Sally Hubbard, HBO

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Sally Hubbard HeadshotSally Hubbard
Director, Media Management and Taxonomy
HBO

Sally Hubbard is Director, Media Management and Taxonomy at HBO, focusing on enterprise-wide metadata strategy, standards and best practices, media asset management, and digital preservation. She has previously worked at the Getty Research Institute on digital asset management and standards development and at the UCLA Film &Television Archive on encoding and repurposing archival collections.

Ken Brady, Turner Broadcasting

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Senior Vice President, Media Technology and Operations
Turner Broadcasting System

Kenneth Brady is Senior Vice President of Media Technology and Operations for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc (TBS, Inc.) Brady is responsible for the overall operation and planning of Turner’s media supply chain systems that support global operations for library, encoding, archive, and digital production workflows. He is based in Atlanta at the corporate headquarters and reports to Bob Hesskamp, SVP, Worldwide CNN Broadcast and Turner Media Technology.

An eighteen year veteran of Turner, his tenure has been marked with a series of technical accomplishments including the transition from analog to digital, standard to high definition, broadcast to broadband, and most recently from videotape to digital file-based workflow. He is currently leading initiatives to unify Turner’s operations around content storage, metadata enhancement, media preparation, and globalized distribution.

Within the Turner organization, Ken serves on various working teams including content management, file-based workflows, long-term storage initiatives, media standards, content security, and centralized procurement. He also assists in oversight and planning of Turner Sports digital production workflows including NCAA, NBA and New Media properties.

Formerly vice president, systems technology and digital media at Turner Studios, Brady began his career at Turner in 1995 as an editor and eventually formed the Systems Technology Group which provides numerous services to the Turner Entertainment Networks, including encoding and delivery for Turner content that is offered for electronic sell-through via providers like iTunes, as well as DVD and Blu-ray authoring for home video release. Prior to joining Turner, Brady produced and edited content for ESPN, NBC, various advertising agencies, and music video productions.

Brady has been recognized as a post-production, digital media workflow, and accessibility systems expert and is frequently requested to speak on these topics at industry conventions such as the National Association of Broadcasters, International Broadcasting Conference, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Storage Visions, Content and Communications World, Hollywood Post Alliance, and the Consumer Electronics Show.

He also recently received the 2013 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award and the Association of Telecommunication Professionals Innovation Award for 2012. One of Brady’s recent projects, Turner Sports Central, was selected for the 2013 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award, the 2013 NetApp Innovator of the Year-Americas Award, and was a Finalist for the prestigious 2012 IBC Innovation Award for Content Management.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a Minor in Public Policy Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Cameron Davies, NBC Universal

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Cameron Davies HeadshotCameron Davies
Senior Vice President, Research and Analytics
NBCUniversal News Group

Cameron Davies is joining NBC Universal News Group’s Senior Vice President, Analytics.

Cameron fills a newly created role for the NBCUniversal News Group. Data and analytics are becoming increasingly important in the news and information business. He will develop and execute analytics, data and research strategies to further News Group priorities such as how we leverage Big Data, personalization of content and associated monetization strategies, alternative measurements and customer insights.

Cameron joined NBCUniversal News Group from Disney where he was Senior Director for Management Science and Integration. He worked closely with Disney executives to deliver analytics to drive business priorities. He led the analytics center of excellence for the Disney Company including Media Networks, Walt Disney Studios, Disney Interactive, and Disney Consumer Products. Cameron spent over 17 years at Disney developing and leading advanced analytical teams across a variety of business areas. Prior to joining Disney he spent time as a Professor of Business/Finance for Pensacola Christian College.

Cameron has a MBA, Master of Accountancy (MACC) and a BS Business Administration/Accounting from the University of West Florida.

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Chief Strategist, MESA
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Devendra has been the president and COO of such companies as, LIVE Entertainment, VCL-Carolco, Lieberman Enterprises, Technicolor Worldwide Media and Distribution, Strawberries Records and Tapes, International Multifoods, Stan lee Media, etc.

At RCA Records, as the Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing and Distribution, he implemented the revolutionary Hits and Catalog distribution, which became the hallmark of the industry. As president of worldwide new media and distribution services at Technicolor, Mishra strategically developed and launched Technicolor Entertainment Services and also engineered and put into production its first optical media manufacturing facility.

A professor of Decision Sciences at Pepperdine University, he is recognized as an eminent thinker and practitioner of supply chain management.

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