Ted Harrington, Independent Security Evaluators

November 26, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Ted Harrington - ISETed Harrington
Executive Partner
Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington drives thought leadership initiatives for ISE, the Baltimore-based cyber-threat mitigation and solutions entity widely recognized for its groundbreaking research and enterprise consulting practice. Harrington holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from Georgetown University, which he applies to drive ISE’s proprietary threat modeling. Where many security experts are satisfied with understanding the attack, Harrington advocates progressive modeling by understanding the attacker. A strong grasp of the adversarial methodology determines the most effective security mitigations.

Thomas Peistrup, Tantalo & Adler

November 26, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Thomas-PeistrupThomas Peistrup
Attorney-at-Law
Tantalo & Adler

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.

Mary Yurkovic, MESA

November 25, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

mary yurkcovicMary Yurkovic
Director, Content Strategy Council
MESA


Mary Yurkovic is a technology strategy consultant who is also working with the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance on building a Content Strategy Advisory Council. Additionally she is working on a start-up APP VidLasso. She brings more than 15 years of experience from the publishing, entertainment and technology sector. She has worked in a range of different roles, from creative to technical. Ms. Yurkovic has been responsible for providing efficient and effective technical solutions for major media companies, and her deep understanding of technology, content, and digital workflows serves as the foundation for implementing successful solutions. She continues to bring her expertise from the Digital Asset Management space by developing and promoting efficient use of practical technologies and strategies for the management of digital media. She is a strong advocate for the end-users, keeping them informed and educated. Utilizing her leadership skills and acting as a liaison between management, working groups and technology, she has helped companies extend their brand to the digital space worldwide.

Mark Lobel, PwC

November 25, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Mark Lobel - PwCMark Lobel
Partner (Principal)
PwC

Mark has over 28 years business experience, with the first 8 in the Entertainment and Media industry and then, after his MBA, with PwC. He is an internationally recognized Cyber security and IT controls professional with deep experience designing, implementing, benchmarking, and assessing organizational security strategies and technologies including Cyber security and Identity Management solutions. He is a Partner Leader for PCI services in the USA and the global PwC subject matter specialist on security benchmarking. Mark’s work at PwC has primarily focused on the Entertainment, Media, Communications and Financial Services industries but has cross industry security experience. Mark is a sought after speaker on these and other topics by various media outlets including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and for various industry events including PCI SSC Community meetings, CSO Perspectives, The Microsoft CSO Summit, the MIS Training Institute events, The Information Security Forum (ISF) Congress and Chapter meetings, CSI, SHARE, ISSA, IBM Training, Vanguard, ISACA and others. Since 1998 Mark has fielded PwC’ yearly Global Security Survey with CIO and CSO Magazines and been the lead agent for the North American Chapter of the Information Security Forum (ISF) since 1997. From 2005-2012, Mark was a member of the Security Management, Practices and Guidance and External Relations Committees for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and currently is on the Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon University’s CISO certification program.

Bala Venkat, Cenzic

November 24, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Venkat_BalaBala Venkat
Chief Marketing Officer
Cenzic


Bala joined Cenzic in 2012, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry leadership and executive management experience to his role with the company. As the Chief Marketing Officer, he oversees the marketing direction for Cenzic including strategy, branding,go-to-market programs, the cloud business and channels management.

Recognized as a visionary, Bala brings the unique talent to blend business, technology, and market trends into compelling value proposition. His career is marked with valuable contributions in the enterprise software, internet security, data center, mobility, analytics, and the cloud computing domain.

Most recently, Bala co-founded a mobility software company, successfully grew it from 5 to 100 + employees, and oversaw a successful acquisition by private investors. Prior to that, he championed marketing efforts to drive SAP AG into the SME segment. Before his career at SAP AG, he led the global sales and marketing at Trend Micro where he built the SMB business ground-up and grew it over 75% in a year. Bala also held solutions management, technical, sales, business development, branding, and marketing leadership roles at Sprint Wireless, Exodus Communications, and Procter & Gamble; and managed P & L for various business units delivering over $ 500 M in revenues. At Trend Micro and Sprint, he spearheaded the channel strategy, developed the VAR, OEM, SI, Affiliate, Private Label, and Distributor partnerships and doubled channel coverage rapidly.

Education

Bala earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Bombay, India, and Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.

Wesley Simpson,Turner Broadcasting System

November 22, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Wesley SimpsonWesley Simpson
Vice President, Media Asset Management
Turner Broadcasting System

Wesley Simpson is a VP with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., (TBS Inc.) working in the field of Media Asset Management since 2000. During that time, he has worked in the media and entertainment industry building solutions for the global media supply chain to deliver content digitally. Wesley partners with the various broadcast networks on creating and implementing file based digital library solutions around open technologies for the media production workflows from ingest to play-out to archive. Within the Turner organization, Wesley represents the initiatives on various working teams including content management, search, transport, metadata management, file-based workflows, storage initiatives, media standards, enterprise media services, planning and strategy.

Prior to joining Turner, Wesley has worked at Delta Air Lines, Bank of America and IBM managing and developing web based software for the airline and banking industries.

Ralph Echemendia, Red-E Digital

November 22, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Raplh Echemendia - Red-eDigitalRalph Echemendia, Ethical Hacker
Chief Executive Officer
Red-E Digital

Ralph Echemendia has been involved in the research and development of internationally recognized courseware and certifications as well as key security technologies currently powering some of the most powerful e-commerce sites on the Internet.

He often collaborates with other well-known industry professionals on many different areas of information security and has been a freelance technical editor for Pearson Education, EC Council, Jones & Bartlett and Cisco Press. Mr. Echemendia has appeared on KTLA, CNN, Fox News, Animal Planet, USA Today and Forbes magazine.

Mr. Echemendia has applied his knowledge and experience in digital security to the entertainment industry as Information Security Executive for Terremark Worldwide, which was acquired in early 2011 by Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ).

For over 20 years, he has conducted secure infrastructure deployments, security audits and penetration tests, managed numerous technology teams and budgets as well as consulted for multiple organizations around the world, including the United Nations, various hospitals and financial institutions. Over the last 10 years he has written and delivered training on Hacking and other information security topics to the US Marines Corps, NASA, Army, Navy, SPAWAR, Bristol Meyer Squibb, Google, Oracle, AMEX, Boeing, Intel, Microsoft, Symantec and IBM.

Mr. Echemendia has handled some of the largest breaches and cases in the entertainment industry and has successfully provided corporations and law enforcement the necessary evidence to prosecute. Recently he has joined forces with some Hollywood’s most influential names to address operational security, intellectual property and piracy issues.

Jean-Michel Masson, Civolution

November 22, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Jean-Michel Masson - CivolutionJean-Michel Masson
Senior Vice President Watermarking Solutions
Civolution

Jean-Michel is managing R&D and Operations for Civolution watermarking products. Prior to his current position, he was general manager of the Thomson STS business unit, which was acquired by Civolution in July 2009. Jean-Michel has been in the broadcast industry since the beginning of his career, with a focus since the late 90’s on watermarking technologies and associated markets. He founded Nextamp in 2002, a company funded by VCs to develop and commercialize watermarking solutions. He joined Thomson in 2005, as Nextamp was acquired and consolidated in the Thomson STS business unit.

Ted Johnson, Variety

November 21, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

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Senior Editor
Variety

Francisco Artes, NSS Labs

November 18, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

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Chief Technology Architect
NSS Labs

Chief Technology Architect Francisco Artes is a recognized information security executive who has helped form many of the best practices for securing intellectual property within the computer gaming, motion picture, and television industries. Mr. Artes is also known for his work on cybercrime, hacking, and forensic security with various federal, state and local government organizations as well as law enforcement agencies such as the US Dept. of Homeland Security, FBI, Texas Rangers, and US Marshals.

Prior to joining NSS Labs, Mr. Artes served as Vice President, Chief Architect / Content Protection for Trace3, and as Vice President, Security Worldwide for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. Mr Artes has presented on six of the seven continents and serves on several boards.

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