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4th Annual Event Will Focus on P2P Usage Data, Analytical Tools, Relevant Trends, and Future Opportunities – Pre-Registration Ends April 27th.

Los Angeles, CA, April 04, 2009 --( The Distributed Computing Industry Association (, a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies, including peer-to-peer, cloud computing, and social networking software developers and distributors (P2Ps), Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders (CRHs), and service-and-support companies, today announced the agenda and principal speakers for its upcoming P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA.

This fourth annual P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA is scheduled for Monday May 4th at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, and is being held in conjunction with Digital Hollywood Spring.

“Given NPD's startling report this week on music consumption and the unprecedented online pre-release of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' yesterday, the subject matter of our 2009 conference could not be more timely. Our focus will be on data gathering and analytics in the P2P marketplace," said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the announcement.

Keynote speakers include Eric Garland, CEO, BigChampagne; Mitchell Edwards, General Counsel & CFO, BitTorrent; Rick Sizemore, CEO, MultiMedia Intelligence; Jim Kott, Co-President, Abacast; Kevin Kuzas, former VP & General Counsel, Comcast Interactive Media; Joey Patuleia, Co-Founder, Brand Asset Digital; Rex Wong, Founder & CEO, DAVE Networks; Clark Siegel, Partner, Hughes, Hubbard, and Reed; Adam Fisk, Founder & CEO, LittleShoot; Paul Hoffert, Founder & CEO, Noank Media; and Travis Kalanick, Founder, Red Swoosh.

"We are pleased to announce a very exciting agenda of keynotes and panel sessions featuring industry leaders from all over the world. There will be a continental breakfast, conference luncheon, and networking cocktail reception," Lafferty added.

The Usage Data panel will examine utilization trends and address the key question, what information has value to key constituencies?

Panelists will include Ted Cohen, Managing Director, TAG Strategic; Jonathan Feinstein, Partner, Krasilovsky & Gross; Ryan Lawler, Senior Editor, Contentinople; Steve Masur, Managing Partner, MasurLaw; and Cory Mitchell, Consultant, Motion Picture Industry.

The Analytical Tools panel will explore technological solutions, and address the question, what measurement products and services are available?

Panelists will include David Klein, Executive Vice President, Centris; Daniel Leon, SVP, Business Development, DigiMeld; Steve Lerner, Founder & CEO, P2P Cleaner; Alex Limberis, COO, Syabas Technology; and Yangbin Wang, CEO, Vobile.

The Relevant Trends panel will examine digital convergence, and address the question, what can be learned from related activities?

Panelists include Jonathan Anderson, Founder & CEO, SelfBank Financial; Larry Gerbrandt, Partner, Media Valuation; Mark Isherwood, Director & Co-Founder, Rightscom; Donald A. Jasko, Founder & CEO, Digital Economics; Benjamin Masse, Founder & CEO, AdSong; and John Rudolph, Founder, Music Analytics.

And finally, the Future Opportunities panel will explore transactional accountability, and address the question, how can participants optimize the channel?

Panelists will include Larry Hadley, Partner, Hennigan Bennett & Dorman; Daniel Harris, Founder & CEO, MediaPass Gigantic; Dana Jones, CEO & Founder, Ultramercial; Colin Sebastian, SVP, Equity Research, Lazard Capital Markets; and Bo Yang, Founder & CEO, Veetle.

Additional P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA speakers will be announced in coming weeks.

To extend the reach of the P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA to those unable to travel to Los Angeles, the DCIA is partnering with Abacast to produce a live interactive webcast of the event. In addition to being available in real-time, the webcast will also be recorded and viewable on-demand after the conference.

To sponsor or exhibit at the P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA, please contact Laura Tunberg at 310-415-0330. For DCIA Membership and conference speaker information, please contact Karen Kaplowitz at 888-890-4240.

The P2P MEDIA SUMMIT LA is being held in conjunction with Digital Hollywood Spring, and registration for both events yields a substantial savings for attendees. For more information, please visit

Pre-registration rates, which save attendees up to $360, end April 27th. To register, please visit

About the DCIA

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P), cloud computing, file-sharing, and related distributed computing technologies.

DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P3P Working Group, (P3PWG), P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.

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