The Digital Hollywood Experience

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Location: LVCC, North Hall, Room N262

9 - 10 AM
Track I - DH13 - Digital Hollywood

Ultimate TV: The OTT - Multiscreen Experience

Over-the-top-TV, 4K TV plus DVR set-top, broadband plus HDMI inputs is the Ultimate TV experience. Consumers now expect a personalized TV entertainment and social experience.  With all video, all the time, the bar has been permanently raised for the industry.

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Markus FRITZ, Senior Vice President  Commercial Development & Marketing, EUTELSAT - Paris

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Robin Wilson, VP Business Development, NAGRA

Peter Hoddie, Vice President, Kinoma

Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group, Moderator

 

Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote: Ty is tasked with developing long-term strategy and identifying new areas of growth for Gracenote. Ty co-founded Gracenote when his company ION merged with CDDB in the late 1990s. Prior to Gracenote, Ty produced the industry’s first interactive music experiences on CD for artists like Brian Eno and David Bowie. Connected to practically everyone in the business, from labels and artists to technologists, Ty is a frequent speaker at music and TV industry conferences and events.

 

Ian Greenblatt is Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. Greenblatt’s  role is centered around defining and driving the output of software and hardware based converged experiences and next generation television products to research and industry partners. This includes driving best-of-breed partnerships and corporate development opportunities. He also serves the company as a subject matter expert around the business of television and both traditional and OTT content distribution, as well as content metadata and the second screen.  Prior to joining ARRIS through the acquisition of Motorola Home, Greenblatt was co-founder and General Counsel of Broadbus Technologies, the pioneer of solid-state memory based computer systems for delivering both movies and television on-demand. Broadbus is considered to be one of the most successful start-ups in the New England region since the tech bubble of '99, evidenced by its acquisition by Motorola in September 2006 for $181m.  Prior to Broadbus, he held positions with Fox, Warner Bros., Kirkland & Ellis and The Entertainment & Intellectual Property Group (an entertainment law firm in Chicago). Ian is a frequent guest lecturer; he has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, and industry events such as CES and DigitalHollywood. An avowed techie, he was an Alpha and Beta Tester for Sling.com, Joost, Hulu, Boxee, and many Motorola devices and services. He holds a BSC from Northwestern University, a JD from DePaul University College of Law, and sits on the board of directors of USC's Marshall School of Business Institute of Communication Technology Management.

 

Thomas K. Arnold is one of the leading home entertainment journalists in the country. He is publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine, the home entertainment industry’s only trade publication. He also contributes home entertainment analysis news features and weekly home entertainment sales and rental updates to Variety. He has talked about home entertainment issues on CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight” and “Entertainment Tonight,” and was a frequent guest on the G4 network’s “Attack of the Show.” Arnold is a frequent speaker, moderator and keynoter at entertainment and technology industry conferences, summits and other events, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Digital Hollywood, and the EMA’s Digital Pipeline. He has been quoted in numerous publications, from Advertising Age and Billboard to USA Today and the New York Post.

 

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA:  As VP of Business Development at NAGRA, Robin Wilson’s responsibilities include ensuring that the company’s current and future solutions are developed and applied whenever new opportunities or markets arise. Robin has over 25 years of international broadcast technology experience in companies that include BBC, NBC, RCA, DiviCom, Grass Valley and Modulus Video where he has held various marketing, engineering, management and founding positions.  Robin has participated in and presented at many industry organizations including SMPTE, EBU, IBC, ATIS, IEEE and NATAS. He graduated with a BSc. degree in Applied Physics (EE) from Dundee University, Scotland, and holds a watermarking patent.

 

Markus Fritz joined Eutelsat in June 2013 as Director of Commercial Strategy and Marketing. In this role, Markus is responsible for further developing Eutelsat’s commercial strategy internationally, including market development and research, business intelligence, product management and pricing as well as marketing communications. He is also responsible for developing strategic marketing partnerships with customers. Markus has over 20 years of international experience in the satellite, ICT and consumer electronics industries. He has also provided strategic and commercial services across EMEA and South-East Asia and held leading roles at Executive Board Level of ZVEI, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and was also Vice President of Digital Europe, an association representing the digital technology industry. https://lu.linkedin.com/in/markusfritz/

 

Peter Hoddie is VP of Kinoma, running the tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell. The Kinoma group’s hardware and software prototyping solutions help developers, programmers, and designers rapidly create connected products. Marvell’s chips power everyday electronics, including Google Chromecast, Samsung Tablets, and Lenovo Smart TVs. In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma as a start-up to develop a next-generation virtual software platform. Kinoma products became known for combining a thoughtfully designed user experience with leading-edge technology. Kinoma software was widely deployed by Palm, Sony and Sling Media. Kinoma was acquired in 2010 by Marvell. Prior to Kinoma, Peter founded Generic Media (in 2000) to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the first on-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic Media, Peter, in partnership with Sony, helped to create the gMovie Player, the leading video technology for Palm handhelds. For nearly a decade previous to Generic Media, Peter played a central role at Apple as Chief QuickTime Architect. He defined, built and promoted Apple’s trailblazing QuickTime technology. While at Apple, he was awarded the designation of Distinguished Engineer for his work. Peter has contributed to the MPEG-4, JPEG-2000 and SMIL standards. He is named as an inventor on 10 issued patents.

 

Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group: a two-decade old Seaford, NY Technology Assessment and Market Research Corporation. Before that, for thirteen years, Doherty was the Senior Technology Writer for Electronic Engineering Times, where he remains a guest columnist. Doherty is an electro-physicist who has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents in computing, communications, medical electronics, high performance tooling and consumer electronics industry sectors along with dozens of international patents. During Doherty's 32 year career he has been Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, an engineer for Data General Corp., Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., founder and President of Optronic Labs and since 1983, co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. There, he directs laboratory testing of technologies, products and services, oversees publication of the Envisioneering Newsletter, market research reports and provides senior executive counsel on market development and intellectual property protection, portfolio management and licensing opportunities. Doherty's prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. Doherty is a 31 year member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is active with its Biomedical Engineering, Solid State Circuits Society , Consumer Electronics Society, Broadcast Engineering, Magnetic Technology Society, Technology & Social Policy and other I.E.E.E. societies. This is his eleventh year as a planning director for the International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Doherty is also a member of the Society for Information Display, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and many other technology & professional business industry associations. In addition, Doherty has been a co-chair of, and presently sits on several cross industry standards associations and technical working groups, spanning consumer digital electronics, communications, digital media and computing architecture definition groups. He is called upon by the industry to organize and chair panels at trade conferences and technical symposia more than a dozen times each year. Amongst his many industry awards, Doherty has been cited by the International Television Association for his many years of technology coverage of digital video design and engineering trends, and is the writer most cited by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment for detailed features on the evolution of America's Digital TV system. Doherty also assisted Dr. Richard Feynman, NASA and Congressional researchers in the Shuttle Challenger accident investigation at the Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center and many NASA contractor sites. In 2003, Doherty was nominated to and accepted a multi-year position on the Presidential Medal of Technology Award Selection Committee, reporting to the White House and Department of Commerce. Acting as an independent resource on the impact of digital and internet technologies on the consumer, society and business, Doherty is quoted frequently for his opinions on new technologies by CNN, CNBC, Fox News and by numerous American and international industry trade and daily business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday and the San Jose Mercury News. Doherty is married and resides in Seaford, NY with his wife and two daughters.