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Digital Hollywood Events at CES
January 6 - 8, 2014
Wednesday, January 8th
Noon - 1:00 PM
Track I - CC2 -
Cable Conference
Location: North Hall N260
The NexGen Entertainment Home Experience - From the Smart & Connected TV to the Tablet, PVR, SmartPhone & PC Experience
The next generation of home entertainment hardware, software and services is more complex than ever. HDTV, Internet, games, music, movies, innovative two-way communication and telephony are vying for consumers' loyalty. Competitive companies that offer consumers more and richer content across various platforms hold the perfect formula for success.
Sam Vasisht, Chief Marketing Officer, Veveo
Steve McKay, CEO, Entone
Hugo Swart, Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
Bob Shallow, Senior Vice President, SVP, Product Sales & Marketing, Rovi Corporation
Ian Greenblatt, Vice President/Strategy & Business Development. ARRIS
Marty Roberts, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, thePlatform
Peter Hoddie, Kinoma Vice President, Marvell
Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group, Moderator

Bob Shallow is senior vice president, Product Sales & Marketing for Rovi Corporation where
he is responsible for developing comprehensive programs for customers across the digital entertainment ecosystem that enable them to provide a range of compelling video and multi-screen products and services to consumers. Bob joined Rovi from Gemstar-TV Guide International, which Rovi acquired in 2008. While at Gemstar, Bob held the position of Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Entertainment Group. While there, he was responsible for the leadership, development and day to day management of the mobile group, including driving growth and developing partner and customer relationships. Prior to this, Bob was director of multimedia experiences for Nokia's multimedia business group where he specialized in the areas of digital media technology and regulation. He also helped launch a number of consumer applications in the domains of mobile internet and video and broadcast TV, among others. Previous to this position at Nokia, Bob was director of channel sales and development for Nokia's music and rich media group, where he was involved in marketing and merchandising. Prior to Nokia, he served as vice president of production ventures & services for TWI Interactive, and vice president of production at Trans World International. Bob graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University.

Steve McKay, CEO, Entone: Steve has focused his career on broadband multimedia services for the communications industry for nearly twenty years. Prior to joining Entone, Steve was the CEO of Ion Global, a pan-Asian systems integrator. Under his direction, Ion Global grew from 50 people in 1 country to over 1000 people in 10 countries. As part of a merger, the company went public on NASDAQ and later completed a $400M+ secondary offering. Steve also spent more than 12 years with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). While at Accenture, Steve worked with some of the world's leading CATV operators and telcos on their broadband and interactive television strategies and deployments. Steve has sat on more than 20 company boards. He received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.










Sam Vasisht, Chief Marketing Officer, Veveo: Sam is a hi-tech product and m
arketing executive, with more than 15 years of experience leading marketing and product management for businesses and organizations at Motorola, Bose, Real Networks, On2 Technologies (Google), and various startups. Sam has deep expertise in the digital media industry and brings broad background of cable, Internet and wireless media to Veveo. During the course of his career, Sam has developed and launched various industry-first products for emerging industry categories. At Motorola, Sam launched the industry's first DOCSIS certified residential gateway and wireless digital audio receiver. At Real Networks, Sam launched an early TV Everywhere platform and one of the industry's first OTT video platforms. Before joining Veveo, Sam was president of Boston based marketing advisory firm, 21TechMedia LLC, for venture backed digital media technology companies. During the five years with 21TechMedia, he helped numerous venture backed digital media technology startups with market entry, growth, turnarounds, and exits. Prior to 21TechMedia, Sam was VP of Marketing at On2 Technologies, where he built the marketing function and positioned the company for its subsequent acquisition by Google.





Hugo Swart serves as director of product management for Qualcomm Mobile Computin
g Technologies (QMC). His current responsibilities include defining the product roadmap for Snapdragon processors to the set-top box (STB) market as well as advancing customer engagement. In addition, he is responsible for establishing ecosystem partnerships in the TV market. Swart joined Qualcomm in 2003 as a technical marketing manager in charge or promoting wireless data technologies to operators worldwide. He has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. He has led several successful projects from idea inception to customer adoption in the wireless space as well as novel business models for content delivery. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Swart served as sales engineer for Lucent Technologies and Telecom Italia. Swart received his bachelor's (1999) and master of science (2004) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil. In addition, he received a master of business administration (2008) from San Diego State University.




Ian Greenblatt is Director, Content Strategy and Business Development for A
RRIS. Greenblatt's role is centered around defining and driving the output of software and hardware based converged experiences and next generation television products to research and industry partners. This includes driving best-of-breed partnerships and corporate development opportunities. He also serves the company as a subject matter expert around the business of television and both traditional and OTT content distribution, as well as content metadata and the second screen. Prior to joining ARRIS through the acquisition of Motorola Home, Greenblatt was co-founder and General Counsel of Broadbus Technologies, the pioneer of solid-state memory based computer systems for delivering both movies and television on-demand. Broadbus is considered to be one of the most successful start-ups in the New England region since the tech bubble of '99, evidenced by its acquisition by Motorola in September 2006 for $181m. Prior to Broadbus, he held positions with Fox, Warner Bros., Kirkland & Ellis and The Entertainment & Intellectual Property Group (an entertainment law firm in Chicago). Ian is a frequent guest lecturer; he has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, and industry events such as CES and Digital Hollywood. An avowed techie, he was a Alpha and Beta Tester for Sling.com, Joost, Hulu, Boxee, and many Motorola devices and services. He holds a BSC from Northwestern University, a JD from DePaul University College of Law, and sits on the board of directors of USC's Marshall School of Business Institute of Communication Technology Management.

Marty Roberts, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, thePlatform: Marty R
oberts' diverse leadership background includes 14 years of product management and marketing. His experience developing strategy, building relationships with development organizations, and creating new products and services helped increase the customer base and profitability for organizations such as GiftCertificates.com and RealNetworks. As senior vice president of sales and marketing, Marty leads worldwide sales and account management, overseeing all revenue generation, business development, product management, marketing, public relations, and thePlatform's extensive partner program. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing, and as vice president of marketing at thePlatform. His contributions to the company's success include repositioning the company and products, increasing the brand awareness through advertising, PR and the website, building an ecosystem with 80 partners and driving the product strategy for initiatives such as TV Everywhere.






Peter Hoddie, Kinoma Vice President, Marvell: The Kinoma group creates great consumer electronics products, and makes tools that help others rapidly prototype and create products themselves. As VP of the Kinoma Platform, Peter Hoddie runs the tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell. In 2002, Mr. Hoddie co-founded Kinoma as a start-up to develop a next-generation virtual software platform. Kinoma products became known for combining a thoughtfully designed user experience with leading-edge technology. Kinoma software was widely deployed by Palm, Sony and Sling Media. Kinoma was acquired in 2011 by Marvell. Prior to Kinoma, Mr. Hoddie founded Generic Media (in 2000) to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the first on-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic Media, Mr. Hoddie, in partnership with Sony, helped to create the gMovie Player, the leading video technology for Palm handhelds. For nearly a decade previous to Generic Media, Peter Hoddie played a central role at Apple as Chief QuickTime Architect. He defined, built and promoted Apple's trailblazing QuickTime technology. While at Apple, Mr. Hoddie was awarded the designation of Distinguished Engineer for his work. Mr. Hoddie contributed to the MPEG-4, JPEG-2000 and SMIL standards. He is named as an inventor on 10 issued patents.




Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group: a two-decade old Seaford, NY
Technology Assessment and Market Research Corporation. Before that, for thirteen years, Doherty was the Senior Technology Writer for Electronic Engineering Times, where he remains a guest columnist. Doherty is an electro-physicist who has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents in computing, communications, medical electronics, high performance tooling and consumer electronics industry sectors along with dozens of international patents. During Doherty's 32 year career he has been Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, an engineer for Data General Corp., Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., founder and President of Optronic Labs and since 1983, co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. There, he directs laboratory testing of technologies, products and services, oversees publication of the Envisioneering Newsletter, market research reports and provides senior executive counsel on market development and intellectual property protection, portfolio management and licensing opportunities. Doherty's prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. Doherty is a 31 year member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is active with its Biomedical Engineering, Solid State Circuits Society , Consumer Electronics Society, Broadcast Engineering, Magnetic Technology Society, Technology & Social Policy and other I.E.E.E. societies. This is his eleventh year as a planning director for the International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Doherty is also a member of the Society for Information Display, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and many other technology & professional business industry associations. In addition, Doherty has been a co-chair of, and presently sits on several cross industry standards associations and technical working groups, spanning consumer digital electronics, communications, digital media and computing architecture definition groups. He is called upon by the industry to organize and chair panels at trade conferences and technical symposia more than a dozen times each year. Amongst his many industry awards, Doherty has been cited by the International Television Association for his many years of technology coverage of digital video design and engineering trends, and is the writer most cited by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment for detailed features on the evolution of America's Digital TV system. Doherty also assisted Dr. Richard Feynman, NASA and Congressional researchers in the Shuttle Challenger accident investigation at the Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center and many NASA contractor sites. In 2003, Doherty was nominated to and accepted a multi-year position on the Presidential Medal of Technology Award Selection Committee, reporting to the White House and Department of Commerce. Acting as an independent resource on the impact of digital and internet technologies on the consumer, society and business, Doherty is quoted frequently for his opinions on new technologies by CNN, CNBC, Fox News and by numerous American and international industry trade and daily business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday and the San Jose Mercury News. Doherty is married and resides in Seaford, NY with his wife and two daughters.