Jim Bottoms

June 2, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Jim Bottoms 

Jim Bottoms
Company Director and Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


Jim has been involved in forward-looking research and analysis in the global consumer electronics and home entertainment industry sectors for close to 30 years and is an acknowledged expert in projecting new technology uptake.

In 1987 he co-founded Understanding & Solutions, which went on to become one of the most respected firm of industry analysts in its field, with a blue chip client base from around the world. The company merged with Decision Tree Consulting In June 2008 to form Futuresource Consulting, in order to offer an enhanced range of services.

At the heart of the Futuresource analysis is an in-depth understanding of the content, communications, storage, broadcast, computing, mobile and consumer electronics sectors, all of which the company tracks right throughout the supply chain, from components and content creation through to retail sales and end consumer usage patterns.

Through this work, and its regular consumer research activities, Jim has developed a close understanding of consumer wants and needs and, in particular, focuses on how these vary across world markets and within the different demographic and lifestyle segments.

Ellen Goodridge

May 17, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Ellen Goodridge 

Ellen Goodridge
Vice President, Global Digital Operations and Product Development
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Ahmad Ouri

May 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Ahmad Ouri 

Ahmad Ouri
Chief Marketing Officer
Technicolor

Ahmad Ouri serves as Technicolor’s Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for worldwide marketing, branding and communications.

Ahmad joined Technicolor in 2002 and has held multiple roles at the company including president of Technicolor Digital Cinema. He then assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer, where he was accountable for defining and implementing technology strategy working closely with studio clients. In 2006, Ahmad was appointed as president of Technicolor’s Content Services division, overseeing production, post-production and distribution services. Most recently, he headed up strategy, technology and marketing operations for Technicolor’s Entertainment Services division.

Before joining Technicolor, Ahmad was CEO of Philips Electronics’ digital video server division, supplying storage, asset management, and video streaming products.

Ahmad holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, and two Masters Degrees in engineering (instrumentation) and business (MBA) from the University of Utah.

Arjun Ramamurthy

May 13, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Arjun Ramamurthy 

Arjun Ramamurthy
Vice President, Technology
Twentieth Century Fox

Arjun Ramamurthy is currently the VP of Technology at Twentieth Century Fox. In that capacity he is responsible for the design, architecture, implementation and deployment of the Studio’s Digital Supply Chain, as relating to Digital Media Processing, Digital Archiving and Asset Management, Fulfillment and Delivery.

Arjun has over 20 years of experience in the Post-Production industry, and was previously with Deluxe’s EFILM facility, and prior to that with Warner Bros. Technical Operations, and Feature Animation groups.

He is an active member of SMPTE, HPA, IEEE, and has contributed on a variety of technical committees, such as the DCI effort, AMPAS’ IFF, and is currently the Ad-Hoc Chair of the CPL/OPL group of the 35PM-50 working group on the Interoperable Master Format.

Juan Reyes

May 13, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Juan Reyes 

Juan Reyes
Chief Technology Officer
BluFocus

Juan has been a technical professional in the Home Entertainment Industry for over 8 years, with leadership experience as an Authoring Engineer working with DVD, UMD, and Blu-ray formats.

Adam Powers

May 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Adam Powers 

Adam Powers
Vice President, Technology
Rovi Corporation

Adam Powers is vice president of technology at Rovi Corporation, where he is responsible for standards and technology initiatives across Rovi’s product lines, including on-screen guides, metadata, Internet content and content sharing.

Adam joined Rovi in January 2007 after the company had acquired Mediabolic, where he had served as principal engineer and architect for the Connected Platform. Prior to this, Adam was co-founder and CTO of the IPTV home networking company, Coaxsys.

He has served as Chair of the Ecosystem Committee of the DLNA, where he led the efforts of the members of the digital living ecosystem in support of the DLNA’s charter of enabling content sharing between any variety of consumer devices and customer premises equipment. He is also a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, and participates in standards activities at CableLabs and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Adam attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo for Computer Engineering.

Patrick Donovan

May 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Patrick Donovan 

Patrick Donovan
Vice President, Marketing
Digitalsmiths

As Vice President of Marketing, Patrick Donovan directs all corporate and product marketing for Digitalsmiths. Patrick came to Digitalsmiths after the company acquired Gotuit, where he was VP and General Manager over marketing, product management, and engineering. He has more than 15 years of senior management experience, with the last 10 focused on media hardware and software organizations.

Prior to Gotuit, Patrick directed Motorola’s Whole-Home Media Solution products, which included Whole-Home DVR, Motorola’s first networked solution for set top boxes. He joined Motorola when it acquired Ucentric Systems, where he was VP Product Management directing Ucentric’s suite of software products that delivered whole-home media solutions.

Before Ucentric, Patrick served as Director of Operations for CareTools, Inc., an enterprise software provider for the healthcare industry. He began his career in management consulting at Grant & Partners and Symmetrix.

Patrick earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration degree with Honors from Harvard Business School.

Rob Delf

May 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Rob Delf 

Rob Delf
Vice President, Media & Entertainment Practice
The Revere Group

A Vice President and the National Practice Area Leader for the Media and Entertainment Industry at The Revere Group. His career spans diverse roles in consulting, new media businesses, and web-based software devleopment. information technology, software development and consulting. He has lead the pursiut, sale, and delivery of business strategy and technology projects for some of the largest media businesses in the world.

In 2003, he left his job as a manager at Deloitte’s Entertinment practice to help the startup Tryarc. With 5 employees when he joined, he was integral in growing the team to over 100 full time consultants and served as the partner in charge of business systems and then media and entertainment business. In 2007 Tryarc was acquired by The Revere Group, the North American consulting unit of NTT Data.

Seth Hallen

May 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Seth Hallen 

Seth Hallen
Chief Executive Officer
Testronic Laboratories

As Chief Executive Officer of Testronic Labs, Hallen oversees global operations and brings his 20 years of leadership experience to the execution of Testronic Lab’s strategy in emerging markets. Prior to joining Testronic, he was VP of North American Operations at Lightworks, the developer and supplier of high-end editing solutions for film and television, and oversaw the business development of Digital Media Services and DVD Authoring for Lightning Media in Hollywood, CA. Hallen’s production expertise was recognized when he won an Emmy Award in 2005 as Producer of TalkShow.TV, honored as Best Magazine Format Broadcast. Mr. Hallen currently serves as a board member of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) as well as an Advisory Board member of Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA).

Theodore Gluck

May 11, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Theodore Gluck 

Theodore E. Gluck
Director: Library Restoration and Preservation
The Walt Disney Studios


Theo Gluck is presently the Director of Library Restoration and Preservation at The Walt Disney Studios, where he has worked for 20 years. During his tenure at Disney, Theo has served as the Director of Foreign Post Production for Disney Character Voices International, and was also the Manager of Film Operations for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, working on film lab projects ranging from Super 8 to 3D IMAX, assisting with the 70mm premiere of The Lion King at Radio City Music Hall, as well as the outdoor German premiere of Pocahontas at the Olympic Park in Munich. He has been stewarding the Studio’s Restoration Project since 2004 with the release of BAMBI on DVD, and managed the scanning, preservation and digital archiving of the Studio’s nitrate negatives.

Theo is an active member of SMPTE, BKSTS, and AMIA, and also sits on the AMPAS Sci-Tech Council Education and Public Programs Committee.

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