Industry Experts Dialog about “The Evolution of Intellectual Property and Contract Management in the Digital Age”

Moderated by:
Greg Pizzuti (IBM Software)
Gregg Guest (Fadel Partners, Inc.), Pascal Honscher (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Julie Irish (Harvard Business Publishing), Edward Klaris (Condé Nast), Kris Kliemann (John Wiley & Sons Inc)
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The ability to quickly onboard content, manage the associated rights and reward contributors is the backbone of any media publisher. However, the times are changing and in the past decade alone, the internet, e-books, video on demand, smart phones and tablets have increased the demands on publishers to more efficiently manage the growing number of intellectual property (IP) contracts, content rights and settlements.

Technology capabilities, to support your enterprise as the media industry evolves and business models change, are emerging to meet these shifting needs. No longer do you have to rely on departmental quick fixes to existing systems, instead you can integrate enterprise-class solutions which support asset management and monetization, along with rights, royalties and contract management systems.

IBM and FADEL have a compelling way of looking at this changing market. We see three distinct areas coming together to enable a full end-to-end view. It’s not just about managing rights and royalties, but also managing contracts across departments, languages, and geographies with tightly integrated business analytics – enabling your company to turn information into valuable insights.

This session will provide you with opportunities to:

  • Learn from distinguished panelists from Condé Nast, FADEL, Harvard Business School Publishing, O’Reilly Media, and Wiley for lessons learned and thought- provoking ideas that you can take back to your company
  • Hear examples of these trends and how IBM and FADEL are helping publishers capitalize on these challenges

This session is sponsored by IBM

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Greg Pizzuti

IBM Software

Greg Pizzuti is the IBM Worldwide Sales Leader for Software Group in the IBM Global Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. Mr. Pizzuti has been working in the Entertainment Industry for over 20 years, including over ten years with IBM. He is responsible for developing IBM’s software strategy within the Media industry, and in this capacity Mr. Pizzuti works closely with IBM’s M&E clients to support their strategic initiatives. He is currently based in the U.S., but he has worked in other geographies during his career, including a three-year assignment to London.

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Gregg Guest

Fadel Partners, Inc.

Gregg Guest is Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at FADEL and leads the company’s development of Intellectual Property Management software products. He has over 20 years of experience in the media and software industries. Prior to his work at FADEL, Gregg worked with Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most well-known entertainment companies and a leader in intellectual property and character licensing. Gregg’s mix of media and software experience over the course of his career gives him a unique view of the convergence of digital media and the internet, and provides him with a deep understanding of the media lifecycle from production and marketing to sales and royalties.

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Pascal Honscher

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Pascal Honscher is a VP at O’Reilly Media focused on Business Development, Corporate Strategy, and Digital / Mobile Strategy. Over the past decade, Pascal has managed key technology projects to help productize internal capabilities, has helped build revolutionary content platforms (Safari, SafariU), and more recently, launched and managed new lines of business for O’Reilly Media.

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Julie Irish

Harvard Business Publishing

Julie is the Director of Project Management and Analysis in Enterprise IT at Harvard Business Publishing. She oversees a team of systems analysts and project managers responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of 20 internal business systems across the enterprise, including Oracle eBusiness Suite,, Alfresco, Endeca, and Kaltura. She is also responsible for overseeing the roll-out of a Project Management Office (PMO) at Harvard Business Publishing. Prior to joining HBP, Julie worked in start-ups as an implementation consultant, and at Rolls-Royce as a Six Sigma Business Process Improvement Analyst.

In her spare time, she has co-founded a Non-Profit dedicated to preserving jazz music and dancing from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s that runs live events on a weekly basis in Boston.

Edward Klaris

Condé Nast

Ed Klaris has been in the media business for twenty years as a lawyer and an executive with P&L responsibility. He is currently responsible for a corporate department comprised of more than 60 people, servicing all of Conde Nast, both domestically and across 29 countries. He specializes in domestic and international strategic partnerships, copyright and trademark licensing, joint ventures, intellectual property rights and digital asset management. In addition, he is in charge of all business affairs and document and records management at Conde Nast.

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Kris Kliemann

John Wiley & Sons Inc

Kris Kliemann, Vice President and Director of Global Rights at Wiley, oversees the Rights, Licensing and Permissions departments. Her team consists of more than 40 people, located in the U.S., England, Germany, Singapore, and Beijing, and is responsible for rights marketing, negotiation, deals and contracts across Wiley’s diverse portfolio of businesses worldwide. Prior to Wiley, Kris held positions at Random House, Hyperion/Disney, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, among others. Her experience includes a wide variety of deals over a wide range of fiction and non-fiction from the highly literary to commercial to scholarly.


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