Emerging Tech SIG: OCAP – iTV Opportunities and Issues



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Tech SIG

    Topic:  OCAP – iTV Opportunities and Issues
    Presenter: Gary Sasaki, Founder & President of Digdia

    Presentation: Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP) enables interactive TV and is going to transform everything that touches the television – programming, advertising, devices, etc.  What is it and what does it mean to you?

    Bio: Gary Sasaki, founder of Digdia,  has been involved in the digital consumer electronics industry, plus various parts of its value chain for over ten years.  Areas have included digital imaging/video, digital media, digital displays, digital cinema, digital cable, audio/video networking, telematics, and handheld products. 

    Customers include Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, Siemens, Intel, HP, Canon, Pioneer, Bosch, Bain & Co. and other companies.  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 and SMPTE.


    Event Logistics


    Pillsbury Winthrop
    2475 Hanover St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:20 - 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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