MediaSilo, in conjunction with AMC Networks, officially launched TechHops, an event exclusively for tech operations execs working in media and entertainment. On June 22th, in a bustling Manhattan bar, SVPs, Managers and Directors of Operations from companies like Showtime, A&E, and HBO came together to commiserate and learn a thing or two from their peers.
Joshua Berger, SVP of Media Management at AMC Networks acted as toastmaster and emcee while his colleague Marc Gatto (VP, Media Logistics & Operational Systems) took center stage to riff on the unique challenges facing operations staff in media and entertainment..
As Gatto noted: "If you can leave both sides just a little bit pissed off, you’ve done your job".
After Gatto's statements, the group took to networking, drinking a few cold ones and chowing down.
Tomas Llibre, Director, Media Services, Viacom Media Networks; Chris Szlepcsik, Director, Broadcast Operations, Viacom Kids and Family and Jason Pattan, Sr. Director, Content Management & Technology, Viacom Media Networks
Jared Vincenti, Product Manager, MediaSilo and Jason Rose, Director, Encoding & Fulfillment, A&E Networks
Dan Hirschi, Broadcast Technical Specialist, ABC and Robert Jensen, Senior Broadcast Technical Specialist, ABC
Ilan Kometz, SVP, Engineering, Syncho Services and John Eremic, Production Workflow Specialist, Post Delivery, Planning & Operations, HBO
Ian Knox, VP Media Operations, Discovery talks with Craig Hunsinger, VP, Post Production, NBC Universal
Robert Feltault, Proeduction Administrator, ABC with John Whitehead, The New York Times, Video Production Infrastructure
TechHops NY is the first of more TechHops to come. If you're interested in joining the mailing list for this invite-only event email, please email invite@techhops for future consideration.