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  • 1 Innovative Strategies and Technology Solutions What We Offer Business Strategy We bring together a unique and optimal mix of Strategic Planning business strategy and technology solutions that help Business Optimization & Prioritization our clients define and execute upon core strategies, Industry Trend & Impact Analysis Business Planning bring new products and services to market, improve Ongoing guidance engineering and technical design, optimize operations and scale products for rapid growth. Technology CTO-on-Demand In addition to providing clear and concise guidance Expert Software Development to our clients, we can also assemble and manage the Technology Guidance people, processes and technologies needed to & Assessment successfully bring your product to market and Large-scale Infrastructure Design Internet Ad Systems position your business for success. Content Management Systems * Distribution & Emerging Platforms Who We Are We are a specialized strategy and technology firm Creative & that provides strategic guidance, leadership and Content Planning technology solutions to start-ups, investment firms, Information Architecture and a wide range of media and other companies Program & Product Management whose success relies upon the fluent use of Content Planning technology. Website Design & Development valence [vey-luhns]: Live & VOD video The power to combine ideas and Are You Ready to Innovate? technologies towards greater Increasingly, businesses of every kind are facing expression and strength. complex challenges involving technology, media and distribution.The Digital Valence team has nearly Digital Valence, LLC. eighty years of combined experience working with 1075 Zonolite Road, Suite 1B the broadcast and cable, Internet and digital media Industries. We’re ready to put our experience to work Atlanta, Georgia 30306 for you. (404) 475-5568
  • About the Digital Valence Team Monty Mullig, Managing Partner A recognized industry leader, Monty Mullig has been working with Internet technologies for over 20 years and has been at the forefront of digital media technologies for the past 14. From '94 to '07 Mullig served as technology leader for Turner Broadcasting's internet properties, most recently as SVP of Digital Media Technologies. At Turner Mullig helped to launch over 100 web properties and led the development of the technology behind,,,, & In his role at Turner, Mullig led the teams responsible for internet publishing systems, video editing & distribution, hosting & opera- tions, ad serving & analytics, and ecommerce systems. A senior member of Turner's internet management team, Mullig helped develop the Company's Internet product strategy and was a driving force behind's video product development, with Turner and CNN's online video products ranking among the top five video destinations on the web. Mullig is a frequent panelist at industry conferences, especially on the topic of large scale internet video distribution, and is a founding organizer of AdMonsters, an industry trade association for ad technologists in online publishing. In 2000, Mullig was named one of Interactive Week's Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet. Mullig performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, concentrating in Economics. J.R. Cottingham, Partner - Business Strategy J.R. has held key management and strategy positions within technology and media organizations for over 15-years. From 2000 to 2008 J.R. led many of Turner's efforts in the areas of operations improvement, media-related technology feasibility assessments and provided enterprise-wide technology-centric strategic leadership. Since 2003 he served as Vice President of Operations and Strategy and worked closely with Turner's Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer. J.R. has guided the strategic efforts of major initiatives such as the creation of Turner's Corporate Technology Capital Plan, the deployment of TNT-HD, the launch of GameTap and was a key sponsor in the creation of Turner's New Products and Platform R&D divisions. J.R. also spent a significant amount of time building Turner's understanding of Internet-based Social Media Networks as well as IPTV platforms. Prior to Turner, J.R. was a founding member of Pathfire. As Director of Product Development he oversaw key aspects of the creation of on-demand, advertising and news-centric video delivery products utilized by leading media companies including NBC, Warner Bros. and Time Warner Cable. Before starting Pathfire, J.R. held numerous product management roles at Arris Interactive/Nortel and ANTEC Corporation. Digital Valence, LLC. / 1075 Zonolite Road, Suite 1B / Atlanta, Georgia 30306 / (404) 475-5568
  • 3 About the Digital Valence Team John Buzzell, Partner - Creative & Content Planning John Buzzell is an award-winning 17-year veteran of the interactive industry, designing and developing multimedia CD-ROMs, television and feature films, narrowband Web sites, and interactive broadband products. His past clients include Turner Broadcasting, Discovery Networks, Sony Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Miramax, MGM, America Online, Warner Bros., Tribune, Sprint, BellSouth, Lucent Technologies and the Department of Defense. Most recently John Buzzell was Vice President of Product Development for SUPER DELUXE, Turner Broadcasting’s broadband network for original comedy. In this role, he oversaw product design & development, user experience, technology, editorial, advertiser/sponsor integration and broadband network operations. Also while at Turner, John helped launch the official league websites and, where he served as Creative Director. Alastair Hamilton, Partner - Distribution & Emerging Platforms Alastair Hamilton has been working with technology in the media industry for more than 20-years. Prior to joining Digital Valence, Alastair Hamilton was Corporate Senior Vice President of Platform Research & Development and Worldwide Distribution Technology for Turner Broadcasting System. In this capacity, he lead Turner’s research and development activities in the areas of wireless, broadband, video, gaming and related technologies, as well as the company’s strategic software initiatives surrounding search and information retrieval, social networking, personaliza- tion and aggregation, and advanced advertising platforms. Alastair also directed Turner’s internal and external research projects to provide simulation and testing of new products; and repres- ened Turner’s interests on industry standards bodies. In addition, Hamilton also oversaw the domestic and international network distribution infrastructure; day-to-day operations of the satellite transponder inventory; transponder and distribution hardware contract negotiations; and strategic development of network infrastructure. Prior to Turner, Hamilton served in a management role at INTELSAT in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw technical aspects of video transmission through the company’s satellite network, including the planning and implementation of transmission paths for special events. Earlier, Hamilton was responsible for the acquisition, development and deployment of SNG terminals at NBC News. Hamilton received a first-class honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Digital Valence, LLC. / 1075 Zonolite Road, Suite 1B / Atlanta, Georgia 30306 / (404) 475-5568
  • 4 About the Digital Valence Team William LeFebvre, Partner - Technology J.R. has held key management and strategy positions within technology and media organizations for over 15-years. Author, programmer, instructor & systems administration expert, William LeFebvre has been using Unix & Internet technologies since 1983. First exposed to computer networking with the original ARPANet, he has stood on the leading edge of every new technology: the World Wide Web, Java, Ruby on Rails, blogs & social networking. For over four years LeFebvre was a Technology Fellow at Turner Broadcasting where he designed systems for high volume web sites including,,, & CartoonNetwork. During that time he led planning & deployment of web server infrastructure for two general elections & other high traffic events. LeFebvre ran his own consulting business in the late 90's, helping companies with Unix systems & Internet technologies, and teaching Cisco classes as a certified Instructor, with clients including GE, Choicepoint, Motorola, Turner, Lockheed Martin, and AT&T. Prior, LeFebvre was a network engineer with Argonne National Laboratory where he received a Pacesetter award for designing & installing networks in the Pentagon and at Yongsan Army Post in Seoul. Six years working in academia — Rice & Northwestern — followed a bachelor's in '83 & MS degree in '88, both from Rice. LeFebvre continues to publish articles & participate in professional organizations. His monthly column quot;Daemons & Dragonsquot; appeared in quot;Unix Review's Performance Computing,quot; and he edited the USENIX series quot;Short Topics in System Administration.quot; He has taught full & half day tutorials for technical conferences held by USENIX, Sun Expo, UK Unix Users Group & IT Forum, and was the program chair for USENIX's 2006 LISA conference in Washington DC. LeFebvre is currently on the leadership committee for LOPSA. Digital Valence, LLC. / 1075 Zonolite Road, Suite 1B / Atlanta, Georgia 30306 / (404) 475-5568