Mark Landry, Vice President, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Capgemini

May 6, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Mark Landry, Vice President, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Capgemini 

Mark Landry
Vice President, Telecom, Media & Entertainment

Chris Carey, Executive Vice President Worldwide Technical Operations, Paramount

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Chris Carey
Executive Vice President Worldwide Technical Operations,

Chris is responsible for all technology initiatives throughout Paramount Pictures.  This includes centralizing and updating all operations for the studio’s archives, restoration and preservation programs, the mastering and distribution fulfillment services, as well as  Paramount’s on-lot post production facilities.  He is the key Paramount executive partnering with Technicolor to manage the new state-of-the–art-post-production sound facility making the  Studios at Paramount a full service post production destination.

Before joining Paramount, Chris was the Chief Marketing and Technology Officer for Technicolor and led a production infrastructure consolidation project to increase efficiency thru the centralization of data centers, digital media storage/archival, production networks, and video processing/encoding, as well leading Technicolor’s technology strategies across all of its’  lines of business.

Prior to Technicolor, Chris served as Senior VP of Studio New Technology for The Walt Disney Company. He developed and coordinated the technology strategies, standards, and policies for Disney Studios across the production, post production, manufacturing, and distribution divisions.  He represented Disney in technology standards efforts, including groups such as the Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC. (DCI), DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), Advanced Access Content System (AACS) and DVD Copy Control Association (DVDCCA).

He is currently chairman of the board for the Entertainment Technology Center at USC.  His group affiliations include AMPAS, MPSE, SMPTE.  He has served on the Board of Directors for; DVDCCA, DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association, Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC, AACS (Advanced Access Content System).  He is a contributing author of Understanding Digital Cinema, published in 2005 by Elsevier Publications.

Steve Dahl, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations & IT, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Steve Dahl
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations & IT
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Tom Moran, Senior Director, Media and Entertainment, Savvis

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Tom Moran
Senior Director, Media and Entertainment

Tom Moran joined Savvis Communications Inc. when they acquired the commercial business of Eagan, MN based WAM!NET Inc. in 2003. Having served as Director of the Media and Entertainment division of WAM!NET from 2001 through 2004, Moran was promoted to Senior Director of the Media Services division of Savvis in January 2005. He is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, as well as sales and market development for the WAM!NET Service Portfolio at Savvis (SVVS).

Moran helped lead the successful restructuring of Cybernet Systems Inc. of Minneapolis, MN from hardware sales into professional services and training for its media industry customers, ultimately leading to the acquisition of Cybernet by WAM!NET in 2001. While leading the Media and Entertainment business unit at WAM!NET Moran was responsible for establishing a unique domain expertise that led to the implementation of a number of ground-breaking content management and distribution projects, serving customers such as Universal Music Group, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, EMI and Technicolor, and many other marquee names in the Media Industry.

Moran is the primary architect of business-to-business systems that are now the industry standard practice for production and distribution of media content electronically as opposed to the more costly, risky and time-consuming processes associated with handling physical media. This success led to his appointment to the Executive Governing Board of Directors for the Global Society for Asset Management in 2003 as well as a number of other industry accolades. Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the Content Delivery and Storage Association (CDSA) and the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) as well as being the chairman of the Digital Supply Chain Committee of MESA.

WAM!NET’s Media and Entertainment business unit was the fastest growing and most profitable division of the Company under Moran’s management. By providing leadership for an industry-wide transformation of the way both packaged goods and on-line media products are produced and distributed, WAM!NET offers solutions that enable media companies to shave weeks off production schedules, get products to market faster and reduce the impact of content piracy.

Prior to entering the technology business, Moran was a successful artist, freelance photographer and media producer. He worked in Minneapolis, New York and London for major magazines, newspapers, film, and music production companies during his seven years as a freelancer. Moran studied Journalism and Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1992. He founded the highly regarded international artists collective “Otaku” in London in 1992.

Michael Frey, President, Sony DADC Americas

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Michael Frey
Sony DADC Americas

Michael Frey serves as the President of Sony DADC Americas and is responsible for leading all Product Lines and Supply Chain Service offerings across the Music, Video, and Games Sectors for both physical and digital media, including the expansion of Blu-Ray following its success in the format war for high-definition DVD.
Mr. Frey has leveraged his vast supply chain expertise, accumulated across numerous industries, to grow Sony DADC’s business by more than 20 percent over the past two years.  Prior to joining Sony DADC, Mr. Frey was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Technicolor, where he directed supply chain transformation efforts for Disney and Microsoft Xbox. Previously, Mr. Frey led global development and delivery for EMI Music Group’s digital supply chain after successfully transforming their physical operations to award-winning levels. Mr. Frey was also one of the key leadership team members responsible for building Accenture’s Supply Chain practice where he led numerous client engagements that delivered significant financial and performance improvements across high tech electronics, consumer products, and packaged goods and retail. Mr. Frey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

John Crosier, Director Global Digital Operations and Supply Chain, Warner Brothers Digital Distribution

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John Crosier
Director Global Digital Operations and Supply Chain
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution

John Crosier is an Operations and Marketing professional with fifteen years of Domestic and International Home Entertainment/Digital experience who plans and executes multi-faceted entertainment and consumer driven programs.

In his present post at Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Crosier has developed and set up the digital supply chain for distribution of all digital content globally for film, TV, DVD extra content, mobile, games and various other virtual goods.  He is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships with key clients to promote short and long term growth using WB’s technological advancements to meet the complexities in today’s digital market.  He also works closely with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s internal marketing, programming, and sales teams to maximize streaming content for client partners and also manages WHVDirect development and enhancements to ensure all physical, digital, games and other subsequent division’s growth needs are being met. He also manages the continued operations rollout for the Warner Archive Collection’s Manufacture on Demand program and develops deeper strategic relationships with Allied Vaughn, Sonic and other MOD leaders.

Crosier also works with Business Development teams across all WBHEG divisions to develop new digital platforms, vet new client opportunities and strategies in order to provide adequate operational support that will enable WB to be the premier digital studio in the marketplace by bringing more content to new and emerging platforms while driving to increase revenue, reduce costs and streamline internal labor and process.

Previously, Crosier served with WMG/Studio411 as their Director of Global Operations where he planned all aspects of Studio411’s operational policies and initiatives and managed the manufacturing, inventory, and distribution functions for all Studio411 global DVD releases.

Previous posts include Director Operations, Fulfillment and Logistics TMI Sales, and Operational posts with PDS/New Roads, New Line Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International.

Chuck Parker, President, Technicolor Digital Content Delivery

May 4, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Chuck Parker, President, Technicolor Digital Content Delivery 

Chuck Parker
Technicolor Digital Content Delivery

Chuck Parker is president of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery (DCD) division.
DCD encompasses three related businesses:

– Our Broadcast Services are designed to provide our customers with TV playout, post production, production scheduling, localization and editing services and currently serves over 320 TV channels which are broadcast to over 70 million people every day in more than 50 languages.

– Our Media Services are designed to provide out content creators with the ability to quickly monetize their content for distribution around the globe. We provide duplication and digital VOD encoding services, 2D and 3D DVD and Blu-ray compression and authoring services to include BD Live serives, localization, conforming/compliance editing, and distribution services to get more than 1 million assets to our customers’ partners annually.

– Our Digital Distribution Services allow our internet distribution partners to get their content encoded and distributed directly to their end consumers quickly and effectively. Additionally, we are currently building the next generation multi-device, digital video content delivery eco-system for the digital home.

Previously, Chuck was executive vice president of International DVD Operations and Global Electronic Distribution Services for Technicolor’s Home Entertainment Services (HES). Since 2003, Parker has overseen all aspects of Technicolor’s European video, DVD, and CD manufacturing and distribution operations. This includes managing turnkey fulfillment and distribution services, all facets of inventory management and warehousing, invoicing and collections, as well as managing the commercial relationship of THES customers and the P&L of the business in Europe.

Chuck has also managed the THES business in Austral-Asia since 2005, and since 2006, he has been responsible for the creation and the worldwide launch of Technicolor Electronic Distribution Services, which includes the distribution of digital content to the home.

Chuck joined the company in 1996 and has held several senior management positions over the years, including Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the company he was a combat arms officer serving for the U.S. Army. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors.

Nadine Kano, Senior Director of Solution Management, Microsoft

May 3, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Nadine Kano, Senior Director of Solution Management, Microsoft 

Nadine Kano
Senior Director Solution Management
Microsoft-Information Technology Group

Nadine Kano is a 21-year Microsoft veteran with a broad technical, business development, and communications background. She is a Senior Director of Solution Management in Microsoft’s Information Technology Group, working with a team responsible for driving adoption of Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Prior to joining Microsoft IT, she served as Senior Director of Product Marketing in Microsoft’s OEM Division, responsible for co-marketing programs to promote sales of new PCs.

From 2000 through 2006, Kano served as the Director of Executive Communications for the head of the Windows Division, where she formalized a relationship with James Cameron to build the “Gaia” Digital Asset Management system used in making Avatar. Kano’s other roles at Microsoft have included Software Development, Technical Evangelism, Event Marketing, and Business Development. Kano graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Computer Science in 1989 and received her MBA from Stanford University while working part-time for Microsoft in 1998.

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