Clyde Smith, FOX Network Engineering and Operations

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Senior Vice President, New Technology
FOX Network Engineering and Operations

Gary Davis, RLJ Entertainment

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Senior Vice President, Operations & IT
RLJ Entertainment

Matthew Hawkins, RTM Productions

May 1, 2013 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Matthew Hawkins, RTM Productions 

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Vice President of Marketing & Digital
RTM Productions

Matthew is the Vice President of Marketing and Digital at RTM Productions, a company with over 25 years of television production specializing in automotive, outdoor, and entertainment programming. RTM has supplied program series and specials to ESPN, ESPN2, TNN, The Outdoor Channel, Spike TV, Outdoor Life Network, as well as domestic syndication and international distribution.

In this role, Matthew is responsible for all aspects of RTM’s digital business. This includes oversight of all online and mobile properties as well as PowerBlock Magazine. Matthew is also responsible for the digital strategy of over 90 clients that turn to RTM as an advertising partner.

Before RTM, Matthew worked for Tri Star Sports and Entertainment developing branding and licensing platforms for supermodels and athletes.

Matthew resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is married with four children.

Jim Miller, HBO

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Manager of Information Technology

Tom Moran, Savvis

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Senior Director, Media & Entertainment
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

Terry Barbounis, Savvis

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

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

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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

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Senior Account Manager

Ben Masek, Sony Media Cloud Services

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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.

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