Emerging Tech SIG: 3D Digital Entertainment



  • Title: 3D Digital Entertainment - Why Now, & How It Will Work

    Every so often something comes along that causes the complete digital entertainment value chain to sit back and ponder the implications.  3D has been just such a topic.  People in the industry have gotten past the question of "is it real this time?". They are now devoting serious resources to make it happen.  This is true for everything for the production of movies as well as viewing at home, and everything in between.  In the process, modern digital technology is opening up new possibilities as well as new challenges.  This talk will be a quick drink from the 3D fire hose, covering the value chain and technologies from production to home.

    Speaker Bio: Gary Sasaki, President, Digida
    Gary has been involved in the digital consumer electronics industry, plus various parts of its value chain for over fourteen years. Areas have included digital imaging/video, digital media, digital displays, digital cinema, digital cable, home integration, audio/video networking, telematics, and handheld products. Gary formed DIGDIA in 2004, and is focused on helping companies find and analyze growth opportunities in markets empowered by digital media.  Customers include Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, Siemens, Intel, HP, Canon, Pioneer, Bosch, Bain & Co. and other companies.
    Gary has spoken at Digital Hollywood, CABA, CableNEXT, Home Entertainment Show, Strategy Institute, Pepperdine University, Santa Clara University, IBDNetwork, SDForum and other events. Prior to forming DIGDIA, Gary had 30 years experience with Hewlett Packard, including 10 years in HP Labs as a Strategic Business Development manager responsible for finding and helping to initiate new billion dollar businesses in the digital consumer electronics value chain space.  HP Labs offered a rich mix of cutting edge technology and a central point to work with any HP business division or outside company.

    Before HP Labs, Gary was an HP division R&D Manager leading over 100 professionals working on three separate product lines, each #1 in their market worldwide.

    Other positions include Product Marketing and Project Management.
    He received his BSEE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley; attended the Brookings Institution, and had other coursework in Stanford and HP.

    Gary is the current chairman of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter, and member of  SCTE, SMPTE, CABA, Digital Cinema Society and a CEDIA instructor.

    Pillsbury Winthrop
    2475 Hanover St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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