Wednesday, October 22nd

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track II: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room

Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Anupam Gupta, EVP, Cloud Services, Vubiquity

Greg Willis, ‎Partner, Application Innovation Services, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Michael Jeffrey, Vice President Engineering, Peel

Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies

Brian Miller, Director of Business Development for Branded Products, Western Digital

Ty Roberts, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group, Moderator

entertainment issues on CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” “Entertainment Tonight,” Starz, The Hollywood Reporter and the G4 network’s “Attack of the Show,” where he has been a frequent guest. Arnold also was the executive producer of The  Home Entertainment Summit, a key annual gathering of studio executives and other industry leaders, and has given speeches and presentations at a variety of other events, including Home Media Expo and the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy.


Anupam Gupta, EVP, Cloud Services, Vubiquity: As Executive Vice President of Cloud Services, Anupam leads all aspects of Vubiquity’s cloud-based business. He brings over 15 years of product leadership and general management experience, having launched and grown successful cloud-based services in the Consumer Internet, Digital Media and Digital Marketing ecosystems. Prior to joining Vubiquity, Anupam was part of the founding team of Mixpo and directed the vision, strategy and execution as CEO from 2007 to 2013. Under his leadership, Mixpo built the industry’s most comprehensive platform to enable interactive video advertising across multiple screens, and grew to become a profitable growth-stage company with a world-class team. Mixpo was recognized as one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes in 2013 and 2014, and was also recognized on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list for 2013. Before Mixpo, Anupam spent eight years at Microsoft in product management and product marketing teams for global online services: instant messaging, mobile, premium services, blogging/social networking, voice-over-IP and broadband/dialup internet access. He helped scale customer bases and revenue to hundreds of millions worldwide. Anupam holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India and a MBA from Cornell University.


Gregory T. Willis, Client Sales Executive, Communications, Media & Entertainment, HP Enterprise Services: Media & Entertainment Executive who leverages expertise in operations management, IT, business development, sales, distribution, digital media, ad sales, and marketing to improve revenue, profit, and shareholder value. Strong work ethic, vision, and competitive nature. Media & Entertainment expert. 25 plus years of experience in the cable, broadcast, satellite, and broadband. Strong contacts in Media & Entertainment. Successful track record in growing revenue and EBITDA while working for leading media and technology company's including HBO, Food Network, The Box Music Network, Liberty Media, MTV Networks, Interactive Video Technology, PanAmSat, WheelsTV, Ascent Media Group, and HP.


Michael Jeffrey, Vice President Engineering, Peel:  Michael brings to Peel more than 15 years of product development leadership experience. Prior to Peel,  Michael was the VP & GM, ACR Advertising Products and VP of Mobile and Video Development at Gracenote where he played a key role in the company’s technology strategy. Prior to Gracenote, Michael held leadership positions at mFou


Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies, is an accomplished analyst with nearly 20 years’ experience providing critical market intelligence and strategic direction to executives navigating an increasingly complex, connected world. Michael Goodman provides clients with strategic insight on the evolution of digital media for the Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies Service (DMS), which assists companies in adapting to the changes occurring in the distribution, consumption and monetization of video, music, and games. Key areas of research include OTT video, video games, advertising, and digital music.  Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Goodman founded Nexus Research Group, a research and consulting firm focused on the intersection of technology, media, and communications. Prior to that, Goodman was VP, Global Research Operations at Kantar Retail, where he managed retail analysts across multiple practice areas including Food, Drug, Mass, Value Discounters, Home Improvement and Digital. Goodman also, served as Senior Director, Research & Analytics at Mercury Media where he provided strategic vision, planning, and actionable recommendations for all areas of performance-based advertising. Prior to Mercury Media, Goodman spent nine years at the Yankee Group and held several positions at Nielsen Media Research (now known as The Nielsen Company).  Goodman holds a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from Boston University.


Ty Roberts, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Ty is tasked with developing long-term strategy and identifying new areas of growth for Gracenote. Ty co-founded Gracenote when his company ION merged with CDDB in the late 1990s. Prior to Gracenote, Ty produced the industry’s first interactive music experiences on CD for artists like Brian Eno and David Bowie. Connected to practically everyone in the business, from labels and artists to technologists, Ty is a frequent speaker at music and TV industry conferences and events.


Brian Miller, Director of Business Development, Western Digital: Brian runs business development for Western Digital's consumer business unit and leads partnership and content relationship activities for the WD TV product family as well as the market leading My Passport and My Book storage products. Brian came to Western Digital through the acquisition of Senvid and its MioNet remote access and sharing software where he was VP Marketing. Brian's software as a service and cloud expertise comes from his role as Vice President for Product Marketing and Professional Services at Noosh, a market leading software as a service solution. Additional senior management experience was gained at Ipsilon Networks as the GM for Asia Pacific and at Nokia which acquired Ipsilon for over $100M. Brian was also a marketing leader in the early days of videoconferencing and has a significant strategic background developed at Bain and Company. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford.


Rick Doherty, co-founder and Director, The Envisioneering Group: a two-decade old Seaford, NY Technology Assessment and Market Research Corporation. Before that, for thirteen years, Doherty was the Senior Technology Writer for Electronic Engineering Times, where he remains a guest columnist. Doherty is an electro-physicist who has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents in computing, communications, medical electronics, high performance tooling and consumer electronics industry sectors along with dozens of international patents. During Doherty's 32 year career he has been Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, an engineer for Data General Corp., Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., founder and President of Optronic Labs and since 1983, co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. There, he directs laboratory testing of technologies, products and services, oversees publication of the Envisioneering Newsletter, market research reports and provides senior executive counsel on market development and intellectual property protection, portfolio management and licensing opportunities. Doherty's prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. Doherty is a 31 year member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is active with its Biomedical Engineering, Solid State Circuits Society , Consumer Electronics Society, Broadcast Engineering, Magnetic Technology Society, Technology & Social Policy and other I.E.E.E. societies. This is his eleventh year as a planning director for the International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Doherty is also a member of the Society for Information Display, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and many other technology & professional business industry associations. In addition, Doherty has been a co-chair of, and presently sits on several cross industry standards associations and technical working groups, spanning consumer digital electronics, communications, digital media and computing architecture definition groups. He is called upon by the industry to organize and chair panels at trade conferences and technical symposia more than a dozen times each year. Amongst his many industry awards, Doherty has been cited by the International Television Association for his many years of technology coverage of digital video design and engineering trends, and is the writer most cited by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment for detailed features on the evolution of America's Digital TV system. Doherty also assisted Dr. Richard Feynman, NASA and Congressional researchers in the Shuttle Challenger accident investigation at the Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center and many NASA contractor sites. In 2003, Doherty was nominated to and accepted a multi-year position on the Presidential Medal of Technology Award Selection Committee, reporting to the White House and Department of Commerce. Acting as an independent resource on the impact of digital and internet technologies on the consumer, society and business, Doherty is quoted frequently for his opinions on new technologies by CNN, CNBC, Fox News and by numerous American and international industry trade and daily business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday and the San Jose Mercury News. Doherty is married and resides in Seaford, NY with his wife and two daughters.


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Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine: Thomas K. Arnold is considered one of the leading home entertainment journalists in the country. He is publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine, the home entertainment industry’s weekly trade publication. He also contributes home entertainment analysis news features and weekly home entertainment sales and rental updates to Variety. He has talked about home