During the past two decades Victor Harwood has developed and produced over two hundred leading conferences and events for artists, professionals and top executives. Mr. Harwood is considered a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, founding and organizing such conferences as Digital Hollywood, Politics 2008: The Media Conference on the Election of the President, Media Summit New York, Building Blocks, Advertising 2.0, Digital Hollywood Europe in London, the Entertainment Globalization Initiative, Multimedia Expo, Production East at Lincoln Center, the International Business in Space Conference and the New York Writers Conference. He coined the now ubiquitous expression "The Digital Revolution."
Digital Hollywood debuted in 1990 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year. Keynote speakers at various Digital Hollywood events have included: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation; Steven A. Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive, NBC Universal; Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.; Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company; Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation; Barry Diller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp; Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications; Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Sean "Puffy" Combs, Courtney Love, Chris Blackwell, Chairman of Sputnik7, and founder of Island Records; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal; Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio; Scott Marden, President, McGraw-Hill, Information & Media Services; Joel Katz, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Brian E. Becker, Chairman & CEO, Clear Channel Entertainment; Eric Nicoli, Chairman, The EMI Group; Josh Sapan, CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC; Rob Glaser, Chairman & CEO, RealNetworks; Sam Donaldson, Co-Anchor, "This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts, Anchor, SamDonaldson@abcnews.com; Christie Hefner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Chairman, Playboy.com; Kevin Wendle, CEO/Co-Founder, IFILM & founder of CNET; Mads Lillilund, Vice President, New Media, Lucent Technologie; Dick Wolf, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Law & Order; John Sculley, Chairman, Sculley Brothers, Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Voter.com; Mika Salmi, founder & CEO, Atom Films; Avram Miller, Vice President, Intel Corp.; Chris Kitze, CEO, Xoom.com; Michael Ramsay, President, Silicon Graphics; John C. Colligan, President & CEO, Macromedia; Scott C. Marden, President & CEO, Philips Media; Danny Goldberg, President & CEO, Warner Bros. Music Group; Charlton Heston, Actor; Glenn R. Jones, Chairman, Jones Intercable; Michael Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Pacific Telesis Enterprises; Bernard J. Luskin, President Jones Digital Century; Trip Hawkins, President & CEO, 3DO Corp.; Satjiv S. Chahil, Vice President & General Manager, Apple Computer; Stuart C. Johnson, Group President, Bell Atlantic; Kay Koplovitz, President & CEO, USA Networks and Gregory Hughes, President, AT&T Network Systems.
In 1987 Mr. Harwood founded the Multimedia Expo, held in San Francisco, Boston and New York which was at the forefront in exploring new computer technologies and has been attended by over 60,000 executives and technical experts in the computer, communications and entertainment industries.
Over the years, Mr. Harwood has conceived and produced such events as the International Business in Space Conference, the leading international conference on space commercialization with NASA and its affiliated companies and Petroleum InfoTech for the Oil and Gas Industry. He has also founded and produced the New York Writer's Conference with celebrated writers such as Norman Mailer, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney and published New York Writer magazine with over 100,000 readers nationwide; the Fashion Video Awards with sponsors such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Oleg Cassini, Levi's and Bloomingdales and Production East at Lincoln Center, a leading event for the film and television industry in New York, with such celebrities as Christopher Reeves, Frank Perry, Susan Seidelman, Zack Galligan, Lisa Bonet, Michael Fuchs, Phoebe Cates, Liz Smith, David Brown, David Picker, Alan King, Martin Charnin, and L.M. Kit Carson.