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Digital Hollywood Events at CES 2009 Wednesday, January 7th 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Track III ME2 - Mobile Entertainment Personalized Mobile Experience Breakthroughs in Social Networking, Messaging, Music, Video Capabilities & Advertising The transformation of mobile, from cell phone to pervasive social experience is now complete. Mobile is all its forms, from multimedia communications device to primary information provider, which started with teenagers is now being embraced by the grandparents. Mobile is the personal experience of choice for everyone and the only inhibitor to change is the rate of innovation from within industry itself. In this session, we will hear from companies that are at the forefront of mobile change, from within the network, the device, content or application. Mark Anderson, CEO/President, HipLogic Inc. Alex Barkaloff, Executive Producer, Digital Media, LIONSGATE Douglas Edwards, CEO, Uclick Shawn Conahan, founder, Chairman and CEO, Intercasting Brandon Lucas, Senior Director, Mobile Business Development, MySpace Dov Moran, Founder, CEO and Chairman, modu Rick Bolander, Managing Director, Gabriel Venture Partners, Moderator
Mark Anderson, CEO/President, HipLogic Inc.: Mark Anderson is Chief Executive Officer and President of HipLogic Inc. a new Mobile 2.0 platform for creating rich mobile media applications and has over 20 years of Wireless, Telecom, Internet and Advertising experience. Before joining Numobiq, Anderson served as Vice President, Internet and Media Solutions at Ericsson where he managed the development of Ericssons business with Internet and Media companies including MVNOs. Mark Joined Ericsson in 2003 as Vice President, Business Solutions. Prior to Ericsson, he was Vice President of Sales at Vialto Corporation leading up to its acquisition by Cisco Systems. Mark has also held VP of Sales and Business Development roles at Air2Web and Superscape (Glu Mobile). Mark was an early management employee at Polycom leading up to their Initial Public Offering following his early career in advertising with Ketchum. Mark received his B.A. in Advertising from San Jose State University and has completed Corporate Executive Business Programs from Duke University.
Alex Barkaloff, Executive Producer, Digital Media, LIONSGATE: As Executive Producer for Digital Media at Lionsgate, Alex Barkaloff is responsible for developing high-impact mobile entertainment, applications, games and communities from the companys 12,000 film library and hit TV shows as Weeds, Mad Men, Crash and Fear Itself. Additionally, he oversees original digital productions, especially those that can be cross-developed for filmed entertainment and TV. Prior to Lionsgate, Alex created media-based mobile applications for musical artists, graphic novels and dramatic, horror and comedy projects with such companies as UCP Morgen/qPass, Nellymoser, and mobile operators including T-Mobile, Telefonica, Belgacom, Era Poland and handset makers including Nokia. An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Alex founded GlobalNet Ventures in San Francisco in 1998 and ArtistOne, an online digital music distributor. His enterprise experience ranges from Oracle to PSION (UK) to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA.
Dov Moran is Founder, CEO and Chairman of modu: Before that, Mr. Moran was the founder, Chairman and CEO of msystems (NSDQ: FLSH). In 18 years, msystems, which invented the USB Flash Drive (DiskOnKey), FlashDisk (DiskOnChip) and other innovative flash data storage devices, grew to a $1B company. The company was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for $1.6B at the end of 2006. Mr. Moran is also the Chairman of Tower Semiconductor (NSDQ: TSEM) and Biomas, a bio-tech company. Mr. Moran holds a B.Sc. in Computers and Electronic Engineering (with honors) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Shawn Conahan, founder, Chairman and CEO, Intercasting: Shawn Conahan is an accomplished entrepreneur and skilled manager with a track record of success in the mobile industry and digital media space and serves as the founder, chairman and CEO of Intercasting. Prior to founding Intercasting Corporation, Conahan was president and chief executive of Moviso, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal. Under Conahans leadership, Moviso grew into the largest ringtone provider in North America by the time it was sold in December 2003 for $25mm. From 1999 to 2001, Conahan was at MP3.com, first as the launch manager of the controversial my.mp3.com service and ultimately serving as vice president and GM of the MP3 Mobile division. During his tenure at MP3.com, he was responsible for successfully building the infrastructure and establishing the agreements to distribute MP3.coms content to non-PC devices. Prior to MP3.com Conahan was the global program manager at Universal Music Group to assist with the Polygram post-merger technical integration. Conahans other previous positions include senior manager at BDO Seidman Management Consulting, where he focused on the growth and management challenges of middle-market public and private organizations; and he was the associate consultant at The Warner Group, a consulting firm where Shawn excelled in the communications infrastructure practice deploying regional wireless communications systems. Conahan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.
Rick Bolander, Managing Director, co-founded Gabriel Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to building capital-efficient market leaders by actively assisting entrepreneurs. Rick sought to create a firm with a specific organizational structure and core competencies designed to achieve this goal of building the next generation of industry leaders by identifying the best entrepreneurs and working side by side with them to win. His strong venture capital record is a reflection of not only his effectiveness as a mentor, but also his ability to pick winning value propositions and market trends. Prior to co-founding Gabriel Venture Partners, Rick spent four years with Chicago-based Apex Investment Partners where he was a General Partner.