Whoâ€™s In Charge
- MARTIN PORTER (Executive Director) has been providing information resources to entertainment technology professionals for more than 25 years. Originally a consumer electronics columnist for Rolling Stone, Premiere and GQ magazines, he has since worked as an industry consultant, editorial director and publisher for over 25 publications in professional audio, video, broadcast, electronic systems, and music. His company, Martin Porter Associates has provided consulting services to a range of trade and consumer events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audio Engineering Society (AES), National Systems Contractor Association (NSCA), and the International Recording Media Association (IRMA). He is the founding publisher of Medialine magazine and was a founding producer of Entertainment Media Expo (EMX), and the Surround Music Awards.
- GUY FINLEY (Executive Director) started his career in the entertainment industry as a successful performer and producer, making music with industry giants such as Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, and Dave Grusin. Guy joined the home entertainment industry as president of LFA, Inc., providing home video brand and business consulting services for a worldwide clientele. His firm represented JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.) in North America licensing the loading and duplication of VHS videocassettes bearing the VHS Logo Trademark. He became the director of operations for CDSA (then IRMA, International Recording Media Association) in 2005 where he pioneered the Daily News Portal, co-chaired the accountability sub-committee of EPCglobal Item Level Tagging Public Policy Steering Committee and helped form the Plastic DVD Packaging Standards Committee (authoring the standard used to certify packaging plants around the world).
- DEVENDRA MISHRA (Chief Strategist) has been the president and COO of such companies as, LIVE Entertainment, VCL-Carolco, Lieberman Enterprises, Technicolor World-wide Media and Distribution, Strawberries Records and Tapes, International Multifoods, Stan lee Media, etc. At RCA Records, as the Vice President of World-wide Manufacturing and Distribution, he implemented the revolutionary Hits and Catalog distribution, which became the hallmark of the industry. As president of worldwide new media and distribution services at Technicolor, Mishra strategically developed and launched Technicolor Entertainment Services and also engineered and put into production its first optical media manufacturing facility. A professor of Decision Sciences at Pepperdine University, he is recognized as an eminent thinker and practitioner of supply chain management.