Tom Moran, Savvis

April 30, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Tom Moran, Savvis 

Tom MoranTom Moran
Senior Director, Media & Entertainment
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

Terry Barbounis, Savvis

April 30, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Terry Barbounis, Savvis 

Terry BarbounisTerry Barbounis
Practice Lead and Solution Architect for Media
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

Steven Oh, The Young Turks

April 30, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Steven Oh, The Young Turks 

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Chief Operating Officer
The Young Turks

Mr. Oh is the Chief Operating Officer of The Young Turks where he oversees all business operations and strategic partnerships. Under his leadership, The Young Turks have grown into a true digital video network with nearly 50 million monthly views, over 1 billion total views, and 20 million unique monthly users on YouTube alone, thereby becoming the largest online news show in the world. Prior to joining The Young Turks, Mr. Oh was an attorney and an entrepreneur. He co-founded Yoforia, a frozen yogurt chain with numerous stores across the southeastern United States and in several foreign countries, and successfully sold it at the height of the market. He also co-founded Exogear, a company that markets and distributes technology products throughout the globe. Mr. Oh was an associate at the law firm of Winston & Strawn in New York City and at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Los Angeles, where he worked on complex corporate litigation matters. He is a graduate of Cornell University and UCLA School of Law.

Susan Cheng, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

April 30, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Susan Cheng, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 

Susan ChengSusan Cheng
Vice President, Supply Chain Planning & Data Governance
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Susan Cheng leads Product Master Data Governance for physical and digital distribution across home entertainment at Warner Bros. She has key supplier relationship management responsibilities and directly oversees master data management, including intellectual property designations and data quality.
Prior to her master data role, Susan led Category Sourcing teams for marketing and supply chain across the studio. Before joining Warner Bros. in 2006, Susan was the Director of Strategic Procurement for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products and Neutrogena, heading up a bi-coastal direct materials sourcing organization. Prior to that, she spent several years with The Walt Disney Company and Procter & Gamble, all in supply chain and sourcing optimization functions.

Susan holds an MBA from Yale University in Corporate Strategy & Non-profit Management, and a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Bill Isbell, Rovi

April 29, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Bill Isbell, Rovi 

Isbell_BillBill Isbell
Senior Account Manager

Ben Masek, Sony Media Cloud Services

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Ben Masek, Sony Media Cloud Services 

Ben Masek x300Ben Masek
Chief Technology Officer
Sony Media Cloud Services

As Chief Technology Officer for Sony Media Cloud Services, Ben is responsible for the development and engineering operations of Sony’s MCS SaaS offering, designed to enable media professionals seeking to leverage cloud technologies to securely manage and share large media content.

Prior to joining MCS, Ben spent 9 years working in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Digital Media Group (DMG) where he oversaw the digital media systems designed to enable the management of digital creative, production, marketing and pre-release distribution assets for SPE businesses. Ben also actively participated in the company’s Digital Backbone initiative to create a digital platform for the production, post-production and distribution of movie and television content.

Previously, Ben worked for CBS Digital where he was a senior software developer, responsible for developing visual effects tools and digital asset management solutions. Ben started his career in the entertainment industry with Arete Image Software as a senior software developer responsible for developing a suite of computer graphics tools for visual effects studios.

Ben holds an MBA from UCLA, and a BS in Engineering & Applied Science from Caltech.

John King, Aspera

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on John King, Aspera 

John-KingJohn King
Senior Sales Engineer

As senior sales engineer, John leads technical sales, design, and implementation for Aspera in the West Coast region, working closely with organizations to operate and collaborate more effectively with big data on a global scale. John has over 10 years experience designing and delivering systems for use in video streaming, broadcast and post production.

John Igoe, Rackspace

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on John Igoe, Rackspace 

Igoe-John2John Igoe
Vice President, Technology

John Igoe serves as VP of Private Cloud at Rackspace. In this capacity he leads business development, training, partner alliances and technology initiatives focused around bringing world class Openstack solutions to market.

John’s most recently served as Executive Director of Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions in Dell’s Datacenter Solutions group. In this role, John was leading the effort to define and build software solutions targeted at public and private clouds utilizing technologies such as Openstack and Hadoop. During this time his group developed the Crowbar Initiative and opensource project launched to address the needs of the industry around the migration to DevOps management styles. John was one of the founding members of the Openstack Foundation Board of Directors and has been intimately involved in this organizations work.

John Igoe has over 25 years experience in the high technology industry. He has held executive level positions in both Engineering and Service organizations of companies such as Banyan Systems, Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks and Nortel.

John has served as a VP of Engineering, developing complex routing solutions, and as a VP of Global Technical Services. As VP of Services at Bay Networks, John was responsible for the implementation of their Remote Management Service offering, architecting the core systems infrastructure and building out Network Operations Centers in the US, EMEA and PACRIM areas. John was the Founder and CTO of SilverBack Technologies, a provider of cloud based infrastructure management software that was acquired by Dell in 2007.

John most recently received a patent for “ A system and method for automatically performing remediation operations on a plurality of information handling system (IHS) resources.”

Rashmi Nigam, Machinima

April 25, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Rashmi Nigam, Machinima 

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Director of Product Management

Matt Turner, MarkLogic

April 24, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Matt Turner, MarkLogic 

Turner_MattMatt Turner
Chief Technologist, Media Solutions

Matt Turner is the Chief Technologist for Media Solutions at MarkLogic where he develops strategy and solutions for the Media, Publishing and Information Provider markets and works with customers and prospects to create leading edge information and digital content applications with MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database. Matt works closely with MarkLogic’s customers including McGraw-Hill, Warner Bros., Conde Nast and LexisNexis. Matt has authored numerous articles on unstructured information, content management and information applications and been a featured speaker at HS DAM, PubExpo, Gilbane, SIIA, Oasis XML conference and more. Matt has more than 15 years of experience in the implementation of leading edge technologies and worked at Sony Music Entertainment, the Sony Group Company’s 550 Digital Media Ventures, and PC World Online before joining MarkLogic.

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