Symposium Business Track

Program Committee

Chris Chinnock

Chris Chinnock, is the President & Founder of Insight Media, a company he started in 1998. Insight Media is a display-focused market research, publishing, consulting and event production company.  With a team of world-class display experts, the company publishes free news and subscription news and analysis (Large Display Report and Mobile Display report on its news portal site, www.display-central.com.  It offers various technology/market reports on emerging parts of the consumer and professional display market, offers strategic and tactical consulting services and produces event like Megapixel Summit, Projection Summit and the 4K/UHD Symposium.  Mr. Chinnock is the co-founder of the 3D @ Home Consortium and is a frequent speaker at trade shows across the globe.

Pete Lude´

Pete Ludé is prominent engineering leader in broadcast and digital media.   He has been involved in designing and implementing hundreds of broadcast and media systems, including the launch of digital video for DirecTV, pioneering HDTV systems for network broadcast and recent 4K workflow systems for motion picture production.  Most recently, Pete was Senior Vice President of Sony’s Silicon Valley R&D labs, where his work included workflow software for movie production, stereoscopic imaging and the next generation of 4K laser projectors for digital cinema.

Mr. Ludé is past president of SMPTE – the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers — and a SMPTE fellow.  Pete is also co-founder and past Chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association, and is a frequent speaker on the future of broadcast, Ultra HD television, stereoscopic 3D and laser displays. His blog can be found at http://digidrivel.blogspot.com/

Marty Shindler

Marty Shindler is CEO of The Shindler Perspective, a husband & wife consulting practice with Big 4 (C of PWC) professional service firm and top 5 (Sloan @ MIT) business school credentials. The firm has worked all along the entertainment and entertainment technology value chain, and as a result, has deep insight into the inner workings of the various industry segments and the many businesses and niches that intersect with the value chain. The practice consults on business, economic, strategic and operational matters in a diverse set of market segments and companies in areas such as development and previs, production, post production, distribution and exhibition for movies, TV and other content across a wide range of second screens, platforms and delivery methods.

Mr. Shindler’s unique vision and perspective provides clients with a first-hand sense of the direction in which the industry segments are heading and the challenges and rewards that lie ahead. Speaking engagements have included a wide range of industry conferences and events representing the many industry segments where the practice has been involved. Marty Shindler’s prior employment includes 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic, Kodak’s Cinesite and Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

Michael DeValue

Michael Devalue is Director of Advanced Technology at the Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for Standards, as well as researching new technologies related to content distribution such as 3D, 4K and High Dynamic Range.  He has co-chaired several groups related to 3D in the home for SMPTE and presented a session on Captions in Stereoscopic 3D at the 2010 SMPTE Technical Conference.

In addition to SMPTE, he is an active participant in the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) and is also the current Chairman of the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society.
 

Pete Putman

Pete Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. and provides training, marketing, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of displays, display interfaces, and related connectivity products.

Pete is a contributing editor for Sound and Communications magazine, the leading trade publication for commercial AV systems integrators. He also edits and publishes HDTVexpert.com, a Web blog focused on HDTV, digital media, wireless, and display technologies.
 
Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He is an InfoComm Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), and was named ICIA’s Educator of the Year for 2008. He is a member of both The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID).

Geoffrey Tully

Geoffrey Tully is president of a consulting firm specializing in entertainment technology. Based in Los Angeles, the firm assists clients in formulating product, marketing, and technology strategies for multimedia and digital entertainment products and services.

While on staff at THX Ltd., Mr. Tully managed a team of entertainment and engineering specialists that developed, integrated and promoted technology for optimizing the presentation of digital content throughout a broad ecosystem of Consumer Electronics and component manufacturers, Hollywood studios, and content creation and distribution facilities.
 
Mr. Tully served as senior vice president of production for DIVX Entertainment, a subsidiary of Circuit City Stores. The company developed and marketed a unique DVD-based home video rental system. He was co-inventor of a portion of the underlying DIVX technology (awarded US patent), and managed the video production for the extensive library of DVD titles that DIVX manufactured for retail distribution. He subsequently served as a technology consultant to Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby Labs, that developed and deployed systems for secure delivery of movie screeners and other high-value entertainment content.
 
Mr. Tully worked for Pioneer Electronics for eleven years. As Senior Vice President of the Multimedia Systems Division, he managed the sales, marketing, and engineering support for Pioneer’s industrial LaserDisc, CD-ROM, and professional videodisc recorder products in the United States. Mr. Tully is currently a member of the Hollywood Post Alliance, MESA and SMPTE. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Science from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Educational Policy Studies from Florida State University.

Aldo Cugnini  

Aldo Cugnini is President of AGC Systems LLC, a video and audio technology-consulting firm, with capabilities including technology development, market research and analysis, intellectual property analysis and defense, project management, and industry standardization. Clients have included Fortune-500 companies in the broadcast and consumer electronics arenas, patent and other law firms, market research and independent primary research firms.
 

Aldo is also co-founder of a company developing services for interactive wireless devices, and has eight patents in the fields of broadcasting and consumer electronics. He had leadership roles in the development of the ATSC Digital Television System now deployed in the United States, as well as the DTV transition converter box program.