Jo Williams, Warner Bros (UK & Ireland)

September 10, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Jo Williams
Vice President of Digital Distribution UK and Ireland
Warner Bros

Jo is VP of Digital Distribution for Warner Bros for UK and Ireland. She oversees the digital strategy, partnerships in digital services, emerging business activity and is responsible for the delivery of the UK and Ireland digital distribution P&L. She also represents Warner Brother’s interests with Pan European Partners including itunes, Xbox, PSN and Google/You Tube and represents Warner Bros. in digital forums, including the DECE Ultra Violet group.

Jo has worked in the Home Entertainment business for over 12 years working for both MGM and Warner Bros. across Europe. For the past 5 years she has been involved in the evolution of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution strategy where she oversaw the first International roll out “Day and Date” releases for VOD with DVD, the first International launch of digital copy and more recently involvement in the first international launch of UV.

David Morgo, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment France

September 4, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

David Morgo
Sales Director
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment France

Christopher Bell, GENERATOR, Sony DADC

September 4, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Christopher Bell
Vice President, Direct to Consumer Solutions

Christopher is the Vice President for Direct to Consumer Solutions for the GENERATOR group within Sony DADC. In his role overseeing the Los Angeles GENERATOR team, Christopher directs Sony DADC’s primary UltraViolet service development and operations including content publishing, UltraViolet integration, and redemption services for multiple studio and content producer clients.

Christopher is an experienced entrepreneur and multicompany founder focused on ecommerce and digital marketing. Previously, Christopher also served as Vice President, Advanced Technology at Universal Music Group where he had key roles in the launch of mobile, video, and other key digital growth initiatives for the world’s largest music company.

Eric Legay, Universal Pictures Video

September 4, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Eric Legay
Marketing Director France & Benelux
Universal Pictures Video

Eric Legay is Marketing Director for Universal Pictures Video France since 2002 and added responsibility for Benelux since 2007.

Previously E. Legay was Marketing Director of Paramount Home Entertainment from 1998. Prior to the Entertainment business, he held several marketing positions in FMCG business such as Kodak Consumer Imaging and began his career as account executive for Havas Advertising in Paris.

Richard Cooper, IHS Screen Digest

September 3, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Richard Cooper
Senior Principal Analyst, Electronics and Media
IHS Screen Digest

Richard Cooper is a Senior Principal Analyst in the Electronics and Media division of IHS, heading up the Video team. He is responsible for IHS coverage of the physical video market and the on-going development of the Video Intelligence service, including designing, constructing and maintaining the detailed computer models that underpin the IHS physical video forecasts. His other responsibilities include the development of the Home Entertainment Key Performance Indicator service which monitors trends across all physical and digital video platforms.

Richard joined Screen Digest, now IHS, in May 2006 following contract work with Disney as a market analyst. He has been involved in the home entertainment industry since 2001 when he joined MVC, a specialist music and video retailer, as a Category Planning Analyst. He covered a wide range of projects within MVC looking at areas as diverse as property, space planning, market forecasting, range management and customer segmentation.

Richard holds an honours degree in Business Decision Sciences from Hertfordshire University.

Richard Benson, Sony Pictures Entertainment

September 2, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Richard Benson
Marketing Director
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sarah Craig, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (UK & Eire)

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Sarah Craig
Vice President and Marketing Director
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (UK & Eire)

Jason Keane, Saffron Digital

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Jason Keane
Chief Executive Officer
Saffron Digital

Jason Keane is CEO of Saffron Digital, the global leading, multi-DRM, online video platform for the digital entertainment industry. Since joining the company in August 2011, Saffron revenues have grown 110% on the back of new product launches for HTC Watch and KDDI Video Pass in Japan. In this time Jason has spearheaded the launch Saffron’s next generation online video platform, complete with Ultraviolet (UV) integration and a proprietary CFF DRM Secure Player.
Prior to Saffron Jason was the Vice President of Universal Networks Interactive, the digital arm of NBC Universal Networks International (UNI). At NBC he led the development of NBC UNI’s 360° digital media strategy by deploying a global web-video platform that powers interactive experiences for its five core channel brands online, namely, Syfy Universal, Diva Universal, Studio Universal, Universal Channel and 13th Street Universal.
Before NBC, Jason came from Yahoo! where he worked as Global Head of Product for Yahoo! Answers, its leading social 2.0 play with 135m unique visitors on a monthly basis and before this role he was the European Marketing Director for Yahoo! Communications, where he headed the strategic marketing and brand planning for their communications product portfolio.
Prior to Yahoo! Jason worked at MSN where he managed and grew the UK Hotmail business, taking the unit P&L from $12m to $26m in advertising revenues in 2005 and launched the first international Live brand (Outlook Live).

Konrad Best, Maxdome Betriebs

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Konrad Best
Director Offer and Content
Maxdome Betriebs

Konrad Best is Director for Offer and Content for maxdome. Konrad is responsible for customers offers including pricing, packaging of the VOD product that Maxdome is offering. He also is accountable for the content strategy and sourcing of content. Prior to the role he was in the telecommunication business for more than eight years, holding several leading positions within o2 Germany (one of the major Mobile Network operators in Germany) especially in the product marketing of B2C products including tariff plan & P&L responsibility. Before that Konrad was managing director for 10 years at a large independent record company in Germany.

Jean Yves Mirski, SEVN

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios · Comments Off 

Jean Yves Mirski
General Manager

Born in 1958, graduated from Sciences Po Paris, titular of a postgraduate degree in management and a law degree, Jean Yves Mirski began his career in 1982 in the Polygram Group where he was responsible for market research for all the group’s companies and also for the launch of the first musical VHS. In 1986 he joined a French independent record producer. Entered in 1990 SNEP (the French phonographic association) as Director for economic affairs, responsible among others of the Top 50, he became in 1995 Director of Economic Affairs and Prospective and was in charge of Multimedia and New Technologies. In 1999, Jean Yves Mirski became the General Director of SEVN (French Video Publishers Association) which represents the leading publishers and distributors of cinematographic and audiovisual works produced on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD where he participated actively in changing the windows to six months for video in November 2000. After a new action of the SEVN, the new windows got to 4 months in June 2009. He’s involved in the profession’s main concerns such as piracy, Blu-ray and UltraViolet developments, and all new technology aspects. Jean Yves Mirski is also in charge of representing the industry in many negociations and with the public administration. Otherwise, Jean Yves Mirski was named Chevalier des arts des Lettres.

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