Speakers

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 ...

Presenters

Christina Aguilera

Studio Technology | Asset Management | Walt Disney Studios

Christina Aguilera leads the Global Digital Asset Management initiative for McDonald’s Corporation. Her passion for implementing the right solution with an exceptional customer experience has led the enterprise through the research and business case phase, through the product selection and deployment phase, and through the development of a global strategy. ...

Graham Allan

EVP, Operations & Consulting | KlarisIP

Graham Allan has spent almost 20 years in digital media and entertainment technology, leading DAM 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

As VP of Rich Media Solutions for Autonomy, an HP company, Tracy Askam is responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategy for Rich Media Solutions and products including rich media management, digital asset management, broadcast monitoring, rich media analytics, video search and media monitoring. Tracy Askam joined Interwoven ...

Joe Bachana

President/Founder | DPCI

Joe Bachana is the founder and CEO of DPCI, a technology consulting firm that helps organizations create, enrich, manage, and deliver content to print, Web, mobile, tablet, and ereader devices. The DPCI website may be found at www.databasepublish.com.A native of New York, Mr. Bachana is a graduate of both Brown ...

Matt Bakaitis

Digital Asset Program Administrator, Marketing Communications | Cleveland Clinic

Matt Bakaitis is a business and technology professional who works on projects with critical change management components. Projects he led over the last twenty years involved content management and legal discovery processes and systems, enterprise resource planning system upgrades, vendor management programs, and more. He holds an MBA ...

Chad Beer

Director, Digital Assets and Rights Management | American Express Publishing

Chad Beer has worked with DAM for 15 years in a range of business environments including museums, fashion, advertising, and publishing.  His work has focussed on the major aspects of DAM integration: workflow development, rights management, metadata development, system design and implementation, process change management, and user adoption.  His current ...

Jeff Boarini

Director, Media Production | Creative Services | Global System Communications | McDonald's Corporation

Jeff Boarini is the Director of Creative Services for McDonald’s Corporation. He is responsible for video, graphics, and photography as well as system assets. . He has been involved in corporate communications, consulting and media production for more than 30 years, both as an independent business owner and ...

Holly Boerner

Senior Manager | Optimity Advisors

Holly Boerner is currently the Manager of Digital Assets at American Express Publishing, where her responsibilities have included developing, rolling out, and managing the company's first DAM system. She has worked in the digital asset management field for over ten years while at The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart ...

Steven Brier

Sr. Manager, Global Marketing Solutions & Support, | Marriott International

Steven Brier is a senior manager in the Global Marketing Solutions & Support team at Marriott International, located in Bethesda, Maryland. Steven is responsible for providing marketing support to 15 brands, which make up 3,700 hotels in 74 countries and territories. Currently, he is primarily responsible for the strategic planning, ...

Jason Bright

Founder & CTO | MediaBeacon, Inc.

Jason Bright, Founder & CTO of MediaBeacon Inc., has established himself as successful entrepreneur and technical visionary over the last 2 decades. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, he continued on as the Principals for the Minnesota's Supercomputer Institute and later as a Fore ...

Richard Buchanan

VP Engineering, Operations and Support | Comcast Wholesale

Richard Buchanan is Vice President & General Manager of Content Services for the Comcast Media Center (CMC), a Business unit of Comcast Cable. In this role, Buchanan oversees the CMC’s services for content providers, including its linear and live event television origination business, emerging services, such as VOD and ETV, ...

Tab Butler

Director - Media Management & Post Production | MLB Network

Tab Butler joined the MLB Network in June of 2008 as part of the Engineering and IT Department, chartered with the facility build-out and the January 1, 2009 MLB Network launch. Currently, Tab manages the Media Management team and Post Production engineering and operations for the MLB Network. ...

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 ...

Christopher Ceraolo

Co-founder & CEO | Kreate Technology

“RealTIME represents a new era of software because it is the first solution built around the way creative teams communicate, collaborate and create. It’s designed by creatives and for creatives… and it works great!”Christopher is focused on the future of RealTime, providing the vision for delighting current and future clients. ...

Peter Chamberlain

Director of Marketing Content Infrastructure for Business Transformation Services | SAP Marketing Inc

Peter Chamberlain holds the position of Director of Marketing Content Infrastructure & Enablement for Business Transformation Services at SAP Global Marketing.

With 15+ years of experience in the digital space, Peter has been building the content management practice around centralized planning, storage and syndication of Marketing Content through technology. Working ...

Steve Chaney

Digital Archivist | Starchival Solutions

Steve Chaney specializes in post-production workflows and making video available to those who need access through arrangement, description, compression, and distribution. Steve has 16 years of media and digital library experience in the ad world, event marketing, and corporate environments. He has a broadcast background and holds a masters degree ...

James Christopher

CEO | North Plains Systems

James Christopher is the President and CEO of North Plains.

James has over 30 years of experience in the international technology industry, particularly in the creative, communication and collaboration solutions sector. James’ expertise is in sales, marketing and channel development, and in the leadership and growth of technology businesses.

His past positions ...

Felix Cisneros

Area Director, Relationship Mgmt - Enterprise Media, Broadcasting & Technology | AMC Networks Inc.

Felix Cisneros is a media and content technology executive based in New York City. For the past 20 years, he has worked with global television and entertainment companies to implement mission-critical technology solutions involving digital media, story development / production, workflow and post production management. He has worked on projects ...

Bryan Cohen

Manager, Global Digital Service Delivery | Pfizer

Bryan is an experienced professional with more than 17 years in the CMS industry as a trainer, project manager,consultant, and implementation director. He is currently the Manager, Global Digital Service Delivery, for Pfizer. In this role, Bryan serves as a technical subject matter expert for customer facing pharmaceutical websites. His ...

Jeff Cornelius, Ph.D.

District Sales Manager | HP Autonomy

Dr. Jeff Cornelius began his career at Autonomy in 1999. Throughout his tenure he has facilitated corporate growth in every fiscal quarter since his start and has been instrumental in positioning Autonomy as the industry leader in Meaning Based Information Management. Jeff is currently Vice President positioning meaning based information ...

Brian Cross

Director, Digital Asset Management | Conde Nast

Brian Cross received his Master in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute, where he worked as an Assistant Archivist on their institutional collection. Later, as a digital archivist, he worked at ARTstor on their multi-national, multi-institution Mellon International Dunhuang Archive (MIDA). At Conde Nast he helped implement the company’s ...

Mark Davey

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

A Knowledge Wealth specialist with a background in publishing, marketing, advertising and currently a consultant in media rich applications and services for government and business eco systems. ...

Maryanne DeCandia

Manager of Rights and Clearances | CNBC

A member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars, Maryanne began her career in media at NPR in Washington DC. She joined CNBC’s Legal Department in 1997, one year later joined NBC News and created the Rights & Clearances group which handles all licensing for the News Division including ...

Tom De Ridder

CTO | STYLELABS

As the co-founder and owner of STYLELABS, Tom is a seasoned DAM & PIM expert with over 14 years of experience and 20+ global, enterprise implementations on his track record for companies such as Adidas, AstraZeneca, Delhaize / Lion Food, DSM, IKEA, Medline, Omnicom, Option, Puratos, StanleyBlack&Decker, Ubisoft, Viacom. Tom ...

Tom Digiulio

AVP IS – Channel Operations | Sesame Workshop

In my years in IT I’ve worked in Operations, Development and Management capacities. I have been at Sesame for 15 years and have worked on our DAM initiative for approximately 8 years. Before that as a developer I worked on various VOD and Archive projects. In ...

Lauren Dohr

Senior Process Manager | Viacom

Lauren Dohr, Manager with Optimity Advisors, provides consulting services to the media industry and businesses with issues of getting the right info to the right people at the right time. Ms Dohr builds the bridges between people and data architecture, work flows and data governance, and meets the practical challenges ...

Seth Earley

President | Earley & Associates

Seth has been implementing content management and knowledge management projects for over 12 years and has been in the technology field for 20 + years. He is founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum and co-author of Practical Knowledge Management from the IBM Press. He is former adjunct professor at ...

Greg Fioravanti

Vice President, Business Affairs | Discovery Communications

Greg Fioravanti is Vice President, Deal & Rights Management in Discovery Communication’s Business and Legal Affairs department. Fioravanti has close to 20 years of experience at Discovery. Part of his responsibilities include managing the operations of the Business Affairs department, providing program media rights information to employees supporting TV Networks ...

Carin Forman

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

Carin has more than twenty two years experience in information technology, broadcast, media, entertainment, international and marketing. 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 diversified roles from International Sales and Marketing, to ...

Christopher Frenning

CEO | FotoWare a.s

Christopher is the CTO 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 ...

Jane Glicksman

Digital Archivist, Margaret Herrick Library | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

As Digital Archivist at the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jane is charged with managing the Academy’s DAM, which contains tens of thousands of rare film stills and portraits, film posters, and drawings, as well as photographs documenting the first Academy Award ceremony in 1927 ...

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 working at A+E Networks. Jacki oversees the Media Asset Services Department with resources responsible for global media logistics supporting 10 brands (A&E, History, Lifetime, Bio, Military History, Crime & Investigation, H2, History Espanol, ...

Thomas E. Haynes

Manager Global Catalogs and iPad® Applications | Chrysler Group LLC

Tom Haynes is the Department Manager of Visual Asset Management at Chrysler Group LLC. For much of the latter half of his 30 year career at Chrysler, Tom has been involved with digital asset management projects. In previous positions at Chrysler, Mr. Haynes worked in the areas of Computer Generated ...

Guy Hellier

Digital Media Solutions | OpenText

Guy is a technologist helping to bridge the business/technology divide as OpenText customers implement their digital asset management solutions. Guy has worked in digital media applications for Brand Management, Media & Entertainment, Publishing, Education and Government requirements. He also works with customers on DAM integration strategies across enterprise business applications, ...

John Horodyski

Partner | Optimity Advisors

John Horodyski is Principal at DAM Education (www.dameducation.com) offering DAM training and education from basic entry level to high level strategic offerings. He consults on metadata and taxonomy design as well as teaches a graduate online course at San José State University in Digital Asset Management. John came from Electronic ...

Lovisa Idemyr

Project Manager | Inter IKEA Systems

Working with project and program management of strategic development projects and business steering for media services within Media Production at Inter IKEA Systems. Also been responsible for selecting, implementing and developing our company's DAM system. Now focusing on getting 3D and product information in place for our DAM. Background within ...

Caroline Japic

Senior Vice President, Marketing | Bunchball

Caroline Japic joined Bunchball in June, 2012. She has more than 20 years experience leading high impact marketing teams for many of Silicon Valley's top brands. At Bunchball, Caroline is focused on increasing brand awareness, thought leadership, and demand generation. Prior to joining Bunchball, Caroline was Vice President of Marketing ...

Monica Jonas

Senior Vice President of Business Operations | Viacom

Monica Jonas is Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Viacom and Viacom Media Networks. Media Networks include MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and numerous other channels, brands and products. Ms. Jonas is responsible for portfolio management, project management and strategic sourcing for the Networks.  She has over 20 years of ...

Steve Kalalian

CEO | globaledit & Industrial Color Brands

Steve Kalalian has been on the forefront of the digital imaging industry since he founded Impact Digital in 1991. Starting out as a retouching boutique, Impact Digital has evolved into Industrial Color Brands, a group of vertically integrated companies with leadership positions in still and video post production, digital capture ...

Jeff Kazanow

DAM Program Manager, Corporate Marketing | Intuit Inc.

Jeff is responsible for driving and executing the Global DAM strategy for Intuit's Marketing Innovation Group. He oversees the growth, adoption, and advancement of Intuit's DAM platform, is a passionate end-user advocate, and leads internal and external teams in the development and implementation of marketing system and process efficiencies.

Jeff is ...

Elizabeth Keathley

Board Member | DAM Foundation

Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is Supervisor of UPS's Digital Asset Management team and head of the DAM Foundation's HR committee.Previous to her work at UPS, she worked as a Preservation Field Services officer for the Southeastern Library Network, helping libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions meet preservation and access challenges. She ...

Michael J. Kraeftner

Founder & CEO | celum

Michael J. Kraeftner is founder and CEO of celum (www.celum.com). He has distinguished himself as visionary in the field of DAM and drives innovations at celum, Europe’s largest focused DAM vendor. While receiving a Master’s Degree in Media Technology and Design at Upper Austria’s University for Applied Science, he worked ...

Dave Lankford

Director of Product | Dr. Oz Digital

Dave Lankford is an entertainment and media professional specialized in product design and strategy for interactive web and digital technologies, including mobile and connected devices. He currently serves as the Director of Product for Dr. Oz Digital and DoctorOz.com, the official online home of Dr. Mehmet Oz and his Emmy ...

Karl Lord

Product Area Responsible Digital Design | Inter IKEA Systems

Product Area Responsible for the DAM platform within IT at Inter IKEA Systems. Experienced in architecture practice and architectural software design development, technical sales and training. Further experience in multi-discipline and multi-national projects, including project development in oil & gas, food & beverage, retail and bespoke software solutions. ...

Douglas McCarthy

Rights & Images Manager | Royal Museums Greenwich

Douglas McCarthy is Rights & Images Manager at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, leading the Photographic Studio and Picture Library within the Museum’s wider Commercial Team. He advises on IP management, commercial strategy and metadata for the Museum. Douglas has over a decade’s experience in the picture library industry, ...

Dan McGraw

Consultant

Dan is a media workflow, content and digital asset management specialist. Dan's clients include McDonald’s Corporation, Caterpillar, Logitech, Warner Bros, DDB, Y&R, CP+B, McCann-Erickson as well as some of the leading film and post production companies in the US and UK. A frequent speaker at industry events, Dan helps companies ...

Michael McGinniss

Senior Manager | Accenture

Mike has recently been named Senior Vice President of Digital Technology Services at HarperCollins Publishers after previously leading the Application Development team since May 2007. Before joining HarperCollins, Mike spent 13 years in Systems Integration consulting as an accomplished Management and Technology solution provider and Client Partner with extensive experience ...

Vida Morkunas

Consultant Manager | Consolidated Data Asset Repository, BC Hydro

Vida Morkunas provides consulting services to government and private organizations in marketing, strategy and project management. Currently Ms Morkunas is managing the Consolidated Data Asset Repository project for a large utility in Canada, which will move marketing and communications assets into a DAM for department employees, consultants and vendors. Prior ...

Stuart Myles

Director of Information Management | The Associated Press

Stuart Myles is the Director of Information Management at The Associated Press. He uses XML and JSON to structure and model the news that AP creates and distributes. Recent projects include designing AP's API services for content and metadata and architecting a Digital News Archive for over 200 million items ...

Cynthia Parrish

Product Manager | Harris Broadcast

Cynthia Parrish joined Harris Corporation in January 1989. Cindy has spent the majority of the past 20 years servicing the Global Broadcast Market managing the implementation, support and development of software and hardware product solutions. She has been instrumental in defining systems, processes and workflows for the initiation of ...

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 ...

Ellen Payne

Vice President, Editorial Operations | Hearst Magazines

Ellen Payne is Director of Editorial Operations at Hearst Magazines and has been leading the charge on DAM for the company’s global publishing operation. She finds taxonomy fascinating and advocates an organic approach to metadata gathering to increase automation and minimize the impact on users. In addition to managing the ...

Nicole Phillips

Global Marketing Project Leader | Whole Foods Market

As Lead Project Manager for Whole Foods Market Global Marketing Team, Nicole Phillips is charged with implementing processes and systems to create greater workflow and efficiency for the natural foods retailer. With more than 12 years of experience in project management with creative teams and specializing in change management, Nicole ...

Jim Presley

Principal Digital Media Architect | Oracle Corp.

Jim Presley brings over 17 years of digital media experience to the Oracle Digital Media Technology team at Oracle. He is responsible for the implementation, enhancement, and operation of the Digital Asset Management system and supporting workflow automation. The system is tightly integrated with video production workflow and asset hosting ...

Megan Re

Director of Photography | Food Network

MEGAN RE began her photography career over a decade ago as a professional Photo Editor and Photographer. She received her BFA in Photography from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Presently, Megan is the Photo Director  for the Food Network and Cooking Channel TV Network where she ...

Theresa Regli

Managing Partner & Principal Analyst | Real Story Group

Theresa Regli is Principal with The Real Story Group, covering and advising on enterprise search, digital asset management, and web content management.A fifteen-year veteran of the content technology industry, Theresa began her career writing about technology and Internet start-ups for a Boston newspaper in 1994. Theresa then moved on to ...

Kristi Reilly

Taxonomy Manager | The New York Times

Kristi Reilly is the Taxonomy Manager for The New York Times, overseeing tagging for digital assets. She develops the tagging vocabulary in consultation with editors and manages training for the newsroom. She is also involved in the Times's Semantic Web initiatives and publishing tags as linked open data. ...

Paul Riggio

Founder & CEO | So Loud Music

Paul Riggio graduated Berklee College of Music in 1998 with a degree in Film Scoring. Already a professional bass player, Paul took the degree and chose to follow the righteous path of a composer. His career kicked off in 1996 when Audi, thoroughly impressed by Paul's work, bought ...

Faith Robinson

Director ECM & DAM | Hasbro Inc.

Faith is the senior leader in the DAM industry with over a decade focusing on business analysis and DAM strategies in Media and Entertainment. Faith has been engaged in identifying and detailing business needs through deployment and operations of enterprise content solutions. She has worked with many clients, including Sony ...

Lacy Schutz

Director of Collections | Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz is the Director of Collections at the Museum of the City of New York, heading a department responsible for the physical and intellectual stewardship of the Museum’s permanent collections. Part of her job is to oversee the production of digital assets and make them available online, and she ...

Asit Sharma

Chief Information Architect | Pearson plc

Asit Sharma is the Chief Information Architect at Pearson. He is responsible for shaping Pearson’s data strategy to take advantage of opportunities offered by the digital shift in the publishing industry. Before joining Pearson, Asit worked for Big4 consulting firms such as Ernst & Young and PWC where ...

Tracey Shaw

VP, TV and Network Operations | WWE, Inc

Tracey works daily with all aspects of the WWE TV Production Facility. She most recently directed the design, construction and implementation of new Central Ingest, transmission and QC Release area. During her tenure with WWE she has been involved in the transition of the operations from SD to ...

Loni Kao Stark

Director of Product & Industry Marketing, Digital Marketing | Adobe Systems Incorporated

As director of product and industry marketing for Adobe's Digital Marketing solutions, Loni leads a team responsible for defining solutions and go-to-market strategies essential to CMOs and digital marketers worldwide. Stark has more than 14 years of experience helping businesses apply technology to optimize critical functions to meet business ...

Nathanial Taylor

Content Manager | Hasbro

Nate Taylor is an accomplished DAM professional who has deep experience supporting and developing creative services DAM solutions at Hasbro. He has been instrumental in designing robust workflows for engineering toy and game production which drives Hasbro's manufacturing process. Nate is also a knowledgeable leader in the areas of security, ...

Carol Thomas-Knipes

Director, Digital Asset Management | LogicSource| OneMarket

With over 20 years of software, design, production, and prepress experience, I strive to integrate technology with the work and the person in mind. To me, successful solutions create an atmosphere where people feel they are working with technology, not for or against it. In the strategic sourcing and procurement ...

Matt Turner

Chief Technologist | MarkLogic Corporation

Matt Turner is the Chief Technologist for the Media and Publishing industries at Mark Logic where he develops strategy and solutions for the Media, Publishing and Information Provider markets and works with customers such as LexisNexis, McGraw-Hill, Warner Bros., Conde Nast and Dow Jones and more to create leading edge ...

Tim Vasilovic

Manager, Digital Asset & Photo Library | Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Tim Vasilovic is Photo Library Supervisor for the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) Image Management group. In his role, he is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of TBS, Inc.’s photography archives, a collection of more than six million images used to support programming, promotion and corporate activities, and ...

Madi Weland Solomon

Head of Data Architecture Standards | Pearson Plc

Madi Weland Solomon is Head of Data Architecture Standards for Pearson Plc, the international media company that owns brands such as The Financial Times, Penguin Books, and Pearson Education.  She is responsible for leading the oversight and development of information architecture, logical data design, data standards, data governance and leading ...

Romney Whitehead

Digital Content Specialist and DAM Consultant |

Romney Whitehead has more than ten years experience within the field of Digital Asset Management. She joined NET-A-PORTER over a year ago to work on their new DAM system which manages the extensive variety of digital assets and media produced by the company. Prior to that she worked as Digital ...

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