The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Thursday, May 25th, 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

Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

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

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV & Media, Ericsson

Robin Wilson, ITV Technology Consultant

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator

Additional speaker to be announced


Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia: Nash has a Global role and responsibilities at Nokia focused on the Development of IP based strategic business visions, identifying and evaluating new partnership opportunities, emerging digital platform technologies, marketing plans and legal requirements for industry leading global Telecommunications technology concern; primarily in IoT Market Development, Multimedia content delivery, Advertising, IPTV, Videogame and Mobile/Wireless space. Leading business development for the ng Connect ecosystem –



Erik Ramberg, Head of Product Management, Business Unit Media, Ericsson: Erik is a seasoned product management and business development executive with over 15 years of experience in the media and technology industry. He is the Head of Product Management for Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform. In this role, he oversees the product and business strategy of Ericsson’s new cloud TV technology product, working with Tier-1 global operators as they deploy their next-generation cloud-based TV services. He has spoken at shows including TV of Tomorrow and Digital Entertainment World. Erik joined Ericsson as part of the Mediaroom acquisition from Microsoft. During his 10 year tenure at Microsoft, Erik led various initiatives involving new business opportunities, product management, and product planning of the TV and Media (TVM) organization, including Xbox and Windows Media Center. At Microsoft, Erik managed key operator and consumer electronic partnerships, including Sony, Best Buy, Samsung, Toshiba and Panasonic. Prior to Microsoft, Erik presided as General Manager and Vice President of MovieBeam, a video-on-demand service started with major investment from the Disney Corporation, specifically its subsidiary Buena Vista Datacasting. Erik’s entertainment and wireless communications industry experience also includes working at Dotcast and Cellnet Data Systems. Erik received a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College.


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.


Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation: A veteran of Sony Electronics for 20 years, Mr. Colsey is an integral member of the team responsible for Sony’s successful BRAVIA Internet Video platform  and other  network service initiatives. In this capacity, he works with multiple Sony product categories to bring the connected experience to consumers worldwide.


Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr: Mark Donnigan is a leader in the digital entertainment and distribution arenas, driving industry transformation and disruption in the areas of streaming delivery technologies, Internet of Things, and consumer service business models.  Mark's experience includes key executive roles with TVOD pioneer VUDU, media server leader Kaleidescape, and MOD Systems, the digital kiosk innovator backed by Toshiba and NCR.  As a member of the executive team at Beamr, a venture backed start-up by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other leading VC's, Mark is driving development of a new industry category called media optimization, which enables high quality video and photos to be delivered in the smallest files sizes possible.  With a formal education in computer science and music composition, Mark's passion for business, technology, movies and music drives him to build next generation technology, digital entertainment and product companies.  Recognized as an industry and ecosystem authority, you will appreciate Mark's insights and perspective on the current and future state of OTT, digital content distribution business models, and associated opportunities.