Mike Flathers, Signiant, Chief Solutions Officer
With over 30 years of software engineering experience, Mike Flathers has a passion for pushing the technology envelope. He has a proven track record of working alongside customers to create solutions to some of their most complex problems with an API-first mindset. A media and entertainment veteran, Flathers has deep technical experience with media and its surrounding workflows. An Emmy Award winning technologist, prior to joining Signiant, he was CTO for IBM’s Aspera business unit and an IBM distinguished engineer. Flathers was part of the executive team at Aspera when it was acquired by IBM in 2014.
Prior to Aspera, Flathers held several hands-on technical leadership positions, including CTO at Sorenson Media. He has deep networking experience having spent 14 years at Novell after the company acquired Excelan where he was a developer and technical leader for the LANWorkplace product, the first suite of TCP/IP utilities for DOS and Windows. As the chief solutions officer at Signiant, Flathers plays a hands-on role, where he works closely with customers and internal Signiant teams to bridge the gap between the solutions customers need and Signiant’s product and integration roadmap.
Jon Raidel, Vizrt, Global Lead for Live Production in Cloud
Jon Raidel is Vizrt’s global lead for live production in the cloud. He has 15 years of experience in live television production. Raidel comes from the NFL Network where he was technical operations manager for eight years. His background as a technical director in live sports has traveled him all over the world working for brands such as the NFL, NBA, ESPN, Fox Sports, and other regional networks.
David Rosen, Sony, VP, Cloud Applications and Solutions
David Rosen has global responsibility for leading Sony’s Ci Media Cloud SaaS business. As one of the original founders, he has grown the business from inception into the largest and most profitable SaaS company in Sony’s history. He is a valued technology thought leader within Media & Entertainment and has been a significant contributing force in bringing the reality of cloud based production and broadcast workflows to many of the largest media organizations in the world. Prior to launching Ci, Rosen helped create the Digital Media Group within Sony Pictures where he was responsible for delivering solutions to enable the studio to transition from tape-based to file-based workflows. While at Sony Pictures, he also spent two years developing and bringing to market the Distribution Backbone, the industry’s first automated supply chain for post theatrical manufacturing and distribution. Rosen started his career as a software developer and solutions consultant with Oracle Corporation where he consulted with Fortune50 companies and multiple government agencies.