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Chairman

David Lipsey

Conference Chair

David Lipsey is a well-known industry founder and contributor to DAM projects. He has 20 years of experience in the diversified media and entertainment sectors, including newspapers, trade, education and technical publishing, magazines, commercial printing, syndication services, cable, broadcast and studio work. He is widely known as an innovative thought ...

Keynote Speakers

Nick Felder

Global Group Director, Film and Music Production | The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Felder is an award winning producer of television commercials and short format content with more than 20 years experience. He’s currently Global Group Director of Film and Music Production for the Coca-Cola Company. Prior to that he was EVP, Head of Production at Lowe Worldwide in New ...

Thomas Stilling

VP, Global Enterprise Operations | 20th Century Fox

Thomas is a transformation and operations leader driving strategy and process improvements for an evolving digital supply chain. Overseeing planning and licensing management activities for transactional digital media as part of Fox’s Enterprise Operations team, he works to turns insights into new operational strategies and streamlined business practices. A strong ...

Speakers

Christina Aguilera

Studio Technology | Asset Management | Walt Disney Studios

Christina Aguilera has spent 10 years in the Asset Management industry leading teams to develop global strategies and implement world-class solutions. Her passion shows through in delivering solutions with exceptional user experiences. She is dedicated to advocating and growing the opportunities for women in our field. Being a member of ...

Graham Allan

EVP, Operations & Consulting | KlarisIP

Graham Allan has spent over 20 years in digital media and entertainment technology, leading DAM, metadata and file-based transformation for several top M&E companies from strategy & business case development to product/partner selection, systems deployment and organizational design/development. 15 of those years were spent driving DAM and infrastructure software initiatives ...

Tracy Askam

Senior Director of Global Strategic Accounts | MediaBeacon

Tracy Askam brings 11 years of experience in the DAM industry assisting global organizations in adopting broader views of their assets. She is currently the Global Director of Strategic Accounts at MediaBeacon, Inc. Her passion and enthusiasm help organizations understand that DAM is critical to developing a solid digital foundation. ...

Chris Barkoozis

Director of Content Management Services | Allied Vaughn

Chris Barkoozis oversees the operations for content management services at Allied Vaughn. He has 18 years of experience managing media projects related to DAM and holds a Masters degree in Program & Project Management from the University of Michigan. ...

Holly Boerner

Senior Manager | Optimity Advisors

Holly Boerner is a Senior Manager with Optimity Advisors, where she advises on Information Management and Digital Asset Management initiatives. She has almost 15 years of experience working in Digital Asset Management, Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, holding positions at Grey New York, American Express Publishing, J. Crew, Martha Stewart ...

Bonnie Bowes

Senior Digital Asset Manager | Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Bonnie is a self described data geek driven to bring order from chaos to all things digital. Bonnie started her career as a library technician at the National Gallery of Art Library archiving exhibitions by hand and processing acquisitions. She found the library and archival world to be a good ...

Mindi Bridges

Founder/Principal Consultant | M Creative Solutions, LLC

Mindi Bridges has been leading innovative and successful cross-channel marketing programs for global organizations for over seventeen years. She is passionate about creating high-quality brand experiences and using her expertise to help bring great ideas to life. After fourteen years working internally for companies like Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch and ...

Kevin Brucato

VP, Creative Operations | Prudential

Kevin is VP, Creative Operations for Prudential Advertising. He began his 20 plus years of experience as Studio Manager at Bozell Advertising where he later went on to pioneer one of the first agency in-house prepress facilities. While serving as Director of Creative Services at Lowe in 2004 he created ...

Kathleen Cameron

Digital Archivist | Nest

Kathleen Cameron started her career at the Bettmann Archive in the pre-digital era quickly adapting as digital technologies became available. After spending 11 years in academia managing a wide variety of digital initiatives from complex digitization to planning for a systemwide deployment of an asset management solution, Kathleen has returned ...

Jennifer Candelario

Head of IT | Droga5

Jennifer Candelario is the Head of IT at Droga5, an award-winning creative agency in New York. Starting her career 20 years ago, pulling film for a print shop in Brooklyn, before moving on to manage studios in advertising. Ten years ago she joined the then startup Droga5 as employee number ...

Rich Carroll

Technical Consultant | IO Integration, Inc.

Richard Carroll has nearly 20 years experience in the creative technology industry. Mr. Carroll has embraced the challenges inherent in this constantly evolving and highly competitive field by mastering the languages spoken in the technology, creative, and corporate offices – and serving as interpreter. His expertise spans print and web ...

Liana Cave

Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management | Hilton

Liana Cave, Associate Manager Digital Assets, KFC Global, Yum! Brands received her Bachelor of Science in Photography from Texas A&M Commerce. She has worked with digital asset management (DAM) in the creative arts and marketing industries for more than 15 years. When she first began working with digital asset management ...

Bob Carlson

Head of Digital Asset Management | GoPro

Bob Carlson joined GoPro in 2015 as the Head of Digital Asset Management to help grow the capabilities of their ambitious Entertainment division. Over the last 20 years, Bob's experience in the television and media landscape has evolved from traditional programming and production for Broadcast & Cable to developing ...

Byron Chapman

Media Fulfillment Manager | PGA TOUR Entertainment

Byron joined PGA TOUR’s MAM team in 2012 where he manages the day-to-day operations of the media archive and media fulfillment team. In early 2016 he helped lead a team that transitioned from Vizrt’s Ardome to Vizrt’s Viz One MAM system to make the TOUR’s archive more dynamic and a ...

Jon Christian

Founding Partner | OnPrem Solution Partners

Jon Christian is a Founding Partner for OnPrem Solution Partners. Based on his extensive experience with innovation technologies, Digital Asset Management (DAM), TV Everywhere, and Digital Supply Chain engagements for enterprise, global companies, Jon is recognized as one of the premier digital thought leaders in the industry. Jon has led ...

Kristen Cook

Associate Director of Print Production, Marketing Creative Services | ESPN Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Kristen Cook leads the project management team within ESPN Sales & Marketing Creative Services, overseeing creative workflow of print, digital and TV assets. Over the years, she has played an integral role in developing brand asset management processes, and is now leading a team of stakeholders towards a DAM implementation. ...

Mark Davey

President, DAM Foundation, CEO, IQequity Ltd | Consulting Analyst, Real Story Group

Mark Davey, CEO at IQequity, President and Founder of the DAM Foundation. The DAM Foundation, a not for profit organization, strives to create a global community of standards and best practices for Digital Asset Management. @digitalassetman ...

John A. DeMarco

Manager - Digital Marketing Operations | 3M

John DeMarco started his career as a film photographer, but his inner nerd compelled him to invest in the first version of Adobe Photoshop and then hired by 3M, create the first fully digital photography studio in the Midwest. He rapidly filled his first DAM, a steel cabinet overflowing with ...

Sharon Dovas

Digital Assets & Infrastructure Archivist | Pixar Animation Studios

Sharon Dovas is responsible for the preservation and accessibility of art, document, email and calendar assets related to the film production process and Pixar’s history. She works closely with the studio’s production and technical teams to ensure that in-house DAM systems are built and used in ways that ensure longterm ...

Jen Duerksen

Associate Director, Creative Operations | Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Jen Duerksen is a marketing and creative operations professional with a passion for thoughtful brands, good processes and a deep curiosity about what motivates the people behind them. She is hooked on the challenges of planning and executing ideas that go way beyond what is expected, especially when budgets are ...

Lynn Fero

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs Administration, Rights Management & Library Acquisitions | CBS Television Distribution

Lynn Fero is an industry veteran with 34 years' experience in business affairs and rights management in the entertainment industry working at Viacom Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and currently CBS Television Distribution as Sr. Vice President, Business Affairs Administration, Rights Management and head of Library Acquisitions. ...

Carin Forman

Director, Digital Photo Services | Home Box Office, Inc.

Carin has more than twenty five years experience in digital asset management, information technology, broadcast, media, entertainment, international and marketing using DAM technology and workflows. Having started her career at CNN in London, she moved back to the United States to join Discovery Communications in 1990. There she ...

Christopher Frenning

CEO | FotoWare a.s

Christopher is the CEO of FotoWare.With more than 10 years of experience in the DAM industry, and special competence in newspaper and magazine publishing and high-volume photo workflows, Christopher and his team is working hard to provide beautiful user interfaces, mobile access and helping customers have fun while producing high ...

Kevin Gepford

Associate Director, Creative Operations | DirecTV

Kevin Gepford has spent two decades in the creative departments of some of the top names in television entertainment — DirecTV, Comedy Central, SYFY, USA Network, and MTV. At DirecTV he manages the pipeline of digital graphics produced across multiple offices for web, mobile, social media, and set-top-box. He holds ...

Kendall Ginsbach

Manager, Media Systems | Pac-12 Networks

Kendall began his career in Paris, France, working on the production team for Endemol France, before joining Orange Sport to participate in the launch and development of their premium sports networks.

In 2012, Kendall moved to San Francisco to take part in the launch of the Pac-12 Networks. Since then, ...

John Horodyski

Partner | Optimity Advisors

John Horodyski is a Partner with Optimity Advisors with executive management strategy experience in Information Management including Digital Asset Management (DAM), Metadata and Taxonomy design, Content Management, Information Governance, Rights Management, and Brand strategy. John has provided strategic direction and consulting for a variety of Fortune 100 and 500 clients ...

Kyle Hufford

Director of Digital Asset Management | Monster Energy

Kyle Hufford (Digital Kyle) is a branding focused technologist and digital media enthusiast in Southern California. He currently works at Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) based in Corona, CA. He is leading the company in transforming their Digital Asset Management strategy and leadership.

Hufford grew up on the island of Maui, ...

Ed Klaris

Founding Partner | KlarisIP

Edward Klaris is a senior executive and attorney in the media and entertainment business with more than 20 years of experience. He is the founder and principal at Klaris IP, a boutique intellectual property, media and entertainment firm, counseling clients on legal, business and technology issues in traditional and digital ...

Cyndie Lalic

Manager | Optimity Advisors

Leveraging her creative background, project management experience, and operations expertise, Cyndie has over 5 years experience in DAM at a range of clients. She has leveraged her experiences at global licensing clients, major multinational studios and advertising agencies to create DAMs that bring together business and creative minds under one ...

Jason Lambert

Executive Director of Content Licensing & Metadata Services | Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jason Lambert is Executive Director of Content Licensing and Metadata Services at Sony Pictures Entertainment. In his role, he is responsible for business development, content acquisition, and operations for the studio’s film clip, still image, and stock footage licensing business. In addition, he leads the in-house metadata services team charged ...

Charles Leatherberry

Design Asset Specialist | Walt Disney Imagineering

Charles Leatherberry manages several of Walt Disney Imagineering’s large asset collections, covering current projects and 60+ years of archived projects. He has been at the forefront of transitioning collections from legacy physical vaults to digital asset management for over 15 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from the ...

Mark Leslie

Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management | adidas

Mark joined SLD in 2003 as Production Art Manager, where he introduced automated processes for art and document creation to the company. With over 20 years of Design and Production Art leadership, he was well suited for the business lead role in their recent transition to a self-hosted DAM solution ...

Ken Madsen

Co-founder | Diadeis GSG

Ken Madsen is one of the co-founders of Diadeis GSG. With over 25 years of experience in production agency space, Mr. Madsen is responsible for global business strategy, marketing, and process technology developments. Being an entrepreneur, Ken has led the implementation strategy and process, winning large scale and Production-AOR assignments ...

Ian McNemar

Project Manager and Process Analyst | GoPro

Ian McNemar is a Project Manager and Process Analyst on GoPro's DAM team in San Mateo, CA. Ian has 7 year’s experience in the DAM world and has developed DAM systems and strategy at eCommerce companies and marketing agencies. At GoPro, he is focusing on project flow of the very ...

John Motz

CTO | GrayMeta

John Motz is a product and development leader that believes in empowering teams to make decisions fast based on customer/market research. Before GrayMeta, John led the data platform teams for financial services technology at Intuit, building the platform that powered Quicken, Mint, Quickbooks and Turbo Tax, including multiple patents in ...

Paul Nicholson

SVP Production & Technology | Showtime Networks Inc.

As Senior Vice President, Production & Technology for SHOWTIME NETWORKS INC., Paul Nicholson oversees two distinct production disciplines. On the print side, Nicholson oversees Showtime’s production and project management, print buying, pre-press studio & retouching services departments. On the broadcast side he manages Showtime’s RED POST audio/video facility, the network’s ...

Tim Pashuysen

Co-founder and CSO | STYLELABS

As the co-founder of STYLELABS, Tim is a seasoned DAM & PIM expert with over 10 years of experience in designing and building enterprise marketing platforms. Tim has a focus on the strategic and process consultancy of marketing operations. With a Master of Science in Engineering: Architecture and a previous ...

Vipul Patel

Manager, Enterprise Strategic Programs | Disney

Vipul Patel has over 10 years of experience working with business and technology in various capacities. He has helped develop technology strategy and implemented across various divisions at Disney. His passion shows through combining various disciplines and bringing out the synergy across them. Vipul is currently the product owner for ...

Sandeep Prasad A.K

North America Sales Lead- assetSERV Platform | Cognizant assetSERV

Sandeep has worked/consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies over the last 12 years of experience and has played a variety of roles (Sales, Consulting, Marketing, Project Management) during this period.

He has been with Cognizant for the last 6 years and in his current role, he leads the sales efforts ...

Theresa Regli

DAM Industry Analyst & Consultant | Chief Strategy Officer, KlarisIP

Theresa Regli is a marketing and branding technology analyst, strategist, author and market watcher with 20 years of IT industry experience. As principal and managing partner with Real Story Group, she acts as a vehement anti-hype technology skeptic and buyer's advocate, ensuring organizations don't make poor technology choices, or over-spend ...

Charmayne Robson

Senior Project Manager | Experian Consumer Services

I have been in the Advertising industry for 20+ years. I have worked for J. Walter Thompson, Jacobs and Gerber, Admarketing Inc. and LaAgencia de Orci functioning in various traffic and broadcast talent positions. After several years of working on the Agency side, I decided to make a change ...

Seema Sairam

Digital Asset Manager | Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Seema is a new information science professional who holds an MLIS from San Jose State University’s School of Information. Her interests in technology, information architecture as well as preservation of digital resources led to her current work as a Digital Asset Manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment America where she assists ...

Anne Samoyedny

Senior Manager, Marketing Services | PepsiCo North America Beverages

Anne started her career at PepsiCo as a college student working in the PR department. Throughout her more than 25 years of experience in PepsiCo’s marketing organization, the need for solid management of brand assets has not really changed but the tools and technology to accomplish it has advanced. Anne’s ...

John Shaw

Vice President of Publishing Technologies | SAGE Publishing

John Shaw is Vice President of Publishing Technologies at SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content. John is a 20-year veteran in the publishing industry. During his tenure, John has held management roles in Journals Production, Composition, and Abstracting and Indexing. He is currently ...

Evan Shore

Vice President/Creative Systems Manager | Arnold Worldwide

Evan Shore is Vice President/Creative Systems Manager at Boston ad agency Arnold Worldwide (a division of Havas), who’s clients include Carnival Cruise Lines, Jack Daniels, CenturyLink Progressive Insurance and more. Evan provides technology support for the Creative Department and oversees the Digital Asset Management group. Most recently he helped implement ...

Nina Smith

Senior Manager, Digital Archive | Warner Bros. Content Management & Distribution Technology

Nina joined Warner Bros. in 2000 and worked on one of the company’s largest DAM initiatives, the Media Asset Retrieval System, for the Pictures International Group. Her tenure at Warner Bros. has spanned several different divisions. At each, Nina has enjoyed success at transitioning groups from traditional mediums to digital ...

Tom Stratton

Manager, Digital Assets and Metadata Management / Content Management and Distribution | Warner Bros.

Tom Stratton is engaged with strategy for digital asset and metadata management within the Content Management and Distribution department of Warner Bros. As big data analytics and changing consumption patterns provide new opportunities for Media and Entertainment companies there are new challenges for asset and metadata handling. Tom is helping ...

Amy Strickland

Senior Director, Marketing & Creative Operations | Sam’s Club

With over 20 years of in-house and agency-side marketing and creative operations experience, Amy prides herself on having a deep understanding of the eccentricities unique to businesses of and for creatives. Currently, Amy is the Director of Creative Operations for SamsClub.com, a division of the world’s largest retailer. Previously, she ...

Eric Toth

Head of L.A. Studio Operations | Oath: A Verizon Company

Eric Toth has been an early innovator in the digital/internet media space, contributing to almost 100 web-based programs for over 15 years. Eric helped grow Yahoo’s then fledgling post production operation into a large scale, bi-costal, 24-hour media operation producing award winning content for marketing, branded, and editorial initiatives. ...

Ranjith Kumaran

CEO | Hightail

In his role as COO at Hightail, Mike has revenue responsibility across all customer-facing functions, including sales, marketing and customer success. Previously, Mike was VP of marketing at hi5, one of the world’s largest social networking sites (sold to Tagged) and VP of product management at Epiphany, a leading provider ...

Stefanie Turner

Digital Content Specialist | Allied Vaughn

Stefanie is employed with Allied Vaughn Media Solutions and is helping to launch a Digital Asset Management Program for Monster Energy Company in California. She also developed an inventory of architectural documents, curated badly damaged drawings, and determined preservation options for General Motors in Michigan. Stefanie has a Masters in ...

Juliana Vail

Head of International Production | Farfetch

Juliana currently works as the Head of International Production at Farfetch, overseeing the production and delivery of thousands of assets every week. With a background in photography she understands the challenges and constraints of the creative process and has directed her career towards improving the creative process to balance team ...

Debbie Vengco

Marketing Manager | Fairplex, home of the LA County Fair

Debbie Vengco, Marketing Manager of Fairplex received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Cal Poly Pomona. For more than 15 years, Debbie has worked with digital asset management (DAM) in the creative and marketing industries. When she first began in the industry, she utilized Microsoft Project, Excel, ...

Layna White

Head of Collections Information and Access | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Layna White is Head of Collections Information and Access at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where her department works interdepartmentally to develop the museum’s digital records towards maximizing access and sharing for staff and public benefit. The department manages the museum’s collection and digital asset management systems; photographs ...

Jeff Yaroslow

Global MAM Director | 72andSunny

Jeff Yaroslow is the MAM Director at 72andSunny, where he is responsible for the configuration, systems architecture, deployment strategy, maintenance, and user training of its global MAM solution. Prior to 72, he worked as the Director of Production Workflows for XPlatform Consulting (XPC), a systems integration and technology consulting ...

JR Yasgur

Vice President, Advanced Media Planning & Management | Universal Music Group (UMG)

JR Yasgur is the Vice President, Advanced Media Planning & Management at Universal Music Group (UMG). Ms. Yasgur is responsible for intellectual property (IP) model, data, & rights strategy and operations for video content creation, discovery, and monetization. Prior to UMG, Ms. Yasgur oversaw Global Data Strategy & Operations at ...

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