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Digital Hollywood Events at CES
January 6 - 8, 2014
Wednesday, January 8th
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track I - CC1 -
Cable Conference
Location: North Hall N260
Over the Top Video - TV - Tablet - SmartPhone - PC - Connecting into the Future
Over-the-top-TV, television plus set-top, broadband connection and numerous CE devices and services, is removing barriers to the viewing experience. Consumers can now demand from TV the personal and enhanced video services they get from a computer. With all video, all the time, broadcasting and cable are changed forever.
Kris Alexander, Chief Strategist, Akamai
Eric Shih, VP of Business Development, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive
Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation
Tara Maitra, SVP and GM of Content and Media Sales, Tivo
Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion
Ty Roberts, Founder and CTO, Gracenote
Don Dulchinos, Executive Director, Entertainment Identifier Registry
James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

Eric Shih, VP of Business Development, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive: Eric Shih is vice president of business development for Scripps Networks Interactive in the uLive division. Based in New York City, Shih sets the strategic direction and implementation of digital video distribution and licensing partnerships for Scripps Networks Interactive, a leading developer of lifestyle media content comprising HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. Shih has played a key role in extending the brands and syndicating Scripps video programming and other content to online and new platforms including consumer electronics devices, social media and gaming. Prior to joining Scripps, Shih led digital media business development and strategy efforts at A&E Television Networks, comprising cable TV brands A&E, History, Lifetime and Bio, among others. Shih has also held business development positions at Fuse Networks, a music television network, and Flarion Technologies, a wireless broadband technology company acquired by Qualcomm. Shih holds an M.A. in music business from New York University and a B.A. in both economics and psychology from Georgetown University.

Ty Roberts- Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer : Ty helped co-
found Gracenote when his company ION merged with CDDB in the late 1990s. He is credited with producing the industry1s first interactive music experience on CD for artists like Brian Eno and David Bowie. Connected to practically everyone in the business, from music labels and artists to technologists, Ty is a frequent speaker at music and TV industry conferences and events.

Kris Alexander,
Chief Strategist, Akamai: As Akamai's Chief Strategist for Co
nnected Devices & Gaming, Kris Alexander develops global strategies and solutions that help to extend and optimize end user experiences on any device, anywhere. Collaborating with Akamai's key partners and customers including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, Qualcomm, EA, Activision, GREE, and Big Fish, he is a recognized thought leader in the fields of connected devices, cloud computing, cloud gaming and interactive entertainment. Prior to joining Akamai, Kris served as an independent business strategy consultant for companies including Parker Guitars, Turbine Games, and NaviSite. Earlier in his career, he held several positions with Genuity (formerly BBN Networks), including Director of Marketing and Strategy and Product Manager. He holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Marketing from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.

Nick Colsey, Vice President, Network Promotion, Sony Electronics Inc., Consumer of America: A veteran of Sony Electronics for 20 years, Mr. Colsey is an integral member of the team responsible for Sony's successful BRAVIA Internet Video platform and other network service initiatives. In this capacity, he works with multiple Sony product categories to bring the connected experience to consumers worldwide.

Tara Maitra, SVP, GM, Content and Media Sales, TiVo Inc: Tara Maitra is respo
nsible for developing TiVo's broadband content strategy, and the company's interactive advertising and audience research sales efforts. Maitra works with networks, studios and web video providers to build TiVo's content offerings into a complete service of infinite programming that combines linear TV with video on demand and broadband video through one user interface and search. In her media sales role, Tara and her team provide marketers and agencies with audience viewing data and commercial ratings to help optimize media buying and understand TV viewership in DVR homes. In addition, Ms. Maitra oversees TiVo's interactive advertising solutions, leveraging TiVo's user interface and ad units designed to engage viewers in DVR homes and counter fast-forwarding behavior. Previously, Maitra has held executive positions at Comcast, Primedia, and NBC. She has a BA in Journalism and Psychology from Washington and Lee University.

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion: Chris Wagner, Execut
ive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion: Chris has been a driving force in the technology industry for over 20 years and has worked closely with executives from many major corporations and entrepreneurs who have relied on technology to support the growth of their businesses. His current position as Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion targets the revolution currently underway as the television and internet video industries converge. Chris has held numerous executive positions in the technology sector. Over the last seven years the growth of internet television on computers, tablets, mobile, and internet connected devices, has given Chris an opportunity to work closely with the largest brands in the sports and entertainment industry; the NFL, NHL, UFC, NBA, Rainbow Media, Dish Network and many others. He has also worked with several private equity and venture capital firms as their Chief Executive Officer, which includes Metiom, MetaMatrix, Exchange Applications and Digital Harbor. Chris has been on the Board of Directors of all of these companies. Chris has worked with some of the top names in technology. At Forstmann Little he worked with Erskine Bowles, former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton; while at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he worked with Ray Lane, Managing Partner; and for 20 years has worked with Charles Wang, founder of Computer Associates. Chris' relationship with Charles Wang, and Computer Associates' former Chief Technology Officer, Nancy Li, created an opportunity to form NeuLion, where he is responsible for the strategy and execution of the company's marketplace efforts. The world is changing as it relates to digital media. Content owners have more leverage than ever as they move to IP based distribution. NeuLion has become a leader in creating new experiences for consumers with a fantastic array of interactive services delivered over the internet. Chris has been a frequent speaker at conferences, tradeshows, and industry events. Specialties include: sales and marketing, competitive analysis, financing, franchising, mergers and acquisition.

Don Dulchinos is the Executive Director of the Entertainment Identifier Registry. He is responsible for growing and extending the use of EIDR as the top level Universal Media ID for all movie and TV content. EIDR's mission is to drive out inefficiencies in the supply chain, while enabling new business models and workflow processes to support the increasing opportunities in digital distribution of content. EIDR is an independent non-profit entity with Founders including Cable Television Laboratories, MovieLabs, Comcast, and Rovi. Dulchinos is on loan to EIDR from CableLabs, where he serves as Senior Vice President, Advertising and Interactive Services.

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP: Jim is a member of the Thompson Coburn Lobbying & Policy and Intellectual Property Groups. He has worked extensively on legal and policy issues arising from the intersection of digital technology, intellectual property protection, communications, and government regulation. Jim has represented the Computer Industry Group and other information technology entities in efforts to secure copy protection rules for DVDs, Blu-ray discs and digital music downloads. He has also represented technology clients before the Administration, Congress, and the FCC in regard to the Digital TV Transition, the Broadcast Flag, and international agreements affecting U.S. intellectual property law. His efforts in the copyright law arena include his work leading negotiations to exclude the computer industry from the Audio Home Recording Act, to avoid passage of the Digital Video Recording Act, and prevent passage of analog hole legislation. In addition, Jim has worked with the semiconductor industry in its efforts to prevent the importation of dangerous counterfeit semiconductors. Jim served seven years as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia Law School, where he taught Advanced Administrative Law.