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Jennifer Cooper, global head, Media Industry Strategy, Microsoft
Jennifer Cooper brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and strategy in technology and digital media industries. Her work with C-level digital media executives provides her with extensive knowledge of broadcast, media and entertainment, publishing and advertising industries.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Jennifer was global head of media industry strategy at Adobe, where she helped formulate and grow M&E Industry footprint for Adobe’s Marketing Cloud solutions. Prior to Adobe, she was founder and CEO of Mixercast, a social advertising company. Before that, she served as executive director of business development for Yahoo! Inc., where she designed and launched Yahoo!’s first video subscription service and managed large media industry relationships. In addition, she was responsible for crafting and implementing broadband video content strategy, sourcing and acquisitions for co-branded portals such as ATT Yahoo! DSL, Verizon Yahoo! DSL, Rogers Yahoo! and BT Yahoo!.
Jennifer began her career managing sales at enterprise technology companies such as Oracle, Xerox and IBM before advancing into strategic business development positions at VXtreme Inc. (now the Microsoft Windows media platform). As founder and executive vice president of nCommand, Inc, Jennifer served on the board of directors and was responsible for securing initial rounds of venture financing, as well as creating initial client relationships for nCommand’s products.
Jennifer holds a dual B.S. degree in computer science and marketing from San Francisco State University. She also participated in the executive leadership program at the Harvard Business School, the MBA program at UC Davis and studied law at Golden Gate University.
Lutful Khandker, principal SDE lead, Microsoft
Lutful Khandker works for the Commercial Software engineering (CSE) team at Microsoft. He has been working in the cloud technology platform for over 10 years and focusing in Media vertical for last 6 years.
Lutful works with Microsoft’s global partners and customers to enable Media solution on Azure.
Trent Collie, senior partner development manager, Microsoft
Trent Collie is a senior partner development manager at Microsoft. As part of the One Commercial Partner team he supports global Media ISVs to build, launch and optimise their cloud based business on Microsoft.
Trent helps partners bring their cloud applications to market by providing business model and architectural guidance, customer acquisition strategy as well as supporting them through development and go-to-market activities. Trent’s current focus is on enabling and innovating cloud-based media workflows though Microsoft’s partner network and ecosystem. Leveraging Microsoft’s global network and Azure’s reach we are bringing industry leading Media ISVs together to transform the industry.
Harry Grinling, chief executive officer, Support Partners
After an exciting career leading EuroDisney’s security team at its launch, Harry held senior positions with a number of digital video manufacturers before serving as an MD in Soho for 3 years.
Harry launched SP in 2004, when he saw the opportunity to help big media brands create disruptive low-cost in-house video production facilities. Since then he has helped guide the technology strategy for some of the largest broadcasters, publishers, brands and agencies, helping them move from tape to file, SD to HD and now take advantage of the power and flexibility of the cloud.