Thursday, October 23rd

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace

Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video - Communication and Commerce

Field Garthwaite, CEO, Iris.TV

Bee Ottinger, CEO, SnapCuts

Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer, NewTek, Inc

Alex LeMay, CEO, founder, and executive producer, New Velocity Media

Jon Skogmo, Chief Executive Officer, JukinMedia

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Influxis

Dave Lazar, Co-Founder & CEO, Stage TEN

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

ubiquitous visual language used in commercials and music videos. Previously, she founded cutting-edge Skylight Productions, acquired by Mad River Post, and was head of the National Avid User Group.


Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer, NewTek: Philip oversees the cultivation of strategic customer relationships across all markets and is the champion for NewTek corporate culture.  Nelson also leads NewTek's social media efforts. Beginning as a sales rep in 1998, Nelson has been promoted several times; first as central sales manager, then east coast sales manager, director of worldwide sales, vice president of sales and video marketing, SVP of Artist & Media Relations and finally Chief Relationship Officer, where he is a driving force in increasing sales and market share. Nelson has overseen numerous product launches, including  TriCaster™,  VT[4]™ (Video Toaster) and SpeedEDIT™. At NewTek, Nelson has forged successful relationships with the NBA, NFL, Disney, ESPN, Fox Sports, and MTV. Prior to joining NewTek, Nelson was an entrepreneur, focusing in video production, post production and ISP. Previous clients included Phil Robertson's Duck Commander, Tim McGraw, San Antonio Spurs, The Smithereens, MTV, Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific.


Alex LeMay is CEO, founder, and executive producer of New Velocity Media, a premier media group of entertainment and innovation studios that specialize in multi-platform content and the technologies that power it. LeMay himself represents the next generation of media producer. Over the last twenty years, he has built a successful and diverse career by understanding the needs of traditional storytelling, branded content, and the development of digital technology. As a storyteller, LeMay has produced and directed award-winning feature films and television broadcasts since 1993 under his production company, Taproot Productions, which includes helming the Mexico unit for the Academy Award-nominated film, Seabiscuit. Concurrently, LeMay as brand strategist provided commercial and interactive media for world-leading brands, such as Starbuck's, Johnson & Johnson, Harper Collins Publishing, 20th Television, and Universal Studios. In 2008, LeMay added 'tech developer' to his resume by co-founding DIGITAAL, an interactive agency that created, developed, and patented Blink Link™, an interactive media player. Recognizing the seismic shift in the direction of web media, LeMay melded together his unique mix of storytelling, branding, and technological expertise to form the multi-platform production company, The Shadow Gang, with business partner, Josh Lamb. The studio found success in 2011 with the groundbreaking 'GoBZRK' multi-platform experience, produced in partnership with bestselling author Michael Grant and Egmont Publishing UK, which landed an unprecedented major motion picture deal with Sony Pictures, producer-director Sam Raimi (Oz the Great and Powerful, Spider-Man, Evil Dead franchise) and executive producer Josh Donen (Oz the Great and Powerful, Starz's Spartacus, Netflix's House of Cards). The expansive digital landscape created for GoBZRK demanded an entirely new kind of content management system, so LeMay and company developed one: the GalahadTM Platform, a digital engagement engine that melds social networking, game mechanics, and story-driven analytics with an intuitive user interface and technical scalability. By 2013, burgeoning opportunities and interests lead LeMay and Lamb to house TSG under the umbrella of their newly-minted media group, New Velocity Media. At NVM, LeMay oversees the development of both multi-platform content and technology through subsidiaries The Shadow Gang (thriller entertainment), Limehouse Entertainment (unscripted properties), and Galahad (technology innovation). Currently, LeMay is busy promoting Multipop by Galahad, the studio's revolutionary new media player that helps broadcasters, content creators, and brands to create, socialize, and monetize their content.


Jon Skogmo, Chief Executive Officer, JukinMedia: Jonathan Skogmo started his career producing tv shows for cable networks, MTV, CMT, TruTV, and Discovery. He ventured out on his own to form Jukin Media in 2009. Jonathan has driven the company’s expansion as it has added TV production, digital publishing, rights management, and brand partnerships to its industry-leading media licensing business. Today Jukin is the worldwide leader in the discovery, acquisition, monetization, and distribution of user-generated video content. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video from Chicago’s Columbia College in 2005.


COLLIN LEE, VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING, INFLUXIS:  Collin currently serves as the Vice President, Marketing at Influxis, a premier creative streaming company that specializes in unique online projects, involving live interactive streaming, UGC (User-Generated Content), Web-based robotics, real-time creative collaboration and other cutting edge media technologies. They have worked with many major brands, such as Disney, Domino’s Pizza, Google, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Toyota, Warner Bros, Yamaha and others. He has 19 years of marketing and advertising experience, from managing multi-million dollar national advertising for an Asian automaker to launching new foreign brands in the U.S. market. With several partners, he also launched and managed a Korean American ad agency, working with international clients such as Kumho Tire. He also worked as an independent producer, representing various entertainment properties from Korea for the Hollywood market and spearheading co-production deals with such artists as Man of Action, the creators of Ben 10. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and Full-Scholarship M.S. in International Business from California International University.


Dave Lazar, Co-Founder & CEO, Stage TEN:  Dave Lazar is the co-founder and CEO of Stage TEN, a new platform to create professional, live interactive content using its virtual TV studio web app. Lazar has spent 14 years developing interactive platforms that have pushed the broadcast envelope. In addition to Stage TEN, Lazar has led development on an interactive platform for social viewing of films, built a multi-player Facebook game, and produced numerous digital brand extensions for the web and mobile devices.


Bill Newell, President, North South Studios, LLC: As a founding partner of North South Studios, Bill Newell brings more than 18 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to the company. Bill has been involved in production and multimedia from its early days and has had key roles in establishing many of the business processes that today are often taken for granted. Bill's areas of expertise include finance, technology, production, and operations. Bill's ability to increase productivity without sacrificing quality has been proven time and time again and is a key asset to the company. A longtime associate of his partner, Sarina Simon, Bill came to North South Studios from the Knowledge Kids Network where he served as Chief Operating Officer for five years. Bill co-founded the Knowledge Kids Network and was instrumental in defining its business objectives, operational processes, and company structure. His thorough planning and oversight launched the KidsEdge websites. This network of award-winning websites contained more than 250 games, thousands of articles, and had the capacity to support 3.5 million users. During his tenure at the Knowledge Kids Network, Bill also executive produced a 12 minute animated movie entitled, DotzWorld, which premiered on the AOL network and featured 25 original characters. Bill's insightful finance skills were invaluable to the company in its negotiations with AOL and other prominent partners. Prior to joining the Knowledge Kids Network, Bill was Vice President of Production for IXL Los Angeles, a NASDAQ listed Internet services company with more than $12 million in yearly revenue in the Los Angeles office alone. As VP of Production, Bill oversaw all aspects of production and provided sales support for IXL's west coast offices. Always prolific, he supervised and managed the design and implementation of over 100 projects including assignments for Polygram, Fox, Warner Brothers, NewsCorp, Baker and Taylor, Mazda, Kawasaki, Universal Studios, and Technicolor, among others. Making use of his extensive finance background, Bill brought financial discipline to his production team and productivity increased over 200% during his tenure at IXL. Before joining IXL, Bill was Vice President of Production for Digital Planet, an Internet services company that was later acquired by IXL. As VP of Production, Bill provided direct management of technical, production, and creative teams. He also oversaw all proposal submissions, bids, technical analyses, and creative treatments for media, technology, and consumer companies including Intel, Mattel, the US Postal Service, Disney Online and Allstate. Bill is also a veteran of the multimedia pioneering company, Philips Media, where he worked for four years as an Executive Producer, managing two in-house production groups. In this executive role, Bill directed a 35 member staff and produced six educational CD ROM products. He also directed the localization of numerous products for the Japanese, English, Swedish and American markets.



Thursday, October 23rd

Video, Social Media & Crowdfunding

Field Garthwaite, CEO, Iris.TV: Field has worked in digital distribution, data architecture,  and video monetization for over 8 years. Before IRIS.TV,  he worked in QA and Administrative Software Development  at Rubicon Project and HBO. He has experience in many  aspects of filmmaking including: post-production work on the Emmy winning documentary Girls on the Wall and distribution at Universal Pictures. He developed the core architecture  for Jukebox TV and successfully expanded the company to become IRIS.TV in 2012.


Bee Ottinger, CEO, SnapCuts: SnapCuts founder Bee Ottinger is a world renowned pioneer in editing. She invented modern video editing to music-quick cuts, jump cuts, visual effects, nonlinear montage-whose syntax is now the