Moderator

Liz Gannes, Editor, NewTeeVee

Panelists

Mark Jung, Chief Executive Officer, VUDU
Howard Hartenbaum, General Partner, Draper Richards, L.P.
Ben Huang, Director of Product Management, Microsoft TV 
Gary Lauder, Managing Partner, Lauder Partners
Gilles BianRosa, Chief Executive Officer, VUZE

Event Description:

Household consumption of television content remained unchanged for 50 years: programming delivered in sequential order on a limited number of channels to one device. Tivo shook the industry by introducing "time shifting," an effortless way to watch the content you want when you want. Sling Media continued this trend with "place shifting," allowing consumers to take content outside the living room. Now, higher broadband speeds, capable of turning the internet into a viable HD content medium, coupled with universal access by both producers and consumers, have given rise to a revolution in content consumption habits worldwide, threatening many of the existing business models that TV has enjoyed for so long.

Liz Gannes from NewTeeVee will be moderating a panel discussion among hot new startups and old industry powerhouses on how changing content consumption habits are creating new business opportunities for entrepreneurs in the household content market.

Topics to be discussed include time-scheduled vs. VOD, pay-for vs. advertising supported, long form vs. short form, and TV vs. PC vs. mobile as the dominant screen. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the event!

 

Bios

Liz Gannes, Editor, New Tee Vee

Liz Gannes is an Editor at NewTeeVee, a site that was launched in December 2006 as a dedicated outlet for the online video industry coverage. She is also a staff writer at GigaOM.com. She has built NewTeeVee to be the must-read chronicle of the web video revolution, developing a community of readers for events such as the NewTeeVee Pier Screenings and now NewTeeVee Live. She speaks often about video at conferences such as Web 2.0, the Web Video Summit, and Streaming Media West. Prior to GigaOM, she wrote for Red Herring.

Mark Jung, Chief Executive Officer, VUDU

Mark Jung is VUDU's Chief Executive Officer. Having spent 20 years as a leader in the technology industry and the last several years as a force in the convergence of media and technology, Mark is uniquely skilled to guide VUDU's rapid expansion. As CEO, Mark oversees the definition and implementation of the company's strategic and operational goals. Prior to joining VUDU, Mark was the co-founder and CEO of IGN Entertainment, a leading Internet media and services company for video gaming and other forms of digital entertainment. Mark led IGN, founded in 1999, from a small start-up to an entertainment powerhouse with millions of users and a strong subscription business. In October 2005, Mark led IGN's sale to News Corp., the parent company of Fox Interactive Media. Subsequent to the acquisition, Mark served as Chief Operating Officer of Fox Interactive Media where he was responsible for all of its Internet properties including MySpace, IGN Entertainment, FoxSports.com, AmericanIdol.com, and Scout Media.

Mark holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a B.S. from Princeton University.

Howard Hartenbaum, General Partner, Draper Richards, L.P.

Howard Hartenbaum focuses on investments in enterprise and consumer software and services, wireless network solutions, and peer-to-peer technology. His current directorships include LucidPort, NearbyNow and Zimbio. He led the founding investment in Skype (acquired by eBay), and was also a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists for the years 2006-2007. Prior to joining Draper Richards, Mr. Hartenbaum held positions at Hughes Electronics, where he was responsible for supporting business development, marketing and sales of satellite, information security and automotive technologies developed by HRL Technologies. He has also worked in engineering positions at Honda Motor Company and Teledyne Relays. Mr. Hartenbaum has worked overseas for a total of ten years in Luxembourg and Japan, is professionally fluent in Japanese and a graduate of M.I.T.

Ben Huang, Director of Product Management, Microsoft TV

Ben Huang is a Director of Product Management at Microsoft TV, the company's division delivering broadcast-quality video and new, integrated TV services over broadband networks. In this capacity, he oversees product strategy for the division's efforts in the connected entertainment space and various aspects of the consumer experience. Mr. Huang joined Microsoft in 2003, where he led various initiatives related to new business opportunities, emerging markets, pricing, and corporate transactions, among other areas. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Huang worked in various strategic, financial, and marketing leadership roles spanning multiple industries. He holds MBA and JD degrees from the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern Law School, and a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He is also a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California.

Gary Lauder, Managing Partner, Lauder Partners

Gary Lauder is the Managing Partner of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies.  He has been a venture capitalist since 1985 investing in over 60 private companies.  He is also Chairman of ICTV Inc., a developer of interactive television technology for cable, IPTV and other forms of internet delivery.  Other directorships: Promptu, Integra5 and ShotSpotter. Investments are primarily in cable television/IPTV technology and WWW arenas.  In the 1980¹s, he worked at the venture firms of Aetna, Jacobs & Ramo Technology Ventures, as well as Wolfensohn Associates. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania; a BS in Economics from the Wharton School; and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  In 1997 he was chosen to become a member of the inaugural class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute, at which he is the co-creator of its Socrates Society with Laura, his wife. He has had a working cable modem (usually) in his home since 1994, the same year that Upside Magazine named him one of the top 100 builders of the information highway. He is co-inventor of 9 patents, has spoken at over 70 industry forums, and, since 1992, has published several articles about the future of the cable industry that he still stands by.

Gilles BianRosa, Chief Executive Officer, VUZE

Gilles BianRosa is the Chief Executive Officer of Vuze, Inc. As CEO, Gilles is driving the evolution of the company from the popular, award-winning peer-2-peer application to a global distribution and exchange platform for high-resolution digital content. Prior to Vuze, Gilles was with McKinsey and Company in Palo Alto, California, where he led mission-critical initiatives related to product roadmaps and go-to-market strategies for venture- backed and "academy" technology companies including Microsoft, HP, BEA, SAP. Prior to McKinsey, Gilles was instrumental in the launch of Vivendi's media and services Internet platform for health professionals. Early in his career, Gilles founded MileStone, a software company serving the retail industry.

Gilles is a frequent speaker at leading industry events in the US and Europe. Gilles holds a MS in Computer Science from EPITA School of Engineering in Paris, and an MBA from Harvard University in Boston.



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