PUBLISHER, RightsTech                            CEO, Digital Media Wire

Ned Sherman is Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Media Wire, the co-owner/producer of Digital Entertainment World (an IDG World Expo joint venture), and Managing Director of DMW Hexagon, a consulting/advisory practice providing research, business development and corporate strategy for digital media companies.

Ned is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted and profiled in publications including The Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer, The Washington Times, EXPO, The LA Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard and interviewed and featured on C-SPAN and National Public Radio (NPR). He is also the creator of the Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards, which was acquired from DMW by VNU (now Nielsen) in 2005.

In addition to his role at Digital Media Wire, he is a partner in DMW Hexagon, a consulting and advisory practice, selectively serving early-stage emerging-growth clients, and has been a senior advisor to a venture capital fund and worked on M&A and capital raising deals.




headshot finalPaul Sweeting
Editor, RightsTech
Founder & Principal
Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC

Paul Sweeting is a long-time media & technology industry analyst and journalist based in Washington, DC. He has covered the intersecting worlds of media, technology and public policy for such publications as Variety, Video Business, Billboard, Publishers Weekly, Broadcasting & Cable, Content Licensing and Music Week. He was the founding editor of Content Agenda, a pioneering website covering digital media published by Reed Business Information.

In 2010 Sweeting launched Concurrent Media Strategies, a research and consulting business focused on digital media platforms and content monetization strategies. He is also an analyst and blogger for GigaOM Research and serves as editorial director for the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance and affiliated organizations.

In 2015 Sweeting and managing editor Jeffrey Hyatt relaunched the Concurrent Media website to focus on over-the-top distribution and delivery of live, linear and on-demand media content.

Contact Paul Sweeting:

1732 Webster Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 506-4452


Associate PUBLISHER, RIGHTSTECH     VP, Digital Media Wire

Tinzar Sherman is Vice President of Business Development for Digital Media Wire and manages many of the company’s most significant relationships across its events and publishing properties.

Since joining the company in 2002, Tinzar has been instrumental in building relationships with leading companies in the media, entertainment and technology industries. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and cover such industries as games, music, film, television, publishing, mobile and Internet commerce. Tinzar is also a core member of the company’s corporate strategy team and is active in building new partnerships and launching products and events.