Ned Sherman is CEO and Publisher of Digital Media Wire, the co-owner/producer of NY Media Festival (NYME), LA Games Conference, RightsTech Summit, 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. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Ned Sherman is more than the average pundit: He is an attorney and has an inside grasp of what is happening.” 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.
Ned sits on the boards of The Technology Council of Southern California, The NAB Show Advisory Council and the Mobile Excellence Awards.
Ned is active in global media affairs, representing clients across the world. As attorney and global artist manager, he helped launch the solo career of K-POP artist Jay Park negotiating deals with Warner Music and LEVI Strauss among others. As an advisor and consultant to ICT Europe, he led a delegation of technology, media and investment executives to Luxembourg. He is also owner and publisher of the Canadian Media Wire news service, has keynoted at MIPTV in Cannes, France, served as a judge for the O2 Digital Media Awards in Ireland, moderated at the annual MIDEM Global Music Exposition in Cannes, France, spoken at Music & Digital Matters in Singapore and chaired the Digital Strategies Conference @ Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
Before co-founding Digital Media Wire, Ned spent seven years as a corporate and entertainment attorney practicing at several of the leading law firms in the world. Ned is a graduate of Brown University (AB, with honors, 1990) and the University of Texas School of Law (JD, 1994).