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Brian Zisk - Executive Producer
Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. He is a founder of BuzzMakers, Inc., which produces the SF MusicTech Summit and the Future of Money & Technology Summit. He is a co-founder of the SF MusicTech Fund. Additionally, Brian is a Co-Founder and Technologies Director of the Future of Music Coalition and a Board Member and/or Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI) at the turn of the millennium. He is active in many influential computer-mediated forums, is quoted and published extensively in the media, frequently appears on panels and at industry events domestically and abroad, and is an expert at frenzy whipping, brand awareness, and in creating new business models. He is married to Shoshana Zisk.
Shoshana Zisk - Co-Producer
Shoshana Zisk is the co-producer of the SF MusicTech Summit. She is also an entertainment lawyer with a wide range of experience in the music industry. Her experiences includes Interim Chief Operating Officer for In Ticketing, Business & Legal Affairs for George Clinton and his musical groups Parliament, Funkadelic and The P-Funk Allstars, and General Manager of Clinton’s independent record label The C Kunspyruzy. Her previous positions include Business & Legal Affairs at BMG U.S. Latin, the Copyright Department at Motown, and A&R Administration for Island Records. Shoshana is currently the CEO of Kiddie Village, which creates award-winning childrens videos and music. She is a member of the California, New York, and Florida Bars. She earned a bachelor degree in Classical Piano Performance and Juris Doctorate (cum Laude) from the University of Miami. Shoshana was recently the Musical Director for ”Rent” (the musical) in San Francisco, CA & Hollywood, California.
Todd Tate - Community Architect
As the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit, Todd has cultivated sponsors, attendees and panelists since the inaugural Summit. Todd joined Live365 last year as the new Product and Business Development Manager for Live365′s new anticipated mobile platform “Avenue Live“. Todd is a Web music tech product & business development professional, growing the business of music by building partnerships, products, and websites for bands and music brands. Todd is also on the advisory board for the SXSW Music Accelerator 2013, and the acting VP of Product and Business Development for ChatWithTheBand . Todd was also COO and co-founder of Angry Coffee, which launched the first publicly-available web-based interface to Napster and Napster-like networks as the Internet emerged as a musical force. A musician at heart, Todd studied jazz composition and arranging at San Jose State, and went on to log many hours as an audio engineer, earning an engineering credit for a Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz recording and at least one double platinum release. You can catch Todd live on-stage as a singer/songwriter with his 8-piece alt-rock ensemble with a string quartet “Life Love Misery“. Follow Todd on Twitter: @toddtate
Nancy Cole – Producer, Special Projects