I am a media, entertainment and technology executive leader with a background in creative development, immersive and interactive media, live production and emerging technology platforms.I have co-founded several successful business, worked across the movie, tv and music industries, partnered extensively with venture and strategic investors, and led an exit to a Fortune 50 acquirer.I have strong product management experience, and have been a co-creator and product line manager for award-winning interactive software tools and platforms.My early career was focused on entertainment and educational applications of digital technologies. In 1993 I co-created CitySpace, the first user-generated virtual world built collaboratively by kids across the internet. In 1994 I led the team that live-streamed the Lollapalooza music festival via a satellite IP connection, and in 1996 I co-founded the Beta Lounge, the first electronic and dance music livestream on the internet.
Zane Vella is a media, entertainment, and technology executive leader with over 30 years of experience. He has a strong background in strategic partnerships, digital media, mobile devices, video, and start-ups. Zane has co-founded various successful businesses, worked across the movie, TV, and music industries, and led an exit to a Fortune 50 acquirer. He has extensive product management experience and has co-created interactive software tools and platforms. Zane's early career focused on entertainment and educational applications of digital technologies. He has also co-founded CitySpace, a user-generated virtual world built collaboratively by kids across the internet.
Comcast delivers broadband, mobile, and video products that delight customers and technology that powers the future; produces and distributes leading entertainment, sports, and news, and brings incredible theme parks and attractions to life. At the heart of Comcast are our people. Our engineers, designers, creators, storytellers, and entrepreneurs are passionate about the important role we play in millions of people’s lives. Come create the future with us.
Los Angeles,California,United States
IRIS.TV is the only data platform built for video. We provide video data connectivity to enable better viewing experiences and advertising outcomes. For CTV and online video, we structure, connect, and activate the world’s video-level data. Since 2013, we’ve enabled our partners to build scalable solutions on top of our platform for video-level contextual and brand-suitability planning, targeting, and measurement.
Montclair,New Jersey,United States
Smashcut is an early stage education technology company dedicated to collaborative, media centric education. Smashcut partners with universities and organizations to develop and deliver customized online programs leveraging a next generation online learning environment and broadcast quality content. The Smashcut platform enables a high degree of collaborative instruction and features real-time student project review via live 1:1 video sessions with instructors. The Smashcut platform enables a high degree of collaborative instruction and features real-time student project review via live 1:1 video sessions. Whether it's filmmaking, design, art history, journalism, data visualization, or marketing - the Smashcut platform enables a powerful new way to share, evaluate, and discuss project-based work across a wide range of academic disciplines.
San Francisco,California,United States
Unlocking the power of every moment of video, from broadcast television to mobile livestreaming.
San Francisco,California,United States
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, designed to ignite curiosity and inspire creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 200 million people annually from around the globe. In the spring of 2013, the Exploratorium will move to Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's waterfront district, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, our mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their understanding about the world around them. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness, and can increase confidence in your ability to understand how the world works. We also believe that being playful and having fun is an important part of the process for people of all ages.
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