Shawn Michels, Akamai Technologies

November 30, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Shawn Michels, Akamai Technologies 

Shawn Michels
Senior Product Manager
Akamai Technologies

With over 10 years of experience working in digital video and convergence, Shawn Michels has expertise related to each piece of the digital media value chain as well as the underlying economics driving the industry. In his current role at Akamai, he is responsible for driving the world wide strategy for Akamai’s Media Security products. Prior to Akamai, Shawn directed operations for Verimatrix, an innovative video content security company. He also developed secure digital content delivery products while at Entriq, and co-founded ClearKey Solutions, a digital right management company.

Bill Mandel, Universal Pictures

November 29, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Bill Mandel, Universal Pictures 

Bill Mandel
Vice President, Technology and Digital Platforms
Universal Pictures

Bill Mandel is Vice President, Technology and Digital Platforms for Universal Pictures. He is responsible for varied technology issues arise across the studio’s businesses. His primary focus is to addresses technical diligence, quality and content protection issues for worldwide film licensing and sell-through businesses. He has extensive experience in digital products and platforms from DVD and Blu-ray to Electronic sell-through, VOD and various digital initiatives the studio has been involved with.

Prior to Universal Bill held several positions in the Aerospace Industry related to systems engineering, signal processing design and software development. Bill graduated with a MSEE from USC in 1989.

David Melnick, Deloitte LLP

November 29, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on David Melnick, Deloitte LLP 

David Melnick
Security, Privacy and Data Protection Principal
Deloitte LLP

Greg Ferency, ITOTA

November 28, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Greg Ferency, ITOTA 

Greg Ferency
International Tactical Officers Training Association

Shelley Klingerman, Stiletto Agency

November 28, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Shelley Klingerman, Stiletto Agency 

Shelley Klingerman
Stiletto Agency

Shelley Klingerman is the President of the Stiletto Agency, a marketing agency working within both the public and private sectors on matters relating to personal security. A former Marketing and Communications Mananger with the Sony DADC, a division of Sony Corporation, Mrs. Klingerman has managed events, marketing activities, public relations, and consulted on special projects.

Additionally, she is the producer of the successful educational documentary Terror in American Schools: Are Your Kids Safe, which discusses the reality of potential harm to students and outlines methods of preparation in order to maintain their safety in times of crisis.

She holds an Undergraduate Degree in marketing from Indiana State University, and her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan. A proud wife and mother, Mrs. Klingerman enjoys remaining active within her community.

Danielle Van Lier, SAG-AFTRA

November 28, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Danielle Van Lier, SAG-AFTRA 

Danielle Van Lier
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Contracts

Danielle Van Lier is senior counsel, intellectual property and contracts at SAG-AFTRA. Van Lier began her position at the former Screen Actors Guild in 2000. She is responsible for managing SAG-AFTRA’s third-party contracts and intellectual property, as well as other efforts aimed at protecting the rights of SAG-AFTRA and its members. Van Lier has co-authored several amicus curiae briefs on behalf of Screen Actors Guild and other affected parties to various courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court on issues related to performer rights of publicity, copyright and the California Talent Agencies Act.

Van Lier is also an adjunct professor of Entertainment Law and Sports Law at Western State University, College of Law.

Before joining Screen Actors Guild, Van Lier practiced law in Los Angeles focusing on corporate and intellectual property issues and a variety of litigation matters, and has also worked with independent production companies and Internet ventures. Prior to entering practice, she served as a legislative fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives where her work focused on intellectual property, Internet issues, international law and other legal matters. Van Lier helped found, and now serves on the board of directors of, Saving Wildlife International, a nonprofit wildlife education company that brings its Animal Ambassadors to classrooms and events throughout the Los Angeles area.

Van Lier earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she served on the Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law and also completed substantial coursework toward a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Japanese Language, Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Van Lier has lived in Japan and is conversant in the Japanese language.

Subhankar Bhattacharya, HCL America

November 25, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Subhankar Bhattacharya, HCL America 

Subhankar Bhattacharya
Principal, Media & Entertainment Practice
HCL America

Subhankar Bhattacharya heads the Media & Entertainment consulting practice in North America for HCL Technologies Ltd. He has more than seventeen years of Industry and Consulting experience. His previous employers include Infosys, Tata Group and Dow Chemicals. Over the last several years he has been advising clients on Digital Strategy, Digital Media Supply Chain, Advertising management, Analytics and CRM.

Joe Winograd, Verance

November 14, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Joe Winograd, Verance 

Joe Winograd
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Verance Corporation

Dr. Joe Winograd is the Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Verance Corporation and has directed the company’s development of watermark-based rights management solutions since 1995. Dr. Winograd led Verance’s successful efforts to become the industry standard watermark for distribution and protection of music, film, and television, leading to its deployment in more than 100 million entertainment and consumer electronics products. He also serves as the company’s representative to the content security industry standards bodies and consortia, including AACS, DVD CCA, HANA,4C Entity, and SDMI and has spoken at numerous conferences and tradeshows, including CES, NAB, Digital Hollywood, Kagan Summit, AES and IEEE.

Prior to joining Verance, Dr. Winograd was engaged in research and development in the areas of digital signal processing and technical computing and he co-authored expansion packs for Matlab from The Mathworks and Mathematica from Wolfram Research. Dr. Winograd holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Peter Anaman, Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs

November 8, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Peter Anaman, Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs 

Peter Anaman
Digital Anti-Piracy Program Manager
Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies

November 8, 2012 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off on Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies 

Mathew Gilliat-Smith
Founder and President
Fortium Technologies

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