Entertainment + Tech = Future
Time & Location
Marc Byers, Rockstar Entertainment/Sony ATV
Marc Byers is a seasoned veteran of the entertainment industry with over two decades of experience solidifying deals, connecting individuals to create hit records, superstar talent and identifying opportunities many had overlooked. Marc’s experience as a former Atlantic Records Executive served as the gateway to his influential role in the industry, which ignited when he stepped out of corporate America taking that advanced education into the whirlwind of entrepreneurship to assist Philadephia's untapped talent in securing recording deals.
Marques Colston, Dynasty Sports Group
A Super Bowl Champion, and the all-time leading wide receiver in New Orleans Saints history, Marques Colston is an entrepreneur, currently serving as the Founder and Managing Partner of Dynasty Sports Group, a digital strategy and execution firm focused on sports and technology. Marques is also Co-Founder at Delta Venture Partners, a Philadelphia-based venture development firm focused on early stage companies in sports and technology. Colston is also an investor and advisor to various early stage companies with a focus on sports and technology, and his pursuits have been featured in Inc. Magazine. Colston serves on the Advisory Board for the One Team Collective, a sports technology accelerator run by the NFLPA.
Ryan Leslie, SuperPhone @ryanleslie
Ryan is a Grammy nominated recording artist, multi-platinum music producer, and avid technologist. In addition to logging studio time with Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé, he is the architect and ultimate case study for his company Disruptive Multimedia’s simple CRM for creators, a Twilio-enabled product called SuperPhone. Bravely opting to remove his latest album from iTunes, he used an inbound SMS campaign to drive over $2MM in gross revenue by selling an album D2C to just 15K fans. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard and splits his time between New York, LA, Paris and Miami.
Please note that you must either have a SXSW Badge or Amplify Philly Wristband to attend this event.