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2018 Featured Speakers

Christy Tanner

EVP & General Manager
CBS News Digital

David Julian Gray

Sr Product Manager, Content Production

Jim Starzynski

Director and Principal Audio Engineer

Rob Greenlee

Vice president, Head of Partnerships

Stephen Espinoza

President, Sports & Event Programming
Showtime Networks, Inc.

Tyler Nelson


Adam Symson

President and CEO
E.W. Scripps Company

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer

Benjamin Vallat

VP, Business Development

Bill Baggelaar

SVP Technology, Production and Post Production
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Bill Hendrich

Executive Vice President
Cox Media Group

Carlos Gil

Gil Media Co.

Caroline Beasley

Chief Executive Officer
Beasley Media Group

Cynthia Slavens

Director, Mastering & Operations
Pixar Animation Studios

Donald Albright

Tenderfoot TV

Ginny Morris

Chair and CEO
Hubbard Radio

Gordon H. Smith

President and CEO
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Greg Walden

Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee
United States House of Representatives

Guy Primus

Co-Founder and CEO
The Virtual Reality Company

James F. Goodmon, Jr.

President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Capitol Broadcasting Company

Josh Mabry

Local News Partnerships

Lisa Borders

Women's National Basketball Association

Lynn Comp

VP, Data Center Group & GM, Visual Cloud Division

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest

Creative Technologist at NASA JPL
Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab

Marian Pittman

Executive VP, Digital Strategy & Research
Cox Media Group

Meredith Stedman

Creative Producer and Podcast Co-host
Tenderfoot TV

Muriel De Lathouwer

Managing Director and CEO

Pat LaPlatney

Raycom Media

Paul Graff

Senior VFX Supervisor
Stranger Things 2

Payne Lindsey

Co-creator and Host
Up and Vanished

Peri Shamsai

Managing Director

Ramy Katrib

Founder & CEO
Digitalfilm Tree

Rick Arpin

Senior Vice President - Entertainment
MGM Resorts International

Robin Roberts

ABC's "Good Morning America"

Roy Spence

Co-Founder & CEO
The Purpose Institute

Simon Mainwaring

Founder & CEO
We First, Inc.

Wendy McMahon

ABC Owned Television Stations Group

Christina Graff

Senior VFX Producer
Stranger Things 2

Michael Maher Jr.

Senior Concept Illustrator
Stranger Things 2

Fred Raimondi Sr.

Associate Visual Effects Supervisor
Stranger Things 2

Ajit Pai


BA Winston

Global Head of Digital Video Playback & Delivery
Amazon Prime Video

Barbara Ford Grant

SVP, Digital Production Services
Home Box Office, Inc

Bill Young

Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorships

Brett Leonard

Studio Lightship

Chris Witham

Director, Emerging Technology
Walt Disney Pictures

Christopher Buchanan

Director, Business Development
Samsung Electronics America

Dave Duvall

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Support Services
Discovery Communications

David Kulczar

Sr. Offering Manager
IBM Watson Media

Eddie Pasquarello

VFX Supervisor
Industrial Light & Magic

Emma Isaacs

Global CEO & Founder
Business Chicks

Eric Mizufuka

Product Manager, New Ventures at Epson
Epson Americas

Erin Harvego

VP, Marketing
Big Ten Network

Geoffrey Baumann

Visual Effects Supervisor
Black Panther

Giovanni Galvez

Product Manager Captioning Software

Jaclyn Pytlarz

Applied Vision Science Engineer
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Janusz Kaminski

Director of Photography
Ready Player One, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan

Jeff Kember

Technical Director, Office of the CTO
Google Cloud

Jordan Wertleib

Senior Vice President, Hearst President
Hearst Television, Inc.

Kevin Beggs

Lionsgate Television Group

Marla Newall

Matchmove and Layout Supervisor
ASC Magazine

Matt Tarses

Executive Producer/Creator
ABC's "Alex, Inc."

Matthew Goldman

Senior Vice President, Technology

Max Morse

Senior Creative Producer

Michael Bergman

Sr. Director, Technology & Standards
Consumer Technology Association

Michael O'Rielly

Federal Communications Commission

Michael P. Shawver

Black Panther

Michael Zink

VP, Technology
Warner Bros.

Noah Kadner

Contributing Writer
ASC Magazine

Renard Jenkins

Vice President Operations, Production, Media and Distribution

Rik Dunphy

PE, Media Architect Intel Data Center Group

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming Content Partnerships

Robert Hogg

Deputy Surface Lead, Mars 2020 Project
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sandra Gonzalez

Writer, CNN Entertainment + CNN Money

Sean R.H. Bratches

Managing Director - Commercial Operations
Formula 1®

Usman Shakeel

Worldwide Technical Leader Media & Entertainment
Amazon Web Services

Veronica McGregor

News & Social Media Manager
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Walt Horstman

SVP & GM, Advanced Media & Advertising

Xavier Kochhar

The Video Genome Project (hulu)

Zach Braff

Star, Executive Producer and Director
ABC's "Alex, Inc."



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