SOURCE: Microgen


May 10, 2011 09:30 ET

Microgen's Tom Crawford to Address Hidden Risks Behind Digital Media Royalty Payment Data

Upfront Session Highlights Game-Changing Technologies to Manage Massive Amounts of Data

BOSTON, MA and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Microgen Plc (LSE: MCGN) today announced that Senior Vice President of North America Tom Crawford will tackle royalties and rights payments, one of the most complex issues facing the digital media industry, at the NARM Convention 2011, taking place May 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles. As part of his talk, Crawford will address the technology transformation digital media companies must undertake now in order to manage the massive amounts of transaction data associated with rights and royalties payments.

The session, "Hidden Risks, Hidden Profits: How Unseen Technologies Will Change The Game for Digital Media, Unlocking New Business Model and Merger Opportunities," offers an opportunity for attendees to hear about the current landscape of technologies impacting the hidden risks and potential profits associated with managing payments for digital music downloads.

Crawford's half-hour long presentation is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 12. Key audience takeaways will include:

  • Digital music downloads are the new derivatives -- Striking parallels between the financial services and media industry are emerging as large volumes of transaction data needs to be controlled in both. Crawford will compare the industries and share insights to help media companies prepare for a potential data overflow

  • Business implications of Big Data -- With a walkthrough of the core business systems that will be impacted by large volumes of data, Crawford will discuss a synopsis of what Microgen sees as the most at-risk business functions

  • Digital media back-office challenges -- The session will also include an overview, with real-world examples, of the challenges facing digital media companies as they address exponential data growth

The NARM Convention is an annual conference that focuses on the business issues in the music industry. The convention attracts the world's biggest media players, media outlets, music labels, music education universities and programs, and top analyst firms.

Members of the media or analyst community who may be attending the event and wish to interview Tom Crawford about his presentation can contact Meghan Gardner at +1 617 426 2222 or

About Microgen:
Founded in 1974 and listed on the LSE (MCGN) since 1983, Microgen is an established leader in the delivery of software, solutions and consultancy services. The Group implements bespoke applications, product software solutions for the world's largest financial institutions, multi-national corporations and public sector organizations.

The Group's portfolio of proven products and solutions enables the intelligent application of technology in a range of sectors including financial services, energy, asset & wealth management, commercial, transport & logistics and public sector.

The Group has offices in Fleet and London in the UK, and international offices in the United States, South Africa, Poland, and Guernsey. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    North America:
    Meghan Gardner
    Version 2.0 Communications
    O: +1 617 426 2222
    M: +1 857 222 2864
    Email Contact