Will Richmond discusses new trends in the intersection between UX and new media with a panel of media experts.
John Carlucci is the Chief Technology Officer at Alticast where he leads product and technology development. John is a technology leader and entrepreneur focusing on digital media and communications including networking, digital multimedia, interactive television, content security, graphics, and grid computing. He contributed to the success of industry stalwarts such as Sony, DiviCom/Harmonic, BigBand Networks and Clearleap. Mr. Carlucci spent half a decade as Chief Network Architect for Time Warner Cable as well as led the engineering department for cable industry joint venture Polycipher as VP of Engineering. His work includes Emmy Award winning industry-leading designs for both Start Over/Network DVR and Switched-digital video. Mr. Carlucci founded social TV pioneer FreedTV, leading development of next generation video user experience. He has been awarded more than 20 U.S patents. He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and a Master's degree in electrical engineer, both from Cornell University College of Engineering.
James Field is Director of Technology, New Initiatives at NDS where he is responsible for business development and communication for the global New Initiatives Research & Development team. In this role, James also leads the companyâ€™s partner program with Silicon Valley-based technology companies in pursuit of new technology developments, and is instrumental in delivering convergent solutions for NDS customers worldwide.
James has been with NDS for over thirteen years, and brings a particular focus to rich media services for embedded devices, their future and the server side technologies that drive them. Most recently, he served as Director of Solutions for NDSâ€™ Asia Pacific region, and as a secondment Chief Operating Officer in the Beijing office, where he managed the specification and delivery of interactive and Digital TV solutions for the surrounding areas.
Prior to joining NDS, James worked at STAR TV as a Technical Engineering Manager. In this role, he worked closely with local satellite and cable redistributors, and coordinated the operation set-up and support of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite networks in Indonesia and India, including Indovision Digital Installation Company, Asia's first digital DTH broadcaster. James spent his early career working as an engineer at Pan Asian Systems, Atlas Wireline Service and Marconi Defense Systems.
James earned his bachelor's and masterâ€™s degrees in electrical and electronic engineering, both from the University of Bath. He has also attended Cranfield Universityâ€™s School of Management and served in the Corps of Royal Engineers in the British Army as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Mr. Paddick is the chairman and chief executive officer of Columbus International Inc., a Barbados-based corporation that holds investments in retail triple-play broadband providers in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao, all of which operate under the brand name FLOW. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity & IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 22 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region.
Prior to founding Columbus in 2004, Mr. Paddick was President & CEO of Persona Communications Inc. Persona was a TSX listed company that provided digital cable television, high speed Internet, commercial data and telecom services to a diverse base of residential and commercial customers in 1,200 communities in seven Canadian provinces. Persona, was the largest and controlling shareholder of Cable Bahamas Ltd., and as such, also provided similar services throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He served as CEO of Cable Bahamas Ltd. from 2001 to 2005 and as Chairman and CEO from 2005 to 2010.
Mr. Paddick has extensive capital market experience having raised in excess of US$4 Billion in debt and equity financing through transactions ranging from the initial public offering, private placements of debentures, rights offerings, private equity placements, syndicated banking facilities, subordinated debt, public bond issues and preferred share offerings.
Brendan Paddick was born and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada. He holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2000, he graduated from the prestigious Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard University in Boston.
In addition to sitting on Columbusâ€™ board, Mr. Paddick serves on the Board of Directors and the audit committee of Clearwater Seafoods Inc., a public Canadian company that is the worldâ€™s largest harvester and processor of shell fish and Atlantic Lobster. He is also a director of Summit Broadband Inc. and its operating subsidiary, the Orlando Telephone Company. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Caribbean Cable Television Cooperative since 2005 and is the Past-Chairman of the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association. He was also a member of Industry Canadaâ€™s National Broadband Task Force in 2001, a government initiative to shape the countryâ€™s roll out of ubiquitous broadband access.
In 2000, Mr. Paddick was named one of Canadaâ€™s Top 40 Under 40 by Caldwell Partners and the Globe and Mailâ€™s Report on Business Magazine. Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM is a national program founded to honor Canadians leaders who have reached a significant level of success but have not yet reached the age of 40. He has also been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's by Atlantic Canadian Business Magazine on three occasions, and was Memorial Universityâ€™s Faculty of Business Alumnus of the Year for 2002. In 2006, he was appointed Honorary Consul for Canada to the Bahamas by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In 2011, Brendan was named Ernst & Young's Atlantic Canadian Business-to-Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr. Paddick is a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of The Bahamas.
Will Richmond is editor and publisher of VideoNuze, a widely followed online publication which provides daily original analysis and curated news for online video decision-makers available at www.videonuze.com. Will also hosts and organizes VideoNuze’s annual Online Video Advertising Summit and SHIFT // Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summits, which thousands of industry executives have attended over the past 6 years. In addition, VideoNuze has recently launched VideoNuze iQ, a comprehensive hub for video industry research data (iq.videonuze.com).
Casey Sonsino is a Senior Engineer at CableLabs.
Nick Thexton is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NDS. In his current role, Nick Thexton leads a global division within NDS that is tasked with leading the companyâ€™s technical investigations into new areas of business. Prior to this role, Mr. Thexton led the UK R&D arm within the company. Before joining NDS in 1994, Mr. Thexton worked with UK broadcasters Channel 4 and Thames Television in the design and project management of studio facilities.
Adriana Waterston joined Horowitz Associates in 2001 and is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. In this capacity, Adriana is responsible for client relations, sales, new business development and branding.In addition to her business development responsibilities, Adriana handles project management for select clients. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Adriana is a recognized expert on the U.S. Hispanic market and is Senior Project Manager on all multicultural and Latino research. She has particular expertise in ethnographic research, focus group moderation and one-on-one interviewing.