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Media Summit New York, March 4 - 5, 2014
McGraw-Hill Building, 49th Street and 6th Ave., New York City
Tuesday, March 4th
The Strategic Track: I
Technologies of Innovation
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Session D:
Room 208
Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - Enabling the Next Generation of Over-the-Top TV
Consumers are accessing video on TV and DVD, over broadband, in downloaded clips and more. Call it "Everywhere Video" or "Over-the-Top Video" -- by any name it means that content is accessible virtually everywhere. See how the proliferation of new TV technologies and cable interactivity are pushing video to an even wider audience.
Reza Shafiee, Chief Architect, Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS)
Peter H. Guglielmino, CTO, Global Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM
Ron Quartararo, Director, Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Hitachi Data Systems
Jim Denenny, VP of Architecture, Concurrent
Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion
Gerard Pearce, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Entone
Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Ron Quartararo is director of business development for the Communications, Media & E
ntertainment vertical at Hitachi Data Systems in the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategy and defining business requirements for M&E solutions, as well as supporting local sales teams and channel and ISV partners in their sales efforts with broadcast and cable networks, studios and other content creators and distributors throughout the Americas. He has spent the past 20 years in a variety of senior level business development, strategic planning and managerial roles in the media & entertainment industry with technology companies such as Verizon, Ascent Media, Sun/StorageTek, and Arbitron. He began his media career at RKO, in roles responsible for strategic planning for their film, broadcast, and syndication divisions. His most recent work on Media Cloud strategies and solutions led to a white paper on “Leveraging the Cloud for File-based Workflows” presented at SMPTE's annual Technology Conference in October 2012, and re-published in 2013. Quartararo is also an accomplished writer with OpEd pieces published in the NY Times, Daily News, Barron's, Newsday, Business & Society Review, TV Executive, Broadcast Engineering, and Broadcasting & Cable. Quartararo has an MBA in Finance from St. John's University and currently resides in Tampa, Florida.


Peter H. Guglielmino, CTO, Global Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM: Peter Guglielmino has worldwide responsibility as CTO for IBM's Media & Entertainment Industry. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing the architectures that will serve as the basis for the IBM media offerings relating to media enabled Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructures, digital media archives, rich media utilities, media on demand, and secure content distribution networks. Currently Peter is working with IBM Research and the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS), a joint working group of Advanced Media Workflow Association and the European Broadcasting Union to promote open standards-based software interfaces for media services. Peter is also leading the work on IBM's video processing and streaming cloud offerings.







Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion: Chris Wagner, Executive 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.


Jim Denenny is VP, Video Solutions Architecture for Concurrent Computer Corporation. He is an industry veteran with more than twenty years of experience in the video solutions marketplace. As the head of Concurrent's Solutions Architecture group, he has focused on designing unified video delivery and video analytics solutions that can support revenue-generating services on any screen, including TVs, classic set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, and other connected devices. His areas of expertise include end-to-end IP video distribution including ingestion, recording, transcoding, format conversion, content protection, distribution and delivery, as well as complimentary aspects of the commercial video services ecosystem such as content life-cycle management, quality of service, measurement and monetization technologies. He has held a variety of positions at the company, including general manager of Concurrent's online video solutions business. Mr. Denenny played a key role in the development and market launch of eFactor, Concurrent's dynamic content adaptation software designed to simplify video delivery in multiscreen environments. Mr. Denenny is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.







Gerard Pearce, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Entone: Gerry has spent nearly 30 years in the telecommunications industry and nearly a decade of sales leadership experience in telco video solutions, Gerry brings highly targeted IPTV experience to his new role at Entone. Prior to joining Entone, Gerry was previously the Senior Director of Sales at Motorola/NextLevel where he was responsible for the IOC and municipality/utility markets. Before NextLevel, Gerry was a founding partner and Vice President of Sales for Network Technology Solutions, an engineering firm specializing in telecommunications installations. Before that, Gerry held senior positions at Western Electric and AT&T. Gerry holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Manhattan College and an M.S. degree in Telecommunications and Computing Management from Polytechnic University.


Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company: Jonathan Hurd joined Altman Vilandrie &
Company in 2006. He has more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience in communications, media and related technology sectors. Jonathan's primary areas of expertise include business and marketing strategy, new business creation and launch, integrated consumer and business services, and customer and sales channel segmentation and targeting. Jonathan's experience in the IPTV realm includes customer targeting, partner evaluation, demand modeling, and business case development. With unique insight into competitive trends and consumer perceptions about content and communications services, Jonathan works with clients to develop differentiated video strategies. Jonathan's extensive marketing background enables him to recommend product and marketing strategies that resonate with target audiences as IP-delivered video moves towards broad adoption. Prior to joining Altman Vilandrie & Company, Jonathan was a Vice President with ADVENTIS. Before that, he was a Partner in the Communication, Information and Entertainment practice of Mercer Management Consulting. Jonathan has also served as Vice President of Marketing for a computer peripherals manufacturer, and has held marketing and strategic planning positions at Lotus Development Corporation. In addition, he has served as a software development product manager in industries including financial services, computer peripherals, video game development and management consulting. Jonathan earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from M.I.T., and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.