For the past 20 years, Ned Sherman has devoted his career to innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative and technology industries as a successful entrepreneur, media executive and business owner, and trusted advisor and legal counsel to entertainment, media and technology companies.

He is currently Counsel, Entertainment, Media & Technology, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Director of Manatt Digital, the firm’s management consulting group, and an investor and advisor to the Manatt Venture Fund. He is also Chairman and Founder (previously CEO & Publisher) of Digital Media Wire, Inc., a marketing and strategy consulting firm representing an A-List clientele of entertainment, media and technology brands, government groups and trade associations and owner and operator of media properties and events.

He was previously Global Artist Manager and General Counsel to multi-platinum, Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park (now signed to Roc Nation) and has held leadership positions in several media company ventures and with a boutique digital media-focused investment banking practice, which he co-founded.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “Ned Sherman is more than the average pundit: He is an attorney and has an inside grasp of what is happening.” Sherman holds an A.B. with honors from Brown University, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and is a cohort member of the Executive Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at HEC Paris.

Sunny Dhillon is a founder and partner at Signia Ventures, a $100M early-stage VC fund in the Bay Area. Signia will make between 6-8 investments per year, investing between $500k to $3M for an initial investment. He invests in computer vision, VR/AR, autonomous vehicles, consumer mobile tech and consumer brands, and media. He was the largest seed investor in Cruise Automation, which was acquired by General Motors for $1B+ in 2016. He sits on the boards of Super Evil Mega Corp (gaming), and Tenor (the world’s top GIF search engine, recently acquired by Google), and Anomalie (a customized bridal ecommerce company) and works closely with Phoenix Labs (PC gaming company, with the hit game, ‘Dauntless’).

Sunny is a regular industry speaker and thought leader on tech in entertainment. He has been featured on Bloomberg Television, Variety, VentureBeat, Forbes, TechCrunch, ReCode, Fortune, and others. In 2017 he was named a“rising star in venture capital” by the Wall Street Journal and one of the Top Voices in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship by LinkedIn. He is ex Warner Bros corporate strategy and cofounded one of the App Store’s first location based, social dating apps. He was also an investment banker with Rothschild in London and an early employee at a venture backed spin off of New Line Cinema.

Digital Media Wire is a media company that provides events, publications and strategic consulting for digital media brands. The company owns and produces industry conferences, publishes daily newsletters and operates the Digital Media Wire and RightsTech Project news and community portals. DMW’s event portfolio includes: Digital Entertainment WorldNY Media FestivalRightsTech Summit and LA Games Conference. Participants include entrepreneurs and senior decision-makers at leading media, entertainment and technology companies, investors, advertisers, educators, policy-makers and legal professionals. DMW has one of the largest and most engaged and senior-level communities in the digital media industry.