MEET OUR JUDGES

Chris Bishop
Senior Creative Director
PBS KIDS Digital

Anne-Sophie Brieger
Studio Manager
Sago Sago Toys

Anne-Sophie has more than 12 years experience and several industry awards as a television producer for Canadian and US networks including YTV, TVO/TFO, PBS, HGTV Canada, Life Network, and the Food Network. Following her interest in trying to push the viewing experience past the television set, she joined zinc Roe design where she has managed online projects for Teletoon, Family Channel and Noggin. She is a producer on the Zimmer Twins.com and the Jumeaux Zimmer.com - an animated interactive television series on Teletoon. She brings a wealth of experience in developing a compelling user experience specifically for kids and has a background in user testing and information architecture for kids.

Lauren DeVillier
VP, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide
Disney

 

As Vice President, Digital Media for Disney Channels Worldwide, Lauren DeVillier is responsible for the strategy, production and operations of DisneyChannel.com, DisneyJunior.com, DisneyXD.com and RadioDisney.com, as well as efforts related to the development of broadband, apps, mobile, social and interactive television applications for the Disney/ABC Television Group’s kids channels and brands.

Ms. DeVillier has over 17 years experience working in the online and emerging technology industry.  Before joining Disney/ABC Television Group in September 2008, she oversaw the Yahoo! Kids business with responsibility for all aspects of the division, including strategy, content, research and business management.  Prior to her role with Yahoo! Kids, she launched Yahoo! Green, a corporate initiative focused on an innovative site providing news and information on global warming and related environmental issues and drove strategic product initiatives for the Yahoo! Food and Yahoo! Health businesses.  

Ms. DeVillier has also held management positions at Microsoft including the MSN Kids channel, one of the first online networks aimed exclusively at children’s programming. At MSN, she helped pioneer creative online programming through partnerships with a variety of leading media companies. She also worked within the Microsoft TV division where she managed the developer program audience to create interactive TV capabilities to be supported on the Microsoft TV software platforms for set top boxes. 

Ms. DeVillier is a member of American Women in Radio & Television and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Digital Media team was also the 2008 winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Media Programming as well as, winners of the 2012 Mobile Excellence Award Winner and 2013 iKids Award Best App for Disney Junior Appisodes.

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses.  This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

 

Eric Huang
Development Director
Made in Me

Liz Kline
Product Manager
GlassLab

Amy Kraft
Co-Founder
Monkey Bar Collective

Susan Miller
Founding Partner, Mixed Media Group, Bolder Media & Cupcake Digital
Cupcake Digital, Inc.

Susan Miller is the founding partner of Mixed Media Group and Bolder Media, Inc., specializing in intellectual property business development . She is the Executive Producer and co-owner of the hit Emmy award winning preschool series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Miller is the co-producer of the Miramax feature film, Ella Enchanted starring Anne Hathaway, described by the New York Times as ?one of the best films for older children in quite some time.? Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! airs 40 times per week on Nick Jr. and Noggin US and internationally on Super RTL, Nickelodeon UK and Australia, ABC Australia, Discovery Latin America, Cartoon Network India and more. Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is a digital media leader, the world?s first video podcast to become a major television series and a top performer on NickJr.com with 285+ million game plays and 70+ million video streams. Miller has launched several bestselling publishing programs including Will Smith?s Just the Two of Usand Jada Pinkett Smith?s, Girls Hold Up This World, The Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, Scholastic?s Jump Start workbook series and several bestsellers by award winning artist Sandra Magsamen. At Warner Bros. Miller built a worldwide licensing and publishing program for the multiple Emmy Winning television series Shari Lewis? LambChop?s Play Along. Prior to launching her companies, Miller held positions with Warner Bros., American Express, Colgate Palmolive and Xerox Corp. She has an MBA from New York University and a BS from Cornell. She is an invited speaker at NYU Graduate School of Business, New York Women in Film and Television, KidScreen Summit, International Licensing Show, Association of American Publishers.

Robin Raskin
Founder, President
Living in Digital Times

Robin Raskin has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be living in digital times. An author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, and consultant, Raskin says she's never met a media she doesn't like, and is happiest when she's writing about technology's second citizens: kids, seniors or women and technology. Raskin is the former editor of PC Magazine and Editor in Chief of FamilyPC. She served as a Vice President at Ziff Davis Publishing and was part of the startup team at Yahoo! Tech. She's been a columnist for USA Today Online and has authored 6 books about parenting in the digital age. Her latest book is The Parents' Guide to College Life. (Random House 2006). Today, her company, Living in Digital Times, partners with CES (The Consumer Electronics Association) to produce 10 different conferences and events geared towards life in the digital world. They include: Kids@Play, MommyTech, Silvers Summit, Digital Health, Higher Ed Tech and Sports and Fitness Tech. She also produces The Last Gadget Standing and The Mobile Apps Showdown -- two of the most popular contests at CES. Her first article "How I Learned About Computers to Save our Marriage " published in Infoworld in 1980 kicked off a career in technology. She lives with the same geeky husband, three grown (but visiting children) and a lot of obsolete equipment in NYC and in the Hudson Valley.

David Schlafman
Co-Founder & Creative Director
CloudKid

 

Dave is a three-time Emmy-nominated producer, an award-winning animation director, a children's book illustrator, and Co-Creator and Executive Producer of PBS Kids’s web-series Fizzy's Lunch Lab. In 2009, Dave co-founded CloudKid, a transmedia studio dedicated to creating character-driven content. CloudKid creates engaging animated shorts, interactive games, and apps for top children's media companies such as PBS Kids, Sesame Workshop, Scholastic Education, and Disney Online Studios. Dave runs CloudKid's day-to-day business and oversees all things creative, providing story and art direction for projects. Once in a while he even gets to doodle (even if it's only during meetings). Prior to CloudKid, Dave's clients included Penguin, Hasbro Toys, American Greetings, and Scholastic Media, and in 2008 Al Gore featured Dave's Award-winning PSA The Sky is Falling at the TED Conference. Dave is an identical twin, a skilled dog-walker, and a big fan of 80's soft rock. Dave holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  

 

Beau Teague
Sr. Director, User Experience
Turner Broadcasting



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