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The Future of Unbound Entertainment: What’s Next for Multi-Screen Video Technologies, Products and Services?

May 23, 2013

The Mobile Entertainment SIG Presents…

The convergence of broadcasting, broadband, and mobile communications is creating new opportunities and challenges for companies throughout the media delivery value chain. While the industry must continue to work toward providing consumers more varied entertainment choices from a broader range of devices, they must also look beyond and develop solutions that help further refine and enhance the digital entertainment experience. In this session, we’ll discuss what’s next for multi-screen video as it relates to improving the entertainment discovery and delivery, driving ubiquitous access and enabling new, secure streams of revenue.

Tom Munro
CEO, Verimatrix
Tom Munro has served as CEO of Verimatrix since April 2005. Earlier, he was President of Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) a global leader in the design, deployment, and management of wireless mobility and broadband wireless networks. He served WFI as CFO from 1997 to 2000, through the company’s successful IPO, and as President from September of 2000 until his retirement in January, 2003. Prior to joining WFI, Tom was founder and CEO of @Market, an online sporting goods retailer. Earlier, he was CFO of Precision Digital Images, an image processing technology firm in Redmond, Washington, after leaving MetLife Capital Corporation, a leading commercial finance company. At MCC from 1981 to 1994, Tom held a series of analytical, financial, and sales responsibilities including CFO of the company. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Washington. Tom sits on the boards of Airgain Technologies, the Digital Watermarking Alliance and BandwidthX.

Glenn Gonzales
Director of Sales and Business Development, QuickPlay Media
Glenn is the Director of Sales and Business Development at QuickPlay Media since 2007. He is responsible for maintaining and expanding the delivery of mulit-screen video services within Multi Service Operators, Telco TV Operators, Wireless carriers, OEMs and Semiconductors. Glenn has  over 20 years of experience in the Wireless and IT/software industries. Previous to QuickPlay, Glenn was Client Sales Director for Openwave Systems responsible for business development/account management for handset manufacturer, semiconductors and tier 1 wireless operators. Prior to his role at Openwave, Glenn held senior sales and professional services roles in North America and Latin America with Kineticom (technical consulting, engineering and project management services), Schlumberger (BSS/OSS software applications and enhanced network platforms), and Nextel (Information Technology Program Management). Glenn holds a bachelors degree in finance and economics from the University of Florida.

Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D.
Senior VP of CE Products, Rovi Corporation
Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of CE Products at Rovi. Since joining Rovi in 2011, Dr. Jemili has been instrumental in managing and scaling the development, innovation, and productivity of Rovi’s CE product division. Under his leadership, Rovi has released market-leading solutions in the areas of Video Delivery, Guidance and Discovery and Multi-screen capabilities. Dr. Jemili is based in Rovi’s San Diego, CA, office.  With over 20 years of product and business development expertise, Dr. Jemili has focused his career on the areas of Audio, Video, Media and Consumer Electronics technologies.  Prior to Rovi, Dr. Jemili served in a number of senior positions at Sonic Solutions, DivX, and Verance.  Dr. Jemili holds a Ph.D. degree of Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Tony Lutz
Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Labs
As Dir. of Product Management for Qualcomm Labs, Tony Lutz oversees product management and ecosystem development for LTE Broadcast, a technology that allows mobile network operators to deliver the same content to a large number of users simultaneously. Previously, Tony led MediaFLO’s product management team, responsible for the definition, delivery, and evolution of their mobile TV product and services roadmap. Tony brings over twenty years of industry related experience in bringing technology products and services to market. Prior to Qualcomm, Tony served as Director of Product Marketing at NextWave Wireless, where he drove product definition and go-to-market strategies for WiMAX devices. Prior to his work at NextWave, Tony was Dir. of Technology Marketing for Nokia’s CDMA business unit where he led a global team responsible for developing strategy and roadmaps for all mobile applications in Nokia’s CDMA phones. His background spans a range of mobile technologies including video, messaging, applications, and browsing. In addition to an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management Tony holds a BSBA in MIS/Finance from Bowling Green State University.

Malachi Bierstein
Sr. Director of Sales,
Rovi Corporation
Malachi Bierstein is Rovi’s senior director of sales responsible for the global DivX video services business.  Mr. Bierstein joined Rovi in February of 2011 in connection with the acquisition of Sonic Solutions.  Prior to Rovi’s acquisition of Sonic, he held the position of director and general manager of EMEA where he was responsible for Sonic and DivX product sales including regional marketing.  He joined DivX in November 2005 as manager of global accounts and subsequently became senior manager of strategic sales focused on growing the mobile business.  Prior to joining DivX, Mr. Bierstein was product marketing manager at RF Micro Devices and prior to that held product and technical marketing engineer roles at Silicon Wave and Intel Corporation.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.

Sid Dixit, Product Program Manager, Nokia
Laurent Delon, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm
Steve Caliguri, VP Business Development, Acorn Technologies
Malachi Bierstein, Sr. Director of Sales, Rovi Corporation

Gary Hawkins, VP, Sunray Solutions

May 23rd 2013

5:30PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00PM Program Begins
7:30PM Program Ends


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San Diego, CA 92130

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