| Head of Sales, EMEA
Gracenote is the metadata company that enables users to discover, manage and enjoy digital media throughout the world. Gracenote provides TV, Movie and Music data and imagery with ingenious recognition and recommendation technology to literally hundreds of services – over 10 billion searches hit Gracenote’s platform every month. Gracenote technology powers the likes of Apple’s iCloud and iTunes services, Amazon, Google, Rhapsody and Spotify music services, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Acer embedded handset applications, Philips, Loewe and Sony internet connected-TVs rely on Gracenote’s EPG and IPG, and most of the world’s top automobile infotainment systems depend on Gracenote to power their services.
Chris heads Gracenote’s European Sales group, and has spent over 20 years working in the entertainment industry in various roles, including roadie, indie record label boss, licensee of some of the ever first digital distribution deals for audio and video and working with everyone form application developers to multi-national conglomerates in providing disruptive technology to millions upon millions of end users. He enjoys friends and family, socializing and networking and eating fresh bread and pate over looking harbours in the south of France.
Massimo TRAVOSTINO STUDIO LEGALE PECORARO-TRAVOSTINO
I am a lawyer admitted to the Turin Bar Association in 1996, partner since 2002 at Studio Legale Pecoraro-Travostino, Italy. I am specialised in commercial and contract law, with a particular focus on IT/IP and telecommunication sectors. I give legal advice to private companies and public entities in their ordinary business activity as well as in special projects and operations in national and in international markets and I assist them in judicial proceedings. I carry out teaching activity at masters and specialization courses, speak at seminars and write for national and international law journals. I am member of Turin Bar Association Commissione Informatica, IAEL Executive Commettee, and fellow of Nexa Center.
About Studio Legale Pecoraro-Travostino
Studio Legale Pecoraro-Travostino is based in Torino with a secondary office in Milan and provides legal assistance to private and public entities operating in domestic and international markets. Established in 2002, the firm developed significant experience in M&A, IT/IP, telecommunications, public procurement and public-private-partnerships. The main fields of activity are assistance in commercial contracts and company deals (such as shares and quotas sale and purchase agreements, company joint ventures, IP/IT agreements), competition law, IP deals, judicial and arbitration assistance, EU public private partnership projects, e-public procurement projects.
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| Director, Business Development
Jeffrey M. LIEBENSON LIEBENSON LAW
Jeff Liebenson is a leader in media, technology and entertainment law, with extensive expertise in digital entertainment, international and intellectual property law. He has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
Jeff is President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
New York University School of Law, LL.M., Trade Regulation, 1982
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975
Memberships and Associations
President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA
American Bar Association, Entertainment ADR Committee
Entertainment and Media