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Devendra-Mishra


Devendra Mishra
Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA

 

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.

 

 

Guy Finley
Executive Director, MESA

 

Guy started his career in the entertainment industry as a successful performer and producer, making music with industry giants such as Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, and Dave Grusin. In 2000, Guy joined the home entertainment industry in 2000 as president of LFA, Inc., providing home video brand and business consulting services for a worldwide clientele. In 2005 he joined the Content Delivery and Security Association (then IRMA, International Recording Media Association). In 2008 he founded the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and facilitates discussions about collaboration and innovation in the home entertainment industry along the physical and digital supply chain.

 

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Martin Porter
Executive Director, MESA

 

Marty has been providing information resources to entertainment technology professionals for more than 25 years. Originally a consumer electronics columnist for Rolling Stone, Premiere and GQ magazines, he has since worked as an industry consultant, editorial director and publisher for over 25 publications in professional audio, video, broadcast, electronic systems, and music. His company, Martin Porter Associates has provided consulting services to a range of trade and consumer events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audio Engineering Society (AES), National Systems Contractor Association (NSCA), and the International Recording Media Association (IRMA). He is the founding publisher of Medialine magazine and was a founding producer of Entertainment Media Expo (EMX), and the Surround Music Awards.

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