15 Sep DEG is Proud to Announce the Nominees For the 3rd Annual EnTech Awards
September 13, 2023 | DEG is happy to announce an impressive slate of nominees for our 3rd Annual Entertainment Technology Awards. To determine the award winners, DEG enlisted a distinguished judging panel comprised of a cross-section of leaders representing entertainment technology. Among other factors, the judging panel based its decision on the candidates’ contribution to a key goal or priority within the technology and operations function.
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October 12 | Doors Open @ 5 PM Pacific
Sound Space | Los Angeles 90036
Awards Presentation Begins Promptly @ 5:45 PM
Networking Reception to Follow
Rising Star Award
This award honors an individual with no more than seven years of entertainment technology experience who demonstrates an attitude of excellence and performs well above their experience level. This individual is a team player and finds solutions to industry challenges. They show great promise to lead, innovate, and inspire the entertainment technology industry throughout their career. There may be one award for each of the business categories, with up to three awards in total.
Joel Moreno, BB Media
Jen Hashida, NBCUniversal
Gabriella Patruno, PBS Distribution
Paige Sherman, Shout! Studios
Matthew Haberman, PlutoTV
Best Multi-Company Team Collaboration Award
This award honors cross-industry teams (representing two or more companies) who demonstrate excellence in collaboration, communication, and technical execution with an impact on operational efficiencies in order to achieve a common goal. There will be one award presented, which may be given to teams from any business category.
Blu Digital Group / Sony Pictures Entertainment
Client Relations and GCSS Teams, Warner Bros. Discovery / Deluxe
Deepdub.ai / Topic.com
Disney / Deluxe / MAV: Accessible Communication Without Barriers
Intel / Google Cloud / Gunpowder
MEDIAGENIX / Anuvu
NBCUniversal / Deluxe / Pixelogic
SSIMWAVE, an IMAX company / Disney Streaming Services
Emerging Technology Award
This award honors a company that created a new technology that could positively affect the future of digital entertainment distribution. There may be one award for each of the business categories, with up to three awards in total.
DTS AutoStage / Bob Dillon, Xperi/DTS
BluConductor / Paulette Pantoja, Blu Digital Group
BluSpot Technology / George Rausch, Blu Digital Group
Deepdub.ai / Ofir Krakowski
Eluvio Content Fabric for the first NFT window, premium VoD and Living Movie Experiences / Michelle Munson, Eluvio
MediaCAT AI-Driven Suite of Media Localization Services / Josh Pine, XL8
Peter Scott / Play Anywhere
Pioneering 8K/60FPS/HDR VVC (Versatile Video Codec/H.266) Live Streaming / Ravindra Velhal (Intel), Mauricio Mesa (Spin Digital) and team
The Sherlock Pipeline – Advanced Workflow Automation for Global Creative
SSIMWAVE, an IMAX Company
TiVo OS / Ben Maughan, TiVo/Xperi
Veritone Digital Media Hub
Victoria Bousis / UME Studios, Digital Human Technology
Localization Trailblazer Award
PRESENTED BY SPHEREX
This award honors trailblazing companies, teams, or individuals who exemplify excellence in overseeing quality, localized content under tight deadlines using creative and operational groundbreaking strategies. One award will be presented and may be given to a company, individual, or team and can be from any business category.
Alberto de la Puente Nieto, NBCUniversal
Amazon Prime Video 3P Localization
Chris Reynolds & Deluxe Localization
David Lee, Iyuno
The Sherlock Company
Silviu Epure, Blu Digital Group
Yelena Makarczyk, Vubiquity
Technology Achievement Award
The award honors recipients who have demonstrated technical achievement and significantly contributed to the realization of technological advancements in their organization. There may be one award for each of the business categories, with up to three awards in total.
Reelgood Product Team, Reelgood
Dubbing and Audio teams with R&D team, Pixelogic
Greg Taieb, Deluxe
Ivan Verbesselt and Quentin Pouplard, Mediagenix
Ofir Krakowski, Deepdub.ai
The Sherlock Pipeline Team
VOD Monitor Engineering & product team, SSIMWAVE, an IMAX Company
Technology Innovation Award
The award honors an individual or a team for identifying a problem and creating a novel solution, e.g. engineering lab or infrastructure. The solution would not necessarily have to be implemented at the time the award is given. There may be one award for each of the business categories, with up to three awards in total.
Harvey Landy, Brandon Lasner, NBCUniversal
Dynamic Ad Break Slugs on Disney+, Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
Tony Huidor and Cineverse Team
George Rausch, Blu Digital Group
Field Garthwaite, IRIS.TV INC.
Ofir Krakowski/Nir Krakowski, Deepdub
VQ Dial, Ian Wormsbecker, SSIMWAVE, an IMAX company
World Class Viewing Experiences Team, Intel/FOX Sports/TAG Video Systems
XL8 Engineering Team, XL8
Technology Leadership Award
The award honors an individual or team for demonstrating leadership and implementing something technically that had an impact on the business as a whole (extending to the industry beyond their specific company). Recipients will have demonstrated leadership and significantly contributed to a recent project or other engagement within the last two years in the Technology & Operations function within entertainment technology. There will be one award presented, which may be awarded to a person in any business category.
Abdul Rehman, SSIMWAVE, an IMAX Company
Ofir Krakowski, Deepdub.ai
Rich Welsh, Deluxe
George Rausch, Blu Digital Group
Sarah Bryan, Paramount Global
The World’s first Immersive 8K VR Livestream for XXIV Olympic Winter Games Team, Intel, NBCU, COSM
Smart OS Award
This award recognizes best overall operating system performance in each of the product categories – Smart TV, dongle, and set top boxes (cable, satellite, gaming consoles). Criteria to determine the product’s overall performance and value will be based on areas pertaining to functionality, usage, and display. There may be one award for each product category (Smart TV, dongle, set top boxes). Up to three awards in total.
LG webOS Smart TV
Samsung Tizen OS
VIZIO SmartCast OS
Hall of Fame Award
PRESENTED BY DOLBY
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated consistent results in technology leadership, technology achievement, technology innovation, or any combination of those categories throughout their career. They are well-regarded within the industry. This award was previously named Lifetime Achievement, and the recipient can be from any business category.
Gray Ainsworth, Lionsgate Entertainment
Mark Augustine, Disney
Ellen Goodridge, Amazon Studios
Jeff Stabenau, Giant Worldwide
Ravindra Velhal, Intel
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