Richard Johnson, Miomni Limited

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Richard Johnson, Miomni Limited 

Richard Johnson
Integration Manager
Miomni Limited

Richard was educated at Repton School at the same time as Jeremy Clarkson and
Adrian Newey (Red Bull Technical Director). After school he left his native Sheffield
and became a professional rock musician but ended up as an events producer.
In 1994, he invented, managed and owned Signpost, the world’s first multi-media library
with clients ranging from British Steel, English Heritage and BT. In 2004 he joined Miomni
and has worked ever since to help create the world’s leading multi-media delivery platform.

Lavinia Carey, British Video Association

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Lavinia Carey, British Video Association 

Lavinia Carey
Director General
British Video Association

Director General of the BVA since 1993, with responsibilities for parliamentary affairs, industry and external relations, co-ordinating the association’s market research and charitable activities.

Lavinia has chaired the Alliance Against IP Theft, as its founding member, since establishing it in 1998, lobbying for legislative reform to enable IP rights owners to protect and promote their rights in the interests of British industry and employment.

In 2004 on behalf of the BVA Lavinia set up and ran the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, of which she is still a director, whose remit is to improve public awareness of and respect for the value of copyright.

She is an Ambassador of leading UK children’s charity, Action For Children.”

George Kilpatrick, Technicolor

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on George Kilpatrick, Technicolor 

George Kilpatrick
Vice President Media Operations EMEA and Managing Director of Technicolor Media Services

George is Vice President Media Operations EMEA and Managing Director of Technicolor Media Services.

In this role, George is responsible for Technicolor’s media services business in UK including all post production, digital media, sound and DVD compression and authoring. He leads a team of 100+ specialist personnel and is responsible for:
• Managing UK media services business
• Senior customer relationships
• Managing operations and leading process reengineering to modernise and align the facility with Technicolor’s key customer requirements and the digital media evolution.

George has been with Technicolor for three years. Previous to this appointment he was responsible for all new business in Media, Broadband and Broadcast markets in EMEA. In that roles he developed strategic relationships and business with telecommunications carriers for content solutions; major retailers for digital download services; and content owners including studios and independent production houses and TV companies for post production and content management solutions.

Previously George led UK sales for Motorola Ltd specializing in digital media solutions for the home and mobile. Prior to that he held various senior sales and business development roles within Motorola since 2000.
George is married with two children and lives in Dorset, UK.

Sean Catlett, Betfair

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Sean Catlett, Betfair 

Sean Catlett
Director of Security

Sean is the Director of Security for Betfair – protecting the world’s biggest online betting community and one of the fastest and most resilient trading platforms available on the internet. Sean joined Betfair from Barclays PLC where he was Global Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management for the Barclays Global Retail and Commercial bank. In that role he transformed the function by creating strategies and new capabilities in data loss prevention, information security and privacy incident response and security assessment programmes. Prior to joining Barclays Sean was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America leading their global Security Monitoring and Response team. Sean built a creative and innovative security R&D team which delivered millions of dollars in customer value year over year through detection of electronic fraud and attacks. Prior to financial services, he worked as the VP of Technology at Streamwaves, Inc. where he created a streaming music delivery system responsible for the world’s first legal delivery of on-demand subscription streamed music from all 5 major record labels. Sean graduated with honours from University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Tony Bicknell, Futuresource Consulting

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Tony Bicknell, Futuresource Consulting 

Tony Bicknell
Futuresource Consulting

Tony is one of the four founders of Futuresource. He runs the Systems and Business Intelligence team at Futuresource which has a focus of integrating clients’ external datasets with internal ones in order to create business intelligence systems; these systems help to identify issues of efficiency within the supply chain. Tony has been responsible for implementation of major systems projects within the international consumer electronics industry and with content owners which have led to clients having access to detailed business analysis metrics, including such applications as weekly profitability tracking by title for each retail customer. The availability of common model level identifiers within the consumer electronics industry allows these business critical metrics to be easily implemented on a worldwide basis.

Bob Auger, Cue Entertainment

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Bob Auger, Cue Entertainment 

Bob Auger
Technology Correspondent
Cue Entertainment

Bob Auger has run several media acquisition and production companies since his early days as an engineer in broadcast television. In the 1970s, he founded one of the leading sound studios in Manchester, engineering tracks by Joy Division and Factory records among many others. In the early 1980s, he was appointed Audio-visual Director of Molinare, the ground-breaking London post-production company. As MD of Electric Switch in the 1990s, he supervised the supply of digital assets for the BT ADSL trials and subsequently played a significant role in the launch of DVD in Europe.

Since the turn of the millennium, he has spent more time reflecting on the industry as a consultant, conference speaker and correspondent. He writes a weekly Eye on the Supply opinion piece for the Cue Entertainment web site, covering all aspects of the entertainment supply chain.

Spencer Mott, Electronic Arts

September 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Spencer Mott, Electronic Arts 

Spencer Mott
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Electronic Arts

Spencer is EA’s Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) responsible for global Security and Risk Management (SRM) at the world’s largest interactive games developer based in San Francisco.
Spencer is a Security Professional with 26 years experience in the Security industry with employment antecedents in Corporate Risk Management, IT security, Cyber Defence, Software Development Security, Law Enforcement and Intellectual Property Compliance.
Spencer leads EA’s Global Security & Risk Management team consisting of 40 security specialists and an EA SRM ‘community’ called ‘Sentinels’ made up of EA employees who formally advocate SRM goals and objectives.
Spencer has been with EA for 8 years, 4 years as the company’s CISO. Prior to EA, he served 15 years in specialist departments of the Metropolitan Police. Also as Operations Director at the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), an MPAA affiliate, for 5 years.
Addressing complex and highly distributed business risks faced by global companies is Spencer’s specialization. He approaches security challenges from a business perspective creating departmental insight, organizational oversight and demystification of risk management program delivery. Spencer relocated to the Bay area, CA with his family in 2008.
Spencer is also the Chairman of the management board of the Content Distribution and Storage Association (CDSA) and was a contributory author of the CDSA Anti-Piracy Content Protection Security Standards, an open standard developed by the Media Entertainment Industry to secure intellectual property in a distributed development and distribution model.
About EA
Electronic Arts (EA) is the world’s leading independent developer and publisher of interactive software games that are playable by consumers on devices, such as in-home video game players (such as the Sony PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 and Nintendo GameCube (consoles); personal computers (PCs); mobile platforms, including handheld video game players (such as the PlayStation Portable (PSP), Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance), cellular handsets, and online, over the Internet and other online networks. The Company publishes interactive software games for multiple platforms.
The company’s games are developed in EA Studios and in conjunction with EA Partners around the world and are directly marketed on a global scale in more than 30 countries. Revenues are close to US$5 Billion with more than 13,000 employees in 30 different countries.

Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus India

September 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus India 

Ramki Sankaranarayanan
Chief Executive Officer
Prime Focus India

Ramki Sankaranarayanan is CEO of Prime Focus India and Founder & CEO of Prime Focus Technologies. As CEO of Prime Focus India he is responsible for all operations and business lines throughout India, and as Global CEO and founding member of Prime Focus Technologies, he is the leader of the technologies arm, leveraging the digital media services business worldwide. Ramki has led the creation of CLEAR™, the world’s first Hybrid Cloud platform for Unified Multiplatform content operations and the setting up of the Domain Centric Cloud for the Broadcast Industry.
Ramki brings to Prime Focus over 15 years of experience in IT industry and has specific experience in the deployment of technology in the Media & Entertainment sector. Prior to Prime Focus, Ramki was the CEO of Subex Technologies, an IT Services player for Telecom Industry, where he led the team that built unique IPs for IPTV Service.
Before joining Subex, he served as GM & Head of worldwide sales and marketing at Tata Elxsi in the R&D Services division.
Ramki holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from B.I.T.S Pilani, India and a MBA degree from S. P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India.

John Rodden, Studio Canal

September 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on John Rodden, Studio Canal 

John Rodden
General Manager
Studio Canal

John Rodden joined Studiocanal’s UK arm (formerly known as Optimum Releasing) in 2001, becoming General Manager of Home Entertainment in 2006. Established in 2004, STUDIOCANAL Home Entertainment has quickly become one of the leading distributors in the UK Home Entertainment sector, boasting an active catalogue of more than 1500 titles. With sales handled by its joint venture Elevation, consistently ranked amongst the top ten UK distributors, STUDIOCANAL Home Entertainment has aggressively grown its market share year on year by combining classic library titles with critically and commercially successful new releases.

Patrick Staar, B2Boost

September 15, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Patrick Staar, B2Boost 

Patrick Staar
President & Managing Director

Patrick Staar co-founded B2Boost in 2000 after having held various executive positions in the entertainment industry: as the exclusive distributor of Atari in the Middle East and Sega in Benelux, and thereafter as VP and Managing Director of European territories for Electronic Arts, where he helped recruiting several key executives and notably built the company’s European distribution network. Patrick has a strong expertise in the highly specific European distribution and is driven by innovation and efficiency. B2Boost has now become an essential tool used by the best performing and market leading actors of the industry.

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