New Solutions for Broadcast and HD Production

New Solutions for Broadcast and HD Production

BIOGRAPHIES:Christopher Carey
CTO Technicolor
Thomson Services SBU

As chief technology officer for Thomson’s Services division, Chris Carey guides the technology development strategies for each of the four business units that make up the Services SBU: Theatrical Services; Home Entertainment Services; Network Services and Content Services. Chris is also responsible for looking at opportunities to leverage centers of excellence and synergies between these four business units.

Mr. Carey joined Technicolor in 2006, where he led technology initiatives for the Film Services and Content Services divisions. Immediately prior, Carey spent more than 16 years at Walt Disney Studios beginning in 1989 as a manger of Buena Vista Sound for Walt Disney Pictures and Television. During his tenure at Walt Disney Studios, he held a number of senior management positions in production and post production services.

Mr. Carey most recently served as senior vice president of studio new technology for Walt Disney Studios. In this post, he developed the technological strategies, standards, and policies for the studio across all of its production, post production, manufacturing, and distribution divisions, reporting directly to the president of Walt Disney Studios.

Mr. Carey is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

He has served on the Board of Directors for the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA), DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI), and the Advanced Access Content System (AACS).

He is a contributing author of Understanding Digital Cinema, published in 2005 by Elsevier Publications.

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Eric DuFosse
Director Marketing Systems Solutions
Thomson Grass Valley

As Director Marketing Systems Solutions, Eric DuFosse is responsible for product management for Systems Applications Software Solutions and marketing for Systems Solutions for Thomson Grass Valley in Beaverton, USA. Prior to the acquisition by Thomson, Mr. DuFosse managed the server and applications product line for Philips Broadcast.

With an extended expertise in broadcasting solutions, Mr. DuFosse has focused on Media Asset Management for a number of years. At NAB 07 his team introduced an innovative platform, ContentShare2, combining an enterprise-level Media Asset Management with a workflow engine dedicated for media.

After education in electronics Mr. DuFosse spent nine years in television production for the second French national TV station and outside broadcast production for France Telecom. He was also an active technical editor for video magazines and gave technical courses for the French Institute of Audiovisual.

Since 1990 Mr. DuFosse has held various marketing, sales and management positions for SONY, Tektronix GVG, Philips Broadcast and Thomson.

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Luis Estrada
Global Offering Executive, Broadcast & Post-Production Industries
IBM Corporation

In his 25-year career with IBM, Mr. Estrada spent the first ten years accumulating solid experience as an Information Technology professional including large applications and systems development, network architecture, project management, and IT consulting, In 1991, IBM assigned Mr. Estrada to the IBM-sponsored Olympic Games project. Through the various summer and winter Olympic Games between 1991 and 1998, he was responsible for the development and deployment of IT infrastructures to support services to TV broadcasters, Press, and international sports federations. On behalf of IBM, he held various positions within the Olympic organizing committees and relocated to the countries where the Games were conducted.

After the 1998 Nagano Games, Mr. Estrada assumed management responsibilities for the IBM digital media solutions for the broadcasting and sports industries for the Asia / Pacific region, in Tokyo, Japan. In January 1999, he assumed global digital solutions responsibilities and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. He is currently responsible for Media & Entertainment offerings for the broadcasting and Post-Production industries at a worldwide level. In this capacity, he drives requirements from the industry towards current and future products and offerings development, allocates and prioritizes investment funding, and conducts briefings to industry groups around the World. .

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John Luff
Writer and Consultant
Broadcast Engineering

John A. Luff is an independent consultant specializing in a wide range of television technology, facility planning and system design issues. He has 40 years of experience in broadcasting and related industries, including post production, facilities management, remote production, project management, technical consulting and system design. He is a consultant and lecturer on emerging media technologies. He is a graduate of the Honors College of Ohio University. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Since 1998 he has written a regular column for Broadcast Engineering Magazine, and currently is writing a book on Centralized Broadcast Operations for Focal Press. He lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.

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