Peter is the founder of Valis Studios, which provides comprehensive services for commercial, film, broadcast and online content. Valis guides their clients from production to post by planning edits, color grading and audio mixing for each project. They also provide clients with design and animation work and access to web services. Peter started his career as a music and film journalist in the 1980s and went on to work in TV in both London and Los Angeles during the 1990s. Later he became the creative director of CREATIC and Ealing Film Studios. In 2010, Peter created and produced “Waste Land”, the feature length documentary sharing the story behind the garbage pickers of Rio de Janeiro’s largest garbage landfill, seen through the eyes of modern artist Vik Muniz. "Waste Land" has won over 35 festival awards including Sundance and Berlin.
Jonathan is the CEO of Wire, a modern communication network that weaves together text, talk, pictures, video and music into beautiful conversations. He has two decades of experience shipping products in startups and more established enterprises such as Time Warner Communications, Camino Networks, Skype and Microsoft. He was a pioneer in the earliest consumer broadband services, the industry’s first mass market commercial SIP products, and the advanced internet audio and video signal processing stack’s included in Skype and webRTC. Jonathan graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Since his last appearance at the PSFK Conference in 2013, Barasch and his team have been busy improving their technology and proving their ambitious project is feasible