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EnTech Summer Symposium

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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DEG is adding a new event to our EnTech series. Designed as a more compact and collaborative working conference than DEG’s EnTech Fest in February, EnTech Summer Symposium will present an afternoon focused on current technology use cases and provide all attendees and presenters ample opportunity for high-level discussion. Sessions include a keynote CTO panel and discussions about driving revenue by using AI in the media distribution supply chain today, shoppable TV technology, and innovation in catalog restoration.

New speakers are added daily; stay tuned for updates!




Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO, DEG


Opening Remarks

Jonathan Zepp, Media and Entertainment Global Partnerships, Google; and Vice Chair, DEG


Keynote CTO Panel

Industry leaders discuss the technology issues ahead in content delivery and distribution.

Tony Huidor, COO and CTO, Cineverse

Eric Black, CTO and GM Media, Edgio

Phil Wiser, EVP and CTO, Paramount Global

Craig Seidel (Moderator), CTO, Pixelogic

Bill Baggelaar, Former CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment


Panel Discussion: Maximizing Content Revenue With AI-Driven Workflows

This panel discussion will explore strategies to maximize revenue with AI-driven workflows. Learn how to make rich, data-driven decisions and leverage AI tools to help drive revenue. Understand what it takes to enhance global monetization through AI-driven automation.

Ian McPherson, Global Strategy Leader for Media Supply Chain, Amazon Web Services

Kira Baca, Chief Revenue Officer, Ateliere Creative Technologies

Laura Florence, SVP Global FAST Channels, Fremantle

Jim Packer, President, Worldwide Television Distribution, Lionsgate

Marc Dion, Director, Distribution, WPT Enterprises


Technology Use Case: Catalog Restoration

With demand for content continuing to grow worldwide, content owners have more opportunities than ever to monetize their existing libraries for multiple platforms quickly and efficiently using advanced restoration technologies.

Jason Gish, President, Duplitech

Daniela Bocchetti, SVP, Client Solutions, IDC LA

Greg Ciaccio, VP, Post Production Original Content & Image Capture, IMAX

Andrea Kalas, SVP Archives, Paramount Pictures

Doug Sylvester, CEO, PRO-TEK Vaults


Technology Use Case: Shoppable TV

Shoppable content and ads bring product discovery and purchase capabilities directly into the streaming experience. This panel discussion will share perspectives on where shoppable TV is headed and how to use new technology to expand the shoppable TV audience.

Be sure to stick around for DEG and Media Play News’ 40 Under 40 Cocktail Receptiontaking place after the symposium from 5:00-7:00.




For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Andi Elliott at Andi@degonline.org.


July 30
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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