Gary Olson, GHO Group LLC

October 23, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Gary Olson, GHO Group LLC 

Gary Olson, GHO GroupGary Olson

Gary Olson is a consultant in advanced media technology as an architect and strategic advisor that specializes in assisting organizations with the transition from legacy technologies, media workflows and business processes. He evangelizes the use of IP technology and develops the best and appropriate technology solutions including the adaptation of organizational structure, staffing models and workflows to implement IP and file based technology. Gary’s has substantial experience working with project sponsors and stakeholders to help them understand the changes associated with IP technology and file-based workflows for content delivery to all digital media platforms.

Gary is a recognized industry leader with practical experience in the analysis, selection, and uses of technology and as an innovator in media technologies and broadcast design.

His recently published book “Planning and Designing the IP Broadcast Facility” is a comprehensive technical guideline for making sound decisions implementing IP technology. He is a contributing writer to online services on IP technology and file based workflow. He created the course for SBE University on IP facility design.

Gary’s expertise includes broadcast, broadband, IT digital asset management, interactive telecommunication, distance learning, and digital media distribution. He has been active in many complex projects that involved the convergence of broadcast, digital media and information technology. He holds a US Patent in streaming media automation and distribution.

Gary’s advises on the best use of technology in the migration and transition from traditional media technology to digital platforms in broadcast, broadband, wireless, portable multimedia and On-Demand media and information technology.

Gary has a project portfolio of successful engagements in the planning, design and management of large scale projects in Broadcast, Broadband, IT and Satellite implementations. Hi clientele includes major broadcasters domestically and internationally, cable and satellite networks, large institutions, global financial companies and sports leagues.

He recently was involved in the modernization of all the broadcast and meeting archive systems the UN World Headquarters to an all High Definition file based architecture. He designed one of the first full file based facilities for CONCACAF. His international experience includes introducing the first non-state owned television networks in many of the central European countries.

BSEE –Communications Technology – New York Institute of Technology
Association Memberships – PMI, SMPTE, IEEE, SBE, EBU – FIMS, NYCTO Club.
Advisory Board – Sports Video Group
US Patent – Streaming Media Automation and Distribution

Jeffrey Hayzlett, The Hayzlett Group

October 23, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Jeffrey Hayzlett, The Hayzlett Group 

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The Hayzlett Group

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and primetime television show host on Bloomberg Television. From small businesses to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into the c-suite and business strategy, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of the bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet, and one of the most compelling figures in business today.

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business. Jeffrey appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. Drawing upon an eclectic background in business, buoyed by a stellar track record of keynote speaking and public appearances, and deeply rooted in cowboy lore, Jeffrey energizes his role driving and delivering change. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Steve Fastook, CNBC

October 17, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Steve Fastook, CNBC 

Steve Fastook - CNBCSteve Fastook
Senior Vice President, Technical and Commercial Operations

Steven Fastook is Senior Vice President of Technical and Commercial Operations at CNBC where he is responsible for worldwide operations of the network. In this role, Fastook has advanced the use of tapeless technology and created the first-ever totally digital process at CNBC.

Fastook joined NBC in 1986 as a Design Engineer and soon moved to WNBC News 4 where he worked as Manager of News & Technical Operations. He next served as Director of Brooklyn Studios for NBC’s East Coast Entertainment division where he was responsible for “Another World.” Fastook was then promoted to Director, Entertainment Studios and then Director, News and Entertainment Studios for NBC responsible for the productions of “Today,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.” In 1999, Fastook assumed the role of Vice President, Studio Operations and Designworks.

Fastook began his television career at Kean University in 1982 where he began the process of constructing the University’s first television studio.

Fastook is the recipient of more than nine Emmy Awards given in recognition of his creativity, innovation and leadership in the fields of television entertainment and sports by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree by Kean University in May, 2006.

Fabio Luzzi, Viacom

October 10, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Fabio Luzzi, Viacom 

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Vice President, Data & Audience Development

Fabio Luzzi brings a mix of advanced analytics and relationship-management skills as well as media sector expertise to his current role. He has created and executed multiple analytical solutions for Marketing, Programming, and Ad-Sales with a clear impact on ROI.

As a VP of Data & Audience Development, Mr. Luzzi and his team are responsible for supporting strategic decision making at Viacom through the development of multi-platform modeling solutions that utilize various data sources such as linear TV viewing data, social media data and web data.

Mr. Luzzi’s other innovative solutions include: Audience Sizing and Opportunities, Optimized Media Planning, Marketing Campaign Effectiveness & Tracking, Program Affinity Mapping, Optimized Audience Targeting and Digital Marketing Campaign Creation.

Previously, Mr. Luzzi spent 11 years at American Express in London, Miami and New York. He covered Business Intelligence for Global Merchant Services and Credit Risk Management and provided cutting edge analytical solutions to support internal and external clients.

Specialties: Advanced Analytics and Statistics, Marketing Strategy, Digital Media, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, ROI Modeling and Segmentation Analysis, Advanced SAS programming.

Peter Brickman, WNET

October 6, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Peter Brickman, WNET 

Peter-Brickman-WNETPeter Brickman
Chief Technology Officer

Peter Brickman is the Chief Technology officer at WNET, the largest PBS affiliate. WNET’s broadcast properties include, WNET- New York, NJTV- New Jersey and WLIW – Long Island. The WNET family of companies is also a major producer of award winning content in the areas of arts and culture, news and public affairs, science and natural history, documentaries, and children’s programming.

As Chief Technology Officer, Peter Brickman manages the technology initiatives across WNET’s ecosystem. Brickman provides thought leadership in the workflow development for content creation, management and distribution. Brickman also oversees the migration of WNET’s enterprise software systems to cloud based solutions, which include all voice/data systems, and strategy regarding future anticipated technological developments

Prior to WNET, Brickman served as Chief Technology Officer at MetLife stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams. He oversaw the facility’s $100M technology design and implementation.

Prior to joining MetLife Stadium, Peter Brickman was Managing Director of Ascent Media, a provider of technology and content distribution services. Prior to Ascent, Brickman was at the NFL overseeing the technology, data and product initiatives for NFL SUNDAY TICKET, NFL Network, and Live Game Streaming.

Felix Cisneros, AMC Networks

October 6, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Felix Cisneros, AMC Networks 

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Vice President, Digital Supply Chain Operations
AMC Networks

Felix Cisneros is a media technology and operations executive based in New York City. For the past 20 years, he has worked with television networks, motion picture studios and digital media companies to implement mission-critical technology and workflow solutions across nearly business segment. In his current role for AMC Networks, which owns the cable brands AMC, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv, he oversees operations across the entire original productions content life-cycle from production through delivery and distribution to all platforms.

Ken Agena, CBS

October 3, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Ken Agena, CBS 

Ken Agena CBSKen Agena
Vice President Enterprise Solutions Delivery

Jacki Guerra, A&E

October 3, 2014 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Jacki Guerra, A&E 

jackie guerra Jacki Guerra
Vice President, Media Assets Services
A&E Television Networks

Jacki Guerra has worked in the Entertainment, Media and Communications industries for twenty years in roles spanning from Sales, Marketing, IT, Program Management and Operational Leadership.  Jacki is works for A+E Networks with its award winning storytelling and exceptional network brands (A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, H2, Military History, Crime & Investigation, History Espanol, Lifetime Movie Network and LRW). Jacki oversees the Media Asset Services Department with resources responsible for domestic media and content fulfillment and asset archival supporting numerous brand distribution channels.   Jacki is currently the Lead of A+E’s Enterprise Digital Asset Management (eDAM) initiative implementing an end-to-end file-based ecosystem (people, processes and technology) for A+E.  eDAM Phase one recently completed supporting the company’s non-linear TV Everywhere workflows.  The next phase will focus on International and Consumer Products business needs. Jacki has focused her career on process, organizational, change management and system design and implementation work.  Jacki was previously with Turner Entertainment for 10 years. Prior to this, Jacki was a PWC IT Consultant focused on a variety of efforts including content management, MAM, Oracle ERP (financial), billing and change implementations for many top tier clients. Jacki graduated from Florida State University.

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