The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Thursday, October 12th, 2017

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Dan Goman, CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Scott Hancock, Vice President, Marketing, Plex

Joey Fulcher, Director of Media Logistics across the Americas, Ooyala

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine, Moderator


Joey Fulcher is the Director of Media Logistics across the Americas for Ooyala, overseeing company growth and revenue for Ooyala Flex, the company's media logistics solution. A champion for customer success with years of experience in the digital video space, Joey ensures content owners and production companies are able to modernize their entire media operations, automate workflows for greater efficiency, eliminate human error and reduce costs.

Scott Hancock is the VP of marketing at Plex, the streaming media app with 14 million users that organizes your favorite content and streams it to all your devices. Scott is responsible for the global development of the Plex brand, product marketing, and marketing communications. He has more than 20 years of experience building global brands and has held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard and Palm, Inc. At HP he directed worldwide marketing efforts, including channel marketing and advertising, and at Palm he led the strategic development and execution of marketing programs for the brand across the U.S. Canada, EMEA, and Latin America markets. He holds a B.S. in Business from Cal Poly.


Dan Goman is the founder and CEO of OWNZONES Media Network, a global provider of technology and media solutions for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries. Dan has played a pioneering role in the development and growth of the global OTT market, helping media companies deliver world class viewing experiences across the web, mobile and connected devices. Prior to OWNZONES, Dan spent 15 years in the computer sciences industry as a technical engineer and consultant at companies including Microsoft, AT&T Wireless and Lucent Technologies. While a program manager in the Windows Media division of Microsoft, Dan coordinated with content and hardware partners to develop and enhance digital rights management functionality for the company’s device-independent PlayReady DRM product.


Alexander Drosin is President of Massive Interactive, a company with over 20 years of experience in delivering and building industry-leading tools to manage, productize and sell media assets on next-generation connected devices. The company delivers cost efficient, fully customizable and scalable media playback and commerce systems. Many of the world’s largest telcos, broadcasters and cable TV operators rely on Massive to architect, develop and design their next generation IP Video entertainment platforms. Clients include Sony Pictures Television, Bell Media, Lionsgate, Quebecor, BBC, Perform Group, Viacom and many more. Prior to joining Massive, Alex spent several years successfully establishing The Filter, a bespoke B2B recommendation solution, in the North American marketplace. The Filter is backed by Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures. Alex has held several senior corporate positions in the entertainment and digital space in the past 25+ years and  has served as a strategic advisor to a multitude of companies. Alex became enamored with the digital arena after spending 10+ years working for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video where he helped establish Saturday Night Live’s presence around the world. Alex left Broadway Video to launch his own company, Glowcast Ventures, with Ken Seiff, the founder of Alex began his career as a journalist/copy editor at The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels.


Josette Bonte, the Chief Strategy Officer, USC CTM: where she is in charge of industry relations and overseeing the Institute's research programs. Bonte, an industry veteran and expert in digital media and filmed entertainment, spent the first 11 years of her career as a film and television industry executive in Hollywood, and the past 17 years in the fields of telecom, interactive television, broadband content, and online games. Bonte joins the CTM from Cisco where she served as Executive Digital Media Strategist for the Internet Business Solutions Group's Global Media & Entertainment Practice. Prior to Cisco, Bonte was the Vice President of Digital Media at Cookie Jar Entertainment-producers of acclaimed children's TV series, including Arthur, Caillou, Zaboomafoo, The Doodlebops and Johnny Test. She also served as Vice President of Content and IPTV for Ovum, working on IPTV content deployment strategies with service provider clients including AT&T, Verizon, France Telecom, and BT. A telco TV pioneer, in 1994 Bonte joined then US West (now CenturyLink) as Head of Strategic Marketing, Entertainment, and Interactive services, where she participated in the company's early interactive media and video-on-demand trials, soon becoming the company's liaison to the Hollywood entertainment industry for content strategy. In the late 1980s, Josette served as Executive Director of Unifrance Film, where she represented the French motion picture and television industries in Hollywood. She subsequently founded EuroScreen Partners, a film production and distribution company where she served as CEO. Bonte has an M.F.A from the UCLA School of Film and Television, and a Ph.D. in telecommunications and new media from the Sorbonne. She is the author of the best-seller book La Television a la Carte aux Etat-Unis.


Dan Sweeney is currently Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nevelex Corp, a digital video and IoT embedded systems Software Engineering Services Company.  Dan is responsible for business development reaching into the Cable MSO, studio, networks, OTT, consumer electronics, and broadcast industries. Nevelex long time key customers include AT&T’s DirecTV division among others.  Previously, Dan was Western Division Vice President for the Allant Group, an advertising data integration analytics company focused in media (sold to Axciom).  Allant customers included Comcast, NBCU, Charter, and Suddenlink.  Dan was also Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Solekai, working for customers including Ultraviolet, Time Warner, DirecTV and TiVo.  Dan’s career also included stints as sales and marketing chief for meta data and entitlement software company Cauldron Solutions (now Blinkx), and ITV multiplayer gaming company Buzztime. A telecommunications veteran, Dan also held senior level positions at Gemstar-TV Guide International (now Rovi), Cooke Cablevision and Showtime Networks, Inc.  Dan is currently the Co-Chair, Digital Media Group for CommNexus in San Diego. During his career in the digital video industry he has held several committee and chair positions within CTAM, NATPE and the ITA.


Thomas K. Arnold is one of the leading home entertainment journalists in the country. He is publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine, the home entertainment industry’s only trade publication. He also contributes home entertainment analysis news features and weekly home entertainment sales and rental updates to Variety. He has talked about home entertainment issues on CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight” and “Entertainment Tonight,” and was a frequent guest on the G4 network’s “Attack of the Show.” Arnold is a frequent speaker, moderator and keynoter at entertainment and technology industry conferences, summits and other events, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Digital Hollywood, and the EMA’s Digital Pipeline. He has been quoted in numerous publications, from Advertising Age and Billboard to USA Today and the New York Post.