Paul Hoffert
Chair
Toronto

Paul Hoffert

Chair

Paul Hoffert is a former President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, former Chair of the Ontario Arts Council, and on the Fine Arts faculty of York University. He holds a doctorate in law from University of Toronto and is a former Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Law School. He also is the author of best- selling books about the Information Age and a textbook about composing music for videogames and websites. Mr. Hoffert received the Pixel award in 2001 as Canada’s New Media Visionary, was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his success with his band Lighthouse, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004 for his contributions to Media and Music.
Lori Rosenberg
Vice-Chair
Toronto

Lori Rosenberg

Vice-Chair

Lori Rosenberg, Managing Director, Network Content, Linear/VOD, for the Bell Residential Services group, has spent the past twenty-five years in the launch, programming, marketing, general management and distribution of broadcast and specialty television networks. She was a member of the start-up team for Showcase Television and History Television, led the creation of two specialty channels for Corus Entertainment, and oversaw programming, production and publicity for over-the-air broadcast station CHCH as part of the WIC network. Lori has also managed the analysis of English language projects for the Canadian Television Fund (now CMF); and marketed Astral, HBO, Fox and Sony/Columbia content for Canada's largest distributor of television and theatrical programming. At Bell, her current portfolio includes oversight of the channel-based content (live and on demand) for Bell's traditional and non-traditional platforms: Fibe TV, Satellite TV, the Bell TV app and Bell TV Online. She supports the team managing all such content relationships on behalf of Bell and its related parties, including Bell Aliant and Cablevision du Nord.
Suzanne Guèvremont
Montreal

Suzanne Guèvremont

Suzanne Guèvremont has been the General Manager of the NAD (School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design) since 1999, a center of excellence in 3D animation related to UQAC, where a Bachelor in 3D Animation and Digital Design, a Masters in Art with a 3D Animation and Design orientation and the annual Elite Conference are offered. Before becoming General Manager she was Manager of Business Development from 1995 to 1999. Her duties included the creation of a corporate training program, and with well known companies such as Softimage/AVID and Autodesk Media and Entertainment she collaborated in the establishment of a worldwide Authorized Training program, thus allowing the NAD to reach international recognition. Suzanne has been a member of the board of Directors of the Alliance numeriQc between 2001 and 2005 (acting as President for the last two years). She was also a member of the boards of Directors of the Consortium multimedia CESAM (1995-2001), the Forum des Inforoutes et du Multimedia (FIM) (1999-2001) where she had a say in important matters regarding business and cultural growth of the Canadian and Quebec new digital markets. Since 2010, she is a member of the board of Directors of SODEC and of the Consortium en imagerie numérique du Québec (CINQ).
Jacques Labelle
Montreal

Jacques Labelle

Jacques Labelle is President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Jacques Vallée Y&R, a communication agency. He has spent the past twenty-five years helping major Canadian advertisers build strong brands by creating outstanding multiplatform campaigns. He contributed to the success of clients such as General Motors, Danone, Bank of Montreal, Loto-Québec and McDonald’s while working at agencies like Cossette Communication-Marketing, Ricochet Branded Content and Alfred Communications. He has been a member of the board of directors of Hexagram, and serves on the board of Le Refuge des jeunes de Montréal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Université Laval.
Louise Lantagne
Montreal

Louise Lantagne

Louise Lantagne was appointed Executive Director of Television for Radio-Canada in June 2008. She is responsible for all television programming and scheduling. She began at Radio-Canada in 1999 as the Head of Canadian Feature Films and then as the Director of the Feature Film and Drama department where she managed the development of in-house and independent production, followed by the position of Executive Director, Radio. From 1991 to 1999, she was a Project Manager at Sodec and then Manager of the Content Team where she was responsible for evaluating feature film projects, documentaries and television series and following up on their creative and business deliverables. She also contributed to the policies and programs of the Sodec. Prior to this, she was a practising lawyer and became a legal and political consultant for the Minister responsible for Women, and then consultant to the President of the Office des services de garde à l’enfance. Louise Lantagne was admitted to the Québec Bar (83-84), and also has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Montreal (80-83) and a BA in French literature from McGill University (74-77) for which she received a Gold Medal from the Governor General of Canada. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Montreal.
Martin Ceré
Montreal

Martin Ceré

Martin Ceré manages digital media at Réseau des sports (RDS) at Bell Media. Heoversees digital operations, product development and user experience and he is part of the Bell Media national digital media management team. In the last years Martin managed the Sympatico French portal and occupied several management roles with Bell since 1999. The portal reaches out to a diversified and very large scale public with more than 4 million Internet users in Quebec. Martin spearheaded a number of digital projects and played a leading role in the acquisition of projects and distribution of contents multiplatform for Bell in Quebec. Holder of a MBA from HEC Montreal, Martin has been working in the field of the new media for 15 years. He joined Bell in the stride of several startups of Web projects as the business portal Bellzinc.ca, the group Bell Interactive and the site Bell.ca.
Catherine Warren
Vancouver

Catherine Warren

Catherine Warren, President of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies, is celebrating 25 years in mass media and new media, working in Canada and internationally. As an advisor to Fortune 500 corporations and the entertainment industry, Catherine helps clients with digital media growth, including raising capital, distribution deal-making, revenue generation and cross-platform productions, partnerships and fans. The former Chief Operating Officer of the entertainment portal software company Blue Zone and European Bureau Chief of the computer magazine publishing house PCI, Catherine has variously served as editor or publisher of more than 25 books and magazine series for children and adults on science and computing as well as executive produced 20 websites and interactive broadcast initiatives, including ORCA FM, the world’s first all-whales/all-the-time radio station (the original “pod”cast!) and the Gemini Award-winningCTVNews.com. Catherine is an international judge for the digital Emmy Awards and a member of the International Television Academy of Arts & Sciences. She has served as the Chief Industry & Research Officer of Emily Carr University and sits on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards, including the United Nations flagship World Summit Award for digital media. She holds degrees from Reed College in physics and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Catherine is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where she writes about media. Catherine’s strategies and tactics for multiplatform entertainment can be viewed at www.FanTrust.com.
Barry Chapman
Toronto

Barry Chapman

Barry Chapman is currently Vice-President Regulatory Affairs, BCE Inc. He has held this position since 1998. In this position he has responsibility for the regulatory functions related to Bell Mobility, Bell TV and other related issues. Previously he was Executive Director of Convergence at Stentor Resource Centre Inc. In this capacity he had responsibility for the regulatory and strategic planning functions related to the Broadcasting sector for Stentor.Previously, Mr. Chapman held senior positions in the Cable Television industry as Vice President and General Manager of Maclean Hunter Cable TV and Vice President of Finance for Ottawa Cablevision. He has also held senior level finance positions in the construction and high tech sectors.He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for The Ontario Cable Television Association, Advanced Broadcasting Systems of Canada (ABSOC), Treasurer of Media Awareness network, President’s Alumni Council for Carleton University, Chair of the Carleton University Parent’s Alumni Campaign and current Board Member of Mobile Satellite Ventures (Canada) Inc.Mr. Chapman is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University
Ken Murphy
Toronto

Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy is a media executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in Canadian Specialty Television and is the President and Co-Founder of High Fidelity HDTV Inc., a Canadian based specialty broadcaster.Ken founded High Fidelity HDTV Inc. anticipating two emerging trends in Canadian broadcasting – high definition television and the “Boomer” audience. Since 2006, High Fidelity HDTV has owned and operated four exciting and original high definition channels: Oasis HD™, eqhd™, HIFI™ and radX™. Breaking away from the mold of standard television, these 4 channels have earned a large and devoted following from an older affluent audience that continues to grow by offering programming that is smart, refreshing and beautiful, in a clutter-free environment. That is, these channels respect the viewer. Through the development of international and domestic relationships, High Fidelity HDTV not only has become a leader in providing innovative products but has positioned itself for growth in the global marketplace.Ken’s wealth of experience in senior leadership roles virtually covers all areas of television, including business development, channel distribution, ad sales, marketing, engineering, operations and interactive media. The depth and diversity of Ken’s skills is second to none in Canadian television.Prior to his venture with High Fidelity HDTV, Ken had a lengthy television career with both TSN (The Sports Network) and Discovery Channel (Canada), parent company Netstar Communications Inc., holding a number of positions, including Director of Operations for TSN and President of Discovery Channel (Canada). A pioneer with the TSN management team (1984-1994) which developed and launched TSN in 1984, Ken was an integral part of one of Canada’s first specialty services and, it’s most successful. Ken went on to lead the operational and engineering teams which designed and built one of Canada’s first all digital major broadcast facilities which became the future home of both TSN and Discovery Channel (Canada). As Director of Operations for TSN, Ken lead a team of over 150 artists, technicians and support personnel, achieving industry-leading productivity levels.With Netstar Communications Inc., acquisition of Discovery Channel (Canada) in 1994, Ken stepped into the new and challenging role of Vice President, Production & Administration, subsequently becoming President in 2000. Ken was one of the key executives responsible for Discovery Channels (Canada) launch and subsequent enormous success in the Canadian media marketplace.A little known fact about Ken is his passion for music. A true fan of the “golden” years of music, Ken is one of North America’s prominent collectors of vinyl records, having more than 30,000 (all pre-1969) “units” meticulously sorted and filed in his Toronto home (structurally reinforced to support the collection). Ken also has a keen interest in the arts and enjoys fishing and skiing.He lives in Toronto with his most understanding wife Paula and their two sons Alexander and Brian.