Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Salon III

The Internet - Media - Hollywood Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content

Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel

Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development BBC Worldwide Americas

Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive

Sam Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln, a Hallmark Company

Darren Lepke, Product Line Manager - OTT Video Applications, Verizon Digital Media Services

Bill Woods, VP Sales, Mediamorph, Moderator

Director of Mobile Operations and Programming at Paramount Digital Entertainment designing and launching mobile marketing platforms that were leveraged across the studio including films such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Star Trek.  Notowitz started his entertainment career at Fox Broadcasting Company where he was responsible for creating the strategic marketing plans and securing partnerships for FOX primetime launches including American Idol, 24 and Family Guy. He later transitioned to a role where he oversaw global marketing and product development at Fox Mobile Entertainment, built New Corporation’s first mobile portal and ran Fox’s mobile video channels. Notowitz received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.  He resides in Beverly Hills with his wife, Laura, and three children.

 

Jeff Shultz, Vice President, Business Development, Media, CBS Interactive: Jeff leads all business strategy and development for CBS Interactive's Media brands which include TVGuide.com, Last.fm, MetroLyrics, TV.com and CHOW. Prior to joining CBS Interactive, Shultz was the SVP of Business Development for Clicker.com, the leading Internet television guide, acquired by CBS Interactive in March 2011. Previously, Jeff was the Co-Founder and CEO of Concert.TV, the first national live music television network. Over the course of six years, Jeffgrew Concert.TV into one of the most successful on demand networks on television, reaching nearly 40 million households through distributors such as Comcast, Cox, Charter, Insight, DirecTV, Verizon and Dish. He also closed sponsorship deals with advertisers like Coca-Cola, AT&T, Visa, Levi's, Target, Starbucks, VW, Paramount, Warner Bros and Live Nation. Prior to founding Concert.TV, Jeff served in business development executive roles for NBC Internet and Quepasa.com. Jeff started his career as a corporate finance attorney for Linklaters in London after graduating from Georgetown Law School.

 

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel: Anjali Shastri is senior director of design Strategy for Intel’s Client Computing Group. Her work in innovative product design and partnering with OEMs has led Intel to establish end-product or customer product design as a strategic asset in establishing a leadership position in the mobile industry.  Prior to her current role, Anjali served as director of strategy and business development in Intel’s Mobile Communications Group. Anjali joined Intel in 2006 after spending 12 years in engineering, product management, and business development/strategy at Hughes Communications, Ericsson and iBiquity Digital. Anjali holds a BS in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, an MSEE from the University of Texas A&M, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

 

Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development, BBC Worldwide: Beth Clearfield is responsible for the development of digital media markets for BBC programs - including EST, VOD, broadband, mobile phones, and high definition. In addition, she has a central role in determining business development activities for BBC Worldwide in the U.S. including strategic/commercial partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, and new service launches. Beth was previously responsible for program supply for BBC AMERICA, and oversaw a department that serves as the central program information resource for all BBCWA sales teams in North and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of BBC Worldwide, Americas, Beth's accomplishments include the company's first deals with clients such as iTunes, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, Yahoo!, AOL, Real Networks, Here!, iN Demand, Azureus, and Akimbo. She worked on the conception of BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide's joint venture channels with Discovery Communications Inc. in Latin America. Before joining BBC Worldwide, America, Beth was Manager of the Story Department at CBS/Fox Video. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

 

Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS: As Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services at PBS, Don Wilcox leverages emerging digital channels and platforms to promote PBS content and engage audiences through the development of cutting-edge digital experiences. Having joined PBS in 2014, Wilcox oversees PBS.org, which reaches over 42 million unique visitors per month and the Webby-award winning PBS Digital Studios, shepherding PBS through an ever-evolving media landscape. In addition, Wilcox works to develop programs to help PBS stations to strengthen membership at the local level.  Wilcox, an entertainment and digital media veteran, has more than 15 years of experience at the intersection of television and digital media. Prior to joining PBS, Wilcox served as an advisor to entertainment, media and agency clients. As Vice President & General Manager of Branded Entertainment at FOX Broadcasting Company, he oversaw the operations and strategy of FOX.com and AmericanIdol.com, including groundbreaking social media initiatives and integrated cross-platform sponsorships. Prior to joining FOX, Wilcox was Executive Director, Marketing and Client Services at Sony Pictures Interactive, where he spearheaded online and mobile marketing and promotions for the full slate of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s television shows. He has also held digital leadership positions at ABC, NBC and Microsoft.

 

 

 

Samuel Notowitz is Vice President of Distribution & Content Acquisitions at Feeln; Hallmark’s movie subscription service geared towards the rapidly expanding digital boomer market. With over 15 years of background in digital media & entertainment, Notowitz brings extensive marketing & business development expertise to the role. At Feeln, his purview includes distribution, partner marketing, content acquisitions and programming. Notowitz joined Feeln from Sony Picture Television’s Crackle where as Director of Partner and Mobile Marketing he led global user acquisition and retention across gaming platforms, connected TV and mobile and developed the go-to-market strategy  for over 20 launches.  Prior to Sony Pictures Television, he served as