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Lewis Smithingham, Head of Creative Services, Media Monks
Lewis Smithingham is the Director of Creative Solutions at MediaMonks. A problem-solver who identifies innovative digital opportunities, Smithingham has had a hand in several of MediaMonks’ large-scale, live experiential projects for brands like Old Spice, Amazon and Xfinity. Whether designing new products, tools and technologies or driving high-risk projects toward success, Smithingham keeps on the pulse of technological advancement to simplify complex challenges.
MediaMonks is a premium digital experience partner, helping brands better understand and connect with their audiences, building brand love in the process. With deep expertise in experiential, MediaMonks’ global team of experts quickly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing the energy and interactivity of live events to audiences at home through creative technical solutions. MediaMonks has become a go-to agency for brands, festivals and sports leagues looking to fully virtualize their production, creative, content production and delivery––bridging together several diverse capabilities from across the S4Capital family in a single, end-to-end offering.
Raymond Drewry, Principal Scientist, Movielabs
MovieLabs is a non-profit research company funded by the major motion picture studios and provides technology research and guidance in a variety of areas to the movie and TV industries. It serves as an efficient channel between the studios and leading-edge technology companies, research institutions, and universities.
His research at MovieLabs has included user-generated content, reliable metrics for on-line piracy, monetization experiments, the generation and use of metadata throughout the production and distribution chain, universal unique identifiers, large-scale database management, and the use of linked data concepts and technology.
Raymond is the principal architect of the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), a multi-company project started by MovieLabs for managing the unique identification of video content throughout the digital distribution pipeline.
Lasse Kempf, Director of Technology, Blast
Lasse Kempf, formerly CEO of VIPR, an innovative broadcast technology company based in Denmark, is BLASTs Director Of Technology. He has spearheaded the technological transition to online events and the development of a state-of-the-art broadcast setup used to deliver BLAST’s esports to the world.