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SPEAKERS /

OTT Days in Los Angeles brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry, providing attendees with unparalleled insights into the technology and business opportunities of the OTT ecosystem. 

VP Emerging Platform Content 

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Scott Ehrlich

Scott has a track record of successfully creating new ventures in television, technology and new media over three decades.  His most recent venture, The QYOU, is Sinclair's partner in the pioneering over-the-air TV network TBD, the millennial-focused emerging network that reflects our push to expand our business with new digital multicast networks that leverage our broadcast spectrum and household reach.  At Sinclair, Scott oversees emerging networks strategy including content acquisition, developing new concepts, and interfacing with external parties, as well as sourcing content for nascent platforms, including OTT initiatives.

Mr. Ehrlich has spent three decades in the media business in roles spanning licensing, production, creative development, technology, network management and programming. He's served as Executive Producer for award winning digital series including The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (Paramount/Hulu) and Two Bellmen (Marriott Content Studio), as well as licensing content to and from digital and traditional platforms. Mr. Ehrlich has been retained as a strategic advisor to startups and established companies focused on digital video products, distribution and business models. Earlier in his career Mr. Ehrlich served in executive roles at NBC Cable (CNBC), News Corporation (News America Digital Publishing and Fox News Channel) and Real Networks (RealOne SuperPass).   Mr. Ehrlich received his master's degree from The Graduate School of Political Management and his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College.

Chief Strategy Officer 

Wicket Labs

Ian Blaine 

Ian Blaine is the Chief Strategy Officer of Wicket Labs. A technology entrepreneur, he has most recently spent time as an advisor & board member to local startups. Prior to this, he served as co-founder and CEO of thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast, where he also served as SVP in the Converged Products group. He previously held product management roles at Adobe, & NBC Internet. A Seattle native, Ian spends most of his free time with his family, enjoying the great outdoors. Boating in the San Juan Islands, hiking and skiing in the Cascades, and running/biking everywhere are favorite activities.

Chief Commercial Officer

24i

Ramon Duivevoorden,

Ramon is Chief Commercial Officer at 24i and joined the leadership team after 24i's acquisition of Vigour where he served as founder and CEO. In his current role, he continues to focus on sustainable value creation for the company and its customers. Ramon is based out of LA, where he likes to spend his free time exploring the outdoors with his camera or surf board. 

Director, Solutions - Americas

BITMOVIN

STEVE GEIGER

Steve has held numerous roles in the streaming media industry over the last 15 years, ranging from pioneering live video and webcast platforms in New York-based startups to managing large-scale media products and workflows for companies such as Amazon and Comcast. Steve currently leads the Solutions team for the Americas, focused on pre/post-sales and customer integrations, for Bitmovin, a company providing products that solve complex video problems for leading media companies worldwide.

For more information about Bitmovin, please visit www.bitmovin.com

SENIOR DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Comcast Technology Solutions

David Browne

David Browne has over 20 years of media technology experience working with global corporations in various capacities including Program & Product management, software development and professional services consulting. He is an industry specialist in direct-to-consumer OTT, TV-E and digital media delivery. He is currently Director of Product Management for Comcast Technology Solutions.

US GENERAL MANAGER 

FINCONS GROUP

GREG JARVIS

Greg leads the international IT services firm Fincons Group’s US business, excelling at bringing digital products and services to market.  He has spent the past 18 years in the digital media industry, primarily in the delivery of consumer facing applications in online video streaming and distribution.  

 

Having pioneered products and projects in the industry he was involved in the launch of multiple “first-times” with movie and TV online delivery from studios, MVPD’s, and premium broadcast channels.

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR 

FTI CONSULTING

Brad Sharp

Brad Sharp is a Senior Managing Director and is based in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Valuation and Financial Advisory Services group, specializing in business valuation. He has extensive experience across a broad range of financial advisory roles, including fairness opinions, solvency opinions, tangible/intangible asset valuations, litigation support, bankruptcy, business plan development and strategic planning.

Mr. Sharp has completed over 700 engagements in entertainment and media on behalf of management teams, as well as investors and lenders. Mr. Sharp’s work has encompassed film production and distribution, film and television libraries, music catalogues, television production, television broadcasting, cable networks, post-production, production payroll services, digital media and video games. His assignments have been used for transaction support, financial planning, litigation support, collateral purposes, compensation purposes, accounting and/or tax planning purposes.

FOUNDER 

MBark Digital

Candice Edwards

Candice is the founder of Mbark Digital. She has spent the last 20 years in the tech industry, expanding her skills to become an expert in digital video strategy. As a recognized thought leader in the OTT video industry, Candice specialize in end-to-end video strategy, product development, monetization, distribution, and data insights to help businesses launch radical video experiences, engage and retain their audience, and accelerate their revenue and market growth goals.

Candice thrives when she's “in the trenches” to strategize with founders and their teams as they develop disruptive products and services to future proof and evolve their businesses. She has helped launch hundreds of direct-to-consumer products for the world’s largest media companies including Disney, Sony, Warner Bros., Red Bull, Univision, Starz, and America Movil.

We are in the midst of a digital video revolution. The technology supply chain itself is only a piece of the equation. Candice advise Executives launching and re-imagining their OTT businesses, both on the content side and technology enablement side, on how to embrace innovation and defend against disruption to shape their advantage for the future.