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SPEAKERS /

OTT Days in New York 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 BROADCAST & MEDIA, HARMONIC

ERIC ARMSTRONG

Eric Armstrong is the Vice President, North America Sales at Harmonic. In this role, Eric leads the Sales and Pre-Sales Engineering teams for Broadcast, OTT, Telco, Satellite, Government and Enterprise markets in the U.S. and Canada.. Prior to joining Harmonic, Eric was President and CEO of Kontiki Inc., an enterprise video and P2P distribution platform company. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and Master of Science in computer engineering from Santa Clara University.

PRESIDENT, NATIONAL LAMPOON

EVAN SHAPIRO

Evan Shapiro is the President of National Lampoon, a Comedy Studio for Live Performance, Film, TV, Social and Audio. Shapiro, an Emmy and Peabody Award Winner, has produced or created more than 150 television series, specials or documentaries, including Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang, Please Like Me, Take My Wife, Shrink, Trapped In The Closet, Harmonquest, Laurie Kilmartin’s 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, HitRecord, Fortitude, Carlos, Bollywood Hero, My Brother My Brother & Me, Brick City, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and more. He most recently executive produced the comedy special Funny Women of A Certain Age for Showtime, and Trump Bites, the Webby Award winner for Best Animated Series. 

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF HOROWITZ RESEARCH

HOWARD HOROWITZ

Howard Horowitz is a renowned specialist in the marketing of television, computer and Internet services to consumers. A political scientist by training and market researcher by profession, Mr. Horowitz has served as advisor to many of the major media companies. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Horowitz’s work has helped shape and advance the standard for success in marketing cable television, home entertainment services, and broadband and mobile content and services.

VP OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, FLOSPORTS

JASON BYRNE

Jason Byrne is the VP of Software Development at FloSports. He manages the engineering team responsible for live streaming and realtime sport data. Jason also oversees the NOC/Broadcast Operations department and leads software achitecture and technical R&D efforts at FloSports. Prior to joining FloSports, Jason was founder and CEO of MileSplit, which for well over a decade has been the leading track & field web site in North America. MileSplit was acquired by FloSports in 2013 and remains one of its top properties.

DIRECTOR AT ALTMAN VILANDRIE

JONATHAN HURD

Jonathan has been a Director at Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.)—a 140-person strategy consulting firm focused on technology, media, and telecom—since 2006.  He has more than 25 years of consulting and industry experience in communications, media and related technology sectors.  Jonathan’s primary areas of expertise include corporate strategy, product innovation, marketing management, customer segmentation, pricing strategy, and new business planning and development.  Jonathan has led AV&Co.’s unique proprietary consumer survey and simulation techniques to analyze the impact of new video entrants, working with video distributors on product design and pricing of traditional and OTT AVOD and SVOD services, and advising broadcast and cable TV networks on product and pricing strategy for new video offers.  Jonathan is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the group charged with investigating and selecting EMMY award recipients for innovative TV technology.  Jonathan received a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

EVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PUREFLIX

MARK BECKWITT

Marc Beckwitt has over thirty years of experience within the Consumer Electronics, Service Provider and Video Services industry. Beckwitt currently serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Pure Flix. 

Previously, Beckwitt has done tours with Vewd Software (formerly OperaSoftware), Prodea, Technicolor, Arris, Digeo and Sony where he had key rolestowards developing and launching products and services such as the M-GO content delivery platform, Moxi for Retail and PayTV, SonyStyle.com, etc.
Beckwitt holds 9 U.S. patents in the network and interactive TV fields with others pending.

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, 24I MEDIA

MARTIJN VAN HORSSEN

Martijn Van Horssen is the CEO and founder of 24i Media, a leading provider of multi-screen TV apps. Together with his friend and companion Hans Disch, Martijn founded 24i Media in 2009 and since then has led the company as CEO. Rewarded with Deloitte's Fast 50 Rising Star as an innovative and disruptive media technology startup, 24i has grown into a thought and market leader in engineering TV apps on all devices, screens and platforms: from set top boxes and SmartTV’s to gaming consoles and mobile devices. 24i creates and maintains state-of-the-art TV apps for leading TV channels and operators, like RTL, FOX and KPN, in Europe and abroad.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMCAST TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

MATT SMITH

Matt has held a variety of key roles in video technology in his career. He’s presently involved in Strategy and Business Development for Comcast Technology Solutions, helping to solve the most complex problems facing video providers today, leveraging the massive scale and expertise of the Comcast platform.

COO/DO-FOUNDER, EZDRM

OLGA KORNIENKO

Olga Kornienko is a co-founder and COO of the DRM as a Service specialist EZDRM. Since 2001, Olga has driven the growth of this very international enterprise and established its strong market branding as both a business and a technology leader. Olga is an expert on video security, security industry history, and a frequent contributor to industry publications and conferences.

VP OF SALES, AMERICAS AT CLEENG

SALVATORE ROMANA

With 10 years of experience in Live events and Subscriptions, Salvatore has been working with Media and Non-Media brands to launch and expand their Direct-to-Consumer businesses. Working closely with executives to better understand the key metrics to acquire, retain and grow their subscribers.

GENERAL MANAGER, TOPIC.COM AT FIRST LOOK MEDIA

RYAN CHANATRY

Ryan Chanatry is the General Manager for First Look Media’s Topic, a digital platform focused on visual and audio storytelling. Previously, Ryan oversaw First Look’s Audience Development efforts, including acquisition strategy, partnerships, newsletter growth, and paid media.

Before joining First Look Media, Ryan was Director, Global Marketing Insights at Netflix where he led the team responsible for all brand, advertising, and social media intelligence and tracking efforts as well as strategic creative planning and development. In addition he worked extensively on Netflix’s international market launches across Europe and Japan. 

He joined Netflix in 2013 from Mediacom in Singapore where he was Director, Asia-Pacific Insights & Decisions. Before that he was a Senior Brand Strategy Consultant at Interbrand in the US, Japan, and Singapore. 

Ryan holds a B.S. with honors in Marketing and Human Resources from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.