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Digital Hollywood New York City, November 15-16, 2012
McGraw-Hill Building, 49th Street and 6th Ave., New York City
Thursday, November 15th
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Session B: The Gallery
Video Anytime Anywhere - Video Across Platforms: Television, Broadband and Mobile - Understanding the Value Proposition
Paul Maya, Global Head of Web Properties, Bloomberg L.P.
John Wheeler, Director, Product Marketing and Business Development, Video and Content Platforms Division, Cisco Systems
Jaafer Haidar, Vice President, Mobile and Multi-Screen Strategy, Synacor
Matt Graham, Director, Content Development, PBS Interactive
Jason Spivak, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE)
Emil Rensing, CTO, EPIX
Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator

Jason Spivak is Executive Vice President of Worldwide Digital Distribution at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE), responsible for SPHE's global transactional digital business. Spivak is a veteran of the home entertainment industry, having held management positions in both the physical and digital segments of the business. Prior to his current role, Spivak was SPHE's Senior Vice President of Strategic Development following his post as Vice President of Digital Distribution. Before joining Sony Pictures, Spivak spent 8 years at MGM Home Entertainment, working in both Los Angeles and London. While at MGM, he led the studio's early digital distribution efforts. Spivak holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and a BA from UCLA.












Paul Maya, Global Head of Web Properties, Bloomberg L.P: Paul Maya is responsible for the general
management, strategic planning, branding, and best practices for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com. He also focuses on driving the integration of the company's television and other media content into new online products. Maya reports to Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Lack. Before joining Bloomberg, Maya led CNN's digital technology strategy and product implementation. As Vice President, Technology at CNN Digital, Maya developed award-winning mobile and web products for CNN, CNN Money, HLN and CNN's international digital properties. He oversaw the technical development of a portfolio of digital products including CNN iReport, the CNN Video Experience, CNN Money.com, CNN.com and various mobile and tablet applications. Prior to CNN Digital, Maya held executive positions at ABC News and ABC Digital Media Group, and was responsible for developing web products for ABC.com, ABC News.com, ABC Family.com, and Soapnet.com. He began his career as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Toggle Entertainment, a company that developed and marketed software tools needed to create animated, interactive characters for the Internet and other digital media. Maya earned a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Business Administration and Master of Arts from Columbia University.




John Wheeler, Director, Product Marketing and Business Development, Video and Content Platforms
Division, Cisco Systems: Mr. Wheeler’s division is charged with facilitating the transformation of entertainment and television in a convergent multi-device world by deploying advanced IP networking and content delivery technologies. His responsibilities include marketing, product management, and business development for the Cisco Content Delivery System (CDS) product family which delivers TV on-demand, Internet video streaming, mobile content delivery, and CDN services. Mr. Wheeler brings more than 20 years of service provider industry experience to his role, including 10 years with Cisco Systems. He began with the Video and Content Platforms division in 2006 to help drive CDS into the global marketplace, working with major telcos and cable MSOs around the world. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Wheeler was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Network Transformation practice, where he directed large-scale data, voice and video strategy, network and systems integration engagements in the service provider industry. John Wheeler holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Georgia.

Jaafer Haidar, Vice President, Mobile and Multi-Screen Strategy, Synacor: As head of Synacor’s mobil
e and multi-screen strategy, Jaafer is an expert and visionary in the power that HTML5 provides to consumer electronics OEMs and service providers in creating the best possible consumer experience across devices. Jaafer was previously co-founder and CEO of Carbyn, an HTML5 platform that seamlessly delivers apps, games, email and storage in one unified experience across all devices, until the company wasacquired by Synacor in 2012. He was formerly an executive at Accenture, working with clients such as Warner Bros., America Online, AT&T, and other leading media and ICT companies. He sits on multiple committees at the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and is an avid start-up mentor. Jaafer frequently presents at industry events including TechCrunch Disrupt, nextMedia, StartupCamp, InterNetwork London, Mobile Money Canada and many others. He is an avid blogger and regularly contributes to and has been featured in publications such as TechCrunch, BeetTV, Mobile Magazine, and The New York Times. Jaaferholds a B.Sc. of Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, and when not working plays soccer, hockey, basketball, or boxing trying to be the pro athlete he never became.

Matt Graham, Director, Content Development, PBS Interactive: Matt Graham has over 15 years of experience in broadcast and online media, entrepreneurship and business management. Graham founded and led the video content team for PBS' online video platform, COVE. He currently runs PBS Digital Studios, PBS' online network of web-original programs--including the popular PBS Icons Remixed" series, as well as the groundbreakingIdea Channel and Off Book. Each month on YouTube, PBS Digital Studios content generates 2 million views and adds 30,000 new subscribers. Graham also oversees PBS Parents, an online resource that's filled with information on child development and early learning, along with educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs. Prior to PBS, Matt co-founded a successful San Francisco-based video post-production company where he edited nationally broadcast spots and videos for Fortune 500 clients. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.









Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX: a joint venture between Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM: As a digital media pioneer, Emil has been instrumental in the early success of America Online and MTV Networks Online. As a partner at Frederator Studios and co-founder of Next New Networks, he's parlayed that expertise in to original programming and audience development in the on-air and online world. In his latest undertaking, Emil oversaw the October 30 launch of EpixHD.com.












Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc.: Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thoug
ht leader in converging Media and Telecommunications industries, with tremendous track-record of helping leading media, cable and wireless compaies to identify and capitalize on opportunities based on emerging platforms and launching initiatives across Digital Music, Broadband TV, Mobile TV, HD Networks, eBooks, etc. Shahid is currently the Chairman and Chief Strategist at MediaMorph, the leading global provider of cross-platform tracking, measurement, licensing and royalties management platforms for media companies with clients such as Warner Brothers, HBO, Sony, etc. Prior to joining MediaMorph, Shahid was a Senior Partner at IBB Consulting Group, LLC, a premier boutique consulting firm serving leading Cable, Mobile and Media companies. At IBB, Shahid advised top management at leading clients such as Sony Entertainment, Scholastic, Disney, Hearst, IAC, Showtime, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Comcast on Business and Operational Strategy, Digital Strategy, New Product/Service Development/Launch, Merger Integration, and Business Development. Some of Shahid’s recent engagements include the transformation of Advertising operations for a leading Cable MSO, development of Advanced TV strategy for a group of broadcasters, development of Digital Strategy for a major Hollywood studio, merger integration of on-line businesses for a leading sports TV network, acquisition planning of a TV network, as well as launches of: an on-line news venture, an on-line movie service, a multi-platform TV network, a mobile TV network, an HD TV network, a broadband entertainment portal, an children’s eBook service and a mobile communications service. Prior to joining IBB, Shahid was a Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), responsible for leading BearingPoint’s Entertainment and Information Services industry practices, serving clients such as Warner Music, Major League Baseball, Thomson-Reuters, Moody’s and Rodale. Prior to that, he was a Client Services Partner at IBM Global Services in Communication Industry, serving clients such as Viacom, Bertelsmann, Cablevision and the New York Times. Shahid holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and is a Fellow at U. Penn’s Wharton School of Business. He has published numerous white-papers, is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences, and is often quoted in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Red Herring, the New York Times, etc.