Where: Montgomery Community College (Rockville Campus) – Humanity Building (HU), Conference Room 009 (Get Directions, Campus Map )
The invention of the TV dates back to 1927. For many decades the TV industry was highly lucrative and immune to change and disruption. However, several recent trends have dramatically shifted the Media and TV landscape. This lecture will focus on three major disruptions that continue to reshape the Media and TV distribution business:
- Changes in consumer viewership and behavior – Content on-demand to any device / anywhere, desire for skinny TV bundles
- Increased levels of competition – User-generated content, media company initiatives in direct-to-consumer distribution, over-the-top video
- Technological innovation / disruption – Cloud technologies, residential broadband, mobile video, big data / analytics, advanced advertising
The lecture will touch on the financial drivers and implications of these disruptions and how Media and TV distribution companies are responding to these changes.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Tahmassebi is a Senior Manager for Business Development and Strategy in Cisco’s Cable, Media, and Worldwide Video sales organization. He leads sales business development and planning initiatives across next generation data center and cloud technologies, cloud-enabled video, big data / analytics, automation/orchestration, and business services across the largest cable Service Providers in the US and Mexico. In this capacity, he has responsibility for analyzing market trends to make actionable recommendations across Cisco’s technology portfolio, to work with Cisco’s lead Service Provider customers to transform their business with Cisco solutions, and to lead all aspects of sales organizational planning and development. He engages in complex deal structure development, business modeling, and new business identification with a focus on: cloud transformation, cloud video and virtualization technologies, and B2B and B2C monetization.
Mr. Tahmassebi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. He completed an extensive executive development program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and is pursuing the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
For this lecture: light refreshment will be provided
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