Gavin Tweedie, Signiant

September 20, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Gavin Tweedie
Technical Sales Manager
Signiant

As the Technical Sales Manager for Signiant, Gavin is responsible for Signiant Technical Solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, Gavin has enabled many organisations to make the transition from tape to file-based broadcast operations through the adoption of highly-efficient digital supply chains.

In addition to implementing digital supply chains within organisations during his time at Signiant, Gavin has built a community of dozens of companies who have securely connected their digital media supply chains together. Membership of this community includes: The BBC, Disney, Fox, NBC Universal, BT, Media Broadcast, ProSiebenSat1, DU, MNET, Swiss Television, Technicolor, Deluxe, Discovery Channel, BSKYB, Turner Broadcast, Loft London, Hogarth WW and Chellomedia.

Gavin is a veteran of sixteen years in the Enterprise Software industry. Prior to his time at Signiant, Gavin led European Technical Operations for three start-up software companies in the storage, networking and process automation markets. Each of these ventures were snapped up within a few short years by Sun Microsystems, IBM Tivoli and Hewlett Packard, respectively.

Steve Armstrong, Logically Secure

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Steve Armstrong
Managing Director
Logically Secure


Steve started working in the security arena in 1994 whilst serving in the UK Royal Air Force. He specialized in the technical aspects of IT security from 1997 onward, and before retiring from active duty, he led the RAF’s penetration and TEMPEST testing teams. He founded Logically Secure in 2006 to provide specialist security advice to UK Government departments, defence contractors, the online video gaming industry, and both music and film labels worldwide.

Steve has worked on a wide variety of media projects including most recently a lead role in the implementation team responsible for drafting the latest version of the CDSA Digital Security Standard. Working with the principle directors of the content delivery storage association, Electronic Arts and NBC Universal Film the implementation team developed an ISO based audit and certification security standard now being adopted across a wide cross section of the Media Industry.

Other relevant recent consultancy roles within media include testing and risk assessment on bespoke client operating platforms. Steve has over the past five years fulfilled a number of internal IT security risk assessments on behalf of the EMI and Universal Music Group content protection departments across a broad cross section of the digital supply chain. Examples of audits carried out include SAVVIS, SONY DADC, Deluxe amongst others. Steve has also assisted with other media supply chain projects including NAGRA and Research in Motion.

Steve drafted the Compliance Testing elements of the UK Defence Manual of Security; outside Government he contributed to the latest release of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and wrote the SME targeted Certified Digital Security (CDS) standard. Still very much hands on, he performs Penetration Testing, Wireless Hacking and Incident Response for Logically Secure’s clients as well as teaching several courses for SANS in the EMEA territory.

Sean Catlett, Betfair

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Sean Catlett
Director of Security
Betfair

Sean is the Director of Security for Betfair – protecting the world’s biggest online betting community and one of the fastest and most resilient trading platforms available on the internet. Sean joined Betfair from Barclays PLC where he was Global Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management for the Barclays Global Retail and Commercial bank. In that role he transformed the function by creating strategies and new capabilities in data loss prevention, information security and privacy incident response and security assessment programmes. Prior to joining Barclays Sean was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America leading their global Security Monitoring and Response team. Sean built a creative and innovative security R&D team which delivered millions of dollars in customer value year over year through detection of electronic fraud and attacks. Prior to financial services, he worked as the VP of Technology at Streamwaves, Inc. where he created a streaming music delivery system responsible for the world’s first legal delivery of on-demand subscription streamed music from all 5 major record labels. Sean graduated with honours from University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Fortium Technologies

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Mathew Gilliat-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Fortium Technologies

Mathew is the chief executive officer of Fortium Technologies. He has 25 years experience of working in the media industry. He cofounded Fortium in 1999 and has been responsible for establishing it as a respected provider of anti piracy software solutions to blue chip film and entertainment businesses. He works closely with studio anti piracy teams to develop customised solutions that secure disc and file based content during production and after release.

Before joining Fortium Mathew held senior management positions in leading publishing, print, logistics and new media companies including Haymarket Publishing and St Ives. He led two VC backed MBOs before forming Fortium. With his management team he has specialised in taking compelling new concepts to launch and building critical market share. He was responsible for the sale of Fortium ICA in 1998, its image analysis subsidiary, which is now owned by Symantec Corporation. Having built up Patronus as a brand for protecting Academy award screeners he is currently focussing on a range of file based security publishing solutions that protect content while enhancing accessibility.

Patrick Gruter, The Walt Disney Company

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Patrick Gruter
Vice President of Global Policy
The Walt Disney Company

Patrick Gruter is VP Global Policy for The Walt Disney Company and has represented Disney at EU level for a decade from Brussels.

Patrick’s EU policy work has included the major intellectual property issues of the digital age as well as media regulation, privacy, and consumer protection, again in particular for the online environment. He has also been involved with a number of media competition cases at EU level.

Prior to joining Disney, Patrick worked for the international recording industry association IFPI on major Internet legislation and he has also managed law approximation projects during EU Accession.

Tom Moran, Savvis

September 19, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Tom Moran
Senior Director, Media and Entertainment
Savvis


Tom Moran joined Savvis Communications Inc. when they acquired the commercial business of Eagan, MN based WAM!NET Inc. in 2003. Having served as Director of the Media and Entertainment division of WAM!NET from 2001 through 2004, Moran was promoted to Senior Director of the Media Services division of Savvis in January 2005. He is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, as well as sales and market development for the WAM!NET Service Portfolio at Savvis (SVVS).

Moran helped lead the successful restructuring of Cybernet Systems Inc. of Minneapolis, MN from hardware sales into professional services and training for its media industry customers, ultimately leading to the acquisition of Cybernet by WAM!NET in 2001. While leading the Media and Entertainment business unit at WAM!NET Moran was responsible for establishing a unique domain expertise that led to the implementation of a number of ground-breaking content management and distribution projects, serving customers such as Universal Music Group, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, EMI and Technicolor, and many other marquee names in the Media Industry.

Moran is the primary architect of business-to-business systems that are now the industry standard practice for production and distribution of media content electronically as opposed to the more costly, risky and time-consuming processes associated with handling physical media. This success led to his appointment to the Executive Governing Board of Directors for the Global Society for Asset Management in 2003 as well as a number of other industry accolades. Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the Content Delivery and Storage Association (CDSA) and the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) as well as being the chairman of the Digital Supply Chain Committee of MESA.

WAM!NET’s Media and Entertainment business unit was the fastest growing and most profitable division of the Company under Moran’s management. By providing leadership for an industry-wide transformation of the way both packaged goods and on-line media products are produced and distributed, WAM!NET offers solutions that enable media companies to shave weeks off production schedules, get products to market faster and reduce the impact of content piracy.

Prior to entering the technology business, Moran was a successful artist, freelance photographer and media producer. He worked in Minneapolis, New York and London for major magazines, newspapers, film, and music production companies during his seven years as a freelancer. Moran studied Journalism and Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1992. He founded the highly regarded international artists collective “Otaku” in London in 1992.

Alex Terpstra, Civolution

September 1, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Alex Terpstra
Chief Executive Officer
Civolution

Alex Terpstra led the creation of Civolution as a spin out from Philips in 2008 and subsequently executed two acquisitions for Civolution – Teletrax in 2008 and Thomson STS in 2009.

After initially working in the television content production industry, Alex built his professional career further at Philips. From the early 1990s Alex was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting and held various managerial positions in project and product management, sales, marketing and business development. In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of Philips’ conditional access business CryptoWorks. In January 2007 Alex was appointed CEO of the Philips Content Identification with the assignment to accelerate its growth, which led to the spin-out as a standalone company Civolution 2008. He is a frequent speaker in his role as an industry thought-leader at key global events.

Paul Chesney, Universal Pictures International Entertainment

August 4, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Paul Chesney
Vice President International Operations
Universal Pictures International Entertainment

Paul Chesney commenced his career in the Home Entertainment Industry in 1983 at Warner Home Video, where he managed UK Operations for nearly 9 years. He then moved onto Disney in a European capacity, managing and planning the operational release of 9 of the Industry’s top 10 titles, with BVHE driving the retail sector as the business moved from VHS to DVD format. In addition, Paul was actively involved in initiatives such as launching the Disney Interactive business, along with rebranding and positioning the Disney audio business within the UK retail arena.  Paul also chaired the BVA sub-committee responsible for determining the future format of the DVD box as Amaray.

More recently, Paul undertook the role of Managing Director of Technicolor in the UK before moving into Business Development at Independent Music Industry Supplier Disctronics where he developed their UK DVD business to over 15% market share before they sold to Deluxe Media Services. At Deluxe, Paul eventually took on the mantle of SVP Sales and Marketing Worldwide before leaving Home Entertainment and joining Digital Cinema leaders Arts Alliance Media where he was responsible for developing theatrical digital content business and launching an ‘Alternative Content’ operation which involved acquiring and bringing live and recorded events to digital cinemas Worldwide across the Opera, Music and special interest genres.

Paul rejoined the Home Entertainment arena in March 2009 at Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) as VP International Operations, with a remit to efficiently manage and secure the supply-chain for all territories outside of the USA and Canada.

Lavinia Carey, British Video Association

December 8, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Lavinia Carey
Director General
British Video Association

Director General of the BVA since 1993, with responsibilities for parliamentary affairs, industry and external relations, co-ordinating the association’s market research and charitable activities.

Chair of the Alliance Against IP Theft since 1998, which campaigns for legislative reform to enable IP rights owners to protect and promote their rights in the interests of British industry and employment.

Set up the Industry Trust for IP Awareness in 2004, whose remit is to improve public awareness of and respect for the value of copyright. Since October 2007 chairs Respect For Film, a steering group running the industry anti-piracy pilot project in the UK.

Spencer Mott, Electronic Arts

November 8, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Spencer Mott
Chief Information Security Officer
Electronic Arts

As CISO of Electronic Arts, the worlds largest games software developer, Spencer leads a global team of security specialists in 4 organizational pillars; Information Security, Data Compliance, Risk Management Services and Security Operations.

Employment antecedents in corporate and IT security, law enforcement, media copyright and IP compliance.
25 years experience in the Security Industry in both public and private sector roles. Prior to EA, served 15 years in specialist departments of the the Metropolitan Police and 5 years as Operations Director running the UK’s Motion Picture Assocaition affiliated Anti Piracy body called ‘FACT’.

He has special interest and extertise in Global Business Development, M&A, outsourcing and extended enterprise risk mitigation plans. Having worked in UK, Geneva – Swtizerland and now in the Bay Area, Spencer travels extensively.

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