Kip Welch, Entertainment ID Registry Association

August 7, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Kip Welch, Entertainment ID Registry Association 

Kip Welch, EIDRKip Welch
President & Chairman
Entertainment ID Registry Association

Kip Welch leads business development and outreach for MovieLabs, a non-profit technology lab founded by the Hollywood motion picture industry. His work includes investigating new companies and technologies on behalf of the industry, analyzing technology trends in digital media distribution, and conducting outreach to labs, universities, entrepreneurs, and venture investors. He has been a key driver of the EIDR unique ID initiative on behalf of MovieLabs, and he currently serves as President of the EIDR organization. EIDR is a member-driven, non-profit industry organization formed by content creators, distributors, and service providers to drive adoption of a common global B2B identifier for commercial products in the movie and TV digital supply chain. Previously, Kip served as Director of Legal Affairs for Intel’s Digital Home Group, and as Vice President and General Counsel for MicroProse, an entertainment software company.

David Millar, MESA Europe

August 4, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comment 

David Millar, MESA EuropeDavid Millar
Director of Communications
MESA Europe

David joined MESA Europe as Director of Communications in June 2013, following a near 30 year career in research and consulting within the technology sector.

David was previously with Futuresource Consulting where he steered much of the group’s work across the storage media, electronics and entertainment content sectors. Prior to that he was with the technology consulting group BIS.

David has spoken at numerous events around the world and has been a regular contributor to the activities of a number of industry associations in the technology space.

His role within MESA Europe is to expand the membership services and support that the association can offer across Europe, at regional and national level. David has language skills in French, German and Italian.

Albert Lai, Brightcove

August 4, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comment 

Albert Lai, Brightcove x300Albert Lai
Chief Technology Officer, Media

Albert Lai is CTO, Media, at Brightcove. In this role, Albert provides technical leadership for Brightcove’s Media Group, working with customers worldwide to address their multi-platform content delivery, workflow, monetization and distribution requirements, with a focus on mobile, second screen, and TV Everywhere solutions. Albert holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Matthew Guest, Deloitte

July 30, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Matthew Guest, Deloitte 

Matthew Guest DeloitteMatthew Guest
Head of Digital Strategy EMEA

Matthew leads Deloitte’s EMEA Digital Strategy practice. After a couple of years messing about with lasers, Matthew started his proper career in the mobile industry as part of a well-funded, but short lived attempt to disrupt the traditional media industry. Having tried and failed to convince members of the public that they preferred watching Belgian Second Division to Big Brother, thought Second Life was better than Facebook and would rather listen to music in 8 bit mono, he jumped ship and started helping media companies make the most of technology.

Since then, Matthew’s clients have included some of the biggest brands in global media and technology. He has worked with companies in locations as diverse as India, Kenya and Japan and has been part of digital business launches in every continent except Antarctica. In addition to his client work, Matthew is the author of Deloitte’s Digital Leadership series on the organisation and culture of digital businesses and leads and authors the annual Media Consumer survey, now in its eighth year.

Geir R. Skaaden, DTS

July 30, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Geir R. Skaaden, DTS 

Geir Skaaden DTSGeir R. Skaaden
Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Digital Content & Media Solutions

He leads a cross-functional global team responsible for developing innovative solutions for connected device partners, content owners, and service providers ensuring DTS is broadly adopted across the digital media ecosystem. Before joining DTS; Skaaden was CEO of Neural Audio, a firm that developed audio technology for audio compression and surround sound. Skaaden received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon, a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management and an MBA from University of Washington.

Kyle Mattus, Google Play/Youtube

July 30, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Kyle Mattus, Google Play/Youtube 

kyle mattus, Google Play squareKyle Mattus
Partner Operations Manager, EMEA
Google Play/Youtube

Richard Broughton, IHS

July 21, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Richard Broughton, IHS 

Richard Broughton IHSRichard Broughton
Director Broadband

Richard Broughton heads IHS’s London-based Broadband team, which is responsible for IHS’s coverage of online video, Internet Service Providers and cross-device video viewing. He has developed a number of highly detailed financial models describing many of these sectors, both for the IHS flagship Intelligence services and for bespoke consultancy projects. Richard works with a diverse array of companies within and around the pay-TV, broadcast and broadband sector, advising on strategy, providing expert insight into business practice and building industry forecast models. He is a regular speaker at industry events and frequently quoted in UK and international consumer and trade press.

Douglas Davis, Blinkbox

July 21, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Douglas Davis, Blinkbox 

Doug Davis, BlinkboxDouglas Davis
Director, Content Acquisition & Sales

As Director, Content Acquisition & Sales, Douglas is responsible for formulating and executing the Content Acquisition strategy for blinkbox Movies & TV. Blinkbox Movies & TV is the transactional video-on-demand service owned by Tesco. blinkbox customers can purchase or rent latest release Films and TV shows and stream (or download) them to their devices including PC, MAC, X-Box, PS3 and tablets. Douglas has presided over the growth in blinkbox’s content library from 500 titles in 2007 to over 15,000 titles licensed from over 65 leading film and TV producers, including: Warner Bros, HBO, BBC Worldwide, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal, 21st Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Disney, BBC Worldwide, eONE Entertainment, ITV, Lionsgate and Aardman Animations. Douglas also oversees the Editorial & Content Sales function, and the Content Operations function at blinkbox Movies & TV.

Prior to blinkbox Douglas worked in the London office of the William Morris Agency (now WME Entertainment) as an International TV Packaging Agent. At WME he brokered TV format deals between UK intellectual property owners and the US networks, on behalf of UK clients including BBC Worldwide, TwentyTwenty Television, Zodiak Rights, Endemol and FremantleMedia. Prior to WME, Douglas was European Sales Director at AtomFilms, an early pioneer in the internet video-on-demand space.

Hans Henseleit, Videociety

July 11, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Hans Henseleit, Videociety 

Hans Henseleit, VIDEOCIETYHans Henseleit
Managing Director

Hans D. Henseleit was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1966. After studying Marketing Communication he worked for several advertising agencies.

Mid 1990s he co-founded his first venture an advertising and multimedia agency. In 2000 he left the advertising world and founded the post production and service provider company ENTERACTIVE, based in Hamburg.

In 2011 Hans started together with the Splendid Medien AG the Video-on-Demand-Service Videociety.

Hans D. Henseleit is married and the father of two kids.

Eric Iverson, Sony Pictures Television

July 10, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Eric Iverson, Sony Pictures Television 

Iverson_Eric-150x150Eric Iverson
Vice President & Divisional Chief Information Officer
Sony Pictures Television

Currently oversee the global systems portfolio for Sony Pictures Television (Production/Distribution/Networks) and lead strategic technology change initiatives.

In my previous role I led SPE’s Worldwide Networks Systems (Traditional, Non-Linear & OTT). In this role I provided the strategic direction and oversight of the overall business systems portfolio from broadcast management systems to supporting digital media workflows (excluding technical operations/consumer delivery).

I have also led SPE’s intellectual property program (title & metadata management, rights, clearances and music), worldwide product fulfilment systems as well as television sales, marketing and distribution systems. Initiatives included B2B system development, rights management, Sales and Avails enhancements, Media DR, Digital Distribution Metadata, Universal Media ID – ISAN & EIDR, Clip Licensing & Stock Footage, JBoss / Open source initiative, Physical Logistics Automation, and the Digital Backbone.

Prior to system management, I led SPE IT’s strategic planning group support the CIO. In this role I led: SPE’s Digital Media Initiative, IT strategic plan, Portal & Content Management Strategy, Offshore Outsourcing transformation (India), Master Data Management Strategy, Business Intelligence Strategy, and Data Center Strategy.

Before Joining SPE, I worked at Accenture on strategy, software development & change management.

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