Breakout Sessions




11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Global ID for the Global Media Industry
How many logins and passwords do you have? This problem has dogged just about everyone since the dawn of the digital age. Every studio, production, platform, and application seems to need a different account, but one group, against all odds, is trying to change that. Tune in and learn about the MovieLabs 2030 Vision and the benefits of a common, industry global user identity for any production.
Joel Sloss, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
Kip Welch, Executive Director, EIDR and Vice President of Business Development, MovieLabs

12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Protecting, Detecting, and Enforcing Security Policies From Content Creation to Viewer Experience
How hard is it to find premium, first run VOD assets on so-called locker sites? How many times have you seen live event links shared on your social networks? How many lawyers and MBAs have you heard screaming about precious geo-restrictions being compromised by proxied viewers? Attend this session to learn techniques for protecting, detecting, and enforcing security policies from content creation to the viewer experience.
Mark Barron, Principal Solutions Engineer, Akamai

12:45 – 1 p.m.
Win the Cyberwar with Zero Trust
Zero Trust is revolutionizing network security architecture: it is data-centric and designed to stop data breaches. Zero Trust also adds a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs. These 21st-century networks have been adopted by government entities and large enterprises around the world. In this session, John will discuss the concept of Zero Trust and explain why Zero Trust is the world’s only true cybersecurity strategy. He will discuss how a Zero Trust Strategy will achieve tactical and operational goals. This session will demonstrate how Zero Trust will not only transform network security but function as a business enabler, by focusing on the business’s grand strategic objectives.
John Kindervag, Field Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Networks



11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Anti-Piracy Now and Later
A conversation between experts in content protection and anti-piracy about the biggest stories of the year, how legislation impacts anti-piracy, and what to look for in 2021 and beyond. We’ll dig into pre/post COVID consumption data, how and what viewers are consuming via both legal and illegal services, and takeaways on what to do with this data. We’ll also consider how current legislation and government action is impacting piracy consumption and copyright holder response, plus what behavior will (and won’t) survive the potential end of the current COVID media climate. Finally, the group will discuss some ways to make this information actionable for media entities.
Andy Chatterley, Chief Executive Officer, MUSO
Olga Kornienko, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, EZDRM
Eric Wynalek, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, SHIFT

12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Blocking the Pirate in the Room – Subscribers Aren’t the Only Ones Anxiously Awaiting New Releases
Entertainment companies beware! Ever wonder who else is waiting for your exclusive first-run releases as they premiere at home via broadcast and streaming? Hint, it’s not just your subscriber base. According to recent data, the coronavirus pandemic brings a woe to the entertainment industry – a rise in piracy of valuable first-run content as audiences continue to get their entertainment fix from the safety of their homes. From live sports, first-run movies and film festivals to Broadway theatricals and live music concerts, this session stresses the urgent need to work together to protect this highly-coveted exclusive content from large-scale theft in an important industry effort to safeguard jobs and revenue.
Brad Parobek, Senior Vice President Sales Americas, Friend MTS

12:45 – 1 p.m.
Pirates of the Coronavirus: The Curse of Work from Home
Along with film production slowing to a crawl, crippling theaters and throwing release schedules into pandemonium, the pandemic has brought another misfortune to Hollywood: a rise in piracy. Join this dynamic session to discuss the threat landscape during these unprecedented times and the new era of editing from home. Come get answers to all the questions you’ve been asking.
John-Thomas Gaietto, CISSP, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Services, Richey May Technology Solutions



11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Media Management in a Streaming World
As media businesses pivot to drive revenue from digital channels, it’s essential to fully understand and be prepared for the complex nature of content streaming and how to rethink distribution, monetization, and rights compliance. Join this session to hear how media and technology companies are taking a holistic approach across IP management and monetization, enabling technologies, and trust and safety to build a winning streaming strategy.
Brajesh Jha, Global Head, Media and Entertainment, Genpact
Mitesh Motwani, Associate Partner, Analytics Advisory, Genpact

12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Securely Scaling Remote Broadcast-Quality Video Production
Looking for a solution to ensure secure broadcast-quality contribution and distribution from remote locations? Join Zixi’s Eric Bolten for an overview of the Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP). The SDVP enables broadcast-quality delivery across any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device, allowing media companies to seamlessly and securely pivot from on-premise production and control rooms to remote virtualized broadcast operations securely and at scale. With Zixi’s SDVP and ZEN Master, the industry’s leading virtual control plane, remote users can maintain business continuity and securely orchestrate, manage and monitor broadcast quality, low latency live video workflows from anywhere in the world.
Eric Bolten, Vice President, Business Development, Zixi

12:45 – 1 p.m.
A Different Approach to Workflow Security
Many of the existing security controls for workflow security in this pandemic environment are out of date or come from unfamiliar sources making it hard for vendors to interpret what measures should or should not be used. With the convergence of theatrical and streamed release dates, many vendors in the supply chain will be handling content at a more sensitive stage and we owe it to the community to provide better guidance.
Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Executive Vice President, Convergent Risks
Nik Savchenko, Vice President, International, Convergent Risks



11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
BBC Case Study: The Use of VPN and Proxy Detection to Ensure Territorial Exclusivity for Rightsholders
Join this session to hear how the BBC utilizes VPN and proxy detection to ensure the territorial content exclusivity of their international broadcasters is protected. The territorially-based content licensing model is crucial for content owners. The proliferation of VPNs and DNS proxies undermines this model by enabling users from anywhere in the world to spoof their location in order to illegally access geographically restricted content. VPN and proxy detection is the first line of defense in stopping the continuous erosion of content value caused by geolocation fraud and geo-piracy. In this session, Alastair Campbell will share technical insights and expertise around VPN and proxy detection, while Diane Hamer will contribute the invaluable perspective of an international broadcaster. Please tune in for this insightful discussion!
Alastair Campbell, Commercial and Product Marketing Manager. GeoGuard
Diane Hamer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Brand Protection, BBC Studios

12:05 – 12:20 p.m.
Securing Next Generation Content Delivery with Splunk
Media organizations grapple with digital transformation on a daily basis. Traditional modes of content creation and delivery are being upended and there is an increasing reliance upon real-time data to understand viewer interests and shape the content they create. Planning for the data age has become more important than ever before, and ensuring appropriate security, never a simple task, is more challenging than ever before. This session will introduce Splunk’s Data to Everything platform and provide an overview of how media organizations of all sizes are leveraging Splunk to secure their operations, data, content, and more. It will also highlight some of the ways that Splunk has helped media customers cope with the additional challenges presented by COVID-19 and the rapid shift to remote work, which, among other things, increased the risk for potential incidents, compromised systems, or both. You’ll also gain insights into areas where you can take action and immediately improve your organization’s security posture and data maturity.
Andrew Keating, Director, Industry Marketing, Splunk
Beverly Smart, Industry Marketing, Communications, Media & Technology, Splunk

12:25 – 12:40
Learn More with Xcapism Learning
Did you know that we only remember up to 30% of information we’re given through traditional communications and awareness at work? Xcapism Learning’s immersive and gamified approach will show you what it takes to retain up to 90% and truly influence positive behavioral change and culture in the workplace.
Meera Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Xcapism Learning

12:45 – 1 p.m.
Connectivity, The Cloud and The Creative Process
As a changing M&E has workflows and tools moving into the cloud like never before, the ecosystem’s networks and cloud pathways have become a vital element in the discussion. Creatives who were once more resistant to change are now adapting, yet still definitive in what they expect from their connections. In a new white paper, those needs are explored in an effort to fill in this important missing piece, and take the industry from a developing transition to a cloud revolution.
Lisa Gerber, Head of Media & Entertainment, PacketFabric
Dave Ward, Chief Executive Officer, PacketFabric



11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Content is for EVERYONE: Accessibility and the ADA
This session discusses ADA compliance for websites for entertainment companies and addresses challenges and ideals going forward.
Mark Lasser, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Deque

12:05 – 12:20 p.m.
Protecting Sensitive Data with Context and Perfect Recall
Have you given up on DLP? Do you have a good strategy to protect your company’s sensitive data and intellectual property in the cloud-first WFH era? In this presentation, we will explore the pros and cons of DLP and how to improve your approach with context and perfect recall. We will also have a little fun in comparing DLP to Christopher Nolan’s new classic: Memento.
Jared Thorkelson, Data Protection SME, Cyberhaven

12:25 – 1 p.m.
Top 50 Categories for CDSA’s App & Cloud Control Framework
This session presents the work CDSA announced at last year’s CPS event with an industry goal to release a common control framework that is scalable to the business size, appropriate to the community and constituency of the TPN but also mapped directly to the control framework and standards already being utilized within our industry. Through the groundbreaking work of CDSA’s Technology Committee, a group of technology companies peer-elected to drive this objective by the CDSA Board, the top 50 control framework categories will be presented publicly along with the unique challenges met by unprecedented collaboration across service providers and content owners.
Moderator: Ben Schofield, Project Manager, CDSA and Product Manager, TPN
Todd Burke, Tri-Chair, CDSA Technology Committee
Micah Littleton, Tri-Chair, CDSA Technology Committee
Mischa Roth, Tri-Chair, CDSA Technology Committee