Michele Edelman, Warner Bros.

September 27, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Michele Edelman, Warner Bros. 

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Vice President, Marketing for Digital Distribution
Warner Bros.

Veda Narayanan, Disney Technology Solutions & Services

September 25, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Veda Narayanan, Disney Technology Solutions & Services 

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Director IT, Creative & Product Development Systems
Disney Technology Solutions & Services

Tom Roach, Warner Bros.

September 25, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Tom Roach, Warner Bros. 

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Vice President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution, Marketing and Production
Warner Bros.

Tom Roach is currently a Vice President, GIO at Warner Bros. Inc. He has responsibility for the Information Technology landscape for Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Marketing, Television and Theatrical Production and Worldwide Television Distribution. Over the past 25 years, he has been involved in the development, deployment and support of the business applications in a wide variety of roles. He holds degrees in Engineering and Geology.

Kory Burke, Adobe

September 23, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Kory Burke, Adobe 

Kory Burke - AdobeKory Burke
Senior Manager Business Development, Video Solutions

Kory Burke works at adobe on its Video Solutions team as part of the Adobe Primetime solution enabling content programmers and distributors to deliver and profit their video content on every connected stream. With over 15 years in the digital, advertising and video industries, Kory has worked directly with publishers, content owners and distributors as well as brands helping them drive their goals to reach, monetize and activate audiences across all platforms. At Adobe he is responsible for working with publishers and content owners to publish, monetize and analyze their video content across the live, linear video on demand environments. Before joining Adobe, Kory worked for Auditude where he represented its video ad serving and management platform. As the Business Development lead at EyeWonder prior to Auditude, Kory’s focus was on developing EyeWonder’s mobile and in-stream video ad serving strategy. He also led the West Coast sales efforts as a member of EyeWonder working with publishers to provide compelling and effective online advertising campaigns to their desired audiences.

Kory holds a B.S. Degree in Business Communications from the University of Kansas.

Michael Becker, SOMO

September 23, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Michael Becker, SOMO 

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Market Development North America & Strategic Advisor

Jennifer Klawin, Tumblr

September 20, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Jennifer Klawin, Tumblr 

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Director of West Coast Sales

Tom Moran, Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

September 20, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Tom Moran, Savvis, A CenturyLink Company 

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Senior Director, Media & Entertainment
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

Tom Moran is the Senior Director of Media and Entertainment Marketing for Savvis Communications,  a CenturyLink Company. Tom studied at the University of Minnesota and then began his career as a freelance photo journalist, fine artist and musician, based in London England.

As an arts minded technologist Moran has done pioneering work in digital media production, management and distribution, much of it while working for the Technology startup WAM!NET, which was acquired by Savvis in 2003.

For the past 15 years Tom has played a leading role in developing solutions for creating, digitizing, managing and distributing media for individual artists, arts institutions, and businesses both large and small, most notably working with many of the major music companies and film industry service providers in developing their digital supply chain strategies and capabilities. His work in these areas has been recognized with patents and by organizations such as the Global Society for Asset Management, as a Board Member of the Content Distribution and Security Association and by the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance, were he chairs the digital supply chain committee. Moran regularly writes for trade publications and speaks at industry events on topics related to technology in the media industry.

Dean Hadaegh, Tennis Channel

September 19, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Dean Hadaegh, Tennis Channel 

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Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations, and Chief Technology Officer
Tennis Channel

Dean Hadaegh is Tennis Channel’s senior vice president, broadcast operations, and chief technology officer. The veteran information technology strategist is in charge of all infrastructure and operations activities for the network.

With Tennis Channel as chief technology officer since before its May 2003 launch, Hadaegh was promoted to oversee broadcast operations as well in 2009. In this role he manages the strategic direction of all network technology, including the channel’s recently introduced high-definition components. He also supervises hardware, software and equipment and directs all areas of facility management, among them broadcasting and production facilities and corporate offices.

Hadaegh additionally spearheaded the launch of the state-of-the-art production and operations facility that Tennis Channel introduced in December 2007. Guiding the entire project from concept to creation, he developed a studio environment that accommodated the network’s move to HD simulcast in 2008 and that allows for future media platform development and international broadcast growth. Featuring a 5,000-sq. ft. production stage on the main floor and an insert stage, two production control rooms, a voice-over room and green room on the second floor, the facility enables the network to cut into broadcasts with news updates and ultimately develop a network newsroom.

Before joining Tennis Channel Hadaegh was president and chief technology officer at digital-branding and Web-development company S.O.M.A., Inc., based in Venice, Calif. In this position from 1998-2002, he developed all aspects of business and the company’s financial planning and management, operations and client account management.

Hadaegh spent 1990-1998 as president and chief executive officer of Camarillo, Calif.-based Logicode Technology, Inc. While there he managed and directed all facets of domestic and international sales, marketing, manufacturing, research and the development of data communications and multimedia peripherals for personal computers. His career also has included tenures as vice president of information technology and chief information technology officer of both PolyGram Filmed International/ITC Entertainment Group, Inc. of North Hollywood, Calif., and Spelling Entertainment, Inc. of Los Angeles. For the latter Hadaegh was charged with modernizing the company’s technological functions before it went public, and with leading multimillion dollar acquisitions.

Malcolm De Leo, Netbase

September 17, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Malcolm De Leo, Netbase 

Malcom De Leo - NetbaseMalcolm De Leo
Chief Evangelist

Malcolm De Leo is a passionate innovator who relishes the challenge of being a change agent. Currently, Malcolm is the Chief Evangelist at Mountain View, California’s NetBase Solutions, a SaaS solution company that utilizes a patent pending, natural language processing engine to read billions of conversations from millions of social media sources. In this role, Malcolm is a subject matter expert in the area of applying social media in an effort to build the marketplace for this powerful new consumer data source. Previously, Malcolm was the Global Vice President of Innovation at Daymon Worldwide and prior to that Malcolm spent 10 years at the Clorox Company managing partnerships with technology companies, developing innovation processes and building new innovation infrastructure.

Jamie Gallagher, Oracle

September 11, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Jamie Gallagher, Oracle 

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Sales Consulting Manager, Value Chain Planning Practice

Jamie Gallagher is a Sales Consulting Manager at Oracle with their Value Chain Planning Practice. In this capacity he is focused on helping large multi-national enterprises modernize and automate their physical and digital supply chain management business processes. At Oracle Jamie has worked with numerous customers in Home Entertainment, Consumer Electronics, Digital Media and Gaming industries on initiatives such as Integrated Business Planning, Predictive Revenue Modeling, Big Data Analytics, and Social Data Supply Chain Integration.

Jamie has nearly 15 years experience working in software and management consulting, joining Oracle from Sapphire Consulting Services where he was a Senior Consultant focused on Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Electronics and Consumer Goods industries, as well as Accenture where he supported Business Intelligence and Data Analytics projects.

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