Startup Grind LA welcomes Robert Tercek, a man that has been praised as one of the "25 Executives to Watch" by Digital Media Wire and vilified by Industry Standard as the "TV Anarchist."
His 22-year career is marked by achievements which include several milestones: the first multichannel television service in Asia (STAR TV in 1991); the first multiplayer Java games on the Web (Sony, 1997); the first interactive game shows
on US Television (Sony, 1999); the world’s first streaming video service on mobile phones
(PacketVideo and NTT DoCoMo’s V-Live, 2001); the largest audience for live interactive video events on the web
(Oprah Winfrey’s 2009 web casts); the most popular free book download
in history (Suze Orman on Oprah.com, 2009).
Rob has served in executive leadership roles at major media companies, most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and previously as Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Sony Pictures Entertainment and earlier as Creative Director at MTV: Music Television.
Rob is an entrepreneur and co-founder of five startup ventures, including 7th
Level, which went public in 1993, as well as an advisor to several successful startups, including BrightCove, Sulake Labs/Habbo Hotel, M.Metrics (acquired by Comscore), MediaCode/Muse.net (acquired by Yahoo) and NevenVision (acquired by Google).
An enthusiastic advocate of the future of media and entertainment, Rob is a highly regarded speaker, having been featured at NAB, CES, GDC, MIPTV, MILIA, E3 Expo, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, X Media Lab, 5D New Television, Tokyo Game Fair, the Austin Game Conference, 3GSM, KidScreen Summit, MIT’s "Future of Entertainment summit," CTIA, The Future of Television Summit, The Mobile Games Seminar, the New York Games and Mobile Conference, and many private corporate events.
Rob's motto has always been "Invent the Future." Besides discussing ways to inspire your startup to think creatively and take decisive action on these visions, Rob will also weigh in with his thoughts on the future of tech, entertainment and commerce, and where the greatest areas of opportunity for entrepreneurship will be in the coming years.
This is a paid event; please get your tickets on Eventbrite, as Meetup RSVPs will not qualify for entry. Thank you for your support, it makes it possible for us to bring you these awesome speakers. See you at the Grind!!!