Stuart McClure, McAfee

November 21, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Stuart McClure, McAfee 

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

Christopher Johnson, Johnson & Pham

November 17, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Christopher Johnson, Johnson & Pham 

Christopher D. Johnson, Esq.
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.

Tony Knight, Rovi

November 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Tony Knight, Rovi 

Tony Knight
Senior Product Manager
Rovi Corporation

Tony Knight is a 15-year veteran in the multimedia industry and has worked in diverse roles ranging from software engineer to product manager. Before coming to Rovi, Tony held a number of senior level product management roles at Apple, Macromedia and NetCableTV. Prior to these roles, Tony served as the QuickTime Evangelist at Apple, and later founded SpinWare, a DVD technology company. Mr. Knight has a B.A in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley.

Jan Steenkamp, Irdeto

November 16, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Jan Steenkamp, Irdeto 

Jan Steenkamp
Vice President of Business Development and Sales, Americas

Jan Steenkamp is VP of Business Development and Sales, Americas for Irdeto and a founding member of the company. He is an expert in digital media business and protection models and has over 20 years of experience. Jan has been a prominent voice in the TV Everywhere movement, authoring several papers on the challenges and opportunities of its implementation and speaking on panels at top industry conferences. Jan most recently served as CEO of Entriq. Before joining Entriq, Jan was CEO of MIHL’s technology division and Chairman of OpenTV Corp. Prior to that, he was CEO of OpenTV. Before moving to the United States to run OpenTV, Jan held various management positions at both Irdeto and the MIH Group from 1985-1997 and was a part of the pioneer team at the Naspers Group that started the first pay-TV service in South Africa.

Michael Ayers, Verance

November 15, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Michael Ayers, Verance 

Michael B. Ayers
Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Verance Corporation

Michael Ayers joined Verance Corporation in 2010 as Senior Vice President for Business & Legal Affairs and General Counsel after more than a decade of experience in the content protection business as legal counsel for Toshiba Corporation. Mr. Ayers’ involvement in content protection matters includes the application of multiple technologies to a wide variety of digital media and content, including DTCP for high-speed bi-directional home networks, CPRM for SD Card and recordable DVD formats, and CSS for Hollywood movies on DVD. For six years, he actively led AACS LA, LLC, the entity formed by Disney, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and Warner Bros. to develop and license the AACS content protection technology used for high-definition movies on Blu-ray Disc.

Mr. Ayers’ work has also included digital TV standards in Europe as part of the DVB Project and more recently the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), a multi-industry effort to create standards and an infrastructure for enabling the flexible use of digital content from a variety of sources across a variety of consumer devices.

Mr. Ayers is a registered patent attorney. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in Information Systems Management, from the University of Southern California. His J.D. is from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Whittier Law Review.

Andrew Grant, Akamai

November 11, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Andrew Grant, Akamai 

Andrew Grant
Media & Entertainment Marketing Manager
Akamai Technologies

Dr. Wayne Huang, China Digital TV

November 10, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Dr. Wayne Huang, China Digital TV 

Dr. Wayne Huang
Corp. Dev. VP for Media License, Protection and Distribution
China Digital TV (NYSE: STV)

Dr. Wayne Huang is currently leading the corp. development team in STV, which is responsible for many aspects of STV’s media product licensing, anti-piracy product planning, and content distribution strategy for this US public company with Beijing as its headquarter. The team has played key role in gaining 60% of China cable STB CA card (Now over 60M household) by meeting China cable operator’s high demand of content protection in the tough piracy environment, where STV has been working closely with government legal agencis and operaotors ahieving great success for content protection. With the reputaiotn of content protection in China, the team also successfully licensed the distributed Warner Borther’s movie content and distributed through STV’s two sub divisions (Content delivery business unit after web order, similar to early version of NetFlix and home cinema VOD business unit).

Dr. Huang’s first anti-piracy and IP protection task started in early 90s when he worked for Motorola in Chicago as a technical manager, where is trained to teaming up with legal firms and provided his technical aspect evidence in flighting international piracy and IP violation. Recent years, he has been taking the lead in contributing the joint force of technical talents, government anti-piracy and industry associations (From US’s DEG to China SARFT), as well as media protection and distribution standard committees, as he strongly believes that only joint effort in the whole ecosystem will win in the anti-piracy war, and it is not just one company or one government agency’s task.

Dr. Huang received his BS degree from China’s Tsinghua University and a doctor degree from Columbia University in New York city.

Bob Eicholz, Deluxe

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Bob Eicholz, Deluxe 

Bob Eicholz
Senior Vice President IT Architecture & Security


Aaron Kornblum, Microsoft

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Aaron Kornblum, Microsoft 

Aaron Kornblum
Director of Security Policy, Interactive Entertainment Business
Leading the Security Policy Team for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), Aaron guides an organization focused on solving complex challenges across anti-piracy, confidential information management, privacy and online safety, content ratings, Accessibility, geopolitical matters, and patent protection. Aaron’s team protects the IEB by driving comprehensive solutions across these areas by partnering with numerous engineering, legal, marketing, media relations, and operations teams across the global business.

Microsoft’s IEB – home to more than 7,000 employees – produces the video game and entertainment console Xbox 360, and its innovative motion-control sensor: Kinect for Xbox 360. The IEB also encompasses the Xbox LIVE online gaming service which delivers Netflix movies, Xbox console games including the Halo and Gears of War franchises, PC Games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, and associated TV, video, and music delivery services.

Aaron was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list for 2010, a select group of the region’s next generation of business leaders. Aaron is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, all federal, state and bankruptcy courts in Washington State, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Armed Forces.

Jeff Turner, Interstream

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Jeff Turner, Interstream 

Jeff Turner
Founder and Chief Technology Officer

A Silicon Valley veteran and network management expert, Jeff Turner has led Marketing and Engineering teams at the premiere firms of Cisco Systems, Novell, and Hewlett Packard. His early work with Hewlett Packard provided him with a deep knowledge of LAN technologies, TCP and low level network traffic. As a Member of the HP Technical Staff (MTS), Turner distinguished himself by developing real-time recognition algorithms for network analysis products. During his tenure at Novell, the CEO entrusted Turner with the product direction and strategy of their Netware and Network Management lines. Jeff’s management of QoS technology with Cisco Network Management Group led to his ground-breaking discoveries about broadband traffic characteristics that eventually led to his vision for his own companies, Cambix, and InterStream. Jeff holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Institute of Technology at Case Western Reserve University.

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