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The Future of Media has already begun to establish a opportunity-filled landscape for entrepreneurs. From cloud-native (SaaS) technology, to the increase in video consumption, the way people are consuming media is shifting and the market demands are a moving target. Where will we find the next goldmine as the world continues to transition to digital and consumers demand media faster than ever? How will this influence of the technology adoption shape our world today and in ten years?
Moderator: Harris Morris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wazee Digital
A seasoned veteran in both digital media and enterprise software solutions, Harris joined Wazee Digital as CEO in July, 2014. Harris’ breadth of senior-leadership experience is concentrated in the areas of corporate and product strategy, mergers and acquisitions and driving operational excellence. His experience spans multiple industry sectors including media and entertainment, education, data/analytics, enterprise software (on premise and cloud) and a number of technology-enabled consumer services.
Prior to joining Wazee Digital, Harris held several senior-leadership positions in the Broadcast Communications Division of the Harris Corporation, including three years as the President and then CEO of this $500+ million provider of technology solutions to create and manage video content and advertising for TV, out-of-home, and government markets. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), a leading educational content, learning and services company where he was instrumental in expanding the product offering for the software, custom, and digital solutions businesses. He began his career and became a partner at Bain & Company, where he provided strategic counsel to senior executives in the media, technology and telecomm sectors.
Rob Dravenstott, SVP and CIO, DISH
Rob is responsible for enterprise information technology strategy and operations at DISH. Prior to his current role, Rob served as DISH’s vice president of application development and testing, where he delivered company-wide initiatives including the rapid deployment of mobile devices to assist DISH’s nationwide network of field technicians. The DISH IT department was recognized by CIO magazine's 25th annual CIO 100 for this accomplishment.Rob has led the company’s big data and analytics efforts, supported the implementation of DISH Media Sales’ programmatic TV advertising platform, and helped launch the Sling TV platform.
Jeffrey Binder, CEO, Layer3TV
Jeff serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Layer3 TV, Inc. Mr. Binder was the Senior Director of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions and General Manager of On Demand Solutions Group at Motorola, Inc, where Mr. Binder spearheaded several key initiatives within the office of the Chief Executive Officer, as well as driving the companies worldwide on-demand video business and mergers and acquisitions strategy. Prior to Motorola, he served as the President and Director at Broadbus Technologies, which he founded in 1999, and was later sold to Motorola in 2006.
Jodi Robinson, SVP, Experience Development, Charter Communications
Jodi joined Charter after nearly 9 years with Starz Entertainment, where she most recently led the Digital Platforms organization as Vice President, Internet & Interactive Technology, responsible for all online, digital and consumer facing technology and video solutions. Her team oversaw all aspects of Starz's TV Everywhere platform including recent launches of STARZ Play on leading mobile and connected TV devices. Jodi previously held a variety of software development and architecture roles at Level 3 Communications and Sun Microsystems.
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