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2011 List of Speakers


Eric Bruno

Eric J. Bruno
Vice President, Product Management
Verizon Telecom

David Grubb III, Motorola Mobility

David Grubb III
Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences
Motorola Mobility

Glenn Lurie, AT&T

Glenn Lurie
President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets

John Penney - Starz

John B. Penney
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Starz, LLC


Glenn Adler, Director Bus. Devt & Sales, AwoX, Inc.

Ramzi Ammari, VP Product and Program Manager, UEIC

Peter Ansel, VP of Business Development, Clearleap

Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager for the Logitech Digital Home Group, Logitech

Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK.NET

Timo Bauer, SVP & GM Americas, NewBay Software

Marc Beckwitt, Vice President, MediaNavi Strategic Partnerships, Technology Business Group, Technicolor

David Bercovich, VP, Business Development, North America, AlertMe

Daniel Blackburn, Vice President, Mobile, LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company

Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates

Josh Brister, Market Segment Manager- Residential, Schneider Electric

Paul Brody, Global Industry Leader, Electronics, IBM Corp.

Gary Brotman, Head of Marketing for Qualcomm Global Market Development, Qualcomm Labs

Eric J. Bruno, Vice President, Product Management, Verizon Telecom

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

Vikas Butaney, Senior Director, Video Technology Group, Cisco

Nick Chakalos, President, Catch Media, Inc.

Jay Chambers, VP, Chief Architect for Cable, Office of the CTO, BigBand Networks

Sandeep Chivukula, Senior Manager, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics

Michael Clegg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Business, NETGEAR

Aine Denari, Director of Strategy, Ingersoll Rand

Jim Denney, VP & GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Christopher Dow, VP, Architecture, Rovi Corporation

James Field, Director of Technology, New Initiatives, NDS

Jaime Fink, Senior Vice President of Technology, Pace

John Fisher, CTO & CSA, Troppus Software; Vice President, Product & Technology, EchoStar Technologies

Martin Flusberg, CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics

David L. Foote, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Jean-Georges Fritsch, General Manager, Executive Vice President of Products, Minerva Networks

Jim Funk, VP, Business Development, Roku

Andy Germano, Vice Chairman, Femto Forum

John Gildred, President, SyncTV

Oliver Goh, CEO, Shaspa Research Ltd.

Wynn Grubbs, VP, Business Development, PlumChoice

Tim Hadley, Director, Corporate Communications, Omnifone

Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff

Geoff Hollingworth, Head of IP Services Strategy, Region North America, Ericsson

Mike Holstein, VP, Advanced Solutons & Emerging Technology, ViewSonic Corporation

Ben Huang, Worldwide Director of Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Mediaroom

Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.

Keith Jack, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Media Processor Business Group, Sigma Designs

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Dr. Martin Kienzle, Electronics Industry Leader, IBM Research

Jonathan Klinger, Vice President Marketing, Honeywell Security & Communications, Honeywell

Art Lancaster, Chief Technology Officer, Affinegy

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband

Will Law, Principal Architect, Media Cloud Engineering, Akamai

Luigi Lenguito, WorldWide Services Marketing - Consumer & Small/Medium Business, Dell

Bismarck Lepe, President of Products and Co-founder, Ooyala

Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Hillcrest Labs

Russell MacAdam, Director of Product Development, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Joel Marshall, Executive Vice President, Steelhead

Michele McGarry, VP, Business Development, ThinkAnalytics

Alan Messer, Member of the Board of Directors, DLNA

Tom Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Verimatrix

Vickie Nauman, Vice President, North America, 7digital

Keith O’Neill, CEO, L4 Media

Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Verimatrix

Derrick Oien, CEO, chumby

Val Ornoy, VP Strategy and Business Development, Funambol

José Piñero, Senior Director, Xbox LIVE, Microsoft

Dale Pistilli, VP of Marketing, Branded Products, Western Digital

Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations

David Price, MPEGIF VP, MPEG Industry Forum; Head of Business Development, Ericsson

Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures

Paddy Rao, VP, Product Management, Sling Media representing EchoStar

Ronald Renjilian, Consultant, Firstsource

Dave Rothenberg, WW Marketing Manager, Movea Inc.

Mike Rudolph, CMO, SugarSync, Inc.

Chris Saito, Vice President of Marketing Digital Delivery Group, Technicolor

Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc.

Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, Yahoo!

Bill Scheffler, Senior Director of North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance, Sigma Designs

Peter Schwartz, Senior Director, Product Management, VIZIO

Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo

Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation

Sandy Shanman, Senior Vice President, Integrated Media Solution Sales, Limelight Networks

Steve Shapiro, Group Director, Product Management, ADT

Ohad Shvueli, VP Sales and Marketing, PrimeSense

Jeff Siegel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi

Hank Skorny, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, RealNetworks

Shawn Sires, Vice President and Founder, AirKast

Jordan Socran, Senior Director of Global Sales and Business Development, Radialpoint

Bill Stanley, Executive Director, Telcordia

Philippe Steinmetz, Director Home and Content, North America, Orange

Robert Stepanian, Ph.D., CEO, NexStep, Inc.

David Stevenson, VP & GM Motive Product Division, Alcatel-Lucent

Dean Takahashi, Digital Media Lead Writer, VentureBeat

Jamison Tilsner, Business Development and Evangelist, Kantar Video

Roger Towne, Senior Product Planner, Samsung Electronics

Steve Tranter, VP of Interactive and Broadband, NDS

Nick Troiano, President, BlackArrow

Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing and Content Relations, ActiveVideo Networks

Kenneth Wacks, Member, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy

Fred Wang, General Partner, Trinity Ventures

Stephen White, Senior Vice President, Product and Content Management, Gracenote

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, Nagra-Kudelski


Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, eMeter

Nathan Patrick, Senior Product Manager, Motorola Mobility

Shirley Rouse, VP of Product Service and Innovation, Reliant Energy

Eric Saltzman, COO, EcoFactor, Inc.

Karen Williams, Consumer Research and Ideation Manager, Home Energy, GE Lighting & Appliances


Farhan Abid, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research, Parks Associates

Laura Allen Phillips, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

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2010 List of Speakers


Joe Ambeault

Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon
Video Interview

Scott Birnbaum

Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Business
Video Interview

Wilfred Martis

Wilfred Martis, General Manager, Retail CE, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation
Video Interview

Mitch Singer

Mitch Singer, CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment; President, DECE
Video Interview


Cedric Arnaud-Battandier, VP, Strategy & Corporate Development, Technicolor

Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK.NET

David Barclay, Director Energy Management, OpenPeak

Scott Barkley, Vice President, Products, Jasper Wireless

Anthony Bay, CEO, MOD Systems

David Bercovich, Vice President of Business Development, AlertMe

Savinay Berry, Vice President, Granite Ventures

Gilles BianRosa, CEO, Vuze, Inc.

Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates

Jeff Bonin, Vice President of Business Development, Alticast

Kris Bowring, Senior Director, Emerging Business, Best Buy

Cathy Bradley, Global Lead, Customer Contact Business Process Outsourcing Services,  Accenture - Video Interview

Paul Brody, Global Lead, IBM Electronics Industry Strategy Practice, IBM Global Business Services

William C. Brown, Assoc. VP Technology and GM, Service Provider Business Unit, North America, D-Link - Video Interview

Mike Buckingham, Director of Marketing, SmartLabs, Inc.

Thomas Carpenter, VP Operations and Digital Chief of Staff, Epix

Susan Cashen, Vice President Marketing, Control4

David Chechelashvili, Head of Gaming and Retail, XpanD, Inc

Alfredo Choperena, President, SimpleHomeNet

Matthew Choy, Marketing Director, Rsupport Inc.

Albert Chu, Vice President, Marketing and Alliances, ACCESS Systems Americas

Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Matt DiMaria, EVP & GM, Sonic Solutions (Roxio)

Gary Ellison, Chief Security Architect, Intertrust Technologies, representing Marlin

Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi-Fi Alliance

Jim Feuille, General Partner, Crosslink Capital

Martin Flusberg, CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics

Paul Fulton, General Manager, Prosumer Business Unit, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dwight Gibson, VP & GM Connected Home Solutions, Ingersoll Rand

Alexandre Giess, Head of Digital Home - Group Marketing North America, Orange/France Telecom Group

Alex Glass, Vice President, Global Operations, thePlatform

Wynn Grubbs, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, PlumChoice, Inc.

Todd Hinders, Senior Vice President, ExtendMedia

Scott Hublou, Co-Founder, SVP of Products, EcoFactor

Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.

Ronald Jacoby, Senior Director and Chief Architect, Connected TV, Yahoo! - Video Interview

Kanaan Jemili, Vice President of Product Management, DivX, Inc.

Michael Kostainsek, Senior Partner, Account Director, MEC (WPP’s Group M)

Douglas Light, Sr. Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Widevine

Steve Linke, Associate Director Consumer Electronics, Verizon Wireless - Open Development - Video Interview

James Lopez, General Manager, Digital Video Surveillance, Logitech

Ajay Luthra, Senior Director of Advanced Technology, Motorola

Tony Masterson, COO, CTO and Co-founder, Zenverge

Letha McLaren, Vice President of Energy Products, iControl Networks

Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems - Video Interview

Andy Melder, Vice President Business Development, Gigle Networks - Video Interview

Frank Mona III, Executive Director, Sales Execution, Consumer Home Services, AT&T

Kevin Morgan, CTO, Arxan Technologies, Inc.

Malachy Moynihan, VP, Video Strategy, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Richard Nesin, Executive Director, HomePNA Alliance

Robert O'Dell, President/CEO, SecurityCoverage, Inc.

Nathan Ota, Solutions Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Solutions, Trilliant

Sean Parham, Executive Vice President & CMO, 2Wire, Inc.

Nash Parker, Director of Emerging Technology & Media, Alcatel-Lucent

Tony Perucca, Senior Director, comScore, Inc.

Tom Pollard, Director of Product Management, Verimatrix Inc.

Drake Pruitt, SVP Business Development, Ascent Media Group

Yaron Raz, Director of Video Solutions Marketing, BigBand Networks

Terri Richardson, Business Integration Manager, Navic at Microsoft

Anthony Rodio, COO, Support.com - Video Interview

Daniel Scheinman, SVP & GM, Cisco Media Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, PacketVideo (PV) - Video Interview

Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation - Video Interview

Gene Sheridan, CEO, BridgeCo, Inc.

Charley Shoemaker, Director, Product Management, Nielsen Online, The Nielsen Company

Howard Simons, Director of Sales Research, West Division, Comcast Spotlight

Melissa Simpler, CEO, Affinegy

Peter Smyth, CEO, RedMere - Video Interview

Kurt Stammberger, Vice President Marketing, Mocana

Mark Studness, Director E-Commerce, Verizon

Dean Takahashi, Digital Media Lead Writer, VentureBeat

Jim Theberge, Product Management Director, Rovi Corporation

Steve Tranter, VP Interactive and Broadband, NDS

Daren Tsui, CEO, mSpot, Inc

Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing, ActiveVideo Networks

Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Member, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy

Ian Walsh, VP Business Development, ProVision Communications - Video Interview

Nate Williams, CMO, 4Home

Ken Wirt, Vice President Consumer Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc. - Video Interview

Tom Woods, VP, User Experience, Rovi Corporation

Mark W. Young, Vice President, Strategy & BD, Mobile, Comcast Interactive Media

Dan Ziegler, Regional Director, Latens Systems


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