Lynn Nicholson, B2Boost

September 15, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Lynn Nicholson, B2Boost 

Lynn Nicholson
Director, Business Development

Lynn Nicholson joined B2Boost in 2009 to take on the role of Business Development Director after many years spent in London working in both investor relations and as a management consultant in a big 4 accountancy firm. Lynn specializes in the specific requirements driven by legislation in the EU, and in the various European territories. She also focuses on helping defining custom solutions for responding to the particular requirements and constraints each company inevitably has.

Paul Collard, Deluxe 142

September 14, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Paul Collard, Deluxe 142 

Paul Collard
Vice President Film & Digital Services
Deluxe 142

Paul Collard is responsible for business development in Film and Digital Services at Deluxe 142’s flagship Soho post production facility in the UK. Formerly MD of Soho Images and Todd-ao UK (now Deluxe Soho), Paul has an extensive background in film and digital post production, and gives regular presentations on Shooting Formats, DI, Digital Cinema and Archive Digitisation. He is a Past President of BKSTS and in 2009 he received the Arri John Alcott Memorial Award from the British Society of Cinematographers.
In his current role, Paul is involved in the application of Deluxe’s digitisation, restoration and asset management services to film & video archives in the UK & Europe.

James Puttock, Sony Pictures Entertainment

September 14, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on James Puttock, Sony Pictures Entertainment 

James Puttock
Executive Director WPF Client Operations
Sony Pictures Entertainment

James heads up Sony’s WPF division in Europe, overseeing product fulfillment and localization for Sony Pictures Television broadcast sales and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment digital platform sales.
His teams are based in London and Paris, and deliver product across EMEA, with clients in more than 50 countries, and speaking in excess of 30 languages.

Prior to joining Sony Pictures in 2007, James spent 7 years running operational management of a Soho post production facility, where he was responsible for establishing digital encoding and archiving services, attracting clients from amongst the earliest adopters of tapeless production and distribution.

Joss Kaldenberg, Sony Europe

September 14, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Joss Kaldenberg, Sony Europe 

Joss Kaldenberg
Business and Marketing Manager for Blu-ray and Network Media Player
Sony Europe

Joss Kaldenberg is the Business and Marketing Manager for Blu-ray and Network Media Player products at Sony Europe and has worked at the company for over 4 years. Prior to that he enjoyed over 7 years product marketing experience working for Canon.

Joss is currently responsible for setting Sony’s pan-European marketing strategy and driving Area Sales & Marketing teams to achieve sufficient growth in responsible categories.

Recently, he was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the European Blu-ray Disc Association, the group of companies dedicated to developing and promoting the Blu-ray Disc format.

Joss graduated from Northampton University with Honours in Business, Marketing and Management.

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies 

Mathew Gilliat-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Fortium Technologies

Mathew is the chief executive officer of Fortium Technologies. He has 25 years experience of working in the media industry. He cofounded Fortium in 1999 and has been responsible for establishing it as a respected provider of anti piracy software solutions to blue chip film and entertainment businesses. He works closely with studio anti piracy teams to develop customised solutions that secure disc and file based content during production and after release.

Before joining Fortium Mathew held senior management positions in leading publishing, print, logistics and new media companies including Haymarket Publishing and St Ives. He led two VC backed MBOs before forming Fortium. With his management team he has specialised in taking compelling new concepts to launch and building critical market share. He was responsible for the sale of Fortium ICA in 1998, its image analysis subsidiary, which is now owned by Symantec Corporation. Having built up Patronus as a brand for protecting Academy award screeners he is currently focussing on a range of file based security publishing solutions that protect content while enhancing accessibility.

Alex Terpstra, Civolution

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Alex Terpstra, Civolution 

Alex Terpstra
Chief Executive Officer

Alex Terpstra led the creation of Civolution as a spin out from Philips in 2008 and subsequently executed two acquisitions for Civolution – Teletrax in 2008 and Thomson STS in 2009.

After initially working in the television content production industry, Alex built his professional career further at Philips. From the early 1990s Alex was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting and held various managerial positions in project and product management, sales, marketing and business development. In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of Philips’ conditional access business CryptoWorks. In January 2007 Alex was appointed CEO of the Philips Content Identification with the assignment to accelerate its growth, which led to the spin-out as a standalone company Civolution 2008. He is a frequent speaker in his role as an industry thought-leader at key global events.

Steve Armstrong, Logically Secure

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Steve Armstrong, Logically Secure 

Steve Armstrong
Managing Director
Logically Secure

Steve started working in the security arena in 1994 whilst serving in the UK Royal Air Force. He specialized in the technical aspects of IT security from 1997 onward, and before retiring from active duty, he led the RAF’s penetration and TEMPEST testing teams. He founded Logically Secure in 2006 to provide specialist security advice to UK Government departments, defence contractors, the online video gaming industry, and both music and film labels worldwide.

Steve has worked on a wide variety of media projects including most recently a lead role in the implementation team responsible for drafting the latest version of the CDSA Digital Security Standard. Working with the principle directors of the content delivery storage association, Electronic Arts and NBC Universal Film the implementation team developed an ISO based audit and certification security standard now being adopted across a wide cross section of the Media Industry.

Other relevant recent consultancy roles within media include testing and risk assessment on bespoke client operating platforms. Steve has over the past five years fulfilled a number of internal IT security risk assessments on behalf of the EMI and Universal Music Group content protection departments across a broad cross section of the digital supply chain. Examples of audits carried out include SAVVIS, SONY DADC, Deluxe amongst others. Steve has also assisted with other media supply chain projects including NAGRA and Research in Motion.

Steve drafted the Compliance Testing elements of the UK Defence Manual of Security; outside Government he contributed to the latest release of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and wrote the SME targeted Certified Digital Security (CDS) standard. Still very much hands on, he performs Penetration Testing, Wireless Hacking and Incident Response for Logically Secure’s clients as well as teaching several courses for SANS in the EMEA territory.

Thomas Irnberger, Sony DADC International

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Thomas Irnberger, Sony DADC International 

Thomas Irnberger
Director of Distribution
Sony DADC International

Thomas Irnberger is Distribution Director for Sony DADC International. Based in Salzburg, Austria, Mr. Irnberger has over 10 years experience in the entertainment industry and supervises Sony DADC’s supply chain and distribution activities across Europe. In this capacity, Irnberger developed and implemented an integrated pan-European supply chain network with distribution facilities in UK (acting as interim GM for more than a year), France, Germany, Nordics, Spain and service centres in Italy and Benelux supporting the home entertainment market.

His previous roles have included various financial positions for Sony DADC and Sony Electronics. Prior to joining Sony in 2001, Mr. Irnberger worked for an international service provider based in the UK. He holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Innsbruck and a diploma for Mechanical Engineering.

Shelley Groves, Warner Bros. Entertainment

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Shelley Groves, Warner Bros. Entertainment 

Shelley Groves
Executive Director, Distribution Services
Warner Bros. Entertainment

Shelley serves as Executive Director, Distribution Services for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Within a rapidly expanding media landscape, Shelley is responsible for handling the distribution of assets to a wide range of International TV broadcasters and Digital Distribution partners throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa, balancing the parallel demands of both physical and digital delivery to increasingly complex customer specifications. Based in London, Shelley began working for Lorimar-Telepictures in 1987, the company was then acquired by Warner Bros. in 1989. Shelley has been with Warner Bros. for over 20 years and worked within the Technical Operations sector for over 16 years.

Lee Bombard, The Walt Disney Studios

September 12, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Lee Bombard, The Walt Disney Studios 

Lee Bombard
Director of Technical Operations
The Walt Disney Studios

As Director of Technical Production at The Walt Disney Studios Lee Bombard is responsible for overseeing the authoring component of Disney’s DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray output. He also managed the technical roll out of Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray at Disney. Lee has an extensive background in optical disc quality assurance and more recently has undertaken a complete review and analysis of the “all digital” aspect of asset movement for DVD and Blu-ray production at Disney. Lee has nearly 10 years of entertainment industry experience.

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