Kevin Winston is the founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based networking group of professionals in tech, startups, digital entertainment (movies, TV, video, music, games, VFX), social media, marketing, and advertising, reaching more than 80,000 members weekly via its newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups. digitalla.net @DigitalLA. Kevin is also founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech, startup and entertainment conference in LA. The fest brings together LA’s startup CEOs, investors, Hollywood studios, and more, attracting more than 2,000 attendees each summer. The fest has been covered by Forbes, TechCrunch, LA Times, and more.
Previously, Kevin worked at Fox Interactive Media, MySpace, and IGN where he created integrated marketing campaigns for movies, TV, and games. Prior to that, he worked at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and McKinsey & Company.
Kevin graduated from Yale University, and has a masters from Harvard University. He is President of both Yale in Hollywood and IVY Entertainment alumni networking groups.
His awards include:
– LA’s 500 Most Influential People list by LA Business Journal
– Named in Forbes article as one of “12 Entrepreneurs That Are Changing LA Forever”
– LA’s 500 Most Influential People by LA Business Journal
– LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Certificate of Recognition for Silicon Beach Fest on its fifth anniversary