Brad Hunt, Digital Media Directions

October 11, 2013 · Posted in Advisory Board · Comments Off 

Hunt_BradBrad Hunt
President
Digital Media Directions

Brad Hunt is President of Digital Media Directions and a digital media consultant working with clients in the consumer electronics, computer, television, and motion picture industries. His consulting has involved work in digital rights management, online content distribution, content fingerprinting & watermarking, high-definition DVD managed copying, PCTV, home media servers, digital mobile TV broadcasting, and 3-D home video.

Previous to Digital media Directions, Brad was the EVP & Chief Technology Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America. At the MPAA, he worked closely with the six major studios on content protection and anti-piracy initiatives and policymaking. Prior to the MPAA, he held the position of President & CEO of Cintel Inc., a manufacturer of digital film post-production hardware and software. Prior to Cintel, he was the SVP of Technology for All Post Inc., a Los Angeles based video post house where he established one of the first DVD authoring and MPEG compression facilities in the U.S. He also had a long career at the Eastman Kodak Company where he held jobs in research & development, marketing, international sales, and strategic planning and was responsible for launching Kodak’s Digital Motion Imaging Division.

Mr. Hunt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from the William E. Simon Graduate Business School at the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Aaron Kornblum, Microsoft

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Kornblum_AaronAaron Kornblum
Senior Director, Security Policy, Interactive Entertainment Business
Microsoft

Aaron E. Kornblum leads worldwide security policy and enforcement, including anti-piracy and family safety strategies, across the XBOX, XBOX Live, and Games for Windows divisions – the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) – at Microsoft Corporation. Before joining IEB, Aaron was a senior attorney on Microsoft’s global Internet Safety Enforcement Team, targeting Internet cybercriminals, and advised on Internet domain name strategies across the company.
Aaron served on active duty as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at F.E. Warren AFB, in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Area Defense Counsel at Incirlik Air Base, Republic of Turkey, from 1996 to 2001. In 1998, he received the American Bar Association’s Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Distinguished Service Award for his work as Legal Assistance Program Director at F.E. Warren AFB.

Following his military service, Aaron entered private practice in Seattle focusing on complex civil litigation and bankruptcy until joining Microsoft in 2004.

Aaron graduated from Princeton University with a degree in politics on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, and earned his J.D. at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. Selected as a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics in 2008, 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.

James Dunkelberger, Microsoft

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James Dunkelberger
General Manager, Worldwide Product Release & Security Services
Microsoft

James Dunkelberger is currently the General Manager of Microsoft’s world-wide Product Release and Security Services team which is responsible for many aspects of Microsoft’s IP protection strategy. He has worked at Microsoft for the last 15 years holding roles in Operations Management, IT, and Product Development. For the last seven years he has been working in various aspects of product security including physical protection of IP both internal to the company and in the supply chain, anti-counterfeiting technologies and strategies, product quality controls, and product activation investigations/enforcement.

Richard Atkinson, Adobe

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Richard Atkinson
Corporate Director, Global Piracy-Conversion Team
Adobe

Broadly recognized as one of the industry experts in the field of Anti-Piracy, Richard Atkinson, Corporate Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy, is responsible for Adobe’s overall strategic response to piracy and ability to compete against piracy. This involves leading broad strategic integration of anti-piracy aspects directly into the business decision process, including contribution to policy, legislation, enforcement, and product elements, as well.

Mr. Atkinson brings a wealth of experience to the role, having been at Disney for 12 years and built their worldwide anti-piracy program, as well as CIO and CTO roles, including being a Disney “Imagineer,” responsible for infusing emerging technologies into Disney’s world-renowned theme parks and cruise ships.

Bob Eicholz, Deluxe

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Bob Eicholz
Senior Vice President of IT Architecture & Security
Deluxe

In charge of global IT Architecture and Security, working with 60+ acquired business units to develop and implement media and entertainment initiatives and to provide industry-leading security and content protection. Chairman of global IT Architecture Board and Worlwide Security Council.

Raj Samtani, Industry Consultant

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Raj Samtani
Industry Consultant

Ben Stanbury, The Walt Disney Studios

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Ben Stanbury
Senior Manager, Content & IP Protection
The Walt Disney Studios

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