Program Committee

Patrick Griffis, Executive Director, Technology Strategy Dolby Labs and SMPTE Education Vice President – ETIA 2014 Program Committee Chair
Patrick Griffis is Executive Director, Technology Strategy in the Office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories where he is charged with helping define future technology strategy for the company. Prior to Dolby, he spent 10 years at Microsoft leading digital media standards strategy on a global basis including adoption of the Digital Living Network Alliance as a baseline media sharing standard in Windows 7 and standardization of Windows Media Video technology as an international standard in SMPTE. Prior to Microsoft, Pat spent 15 years at Panasonic in senior management positions including VP/ Strategic Product Development at Panasonic Broadcast where he helped launch DVCPRO and drive HDTV strategy for the USA.

Pat started his career at RCA earning 8 patents in TV product design. He serves on the executive committee of the SMPTE and is a SMPTE Fellow. He is past member of the board of the ATSC and past Vice Chairman of the board of the Digital Living Network Alliance. He is an invited member of the IBC Council, an industry executive advisory group as well as the Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. He served two terms as President of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. Pat holds a BSEE from Tufts University and an MSEE from Purdue University.

Joyce Farrell, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering - ETIA 2014 Program Committee Chair
Joyce Farrell is a senior research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering. She has a doctorate from Stanford University and more than 20 years of research and professional experience working at a variety of companies and institutions, including the NASA Ames Research Center, New York University, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.
Roland Angst, Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
Roland Angst is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a researcher in the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communications.  He received his masters and doctorate degrees  from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. His primary research interests span augmented reality, computer vision and geometry. He is also an avid player of board and computer games.
Dr. Sunil Bharitkar, Director, Technology Strategy, Dolby Laboratories
Sunil Bharitkar, received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2004. He has published over 50 technical papers and has 6 patents in the area of signal processing applied to audio and acoustics, and a textbook (Immersive Audio Signal Processing) from Springer Verlag. He co-founded Audyssey Laboratories and had been the VP of Research before joining Dolby Laboratories in the Office of the CTO as Director of Technology Strategy. His room equalization research, at both USC and Audyssey, has resulted in several patented or patent-pending co-inventions. His area of research is in signal processing applied to audio and acoustics using theory and knowledge from acoustics, signal processing, and auditory perception. Some of his recent research leading to inventions include room equalization, dynamic noise compensation for automobile/home-theater/airplane environments, bandwidth extension of speech signals affected by telephony channels, psychoacoustic and physical bass extension, surround envelopment, noise compensation and suppression for telephony, and spatial/3-D audio.    
Chris Bregler, Professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute, director of the NYU Movement Lab, and C.E.O. of ManhattanMocap, LLC
Chris Bregler is a Professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute, director of the NYU Movement Lab, and C.E.O. of ManhattanMocap, LLC. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and his Diplom from Karlsruhe University. Prior to NYU he was on the faculty at Stanford University and worked for several companies including Hewlett Packard, Interval, Disney Feature Animation, and LucasFilm's ILM. His motion capture research and commercial projects in science and entertainment have resulted in numerous publications, patents, and awards from the National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Google, U.S. Navy, U.S. Airforce, and other sources. He has been named Stanford Joyce Faculty Fellow, Terman Fellow, and Sloan Research Fellow. He received the Olympus Prize for achievements in computer vision and pattern recognition and was awarded the IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for "Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision that have withstood the test of time". Some of his non-academic achievements include being the executive producer of, which required building the world's largest real-time motion capture volume, and a massive multi-player motion game holding several world records in The Motion Capture Society. He was the chair for the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and Animation Festival. He has been active in the Visual Effects industry, for example, as the lead developer of ILM's Multitrack system that has been used in many feature film productions. His work has also been featured in mainstream media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, National Geographic, WIRED, Business Week, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Discovery/Science Channel, and many other outlets.
James Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Jim represents technology and consumer electronics companies on intellectual property, communications, and government policy matters.  Jim was Senior Director in Apple Computer’s Law Department; his responsibility included worldwide telecommunications and intellectual property policy.  Jim has participated extensively in such complex matters as the FCC’s Digital Television proceedings, DVD content protection, the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), wireless data communications, the Copy Protection Technical Working Group (CPTWG), the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), as well as representing information technology industry associations and individual IT companies before the FCC in proceedings such as Broadcast Protection, and Cable Plug & Play.  Jim is Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association IP Committee, Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy Committee, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law.
Paul Chapman, Senior Vice President of Technology, FotoKem
Paul has worked in the Video and Post Production industry in Los Angeles for over 25 years, having come from the UK after a career in Software Engineering. His degree is in Computers & Cybernetics from the University of Kent, Canterbury. During the first 15 years he was very active in the Telecine community, working for both manufacturers and users, such as Rank Cintel, Unimedia and Complete Post and Unitel Video. In 1996 he joined FotoKem, holding various engineering leadership positions. During the first part of his career at FotoKem he led the team that designed the infrastructure, implemented, and then moved into a new 60,000 square foot purpose built video Building. At FotoKem he currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Technology, in this position he is responsible for evaluating, recommending and implementing all aspects of digital technology company wide. He is immediate past chair of SMPTE Hollywood section, having served for two years, and currently is SMPTE Hollywood regional Governor.   
Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
Mr. Dixon created nScreenMedia as a resource to the Digital Media Industry as it transitions to the new infrastructure for multi-screen delivery. He brings a wealth of knowledge on the Digital TV, Over-the-Top and IPTV spaces from his 15 years working in those industries. For the last 7 years he has been an analyst and partner with The Diffusion Group. Before that he held senior executive positions at Microsoft/WebTV, Liberate and Oracle delivering products and services to the Cable, Satellite and IPTV industries. Mr. Dixon is the author of many reports and opinion pieces including No Console Required: The Changing Face of TV Gaming and Smart TVs 2012-2017: Connections, Use and Portal Revenue. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering and has post-graduate business education experience from Stanford. Mr. Dixon is a frequent speaker and moderator at many industry events such as NAB, IPTV World Forum and OTTcon. Mr. Dixon was also nominated one of IPTV’s Top 50 People by IPTV Evangelist. About nScreeMedia. nScreenMedia is a resource to the Digital Media Industry as it transitions to the new infrastructure for multi-screen delivery. Through a mix of informed opinion, news, information and research nScreenMedia helps you make sense of multi-screen media. 
Keith Graham, Principle, Graham Associates
Drawing on vast experience in Broadcasting and Facilities Companies, in operational, engineering and management disciplines, Keith brings a broad perspective to every opportunity. As Solutions Development Director for AZCAR Technologies, Inc. he matched vendor solutions to customer’s needs. He maintains technical currency by attending technical conferences & seminars, and vendor training sessions. Prior to joining AZCAR Keith was Technology Specialist and Consultant for the Systems & Technology Services division of Ascent Media. For 16 months during 2004 and 2005 he was assigned to London as Director of International Business Development for Ascent Media, investigating the feasibility of expanding the systems integration business into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, leading to the creation of the EMEA division of Systems and Technology Services as a viable alternative to the established players in that market.
James Helman, Chief Technology Officer, MovieLabs
Jim is an industry-recognized technologist who brings to MovieLabs an extensive background in building entertainment-related products and a passion for technological innovation. Jim was a founding architect and later chief software architect at Liberate Technologies, where he led the design of systems for delivering interactive cable services. Prior to Liberate, he was a software architect at Silicon Graphics, developing real-time 3D systems for location-based entertainment, virtual sets, and simulation. Jim has also consulted extensively on software architecture, intellectual property and product development for many companies including Comcast, NEC Research Labs and Xerox PARC. Having worked for over twenty years with Silicon Valley technology companies and start-ups, he is frequently called upon by entrepreneurs and investors as an expert advisor on patent and technology issues. Jim holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Physics and Math from Washington University. 
Leszek Izdebski, Managing Director, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group
Leszek is director of the Media & Entertainment Group Service Provider team, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). He is responsible for driving Cisco’s thought leadership around the future of media, identifying evolving industry trends and assisting Cisco’s clients in improving their business performance. Throughout his more than 20 years of consulting experience with Accenture, Coopers & Lybrand, and others, Izdebski assisted media and telecom companies in transforming their businesses through the development of new ETIA 2014 Program Committee products, product portfolio and media distribution strategies, and new business models. His strategic product and service development work includes social TV, IPTV, interactive TV, broadband music and gaming, and mobile gaming and media services. He also created media joint ventures and partnerships, and ran strategy engagements for some of the world’s largest media and telecom corporations and start-ups in the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America. He assisted some of the largest TV networks, studios, and media distributors transition to digital services and develop new business models and advertising services and products. Previously, Izdebski was an executive producer of films, short videos, and music CDs, as well as a music producer. He also helped found and build several technology and media start-ups. Izdebski has published research materials in the areas of artificial intelligence and interactive media, earning him industry awards, and has spoken at conferences and provided industry insights to various media outlets, ranging from industry publications to CNN.
Charlie Jablonski, Former SMPTE President, Industry Advisor
Charlie as an advisor, executive and investor brings a breadth of senior management, engineering and broadcast technology expertise to the companies he assists. Charlie has a successful track record of leading startups through periods of expansive growth, including serving as Interim CEO of Onlive, CEO of Myrio and COO of Geocast. Charlie has also served as an adviser to venture capital, hedge and private equity funds. Charlie’s career also includes 16 years with the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), where he served as head of engineering and technology. He has been awarded seven Emmys for his work on NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, is a fellow and former president of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and Chair Emeritus of the Engineering Awards Committee for the National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences. Charlie serves on several boards, including ForaTV, as well as the advisory board for the School of Engineering for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director, Sports Video Group 
Ken has been editorial director of the Sports Video Group since 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. He began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000 he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as Senior Editor of Technology. Seven years later he helped co-found the Sports Video Group with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter. 
Allan McLennan, CEO, The PADEM Group 
Allan is President and Chief Analyst The PADEM Group which is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a global digital-media advisory and industry analyst organization specializing in corporate growth and advancement in the digital media, entertainment and advertising markets. McLennan’s twenty years of in-depth, global digital/IP knowledge has led to the advancement of digital media, broadband television/cTV, mobile, ADvTV ratings/analytics, cross/multiplatform advanced advertising and digital entertainment service offerings with an estimated reach of close to a billion households. He has participated in the creation/innovation, management/packaged and/or sold multiple new offerings around the world in up to 17 countries, and is a recognized category and management executive which has enabled him to work with numerous media and technology companies worldwide, for example Microsoft, TIVO, COMCAST, Irdeto, Canal+, Universal, Disney and even early Apple. During his career he has also held corporate positions such as the founding AMI divisional divisional president of entertainment data-analytics corporation – RENTRAK (NASDEQ: RENT), serving 100% of the studio and network marketplace. Additionally, he recently continued his advocacy of advanced media programming first hand as Co-Producer on Filmmaker/Journalist L.M. Kit Carson's radical mobile phone camera shot/created, linear television docu series: AFRICA DIARY for the US Cable channel SUNDANCE’s 2013 lineup.   
Dave Singhal, Light Field Institute
Dave advises companies in the light field industry. Recently he was in the graphics and computation industry at MIPS, as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy. From July 2005 to February 2011, Mr. Singhal was Director in the Corporate Development Technology Group of Cisco, responsible for strategy and incubation in video, mobile, and consumer devices. Prior to that, Mr. Singhal was the founder of Luxxon Corporation, a pioneer in multimedia transcoding gateways for cellular networks. And prior to that Mr. Singhal developed video/graphics processors at Neomagic, Trident Microsystems, and Cirrus Logic. He received his MS from Stanford and his BS from UC Berkeley.  He loved the Holodeck on Star Trek and his start in holography and lasers at age 11 was inspired by the first Star Wars.   
Jan Skoglund, Manager, Chrome A/V, Google
Jan Skoglund is a team leader at Google. Jan received his Ph.D. degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. From 1999 to 2000, he worked on low bit rate speech coding at AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park, NJ. He was with Global IP Solutions (GIPS), San Francisco, CA, from 2000 to 2011 working on speech and audio processing tailored for packet-switched networks. GIPS' audio and video technology was found in many deployments by, e.g., IBM, Google, Yahoo, WebEx, Skype, and Samsung. Since a 2011 acquisition of GIPS he has been a part of Chrome at Google, Inc., in Mountain View, CA, where he leads a team developing audio and video signal processing components.