Innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies and cultivating new media opportunities.
National Association of Broadcasters
PILOT is a coalition of stakeholders dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies. This coalition begins with all members of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Broadcasters work with other PILOT members to drive the research, creation, testing and implementation of new technologies and solutions.
PILOT has also established a new class of membership in NAB for other stakeholders sharing broadcaster’s passion and dedication to innovation. These PILOT members collaborate with broadcasters across the value chain to drive new opportunities in the industry.
Accenture is a consulting and technology leader in the broadcasting, media and entertainment space. As a PILOT charter member, we hope our involvement will facilitate dialogue with industry leaders, influencers and clients – resulting in strategic points-of-view on where the broadcast industry is moving and to catalyze the development of next-generation solutions. We see PILOT as an incubator focused on convergence within the entire broadcasting ecosystem. Accenture believes this program will provide us with a platform to demonstrate our industry leadership and broaden our relationships.
Mike Chapman, Managing Director – Accenture Strategy
Mike Chapman is a managing director with Accenture Strategy, aligned to the Communications, Media and Technology industry group in North America. Mike has over 16 years of experience as a strategy consultant and serves as the global lead of media and entertainment and video strategy consulting for Accenture.
Mike is based out of Accenture’s Washington, D.C., office and spends his time working with clients on both U.S. coasts as well as internationally. Mike focuses on corporate and growth strategy, product development and operational strategy at the intersection of business and technology. His client experiences include global media and entertainment conglomerates, television programmers and broadcasters, cable TV providers / MSOs, film studios and exhibitors, digital services / OTT start-ups, consumer electronics and hi-tech OEMs, telecommunications and wireless providers, U.S. consumer electronics retailers, and national sports leagues. Mike holds an MBA majoring in finance and strategy and a MS of Management and Information Systems from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company’s advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Akamai helps leading entertainment companies deliver a broadcast-like over-the-top experience at scale.
Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Engineering – Akamai
Will Law is chief architect within the Media Engineering group at Akamai and a leading media delivery technologist. Involved with streaming media on the Internet for the last 15 years, he has a strong focus on client-side development and wrote many of the early connection frameworks that still drive much of the traffic flowing over Akamai today. Currently focusing on MPEG DASH and HTTP streaming, technology evaluation, 4K distribution, WebRTC, mobile media, cloud transcoding, connected devices and multi-bitrate switching. Law is vice-chairman of the DASH Industry Forum, vice-chairman of the GIVE Project, holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and an MBA, and has worked previously for Adobe, Internap and a series of five engineering and media-related startups.
Frankly provides a technology platform, advertising capabilities, and data insights for media companies, enterprises, and brands to engage their audiences and generate revenue across their digital properties.
Founded in 2013, Frankly is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in New York City. The company is publicly traded under ticker TLK on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Steve Chung, Chief Executive Officer/Founder – Frankly
Steve Chung is the founder and chief executive officer of Frankly Inc. (publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange, ticker TLK). After holding an analyst role at Goldman Sachs in New York, he has held senior leadership roles in the technology and media sector, including chief strategy officer of CDNetworks (sold to KDDI), executive vice president of KIT Digital, Inc., investment director of BlueRun Ventures and chief operating officer of We Heart It. His experience with both start-up and large enterprises has led to his expertise in helping companies grow globally. Steve holds an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Dax Brady-Sheehan, Head of Traditional Media – Google
Dax Brady-Sheehan is the head of Traditional Media with Google where he oversees Google’s strategic relationships with traditional media channel partners specializing in serving the small and medium business market.
Prior to joining Google, Dax worked at Gannett and Hearst where he held various digital leadership roles.
Dax has spent his career working with newspaper and broadcast companies developing best in class digital solutions. Dax lives in New York City with his wife and 9-year-old English Bulldog and spends his spare time volunteering for Make-A-Wish America.
LAKANA is an enterprise-class technology company that provides solutions for media publishers. LAKANA delivers SaaS-ready content management platforms, which seamlessly integrates with a comprehensive suite of products, partners and services that, together, enable media publishers to successfully operate profitable, secure, innovative and engaging businesses. We’re headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., with additional offices and development centers in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Taipei.
Elizabeth Osder, Head of Revenue, LAKANA
As the head of Revenue, Elizabeth Osder is responsible for market and business development, platform strategy and potential growth through acquisitions at LAKANA. As an executive and consultant she has 20 years building businesses for publishers, brands, agencies, technology companies and start-ups. Elizabeth’s diverse experience includes consulting for Google, Ogilvy Mather, AOL, Kimpton and Associated Press; successful exists to start up technologies to Marketo and OpenX to launching of The New York Times on the Web; helping make Yahoo News the number one online news destination; deploying the publishing system for The Financial Times; tackling emerging trends in social media that deliver real user engagement, plus forging the application of semantic technologies to both relational content display and monetization.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mount Holyoke College and she has also earned a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri. In 2001 Elizabeth was awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University where she studied technologies and communications. She resides in Los Angeles and counts being the first girl to play little league baseball as her most cherished accomplishment.
With presence in 106 countries, Nielsen’s mission is to provide clients with the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy. The consumer’s world is changing at an unprecedented speed where media and commerce are colliding. We are focused on innovating to stay ahead of evolving market trends, allowing us to provide our clients with usable, practical and meaningful tools that help them make strategic business decisions every day. Nielsen is uniquely positioned to drive performance management solutions for our clients around the globe.
Scott L. Brown, Senior Vice President – Nielsen
Scott L. Brown serves as senior vice president, Engineering and Strategic Relations for Nielsen . In this role, Scott is a frequent speaker and sought after for insight about impending changes to the media landscape, the impact of new technology, and the path of new advertising models.
Scott works with media strategy and digital platform providers and focuses much of his time on development and establishment of key and formative business relationships with advanced technology and new media companies. Scott’s background is grounded in technology and broad media expertise, the implications for Nielsen measurement, coupled with a deep client following on what is relevant in the media world. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree and resides in Tampa, Florida.
Shareablee empowers marketers and their agencies with insights into what’s working in their existing social media strategy, what engages their most loyal customers and how to keep ahead of the competition. Our proprietary platform has been built from the ground up to provide deep quantitative and qualitative analysis that delivers actionable insights in a 24/7 web platform. Our insights allow you to easily capture and analyze data from social media channels to monitor your brands’ performance, identify key drivers of positive engagement, address competitive threats as well as monitor useable competitive success strategies, and drive greater overall ROI on your current and future social fan-base.
Gloria Stitt, General Manager, Local Media – Shareablee
Gloria Stitt is the general manager of Local Media for Shareablee, where she is responsible for working with the company’s product team on innovative new solutions to help local news organizations own the social and earned media landscapes in their respective markets.
Prior to Shareablee, Gloria was vice president of Marketing at Worldnow, the leading SaaS CMS/web hosting solution for the local TV station market. In this role, she saw the disruptive impact of social media and began utilizing it as an integral part of the company’s overall marketing strategy, while also developing related services for client TV stations. Gloria began a successful career at Avon USA, rising to the position of Director of Campaign Management, responsible for the P&L for the company’s 26 annual sales cycles and worked with areas from product development to supply chain management, overseeing merchandising and pricing.
Yahoo! is a guide focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining our users. We create highly personalized experiences that keep our users connected to the things that matter most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we deliver value for advertisers by connecting them with the right audiences.
Faith Murphy, Senior Director, SMB Partner Development & Gemini Sales & Support – Yahoo!
Faith Murphy leads the SMB Partner Development and Gemini Sales and Support teams at Yahoo. She currently is leading a team of industry experts who work closely with partners who sell Yahoo Gemini and advertiser products to small-medium businesses across the Americas. She also is the operational sales leader for the Gemini Self Serve platform, providing sales and support for the Small-Medium business advertisers focusing on Search and Native advertising. Faith has over 15 years’ experience in digital advertising, with a background in operations, optimization strategies and analytics.