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Presenters - Ennes Workshop at the NAB Show


Paul Adrian, CEO


Paul Adrian is an award-winning investigative journalist and a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He founded latakoo, Inc. with Jade Kurian after spending nearly two decades as a television reporter. His final stop as an investigative reporter was KDFW-TV in Dallas, TX where he spent seven years. Adrian is a specialist in computer assisted reporting, who conducted analysis on major corporations as well as politicos. latakoo emerged from a journalism startup that needed to deliver high quality video fast from the field over the Internet. latakoo now provides a low-cost software-as-a-service solution to many television stations across the country.


Dr. Anthony Cross, Chief Technology Officer

NewTek, Inc.

Andrew Cross is the chief technology officer of NewTek, Inc. He joined NewTek in 1998, and was named to his current position in March 2011. Under Andrew’s direction, NewTek product development group designed and delivered the TriCaster line of all-in-one multi-camera video production systems, as well as, 3Play portable instant replay systems. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Victoria University of Manchester, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The University of York, and has published more than 20-technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific conferences and journals.

John Footen, AVP - Broadcast and Advertising

Cognizant Technology Solutions

John Footen is an acknowledged industry expert in such areas as Business Process Management, Service-Oriented Architecture, and the Cloud, all of which have a major impact on today’s broadcast television and professional media systems. As head of Cognizant’s broadcast consulting practice, John is responsible for business and technology consulting throughout the broadcast industry. John is a sought-after speaker and expert writer on software architecture and workflow issues. Footen serves as co-chair of the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) joint taskforce of the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Footen is a SMPTE member and co-chairs the 34CS Media Systems Control and Services technology committee. He has been responsible for managing many large and complex media solutions projects for many types of media enterprises. He has extensive international experience; having lived and worked in North America, Asia, and EMEA. John holds degrees in computer science and film & television from New York University. He is also the co-author of “The Service-Oriented Media Enterprise: SOA, BPM, and Web Services in Professional Media Systems,” published by Focal Press.

Lionel J. Garin, PhD., Senior Director of Technology, Position and Location Department

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Lionel J. Garin, is currently Senior Director of Technology, at Qualcomm Atheros Inc..
He is the Project Engineer for Indoor Positioning and Navigation products in Qualcomm Bay Area offices in Santa Clara, California.

Kevin Gross, Media Network Consultant

AVA Networks


Kevin Gross conceived and developed the CobraNet system for transport of real-time, high-quality audio over Ethernet networks. He is a contributing member of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards effort. He has helped QSC deploy their Q LAN audio network.

Kevin has had a hand in the systems and network design in many prominent projects utilizing audio networking such as, Wembley stadium, The U.S. Capitol, the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and theme parks such as Disney's Animal Kingdom and Tokyo Disney Seas.

Kevin holds several patents, has written papers and articles and presented on numerous AV networking topics. In 2006 he was awarded an AES fellowship for his contributions to digital audio networking.

Before audio networking, Kevin worked at WaveFrame Corp. and helped develop an Oscar award-winning digital audio recording and editing system and at Peak Audio, Inc. developing and managing early deployments of Peavey’s MediaMatrix digital signal processing system.

Kevin is now an independent engineering consultant to AV equipment manufacturers and systems designers ( Kevin recently initiated and is leading an AES interoperability standardization effort for high-performance IP media networking (

Steve Lampen, CBRE, Multimedia Technology Manager


Steve Lampen has worked for Belden for nineteen years and currently is Multimedia Technology Manager. Prior to Belden, Lampen had an extensive career in radio broadcast engineering and installation, film production, and electronic distribution. He holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and is an SBE Certified Radio Broadcast Engineer. On the data side, Lampen is a BICSI Registered Communication Distribution Designer. His latest book, "The Audio-Video Cable Installer’s Pocket Guide" is published by McGraw-Hill. His column "Wired for Sound" appears in Radio World Magazine.

John Maniccia, Sales Engineer


John Maniccia is a solutions engineer for Octoshape, an industry leader in the content delivery solutions space utilizing UDP streaming to deliver broadcast quality, broadcast scale and broadcast economics to video streaming content providers all over the world. John has been at the forefront of broadcast and digital technologies for more than thirteen years with Octoshape and before that, Turner Broadcasting. For his entire time at TBS, John was involved in research and development having been part of both Platform R&D and Emerging Technologies groups working in both software and hardware R&D. He has worked on everything from creating cost effective traditional linear broadcast solutions for Turner International to implementing Turner Sports' first HLS streaming application for iOS. This culminated in helping bring Octoshape to Turner and establishing several benchmarks for Turner. These included the live coverage of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration with 1.34 MM simultaneous users. Before that, John was honorably discharged from United States Marine Corps after six years, where he received his training. He is based in San Francisco California.

James E. O'Neal, Technical Editor

TV Technology Magazine

Mr. O’Neal has been involved in broadcast technology for more than half a century, beginning with his employment during his early teen years at a commercial radio station in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. After nearly 37 years in television engineering, Mr. O’Neal retired to begin a second career as technology editor at TV Technology magazine and is a frequent contributor to that publication and several others, including Radio World. He enjoys researching and writing about broadcasting history and the persons who have made important contributions in this field. Mr. O’Neal is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds both commercial and amateur radio licenses. He is a life member of the SBE, IEEE, and SMPTE.

Jan Ozer, Author

Jan produces live and on-demand streaming events for a variety of clients and consults widely on encoding-related topics. He has taught courses in video and streaming production since 1994, most recently at Streaming Media seminars in New York City, Los Angeles and London.

Jan is a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine and Online and blogs for other outlets. He has written or co-authored over 15 books on digital-video-related topics, including Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, which was published in 2011.

In addition to streaming events, Jan shoots, edits and produces DVDs for local performers in southwest Virginia. He blogs at

Robert Saunders, President


Robert Saunders has more than 30 years of experience in computing, Internet, telecommunications and multimedia technology. His lifetime accomplishments include providing the vision, business development and architectural design for a number of pioneering technologies and successful businesses.

Mr. Saunders, along with Mark Sauer founded Skitter with the concept of improving MPEG4-AVC compression technology and incorporating those improvements into a converged media delivery platform.

Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO

Livio Radio

Jake Sigal quit his XM product management gig at Delphi at the age of 26, vowing to do things differently. Bolstered by a $10,000 loan from his parents, he combined his two passions, engineering and music, and started Livio Radio in 2008 from the guest bedroom of his home in Ferndale, Michigan. Before starting Livio (a leader in the car Internet radio industry) Jake was product developer with Numark and has over 25-products on the market including iDJ, and the ION USB Turntable.

Jake earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering at Ohio University, where he marched on the drum line of the infamous OU Marching 110. He now sits on the university’s Russ College of Engineering Board of Advisors. Jake is also a board member of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Board of Industry Leaders (BIL) and the Small Business Council (SBC).

Kevin Streeter, Senior Architect, Adobe Primetime

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Kevin Streeter is a Senior Architect for Adobe Primetime. In this role, he directs the strategy and development of Adobe Primetime, the industry's first fully integrated video technology platform that tightly integrates Adobe's video publishing, advertising and data solutions. Previously at Adobe, he was one of the original designers of Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming protocol, and also played an integral role in designing the adaptive streaming capabilities for Adobe’s Real-Time Messaging Protocol. Streeter brings more than 10 years of technical experience in networking and streaming protocols to Adobe, having also served as Software Architect for Adobe Flash Media Server.

Before joining Adobe, Streeter was Senior Software Engineer and Team at Mediabolic – now part of Rovi. Earlier in his career, Streeter was Senior Software Engineer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, where he helped design the data-distribution systems used in the ground stations for the Predator drone.

Streeter holds a master’s degree from University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.

So Vang, Vice President, Video Technology

Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


So Vang is Vice President, OpenCable, in the Advanced Platforms and Services for CableLabs. Mr. Vang directs and manages the OpenCable project, an initiative of the cable television industry being managed through CableLabs with a goal of attaining advanced, interactive digital set-top boxes manufactured by multiple vendors and which support the range of current and future digital cable product offerings. Mr. Vang oversees the development of the OpenCable hardware specification in cooperation with cable companies and consumer electronics. He manages an effort to define a software environment for OpenCable devices, with the goal of supporting a range of interactive television applications and services. Mr. Vang is responsible for coordinating the OpenCable business and technical advisory teams in their deliberations aimed at designing an industry specification for next generation digital set-top boxes. He manages communications of OpenCable goals and objectives to the cable industry vendor community and recruits key technology companies to the effort.

Frederick M. Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT, Ennes Moderator, Trustee

Ennes Educational Foundation Trust

Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT, is a fellow in the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and a trustee of the Ennes Foundation. Fred works on Emerging Business Opportunities and Managed Services for Harris Broadcast. Fred was Director of Broadcast Engineering for Qualcomm’s MediaFLO project, and before that, he directed Leitch’s (now Harris) Systems Engineering group. Up to that time, he served as Director of Engineering for the Comcast Media Center in Denver, its Director of New Product Development through the center’s AT&T ownership and Director of Broadcast Satellite Operations during its TCI ownership era. Before joining the satellite and cable origination world, he held the position of Engineering Manager at KDVR-TV and KFCT-TV, Denver, WTTV-TV, WTTK-TV, Indianapolis, KHOW AM & FM, Denver; WIBA AM & FM, Madison, Wisconsin, and Operations Manager at KWGN-TV, Denver; and others beginning with the overnight gig and a newly minted FCC 1st Class license at WBIZ AM & FM, Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1972. Fred was also heavily involved with the development of EAS, and has authored several hundred articles on Radio and TV engineering.        




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