About

Crossmedia Toronto, February 21, 8am-6.30pm at Bram & Bluma Appel Salon @ Toronto Reference Library 

Crossmedia TO: Digital MashUp- a showcase of 26 of the most innovative companies and creators in motion, mobile, marketing, publishing and games.

The pace is fast and the knowledge share overflowing. Gaming people will meet the TV people, the Publishing people will meet the Web Video people, and everyone will get to meet the Advertising people.

Our conference introduces a unique format featuring “quick fire” 7 minute demos from leading creators focused on building the technologies and experiences that will connect and engage with the audiences of the future across the digital ’ecosystem’.

We’ll find global speakers who are experts in their sector and ask them to present their business model and you our audience will get to grill them to your advantage.

Watch, Learn & Enjoy:

  • Demonstrations from creators building the technologies & experiences to connect you with your audience.
  • Case studies of successful cross media projects.
  • Emerging digital media business models.
  • Creative and inspiring talks from the hottest tech companies out there.

Network with Your Peers in:

  • Video (Web video, Animation, TV, DVD)
  • Internet (Websites, Podcasts, Social Media, Marketing, Music, Email)
  • Gaming (Social Gaming, Console)
  • Publishing (Magazine, Books)
  • Mobile (Apps)
  • Advertising (Creative, Buying)

The people building the Crossmedia experience:

Gavin McGarry, Founder, Jumpwiremedia
Before founding Jumpwire Media in 2009 Gavin worked for online video start up Joost and was the Head of Cross Platform Business Development at global television production company Endemol. His past experience includes positions at major television networks as well as owning and operating a television production company and a boutique advertising agency. He is invited to speak at media industry conferences on a regular basis including: MIPCOMHarvard Business Club of New YorkNAPTEXmedia Lab, etc.


Jennifer Harkness, Founder, Jumpwiremedia
Jennifer Harkness has more than 18 years of experience in the film and television industry.  Most recently, as Head of Development Factual Entertainment for Temple Street, Jennifer spearheaded the development of non-scripted programs including Temple Street’s highly-rated competitive food program Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, Global) and the competitive music show Cover Me Canada (CBC). Jennifer is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producer Lab where she successfully produced several short films which screened in festivals around the world.

Amy Davies, Executive Producer, Crossmedia
Amy is a leading business to business event and communications expert, with 8+ years of experience working across TV and entertainment, digital media and advertising. Before founding AD Events and Consulting in 2012 Amy was the Director of Events and Programmes for Achilles Media, overseeing the content department that produced The Banff World Media Festival, nextMEDIA, Canadian Innovation Exchange, Benchmark and The Impact Media Summit. Her past experience includes positions at Emap working across Broadcast Magazine, Screen International and IMM Europe and the Wireless World Forum as Manager of Public Relations. Amy is a graduate of Brunel University London (B.A.) and the London School of Public Relations. Keep up to date with her projects at www.amy-davies.com



JWM_Headshots_JonJonathan Buccella, Crossmedia Specialist 

Jonathan is an experienced marketing and business development professional with a specialty in technology startups. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s Management program with honours and a specialty in finance and consumer behaviour. Jonathan’s first taste of startups was when he founded Biz Inc., University of Western Ontario’s first student business incubator. Since then he has worked with new businesses in a variety of industries, including social media marketing, enterprise solutions, education, human resources, and nonprofit with a focus on lean startup methodologies and customer development. He is highly active in the lean startup community and has brought Lean Startup Machine workshops to both Toronto and Montreal. Jonathan is passionate about new media and the technology that comes along with it. Always looking for the next big thing, Jonathan works with our implementation team to mould these future ideas into creative new solutions for our clients.