As entertainment has moved into the digital world, so has metadata, providing innovative use cases and solutions in a fast-changing, dynamic environment. In this presentation, David Yon, VP, Data Solutions at Rovi Corporation will provide a historical look back at where metadata has been and its evolving role from content creation through distribution as the core connector advancing the digital supply chain and monetizing assets.
Linda Tadic is Executive Director of Audiovisual Archive Network (www.archivenetwork.org), an independent non-profit digital preservation service for historical sound and moving image collections. She consults and lectures on digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata, with clients as diverse as WNET/Thirteen, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, SBS (Australia), Dunhuang Academy (China), and the Missouri History Museum. She is an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies program (teaching courses in Access and Digital Asset Management), and previously was an adjunct professor in NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program (courses in collection management and cataloging and metadata). She is co-author of the book Descriptive Metadata for Television: an End-to-End Introduction (Focal Press, 2006). Ms. Tadic’s almost 30 years’ experience includes holding the positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO), Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, and Director of Operations for ARTstor. She is a past President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
Susan Cheng leads Product Master Data Governance for physical and digital distribution across home entertainment at Warner Bros. She has key supplier relationship management responsibilities and directly oversees master data management, including intellectual property designations and data quality.
Prior to her master data role, Susan led Category Sourcing teams for marketing and supply chain across the studio. Before joining Warner Bros. in 2006, Susan was the Director of Strategic Procurement for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products and Neutrogena, heading up a bi-coastal direct materials sourcing organization. Prior to that, she spent several years with The Walt Disney Company and Procter & Gamble, all in supply chain and sourcing optimization functions.
Susan holds an MBA from Yale University in Corporate Strategy & Non-profit Management, and a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Michigan.
Harold S Geller is Chief Growth Officer of, Advertising Digital Identification LLC (Ad-ID) a US Based advertising-metadata system, the UPC code for Ads across all platforms, which is a joint venture of American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).
Harold speaks and writes extensively regarding interoperability, digital workflow and metadata in advertising and is the co-author of four white papers on the subject.
Harold’s advertising career spans nearly 30 years, in the United States and Canada. He has worked in media buying/planning, account management, financial, and technology roles at MindShare, Ogilvy & Mather, and McCann Erickson, and the defunct Ted Bates and Foster Advertising.
Harold is a graduate of radio and television broadcasting from Seneca College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
Chief Technology Officer
Guillaume Aubuchon has spent the past decade melding the latest in technological innovation with the century old tradition of filmmaking. From television such as Nip/Tuck, The Sarah Silverman Program, and NCIS: Los Angeles to theatrical projects like Spike Jonzes’ “Her”, he has been a leader in the emergence of file-based workflows as they permeate the creative process.
Guillaume has been involved with many firsts including the development of camera systems, editing software, and storage solutions. Now as CTO of DigitalFilm Tree, he finds himself focused on bringing cloud workflow into mainstream production. Working on shows such as Mistresses and Perception, he has sought to bring practical use of cloud technologies into active television and film productions. After speaking to thousands at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong and encouraging greater interest in media from that community, he hopes to boost adoption of OpenStack in entertainment.
Director, Research and Development
Disney | ABC Television Group
Anthony Accardo is the Director, R&D for Disney ABC Television Group and also oversees the Metadata and Taxonomy group. He began his career at Disney in 2010 at Disney Research, the corporate R&D arm. In July 2012, he began an applied R&D group for Vince Roberts, CTO of Disney ABC Television Group, to help evaluate new technologies and execute proof of concepts. Prior to Disney, he worked in strategy and finance for American Airlines. Anthony has a BS in Philosophy and BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.