Finally: end-to-end media workflow solutions debunked!

When? Filmed live on Thursday, March 24th

Media workflows should operate as seamlessly as the technology that powers them. In fact, with the right systems in place, creative and development teams shouldn’t even know what’s operating behind the scenes—the technology just works

As video quality, size, and consumer demand continue to increase, and media operations grow more complicated and decentralized, it’s more important than ever to evaluate your current technology stack by asking: 

  • Can it successfully keep pace with technical innovations and adapt to your evolving business needs? 
  • Are you able to integrate new applications from open standards and protocols from the providers of your choice – or do you feel locked in, with no easy way out?

Join veteran media and entertainment technologists and creatives from OpenDrives, Signiant, and Creative Mobile Solutions to learn how you can free yourselves from the limitations provided by a closed, end-to-end solution – and learn how an open ecosystem can help you capitalize on the true value of your data.

Meet your speakers:

Panelist: André Rievers, Vice President of Operations, OpenDrives

Panelist: Sean Lee, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, OpenDrives

Panelist: Mike Flathers, Chief Solutions Officer, Signiant

Moderator: Noah Gusdorff, President/CEO, Creative Mobile Solutions, Inc.


By registering, you’ll gain the actionable insights to: 

  • Re-evaluate the role your data plays in your daily operations 
  • Understand the benefits you get with an open ecosystem, such as simplicity, flexibility, agility, and no vendor lock-in 
  • Empower your teams with customizable, adaptable, streamlined workflows that meet your evolving business needs


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About Sean Lee:

Sean Lee is Chief Product, Operations, and Strategy Officer at OpenDrives, leading product creation and innovation, as well as crafting and implementing corporate strategy. Lee joined OpenDrives in 2015 as Vice President of Engineering.

Lee is a veteran technology leader hailing from the media and entertainment industry with over 20 years experience in software, storage, and workflow solutions. Prior to joining OpenDrives, he served on the board of the Advanced Imaging Society. Previous positions include Director of Technology at AV Squad, Chief Technology Officer at Siren Studios, and Director of Technology at Illumination Entertainment. Lee launched his career at NBC Universal. 

About André Rievers:

André Rievers is Vice President of Operations at OpenDrives, driving all aspects of organizational operations, including high-level strategy and the implementation of processes in an increasingly engagement-driven organization. As OpenDrives further expands within the sports broadcast and eSports markets, Rievers’ deep expertise in post production, broadcast content production, and the many facets of digital and social marketing and sales, brings together industry best practices, innovative processes, and effective customer engagement outreach into a seamless experience.

Prior to joining OpenDrives in 2021, Rievers was the Head of Post Production at Activision Blizzard Esports overseeing all digital and broadcast content for some of its most notable games, including Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft. His 25 years of experience also include senior positions at Univision Communications, Imagine Communications/Harris Broadcast, CNN, and The Weather Channel. He specializes in leading collaborative teams on highly complex large-scale projects.

About Mike Flathers:

With over 30 years of software engineering experience, Mike Flathers, Chief Solutions Officer at Signiant, has a passion for pushing the technology envelope. He has a proven track record of working alongside customers to create solutions to some of their most complex problems with an API-first mindset. A Media and Entertainment veteran, Flathers has deep technical experience with media and its surrounding workflows. An Emmy Award winning technologist, prior to joining Signiant, Flathers was CTO for IBM’s Aspera business unit and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Flathers was part of the executive team at Aspera when it was acquired by IBM in 2014. Prior to Aspera, Flathers held several hands-on technical leadership positions, including CTO at Sorenson Media. Flathers has deep networking experience having spent 14 years at Novell after the company acquired Excelan where he was a developer and technical leader for the LANWorkplace product, the first suite of TCP/IP utilities for DOS and Windows. As Signiant’s Chief Solutions Officer, Flathers plays a hands-on role, where he works closely with customers and internal Signiant teams to bridge the gap between the solutions customers need and Signiant’s product and integration roadmap.

About Noah Gusdorff:

Noah Gusdorff is the Emmy-winning founder and CEO of Creative Mobile Solutions Inc. (CMSI), a production solutions company specializing in tapeless workflows for live events, studio-based shows, and at-home productions. CMSI co-founded and launched Remote Picture Labs, offering enterprise-grade, scalable, secure, and high-performance remote collaborative editing solutions. A graduate of Emerson College, Gusdorff’s skills bridge the gap between production and IT, providing reliable, tightly integrated systems and cost-saving solutions to sports, award shows, concerts, episodic, and features. Past successful projects include FIFA World Cup, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBA Finals, USGA U.S. Open, Conan at Comic-Con, Little League World Series, and the Super Bowl.