Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room

Internet TV Technology - Defining the Connected TV, Tablet & Smartphone Interactive Consumer Experience

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

Mark Jeffery, Sr Director, Technical Strategy – Mediacom Group Function Technology, Ericsson

Rhodes Mason, President, Internet Video Archive

Jim Monroe, co-founder and SVP of Programming, Net2TV

Bruce Lancaster, Vice President and General Manager of Harmony and New Ventures, Logitech

Matt Smith, VP of Product Line Management, Concurrent

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator


Officer, which includes Metiom, MetaMatrix, Exchange Applications and Digital Harbor. Chris has been on the Board of Directors of all of these companies. Chris has worked with some of the top names in technology. At Forstmann Little he worked with Erskine Bowles, former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton; while at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he worked with Ray Lane, Managing Partner; and for 20 years has worked with Charles Wang, founder of Computer Associates. Chris' relationship with Charles Wang, and Computer Associates' former Chief Technology Officer, Nancy Li, created an opportunity to form NeuLion, where he is responsible for the strategy and execution of the company's marketplace efforts. The world is changing as it relates to digital media. Content owners have more leverage than ever as they move to IP based distribution. NeuLion has become a leader in creating new experiences for consumers with a fantastic array of interactive services delivered over the internet. Chris has been a frequent speaker at conferences, tradeshows, and industry events. Specialties include: sales and marketing, competitive analysis, financing, franchising, mergers and acquisition.


Mark Jeffery, Senior Director, Technical Strategy – Mediacom, Ericsson: Mark Jeffery plays a key role in driving video strategies that will enable consumers to have ubiquitous access to any content, anytime, from any device, from anywhere. Mark has over 15 years experience in video delivery over both managed and unmanaged networks, with companies that include Alcatel-Lucent, ActiveVideo, Terayon, Kasenna and Silicon Graphics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Remote Sensing from University of California, Santa Barbara.


Jim Monroe, co-founder and SVP of Programming, Net2TV: has spent the last 25 years of his career collaboratively driving the evolution of television through innovations in audience research, programming, operations, marketing and technology. Monroe joined the launch team at Net2TV in early 2012, after 14 years with NBC Universal at the network in Burbank and at the company’s San Francisco Bay Area television station. While at the NBC Network, he played a critical role in a groundbreaking project to understand cultural differences across the U.S. and created a regional marketing strategy to account for those differences. As vice president of programming and creative services for NBC’s Local Media Division, Monroe developed programming and led marketing and new business development in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also oversaw marketing for the NBC stations in Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego and developed the video programming strategy and technical infrastructure for “NBC Everywhere,” the company’s digital out-of-home programming and advertising business. Between stints with NBC, Monroe was the executive producer at TiVo. He joined the company during its start-up phase, developing original programming, interactive TV advertising products and promotional features. He founded the company’s research business and developed the DVR industry’s !rst interactive TV program, ”TiVo Takes.” He began his career as a producer of government training !lms, a musician and a local-market public radio newscaster. Monroe has won many professional awards (including several for marketing and advertising) and regional Emmy awards. He studied television and !lm at the University of Utah.


Rhodes Mason, President, Internet Video Archive - the entertainment industry's leading distributor of online previews for movies, TV, games, and music videos. Mason oversees all of IVA's new client acquisition as well as supervising all client retention programs. He has been with IVA for over three years, initially as a sales representative, and most recently as Director of Business Development. His background is in sales and marketing with previous stints at major ad agencies. He also has experience in the music industry, having booked clubs before going on to work at several record labels. He was the founder and President of Nuclear Blast Records. Mason is a Philadelphia native, with a BA in Communications from Temple University.


Matt Smith: Vice President, Product Line Management, Concurrent: Matt Smith, Vice President of Product Line Management for Concurrent, is responsible for defining strategy and implementing the successful go-to-market process for all video and media data products.  Mr. Smith has managed the multi-screen video analytics solution at Concurrent for the last five years.  During his tenure with Concurrent, Mr. Smith has successfully implemented multi-screen data analytics solutions for multiple Top US and International video service providers, helping them leverage big data solutions and analytics to understand Live TV and VOD ad campaign performance and audience viewership.  Recent customer projects have included the use of interactive data visualizations to analyze and manage performance of targeted TV ad campaigns based on combinations of variables in big data sets (such as cable network, market, location, day/week, time) based on target customer demographics, including multi-screen VOD and linear/broadcast cross-promotions. Mr. Smith has more than 18 years of experience in the software technology market and video service provider industries.  He has played a key role in developing the company’s unified video solutions and multi-screen video analytics strategy, and implementing new business models for deployment of Concurrent’s solutions around the globe.


David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC, working at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology and focused on bringing new innovative ways for people to enjoy and experience content.  David brings many years of experience in business, law and policy issues facing the entertainment, new media, CE and IT industries.  Among other activities, David is a Senior Advisor to Gibson Brands (parent company of such iconic brands as Gibson Guitar, Baldwin, Onkyo, Philips Home Entertainment and TEAC); Co-founder and Chairman of Sir Groovy (an award-winning solution for creating enhanced search metadata for musical recordings); Co-Chairman of Golden Shores Enterprises (a marketing and advertising technology firm that utilizes point of sale consumer data to deliver hyper-local digital advertising and lifestyle content across multiple digital platforms); and Chairman of Moonrider (an interactive advertising and content generation company whose platform is used to create engaging “magnetic” HTML5 and iOS experiences for tablets, smartphones, and other interactive devices).  David also serves as a member of the CEO Advisory Board of The Silverfern Group (a merchant bank specializing in buy-side M&A opportunities) and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of FIGHTER Interactive (a transmedia strategy and marketing services company for celebrities and brands).  In recent years, David has served as an Advisor to The SingTel Group (Asia’s leading provider of telecom, data and media services in 25 countries); as a Senior Advisor to Motorola Mobility; as Chairman of EZMO (one of the early cloud-based music social network and storage locker services operating in Europe); as Executive Vice President of Gotuit Media (a leading provider of premium metadata based video tools – since acquired by TiVO via Digitalsmiths); and as an Advisor to others in the content and technology industries.  Earlier in his career, David co-founded and served as Chairman and Co-CEO of Verance (the preeminent audio watermark technology provider used by the motion picture, music, CE and IT industries to protect, manage, and monitor the use of audio and audiovisual content); was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America; was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Wiley & Rein; served as Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office; and as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School, and at the Communications Law Institute of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic University).

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion: Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion: Chris has been a driving force in the technology industry for over 20 years and has worked closely with executives from many major corporations and entrepreneurs who have relied on technology to support the growth of their businesses. His current position as Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion targets the revolution currently underway as the television and internet video industries converge. Chris has held numerous executive positions in the technology sector. Over the last seven years the growth of internet television on computers, tablets, mobile, and internet connected devices, has given Chris an opportunity to work closely with the largest brands in the sports and entertainment industry; the NFL, NHL, UFC, NBA, Rainbow Media, Dish Network and many others. He has also worked with several private equity and venture capital firms as their Chief Executive