February 2, 2018

3Pillar CTO Jonathan Rivers to Speak at Digital Entertainment World

3Pillar CTO Jonathan Rivers will be the featured speaker at the Digital Entertainment World Expo VIP lunch on Monday, February 5th, where he has been invited to discuss the nature of building successful digital products in the media space.

Jonathan's talk, titled "What Your Chief Technologist Wants You to Know After 15 Years in Advertising, Video & Print," will cover just a few of the lessons he has learned as a technology leader helping media companies like PBS and The Telegraph of London reinvent themselves as digital-first organizations.

Among the key topics Jonathan will address are why there's no such thing as a "one-time build" when it comes to digital product development, how to move your technology budget to a sustained OpEx model, key considerations if you're going to avoid his advice and buy custom off the shelf (COTS) software, and how to recognize, understand, and communicate the most salient digital product analytics.

About Jonathan Rivers

Jonathan Rivers is the Chief Technology Officer at 3Pillar Global. In this role, he leads 3Pillar's Product and Engineering organizations. This includes more than 750 software engineers, product consultants, product managers, quality assurance, and user experience professionals. An evangelist of customer-centric design, Jonathan spearheads a global team of product professionals who create best-in-class digital products that align with a company's business objectives.

About Digital Entertainment World

Conducted by Digital Media Wire, DEW is an annual two-day event focused on the monetization of digital content. It features speakers, panels, fireside chats, and a startup pitch competition. The mission of DEW is to provide a first-class platform for leading intellectual property rights holders from video, music, games, and publishing to access the entire digital value chain of technology and service providers, digital distributors, and device manufacturers, enabling rights holders to build the partnerships necessary to create and monetize digital content across all significant platforms.

For more information on the conference and on Jonathan's talk, including a full schedule and information on how to register to attend, please visit the official conference website. DEW will take place at the Marriott Marina Del Rey in Marina Del Rey, CA.