About This Project


New for 2017, the NEXT UP series of member education forums is developed by DEG’s Member Advisory Council (MAC).  MAC serves as an “internal institute” looking at mid-to-long term trends within DEG to help members make informed business decisions.

The inaugural event, NEXT UP: Emerging Tech Forum took place May 2, 2017, in Los Angeles, where DEG members gathered  to hear from nine forward-looking companies providing insight into new technologies and products that could  help define how consumers will enjoy entertainment content in the future.

As the home entertainment business continues to rapidly accelerate, DEG Chair Mike Dunn  said in his introduction, it is important to keep an eye of the “edge cases” of new technology and how the people creating them envision the the media landscape of the future.

NEXT UP: Emerging Tech Forum was presented incooperation with Intel Capital and Touchdown Ventures, with the generous support of sponsors Mannatt Digital, Strategic Law Partners and Technicolor.