Jonathan Beardsworth, Technicolor Europe

August 31, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Jonathan Beardsworth, Technicolor Europe 

Jonathan Beardsworth
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, Europe

Jonathan Beardsworth serves as vice president of sales and marketing for Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, Europe. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s capabilities related to replication and distribution of Blu-ray, DVDs and Xbox products. Jonathan also oversees the pan-European supply chain management for content owners, games publishers and software companies.

Prior to joining the company, Jonathan was European managing director of Zoo Digital and held senior management positions at Virgin-EMI Music and with THE, a UK distributor.

Steve Brown, Cinram

August 25, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Steve Brown, Cinram 

Steve Brown
President & CEO
Cinram
Steven G. Brown was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Cinram International Inc. on June 15, 2009.
Prior to joining Cinram, Mr. Brown was a veteran of the contract manufacturing sector, having worked for many years as CEO of a significant supplier to the major North American and European automobile manufacturers. He started his career in the United Kingdom where he was raised and has worked extensively in Europe, North America and Asia and has an understanding of European and North American business cultures where Cinram has major operations.
Since joining Cinram, Steve has reorganized the executive management team in to areas of excellence to support the Company’s diversified business strategy, increased company margins on a global basis, expanded the range of products and services offered by Cinram, and is now preparing to launch the company’s digital strategy in 2010/2011.
Mr. Brown also serves on the Board of Directors for IGS Corporation, a supplier to the retail industry, headquartered in Boston, MA.

Jim Bottoms, Futuresource Consulting

August 25, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Jim Bottoms, Futuresource Consulting 

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.

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