Anthony GEFFEN ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS
Eric KLEIN HIGHTV 3D
John CASSY BSKYB
| Director, Sky 3D
John is Channel Director of Sky 3D, Europe’s first 3D TV channel. The channel launched in October 2010 and highlights have included award-winning live coverage of Champions League football, Premier League football and the Ryder Cup, Sir David Attenborough's BAFTA winning documentary, Flying Monsters, and the world 3DTV premiere of Avatar. Partners include Discovery, History, ESPN, Disney, MTV and Nat Geo. John previously launched and ran the award winning Sky Arts channel portfolio, and worked on secondment at the Wall Street Journal in New York. Prior to joining Sky John was a journalist at The Guardian and The Express newspapers.
BskyB is the biggest pay TV broadcaster in the UK and Ireland, and today entertains over 10 million homes. Sky invests over £2 billion annually into diverse content, including sports, film, news, entertainment and arts.
Mark RINGWALD 3NET
| Director, Acquisitions & Scheduling
RHA Bong Ha KCC
| Executive Director
- M.A. in Public Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- (Present) Director General for International Cooperation, KCC
- Consul at the ROK Embassy to China (Secondment)
Spencer STEPHENS SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGY
| Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer at Sony Pictures at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Spencer Stephens helps lead the studio’s use of technology in support of the creation and distribution of movies, television and other entertainment content.
Stephens guides the company’s Digital Backbone implementation, designed to streamline and expedite production and post production; works in creating new digital media and production work flows and systems, such as cloud-based, 3D and 4K enabled-services; helps set digital policy for the company; and participates in the technology development of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, with the new UltraViolet digital standard. In addition, he represents the company in several technical working groups; technology consortiums and industry forums involved in shaping the future of entertainment.
As one of Sony Pictures' senior technologists, Stephens also interfaces with counterparts across Sony Corp. to further the development and use of tools for the creation, distribution and display of high-quality entertainment across platforms.
Stephens brings a wealth of experience in technology and management experience to Sony Pictures. Previously, Stephens worked as a technologist for Warner Bros. where he was responsible for technology development and application across a broad range of digital content distribution and production systems. As Vice-President Production Technology, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Stephens oversaw the creation, evaluation and implementation of cutting-edge technologies. He created new digital infrastructures, procedures and workflows to facilitate the production needs of the studio’s motion picture and television productions and online properties such as celebrity site TMZ.
Stephens started in data communications as system engineer at the inception of the computer network industry. He has focused on the design and the innovative application of network systems for other leading entertainment companies including Disney where he worked on digital production for Walt Disney TV Animation.
Stephens has a BSc (1st Class Honors) in physics from the University of Sussex, UK and an MS in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.