RAIN Summit Indy announces Clear Channel’s President of Networks Darren Davis as keynoter

Darren DavisDarren Davis, President of Networks for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RAIN Summit Indy, to be held Tuesday, September 9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. An official partner event, RAIN Summit Indy will be held on the day immediately preceding The Radio Show produced by RAB and NAB.

RAIN Summits are the premiere educational and networking events for online audio. The day-long conferences are geared to both broadcasters on the Web (such as ESPN Radio and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio) and online-only platforms (such as Spotify, Pandora and Radionomy).

Registration for RAIN Summit Indy is now open.

“The RAIN Summit keynote speaker historically represents a leading online platform,” said RAIN News Founder and Publisher Kurt Hanson. “iHeartRadio is one of the strongest online radio brands in the country, and a leader among broadcasters streaming online.”

Previous keynote speakers at RAIN Summits include Pandora Founder Tim Westergren, RAB President and CEO Erica Farber, Entercom President and CEO David Field, Rhapsody President Jon Irwin, VP/GM Yahoo Launchcast David Goldberg, and digital media entrepreneur Jason Calacanis.

As a leader at the country’s leading media company, Darren Davis oversees Clear Channel’s networks — Premiere Networks, Total Traffic and Weather Network, 24/7 News Network and iHeartRadio Network. Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, iHeartRadio, has over 330 million app downloads and 47 million registered users.

“Clear Channel’s vast multi-platform networks provide listeners, advertisers and partners with products and services that capitalize on the continually growing power of radio,” said Davis. “I am honored to join RAIN Summit Indy and share some key insights that will help others bridge the gap between the traditional broadcast and the burgeoning digital worlds.”

Davis has a 21-year career with Clear Channel starting as an intern and working up the ranks. He’ll provide insight on Clear Channel’s innovative digital initiatives.

“We’re delighted to be featuring Darren Davis as our keynote speaker at RAIN Summit Indy,” said RAIN Enterprises president and CEO Jennifer Lane. “Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio is a best- of-breed example of integrated cross platform content distribution, and we’re looking forward to hearing an insightful presentation about its innovative approach.”

RAIN Summit Indy will spotlight speakers representing a spectrum of leadership across the online radio industry. They will bring actionable insights about programming, ad sales, business strategies, financial considerations, international opportunities and more.

For registration information, visit https://rainnews.com/summits/summit_indy_14_coming_soon/. Special pricing is also available by purchasing registration to RAIN Summit Indy as an add-on to registration for the Radio Show: http://www.radioshowweb.com/2014/about/registration.asp . For information on the event or for sponsorship information contact RAIN Summits President/ CEO Jennifer Lane, jennifer@rainnews.com

RAIN Summits hosts several events each year, including four this year — a sold out event in NYC, Vegas (at the NAB Show), Indianapolis, and London on November 4th.

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About RAIN Enterprises: RAIN Enterprises is the leading source of news, information and inspiration for the online audio industry. The company consists of RAIN News, the leading trade publication for the industry, and RAIN Summits. RAIN News is the preeminent source of information and commentary about the future of radio and streaming audio, founded in 1999 by Publisher Kurt Hanson. RAIN News VP/ Managing Editor is Brad Hill.

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