Variety’s Entertainment Summit at CES returns in person on January 6th

diversity returns in person at CES with his popular Entertainment Summit, exploring how new technologies and innovations are driving the future of film, television, digital media, gaming and more on January 6th at the Aria in Las Vegas. The event will be chaired by Pearlena Igbokwe, Chair of Universal Studio Group; and Marc D’Amelio, executive producer and star of The D’Amelio Show and co-founder of D’Amelio Brands; and Dixie D’Amelio, digital creator, musical artist, star of The D’Amelio Show and co-founder of D’Amelio Brands.

Igbokwe will share her creative and strategic vision for the four studios she oversees, Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International Studios, which collectively comprise approximately 120 projects across more than 25 platforms worldwide.

The D’Amelio Family will detail how they are expanding their content creation and massive social following to new initiatives like D’Amelio Brands. Marc is an entrepreneur with 10 million followers on TikTok; Dixie is a musician with over 625 million streams to date and over 100 million followers across all platforms.

Additional speakers include Malik Ducard, Chief Content Officer, Pinterest; Sarah Henry, Head of Content, Influencers & Commerce, Walmart; Debra O’Connell, President – Networks, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; Krishan Bhatia, Chief Business Officer, NBC Universal; Liz Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Hello Sunshine; and Richard Oppy, vice president global brands, Anheuser-Busch.

That diversity Entertainment Summit topics at CES include the business and creative direction of cross-platform storytelling; Web3 for the entertainment industry; What’s Next for the Creator Economy? intergenerational marketing and the future business prospects for 2023.

Also featured are Kenny Gold, Managing Director, Head of Social, Content and Influencer, Deloitte Digital; Erin McPherson, chief content officer and partnerships, Verizon; Steve Braband, VP Digital Media, WWE; AndrĂ© Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, The Kudelski Group; John Harrison, head of entertainment and media, EY; Mike O’Donnell, Chief Revenue Officer, Vizio; Roberto Hernandez, Chief Innovation Officer, PwC; and Lori O’Connor, vice president of entertainment and distribution, Simulmedia.

The Trade Desk is a premier partner of the event. Verizon is an official partner of the event. Deloitte, The Kudelski Group, Vizio, EY, Simulmedia, PwC and WWE are supporting the event. The Wall Street Journal is media partner of the event. Variety’s Entertainment Summit is open to all CES registrants.

To view the full agenda and to register for the event, please visit


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