C&T 2010 Conference
Fritz Attaway is an Executive Vice President and MPAA Special Policy Advisor. Reporting to Chairman and CEO, Dan Glickman, and President and COO, Bob Pisano, Attaway provides legal advice and direction for all federal public policy activities of the association. Attaway also participates in the management of worldwide public policy interests for the association and its member companies. The issues of primary concern to MPAA include communications, copyright, and international trade matters impacting MPAA member companies.
Attaway joined MPAA in 1976 after serving as Attorney-Advisor in the Cable Television Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission where he was involved in numerous rulemaking proceedings concerning cable television and pay TV.
He was promoted to Vice President of Congressional Affairs in 1978, was named Senior Vice President in 1986, and Washington General Counsel was added to his title in 1993. In 2005 his title became Special Policy Advisor. He has held the post of Executive Vice President since 2000.
In addition to his position at MPAA, Attaway is an officer of the Motion Picture Association which represents MPAA member companies abroad, and serves on the board of directors of The Copyright Collective of Canada. Attaway is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy of the U.S. State Department.
In 1970 Attaway commenced his legal training at the University of Chicago where he was awarded a National Honors Scholarship. He received his J.D. Degree in June of 1973. Attaway is a member of the District of Columbia and Federal Communications Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, and United States District Court for the District of Idaho.
Attaway received his primary and secondary education in Caldwell, Idaho and attended The College of Idaho where he received a B.A., with honors, in 1968. He majored in political science and business administration.
Nick Bogaty directs business development for Adobe’s digital publishing group. He is responsible for business activities related to Adobe’s eBook and digital newspaper and magazine products.
Prior to Adobe, Nick led the International Digital Publishing Forum and oversaw the creation and approval of the three specifications which comprise the EPUB standard file format for eBooks. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the IDPF. He lives and works in New York City.
Christian Brugeron is the founder and CTO of Vivacode, a French-based company involved in an innovative way of sharing protected digital assets, such as books, music and videos.
M. Brugeron has over 20 years in consulting in digital workflows.
Prior to Vivacode, he has helped numerous companies and organizations, like the European Parliament, the Yellow Pages, Yves Saint Laurent, Hachette Books… to add value to their content by digitizing, protecting and distributing them.
He is also a teacher at The Sorbonne, and at Asfored, on monetization of content.
M. Brugeron graduated from the Paris Science University, Orsay, in Physics.
Joshua Cohen is CEO of iPharro. He comes to iPharro with over ten years of experience in finance, business, media development and strategy. In this time he has worked in some of the most prestigious companies in the Finance and Media sectors, namely Merrill Lynch, the Random House division of Bertelsmann Media Group and MTV Germany. A former standup comedy producer in New York with over 200 shows to his production credit, Mr. Cohen is in the unique position of understanding Media from all sides, from the creative to the technical. As an internationally educated executive, his expertise is in managing cross-cultural teams and international negotiations.
Mr. Cohen holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, in Princeton, NJ.
Mr. Cohen spent his formative years in the greater New York metropolitan area and currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, playing piano, reading, and learning German.
Nic Garnett is a partner with HRO Grant Dawe, a London law firm where He heads the IP, Media and IT law practice. He is also the CEO of Interight, a digital media consulting practice based in Mountain View, California and in the UK.
From 1999 to 2002 Nic was Senior Vice President and in house counsel with InterTrust Technologies in Silicon Valley, focusing on the operational standards and policy aspects of deployment of InterTrust DRM systems.
Nic was the Director General and CEO of IFPI (the International Federation of Phonographic Industry) from 1992 to 1999 and before that, IFPI’s Regional Director for South East Asia, based in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Nic is a consultant to WIPO for whom he has written a major study on the relationship of copyright exceptions and DRM technologies. He is a regular speaker WIPO at workshops.
He holds law degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Bordeaux.
Shalini is currently Group Manager, Partner Technologies & Strategy for Youtube & TV at Google, Inc. In this role, Shalini is responsible for working with partners to define the technical and business strategy for distribution and monetization of video based entertainment, that allows both partners & Google/Youtube to scale their business & business operations.
Prior to Google, Shalini was technical director at Pixar Animation, where she delivered the block buster nfl films, Toy Story, and A Bug’s Life. In the early days of Pixar, Shalini worked closely with advertising firms to develop award winning commercials for Fortune 100 customers including Gap, McDonalds, and Nabisco.
You can find Shalinis blog at: http://shalinigovilpai.blogspot.com/
Shalini has a B.S in Computer Science from I.I.T., Bombay and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University.
Gary Greenstein is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on intellectual property, licensing, and commercial transactions, with specialized expertise in the digital exploitation of intellectual property. He represents a wide range of technology companies in licensing transactions with copyright owners in the music, film and television industries.
Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, Gary served as general counsel and corporate secretary of SoundExchange, Inc. (2005-2006) and the vice president of business and legal affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA”) (2001-2005). Before joining the RIAA, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Arnold & Porter (1996-2001) where he represented, among others, Universal Music Group, the RIAA, and the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. Prior to his legal career, Gary was the director of planned giving at The Wilderness Society and a fiduciary real estate asset manager at The Boston Company.
Gary is a frequent moderator and speaker on digital media issues and has spoken at numerous entertainment industry conferences (South by Southwest, Digital Music Forum East, Digital Music Forum West, Canadian Music Week, ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, CMJ, SanFran MusicTech Summit) and has spoken at Harvard Law School, George Washington University School of Law, Chicago-Kent School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gary is a 1996 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he graduated with high honors and was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Moot Court Board, and an Articles Editor of The Environmental Lawyer. He received a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, where he graduated cum laude. Gary is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and California.
Dave Habiger joined Sonic in 1993 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth. Most recently, Dave has held the title of President and Chief Executive Officer for the company. Prior to that position, Dave spent three years as the general manager of the company’s largest division, the Desktop Products Group (now the Roxio Division) where he played a key role in the development of Sonic’s OEM and retail markets for consumer software. He has been responsible for the integration into Sonic of key acquisitions, including the Desktop and Mobile Division of Veritas and the Roxio consumer software group.
In prior roles at Sonic, he has been responsible for Pacific Rim Operations, North American Sales, development of a sales and distribution channel, and setting direction for the company’s product lines. Prior to joining Sonic, Habiger was a product manager at the Roscor Corporation, a leading provider of professional video, audio, multimedia and computer-based products and services.
He was also a founder of Providence Productions, a media production company. Habiger holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI.
- Some of the first, and most important, Internet infringement cases decided in the U.S. and elsewhere, including the watershed Netcom case, which serves as a benchmark for ISP liability standards
- Bill is currently one of the lead lawyers on the Premier League v. YouTube case, which promises to be the most significant content/technology case before the courts thus far in the 21st century
- One of the key partners involved at the firm in the Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes case, which was the first and most important “test” case applying the anti-circumvention provisions of the Copyright Act to a technology which enabled unauthorized users to decrypt protected DVD movies and proliferate highly compressed copies on the Internet
Srinandan Kasi was named vice president, general counsel and secretary of Associated Press in 2006. He has responsibility for AP’s legal affairs globally, overseeing several strategic initiatives involving media law, intellectual property rights and corporate governance. Kasi joined AP in 2004 as vice president of Global Business and deputy general counsel.
Prior to joining AP, Kasi was with the law firm of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He has served as general counsel and head of strategic planning for an e-commerce company, and was an attorney with Rogers & Wells. Kasi has worked on a number of mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, strategic alliances and joint ventures with a specialization in ventures involving advanced technology and digital business models. He was previously a scientist at IBM.
A graduate of the University of Madras, India, Kasi holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Houston, and a JD from Columbia University.
Rob Kasunic has taught over twenty copyright law courses as an Adjunct Professor of Law over the past sixteen years, a period tracking the development of copyright issues related to the Internet. He currently teaches Copyright Law at the Georgetown Law Center, at the American University’s Washington College of Law, where he teaches an advanced seminar on Copyright Law and Policy, and at the University of Baltimore, where he teaches a course on Copyright and the Arts. Previously, Mr. Kasunic was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Washington College of Law for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Mr. Kasunic is also a Principal Legal Advisor at the United States Copyright Office. At the Office, he has been involved with most domestic Internet, technology, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues before the Office, including acting as primary attorney for the triennial Anticircumvention Rulemaking proceedings since its inception in 2000, the Copyright Office’s Orphan Works Report submitted to Congress, and the Section 104 Report mandated by Congress in the DMCA. He has been responsible for developing the Office’s position in a wide range of litigation and appellate issues before the Office, including the Government’s activity including MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. He has handled most trademark, domain name, and antitrust issues that have arisen before the Office, including prosecution of the Office’s adoption of a new seal and logo. He is currently working on final regulations for filing designations of agents to the Copyright Office pursuant to section 512, and revising registration accommodations for registration of multiple works, including unpublished collections and units of publication.
Before arriving at the Copyright Office, Mr. Kasunic ran an IP practice which included defense of a parody website from threats by Mattel and major copyright infringement litigation (liability phase) against the Baltimore Ravens and National Football League Properties over the team’s initial logo. He is the author of numerous published articles on copyright law with a particular emphasis on fair use, and manages his own website on copyright law and litigation.http://www.kasunic.com He is on the Board of Trustees of the Copyright Society of the USA, was past-Chair of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Copyright Society, the Copyright Committee for the IPL Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Government Relations to Copyright Committee of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC, a strategic services firm working with companies at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology. Among other activities, Mr. Leibowitz serves as Chairman of Sir Groovy (a music synchronization technology platform and licensing solution connecting TV Producers, Music Supervisors, Filmmakers and Advertising Executives to premium label music worldwide); as Executive Vice President of Gotuit Media (a leading provider of premium metadata based video discovery, advertising, personalization and monetization technologies to major program networks and sports leagues), and as Partner in The A&R Channel (a cable VOD service on Comcast available in over 17 million homes). In addition, as Managing Partner of CH Potomac, Mr. Leibowitz is a Senior Advisor to Motorola, National Datacast (a commercial subsidiary of PBS), and Musicane, among others.
In recent years, Mr. Leibowitz served as Chairman of Ezmo (an independent online social music subsidiary of FAST Search and Transfer – since acquired by Microsoft) and as an advisor to BMI, Gibson Guitar, Haystack Media, Peppercoin and others in the content and technology industries.
Mr. Leibowitz also is a co-founder of VERANCE, the preeminent audio watermark technology provider employed by the content industries to protect, manage, and monitor audio and audiovisual content, including Blu-Ray formatted motion pictures, and served as its Chairman and Co-CEO.
Earlier in his career; Mr. Leibowitz served as: Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), responsible for business, policy, legal and standards setting issues facing the industry with particular emphasis on how to position the industry to best utilize new physical formats and electronic delivery platforms; a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Wiley & Rein, representing a number of Fortune 100 media and entertainment companies, television personalities, a major league professional baseball team; and media and CE trade associations; as Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights; and as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School, and at the Communications Law Institute of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic University).
Mr. Lewis is currently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer for Comcast Cable where he advises company management and the business units on intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, Internet, privacy, and security law matters. He also leads the group within the Comcast Cable Law Department responsible for technology, licensing, non-patent intellectual property, and business information matters.
Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Lewis served as Acting General Counsel for Half.com, Inc., an eBay Inc. company. Before that, he was Vice President & General Counsel for Infonautics, Inc., a publicly-traded Internet information company, where he was responsible for all legal matters for over five years. Mr. Lewis began his legal career in the intellectual property and technology law group of the Reed Smith firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Lewis worked in software product development as a senior technical writer and project team leader in California’s Silicon Valley.
He graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he earned his J.D. degree and served as Executive Editor of the Law Review; he earned his B.A. degree from Haverford College. Mr. Lewis has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law where he has taught Computer Law and an advanced Copyright course.
He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Lewis is a frequent speaker on privacy, copyright, and e-commerce law topics at industry and professional events.
Benjamin Marks is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Media practice. His areas of concentration include copyright, trademark, misappropriation, music licensing, unfair competition, antitrust, privacy and First Amendment matters.
Mr. Marks has litigated cases for, among other clients, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, the Television Music License Committee, Bertelsmann, DMX and Morgan Stanley. He has represented numerous other clients, such as the Association of American Publishers, Wal-Mart, Outward Bound, and the Student Press Law Center in connection with a wide variety of intellectual property, privacy, antitrust and First Amendment matters.
Mr. Marks has published articles on copyright, the First Amendment, trademark and privacy in publications such as the New York University Law Review, Bright Ideas and the Journal of Proprietary Rights. He is a member of the First Amendment & Media Committee of the American Bar Association and the Lawyers Committee of the Association of American Publishers.
Mr. Marks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his J.D. from New York University, where he served as an articles editor of the New York University Law Review.
Jean-Henry Morin is a senior scientist at University of Geneva in Switzerland, dept. of Information Systems. He was Associate Professor at Korea University Business School in Seoul until 2008. He is co-founder of PebbleAge, a Geneva based company specialized in corporate performance management solutions where he was director of research and development and led an Enterprise DRM business unit until 2004.
He holds a Ph.D. and a degree in Information Systems from University of Geneva. He has published in international conferences and journals and has worked on many European research projects. His research interests include Digital Rights and Policy Management (DRM/DPM), exception management in DRM environments, IS security, socially responsible and sustainable security, corporate information asset management, compliance, corporate governance, electronic commerce and services, Peer-to-Peer computing, mobile objects (agents), electronic publishing and information services over open networks.
Sheau is currently a vice president at NBC Universal. He is the head of the technology R&D, and has responsibilities in the areas of consumer and broadcast technology, standards, and policy. His career spans across early MPEG, ATSC and DVD compression research, to product development in CE and Semiconductors industries, and to content/media business. He was a contributing member of the Grand Alliance team, working at Sarnoff in mid 80s. In early 90s, Sheau was part of Toshiba’s DVD team, where he architected and built the world’s first DVD encoder. Later, he was the architect of Philips first consumer HDTV on the ATSC market. At Philips, and later on at ATI, he was in charge of the software architecture of their DTV system-on-chip solutions. Most recently, he was instrumental in the anti-piracy success of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is actively working on creating new business models for broadband content on consumer electronics platforms in an increasingly multi-platform world.
He is an active member of several industry standards groups: DECE, CEA, and DLNA. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums on the subject of digital content in an IP-enabled world, focusing his attention on making digital entertainment a sustainable worldwide business reality. Sheau holds graduate degrees from M.I.T., and had done post-graduate work at Princeton University. He also attended the executive MBA program at INSEAD. He currently holds over 40 patents worldwide.
As Principal Product Manager at Adobe Systems, Florian Pestoni drives product strategy for content protection on the Adobe Flash Platform, including product roadmap and execution for the content protection features in Flash Media Server, Flash Player and Adobe AIR as well as the upcoming Adobe Flash Access DRM solution.
In this position, Florian works closely with strategic partners –including studios, broadcasters, service providers and device manufacturers– to develop a content protection ecosystem for the monetization of premium content on the Adobe Flash Platform. Amongst other initiatives, Florian is the lead in Adobe’s participation in DECE, where he was instrumental in securing support for Flash Access as an approved DRM.
Florian has two decades of experience working in the technology and media fields. Before joining Adobe in October 2008, Florian was CEO of Stakkit, Inc. Prior to Stakkit, Florian was Senior Program Manager, Content Access and Protection at Microsoft. He has also held positions at IBM and BankBoston. Pestoni holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a MSEE.
Stanley Pierre-Louis is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc. He is responsible for managing major intellectual property litigation, developing strategies for protecting digital content, and leading other IP-related legal initiatives for Viacom and its brands, which include MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, Spike TV, TV Land, Logo and more than 130 networks around the world), MTV Games, BET Networks, and Paramount Pictures.
Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Pierre-Louis served as Co-Chair of the Entertainment and Media Law Group at Kaye Scholer LLP (New York, NY), concentrating on intellectual property counseling and litigation. Mr. Pierre-Louis previously served as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America (Washington, DC), where he led several important strategic copyright litigations, including the entertainment industry’s litigations against MP3.com, Napster and Aimster as well as the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case MGM Studios v. Grokster, which resulted in a unanimous decision in favor of the film and music industries. Before joining the RIAA, Mr. Pierre-Louis clerked for Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was an associate at Shea & Gardener (Washington, DC).
Mr. Pierre-Louis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University (Worcester, MA) and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (Chicago, IL), where he served on the Board of Editors of the University of Chicago Law Review. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for the University of Chicago and on the board of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education.
Jim is the CEO and co-founder of Attributor and also serves as the Chairman of Anchor Intelligence. Prior to Attributor, Jim was CEO and Chairman of Moreover Technologies, where he successfully restructured the company through acquisition by VeriSign in October of 2005. Before Moreover, Jim was the President and Chairman of Outride Inc., a spinout from the Xerox Palo Alto ResearchCenter (PARC), which was acquired by Google. Jim received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated Cum Laude in Psychology from the University of Colorado.
Emil Rensing is Chief Digital Officer at EPIX, a joint venture between Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM. As a digital media pioneer, Emil has been instrumental in the early success of AOL, MTV Networks Online, Frederator Studios and Next New Networks. In his latest undertaking, Emil oversaw the October 30 launch of EpixHD.com.
Bill Rosenblatt is program chair of C&T 2010 and editor of Copyright and Technology. He is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, a consulting firm. GiantSteps’ clients include content providers and digital media technology companies, ranging from early stage startups to “name brand” multinationals, as well as investment firms and law and public policy entities worldwide.
Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world. He brings content providers strategic expertise in areas such as digital rights management, digital copyright, content management and distribution, workflow, cross-media production, and content monetization. He advises technology vendors on market strategy, business development, product management, and IP monetization.
He has also served as an expert witness in several litigations related to digital content and security technologies, and he has advised public policy entities in the United States and Europe on digital copyright and technology issues. He has also advised venture capital and private equity firms on potential investments.
Bill is author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (Wiley, 2001), several technical books published by O’Reilly & Associates, chapters of Television Goes Digital (Springer, 2009) and Electronic Publishing Strategies (Pira International, 1997), and several GiantSteps whitepapers. He is a guest lecturer on digital copyright at leading universities and law schools. He has spoken at and helped design programming for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and other events on five continents.
Prior to founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an e-learning startup backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. Before that he was a technology and digital media executive at Times Mirror and McGraw-Hill, and held pre-sales consulting and market strategy positions at Sun Microsystems. He began his career as a software engineer in the telecommunications field.
Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.
Stuart Rosove is VP, Corporate Development, BayTSP. With more than 18 years of experience in technology management and market development, Rosove is responsible for growth initiatives including strategic partner development and International expansion.
Prior to joining BayTSP, Rosove was VP, Media & Entertainment at Digimarc where he was responsible for Intellectual Property Licensing, market development and strategic partnership development. In that role, he worked closely with Digimarc Licensees, and various stakeholders in the Digital Media delivery ecosystem to promote the adoption of digital watermarking for managing, protecting and enhancing digital content. Rosove was also responsible for the joint venture between Digimarc and the Nielsen Company which was announced in 2009.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Rosove was president and CEO of Activated Content Corp., a leading supplier of digital watermarking solutions to the music industry. Rosove was also CEO of AudioTrack Watermark Solutions and founder and CEO of Sequel Technology Corp. He has held senior management positions at Delrina and QNX Software.
Rosove has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Rajan Samtani is a widely known expert on digital rights technologies including DRM and content identification. Until recently, he was Senior Director of Business Development at Digimarc, responsible for Digimarc’s patent licensing and business development efforts to promote the adoption of Digital Watermarking applications in the Media & Entertainment ecosystem.
Prior to Digimarc, Raj was at ContentGuard, Inc. where he was responsible for licensing DRM intellectual property to device manufacturers and service providers. Before that, he led sales and marketing efforts at REAL Software Systems, the leader in rights licensing and royalties solutions.
Raj has a BA in Economics from UCLA. He has been a frequent speaker and moderator at several industry events such as Digital Hollywood, Jupiter Digital Rights Strategies, Jupiter PlugIn, IMS Research, Building Blocks and Music 2.0 among others.
Matthew Schruers is Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legislative Affairs at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, where he represents and advises the association on domestic and international policy issues relating to technology, intellectual property, competition, and trade.
Mr. Schruers is also an adjunct to the Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown Graduate School Program on Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT), where he teaches courses on intellectual property.
Before joining CCIA in 2005, Mr. Schruers was associated with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where his appellate and litigation practice focused on intellectual property, antitrust, and administrative law.
Mr. Schruers received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review, and received the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics for published research on Internet liability issues. He received a joint B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish, cum laude, from Duke University.
Singer is responsible for coordinating digital policy across all Sony Pictures’ businesses. He focuses on emerging and disruptive technologies and evaluates and develops adaptive business models to stay ahead of the technological curve. In addition to developing new consumer usage models, Singer plays a central role in Sony Pictures’ worldwide anti-piracy and digital rights management efforts.
Singer represents the studio in numerous standards setting activities, including serving as President of DECE (www.decellc.org), which is a nearly 50-member, cross-industry consortium dedicated to creating open standards for digital entertainment distribution with a goal of enabling consumers to acquire and play content across a wide range of services and devices.
Singer also sits on the boards of MovieLab, DVD CCA, Entertainment Technology Center USC, and the HDBaseT Alliance.
Mr. Singer received both his JD and MBA from the University of San Diego.
Sherwin Siy is Deputy Legal Director and Kahle/Austin Promise Fellow at Public Knowledge where he focuses on emerging copyright issues and international effects on IP and technology policy. Before joining PK, he served as Staff Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, working on consumer and communications issues.
Sherwin received his JD with a Certificate in Law and Technology from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. While in law school, he also worked on a variety of IP issues through the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, including library copying rights and the legitimate uses of P2P file sharing.
Jan Steenkamp is VP of Americas and a founding member of Irdeto. He is an expert in digital media business and protections models and has over 20 years of experience. Jan most recently served as CEO of Entriq. Before joining Entriq, Jan was CEO of MIHL’s technology division and Chairman of OpenTV Corp. Prior to that, he was CEO of OpenTV. Jan held various management positions at both Irdeto and the MIH Group from 1985-1997. Before Irdeto, Jan was part of the pioneer team at the Naspers Group who started the first pay-TV service in South Africa. Jan studied electrical engineering at Witwatersrand Technikon and started his career as a video engineer at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation.
Alex Terpstra was appointed CEO of Philips Content Identification, in January 2007, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Alex joined Philips in 1991 after having worked for some time in the television content production industry.
In Philips, Alex worked several years on various professional television broadcast projects. He was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting since its start in the early nineties, first in the area of digital compression equipment and since 2001 in the area of content protection. During these years Alex has held various managerial positions in project management, product management, sales & marketing and business development.
In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of CryptoTec, a fast growing Philips department developing and marketing conditional access products to the broadcasting industry, until the group was successfully divested in 2006. In the summer of 2006 Alex joined the Content Identification group that became Civolution in October 2008.
Jude Umeh is a senior consultant and certified enterprise architect, Technology Consulting, Capgemini UK. He has over ten years experience in a variety of technical and strategic roles. He has worked with key industry organizations to help define the future business and technology strategies that will shape their response to an increasingly challenging digital environment.
Jude is an authority on digital content and rights management, and he contributes regularly to thought leadership development and delivery of solutions and services to various stakeholders in these fields. He has published several articles and whitepapers on these and other topics, including a book on Digital Rights Management.
Dr. Joe Winograd is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Verance Corporation and has directed the company’s development of watermark-based rights management solutions since 1995. Dr. Winograd led Verance’s successful efforts to become the industry standard watermark for distribution and protection of music, film, and television, leading to its deployment in more than 100 million entertainment and consumer electronics products. He also serves as the company’s representative to the content security industry standards bodies and consortia, including AACS, DVD CCA, HANA, 4C Entity, and SDMI and has spoken at numerous conferences and tradeshows, including CES, NAB, Digital Hollywood, Kagan Summit, AES and IEEE.
Prior to joining Verance, Dr. Winograd was engaged in research and development in the areas of digital signal processing and technical computing and he co-authored expansion packs for Matlab from The Mathworks and Mathematica from Wolfram Research. Dr. Winograd holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.