October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Garland
4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Blockchain. Explained. Finally.

.Demystify the impact of blockchain for creative workflows

Is it a disruptor? Will it cement the bond between creatives and technologists?

As blockchain plays a growing role in workflows and distribution, it raises as many questions as it answers. From safeguarding assets from piracy to powering the creative workflow, blockchain is in play.

Join moderator Ramy Katrib, founder and CEO of DigitalFilm Tree, and other big thinkers and doers at HPA NET (Networking, Education & Technology) Lunch on October 11 to explore whether and how blockchain could transform our industry.

Could it really change everything? An illuminating, informative and lively discussion is guaranteed to ensue.


Ramy Katrib, Founder, CEO, DigitalFilm Tree

Before starting DigitalFilm Tree, an award winning post-production and software development company, Ramy Katrib started his career as a negative cutter and telecine colorist. Over the past 20 years, Ramy has played a role in bringing digital, file-based workflows to the M&E industry. Today DigitalFilm Tree is a leading provider of cloud-based post services and software solutions focusing on blockchain process in the creative technology space.


Eric Diehl, VP Media and Content Security, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Eric is a blockchain, “skeptical enthusiast.” At Sony Pictures Entertainment, he explores new paradigms in security and blockchain.  Previously, he founded Technicolor Security Labs. He has filed over 100 patents and published two books over his career to date.


Marc Zorn, Senior Manager of Productions and Content Cybersecurity, HBO

Marc Zorn is a well-recognized information security leader in various industries, and has helped to establish standards including ISO 17799, 27000, MPAA Best Practices, HIPAA, PCI, and GIAC. Marc has worked in M&E primarily consulting with studios, post-production houses, VFX, exhibitors, and the MPAA to address protection of multimedia content.  Marc is currently heading up productions and content cybersecurity for HBO.

Lena 150pxLena Wasikowski, Vice President of Global Client Servicing, Warner Bros. Technology

Lena Wasikowski is Vice President of Global Client Servicing for Warner Bros. Technology. In her role, Wasikowski provides strategic oversight of the organization’s content delivery, client operations support, and next generation content servicing initiatives.

Wasikowski leads the team responsible for delivering Warner Bros. Television and Home Entertainment content to global servicing partners and retailers worldwide. Wasikowski and her team ensure client success and accelerated content delivery through the development, implementation and optimization of advanced, efficient operations protocols. Wasikowski also plays a lead role in the creation and establishment of servicing protocols for industry standard specs and next generation technologies, including 4K, Dolby ATMOS, and virtual reality, among other new content experiences.

Program is subject to change. 

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Networking Education Technology: NET Lunch

Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Garland
4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91602

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