NET March Lunch Event Details

Hot on the heels of the sold-out Tech Retreat, HPA is serving up the sharpest thinkers over our March NET (Networking-Education-Technology) Lunch at Sheraton Universal!

Focusing on the cloud, the format will return to hosted topic tables, allowing participants to explore three separate areas of interest over the course of lunch.

Table topics and speakers include:

  • Cloud Integrations That Get The Job Done
    Erik Salazar, CEO, Founder, Unitas
    Craig Hadix, Principal Cloud Architect, Unitas
  • Industry Logistics to Globalize Cloud Workflow
    Amir Bemanian, Director, Engineering, Technicolor
    David McElhatten, SVP Media Software Solutions, 20th Century Fox
  • Post in the Cloud
    Lance Maurer, CEO, Founder, Cinnafilm
  • Storage – Where to Archive Media?
    Erik Weaver, Thought Leader & Speaker, Western Digital
  • Quality Control (Not QC)
    Gregory Cox, VP Technical Product Solutions, GrayMeta
    Greg Almond, Manager, Asset Management, Netflix
  • Cloud Based Acquisition
    Dave Belding, Sales Director, Sports, LiveU
    Michael Stanton, Director of Sales, Dejero
  • Studio Content Protection: On-Prem vs in the Cloud
    Min Kang, Manager, Content & Information Security, Walt Disney Studios
    Cody Lassiter, Content Protection Manager, Legendary
  • Secure Content Distribution
    Christian Kennel, VP of Media Operations and Digital Product, Warner Bros.
  • Cloud 101
    Danny Peters, Strategic Enterprise Director, Frame.io
    Patrick Yew, VP Post Production, PopTV
  • 5G Networks for Production and Post
    Thomas Box, Director Solutions Engineering, Verizon Digital Media Services
    Jim DeFilippis, Principal, Technology Made Simple
  • AR Cloud – Now What?
    Matthew Lewis, CEO & Founder, Practical Magic
  • Immersive Content in AVs
    Ha Nguyen, Director, Emerging Technology, Warner Bros.
    Rick Hack, Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, Intel

Speakers subject to change.

Networking Education Technology: NET Lunch

  • Thursday March 21, 2019
  • 11:30 am – 2:00 pm


11:30 am – 12:00 pm check-in and networking
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm grab your lunch, welcome remarks and 1st roundtable
12:45 pm – 1:05 pm networking
1:05 pm – 1:25 pm 2nd round table
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm 3rd round table
1:50 pm dessert and networking

Terrace Room Sheraton Universal
  • 333 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608

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