Sponsored by Accenture.
From Marconi onward, every significant advancement in entertainment, communications and media has depended on advancing the capabilities of enabling technology. It's just that today, the stakes are higher and the game moves faster than ever. In the midst of a convulsive period for every media sector, Chief Technology Officers make critical decisions about where to invest, what to adopt, how to proceed and what to ignore. Listen in as some of the top technology strategists and leaders from across the Internet and television sectors talk about how they distinguish the innovative from the everyday - and what they see as the most promising new advances in technological capability.
game-changing ideas for harnessing chaos
approaches for cultivating and supporting innovation
who's betting big on what delivery and distribution platforms
Darcy Antonellis, CEO, VUBIQUITY
Kevin Hart, EVP & CTO, Cox Communications
John Honeycutt, Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Communications
Steve Shannon, GM, Content & Services, Roku
Tony Werner, EVP & CTO, Comcast Cable
Gene Reznik, Group Technology Officer - Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture
Ms. Antonellis serves as VUBIQUITY’s Chief Executive Officer, a position she’s held since January 2014. VUBIQUITY, a privately held media and entertainment company, is the largest global provider of premium content managed services and technical solutions servicing clients in 117 Countries that reach more than 109 million households and in numerous local languages.
Kevin, born in Columbus, Ohio, joins Cox most recently from Clearwire Corporation, where he served as the Chief Information Officer since 2009. While there, Kevin was responsible for the company’s Information Technology, Enterprise Network Deployment Planning Office and Business Process Management functions. Among his key accomplishments with Clearwire include leading the transformation of the IT organization during the deployment of the company’s 4G wireless broadband service across the nation.
As Chief Technology Officer, John Honeycutt leads Discovery Communications’ consolidated IT, media technology, production and operations functions globally. He is charged with developing and implementing a long-term technology strategy to enable Discovery’s growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services.
Gene Reznik is the Group Technology Officer and Network Business Managing Director for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group. He is responsible for leading Accenture's technology agenda for the group globally. This includes defining the group's technology strategy, overseeing current and future technology partnerships, and developing emerging technology areas.
Steve Shannon heads Roku’s content and services group which is responsible for establishing new content relationships, acquiring entertainment and growing services on the Roku platform. Steve has co-founded and led many successful companies that have shaped the digital living room.
Tony G. Werner is responsible for developing and guiding the company’s technology strategy and evolving network architecture, including supporting next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. Under Tony’s leadership, Comcast has completed major platform investments, including DOCSIS 3.0 and the all-digital transition, and is delivering more product innovation faster than ever before.