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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 ...

Speakers

Graham Allan

AVP/Partner, Consulting | Cognizant

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. ...

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 ...

William Bealmear

Supervisor—Creative Media Group | Exelon

Bill leads the Creative Media group of Fortune 100 energy company Exelon, whose six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to the largest number of utility customers in the U.S. His unique background in digital media design and international documentary video production gives him extensive experience developing effective communication solutions, ...

Keith Bloomfield-DeWeese

Senior Ontologist | Gannett, Inc.

For over fifteen years, Keith has been engaged in all aspects of metadata development, application, and management across the publishing, finance, and news media industries. Starting as an index and thesaurus editor working on digital consumer products at Encyclopaedia Britannica, his experience there lead him to managing controlled vocabularies and ...

Charlie Bory

AVP, Creative Services | AT&T Entertainment Group

Charlie Bory has spent over 30 years in a multitude of creative operations positions. Beginning his career as a food photographer he moved through many different creative operational and senior management roles. One of his key talents is establishing start-ups and internal organizations from the ground up in such industries ...

Lee Boulie

Director, Digital and Library Collections | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Lee Boulie received her MLIS in 2007, and in her ninth year serving as a degreed professional librarian focusing primarily on collection care, digitization and digital information access software systems, equipment and hardware infrastructure, she has been working in various capacities of information services for over 15 years. Having previously ...

Kevin Brucato

VP, Creative Operations | Prudential

Kevin is VP, Creative Operations for Prudential Brand Marketing & Advertising and Global Communications. He began his 25-plus years of experience at Bozell Advertising where he later went on to serve as a creative operations executive for other leading New York agencies. Kevin is driven by a passion for excellence. ...

Jennifer Candelario

Head of IT | Droga5

Jennifer Candelario is the Head of IT at Droga5, a creative and strategic advertising agency headquartered in New York, with an office in London. Candelario started her career 20 years ago, pulling film for a print shop in Brooklyn, before moving on to manage studios in advertising. Jennifer joined Droga5 ...

Clair Carter-Ginn

Creative Operations + Content Consultant |

Clair is a multidisciplinary fashion and retail marketer who brings a strong combination of creative vision, strategic thinking and operational expertise to her job and to her clients. She works closely with her clients to understand their brands, business goals, consumers and long-term aspirations in pursuit of creative and content ...

Liana Cave

Associate Manager of Digital Content, KFC Global | Yum! Brands

Liana Cave, Associate Manager of Digital Content, 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 ...

Lee Drasin

Senior Director, Creative Operations | Beachbody

As Senior Director, Creative Operations, Lee Drasin oversees day-to-day functions of the in-house Creative Department at Beachbody, the world leader in health and fitness. A former Key Art Awards nominee with 20 years of holistic marketing experience, spanning consumer products, motion pictures, and video game launches, he joined the Motion ...

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 York. Other ...

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 held many ...

Joseph Gies

Marketing Director, Creative & Photography Services | Bass Pro Shops

25-yr veteran of directing and/or managing Creative Services operations, strategies and procurement. Most of this experience was inside the walls of advertising agencies managing a large portfolio of Fortune 50-500 clients in a variety of industries. Proven, award-winning track record for delivery of highly creative work within an agile, lean ...

Jarrod Gingras

Analyst and Managing Director | Real Story Group

Jarrod Gingras is Real Story Group's Managing Director and Analyst covering Digital Workplace and Marketing technology across the enterprise information landscape including digital asset management and web content management.Jarrod is a more than 15 year veteran of the content technology industry, starting his career as a web developer and information ...

Beth Goldstein

Manager│Customer Service Engagement - Disputes Strategy & Analytics | Discover

Continuing to break new ground in Digital Asset Management, the DAM Evangelist Beth Goldstein, is currently responsible for leading a strategic team within customer excellence for all card member disputes at Discover Financial Services. Her strength as a Digital Evangelist, with over 16 years of digital experience, has not been ...

Jason Gould

Senior Project Manager, Creative Operations | L.L.Bean

Jason Gould has more than 18 years of Publishing and Creative Operations management experience in the IT Market Research and Retail industries. He has organized and led print and digital creative services and content production teams, and he has stood up and directed large-scale, multi-function offshore operations. Throughout his career, ...

Tim Grey

Digital Asset Management Systems Manager | Ralph Lauren

Tim Grey has spent over 10 years in the fashion photography industry, working on set and supporting production as a lighting, camera and digital technician. Three years ago, he moved into the digital asset management space. At Splashlight Studios, he built, deployed and trained users in custom photo ...

Kathryn Gronsbell

Digital Asset Manager | Carnegie Hall

Kathryn Gronsbell is a preservation specialist focusing on audiovisual archiving, digital preservation, and metadata management. She is the Digital Asset Manager at Carnegie Hall, and has consulted for organizations and individuals seeking strategic approaches to managing materials and data. Some of her current activities include co-chairing the Association of Moving ...

Jacki Guerra

Vice President of Global Systems | National Geographic Partners

Jacki Guerra has worked in the Entertainment, Media and Communications industries for twenty years most recently as the Vice President of Global Systems for National Geographic Partners. In her position, she helps strategize and oversee NGP global systems deployment efforts including integration and data architecture components to enable needed business ...

Douglas Hegley

Director of Media and Technology | Minneapolis Institute of Art

Douglas Hegley moved into the world of museum technology in 1997, following earlier stints within higher education and pediatrics research. During 14 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he focused on implementing technology that served the mission of the institution, and on creating a collaborative and open technology operation. ...

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 ...

Anthony Imgrund

Project Manager | FCB Global

Anthony works in the Strategic Operations department of FCB as a Project Manager helping local offices and departments achieve better operational efficiency. His main focus is project and resource management and helps deploy solutions to meet those needs for different offices. He also helps account teams with extranets to easier ...

Steve Kalalian

CEO | globaledit & Industrial Color Brands

Steve Kalalian is the CEO of globaledit, a creative production platform that simplifies and accelerates the management of visual assets at scale, and Industrial Color Brands, a family of integrated production companies that offers end-to-end services including studio facilities in NY and LA, still and video capture, post-production, and creative ...

Jason Lambert

Executive Director of Content Licensing and 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 ...

Stephanie Lemieux

President & Principal Consultant | Dovecot Studio

Stephanie is the president of Dovecot Studio -- a boutique firm specializing in information architecture -- where she helps a wide variety of clients such as General Mills, Nickelodeon and the United Nations find happiness and good user experience through taxonomy and metadata. Stephanie has been working in the information ...

David Lesue

Creative Director | Workfront

David Lesuè has worked professionally as a graphic designer, UX designer, art director and creative director for the last 17 years. At Workfront, he leads the creative services team (web, print, and video) as the Creative Director. He cares deeply about simplifying creative operations and presents often at HOW Design ...

Mark Leslie

Senior Manager, Digital Asset Management | adidas Group, Sports Licensed Division (SLD)

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 ...

Yonah Levenson

Manager of Taxonomy | HBO

Yonah never anticipated that when she answered an ad in college to typeset for the student newspaper that it would launch her career in metadata, standards and markup. She has been instrumental in implementing change wherever she works. At HBO, she is focusing on Taxonomy Data Governance, leading ...

Rob Lugo

Head of Print Services | Droga5

Rob Lugo is the Head of Print Services at Droga5, a creative and strategic advertising agency headquartered in New York, with an office in London.As one of the first employees to join the agency, Lugo has established and evolved the agency’s in-house print department, which now exists as a full-service ...

Jamie Martin

Corporate Archivist | IBM

Jamie Martin is the Corporate Archivist for IBM. Prior to IBM, she was the Corporate Archivist for Target Corporation. Jamie manages all archival and heritage activities at IBM, including marketing and communication support, exhibit design, collection management, and digital asset management. The collections of the IBM Archives span more ...

Stuart Myles

Director of Information Management | The Associated Press

Stuart Myles is the Director of Information Management at The Associated Press. He directs metadata strategy throughout AP's global news operations. He oversees the AP's bespoke taxonomy and categorization rules and the use of XML and JSON to structure and model the news that AP creates and distributes. Recent projects ...

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 ...

Thomas Novembre

VP, Brand Creative Systems | J.Crew Group, Inc.

During his 20-year career at J.Crew, Thomas has built and managed the teams that oversee the technical aspects of the Brand's Print and Digital media. His Production, Archives and Retouching departments produce all Channels: Style Guide, Web, Marketing, PR, Ads, Digital Banners, Social Media, Email, Retail, Video, International and Corporate. ...

Nish Patel

CEO | ConceptShare Inc.

Nish is the CEO of ConceptShare Inc, a collaboration tool that makes it dead simple, quick and easy to share, communicate and collaborate on creative work. He spends his time at ConceptShare driving the overall strategy of the company, as well as working closely with lead customers and the company’s ...

Dan Piro

Director, Digital Asset Archive | National Hockey League

Dan Piro is Director of the Digital Asset Archive at the National Hockey League. In a career spanning 15 years in the entertainment and sports industries, he has also held similar positions with Turner Broadcasting, Madison Square Garden, and World Wrestling Entertainment. With a focus on DAM implementation, metadata management, ...

Theresa Regli

Managing Partner & Principal Analyst | Real Story Group

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 ...

Scott Rinehart

Director, Broadcast Technology | University of Notre Dame

Scott Rinehart is Director, Broadcast Technology for the University of Notre Dame, responsible for providing technical direction and oversight of Notre Dame Studios’ production infrastructure. Notre Dame Studios is a multi-purpose facility serving all facets of university life, including academic, faith and athletics innovation and production support. Prior to coming ...

Debra Risner

Creative Digital Asset Director | Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Debra Risner is the Creative Digital Asset Director at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She is responsible for the leadership, strategic vision, and oversight of the Digital Asset Management organization. Her team’s accountability extends to all global users of Hallmark’s enterprise DAM which encompasses the rich creative content collection Hallmark has developed ...

Bill Rosenblatt

President | GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies (www.giantstepsmts.com), a consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies. Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world. He brings content providers expertise in areas such as digital rights management, ...

Doris Sanocki

Consultant, Precision Marketing Capabilities | General Mills

Doris Sanocki is a Capability Lead Analyst at General Mills, responsible for implementing and supporting the Digital Asset Management system for such brands as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Annies and many more. She has over 30 years of development, project architecture and analyst experience spanning many different technologies and ...

Frederic Sanuy

Pre-Sales Solutions Manager | DALIM SOFTWARE GmbH

Frédéric Sanuy’s major contribution was the formation of a solutions team as DALIM SOFTWARE’s central resource for handling RFP/RFI requests for the sales team. He collaborates with the professional services team to transition projects from pre-sales to implementation as well as liaising with the Product Management and Marketing teams. Additionally, ...

Jeff Schneider

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs | National Geographic Partners

Jeffrey D. Schneider is the Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, for National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society, which was formed to capitalize on the media brands of National Geographic and which currently generates over $1.5 billion in yearly revenue. ...

Kristen Schweitzer

SVP, Global Production Operations Director | GTB

Kristen Schweitzer is leading the development of a content production strategy designed to harness the expertise of WPP’s global network in support of Ford Motor Company’s global marketing efforts. Schweitzer is applying her 18+ years of account, strategy and creative operations experience to defining a smart and simple solution for ...

Elliot Sedegah

Senior Manager, Strategy and Product Marketing | Adobe Systems

Elliot is a senior manager of strategy & product marketing at Adobe. In his role, Elliot leads global business growth & go-to-market for digital asset management & rich media product offerings in Adobe’s digital experience management business.

Elliot holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a MS in ...

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 ...

Thomas Stilling

VP, Global Enterprise Operations | 20th Century Fox

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

Katherine Sydenham

Associate Director, Digital Asset Management, Library and Research Services | Council on Foreign Relations

Katherine Sydenham, Associate Director, Digital Asset Management, is a librarian at the Council on Foreign Relations—a foreign policy think tank, membership organization, and publisher of Foreign Affairs magazine. At the Council she has led DAM system selection, implementation, and integration with other Council digital systems, and continues to facilitate ...

Mike Trigg

Chief Operating Officer | 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 ...

Meg Walsh

Senior Director, Content Strategy | Hilton

Meg drives the content strategy, structure and governance that fuel Hilton’s digital experiences. A self-proclaimed content management nerd, she spends her days figuring out answers to content structure, management and distribution challenges. Her goal is to encourage others to embrace technology, design and define positive content author experiences, and deploy ...

Bill Weiss

Director of Creative Operations | DraftKings

Bill is the Director of Creative Operations for DraftKings with 18 years in marketing project management, workflow design, process creation and change management. More recently, Bill has customized workflows and process for Christies, Inc and Chipotle Mexican Grill, including the introduction of a consistent project management methodology, implementation of a ...

Ian Wheal

Global Strategy Director | Adstream

Ian is the Global Strategy Director at Adstream, the ad tech company behind the 2017 connectivity strategies of leading brands like P&G, Warner Bros and Disney. Ian leads Adstream’s product vision to deliver a single interface that provides end-to-end visibility and cost control across the entire advertising ecosystem from marketing ...


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