September 13-14, 2016

Knowledge

Digital Kids Summit is the only location where you’ll find experts sharing what you need-to-know to create and monetize best-selling kids games, apps and digital media services.

Networking

Digital Kids Summit provides high-level business networking, providing you access and connections throughout the digital, technology, entertainment and learning landscape.

Registration

DKS is a single-track, 2-day event limited to 220 guests, guaranteeing great networking.  Registration information is coming soon!

2015 Highlights

Mattel & ToyTalk Have a Keynote Chat with Fast Company

Julia Pistor
Oren Jacob
Evie Nagy

Julia Pistor, VP Entertainment, Mattel

Currently, Pistor is leading the feature film initiative for Mattel’s Playground Productions, which encompasses extending existing brands as well as identifying, developing and producing new IP. She is producing MAX STEEL, Playground’s first live action feature. Upcoming projects include executive producing MASTER’S OF THE UNIVERSE and BARBIE for Sony and HOT WHEELS with Legendary.

Oren Jacob, CEO and Co-founder, ToyTalk

Oren Jacob is CEO and Co-founder of ToyTalk, an award-winning entertainment and technology company that combines art and science to create conversation with characters. ToyTalk’s groundbreaking platform powers the unique creative process that ToyTalk and the world’s leading entertainment companies use to create conversation with their beloved characters.

Evie Nagy, Staff Writer, FastCompany.com

Evie Nagy is a Bay Area-based Staff Writer at FastCompany.com, writing features and news with a focus on culture and creativity. She was previously an editor at Billboard and Rolling Stone, and has written about music, business and culture for a variety of publications. Her book about Devo’s album Freedom of Choice, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, was released in May 2015.

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Their passion to find new and inventive ways to connect kids with their favorite characters, brings Julia Pistor, VP Entertainment for Mattel and Oren Jacob, CEO of ToyTalk and Pixar’s former CTO to our stage at Digital Kids Summit for the second day keynote, “Connecting Kids to Characters in the 21st Century”. Evie Nagy, author and staff writer for FastCompany will lead the compelling discussion of these two creative minds regarding the trends, challenges and the future of all connected play.

2015 Speakers

Vice President, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide,
Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group
CEO
Playmatics
Founder and CEO
Intellijoy
Co-Founder & CEO
PRIVO
CEO & Co-Founder
Duck Duck Moose
Co-founder
Bright World eBooks
Editor
Children’s Technology Review
CEO/Founder
Fingerprint
Video Game Analyst
NPD
Vice President, International & Digital Business
Highlights Consumer Businesses
Senior Director, Head of Digital Media
HIT Entertainment, a division of Fisher-Price, Inc.
Founder and CEO Virtual Worlds IP Inc.
Founder and CEO Numedeon Inc.
Executive Producer
Speakaboos
Senior Vice President
Big Blue Bubble Inc.
Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development
William James College
Co-Founder & CEO
LightUp
Director of Learning
Tiggly
Director
iThrive Initiative
Product Lead, Mobile Strategy & Design
IDEO
Director of Product Management
YouTube Kids
CTO and Co-Founder
Tynker

CEO and President
Legacy Games
Founder/CEO
MakieLab
President
iStoryTime Inc. a division of Cupcake Digital
HITN and Founding Member
DIA
Founder
Living in Digital Times
Founder & CEO
Wonder Workshop
Senior Vice President of Global Trends
Dubit
Founder and CEO
TinyBop

Senior Editor
Apps and Digital Learning

Senior Vice President of Research
Interpret

Vice President
National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
Vice President of Research & Evaluation
Sesame Workshop
Head of Global Expansion
PlayKids
Global Head of Educational Apps & Games Partnerships
Google
CEO
Playrific, Inc.
Director of Digital Strategy and Engagement
Metaverse Mod Squad
CEO
Toy Trends, Inc.
Executive Creative Director and Chief Strategy Officer
Fuel
Vice President
PBS KIDS Digital
Youth Centers Manager
San Francisco Public Library
CEO
BSM Media
Founder
TechMamas.com
CEO and Co-Founder
Plumzi
EVP Digital Interactive
Groove Jones
Vice President
ESRB Privacy Certified
General Counsel
The Pokémon Company International
Marketing & Communications
Flipboard Inc.
CEO
GoNoodle
Design, Product, UX
GlassLab
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Marketing
LeapFrog
CEO & Founder
Jet Networks
Director of Product
Reading Rainbow
President
Digital Kids® Media
Chief KID, CEO and Founder
360KID

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