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Digital Hollywood, Santa Monica
Monday, June 11th
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session B:
The Revolutionized Digital Workflow Experience: Understanding How Information Technology, Broadcast & Entertainment Production Merge
Spencer Stephens, VP & GM Motion Pictures Imaging, Warner Bros. Advanced Media Services
Jonathan Goldstein, President, Snell & Wilcox, Inc.
Mike Pusateri, SVP Technology Development, Disney-ABC Television Group
Donald Wong, Vice President, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Digital Media Initiative (DMI)
David Jensen, Managing Partner for Digital Media, IBM, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced

Spencer Stephens is Vice President and General Manager of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, a state-of-the-art facility providing post production services including 4k digital intermediate and high definition mastering to the industry. He joined Warner Bros. Technical Operations as Vice President, Technology in September of 2002 as a member of the technology group. This group is responsible for technology development and application across a broad range of digital content distribution systems. Spencer’s expertise has been on content security particularly in home networking and on the technology for new business models such as mobile delivery of content. Spencer brings over 25 years experience in technology and management to MPI. Starting in data communications as system engineer focused on the design and the innovative application of network systems his interests in the application of technology in the entertainment industry lead to him joining Walt Disney Television Animation as Vice President of Technology & Digital Production in 1997. There he architected the transition from traditional to digital animation and built a digital end-to-end virtual studio that brought together facilities in three continents. He has a BSc (1st Class Honors) in physics from the University of Sussex, UK and an MS in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in London and moved to California in 1982. He is headquartered in Burbank.

Michael Pusateri
is the Senior Vice President, Technology at the Disney ABC Television Group in Burbank, California. Responsible for Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology, Michael has been with Disney since 1995. Previous to that, he worked at Sony and National TeleConsultants designing television production facilities. In broadcasting, he has led the facility conversion from analog television to digital television and pioneered the use of video file servers as play to air devices on the flagship Disney Channel network. On the information technology front, he leads the use of weblog software, syndication aggregators, and wikis to rework internal business workflow systems.

Donald Wong
is Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Digital Media Initiative (DMI). Created four years ago, DMI is charged with the research, development and deployment of digital media technologies and infrastructure servicing all SPE lines of business. With production, marketing and distribution customers across Motion Pictures, Home Entertainment, Television, Product Fulfillment and Digital groups, DMI is also responsible for facilitating the repurposing and sharing of digital assets across the company. Previously, Donald was Vice President of Sony Pictures' internal management consulting group, Change Management. Prior to joining Sony, he was a manager at Deloitte Consulting, and served on General Electric's highly regarded Corporate Audit Staff. Donald holds a B.S. In Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Jonathan Goldstein,
President, Snell & Wilcox, Inc.: Jonathan Goldstein is President of Snell & Wilcox, Inc. The company, founded in 1973, designs and builds advanced systems for television playout, live production switching, and file-based mastering & repurposing. Snell & Wilcox counts among its more than 1,000 customers virtually every major broadcaster in the world. Jonathan oversees all aspects of the company’s business throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. In addition to crafting and executing an aggressive growth strategy, Jonathan closely monitors broadcasting technology trends to guide the company’s R&D initiatives. He brings more than 15 years of media and entertainment industry experience to this role. Previously, Jonathan led a consulting firm that helped build successful sales forces and executive teams for major entertainment and new media companies. His career has included senior roles in global consulting firms, including Booz Allen & Hamilton. Early in Jonathan’s career, he was a manager in the corporate division of The Walt Disney Company. He is an active fundraiser and member of the board of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. Jonathan earned his MBA and B.S. degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan is based in Burbank.

David Jensen, Managing Partner for Digital Media, IBM: David Jensen’s experience in the delivery of digital media, entertainment and information has made him a leading member of many industries. He has been on the forefront of digital media development and distribution for more than a decade inventing, producing and marketing broadband, video-on-demand, interactive television, Internet-based entertainment and social networking destinations. Currently as Managing Partner for Digital Media at IBM, he is helping to bring a new generation of Digital Production and Workflow solutions to market for a range of vertical markets that are distributing content through digital media. He joined IBM from Ericsson / Tandberg Television where he was a member of the Broadband Television management team through the acquisition of Zetools, the company that he was a founding member of and led business development, sales and marketing. David has also received numerous awards and industry recognition. He is a two-time Emmy award winning Producer, Creator and Entrepreneur. He was elected to the PGA/Hollywood Reporter Digital 50 in 2006 and has been nominated seven times, winning two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television in 2004 and 2005. He was elected in 2007 to a 2-year term as Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, representing Interactive Media. Trained as an architect and media-maker, David began his career as a designer with world-renowned architectural firms Richard Meier and Partners and Zaha Hadid. He went to apply those his architectural / media training to produce and design films, music videos, interactive media and television for HBO, MTV, Alive Pictures/Universal, PBS, Fox and among others. In the digital consulting world, David led Razorfish’s Broadband Future TV practice whose clients included Sony, Disney, HBO, Columbia Tri-star, Broadband Interactive Group, TiVo, I-Blast, News Corp, Fox, RAI Click, Telemundo and Universal Music Group among others. In the technology research world, he built interactive social networking destinations and pioneered projects that connected community with artistic development for the J Paul Getty Trust, He holds a M. Arch. from Harvard University and a B. Sc. from the University of Houston.