David Catzel, Microsoft

March 1, 2016 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

David Catzel - MicrosoftDavid Catzel
Media & Entertainment Infrastructure Lead, Microsoft Developer Experience Group

David currently serves as the media and entertainment infrastructure lead for Microsoft Develop Experience team with a particular focus on content creation, metadata management and smart storage in the cloud. During his tenure at Microsoft, has managed partners as diverse as GoPro, Fox, Sony, Paramount, Live Nation, Warner Brothers, Starz, QVC, ClearChannel/iHeart Radio, QVC, Seattle Times, The McClatchy Group, 5th Kind, Legendary Pictures and Bad Robot

David has a 25-year track record of rapid multi-million-dollar market creation, particularly for new cloud-backed media products and services across broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms in the entertainment and sports categories and

Prior to joining Microsoft, as interim Chief Innovation Officer David completed a strategic digital transition assignment at Sterling Publishing, the non-fiction and children’s book publishing arm of Barnes and Noble. In addition to serving as CEO, COO and in other senior management position with a number of start-ups and promising young ventures, he has served in strategic deal making and content distribution roles with companies as diverse as ESPN, Lucasfilm and Intel Capital, where he was responsible for multi-million dollar investments in technology, content and infrastructure companies such as CBS SportsLine, Rivals.com, Quokka Sports and SportVision. He also managed strategic relationships with the major broadcasters, including ABC, NBC, CBS and studios such as MGM and Universal.

He has also worked extensively in digital sports area since 1997 building the multiscreen paradigm, developed and Chaired the annual D.Sports Conference for several years and continues to serve on the Advisory Board of The Sports Video Group (sportsvideo.org), the premier industry association comprised of the broadcasters, major sports leagues and key technology and services provider.


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