"Disruption" and "personal brand" are words normally associated with total bullshit, but when those concepts involve those responsible for global entities like OVO, Avaaz and VICE Media they pass the smell test.
In addition to keynotes from bigwigs at each of those companies - including Vice co-founder Suroosh Alvi - NXNE Interactive brings us some of the brightest innovators in digital media. Marc Maron, for example, traces the details of his darkly funny WTF podcast's inception to now, 119,606,722 downloads later.
Reddit's Victoria Taylor and Sonic Boom Creative Media's Ujwal Arkalgud talk about how internet-mediated communities have influenced the culture and economy. And UMG's Elliott Boswell, Re:Sound's Ian MacKay and Songza's Alan Cross and Vanessa Thomas argue that music streaming could actually be a way for musicians to make money on the internet.
Could that be bullshit? Maybe, but at one point people underestimated VICE's potential, too.