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Employment History

Company President

Rentrak Corporation

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Rentrak Corporation

Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning

Rentrak Corporation

General Manager and Senior Vice President of Broadband and Digital Media Services

IXL Learning

President

IXL Learning

Global General Manager

IXL Learning

Chief Executive Officer

Delmar Media

Principal

Delmar Media

President

Delmar Media

Executive Member

Nickelodeon

Founding Executive

Nickelodeon

Executive Member

ON TV

Founding Executive

ON TV

Executive Member

MTV

Founding Executive

MTV

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Digital Hollywood Inc

Panelist

Digital Hollywood Inc

Executive Member

JCPenney Shopping Channel

Co-Executive Producer

JCPenney Shopping Channel

Founding Executive

JCPenney Shopping Channel

Education

B.A.
Philosophy
Youngstown State University

Masters Degree
Photography and Cinema
The Ohio State University

Web References (170 Total References)


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Ken Papagan Corporate President, Rentrak Mr. Papagan is responsible for developing new markets for Rentrak Corporation, a leader in audience measurement tracking media consumption across numerous distribution platforms including: Theatrical Film, Home Entertainment, TV and Online Video-On-Demand Content, Live Television, DVRs, Mobile Video, Broadband Downloads and Streaming and Video Advertising. Serving in the role of media futurist, he works directly with the CEO and Chairman and the Board in setting the strategic direction of the company and leading new business initiatives in cross-platform reporting, analytics and research. Ken was a founding executive for the start-up of 9 television networks including Nickelodeon, MTV, ON TV, and the JCPenney Shopping Channel where he was Co-Executive Producer. He also was a founding executive of two Internet Services firms: Box Top Interactive and iXL. For the past 12 years, Ken has been primarily focused on Digital Media across all platforms worldwide. Among his accomplishments at Rentrak are the launches of OnDemand Essentials, TV Essentials, Mobile TV Essentials and Internet TV Essentials.


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Rentrak Names Ken Papagan as Company President and Cathy Hetzel as President of the Advanced Media & Information Division


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Kenneth Papagan, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Rentrak Corporation

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Kenneth Papagan, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Rentrak Corporation: Mr. P apagan is responsible for developing new markets for Rentrak Corporation, a leader in audience measurement tracking media consumption across numerous distribution platforms including: Theatrical Film, Home Entertainment, TV and Online Video-On-Demand Content, Live Television, DVRs, Mobile Video, Broadband Downloads and Streaming and Video Advertising. Serving in the role of media futurist, he works directly with the CEO and Chairman and the Board in setting the strategic direction of the company and leading new business initiatives in cross-platform reporting, analytics and research. Ken was a founding executive for the start-up of 9 television networks including Nickelodeon, MTV, ON TV, and the JCPenney Shopping Channel – where he was Co-Executive Producer. He also was a founding executive of two Internet Services firms: Box Top Interactive and iXL. For the past 12 years, Ken has been primarily focused on Digital Media across all platforms worldwide. Among his accomplishments at Rentrak are the launches of OnDemand Essentials, TV Essentails, Mobile TV Essentials and Internet TV Essentials.


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Mr. Papagan joined Rentrak in November 2002 and served as Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning and was promoted to President and Chief Strategy Officer in April, 2007. In March 2010, Mr. Papagan was named President. Prior to joining Rentrak, Mr. Papagan held the position of President at Delmar Media.Net, a digital media venture-consulting services firm. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Papagan held several positions at iXL Inc., a public internet services consulting firm, including Global General Manager of Digital Media and Broadband Solutions. Mr. Papagan’s 33-year career in Media and Entertainment has been focused on evolving new media and spanned Television Programming, On-Air Marketing, Program Development and Production; Internet and Digital Media professional services; and Media & Entertainment Reporting, Research & Analytics. Earlier in his career he was a founding Executive of eight television networks and two Internet start-ups including Qube, Nickelodeon, MTV, The Movie Channel, ON TV, The Fashion Channel, The JC Penney Shopping Channel, and BoxTop Interactive.


Speaker Bios for Class #1 - 4.18.05

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Ken Papagan - EVP, Business Development & Strategic Planning, Rentrak

Mr. Papagan is responsible for incubating, implementing and driving operations of all new business initiatives and setting the strategic direction of Rentrak Corporation, a leader in business intelligence tracking and reporting services for the media and entertainment sectors. Prior to joining Rentrak, Mr. Papagan served as General Manager and SVP of Broadband and Digital Media Services, for iXL, Inc., a $200M global IT professional global services firm. Clients included AT&T, News Corp., Telewest, Virgin.com, AOL Time Warner Inc. and Cox Communications Inc. While at iXL he built a $20 million practice in less than 18 months and managed the P&L globally achieving unprecedented margins.
For 28 years, Ken Papagan has served as a consistent and unwavering evangelist for the enhanced TV services industry since its birth at QUBE, a Time-Warner/AMEX interactive service in 1977, where he began his career as an Associate Producer. As both a consultant and programming development expert, he consulted with a diverse group of clients and companies including TVAnswer/EON Corporation, USWest, TCI Cable, AT&T Broadband, Flextech, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Bloomberg and others to devise programming and technology strategies. Working with entertainment programming companies including Nickelodeon, The Movie Channel, MTV, ON TV (then the largest outlet for Pay-Per-View programming), The Fashion Channel, The JCPenney Shopping Channel and others, Ken developed and produced hundreds of interactive television programs spanning the genres of PPV Concerts ( Sophisticated Ladies Live From Broadway and the first Rolling Stones PPV event), Game Shows, Talk Shows, Town Meetings, Documentaries, Beauty Pageants and interactive commercials.
Mr. Papagan is a founding member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Interactive Media Peer Group and currently serves on its Executive Committee Advisory Board. He is also one of the original members of the Board of Advisors for The American Institute's Enhanced Television Workshop where he has served as a project mentor during the first 4 years of the Workshop.
Ken earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Youngstown State University, completed course work for his Masters Degree in Photography and Cinema at The Ohio State University and won two consecutive scholarships to study advanced color photography at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada.

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