T.C. Niedzialkowski, WhiteHat Security

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

T.C. Niedzialkowski
Technical Evangelist, Strategic Partners
WhiteHat Security Inc.

T.C. has nearly a decade of experience in the Web application security industry as developer, product designer and security engineer.  His current role at WhiteHat Security – the leading provider of website security solutions, based in Silicon Valley – is on developing technology integrations with key security partners, and helping enterprises leverage their existing resources to better manage risk.

T.C. has assisted some of the world’s biggest brands in finance, healthcare, and ecommerce to best assess, manage and secure their public websites.

Michael D. Robinson, MPAA

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Michael D. Robinson
Executive Vice President, Content Protection and Chief of Operations
Motion Picture Association of America

In his role as Executive Vice President for Content Protection and Chief of Operations for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Michael D. Robinson heads worldwide content protection enforcement operations and countermeasures for the MPAA on behalf of its member studios. As an integral part of the Association’s strategic team, he is responsible for the coordination of MPAA-funded country-based content protection operations worldwide to ensure the execution of the Association’s strategic goals, at both the regional and global levels.

Robinson joined the MPAA in 2006 following a distinguished law enforcement and public service career. Rising through the ranks of the Michigan State Police, Robinson was appointed Director of the agency by Governor John Engler in 1991. As Director of the Michigan State Police, he developed an international reputation as an innovative law enforcement leader. He was elected president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and served as chairman of a U.S. Department of Justice Federal Advisory Committee charged with integrating law enforcement information systems. Robinson also served on the U.S. Presidential Export Council, Sub-Committee on Encryption Export Control.

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Robinson joined a team of executives tasked with building the new Transportation Security Administration. As TSA’s first Assistant Administrator for Aviation Operations, Robinson oversaw the deployment of over 55,000 Transportation Security Officers to the nation’s 429 commercial airports, transitioned the Civil Aviation Security Program from the FAA to the TSA, and directed the efforts of the Federal Air Marshals Service. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Robinson led the largest air evacuation in U.S. history as over 30,000 storm victims evacuated the storm-ravaged city through the New Orleans International Airport.

Wynn Rees, Fox Studios

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Wynn Rees
Vice President, Content Protection & Counsel
Fox Studios

Joe Daniel, Civolution

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Joe Daniel
Senior Solutions Architect
Civolution

At Civolution, Joe is responsible for defining customer-specific solutions for the delivery of high-value video content through cable, satellite, and the internet. Joe oversees and manage the integration of Civolution’s forensic watermarking technology into service providers and equipment manufacturers systems. Prior to joining Civolution, Joe was an Engineering Manager at DivX Inc.

Vince Arneja, Arxan

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Vince Arneja
Vice President of Product Management
Arxan Technologies

Vince Arneja brings over 17 years of experience in senior level technical product and program management positions with the last 10 years focused on  product management in the domains of application, endpoint and network security.  Mr. Arneja joined Arxan from Sigaba, a leading email encryption provider, where he led Government and Commercial Product Management.  Mr. Arneja’s responsibilities include leading product strategy, defining corporate product roadmaps, pricing and positioning.  Prior to Sigaba, he served in a variety of senior product and program management roles at various software companies where his accomplishments include leading product teams and creating product portfolios.  Mr. Arneja started his career as a software developer after working towards a Bachelor’s degree in CIS from Thomas Edison State College.  He is also a graduate of the Executive Product Management Program at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas Peistrup, Attorney-at-Law

November 28, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Thomas Peistrup
Attorney-at-Law

Thomas Peistrup is an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in intellectual property issues. Throughout his career, Tom has counseled and litigated on behalf of rights-holders, including film studios, production companies, music publishers, record labels, print publishers and new media companies, as well as technology and consumer goods companies. Tom has developed and implemented comprehensive programs to stem piracy and counterfeiting of his clients’ products, including in the areas of media and consumer goods, and represents his clients in court when necessary.

Tom served with the U.S. Army in Berlin as a German language linguist and intelligence analyst. His credentials include a BA (with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Virginia and a juris doctor from UCLA.

Nolan Shadbolt, Trackitdown.net

November 22, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Nolan Shadbolt
Managing Director
Trackitdown.net

Nolan Shadbolt is Managing Director of Tid:Protect, an Anti Piracy service dedicated to removing illegal content from cyber locker hosting platforms.

TID:Protect works differently to other anti piracy services conducting manual searches for content without reliance on automated systems.  We  have developed relationships with the most used Cyber Locker platforms and have negotiated administration rights to instantly delete source files from without having to wait for them to action DMCA notifications. Over 70% of content found is removed instantly and our relationships are building all the time

Our human approach has been tested against many automated systems and time after time has proven to be up to 10 X more affective than automated systems which are unable to reach the dark corners of the internet.

We protect content for the full spectrum of digital content owners from small independent labels to major film distributors and record labels. Lionsgate, Studio Canal, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, The Kaiser Chiefs, Sophie Ellis Bextor and more have had their products protected by our service.

In September 2011 we protected no less than three tracks which went on to make it to the No. 1 spot of the official UK Top 40.

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies

November 22, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Mathew Gilliat-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Fortium Technologies

Mathew is the chief executive officer of Fortium Technologies. He has 25 years experience of working in the media industry. He cofounded Fortium in 1999 and has been responsible for establishing it as a respected provider of anti piracy software solutions to blue chip film and entertainment businesses. He works closely with studio anti piracy teams to develop customised solutions that secure disc and file based content during production and after release.

Before joining Fortium Mathew held senior management positions in leading publishing, print, logistics and new media companies including Haymarket Publishing and St Ives. He led two VC backed MBOs before forming Fortium. With his management team he has specialised in taking compelling new concepts to launch and building critical market share. He was responsible for the sale of Fortium ICA in 1998, its image analysis subsidiary, which is now owned by Symantec Corporation. Having built up Patronus as a brand for protecting Academy award screeners he is currently focussing on a range of file based security publishing solutions that protect content while enhancing accessibility.

Stuart McClure, McAfee

November 21, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Stuart McClure
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Risk & Compliance
McAfee

Christopher Johnson, Johnson & Pham

November 17, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Christopher D. Johnson, Esq.
Founder
Johnson & Pham, LLP

Christopher Johnson graduated Tulane University Law School in 1982 and spent the next 7 years in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate, leaving the service at a Lieutenant Commander. One of his most noteworthy cases, United States v. LCPL Peterson, was a USMC hazing incident in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and was part of the inspiration for the movie “A Few Good Men” (copyright 1992, Columbia Pictures). Chris was the Navy JAGC attorney that confronted the Colonel for ordering the “Code Red,” ultimately succeeding in having the charges against LCPL Peterson dismissed on appeal.

In 1990, Chris was selected for one of the scarce and highly coveted positions as a Trial Attorney with the Organized Crime Strike Force, U.S. Department of Justice. In 2000, he was promoted by Attorney General Janet Reno to the status of Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC), a designation shared by less than 3% of federal prosecutors in the United States. Chris finished his government career in 2004, as the SLC for the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section (CHIPS) of the United States Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles, where he gained notoriety for bringing the first federal criminal cases against movie camcorder pirates, as well as multiple cases for the illegal distribution of hundreds of Oscar screener DVD’s in 2004, and the illegal duplication and Internet distribution of pre-release DVD’s from Hollywood post-production facilities.

Mr. Johnson left the Department of Justice in 2004, spent a year as Vice President for Anti-Piracy Enforcement at Disney, then founded his own business, Effective Piracy Enforcement. In 2007, Christopher Johnson and Christopher Pham founded Johnson & Pham in Woodland Hills, CA, where they created a niche market by conducting contingent fee Anti-Piracy Enforcement targeting domestic Internet pirates engaged in the distribution of counterfeit hard-goods. Since beginning these enforcement efforts, Johnson & Pham has successfully conducted more than 6,000 enforcement operations against domestic pirates, filing more than 200 federal lawsuits for Trademark and Copyright infringement. These lawsuits have resulted in the total judgments in excess of $27,000,000. What sets this practice apart from many others engaged in Intellectual Property enforcement is the fact that the IP enforcement clients of Johnson & Pham have not spent a single penny in legal fees – the fees are collected from the pirates – a fitting end to a piratical career.

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