Darcy serves as Head of Amdocs Media, a division of Amdocs NASDAQ (DOX) and Chief Executive Officer of Vubiquity Inc., a global media and entertainment distribution technology and services provider. Vubiquity delivers premium content and user experiences across a host of digital consumer-facing video services to 120 countries and supporting 80 languages. The company maintains operations in Los Angeles, London and Toronto.
Prior to joining Vubiquity, Darcy was President, Technical Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. She was instrumental in the studio’s transition to digital technologies and automation for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment and television. This also included the conversion to digital cinema and the creation of an industry-wide venture to support effective digital delivery for all of the studios and participating cinemas. She lead the first Hollywood anti-piracy organization focused on business development, technology, enforcement and legislation to enable compelling, competitive options to piracy.
Before joining Warner Bros., as an executive at CBS, Darcy’s responsibilities included management of the network’s operations in New York and for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C. A veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering, Darcy’s news experiences included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War, as well as coverage of several political and newsworthy, global events.
Darcy serves as a Class I Director for Cinemark Holdings Inc., NYSE (CNK), as well as a Director for Xperi, NASDAQ (XPER). She is a member of the WTA Global Advisory Council to provide insights into media and technology to benefit women’s professional tennis. She is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a SMPTE Fellow and has been issued a number of patents. Darcy received her undergraduate education from Temple University’s School of Engineering and a graduate MBA degree from Fordham University.
Some industry acknowledgements include Home Media Magazine’s Digital Drivers, Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award, Video Business’ Women Elite, The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List, the inaugural recipient of the NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award, Cablefax’s Most Innovative People in Multiscreen along with Most Powerful Women in Cable, India’s NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award and Multi-Channel’s 2018 Class of Wonder Women. She served as the Los Angeles Chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women launching the organization’s first STEM Goes Red initiative getting high school girls interested in science and technology supporting better health. She served on the Board of Kidsave, a non-profit advocacy organization to find adoptive families for children ages 6 to 16. She is the mother of two Kidsave sibling children from Bogota, Colombia – Andrea and her younger brother Sebastian, who joined the family at ages 15 and 12.
Raman is Chief Commercial Officer, Vubiquity and General Manager at Amdocs Media. Raman and his team are working with major studios, broadcasters, networks and service providers across the world to build and deliver innovative solutions (for both technology and content) that help customers explore, evaluate and enjoy Media in a simplified manner whilst ensuring high quality Content Operations. Prior to joining Amdocs, Raman was SVP & Head of Telecom & Media BU at Tech Mahindra Americas, and before that he was Managing Director for Comverse BSS Business Unit (now Amdocs Optima). Raman started his career with TATA & Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs group.
Raman has an MBA (Finance) from NYU Stern, Masters in Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Tech and BEng (Electronics) from Pune University.
Rob Jacobson is Chief Content Officer where he oversees all strategies, negotiations and program scheduling for VUBIQUITY’s transactional and subscription platforms across more than 30 countries around the world. In this role, Rob has spearheaded the company’s content strategies on behalf of such global distribution giants as Verizon and AT&T in the US, Televisa in Mexico, SFR in France, Turkcell in Turkey and VTR in Chile. In doing so, Rob established partnerships with all of the foremost content suppliers in Hollywood including all the major studios as well as CBS, HBO, Miramax and others.
Prior to joining VUBIQUITY, Rob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of iN DEMAND Networks from 2004 through 2009. While at iN Demand, Rob established several innovations in the arena of transactional television programming including oversight of cable’s launch of video on demand, Howard Stern on Demand and the creation of cable’s out-of-market sports packages, NBA LEAGUE PASS, MLB EXTRA INNINGS AND NHL CENTER ICE. Rob also created cable’s first 24/7 HD linear channel, MOJO and won multiple Emmy awards for Interactive Sports Programming for the innovated NASCAR IN-CAR package. Finally, Rob created cable’s SVOD service VUTOPIA.
Prior to joining iN DEMAND, Rob was the head of DirecTV’s East Coast programming office and is recognized for the creation and development of Mega March Madness in conjunction with CBS Sports. Rob was also responsible for the DirecTV Multi-Cam Racing Series and Ivy League Friday Nights. Rob joined DirecTV from Fox/Liberty Networks where he was Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Programming and Business Affairs for American Sky Broadcasting, L.L.C.
Sharath is Chief Product Officer at Vubiquity, and Chief Executive Officer at Vindicia, a subscription billing platform – both Amdocs’ companies. A Silicon Valley-based veteran in the technology industry, Sharath leads businesses to deliver cutting edge customer experience solutions. In his current role, Sharath is bringing together top technical talent with expertise in Media, Commerce and Cloud across Silicon Valley, Toronto and Burbank. Together, he and his team are driving a next generation content supply chain platform serving major studios, broadcasters and service providers to enable global day-and-date release strategies at scale.
In his prior roles, Sharath was responsible for product strategy and management at Apttus, leading their market-leading B2B CPQ and eCommerce solutions. Before Apttus, he was the Head of Mobile Financial Services Division at Amdocs, enabling affordable financial inclusion for the bottom of the pyramid in emerging markets. He partnered with ITU, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and regulators worldwide to help promote and increase awareness of mobile wallet solutions in emerging markets. Sharath is strongly influenced by Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind” and believes that the next generation of technology products must follow the right-brained principles.
Sharath is a music and sports enthusiast, loves city life and lives in San Francisco with his wife and two kids. He holds an MS in Information Systems from Northeastern University, Boston and an MS in Economics and Management from BITS, Pilani, India.
Senior Vice President, Head of Business and Legal Affairs
Ike is Senior Vice President and Head of Business and Legal Affairs, at Vubiquity and Amdocs Media. Ike and his team are responsible for the drafting and negotiation of content licensing agreements with all major studios, broadcasters and networks, and technology service agreements with media service providers and third-party vendors on a worldwide basis.
Prior to joining Vubiquity and Amdocs, Ike worked for more than 20 years as a senior executive in the Business and Legal Affairs Departments at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Miramax and NBC Universal Television Distribution, and as a senior executive in both the Business Development and Business Affairs Department of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Fox Cable Networks. Over the course of his career, Ike has been responsible for the negotiation and management of many of the most significant OTT digital distribution agreements from their infancy including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft Xbox and others, as well as SVOD, TVOD, FOD and more traditional content distribution and carriage agreements.
Ike has a Juris Doctorate Degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and both Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Communications
Sonia is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Communications. In this role Sonia is responsible for the overall strategy and delivery of VUBIQUITY’s Affiliate and Corporate marketing-related activities, and Communications and PR for the business.
Prior to joining Vubiquity, Sonia had a long-standing career at BBC Studioworks, a commercial division of the British Broadcasting Corporation. She was Head of Business Development & Marketing for Digital Media Services where she was responsible for growing the digital archiving and content distribution business to brands such as BBC Worldwide, ITV Studios, All3Media and Endemol Shine. Prior to that she was Head of Post Production for Entertainment Productions, where she was responsible for the commercial and operational management of a high-end post production facility, serving both in-house BBC and Independent productions.
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