Conference Chair

David Lipsey

Conference Chair

David Lipsey is a well-known industry founder and contributor to DAM projects. He has 25 years of experience in the diversified media and entertainment sectors, including newspapers, trade, education and technical publishing, magazines, commercial printing, syndication services, cable, broadcast and studio work. He is widely known as an innovative thought ...


Fran Alexander

Taxonomy Manager | BBC

Fran Alexander is Taxonomy Manager, BBC Information and Archives. She began her career as an editor ofdictionaries, encyclopaedias, thesauruses, and almanacs, specialising in taking print products online. She joined political reference publisher Keesing's Worldwide in 2001, where she managed the creation of an online news archive, with a ...

Graham Allan

EVP, Operations & Consulting | KlarisIP

Graham Allan has spent almost 20 years in digital media and entertainment technology, leading DAM and file-based transformation for several top M&E companies – from strategy & business case development to product/partner selection, systems deployment and organizational design/development. 15 of those years were spent driving DAM and infrastructure software ...

Kathey Battrick

Director of Operations | ITN Source

Kathey Battrick has over 15 years experience working within the archive industry and has spent the last 7 years working for ITN Source, recently managing and completing a major project to digitise the ITN archive.

In her current role, Kathey leads the long term strategy of the ITN Source operations ...

David Bercovici

Digital Project Manager, Group IT | Hachette UK

David Bercovici has over ten years of experience supporting Digital Asset Management deployments. David is currently at Hachette UK, one of the largest book publishers in the UK, where he is leading the deployment of DAM across the enterprise.

David previously supported DAM deployments in the U.S. at Hachette Book Group, ...

Jay R Brodsky

Chief Information Officer | Thompson Media Group, LLC

Jay Brodsky is a long-standing technology executive with broad IT and general-management experience at Fortune 500, private and non-profit corporations. He serves as chief information officer of Thompson Media Group (TMG), a DC-based B2B publisher with a 144-year-long tradition of excellence. TMG is a preferred provider of compliance, regulatory, and ...

Rod Carter

Head of Digital Asset Management | BBC Worldwide

For the past two years Rod has overseen the procurement and implementation of BBC Worldwide’s new DAM solution with Sony DADC. He has considerable expertise in Broadcast and Digital workflows and was instrumental in agreeing the file standardisation of BBC Worldwide’s assets in this ever-changing digital environment. ...

Jane Clift

Head of IT | British Museum

Jane Clift is a senior manager at the British Museum where she heads up the IS department. Whilst at the British Museum she has overseen several systems procurements including digital asset management, content management system and picture library systems. She has extensive experience as a project and programme ...

Mark Davey

President, DAM Foundation, CEO, IQequity Ltd | Consulting Analyst, Real Story Group

A Knowledge Wealth specialist with a background in publishing, marketing, advertising and currently a consultant in media rich applications and services for government and business eco systems. ...

Clayton Dutton

VP, Broadcast & Post Production Operations | Discovery Communications Europe Ltd

Clayton is responsible for the day to day operation of Discovery Communications’ London-based in-house broadcast, VOD and post production operations. He oversees the broadcasting of 74channel feeds in 27 languages as well as the VOD Operations group servicing 32 affiliate deals in multiple languages. Additionally, he manages the post ...

Mark Finch

Vice President Engagement Business, Northern Europe | OpenText

Mark is currently responsible for significant organic growth of the Customer Experience business at OpenText. He is helping organisations improve their connections to their customers resulting in improved customer retention and increased sales across multiple channels such as mobile, web, social and print. Mark has been pioneering in the ...

Leith Gill Murgai

Managing Director | Nine

Leith is a broadcast technology workflow specialist and educator. Over the course of his 14 year career in broadcast, he has worked as a cameraman, editor, consultant and trainer. He spent a memorable seven years working with the BBC in many capacities on programmes such as Dragons' ...

Helen Hockx-Yu

Head of Web Archiving | British Library

Helen Hockx-Yu is the Head of Web Archiving at the British Library. Previously, she was project manager of the Planets project, a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges. Before joining the British Library, she worked as a program ...

John Horodyski

Partner | Optimity Advisors

John Horodyski is Principal at DAM Education (www.dameducation.com) offering DAM training and education from basic entry level to high level strategic offerings. He consults on metadata and taxonomy design as well as teaches a graduate online course at San José State University in Digital Asset Management. John came from Electronic ...

Stephane Kaeser

Manager, Corporate Communications | Infront Sports & Media

Stephane Kaeser is Manager at the Corporate Communications department at Infront Sports & Media. He led the implementation of a digital assets management solution group wide and is responsible for the management and development of this solution. Stéphane has a broad experience in Web/Digital content management, working previously for Migros ...

Kashyap Kompella

Analyst | Real Story Group

Kashyap is an industry analyst with Real Story Group and evaluates Digital Asset Management vendors. He specializes in video and audio technology evaluations for the media, broadcast, enterprise and public sector verticals. He also covers the Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software marketplace.

Prior to RSG, Kashyap was a senior advisor ...

Douglas McCarthy

Rights & Images Manager | Royal Museums Greenwich

Douglas McCarthy is Rights & Images Manager at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, leading the Photographic Studio and Picture Library within the Museum’s wider Commercial Team. He advises on IP management, commercial strategy and metadata for the Museum. Douglas has over a decade’s experience in the picture ...

Ralf Menikheim

General Manager Production Services & Process Integration | McCann Worldgroup Deutschland

Ralf is responsible for the entire Studio Services at McCann Worldgroup Germany. He handles complex international business for Global Clients with the support of DAM Systems. His past experience has been with well-known Agency Networks across various industries but particularly within the automotive sector.


John O'Donovan

CTO | Financial Times

John is Director of Architecture and Development at the Press Association, one of the world’s leading News, Sports and Data providers, managing a vast array of content and formats. John recently joined the Press Association from the BBC where he was Chief Architect for News, Sport and Knowledge. He has ...

Theresa Regli

Managing Partner & Principal Analyst | Real Story Group

Theresa Regli is Principal with The Real Story Group, covering and advising on enterprise search, digital asset management, and web content management.A fifteen-year veteran of the content technology industry, Theresa began her career writing about technology and Internet start-ups for a Boston newspaper in 1994. Theresa then moved on to ...

Sarah Saunders

Director | Electric Lane

Sarah Sanders is Director of consultancy and training company Electric Lane www.electriclane.co.uk. She has worked as a photographer, image library manager CEO of picture library association BAPLA, and commentator on the stock industry for the trade press. She has extensive knowledge of image and data workflow and archiving ...

Mohan Taylor

Office of the CTO | North Plains Systems

Mohan Taylor joined North Plains' Office of the CTO from OpenText. Mohan was one of the founding members of Artesia Europe prior to its acquisition by OpenText. At OpenText, he was the Practice Principle of the Digital Media Group, Europe, and managed the digital media professional services team along ...

Chris Villinger

Global Director, Marketing Content Management (MCM), Central Marketing and Commercial Excellence | Philips Lighting

Chris Villinger has over fifteen years of marketing and technology experience including five years software marketing at Microsoft near Seattle, Washington where he helped launch Windows 2000 and ASP.NET, and four years of systems consulting with Andersen Consulting based out of San Francisco, California. More recently, Chris has worked in ...

Joel Warwick

President | JAW Consulting

Joel Warwick draws from 20 years of experience with media and publishing technology in his consulting practice. He has been leading project teams for the last 10 years developing content strategies, business cases, and in the design and implementation of DAM systems and associated business processes.Joel brings deep expertise and ...

Madi Weland Solomon


Madi Weland Solomon is Director of Content Standards for Pearson Plc, the international media company which owns brands such as The Financial Times, Penguin Books, and Pearson Education. She leads the development and management of Pearson content management and data standards to ensure the support of current and new ...

Romney Whitehead

Digital Content Specialist and DAM Consultant

Romney Whitehead has more than ten years experience within the field of Digital Asset Management. She joined NET-A-PORTER over a year ago to work on their new DAM system which manages the extensive variety of digital assets and media produced by the company. Prior to that she worked as Digital ...

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Upcoming Events


David Lipsey
Conference Chair

Theresa Regli
Managing Partner & Principal Analyst Real Story Group

Clayton Dutton
VP, Broadcast & Post Production Operations Discovery Communications Europe Ltd

David Bercovici
Digital Project Manager, Group IT Hachette UK

John O'Donovan
Chief Technology Officer, Consumer Products and Platforms Dow Jones

Douglas McCarthy
Rights & Images Manager Royal Museums Greenwich

Graham Allan
EVP, Operations & Consulting KlarisIP


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Tabitha Yorke, HIT Entertainment

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A really engaging event.  Great networking among others facing similar DAM issues.  Thought provoking at day to day implementation and wider enterprise level.
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Douglas McCarthy, National Maritime Museum

HS DAM 2011 brought me up to speed in this exciting area
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Great line up of speakers: delivering practical information for anybody embarking on their DAM journey
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Well done, good informative day, meeting interesting people.  I liked it.
Herbert Wirth, picturesafe GmbH

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