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[itvt] is pleased to present a partial list of the speakers and panelists for the fifth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (May 17th-18th, 2011, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco). Several of the show's tracks--including the track on operator interactive TV--are still being finalized, so we will be announcing more speakers and panelists shortly, as well as the show's schedule of sessions.

Chris Allen, VP/director of video innovation, SMGx Matt Apfel, VP of content, Coincident.tv Michael Aragon, VP and general manager of global digital video distribution and operations, Sony Network Entertainment Clayton Banks, president and executive producer, Ember Media Jeff Baumgartner, site editor, Light Reading Cable Bruce A. Biegel, managing director, Winterberry Group Mike Bloxham, VP of insights and research, Trendline Interactive Brandon Brown, CEO, Zodiac Interactive Paula Byrne, managing director, Pushbutton Adam Cahan, CEO, IntoNow Judson Cary, VP of video technology policy, CableLabs Scott Chambliss, production designer of the new "Star Trek" movie and "Cowboys and Aliens" Pravin Chandiramani, VP of business develoopment, Simulmedia Michael Collette, managing director, MediaTech Strategies Lindsay S. Crittendon, managing director, San Francisco, Frank N. Magid Associates Jon Dakss, VP of technology product development, NBC Universal Robert Dandrea, distinguished engineer, national engineering and technical operations, Comcast Enzo D'Anna, director of sales, Americas, Strategy & Technology David Del Beccaro, president and CEO, Music Choice Channing Dawson, senior advisor, Scripps Networks Allison Dollar, CEO, Interactive Television Alliance Steve Donohue, Light Reading Cable and [itvt] Ellen Dudar, chief product officer, FourthWall Media Don Dulchinos, SVP of advanced platforms and services, CableLabs Thomas Dvorak, chief marketing officer, Aprico Dan Eakins, CEO, Zeitera Brandon Eatros, CEO, Yidio Eric Elia, VP of TV solutions and professional services, Brightcove Leslie Ellis, principal, Translation Please Chris Faw, SVP of operations, Time Warner Cable Media Sales James Field, director of technology, NDS Joan Fitzgerald, VP of television sales and business development, comScore Malia Flynn, VP of product development, Canoe Ventures Frank S. Foster, VP of IPTV sales and solutions, AT&T Kristin Frank, general manager of MTV and VH1 Digital Tom Freeman, CEO, Splat Interactive Michael Gallagher, executive producer, Totally Sketch (interactive YouTube star) Harold Geller, SVP of cross-industry workflow, 4A's/managing director, Ad-ID Joe Gillespie, president and CEO, Zoove Yosi Glick, president and CEO, Jinni John Hashimoto, director of product development for ITV/VOD/connected TV, The Weather Channel Daniel Hassan, chairman and CEO, BCM Cathy Hetzel, president, Advanced Media and Information Division, Rentrak Walt Horstman, SVP of media solutions, Visible World Ed Humphrey, president of the Americas, Softel Group Brian Seth Hurst, CEO, The Opportunity Management Company Brian David Johnson, futurist, Intel Aslam Khader, chief product officer, Ensequence Evan Krauss, EVP of advertising sales, Shazam Will Kreth, senior director of advanced video strategy, Time Warner Cable, and founder of OEDN Gerard Kunkel, former SVP of user experience and product design at Comcast Olivier Lacour, VP of design, NDS Anthony Landamia, executive director of product management, SeaChange International Craig Leddy, principal, Interactive TV Works Bismarck Lepe, president of products, Ooyala Rebecca Rusk Lim, senior director of advanced entertainment, Starz Entertainment Marcelino Ford-Livene, general manager of interactive content and advanced advertising development, Intel Digital Home Group Peter Low, president and CEO, Ensequence Scott Maddux, SVP of product development, Nielsen John Maguire, director of product strategy, TV technology, S3 Group Abe McCallum, CEO, Clikthrough Jeronimo Macanas, CEO, mgMedia Chip Meehan, VP of advanced advertising sales, Comcast Spotlight Eric Miller, CEO, Flashlight Engineering Lisa Murphy, head of sales and marketing, metaio Inc. Zvika Netter, CEO, Innovid Bill Niemeyer, senior analyst, The Diffusion Group Chris Noessel, director of interaction, Cooper Roland Noll, executive director of integrated advertising and commerce, AT&T Vic Odryna, CEO, ZeeVee Arthur Orduna, CTO, Canoe Ventures Stephanie Otto, CEO, Brainstorm Communications Shalini Govil-Pai, group manager, partner technologies and strategy for YouTube and TV, Google Susan Panico, senior director, PlayStation Network, Sony Michael Payne, director of experience design, Intel Sam Pemberton, CEO, Softel Group Patrick Peters, EVP and general manager of programming, FourthWall Media Alan Queen, CTO, Movl (winner of the Samsung Free the TV Challenge) Dewey Reid, chief creative officer, eat.tv (designer of Fox's Bones Show Companion App) John Reister, chief IPTV architect, BigBand Networks Jonathan Ricard, SVP of digital, IXI Data Marty Roberts, VP of sales and marketing, thePlatform Jon Romm, COO, Avail-TVN Paul Saffo, managing director of foresight, Discern Analytics David Sandford, VP and general manager, service provider business, TiVo Frank Sandoval, principal architect, CableLabs Gabe Sauerhoff, VP of digital media distribution, Discovery Communications Chris Schembri, VP of media planning and buying, Travelers Insurance Margret Schmidt, VP of user experience design, TiVo Lori Schwartz, chief technology catalyst, McCann Worldgroup Russ Schafer, senior director of product marketing, Yahoo! Connected TV Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association Ajay Shah, CEO, Spot411/TVPlus (winner of the 2011 CableLabs Winter Conference Innovation Showcase) Kevin Shaw, CTO, Sensor Platforms Nathan Shedroff, chair of the MBA in Design Strategy Program, California College of the Arts Richard Shirley, VP of distribution business development, A&E Television Networks Louis Slothouber, chief scientist, FourthWall Media Jasper Smith, CEO, PlayJam- Nick Troiano, president, BlackArrow Nick Troiano, president, BlackArrow Jason Trucco, principal, Social Animal (conceived and directed the world's first interactive 360-degree music video, featuring Macy Gray) Jim Turner, SVP of product management, Canoe Ventures Maki Ueda, board of Stichting DIRECTIONS, The Netherlands Edgar Villalpando, SVP of marketing, ActiveVideo Networks Paul Wehrley, COO, Clicker Media Ofer Weintraub, CTO, Orca Interactive Kip Welch, president and chairman, Entertainment ID Registry Association (EIDR)/VP of business development at MovieLabs Robin Wilson, VP of business development, OpenTV Matt Zinn, SVP, general counsel and chief privacy officer, TiVo

If you'd like to participate in the nomination process without preparing full supporting documents, please click HERE and begin to nominate your favorites for the following categories:

Most Significant Impact Most Significant Newcomer Most Significant Technology, Platform, Product Most Significant Content Offering Most Innovative Design or User Interface Individual Leadership I and Individual Leadership II ITV All-Star

InteractiveTV Today [itvt], the first, best and most widely read news source on interactive and multiplatform television, is pleased to present the fifth annual TV of Tomorrow Show , May 17th-18th (Tuesday-Wednesday), 2011 in San Francisco, California at the famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The first four TV of Tomorrow Shows--and our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event--were praised by sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees not only as true experts' conferences that attracted a veritable "who's who" of the interactive TV industry, but as offering a thoroughly unique and enjoyable experience. As always, we are working hard to ensure that the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 is even better.

To find out more about discounted early-bird registration , click here To find out more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities , contact us at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806 For a gallery of photos from the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010, click here For a gallery of photos from TVOT NYC Intensive, click here To explore our dedicated TV of Tomorrow Show Web site , click here To discuss the TV of Tomorrow Show, or to give us feedback and suggestions (including new technologies you would like to see showcased and topics you would like to see discussed), email us at swedlow@itvt.com

TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 sponsors include : Softel Group , Ensequence , HCL , Alticast , S3 Group , ThinkAnalytics and Breakaway Communications

[itvt] would like to extend a very big and heartfelt THANK YOU to presenting sponsor, Canoe Ventures, and all the other companies and organizations whose sponsorship made TVOT NYC Intensive--our recent sold-out event in New York City--possible. Without the upfront commitment of our sponsors--many of which have been loyal supporters of our efforts for many years now--we would not be able to produce our TV of Tomorrow events. We truly appreciate their help in making our first New York event such a success.

A full list of the sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive , together with their descriptions of the products and services they provide to the industry, is below. Please note that many of these sponsors have already committed to supporting our next event, the fifth annual TV of Tomorrow Show, which will be taking place in San Francisco next spring and which we will be announcing soon.

[itvt]'s regular news coverage, which was on hiatus as our editorial team worked on TVOT NYC Intensive, will resume shortly.


Canoe Ventures is a company founded by the nation's leading cable operators including Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc., Comcast Corporation, Cox Communications Inc., and Time Warner Cable. Based in New York City, the company is focused on making cable's advanced television solutions easier to buy, use and measure. It is creating innovative products and services for networks to enhance programming and empower viewers to interact with their TV's. The company is comprised of a team of experts from some of the top companies at the forefront of media innovation. Each member brings its own significant skill set to the table, which will play an integral role in bringing TV a giant step forward into the future.


Softel is a global leader in key TV and video technologies including subtitling and captioning, interactive TV, MPEG stream processing and multiplexing, opt and ad insertion cuing, and Teletext, delivered through a full range of products, professional services and bespoke development. Based in Pangbourne, near Reading in Berkshire, England, Softel also owns Softel-USA LLC, which focuses entirely on the Americas from its metro New York location. The company also has an impressive network of partners worldwide. With almost three decades of broadcast experience, Softel has built a customer list that encompasses prestigious "blue chip" broadcasters and major post production facilities, as well as freelancers and smaller facilities.

InteractiveTV Today [itvt] is pleased to announce WE ARE SOLD OUT . Please contact Richard Washbourne at rwashbourne@itvt.com to be put on the waiting list. If more afterparties are announced, we will let you know. Stay tuned for TVOT 2011 Spring in San Francisco!



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