SMPTE 2014 Keynote Speakers

SMPTE 2014 Opening Keynote* - Tuesday, 21 October @ 08:45
Ray Dolby Ballroom - Salon 1

Chris Fetner - Director of Content Partner Operations, Netflix

Chris Fetner is Director of Global Content Partners Operations at Netflix. Fetner, a SMPTE member, began his career as an operations manager at a local PBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and went on to serve as a producer for television programs including the award-winning show "Frontiers of Medicine." He later served as a post-production and operations executive at Discovery Communications, guiding the company's migration to an all-digital workflow, and as VP of Post-Production and technical services at the BBC Worldwide in New York, where he oversaw all technical operations supporting both the cable network BBC America and its distribution to EST, VOD, and SVOD customers. At Netflix, he and his team deploy tools, processes, and knowledge that allow content owners and service vendors to deliver high-quality content to Netflix simply and with efficiency.

SMPTE 2014 Industry Luncheon* - Tuesday, 21 October @ 12:30
Hollywood Ballroom - Mezzanine Level of the Loews Hollywood Hotel



Mark Aitken - Vice President of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Mark Aitken is Vice President of Advanced Technology at Sinclair Broadcast Group, Chairman of the ATSC TSG/S4 Codec Working Group, and a member of both the Mobile 500 Alliance Executive Committee and the NAB TV Technology Committee. Since 1987, he also has been involved in the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Services. Prior to joining Sinclair, Aitken held various positions with Comark Communications, where he was part of the Emmy® Award-winning team that brought IoT technology to the marketplace. He is currently a member of the AFCCE, the IEEE, and SMPTE. He has authored numerous papers on innovative RF product developments, advanced digital television system design, and related implementation strategies, and holds patents for various RF devices. Aitken is a recipient of the 2008 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award and the 2013 ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.

SMPTE 2014 Fellows Luncheon* - Wednesday, 22 October @ 12:30
Solano Canyon - Mezzanine Level of the Loews Hollywood Hotel



Darcy Antonellis - Chief Executive Officer, Vubiquity

Darcy Antonellis is the CEO at Vubiquity. Prior to Vubiquity, Antonellis served as President of Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment, where she directed technology strategy and the company's use of media and entertainment-related product and service innovations to drive growth and business opportunity. Earlier, during her tenure at CBS, she held lead management roles with responsibility for the network's New York and Washington, D.C., operations. Antonellis is a three-time Emmy® Award-winner for technical production and engineering. She serves on numerous advisory boards and has been named on the Video Business "Women Elite" and The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power 50 List. She has also earned Broadcasting and Cable's Technology Leadership Award and India's NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award, and was presented with the inaugural NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award. Antonellis is a SMPTE Fellow. 

* Opening Keynote is open to all SMPTE Conference delegates. Ticket is required to attend the Industry Luncheon and Fellows Luncheon (Fellows only). To modify your registration package, please click here.