Matt Bogaard, DreamWorks Animation

November 26, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Matt BogaardMatt Bogaard
Global Security Consultant
DreamWorks Animation

Matt Bogaard is CEO of Bogaard Group International LLC (“BGI”), a global security consulting firm.

He has over twenty years’ experience in government and the private sector, in crisis management, disaster planning and response, business continuity, intellectual property protection, workplace violence prevention, high-risk travel security, real estate risk assessments, security systems design, special event planning, and investigations. His consulting covers clients in entertainment, video gaming, financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries around the globe in a variety of locations.

Prior to founding BGI, Matt was Head of Corporate Security at DreamWorks Animation SKG. In this entertainment-technology environment, he oversaw security initiatives worldwide. Before his appointment at DreamWorks, Matt spent fifteen years in law enforcement in a variety of assignments including investigations, recruiting, training, media relations, and community outreach. As a detective, he investigated kidnappings for ransom and highly complex financial fraud, among others.

Matt planned and coordinated for visits at DreamWorks of President Barack Obama in 2013 and Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2012. He has coordinated security for major sporting events at Staples Center, the USC Galen Center, London’s Wembley Arena, the Zenith in Paris, and the Seattle Convention Center. He continues to work collaboratively with major movie studios in content protection and global, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programs.

He is a Certified Business Continuity Planning Professional and an Infrastructure Liaison Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He earned an MA in public administration at the University of Southern California, and a BA in sociology at the University of Michigan. He is completing a Ph.D. from USC, with an emphasis on how emerging technology is changing the face of corporate security. Matt is adjunct faculty at USC, and in 2013, he was named to the Security 500 list as a Top Security Leader.

Steve Cronan, 5th Kind

November 25, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Steve Cronan 5th KindSteve Cronan
Chief Executive Officer
5th Kind

Steve Cronan, Founder and CEO of 5th Kind, is the creator of CORE, the digital asset management and collaborative workflow solution developed to meet the challenges faced by feature film production in the digital age. Beginning with a concept in 2001 on the Matrix sequels, and steadily advancing the product over the last decade, Steve has pioneered the field of real-time production and studio workflow management.

Steve has grown 5th Kind’s platform to serve clients throughout the motion picture industry, including Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Legendary Pictures, and has provided asset management solutions for over 40 blockbuster features. 5th Kind’s cutting edge approach to collaborative workflow has allowed the company to expand its servicesto other industries with installations at Nissan and Toyota.

In 2012, Steve Cronan was honored with the prestigious DAMMY OF THE YEAR, recognizing his pioneering efforts within the field of digital asset management. Steve enjoys discovering new ways to automate workflows through ongoing industry initiatives and in collaboration with production and studio clients.

Elisha Lawrence, ABS-CBN International

November 25, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Elisha Lawrence, ABS-CBN CroppedElisha Lawrence
Associate Vice President, Global Anti-Piracy & Content Security
ABS-CBN International

Elisha Lawrence is currently AVP of Global Anti-Piracy & Content Security for ABS-CBN International. ABS-CBN produces hundreds of daily television shows, news shows and films for its numerous television stations and for international distribution to the Filipino community living in over 100 countries. Elisha has over 25 years of experience as in-house Intellectual Property counsel creating and implementing anti-piracy/anti-counterfeiting strategies to mitigate risk and significantly increase sales in the US and globally for leading Fortune 500 organizations such as Levi Strauss, Twentieth Century Fox and Adobe Systems.

She also has experience prosecuting criminal cases as a District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles. Elisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA.

Ian Hamilton, Signiant

November 25, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Ian Hamilton, SigniantIan Hamilton
Chief Technology Officer
Signiant

Ian Hamilton has been an innovator and entrepreneur in Internetworking infrastructure and applications for more than 20 years. As a founding member of Signiant, he has led the development of innovative software solutions to address the challenges of fast, secure content distribution over the public Internet and private intranets for many of the media and entertainment industries’ largest companies. Prior to Signiant, Ian was Chairman and Vice President of Product Development at ISOTRO Network Management. He was responsible for launching ISOTRO’s software business unit and created the NetID product suite before the company was successfully acquired by Bay Networks. Ian held senior management positions at Bay Networks and subsequently Nortel Networks, from which Signiant emerged. Previously Ian was a Member of Scientific Staff at Bell Northern Research performing applied research and development in the areas of Internetworking and security.

Michael Rose, Ease

November 25, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Michael G. Rose, Ease Entertainment ServicesMichael Rose
Chief Executive Officer
Ease

Michael Rose, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ease, brings with him thirty years of general management, marketing, and media experience. He began his career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and subsequently was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, as well as an executive with the Times Mirror Corporation, where he served in a variety of posts, including Chief Executive Officer of Times Mirror Multimedia and VP – Consumer Marketing, the Los Angeles Times. Michael was also the Chief Operating Officer for GRB Entertainment, which produced 11 shows for Discovery and The Learning Channel during his tenure. Ease has 12 offices across the US and Canada.

Jane Sunderland, Lionsgate

November 24, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Jane Sunderland, whiteBULLETTJane Sunderland
Content Protection Strategist
Lionsgate

Peter Wallace, CDSA

November 21, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

PeterWallacePeter Wallace
Worldwide Director, Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs
CDSA

Erik Weaver, Entertainment Technology Center, USC

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Erik_Weaver_smErik Weaver
Project Cloud
ETC – Entertainment Technology Center, USC

Mr. Weaver’s background started in Beowulf based clusters in 2001, which transitioned into Grid computing and on to the origins of cloud. As CEO of digitalribbon he helped pioneer early rendering in the cloud for animation and special effects. Other projects included, leading the largest online gaming simulation for the “Rock Band” video game and working with CERN to developed HPC clouds used in Biomedical research.

James Dunkelberger, Microsoft

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

James Dunkelberger, MicrosoftJames Dunkelberger
Senior Director, Product Release & Security Services
Microsoft

Andrea Cunningham, Walt Disney Studios

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Andrea Cunningham, DisneyAndrea Cunningham
Director of Security
Walt Disney Studios

Andrea Cunningham is a Director of Security at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank. She has over 30 years of experience in the security industry with 20 of those years in the entertainment industry. Her current responsibilities are focused on all security operational requirements for the west coast region and corporate. This responsibility includes security coordination and support for ABC Media, Walt Disney Studios, Disney ToonStudios, Disney Animation and Lucasfilm productions. Additionally, Andrea is responsible for anti-piracy security efforts for all pre-release content in North America and development of anti-piracy standards and protocols internationally.

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