Dreamin’ Wild (Lionsgate)
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose (Paramount)
Wednesday, October 12
6:00-8:00 PM Pacific
The entrance to the DTS Sound Space is in the back of the building, just West of Social Eats.
Look for the black “DTS Sound Space” signs across from the building’s parking structure.
Please do not enter the building’s main lobby.
There is street parking available around the DTS Sound Space.
Additionally, there is a self-pay parking structure behind the building.
The award honors an individual or team that has demonstrated leadership, implementing something technically that had an impact on the business. 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. The award could be given to a company, individual, or team and can be from any business category.
George Rausch, Blu Digital Group
Sudipta Ghorui, Cinedigm
Al Rundle, Disney
Rob Delf, Fabric
Mark Sgriccia, Lionsgate (Winner)
Lucas Bertrand, Looper Insights
Keith Prokop, NexSpec
Ben Maughan, TiVo
Adriana Becerra, Tubi
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. The award could be given to teams from any business categories.
Cloud Localization Blueprint, Fabric
Industry First Integrated Licensing Strategy Tool, Rightsline + Salesforce
Kevin Lebre and Florian Castaignede, Testronic + Witbe
Jeff Glahn and Kevin Lenhart, TiVo/Part of Xperi + Vecima + Evolution + Verimatrix
Adriana Becerra and Arthur Kim, Tubi
Richard Legrand and John McVay, Verizon + HP
Warner Bros. Discovery Global Content Servicing & Solutions Team and GIANT Interactive Client Services Team, Warner Bros. Discovery + Giant Interactive (Winner)
The award honors a team that identified a problem and created a novel solution. 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 total.
Product & Engineering Team, Blu Digital Group
Tobias Queisser, Dev Sen, and Christian Monti, Cinelytic
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Single Ingest Pipeline Team, Disney (Winner)
Rob Delf, Fabric
Caroline Kelly, Hector Flores Acevedo, Diane Stainner, Alex Olugbile, NBCUniversal
Production Operations and Technical Operations Teams: Philip DiFalco, Lindsey Englerth, Jill Greenblatt, and Abbie Hamilton, PBS Distribution
Dmytro Bielievtsov, Grant Reaber and Alex Serdiuk, Respeecher (Winner)
Itzik Vager, Synamedia
Kevin Lebre, Testronic
ZOO Digital Labs, Zoo Digital Group
This award honors an individual who demonstrates an attitude of excellence, helps others, encourages teamwork, leads by example, and goes “above and beyond” the expectations of their job/duties to meet the needs of the industry while executing solutions to everyday challenges. There may be one award for each of the business categories with up to three awards total.
Yelena Makarczyk, Blu Digital Group (Winner)
Nathan Crowe, Disney Streaming
Cassandra Moore, NBCUniversal (Winner)
Pranav Desai, Vizio
Melissa Ennis, Warner Bros. Discovery
Technology Achievement Award honors adoption/leadership/engagement in the technology & operations function. Recipients will have demonstrated a technical achievement and significantly contributed to the realization of technological advancements. There may be one award for each of the business categories with up to three awards total.
Ravindra Velhal & Rick Hack, Intel (Winner)
Megan Mauck & Nader Kazemi, NBCUniversal
Adriana Becerra, Tubi (Winner)
ZOO Digital Labs, Zoo Digital Group
Al Rundle, Disney (Winner)
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. The award could be given to a company, individual, or team and can be from any business category.
Yelena Makarczyk, Blu Digital Group
Oz Krakowski, Deepdub
Mirka Pavlikova, Jim Gascon, Melissa Roughton, Anna Capezzera, Shane Mendez, Randy McGowan, Andrew Starbin, Romana Samaritani, Disney+, Deluxe, Marvel Studios
The Cloud Localization Blueprint, Fabric
Scott Rose, Iyuno-SDI
Teresa Phillips, Spherex (Winner)
HBO and HBO MAX, Content Enhancement Team, Warner Bros. Discovery
This award honors and recognizes an individual or team that has demonstrated consistent results in technology leadership, technology achievement, or technology innovation.
Ravindra Velhal, Intel Corporation
Michael Daruty, NBCUniversal (Winner)
Yvette Barton, Warner Bros. Discovery
To determine the award winners, DEG has enlisted a distinguished judging panel comprised of a cross-section of leaders representing entertainment technology. Among other factors, the judging panel will base its decision on the candidates’ contribution to a key goal or priority within the technology and operations function.
For more information, please contact Margot Hoffman at Margot@degonline.org.
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