Management Team

Mark E. Jensen – President & Executive Producer

Convention Television-Digital (CTV-d) President and Executive Producer Mark Jensen has been actively involved in the visitor/hospitality industry for over 25 years.  In that time, Jensen has pioneered numerous interactive & linear communications platforms, such as “Info-Vision”,  during the 1980’s, a laser disc based interactive network of kiosks, with “live, bi lingual operators” located at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.  Info-Vision was also successfully introduced to the Los Cerritos Shopping Center, outside of Los Angeles, CA.

Back in Honolulu, Jensen and team were selected by the City & County of Honolulu, to design and build its first truly interactive project, “Call On City Hall” under the administration of then Mayor, Frank Fasi.  Pre Internet Era, Call On City Hall featured current information from 17 City Departments, and on board printer, and the network of 7 kiosks were located at high traffic locations such as next to Center Stage, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Windward Mall, Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, and others.

Convention Television (CTV) was created as the new Hawaii Convention Center was being build.  Jensen partnered with then Oceanic Cable (now Time+Warner, Inc.) to create a narrowcasted channel reaching some 28,000 hotel rooms in Waikiki, including the major properties needed to access and serve all City Wide conventions held in Honolulu.  CTV was an immediate success early on, serving the needs of Associations such as PCMA, the American Bar Association, American Orthodontist Association, and the National Association of Realtors.  Many of these ‘legacy clients” signed long term agreements with CTV to produce their shows each year in various cities across the country.

CTV was awarded the prestigious contract to produce the 2011 APEC-TV by the APEC Hawaii Host Committee.  APEC was an enormous opportunity for Hawaii to shine as a global destination for Meetings and Conventions, as well as for international summits such as APEC.

APEC-TV with its need to reach out Globally, helped to generate a fundamental paradigm shift to CTV’s core product, and delivery mode.  It was clear that CTV needed to up its game to remain competitive in the new digital era.  Jensen spearheaded the development of what is now CTV-d or Digital.  Dynamic, compelling content is still created for each client, the content however, is now able to be repurposed to platforms such as the internet, and all smart devices so prevalent in today’s world of communications.

Recently, Jensen has lead CTV-d to a new frontier, corporate meetings and incentives held on single properties. Current clients include Hilton, Sheraton & Marriott Hotels.

Major Convention Center clients such as The Moscone Center, and The Hawaii Convention Center remain a major focus.

Phone: (808) 371-3535
Email: mark@82b.2b3.myftpupload.com

 

Bobbie Abdallah – Executive Assistant, Account Executive, National Sales

Bobbie brings a proven track record of more than 30 years of administrative, marketing, creative and meeting planning experience from the corporate, small business and non-profit industries. Recognized by the Cambridge Who’s Who in 2010-2011, Bobbie is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit of service and client satisfaction. As an integral part of the CTV-Digital team, she assists in delivering only top-notch client-centric experiences with over-the-top deliverables on schedule and under budget.

Phone: 520-762-7624
Emailbobbie@CTVNational.com

 

Julie Gates – Director of Sales

Julie Gates joins the CTV team with 25 years of experience in Sales, Events and Conference Services.  For the past eight years she has enjoyed great success developing and leading Task Force One, a hospitality leadership consulting company. Her 15 years experience with Marriott, coupled with her many years consulting Hotels in Executive Leadership positions, makes her an excellent resource to our client and hotel partners.  Recently, she assisted the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for six months as the interim Director of Sales and Marketing, making her a natural choice to lead our San Francisco Sales Team.

Emailjulie@CTVNational.com

 

Thomas A. Laidlaw – Business Development

Tom brings to CTV-Digital thirty-nine years of business development, marketing, sales and operational practice shaped by entrepreneurial experience in Hawaii’s travel and hospitality industry, interactive visitor technology and media. He has an established record in developing and implementing successful sales and marketing tactics for new and existing businesses to identify and secure clients from a variety of sales channels through his key contacts and personal associations throughout Hawaii’s travel and hospitality industry, direct sales, marketing, public relations and advertising strategies.

Phone: (808) 554-2041
Email: tom@82b.2b3.myftpupload.com

 

Paul DeMuth – VP of Strategic Partnership & Product development

Paul DeMuth has over 15 years of high end corporate sales & product development. Paul has a profound understanding of how to integrate new technology, to develop new product offerings which further maximizes CTV’s advertising opportunities. Paul has contributed to the development of CTV narrow casting business models along with CTV president, Mark Jensen, for over a decade. His expertise and intense passion for creating rewarding partnerships with our clients over the years, has made Paul a key player, and leader in CTV’s future developments, many now underway.

 

JW Wilson – CTV-Digital Director of New Ventures and Training

Over the last 30 years JW has developed over 20 different businesses in fields that range from media to medicine. He has been a pioneer in expanding and refining the narrow cast industry. He built one of the first and at the time the largest narrowcast visitor channels in the country, founded Japan TV News, developed Infovison, a state of the art interactive TV system for high traffic locations serving over 3 million people and founded one of the largest media companies in the pacific. In addition at a sister company of CTV-Digital’s called The Advanced Learning Institute, JW has completed ground breaking research that has uncovered our genetic Learning Code. By accessing this genetic Learning Code corporate trainers can accelerate the speed of behavioral change and learning by as much as 300%. His many achievements have earned him international Who’s Who recognition in medicine and healthcare, science and engineering and finance and industry.

Emailjw@82b.2b3.myftpupload.com

 


ADVISORY BOARD

Kevin Comora- SF Hotel Network Distribution
President/Owner
SFTV

 

Vince Mitchell- SF & HNL Kiosk & Smart Device Design & Distribution
President/Owner
Pacific Digital Signs

 

Mike Neely- SF Moscone Quality Control
Projection – SF Moscone

 

Dennis Burns- CTV Production & Distribution Control
Partner/Executive Producer
1013 Integrated- Honolulu