2024 Devoncroft Executive Summit | Las Vegas

Saturday | April 13, 2024

12PM – 6PM | NAB Main Stage

Las Vegas Convention Center

Speakers Include:


Marc Aldrich

Chief Executive Officer


Marc Aldrich is the Worldwide CEO of ThinkAnalytics, where he is responsible for the strategy and growth of the content discovery, viewer data insight and targetted advertising company. With over 28 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry Marc is a seasoned expert across the M&E sector.

Previously, he was General Manager for the Media and Entertainment Industry Business Unit at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he led a global team in developing industry strategies and building key business relationships.

A Cable TV Pioneer inductee, Marc thoroughly understands the business challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters, streaming platforms and other content owners.

Before joining AWS, Marc held significant roles at Cisco, including leading the Americas sales region for the Global Service Provider Segment. In this role, he was responsible for shaping service provider strategy and cultivating business relationships across cable, telco, and media sectors. With a reputation for building diverse, customer-centric teams, Marc also played a pivotal role in driving business transformation initiatives, such as pioneering new customer engagement models and fostering agile development capabilities. Throughout his career, he has driven business transformation by spearheading new customer engagement models including platform and service co-creation, while building agile development capabilities across the field and development organization.


Josh Arensberg

Chief Technology Officer, M&E

Josh is Chief Technology Officer for M&E within the Verizon Business. leads our global business development for media and entertainment within Verizon Business Group.
Most recently, he led Comcast Technology Solutions Ad Platform business, as GM with P/L ownership, delivering valuable revenue to Comcast’s cable business. Before that role, Josh led technology strategy, market insights, corporate development, and new product incubation for the CTS business within Comcast. Prior to joining Comcast, Josh served as VP of Multiplatform Technology, and VP Product & Development for Discovery Communications. Josh delivered numerous tentpole events for Discovery Channel, and won a Primetime Emmy for Multiplatform Storytelling in 2014 for his work on Nik Walenda Skywire Live. 
Prior to that, he held senior technology and engineering roles at Adconion Media Group, SDI Media Group, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, and News Corporation. He also competed in all three years of the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous robot race, entering a Toyota Prius in the last year of competition.


Raymundo Barros

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations.

He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.

Before assuming his role as CTO, Barros worked as Engineering Manager at an affiliate, Director of Engineering at Globo Sao Paulo, and Director of Engineering for Entertainment, where he led projects for telenovelas, series and variety shows.


Michael Cerda

Chief Product Officer, VIX


Michael Cerda is Chief Product Officer for ViX streaming service at TelevisaUnivision Inc., the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company. In this role, Cerda leads the product development and operations for the ViX platform including direct to consumer apps, distribution integrations, and syndication.

At TelevisaUnivision, Michael has assembled and scaled ViX, the first large-scale streaming service to exclusively serve the Spanish-speaking world accruing over 30 million monthly viewers and 7 million subscribers in almost two years of its inception. His leadership was pivotal during the 2022 World Cup, where he delivered seamless streaming experiences to a massive audience, as well as the livestreaming of La Casa de los Famosos Mexico and Colombia.

Michael Cerda is an eminent product, design, engineering, and operations leader based in San Francisco, known for spearheading transformative initiatives across the media, financial services, and tech industries over the past 25 years. His expertise is marked by the successful inception, development, and scaling of digital products, underpinned by a distinctive blend of innovative strategy and team-building excellence.

Before joining TelevisaUnivision, Cerda worked at The Walt Disney Company where he launched Disney+ cultivating a division that not only reached over 100 million subscribers worldwide but also innovated with bundled offerings and Premiere Access during critical market shifts. During his time at Goldman Sachs, he was a driving force behind Apple’s Credit Card and the explosive growth of Marcus Personal Loans and Deposits, and while working at Facebook, his strategic approach enhanced media content engagement across news, music, sports, and live events, significantly impacting the platform’s media landscape. Cerda’s career also includes impactful roles at Vevo and MySpace was marked by exponential growth in user engagement, and his foundational work at Ooma transformed voice-over IP technology access.

A revered thought leader and soon-to-be author of “Build Something,” Cerda’s narrative interweaves the art and science of entrepreneurship and leadership, showcasing a passion for team dynamics that drive innovation and success. His eclectic interests in music and yoga fuel a creative and holistic leadership style. With a versatile skill set that encompasses product engineering, cross-functional team management, Cerda stands as a transformative figure in every enterprise he aligns with.


Dan Goman

Founder and CEO



A trailblazer in the digital media space, Dan Goman has spent over two decades dedicated to bringing innovation to the sector. He has played a pivotal role in advancing technology for several prominent media companies and is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ateliere Creative Technologies, a media supply chain company aimed at transforming the post-production and OTT industries.

Dan’s vision of a full studio in the cloud has positioned the company at the vanguard of media technology, and his experience working for companies in the media sector provided him with a unique perspective to observe the evolving sentiments regarding the creation and consumption of content. It was this understanding of the direction the industry was heading that led him to found Ateliere Creative Technologies. Ateliere has become known as an innovative leader in the field, particularly in embracing cloud-based studio solutions and GenAI, while supporting industry standards like IMF.

Dan has now set his sights on market expansion, and the introduction of several content technology-related initiatives.

Prior to Ateliere, Dan has helped media companies advance their technology, including Lucent Technologies (now Nokia), AT&T Wireless, and Microsoft, where he managed Microsoft’s entire network across all devices and worldwide.


Melody Hildebrandt

Chief Technology Officer


Melody Hildebrandt was recently named Chief Technology Officer for Fox Corporation, solidifying her position as a leading technologist in the media industry. In her newly expanded role, she will build on her previous accomplishments as Chief Information Security Officer for FOX and President, Blockchain Creative Labs, and will set the comprehensive technology strategy for the Company.

Hildebrandt leads the development, design and implementation of emerging technologies across the FOX enterprise. Her current focus is on future planning, including AI implications and authenticating and monetizing premium content via blockchain technology. She continues to oversee the cyber-security posture of the Company spanning FOX Sports, FOX News, FOX Entertainment and Tubi Media Group, and leads technology M&A efforts, identifying areas for investment and growth.

Prior to FOX, Hildebrandt held the role of Global Chief Information Security Officer at 21st Century Fox, where she was responsible for the cyber security posture of 21CF businesses, including 20th Century Fox, FOX Networks Group, National Geographic Partners, FOX News, Star India and others.

Before 21CF, she was Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir Technologies, where she helped start its commercial work and led Palantir’s business in cyber security, anti-money laundering and rogue trading detection.

Prior to that, she consulted US and international governments with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she designed military and strategy wargames.

Hildebrandt is the Executive Sponsor of Women in Technology at FOX.


Joe Inzerillo

EVP, Chief Product & Technology Officer


Joe Inzerillo is Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer for SiriusXM. Joe sets and leads implementation of SiriusXM’s product roadmap, satellite infrastructure enhancements, and technology vision and strategy to drive innovation and growth across all SiriusXM platforms, and also oversees SiriusXM’s Information Technology and Broadcast Infrastructure.

A renowned media technology trailblazer, Joe previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, including Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu.

Prior to that, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BAMTech Media, a Major League Baseball company, until its spin-off and subsequent acquisition by Disney. Joe began his career in 1987 with the Chicago White Sox and also served as Chief Technology Officer of Chicago’s United Center, where he worked on behalf of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks.


Renard Jenkins



Renard Jenkins is the President of I2A2 Technologies, Labs and Studios, a software development and consulting firm specializing in the creation of ethically responsible tools, solutions and experiences for the M&E, Marketing & Research, Education and Healthcare industries.

He currently serves as President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a board member of the Hollywood Professionals Association (HPA), and on the Advisory Board of Exceptional Minds.

An experienced senior-level executive, Renard has held Executive roles across the Technology, Media and Entertainment industry during his distinguished career.

He served as Warner Bros. Senior Vice President, Production Integration & Creative Technology Services [PICTs]. Prior to rejoining WarnerMedia and Warner Bros., Jenkins served as Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Distribution at PBS, where he was responsible for the strategic direction, technology development, engineering, and operational management of PBS’s entire media-supply chain. Previously, he worked for TV One, Discovery, ESPN, NBA Ent., MLB, NFL and Turner Broadcasting.

Renard has received numerous awards, including two national Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Headliner Awards, and the 2020 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership award. In 2017, Renard was named Innovator of the Year award in 2017 for his cutting-edge work and accomplishments in UHD, HDR, NGA, and supply chain technology through the PBS Advanced Format Center and other industry activities.

Renard is a champion and advocate for ethics, inclusion, innovation, diversity, equity, acceptance, accessibility, and the removal of harmful bias wherever possible in the technology and media industry.

He is also a certified sound engineer, AI/ML engineer/ practitioner as well as an application designer. He is passionate about the visual arts and when time permits, he loves to provide pro bono location sound, live mixing, studio recording, post- production and finishing services for aspiring filmmakers, animators, and musicians.

His family moto is “In all things integrity and integrity in all things.”


Albert Lai

Global Director – Media & Entertainment


Albert Lai is the global Strategic Consumer Industries director for the Media & Entertainment team for Google Cloud. His focus is on helping media organizations transform their business and deliver new audience experiences.

Prior to joining Google, Albert was the SVP/GM of Hallmark Labs, where he led the development and growth of Hallmark Channel’s SVOD service, consumer digital products, and enterprise AI/ML and data management initiatives. As Brightcove CTO for Media, Albert led the formation and growth of the global media business unit and its technical leadership, expanding the company’s multi-platform solutions and advancing its next generation video platform. He served on the technical advisory board of immersive video distribution platform Vrideo, in addition to holding senior positions at prior appointments with OTT service providers and technology providers to OTT service providers.

Albert earned his bachelor of science in computer science from Stanford University. He resides in Greater Houston.


Brian Lakamp

EVP, Media Supply Chain


Brian Lakamp’s career spans operations, product development, strategy, and management. At Paramount, Brian is responsible for the development and operation of Paramount’s media supply chain which prepares, localizes, packages, and delivers CBS, Showtime, Paramount, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and P+ Original content to Paramount+, Pluto, Prime Video, Apple, Netflix, and hundreds of additional distribution partners worldwide.

Brian brings extensive experience building innovative media platforms from his previous roles in media. At iHeartMedia, Brian served as President of Digital where he launched and managed iHeartRadio, the industry-leading streaming music and digital radio service. While at Viant and working with Sony Pictures, Brian developed and deployed MovieLink, one of Hollywood’s first Internet movie services.

François Legrand

Senior Director, Core Systems

Media Technology & Infrastructure Services



François Legrand has been with CBC/Radio-Canada since 2004. He joined the Corporation as a designer of broadcast systems and became an electronic engineer in 2005. In this role, he has been involved in a wide range of projects and has had a variety of different responsibilities, such as the design of digital, television and radio systems, the preparation of plans and specifications as well as the financial management and supervision of large-scale projects.

From 2011 to 2016, he has held several management positions such as Operations Manager, Regions of Quebec, where he coordinated the technological development of Quebec’s regional stations and Senior Project Manager within the Transformation Unit of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French Services where he played a major role in the transition of all national news shows to automated production.

Since 2015, François has been Senior Director of Media Engineering where he manages the team of experts responsible for implementing projects related to CBC/Radio-Canada core and transmission infrastructure, including the “Nouvelle Maison de Radio-Canada” a state of the art, all ST2110 large scale broadcast facility that will go on-air in 2020.

François is frequently invited to present the initiatives and the technological vision of CBC/Radio-Canada at local, national and international conferences.


Megan Mauck

SVP, Media Operations



As Senior Vice President of Media Operations for TechOps, Megan leads an expansive team across LA, Denver, and Englewood Cliffs responsible for ingesting, preparing and fulfilling all NBCU domestic and international content for linear broadcast, all secondary distribution, major live and tent pole events, Peacock, and most recently SkyShowtime Fulfillment. Her team is committed to delivering highly reliable and automated technical solutions across all content supply chain functions to increase business productivity and enhance content quality.

Megan began her career as a Mechanical Engineering Co-Op at Toyota as a Quality Engineer and then joined the GE Operational Management Leadership Program in 2006. She has spent the past 17 years within NBCU’s technical operations organization, working her way from a Quality Lead to her current position as Senior Vice President.

Megan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and is based in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and dog, Aston.


Iris Meijer

Chief Product Officer

Iris Meijer is Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Verizon Business. She is responsible for leading a customer-centric strategy across Verizon Business product portfolio and experience, as well as overseeing Verizon Business’ global marketing. Her focus is on highlighting how Verizon Business is driving disruption, embracing innovation, and delivering for its customers. Iris leads a global team and is responsible for more than 1000+ employees.

Her approach is driven by the belief that brands should represent the values of their people; that the customer experience should be at the centre of product development and marketing strategies, and that customer relationships are created and nurtured using the right commercial frameworks and latest marketing tools.

Before joining Verizon, Iris was the global Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Business, where she was responsible for value propositions, commercial, digital and brand strategy as well as communications. Prior to that, Iris was Vice President of Customer Marketing and Communications at Nokia, responsible for a globally dispersed team and their diverse digital, solution and customer marketing strategies.

Iris holds an MS in Economics and Business Administration from the Aalto University. She is multilingual, fluent in English and Finnish, and conversational in Swedish, French and Spanish.


Brinton Miller

EVP, Media Technology & Operations

As Executive Vice President, Media Technology & Operations, Brinton Miller is responsible for WBD’s global media engineering and operations functions supporting Live Production, Post Production, Broadcast, Distribution and Content Publishing. Miller works closely with WBD’s News, Sports, Network, Studios and Digital leadership teams to develop WBD’s strategic technology plans, investments, and implementations.

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premiere global media and entertainment company, was founded in April 2022, when Discovery merged with WarnerMedia.

Previously, Miller was responsible for the Media Engineering and Operations teams at Discovery’s domestic production and broadcast facilities.

Miller holds a Master of Science from George Washington University’s School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University. He is based at Warner Bros. Discovery’s CNN offices in Washington DC.

Hobbies – Foodie, Robotics, Watchmaking, and I collect so many things I won’t try to list them all. In addition, I’m heavily involved in a non-profit I co-founded called the David’s Harp Foundation.


Charlie Myers

Chief Technology Officer


Charlie Myers is the Chief Technology Officer for Monumental Sports and Entertainment. Charlie oversees a new department inclusive of information technology, engineering, cyber security, digital development, new technologies & innovation projects, and other critical technology needs.

Charlie joined Monumental from Sirius XM where he served as Vice President and General Manager of Media & Development Engineering where he was responsible for technology and media infrastructure, strategic planning, and design for all linear media platforms, as well as overseeing video production, IP networks and asset management systems. Under his leadership, Sirius deployed multiple new strategies and platforms to align with evolving best practices and digital advancements contributing to $8B in annual revenue. Prior to that Charlie worked for Discovery, Inc. and was involved with building major media facilities, overseeing global transmission platforms, and managing a media research and development team that was involved with the development and deployment of HD, 3D and UHD technologies worldwide.

Charlie holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Farmingdale State College – SUNY and is an MBA candidate at the University of Illinois Gies School of Business. He is a longtime resident of Northern Virginia alongside his wife and two sons.

Dana Oliver

SVP Global Streaming Operations, Direct to Consumer


Dana is responsible for leading Global Streaming Operations for NBCUniversal’s Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) platforms including Peacock, the NBC, and NBC Sports Apps, Showmax, SkyShowtime, Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes. In this role, she is tasked with ensuring the highest levels of performance, availability, and reliability are met.

Dana partners with business and technology teams to deliver world-class video experiences, which helps to bolster NBCUniversal’s position as a streaming leader in the media industry. During her tenure with NBCUniversal, she has led operations for major content and theatrical releases and streaming events including the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Cup, and most recently, the a streaming-exclusive NFL Wild Card game in January, 2024, which became the biggest live-streamed event in U.S. history, reaching nearly 28 million viewers.

Dana was awarded a Sports Emmy for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics and nominated in the same category for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Prior to joining NBCU, Dana served as SVP of Operations and Reliability for Comcast Cable and since joining Comcast in 2011, she has taken on roles of increasing leadership responsibility and has been instrumental in transforming the customer experience for the company. She started her career at Comcast as Senior Director of Product Planning and Delivery for Comcast Interactive Media, where she managed execution of the Xfinity product roadmap for online and mobile entertainment.

A proud wife and mother, Dana is a graduate of Drexel University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, which reflects her expertise in leading and executing complex initiatives across an organization, focused on driving cost efficiencies, high performance, and customer-centric transformations.


Vince Pizzica

Industry Advisor and Investor

Vince Pizzica began his career as an engineer in Telstra, and ultimately served as the company’s CTO in Australia and Shanghai.

He was recruited to turn around the French technology conglomerate Thomson SA in 2008, and over the following 10 years took roles as head of strategy & corporate development while also running their lines of business in media services and licensing.

In these C-Suite positions he led the transformation of Thomson SA to Technicolor SA; reinventing the iconic 100 year old film-based company into the leading provider of VFX and post production services.

Since leaving Technicolor in 2018, he has become an advisor to companies in the media and entertainment ecosystem, focusing on finding alignment between investor objectives and the challenges technology brings to this industry.


Lucy Rutishauser

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Lucy Rutishauser is a CFO and qualified finance expert of a $3.5B in revenue diversified media company (prior Fortune 500 company) and is currently open to publicly-traded or privately-held board positions. She has almost 35 years of experience with companies at differing stages in their life cycle, including growth through mergers & acquisitions, downsizing, transformation, and diversification. She currently serves as EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Sinclair where she is involved in transformation across multiple disciplines such as employee experience, DE&I, sales, business development, risk management, data analysis, and finance where she drives forward-thinking innovation. She sits on multiple executive steering committees including ESG, employee experience, disclosure, communications, corporate development, and technology solutions, among others where she adds valuable perspectives and future-focused insights. Lucy has helped lead companies through complex financial and capital markets transactions, a cybersecurity incident, various economic cycles and the more recent pandemic. Prior to joining Sinclair, Lucy worked in multiple industries including publishing, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing; spanning publicly traded and privately held.

Lucy’s leadership has been recognized with multiple honors including 50/50 Women on Boards 2023 “50 Women to Watch for Boards,” The Daily Record 2022 “Power 30” and “Maryland’s Top 100 Women,” Cablefax 2022 and 2021 “Most Powerful Women,” Cynopsis 2020 “Top Women in Media,” the Baltimore Sun 2020 “Top 25 Women to Watch,” Radio & TV Business Report 2022 and 2019 “Best Finance Leaders,” and Variety Magazine 2019 and 2017 “Dealmaker Elite.”

She currently serves as a Board member of CAST.ERA (JV with SK Telecom) and First Fruits Farm, a Board and Finance Committee member for Learning Undefeated, a Trustee for Sinclair’s Diversity Scholarship Fund, and a member of Stevenson University President’s Advisory Council and the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has completed the Deloitte board readiness program


Lindsay Stewart

Co-founder and CEO

Lindsay Stewart is the founding CEO of Stringr, a leading GenAI video generation, cloud production and video sourcing solution for media partners.

Before Stringr, Lindsay was a news producer at ABC, Fox News and CBS stations.

Lindsay earned her BA at U.C. Berkeley and MBA at The Wharton School.


Phil Wiser

EVP & Chief Technology Officer

Phil Wiser is an industry-leading technology and digital media entrepreneur and executive. He serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Paramount, leading the global technology strategy, shared services, operations and transformation of the combined company. He reports to Naveen Chopra, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Paramount.

Prior to the merger of Viacom and CBS in December 2019, Wiser was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CBS Corporation, where he oversaw the technology strategy and development across the company’s entire business portfolio. Before joining CBS, Wiser served as Chief Technology Officer at Hearst. In this role, he managed Hearst’s technology migration to the cloud, and established a data-driven, cloud-first media environment for its digital businesses. Wiser was also the Chief Technology Officer at Sony Corporation of America and Sony Music, responsible for creating the digital businesses at Sony Music, including the forging of the groundbreaking deal to launch iTunes.

Earlier in his career, Wiser was a key pioneer in the creation of the online digital music industry and the over-the-top TV market as founder of Liquid Audio and Sezmi. Both companies were the first to create commercial Internet-based media offerings in music and television. With numerous patents issued for these efforts, he broke new ground across the areas of IP based content delivery, machine recommendation systems, video delivery over the Internet and cybersecurity.


Josh Stinehour

Principal Analyst


Josh Stinehour is a principal analyst with Devoncroft Partners, a provider of market research and strategic consulting services to a wide range of digital media clients and institutional investors. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and trade shows in the media technology sector.

Prior to joining Devoncroft, Mr. Stinehour was a managing director at Silverwood Partners in the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group. While at Silverwood, Mr. Stinehour executed a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, valuations, and private placements.

Before joining Silverwood, Mr. Stinehour worked in various positions at EMC Corporation including as a software programmer and later as an analyst on integration teams for EMC’s acquisitions of Documentum, Legato, and VMWare.

Josh loves (and has an encyclopedic knowledge of) college football and NBA basketball (although he thinks college basketball is an inferior product).  His hobbies include monetary policy, civic planning, and adventure travel.

He holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, an MS in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS in computer science from Union College. Mr. Stinehour is a CFA charterholder.


Joe Zaller

Founder & President 


Joe is the founder of Devoncroft Partners, a leading provider of market intelligence in the media technology sector.

Joe is the founder of Devoncroft Partners, a leading provider of market intelligence in the media technology sector.

Devoncroft provides market research and strategic consulting services to a wide range of clients in the media technology sector. The company publishes a variety of syndicated market research reports, including the annual Devoncroft Media Technology Survey, the largest and most comprehensive study of the professional audio and video market, and comprehensive market sizing and forecasting reports of the media technology sector.

In addition to syndicated research reports, Devoncroft is frequently retained for custom projects by some of the world’s leading brands including broadcasters and media companies. technology suppliers, large consulting firms, educational establishments, private equity firms, investment banks, and other financial institutions.

Devoncroft also produces a series of executive summits that bring together thought-leading speakers from across the media technology ecosystem.  Since the initial conference in 2012, Devoncroft Executive Summits have grown to be one of the must-attend events in the media technology calendar.

Joe has a BSc in Business Administration and BA in Philosophy from Villanova University, where he developed a lifelong love of college basketball, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He also completed various executive courses at Stanford University and the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Joe, his long-suffering wife, and their three daughters live in San Diego, CA.

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