Capturing the Moment through Mobile and Broadcast
NAB Show @ Mobile World Congress offer unique insights into the technologies, consumer behaviors, and evolving landscape of the broadcast and mobile experience.
James McQuivey is a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and the author of Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation. He is the leading analyst tracking the development of digital disruption and develops consumer models to help companies understand the power of digital consumers and strategy models to help companies in every industry prepare to serve those newly empowered consumers. His travels to meet with clients have sent him to Oslo, San Diego, Barcelona, Anchorage, and nearly everywhere else on the planet. No matter the locale he can be found imploring clients to think and act like digital disruptors.
James is in high demand as a speaker, keynoting and contributing to major events like CES, as well as private client events. He comments regularly in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has contributed bylined columns for sites like Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and Forbes. He also appears frequently on news outlets like CNBC and NPR. He was recently featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Page One about the changes in the newsroom at The New York Times due to digital newsgathering and distribution. He is also a significant contributor to Stay Tuned, a new documentary on the future of TV produced by Julia Boorstin at CNBC.
James came to Forrester from a happy life in academia. He was a graduate fellow at Syracuse University’s acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where he earned his Ph.D. He also taught at Boston University.
Managing Director, Global Brand & Agency Strategy,
Jean-Philippe (JP) heads International Brand & Agency Strategy and global accounts at Twitter. JP was most recently CEO of Bluefin Labs, the leading social TV analytics company, which was acquired by Twitter in February 2013.
A proven leader in advertising and innovation, JP previously served in executive leadership positions at Razorfish, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis. He spent six years with Razorfish, where he ascended into the role of CEO for the last two years of his tenure, leading the vision, strategy and growth of the company. Following Razorfish, JP was Chief Digital Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, where he was responsible for digital growth and innovation across the company’s operating units. Prior to joining Bluefin Labs, he was the Global CEO of Publicis Modem, the digital marketing unit of Publicis Worldwide, which is the largest agency within Publicis Groupe.
Head of Media Marketing,
Simon Frost is Head of Media Marketing, Ericsson, driving all aspects of communications and marketing for TV in Ericsson. He has more than 15 years TV experience spanning strategy, business development, pre-sales, solution design and technical selling for operators in all TV market segments, and a worldwide focus. Simon previously held the position of Head of IPTV Compression, Solution Area TV, Ericsson, driving the strategy and creation of business solutions, as well as technical evangelism to enable Telco operators to both deliver high quality linear TV services, as well as expand into multi-screen TV on all screens for the consumer. Prior to this role, Simon Frost was Business Development Director for TANDBERG Television. He led the company’s worldwide Mobile TV and Terrestrial TV (DVB-T) business development activities. Previously Simon was Head of Pre-Sales and Systems Architecture for Harmonic EMEA. Before this, Simon worked for Philips Digital Networks, Barco Communication Systems and RE. Simon holds a BEng Hons in Communication Systems from the University of Portsmouth and is long-term member of the IET.
Dr. Giles Wilson
Head of TV Compression,
Dr. Giles Wilson is CTO of Ericsson’s TV business, driving the company’s strategy and vision for integrated digital video technology for the creation, management and delivery of the individual television experience. Previously Dr. Wilson was Chief Architect at TANDBERG Television, leading the development of solutions based on advanced video compression technologies. Dr. Wilson’s work with AVC has resulted in TANDBERG Television’s award-winning solutions for VC-1 and MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding technologies. These world-first solutions have cemented Dr. Wilson’s reputation as one of the foremost engineering experts in the digital media industry. He joined TANDBERG Television in 1995 when it was the Advanced Products Division of NTL. Dr. Giles Wilson graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1994 with a PhD in robotics.
Director of Product Management,
Co-Founder, Chief Client Officer,
Mark Curtis believes there’s no excuse to be bored. In a digital era where we have access to endless eclectic influences, Mark draws his inspiration from the very age we live in: one that is using technology to revolutionize the way humans live, work, think, and make a powerful difference in the world. This inspiration drove him to write his book ‘Distraction ‘ Being Human in the Digital Age,’ which focuses on the effects and direction of digital media on society. It also led him to co-found Fjord.
Now as Fjord’s Chief Client Officer, Mark is instrumental in making Fjord one of the world’s leading service design consultancies. To do that, Mark oversees the sales, marketing, and strategy teams to redefine and expand Fjord’s offering to fit client needs, while also pioneering design innovation in new markets.
Mark is a well-respected trend spotter and frequent speaker at global conferences and events including recent keynotes at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference and mLove. When Mark isn’t soaking up inspiration from his digitally savvy peers, he’s stepping away from the screen and traversing the mountain sides with his five children.
Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management,
Ford Motor Company
Scott Burnell leads business development and partner management efforts for the mobile industry at Ford Motor Company. Most recently Scott facilitated the creation and launch of the Ford Developer Program, the first developer ecosystem for in-vehicle connectivity open to all global app developers. By creating partnerships with mobile apps publishers and developers, wireless network operators, and handset device manufacturers Scott drives Ford’s in-vehicle connectivity initiatives.
Prior to joining Ford, Scott had a successful career in the wireless industry. As the Director of Mobile Content for Wireless Developer Agency he assembled and led the mobile apps team at the largest content aggregator in North America. He was instrumental in launching hundreds of apps across dozens of storefronts and coordinating the mobile efforts for brands and publishers such as E! Entertainment, Maxim, and Turner Networks.
Before moving to the content side of the industry Mr. Burnell launched both retail and indirect sales channels for wireless operators such as Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, increasing each company’s national footprint, sales and end user support. Scott received numerous national awards for his efforts in laying the groundwork for today’s distribution channels by implementing progressive initiatives surrounding talent acquisition, sales training, reporting, and cross channel marketing programs.
Executive Vice President & CTO,
National Association of Broadcasters
Kevin Gage joined the National Association of Broadcasters as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in May 2011. Kevin leads NAB’s technology efforts, including oversight of the staff that represents NAB on a variety of standard-setting organizations and serves as the liaison to the engineering and technology community.
Kevin has led the formation of NAB Labs as well as development of the NAB Labs Technology Committees. He is also a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Board of Directors.
Kevin’s career includes time at Warner Bros. Studios, where he helped develop the DVD specification and production facilities at the film studio. While at Warner Bros., Kevin helped launch The WB Network and was a founding member of the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF), a cross-industry initiative that developed standards for interactive TV. Kevin later became head technologist at Warner Music Group, where he oversaw creation of new digital platforms and standards for products that included iTunes. While at NBC Universal, Kevin was responsible for developing online TV strategies.
Kevin is the author of three patents on distributing multimedia programs. He previously was a member of the DVD Forum Technical Board and Steering Committee and served on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America and the Mobile Entertainment Forum. A 1984 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Science, Kevin was born in Virginia and raised in California. He is married and the father of three children.
Dr. Thorsten Lohmar
Senior Specialist – Media Delivery Architecture,
Dr. Thorsten Lohmar is Expert of Media Delivery Architecture at Ericsson, focussing on mobile networks. He joined Ericsson in Germany in 1998 and was working for several years in different Ericsson Research units. He worked on a variety of topics related to mobile communication systems and led research projects specifically in the multimedia technologies area. Within development, he is focusing on video delivery and optimizations, including broadcast distribution of media. Thorsten holds a PhD in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany).
Head of Audio Department,
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
Bernhard Grill was born in Schwabach, Germany, in 1961. He received a M.S. (Diplom) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2001 Bernhard Grill attained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
During his work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg he contributed to the development of several perceptual audio coder systems. These include OCF, ASPEC, MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3 (mp3) and MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). Furthermore, he was editor of MPEG-4 Audio and project leader for the development of the MPEG Unified Speech and Audio Codec (today known as xHE-AAC). He is currently Head of the Audio and Multimedia division at Fraunhofer IIS and leads a team of around 200 engineers and researchers. Examples of current work items within his division are Fraunhofer Cingo for virtual surround sound, Fraunhofer Symphoria for automotive 3D audio, AAC-ELD for telephone calls with CD-like audio quality, and Dialog Enhancement to allow TV viewers to adjust dialog loudness as they desire. In July 2011 Bernhard Grill has been promoted to Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IIS. The honours and awards Bernhard Grill received include the ‘Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Preis’ that he and two colleagues were presented with in 1992 for contributions to the mp3 development. In September 2000 he received the Fellowship Award of the Audio Engineering Society for his work on MPEG-4 Audio and scalable audio coding. In October 2000, he and two colleagues were honored with the ‘German Future Award’ of the German President for their work on mp3.
Senior Vice President & CTO,
Emmis Communications Corporation
Brenner works both within the industry and with pure-play IT development companies. His perspective gained from interaction with automakers, Internet software companies and portable device makers leads him to product developments such as BTC and TagStation’ for radio broadcasters. Paul is the originator of the data distribution consortium business model and currently serves as president of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, LLC (BTC), a partnership of more than 16 radio companies, throughout the United States and Canada, formed to distribute data via FM-RDS and HD Radio’ technology. Paul is also SVP/Chief Technology Officer for Emmis Communications, one of the founding members of the BTC. Paul joined Emmis from an IT consulting firm, DataShare Corporation, in 1998. He holds a Masters degree in Information Systems as well as degrees in E-Business and Electronic Engineering Technologies. He currently serves on the FCC Communication, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) working group for EAS CAP and is an active member of the NAB’s Digital Radio Committee. HD chip developer SiPort also utilizes Paul’s industry expertise as a member of their Board of Advisors.
Strategic Product Manager, LTE Broadcast,
Vera Kenehan holds the role of Strategic Product Manager, LTE Broadcast at Ericsson, where she plays an important role in driving innovation in Ericsson’s LTE Broadcast Solution ‘ a unique end-to-end broadcast eco-system for video delivery over LTE networks. A crucial part in the development of various department teams within Ericsson, Vera holds experience within the WCDMA, 3GPP, 4G and HSPA fields, where she has gained a strong knowledge in addressing growing consumer demand for TV Anywhere services, to support key customer deliverables. As a member of the LTE System management team, Vera has aided Ericsson in accomplishing critical project goals, which include taking control of the PCD and WCDMA departments, where she has helped to answer the needs of a rapidly changing mobile communications marketplace. Vera has been actively involved in the Ericsson company since 2000, when she started in the PDC Radio Characteristics and Performance department. From 2002 to 2006 she has been a successful contributor to the WCDMA department, working in System Management and Field Performance, and in 2009, Vera held the role of Technical Sales Manager at Ericsson. Vera holds degrees from Stanford University and University of Belgrade.
President & Co-Founder,
Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera’s Emmy’ award-winning fasp’ transport technology and is responsible for overseeing the company’s direction in collaboration with co-founder Serban Simu. Michelle was a software engineer in research and start-up companies including the IBM Almaden Research Center before founding Aspera in 2004. She has dual B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Kansas State University and was a Goldwater Scholar for achievement in Science and Mathematics, and later a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University where she received a postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science. She was the 2006 KSU College of Engineering Alumni Fellow (the youngest recipient ever), and has received national achievement awards from Glamour Magazine and USA Today. Michelle is also a frequent speaker on technologies and trends around big data transport, cloud infrastructure, and mobile.
James is a radio futurologist, and is Managing Director of Media UK, the UK’s free media resource.
James has worked in radio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, presenter, and internet advisor. In 2001 he joined the original Virgin Radio in London, where he was Digital Media Director: launching the world’s first radio smartphone app in March 2005. In 2007 he joined the BBC to work on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality. Since leaving the BBC in 2009, he has worked for a variety of businesses, including the receiver manufacturer Pure, UK Radioplayer and Radioplayer Worldwide, OXIS Media, Absolute Radio and talkSPORT, and a variety of European media companies; helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business.
He is one of the organizers of nextrad.io, the radio conference for ‘people that do’ each September. He is a Trustee of the pan-industry body The Radio Academy. He has served as a judge for a number of industry awards including the Australian ABC Local Radio Awards, the UK Student Radio Awards, and the Sony Radio Academy Awards, where he has also served on the committee. He was a founder of the hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS.
James lives in North London, and likes beer. He blogs about the future of radio on his own website at james.cridland.net.
Head of Sales, Broadcast Services,
Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson
Throughout his career, Martin Guillaume has focused on delivering technology-enabled business transformation to the media industry.
In Ericsson, he heads sales for Broadcast Services, responsible for all territories except the UK. Previously, Martin was VP business development for Ericsson’s Broadcast Services area globally. He has an extensive media background acquired in the USA and Europe at Sony, Bertelsmann, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Prior to Ericsson, Martin led IBM’s media consulting practice working with leading broadcasters and media companies across Europe, consistently growing the size and the client base every year for over 5 years.
From 2004 to 2007 Martin provided sales leadership running Atos Origin’s global account program. Over the years, Martin has built up a strong technical and business knowledge in the media industry: he served as CTO in a New-York-based Goldman Sachs-owned private equity firm focused on technology investments, he built and ran Bertelsmann’s electronic commerce platform in 17 countries and 9 languages and managed the enterprise-wide royalty management system at Sony Music Entertainment.
Director & Principal Media Consultant,
Clarity Creative Productions
Ronan McDonagh, General Manager, Technology Planning, Aftermarket Car Electronics Business Division, Pioneer
General Manager, Technology Planning, Aftermarket Car Electronics Business Division,
Ronan has worked for Pioneer for over 20 years, in a variety of product development, product planning and marketing roles. Currently he leads Pioneer’s overseas technology planning group, working closely with 3rd party technology and content providers on Pioneer’s future connected car solutions.
COO & Co-Founder,
Avichai (Avi) Cohen is LiveU’s COO and co-founder. Over the past few years, Avi has been responsible for leading LiveU’s product design from inception to first market release, including defining the solution and developing LiveU’s leadership team and key strategic relationships. In 2010, Avi was named one of the Producers Guild of America’s ‘Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers’. Avi is a seasoned industry manager possessing over 15 years of experience in related capacities. Previously, Avi worked with Intel’s research and Motorola’s cellular infrastructure centers. Avi holds MSc. and BSc. degrees in Communication System Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
Product Leader – International Cross-Platform TV Audience Measurement,
Jorge Papanicolau serves as the international product leader for Cross-Platform TV Audience Measurement. Jorge joined the company in 2006 with more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked in different organizational areas (technical, engineering, sales, business development, account management and general management) of network infrastructure suppliers. Before joining The Nielsen Company he worked in the field of convergence between mobile and broadband networks for multimedia broadcasting services. Jorge is based in Milan and his responsibilities include representing the strategic view of Nielsen globally, ensuring that regional product focuses are aligned with the global watch strategy, and acting in a thought leadership capacity for client solutions, product improvements and innovation, analyzing the dynamics of broadcasting platforms and consumer electronic devices and their impact on television viewing and audience measurement.
Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser
Director of Media,
After qualifying as an art teacher at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser began an enduring relationship with the Swedish Language Services of YLE. Several years as a radio reporter were followed by a move into print, when she became managing editor of a cultural magazine.
In 1986 Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser returned to YLE, this time as a TV reporter for the Swedish Language Services, where she climbed through the television ranks to become Head of TV News & Current Affairs. She was appointed Director of Programmes for Radio in 1997, adding the TV and internet portfolios to her responsibilities in 2006.
Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser is bilingual in Swedish and Finnish, and fluent in English and German. She is competent in Danish and Norwegian and has a working knowledge of French and Italian.
Harri Koponen has a strong industry background from his previous roles.
Before joining NPTV, Mr. Koponen was the COO of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Prior to Rovio, Mr. Koponen worked as CEO of Swedish Tele2, as President and CEO of Sonera Corporation and as Deputy CEO of TeliaSonera Ab. He has also served as Managing Director of Kuwait Wataniya Telecom and has held senior management positions for Hewlett-Packard and Shell.
Mr. Koponen holds a Ph.D. in Economics h.c. and has a long history of successful achievements in a number of global organizations.
Ron van Herk
CEO & Co-Founder,
Georges is a acknowledged recognized entrepreneur with specialization in Telecom and Medias. He is often being called for exhibitions and presenting new technologies towards large audiences.
From 2012, Georges is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder for Keemotion, he is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the organization.
Keemotion technology brings you sports coverage, immediately and easily. Have access to the sports content you want to watch, analyze and share, 24/7, in the palm of your hand.
We know that basketball is more than just a past time, more than a hobby, even more than simply a sport. It’s your passion and we give you all the tools you need to take your love of the game to the next level. Whether you want to produce more footage of games for an online audience, analyze game play to improve your team’s competitiveness or make a highlight reel of your favorite player, Keemotion has the technology you need to make it happen.
In today’s connected world, demand more of your sport’s coverage. Increase your expectations and get more than just game footage. It’s possible through Keemotion.’
Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Georges held the position of General manager of Citendo, a telecom outsourcing company, and held several senior positions in corporate environments like France Telecom where he was responsible for MNC customers.
Georges also teach the Advanced sales skill to master degrees and MBA students. Developed practical case studies based on previous entrepreneurial experience. The courses include basic sales skills, emotional intelligence and approaches in sales development, advanced B2B and B2C sales skills.
Georges has successfully driven several start-ups in telecommunications and empowered successfully the sales of these start-ups.
A lifelong mobile specialist working with network operators such as O2 and major distributors such as European Telecom, Peter has more recently focused in the developing IPTV market, working initially with IP Vision as Sales & Marketing Director, selling hybrid IPTV platform solutions and services to operators and retailers and latterly with Vision 247 as Marketing Director, driving multiscreen solutions into the broadcast and operator markets.
Peter’s business interests in new and fast moving technology markets has naturally progressed through mobile to IPTV where his skills now focus on the development and delivery of cross platform IPTV solutions and services to white label clients.
BBC Audio & Music
Mark runs the interactive services for the BBC’s radio networks and music output across digital radio, desktop, TV and mobile platforms. This includes digital radio strategy and services such as listen again, the iPlayer Radio app, visual live radio, podcasts, social media, hybrid radio, archive, major music events and text and data services.
Mark was previously the BBC’s Controller of Strategy where he led the Charter settlement in 2005 and developed the BBC’s new services vision which underpinned it. Before joining the BBC, Mark spent several years launching and running new businesses at ITN and riding a motorbike halfway round the world across the former Soviet Union and USA.
Cedric Fernandes serves as Chief Technology Officer at MobiTV, Inc. Fernandes oversees the strategic direction of the company’s technology and platform roadmap utilizing his passion for conceptualizing and delivering true TV everywhere experiences and multi-platform solutions. Over the past eight years, Fernandes has been one of the company’s key technologists helping to drive innovation in the delivery of media to all connected screens. Most recently, in his post as vice president of technology, he oversaw the direction of the company’s connected media platform, OEM partnerships and R&D efforts, among other responsibilities.
Prior to MobiTV, Fernandes served as Chief Information Officer at NetPace, Inc., an application development and systems integration company. During his tenure, he trail blazed the B2B app space by having effectively architected and managed enterprise applications designed specifically for wireless. Additionally, utilizing his deep experience with delivery across networks, he built an SMSC and ESME to provide text messaging services to wireless operators and content providers while running some of the highest volume messaging campaigns of its time.
Fernandes is an inventor on several technology patents related to media streaming and distribution.
Changineer & CEO,
Vice President of Southern Europe & Latin America,
Jerónimo Macanás is VP Southern Europe and Latin America at Accedo. He is a master degree Industrial engineer digital executive with over 12 years experience in Digital Video Distribution business models through connected devices (OTT, IPTV, DTH, CTV, OTT), Smart TV platforms, TVAPPs & Companion Apps, Hollywood Studio deals, Strategic planning, business development and Technology strategy.
During this time, he has run important digital initiatives for leading companies in the entertainment industry in Europe and LatAm and he has managed important strategic alliances in the USA with global top digital companies.
CEO & Co-Founder,
David founded Aframe with a vision to create a cloud platform that is powerful enough to handle the huge volumes and myriad formats of video production, but is simple enough that anyone could use it. He’s taken this idea from a one-room office covered in post it notes, to a global business with offices across the UK and US, raising significant Venture Capital funding along the way. ?Starting his career as a producer, David took his last company, Unit Post Production, from idea to a turnover of ’3.5 million, staff of 50, and top ten industry ranking in two and a half years, before selling out in 2009.
Global Lead, Media & Entertainment,
GfK Custom Research, LLC
Nick North is the Global Lead for Media & Entertainment clients at GfK, responsible for the development of GfK’s media and entertainment research business. Nick is also Head of Innovation of GfK Audience Measurement, the business division responsible for industry currency measurement. In this capacity, Nick’s role includes developing new research solutions and partnerships with data owners and operators, for continued provision of ‘best in class’ audience measurement in future, and development of new data-powered business intelligence services.
He has an MA in Philosophy from Cambridge University; he is an Associate Fellow at the Cultural Policy Studies Centre of Warwick University.
Keynoting the NAB Show at Mobile World Congress Symposium, James McQuivey is the foremost analyst tracking and defining the power and impact of digital disruption on traditional businesses. His presentation will focus on how businesses can garner benefits from disruptive technologies and create opportunities previously unanticipated.
Other session topics presented by NAB Show include:
- The Digital Dashboard and Broadcast Media
- NAB Labs presents Hybrid Broadcasting: An evolution of Radio & Television
- Innovation – the Future of Mobile Media
- Is the Smartphone the Future of Radio?
- and much more!
For more speaker and session information and to register for the NAB Show @ MWC Symposium, please visit: http://www.nabshow.com/2014/about/overview/nab-annual-events/mobile-world-congress/.
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