase their new ideas to founders, investors, journalists and future entrepreneurs. FF is a proud partner of the British Government's GREAT campaign and welcomes the support received from the British Prime Minister. For more information on Founders Forum, visit

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