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Digital Hollywood Events at CES 2010 Saturday, January 9th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Track II DH18 Content Delivery, Rich Media, IPTV and Internet TV Connectivity - Enabling the Connected Broadband and TV Universe The integration of the IPTV and TV experience with the full power of the new consumer technologies from broadband to mobile opens to door to not only an unique world of entertainment and information, it brings to the table a next generation idea of full consumer interactivity within the PC-TV experience. Personalized TV will forever change the consumer entertainment landscape it will open the door to a consumer with more and greater control over his or her environment in touch with family members, enjoying popular programming, accessing and saving information and ultimately creating it and sharing it with others. The Personalized PC-TV experience represents a huge step forward, and at this event, we are pleased to take small steps forward in that direction. Rajan Raghavan, President, CEO & Co-founder, Ankeena Networks John Bishop, SVP Business Development/Strategy, Inlet Technologies Doug Junkins, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NTT America Daniel S. Simpkins, Chairman and CEO, Hillcrest Labs James Brickmeier, VP and GM, Video Solutions, Concurrent Jay Fehnel, Vice President, Entertainment Products, Tribune Media Services Diego Dugatkin, VP of Product Management, Aspera Matt Theall, Technology Strategist, Intel Corporationm President, HomeGrid Forum Katherine L. Parker, Internet, Media & Entertainment Industry Sales Global Business Development Manager, former, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Moderator
Rajan Raghavan, President, CEO & Co-founder, Ankeena Networks: Rajan Raghavan is an experienced entrepreneur, having successfully founded four companies and playing integral roles at three other startups. In addition to co-founding and serving as president and CEO of Ankeena, Raghavan brings his expertise in networking technology, online media and applications to bear in his role as advisor to multiple startups in the software, semiconductor and systems areas. Prior to co-founding Ankeena, Raghavan co-founded and served as VP of Marketing for Xambala, where he developed the companys vision for the XML, security and financial industries. Prior to Xambala, Raghavan founded and served as CEO of RealChip Communications, where he established the companys fabless ASIC and VOIP segment strategies. Raghavan also served as a senior design engineer at Chips and Technologies as well as vice president at Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. Prior to Phoenix, Raghavan founded and served as president and CEO of Virtual Chips, a pioneer in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property market segment. Raghavan successfully sold Virtual Chips to Phoenix Technologies where he served as vice president. Raghavan co-founded and served as president of Mediaway Inc.(later Chuckwalla), served as a senior design engineer at Cirrus Logic as well as a design engineer for VLSI Design Associates. Raghavan holds a B.E. in Electronics and Communications from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University; and an MBA from Syracuse University. Raghavan is scheduled to speak in November at NewTeeVee Live 2009.
John Bishop, SVP Business Development/Strategy, Inlet Technologies: John is a recognized digital video expert. He has been featured as a speaker and expert panelist at numerous worldwide events including DV Expo, Digital Hollywood, National Association of Broadcasters annual conference (NAB), Parks Associates, VON, Streaming Media East/West/Europe and RealNetworks Conferences. John has authored white papers, web content, press releases and industry presentations on diverse topics, including video and new media technology, business and technology ecosystems and people. Prior to joining Inlet, John served as the Director of Business Development and Product Management for Osprey Technologies (acquired by ViewCast Corporation). There, he identified and developed key market opportunities resulting in multiple consecutive revenue growth quarters, despite global economic downturn. His other accomplishments at Osprey included developing and managing strategic business relationships with Microsoft, RealNetworks and HP and successfully launching e-commerce initiatives that netted an overall increase of 800% in direct sales. Prior to Osprey, John spent three years at IBM where he served as a product engineer with IBM's Aptiva PC Division. He currently serves on the board of directors at Accordent Technologies, based in Hermosa Beach California. John holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Doug Junkins, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NTT America, Inc.: Doug Junkins serves as NTT America's chief technology officer (CTO) and vice president of IP development for NTT America's Global IP Network Business Unit. In his role as CTO, Mr. Junkins is responsible for the company's technology procurement strategy and vendor selection, industry relations and standardization efforts, and overall product portfolio coordination across both the Global IP Network and Enterprise Solutions business units of NTT America. As vice present of IP development for the Global IP Network Business Unit, Mr. Junkins is responsible for network architecture, tool development and peering relations for the NTT Communications Global IP Network. Mr. Junkins transitioned to a leadership role at NTT America when the global IP network business was migrated into NTT America from Verio, which was acquired by NTT Communications in August of 2000. During his time with Verio, Mr. Junkins served as the vice president of IP engineering, where he was responsible for building Verio's U.S. backbone network and integrating the engineering and operations of 54 individual ISPs acquired by Verio. Prior to Verio, Mr. Junkins was a senior network engineer for NorthWestNet in Seattle, Washington, where he was responsible for the network engineering of their regional IP network. Mr. Junkins has a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.
Daniel S. Simpkins, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillcrest Labs - Dan Simpkins founded Hillcrest Labs in 2001 with a team of experienced technical and business professionals to create a revolution in entertainment. Prior to Hillcrest, Dan was Vice President and General Manager of the SALIX Switching Division of Tellabs, Inc., which was established in 2000 when Dan sold Voice over IP leader SALIX Technologies to Tellabs for $300 million. Dan founded SALIX in 1990 and continued as president and CEO through the sale. Dan currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Cornell Universitys BR Ventures and is a member of the prestigious Cornell University Council. He also sits on the Board of Advisors of several high-tech companies and is a member of CTAM. Dan served as an Executive in Residence for New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the countrys premier VC firms. He is a frequent speaker at industry and business events and has authored many papers on both technical and business subjects. Dan earned both a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
James Brickmeier, VP and GM, Video Solutions, Concurrent: James Brickmeier is Vice President & General Manager, Video Solutions. He leads product strategy for Concurrent's coverged video initiative, which focuses on enabling Concurrent's customers to deliver an enriched video experience to the consumer across any network to any device. Mr. Brickmeier joined Concurrent in 2000 and has held management roles in both applications engineering and program management. Mr. Brickmeier has more than 12 years of program and product management experience, playing a key role in the sale and successful implementation of Concurrent's VOD system at a variety of multi-system operators, including Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Videotron, Cogeco and Blue Ridge Cable. Prior to joining Concurrent, Mr. Brickmeier was a senior design consultant with Manhattan Associates, a global leader in supply chain software solutions. Mr. Brickmeier holds a bachelor's degree in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Jay Fehnel, Vice President, TMS Entertainment Products: Jay Fehnel leads the Entertainment Products division of Tribune Media Services (TMS), an international leader in entertainment navigation. Every day, 100 million consumers in over 40 countries use TMS products and services to discover their best entertainment options. TMS Entertainment Products creates rich databases of television, movie and celebrity information used by thousands of media and technology companies worldwide for their publications, Websites, mobile services and interactive program guides (IPG). The division also operates Zap2it.com, one of America's most popular entertainment Web sites, publishes Channel Guide and DISH magazines, and provides direct-marketing services for cable and satellite operators. TMS Entertainment Products serves thousands of customers, including many of the biggest names in media and technology, such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DISH, TiVo, Google, Microsoft and USA Today. Fehnel previously served as Vice President, Business Development. In that role he led the companys strategic planning process and identified growth opportunities for TMS, including internal start-ups, partnerships, acquisitions and investments. Fehnel has played key roles in TMS acquisition of five companies and in the launch of five new businesses. He is a member of the board of directors of YellowBrix, Inc., of Alexandria, Virginia, a provider of filtered news services for corporate users. Fehnel previously worked in research and marketing for the NBC TV Stations group, Katz Television and Walt Disney Company. He is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Purdue University.
Matt Theall, Technology Strategist, Intel Corporationm President, HomeGrid Forum: Matt is a technology strategist focused on wired home networking and works out of the Digital Home Group. In this capacity, he is tasked with defining Intels wired home networking strategy and tactical plan. Matt also acts as President of the HomeGrid Forum, a global non-profit group promoting the International Telecommunications Unions G.hn standardization efforts for next generation home networking. Over the last 10 years at Intel, Matt has held various senior roles driving technology initiatives and managing silicon businesses. In addition to currently acting as the President of the HomeGrid Forum, Matt has also previously acted as President of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance; Director, PCI Express Programs where he was co-lead of the Intel PCI Express marketing and ecosystem development team; Technology Initiative Manager for the Advanced Switching initiative; Director, I/O Translator Operation where he managed a business which delivered silicon products bridging different types of I/O; Director, PCI-PCI Bridge Product Operation which had #1 market segment share in the industry. Prior to joining Intel, Matt also held marketing and sales management and engineering positions at Digital Equipment Corp and several start-ups. Matt holds a BSME from Northeastern University and an MBA from Rivier College.
Diego Dugatkin heads-up Asperas Product Management, overseeing its innovative product portfolio and go-to-market strategies. Before joining Aspera, Diego was VP of Product Management and Business Development at FastSoft. Prior to that, Diego served as Principal Technologist at Ixia, where he drove the companys worldwide partnership program and also managed industry alliances, technology organizations and standards, and developed several patents on modeling and generation of network traffic. Earlier, he held doctoral researcher and engineering positions at Caltech, and Schlumberger. Diego holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Katherine L. Parker, Internet, Media & Entertainment Industry Sales Global Business Development Manager, former, Sun Microsystems, Inc.: Katherine is responsible for business development, digital media solution initiatives and executive engagement in the broadcast/ cable TV and film studio industries for Sun Microsystems, managing go-to-market activities with leading clients and solution partners. As Director of Sun's Executive Media Advisory Board, she drives the industry agenda and outreach, in collaboration with the Governing Board. Katherine has conceived and orchestrated Sun's presence at key industry events such as NAB, IBC and many others. Katherine hosted the Sun Media & Entertainment User Group 1999-2001 in Los Angeles and earlier founded Sun's first Digital Media Solutions Center in New York. Earlier at Sun, Katherine developed the partner portfolio and go-to-market strategy for Sun in media, entertainment and publishing markets. Ms. Parker is a recognized expert in driving adoption of digital media management and distribution solutions and a frequent presenter at NAB, Digital Hollywood/CES, and Jupiter DRM Conference. She also served as VP, Chapter Development for the Global Society for Asset Management (G-SAM) from 2002-2005, and authored the 2004 and 2005 G-SAM DAM Report.