Currently VP, Media Technology Strategy, Sony Corp of America and Sony Network Entertainment.Work on standards, Interoperability, patents, new development, etc.
Was Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology, Universal Music Group. My group provided strategic advice to senior management in the technology space, performed technical due diligence of software, hardware and business systems, invented technology and filed patents. Also managed standards participation (e.g. DVD, MPEG, OMA, etc.), negotiated technology licenses and provided technical support for lobbying efforts and trade organizations.
Before working at Universal, was a Vice President at ION where he created and developed the Enhanced CD.
Prior to working in technology, was a musician and record producer. In 1978 he won two Grammy awards including Producer of the Year. Original compositions and orchestrations for film, theater and on record have won a Dramalogue Award and two BMI Awards. During his music career which spanned more than 20 years, worked with numerous multi-platinum artists, produced eighteen No. 1 singles, and generated sales of more than 100 million records.
Specialties: Creative solutions to difficult problems