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Digital Hollywood Events at CES
January 6 - 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7th
Noon - 1:00 PM
Track II - DH7 -
Digital Hollywood
Location: North Hall N258
Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - Television, Internet and Mobile - Understanding the Value Proposition
At their core the broadcast and cable industries have always been a video-delivery technology. With video central to how consumers experience their daily lives - whether by broadcast, cable, mobile or broadband - television's video infrastructure is ideally positioned to respond to the way consumers now communicate.
Pam Schechter, Vice President Business Affairs Digital and Cable Entertainment, NBCUniversal
Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX
John Calkins, Partner and Vice President, Strategy and Transformation Center of Competence, IBM
Beth Clearfield, SVP Digital, Media & Business Development, BBC Worldwide
Lisa Choi Owens, COO, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive
Elizabeth Huszarik, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights
Reid Genauer, Chief Marketing Officer, Magisto
Benjamin Chen, CEO, myIDkey, Moderator

Pam Schechter, Vice President, Business Affairs, Digital and Cable Entertainment, NB
C/Universal specializing in negotiating original and derivative digital content deals and television digital distribution rights deals. She is responsible for all original content deals for NBC Universal Digital Studio and is one of the lead attorneys for all advertiser sponsored content negotiations. She oversees all of the derivative webisode content negotiations for USA and Syfy Channels as well as Universal Cable Productions. In addition, Pam is the lead content lawyer for the NBC Universal entertainment cable websites including,, and and negotiates all of the television digital distribution rights deals for the NBC Universal cable networks and Universal Cable Productions Prior to working for NBC Universal, Pam started a small legal practice focusing on clients in reality television. She also produced shows for various cable networks such as Discovery, Fine Living and Court TV. Before becoming an independent producer and solo practitioner, Pam moved to Los Angeles from New York to negotiate deals for a website called “The Romp”. In New York, Pam was a television and business affairs executive for New Line Cinema and Court TV. She started her legal career in the corporate department of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, after graduating from Fordham Law School.

Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX: a joint venture between Paramount, Lion
sgate 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

John Calkins, Partner and Vice President, Strategy and Transformation Center of Competence, IBM: John Calkins leads the Digital Front Office initiative within the Strategy and Transformation Center of Competence for IBM. In this global role, he leads a team focused on helping clients across multiple industries develop strategies to address the challenges and opportunities raised as consumers and businesses increasingly interact in a multi-channel, interactive environment, with expectations for personalized marketing and highly intuitive, consistently world class usage of data to support the customer experience wherever it occurs. Prior to joining IBM, he was Executive Vice President, Global Digital and Commercial Innovation for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, responsible for the digital transactional exploitation of SPE's film and television properties around the world, as well as developing and helping to implement an integrated approach to the home entertainment market across both digital and physical channels of distribution. Previously at Sony he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), responsible for driving corporate initiatives in emerging business areas, coordinating corporate and divisional investments and divestitures and overseeing the implementation of the SPE mid range planning process. Prior to coming to Sony Pictures, he was President of Warren N. Lieberfarb & Associates (WNLA), charged with day to day responsibility for the company's operations in its consulting practice and in its exploration and pursuit of opportunities in broadband video distribution, with backing from Microsoft, Intel and others. He came to WNLA from Warner Bros, where he ultimately held the post of Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Strategy. In this role, Mr. Calkins became intimately involved in the Studio's entry into such technology-driven aspects of the entertainment industry as wireless distribution, multi-player video gaming, and Video-on-Demand. He was instrumental in the creation of Movielink, the five-studio joint venture to distribute theatrically-released motion pictures on the Internet. He joined Warner Bros. as its Vice President of New Media Business Development in 2000. Prior to joining Warner Bros, Calkins was with McKinsey & Company, as an Associate Principal in its Los Angeles office. During his four years at McKinsey, he developed strategic recommendations for companies in such diverse industries as theme parks, the Internet and retailing. He has also held positions with Trammell Crow Company and Pepsico's Taco Bell restaurant division, and received his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business as a Fuqua Scholar, awarded to the top 5% of the class. He has also been active on a number of private company and charity boards of directors.

Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development, BBC Worl
dwide: Beth Clearfield is responsible for the development of digital media markets for BBC programs - including EST, VOD, broadband, mobile phones, and high definition. In addition, she has a central role in determining business development activities for BBC Worldwide in the U.S. including strategic/commercial partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, and new service launches. Beth was previously responsible for program supply for BBC AMERICA, and oversaw a department that serves as the central program information resource for all BBCWA sales teams in North and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of BBC Worldwide, Americas, Beth's accomplishments include the company's first deals with clients such as iTunes, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, Yahoo!, AOL, Real Networks, Here!, iN Demand, Azureus, and Akimbo. She worked on the conception of BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide's joint venture channels with Discovery Communications Inc. in Latin America. Before joining BBC Worldwide, America, Beth was Manager of the Story Department at CBS/Fox Video. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

Lisa Choi Owens, COO, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive: Lisa is co-founder and chi
ef operating officer of uLive, the premium lifestyle video portal and distribution network developed by Scripps Networks Interactive. As COO, Lisa oversees all the operations for uLive as it rapidly expands, creating original and procuring syndicated content while extending the company's reach in the home, food, travel, health, parenting and lifestyle categories. Prior to this new role, Lisa served as senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media for Scripps, providing an in-depth understanding of the interplay of the various digital platforms -- the Internet, social, mobile, video syndication and other emerging media - and how consumers interact with the content, advertising and each other in those spaces. Her responsibilities included category-leading websites, and, as well as other digital initiatives in social, mobile, video syndication and other emerging media. She was responsible for setting digital strategy, identifying and growing opportunities on all digital platforms, and working closely with the brands and Scripps Networks International to create new revenue opportunities. Owens joined Scripps in 2008 as senior vice president, digital partnerships and marketing where she led the development of a strong digital distribution network for Scripps' leading lifestyle content across multiple platforms. Prior to joining Scripps, Owens served as vice president of new media business development for FUSE Networks where she identified and negotiated deals with online and mobile partners, and developed the brand's multiplatform strategy. She also held strategic marketing roles with wireless software company Aether Systems and wedding website Owens holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a graduate of both the Women in Cable Telecommunications' (WICT) Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing's (CTAM) CTAM U. Executive Management Program, and currently serves on the Online Publisher Association (OPA) and National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) board of directors. Owens' talents and influence have been greatly recognized by the industry. She was named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” for 2010-2012. CableFAX also named Owens to its “Digital Hot List” in 2011-2013, and she has been on CableFAX's “Most Influential Minorities in Cable” list for six consecutive years. She's also been recognized as one of Cynopsis Media's “Most Intriguing People” for 2013 and Multichannel news' “40 under 40”.

Elizabeth Huszarik, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights: Elizabeth Huszarik was named Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights in August 2011. In this post she serves as the head of one of the industry's premiere media research operations. As EVP, Ms. Huszarik oversees the daily operation and supervision of Warner Bros.' 31 person Media Research team. Her areas of responsibility include Domestic TV and Cable Distribution, Digital Business Development & Sales Research, Insight and Trend Research as well as National Advertiser Sales for Warner Bros. Branded Networks. Ms. Huszarik also oversees Warner Bros. Studios' state-of-the-art, in-house Media Lab - a traditional focus group facility and emerging technology consumer testing center. Ms. Huszarik also has “hands on” responsibility for all key Financial and Revenue Analysis activities of the department. During her tenure at Warner Bros., “Liz” has held all positions from Manager to her most recent role as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Warner Bros., she worked in the Research Department at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, the Sales Department. at KEYT in Santa Barbara and in the Research & Programming Department at the station rep firm, TeleRep, Inc. in New York City. Ms. Huszarik received a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. For the past thirteen years, she has taught a course on Research and Programming at California State University, Northridge and has also taught courses on the same subject matter for the acclaimed UCLA Extension Program. From her teaching experience, “Liz” has identified and hired numerous students who have taken internships and full-time research positions at Warner Bros. and other media companies throughout the industry. Ms. Huszarik is actively involved with the CTAM and ProMAx Research Committees as well as appearing on panels for the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) at the annual NAB Convention held in Las Vegas. Ms. Huszarik is a member of IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) and Nielsen's A2M2 Portable Device Committee. She is also an active member of the Time Warner Research Council. Liz is a 23 year veteran of Warner Bros., joining the studio in April 1990. Ms. Huszarik resides in Sherman Oaks, California.

Reid Genauer, CMO Magisto: Reid Genauer champions a holistic approach to creating consumer-facing digital products at the intersection of technology and creativity. His driving personal mandate is to foster long-term vision for companies that are changing the face of commerce and culture and transforming the world we live in. Genauer is the CMO of Magisto, a social mobile video ecosystem driven by artificial intelligence and automated mobile movie production. His previous roles include management positions at Fox Mobile Group, eMusic and Snapple. Genauer holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA Cornell University He is an avid musician and perform.

Benjamin Chen, CEO, myIDkey: Benjamin Chen is a leader in business and technology management, with over 25 years of experience working with startups, fortune companies and private equity focused on media, online advertising, interactive agency, enterprise software, content management systems, networking and data centers. Mr. Chen has served as a board member of Viggle Inc. (VGGL), a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they're watching.