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GLEMBA SPEAKER SERIES: Media & Entertainment, Supporting a Rapidly Evolving Business Model
Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: JSOM 1.118

The GLEMBA program will be hosting Andy Shenkler, Executive Vice President Operations and Business Strategy, Sony DADC New Media Solutions at our next speaker series on Thursday September 5th, 2013 at 5:30 pm.

Andy will discussing how the entertainment industry has faced numerous challenges over the last 15 years since the advent of pervasive internet usage in the home.  The music industry was the first to experience the wave of this new revolution when combating against Napster.  Now the film & tv industry are rushing to adapt with the advent of such accelerated deployed platforms such as Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the upcoming Intel Media.  When looking across the media landscape some of the questions to explore are:

* What changes is technology having on the entire eco-system from content creators to distributors? * How are content creators working to create more compelling offerings in a diverse world of multi- platform consumption? * What impact are companies like Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel having on users' consumption of content? * What are the issues facing traditional content distributors like Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner? * How are content companies working to compete in this new world? What types of employees are being hired? How are companies being structured?   

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Andy is responsible for the design, development and execution of industry-leading tool sets supporting Sony DADC’s video distribution supply chain.  With his innovative approach to video supply chain, Mr. Shenkler led the build-out of advanced enterprise applications that support the evolving requirements of global Media & Entertainment and Content Distribution customers – helping them to meet the challenges of today’s digital media landscape.  He has over seventeen years’ experience managing global organizations and development efforts focusing on digital asset management, supply chains, and e-commerce. Prior to Sony DADC, he served as Global Vice President of Digital Operations for Ascent Media Group where he implemented several media transformation solutions used by Studio customers. Mr. Shenkler has also consulted for a variety of entertainment companies, including Reliance MediaWorks and The Walt Disney Company, where he defined and drove the execution of digital distribution strategies. As Director of Global Digital Operations & Asset Management for EMI Music Group, he developed the company’s first digital asset management system and digital archiving standards. He has held information technology management positions at Yahoo/Geocities and P&O Nedlloyd. He holds a B.S. degree in Management from Pepperdine University.

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Sue Heiler, 972-883-2373
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