The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

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minds. She aims for the highest levels of creativity, always balanced by the pragmatism of her early client-side training. Sanna holds an MBA from Emory University and a Masters in Strategy from HEC in France. She is married to James Sanna, the founder of Running Subway Productions in New York, and is the mother of two rapidly growing boys.


Cameron Kashani (call her Cam) builds startup communities and ecosystems around the world in order to promote world peace and innovation. She spreads the message of Peace in the form of Power. She works with technology innovators, founders, and startups to accelerate their success. She believes in the Human Element in life and in business, and her vision is a global economy that thrives on a “WE” dynamic. She's worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 650+ supports. A Pioneer of Silicon Beach and referred to as the Godmother, she previously cofounded the first coworking space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs in 2010, Coloft. Over the course of her four years involved, Coloft spawned over 1400 alumni, home to the early days of Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen and so many more. Today, she's a single mom to twin boys, an Expert Speaker with the US State Department in a program that's proven to ward off extremism, and 3x founder that just launched her third venture to help fulfill on her vision called CoAccel, the Human Accelerator, bringing the concept of Startup Accelerators to a new level,​ directing energy and focus around the most important piece of the puzzle: The Human, Yourself. You are the ultimate product.


Karinna Karsten is the Founder and CEO of LOVE TV a new digital media entertainment brand that has been called a sister to VICE. Karinna is also the founder of,  an internationally respected relationship expert, media personality, as well as an executive producer of Netflix classic, Sacred Love-Making. She brings credibility and a vast depth of knowledge on the subjects of Love, Sex and Intimacy.


SUSAN BRAZER – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) and Founder of LionShare Media, an LA-based mobile media development studio that’s launching disruptive new apps, e.g., the mLP, an immersive music experience for millennials.  Susan has led Strategy, Business Development and New Products for the world’s leading technology, consumer electronics and media companies including: Apple, DirecTV, Viacom, SES ASTRA, FIFA World Cup, KirchMedia, Virgin Mobile USA and Nokia.  Recently, Susan was VP of Strategy and Business Development at Nokia's for Smart Sevices and VP Corporate Development and New Products for Virgin Mobile USA, where led created the Sugar Mama mobile advertising and Stash payments services.  Prior to this, she was EVP, Business Development of Kirch Media's venture fund for the FIFA World Cup  and SVP for Viacom's digital TV services in the Middle East and Africa, where she managed MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, The Movie Channel, TV Land, Bloomberg and Discovery channels.  Susan was the CEO of Global Music One (“Moviso”), which created the first online music promotions for AT&T and pioneered the $8B global ringtone market.  As VP at SES ASTRA, Susan led the migration to digital TV for 70m TVHH in 20 Europe countries.  Susan led strategic planning and the launch of the world’s first digital TV systems-- DirecTV and SpectrumSaver at Compression Labs.  Susan started her career in mobile products at Apple Computer, where she launched the 1st Mac portable and concepted the first PDAs—the Newton and Knowledge Navigator, which laid the blueprint for the iPAD and Siri. Susan started her career at PepsiCo in M&A with the acquisition of Kentucky Fried Chicken and at Philip Morris as an international treasury analyst.  Susan holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University, an MBA from Kellogg and attended the London School of Economics.   She mentors at Princeton University’s Keller School of Engineering on Innovation.


Valerie Alexander is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and filmmaker. She works with women who need to crack the glass ceiling and companies that want to demolish it. She tours the country speaking on the topics of "Happiness in the Workplace" and "Advancement for Women." As a screenwriter, Valerie has worked with Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ice Cube, and Barry Sonnenfeld, and as a filmmaker, she's made more than 50 films, commercials and PSAs, most notably, the anti-bullying short film, Ballpark Bullies, and the groundbreaking ad, Say I Do, in support of marriage equality. Her books include: Happiness as a Second Language, Success as a Second Language, and How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains"). She owns the trademark, " a Second Language" for self-help and personal growth titles, is the publisher of Parenting as a Second Language by Elisabeth Stitt, with five more Second Language titles in the pipeline.  Prior to screenwriting, Valerie was a corporate securities lawyer, an investment banker, and the Vice President of Business Development for two new media start-ups. Valerie has degrees from Trinity University, U.C., Berkeley, and a Certification in the Science of Happiness from Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Valerie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, writer/producer Rick Alexander, and their ill-mannered German Shepherd, Pepper.


Tania Yuki is the founder and CEO of Shareablee, a leading provider of social content analytics for business. She has spent most of her career in digital marketing, measurement and analytics, and was recently honored with several awards including, the SmartCEO Brava Award, Cynopsis Media Top Women in Digital Award, Direct Marketing News and Multichannel News 40 Under 40, L’Oréal Women in Digital Next Generation Award, and by Advertising Age as a 2015 Media Maven and 2016 40 Under 40. Tania began her career as a media and internet attorney, specializing in digital rights management, IP and film financing. After moving to the US from Australia she was seduced by digital and went on to run an online video content network as head of acquisitions and branding and has also led product management for comScore's Video Metrix, the world's leading online video ratings service. Tania is also the founder of wimlink, an organization that holds regular events and seminars promoting entrepreneurship, leadership and the professional development of women.'


Lisa Kraynak is a pioneer in the development of innovative brands and experiences that bring value to consumers’ lives. She has more than 20 years of experience, which have included key roles at Demand Media, NBC Universal, iVillage, Viacom, Intuit, the City of New York, and Del Monte Foods.  In 2012, Lisa launched Propelle partners, a digital business accelerator, dedicated to growing entertainment, media and e-commerce businesses. Clients range from early stage start-ups, to mid-level growth companies as well as large multi-national organizations focused on profitably scaling their digital businesses. Prior to founding Propelle partners, Lisa served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Demand Media, contributing to the $1.B IPO, where she launched the company’s major extension into the Women’s category and built the consumer brand and business in the Fashion and Beauty segment. As General Manager, she led the partnership between Demand Media and Tyra Banks, driven by a large and compelling library of content, including over 1100 original videos created for the YouTube platform, as well as multi-million dollar sponsorships from L’Oreal and additional blue-chip advertising partners. Before Demand Media, Lisa was a senior executive at NBC Universal, where she served as a core member of its Digital Media group, overseeing a significant expansion which included the creation of the company’s first digital studio for video content, the acquisition of iVillage and the launch of, all of which helped to grow the company’s digital revenues to more than $1 billion over four years. Before NBCU, Lisa held key posts with the City of New York under the Bloomberg Administration, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing as well as with Viacom, where she worked with the world's leading advertisers and agencies to develop industry-leading, integrated marketing platforms which spanned Viacom's entire portfolio of media assets. Prior to Viacom, Lisa was on the founding team of, helping to grow the company to a $2.2B IPO where she served in a variety of Programming, Community, Marketing and General Management roles, establishing iVillage as one of the top 20 sites on the Internet. Preceding iVillage, she worked in the Silicon Valley for the Intuit Corporation managing the OEM business and leading all consumer acquisition. She began her career with Del Monte Foods, advancing through a steady progression of sales, marketing and brand management posts. Whether starting something from scratch or working within large companies to launch new businesses, Lisa has consistently been on the forefront of imagining and implementing new ways to provide consumers compelling solutions and experiences.





Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

10:45 AM - Noon

Track III: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Susan Brazer, CEO, LionShare Media

Malinda Sanna, founder and CEO, SPARK

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains")

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator


Malinda Sanna is one of the most sought-after strategic planners in the world of consumer research, advertising development and marketing strategy. She cut her teeth at The Coca-Cola Company in brand management straight out of business school in the New Products department, and then worked for a decade as an independent strategist following tenures at both Fallon and Merkley Newman Harty in New York. Sanna is a classic strategist, motivated by the philosophy that we have a choice in this profession. We can choose the path of least resistance, or we can choose to make the world a better place through what we do, whether it is adding beauty, telling a compelling story, or opening