Tuesday, October 21st

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track III: Salon II

Maximizing Content Value - From Video to Entertainment and Information - Metadata, Content Farms, Syndication, Behavioral Search & Subscription

Eric Harrison, President, Nimia

Adam Sexton, General Manager, Baseline

Tyler Winton, Sr. Director, Client Services, Digitalsmiths

Straith Schreder, Director of Brand Marketing, BitTorrent

Tim Mahlman, Co-Founder, Vidible

Daren Gill, Product VP, Advanced Search & Recommendations, Rovi

Art Chang, Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Partners, LLC, Moderator

Eric Harrison, President, Nimia; Eric worked for United States Department of Defense as a Nuclear Engineer. He managed nuclear plant testing and directed critical reactor plant operations. Eric also worked for the United States Peace Corps as a Water and Sanitation Engineer near the border of El Salvador and Honduras.  He later built a successful wholesale and online coffee company called Eco Café that imports coffee from the same rural villagers that Eric worked with to build clean water systems. Eric graduated from University of Washington School of Law in June 2012. While at law school Eric was the President of the Business Law Association, President of the International Law Society, Board Member of the TechLaw Society, and Member of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.


Adam Sexton, General Manager, Baseline: Adam is general manager of Baseline, recently acquired by Gracenote, where he oversees all functions of the business including finance, product strategy, content, business development and sales. In his role, Adam is responsible for driving both domestic and international growth and widespread adoption of Baseline’s The Studio System and Syndication products.  Prior to joining Gracenote, Adam served as general manager of WatchON, Samsung's converged multi-screen video discovery service.  He has extensive experience in digital media and held senior positions at leading global media companies including BMG Entertainment (Bertelsmann), Macrovision (now Rovi), EMI and Arista.


Tyler Winton, Vice President of Client Services, Digitalsmiths: As Vice President of Client Services, Tyler Winton is passionate about delivering meaningful solutions and excellent service to content producers, programmers and distributors. Tyler boasts more than 12 years of experience in consulting, product development, project management and account management, and has worked across multiple verticals including media and entertainment, mobility/telecommunications, information technology and health care. Prior to Digitalsmiths, Tyler led the program management office at Motricity, a leading mobile content solutions provider, where he spearheaded commerce and portal solutions for AT&T, Alltel, Sprint and others, and received the Excellence in Customer Relations award in 2007. Tyler holds a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.


Art Chang, founder and CEO, Tipping Point: It's hard to believe that I've spent 25 years with emerging growth companies, especially the past 10 years in the New York City venture capital community. I founded Tipping Point Partners in 2005 to bring my experience as an entrepreneur and investor to helping other entrepreneurs find and realize their next big idea. We especially like companies that have figured out that data captures and empowers the connection between people and the stuff they are passionate about. Tipping Point Partners works for startup companies and new divisions of established companies, generally as hands-on management and board members and occasionally as investor. In 2008, I helped start Cookstr.com, where I serve in the lead finance and operations role, in addition to my responsibilities at the Tipping Point companies. I worked on about $1.5 billion in private investment and M&A transactions, including enterprise software, grid computing, interactive television, power generation, biotech, real estate private equity, and legal services. I admit to being addict to the speed/punishment of the startup life, I was a founder or manager in eight start-ups, including e-commerce, television, online music and real estate and spent six years in government. I started my career in architecture, ending with the architect I.M. Pei. One of my favorite jobs was waiting tables in college. I volunteer as an advisor to the Catherine B. Reynolds Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship at New York University, served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Public Library Foundation and spent 8 years on the Board of Safe Horizon. I also interview undergraduate applicants to Yale University. I received my MBA from New York University and my BA from Yale in women's studies with an art history concentration. I'm a licensed securities broker, securities principal and financial operations principal. I live in Brooklyn with my wife, Allison Thrush, a private equity professional, and my two fun-loving boys. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia.


Tim Mahlman, Co-Founder, Vidible; The co-founder of Vidible, Tim has more than 17 years of digital experience as an investor, advisor and leader with start-up companies, working and living across Asia, Europe and the Unites States. Prior to Vidible, Tim served as the Vice President of the Network Sales at Yahoo! and was an Entrepreneur in Residence with Greycroft Ventures, advising portfolio companies such as Klout, Livefyre, elicit and Collective. TIm has held exectuive positions with Cliqnow )aquired by 24/7 Real Media) Winstar (aquired by Interep), BlueLithium (ac-quired by Yahoo!) and Turn.



Day Two - SuperSession Day

Daren Gill, Product VP, Advanced Search & Recommendations, Rovi:  Daren Gill joins Rovi through the recent acquisition of Veveo, and serves as product VP, Advanced Search & Recommendations. Daren was formerly the chief product officer for Veveo where he was responsible for the roadmap and development of Veveo’s search, recommendations and conversation products across TV, mobile and connected devices. Daren has 20 years of media and entertainment experience, and over 10 years focused on personalization and recommendations across entertainment media. Daren served as SVP of New Product Development at ChoiceStream and was instrumental in the design of personalization features in products for Apple, AOL, and Yahoo! Daren began his career as an attorney focused on entertainment law, but left private practice to co-found the Hear Music record label, which was later acquired by Starbucks. He is a frequent industry speaker on the subject of personalization, search and content discovery.