HITS Connections

CPS Keynote: No Such Thing as Hackers Today

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — It may sound like lunacy to those who’ve experienced a cyber security breach, but according to famed “spy-catcher” Eric O’Neill, a cybersecurity ... More

Salesforce Exec: Acquisitions are Helping Company ‘Accelerate Innovation’

Salesforce continues to see acquisitions as a major contributor to its ability to innovate, according to David Havlek, its EVP of finance. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are ... More

Box CEO: Company Made ‘Solid Progress’ on Main Objectives in Q3

Box achieved a few significant milestones in the third quarter, ended Oct. 31, as the company continued to focus on its three main objectives of delivering new products to further ... More

Qumulo Names Former EMC Exec Richter as CEO

EMC Isilon veteran Bill Richter has been named the new CEO of in data-aware scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) company Qumulo, adding on to the company’s expanded executive... More

HPA Honors Aspera Founder Munson with Swartz Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Nov. 17 honored Michelle Munson, founder and CEO of Aspera, with the Charles S. Swartz Award, as part of its annual HPA Awards. The ... More

Box Introduces ‘Hollywood Cloud Chronicles’ Series

Jade McQueen, managing director of media and entertainment for Box, knows better than most just how important it is for creative and IT to be on the same page. The problem is that ... More

GrayMeta CTO: Better Data Usage Starts with People

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — An estimated 2.5 exabytes of data is being produced in the world every day, and a full 90% of that is unstructured, according to John Motz, chief technology o... More

Teradata’s Lee: Analytics, Data Key Tools to Understanding ‘Consumer Journey’

Collecting and effectively making use of analytics and data are important tools that media and entertainment (M&E) companies can use to understand their consumers and deliver the c... More

Okta: Balancing Simple and Secure for M&E Tech Access

Founded by some of the early engineers of Salesforce, the team at San Francisco-based Okta saw early on one of the main challenges facing media and entertainment companies in today... More

HITS Panel: It’s About Experiences, Not Just Stories

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — At the Oct. 18 HITS Fall confab, a panel of content creators, talent experts and IT experts all mulled the same questions: what are the biggest challenges fa... More

IBM CFO: Company’s Seeing ‘Good Progress’ with Watson Platform

IBM is making “good progress” with its Watson cognitive technology platform, and sees it as a “long-term investment” that will continue to grow as it’s expanded to additi... More

Seattle Area Becoming Major Center for AR, VR Innovation

The Seattle area is turning into a major center for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology innovation, the economic development organization Washington Interact... More

Dell EMC, Western Digital Help Launch Interconnect Group

Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Western Digital and IBM are among members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that have banded together to form t... More

Experts Tackle the Status of Standards

LOS ANGELES — While a panel of experts Oct. 6 tackled the general state of standards in the media and entertainment space, Bill Woods, SVP of entertainment sales for Mediamorph, ... More

Survey: Tech CEOs Investing in Talent, Machine Learning

Professional services company KPMG interviewed 138 CEOs in the U.S. tech industry and found a pattern: automation and machine learning are top priorities, as tech companies realize... More

OpenText Releases Next Version of Exstream

OpenText has announced the latest version of OpenText Exstream. The new release offers the fastest, most reliable communications production engine to enable digital transformation ... More

Avere Debuts Cloud-Core NAS System

Hybrid cloud enablement company Avere Systems has launched a new storage system geared toward media and entertainment companies, one that combines network-attached storage (NAS) an... More

HITS Fall Keynote to Tackle Big Data’s Role in Entertainment

The co-authors of a new book that looks at the importance of big data for entertainment companies dealing with an increasingly competitive landscape will both be on hand Oct. 18 in... More

Wipro, Reltio Link Up on Master Data Management

A pair of MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) members have formed a partnership that aims to develop faster master data management (MDM) solutions, tackling data challen... More

LVL: Reinventing Digital Media Consumption, One Platform at a Time

Montreal-based LVL has been applying its creative and technological expertise to the enhancement of content experiences in the media and entertainment industry for 14 years. The... More