One of the foremost innovators in the development of IT, television and Internet - based advanced technology, interactivity and reporting, John is a Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal and provides strategic oversight of activities in the areas of Advanced Advertising Platforms, CDNâ€™s, IPTV, IT and digital video deployments for Web, Mobile, TV, Cinema and Broadband.
Previously, John was Chief Technology Officer for Screenvision, responsible for managing all of Screenvision's technology initiatives, strategies and technology contracts. John's achievements include the nationwide deployment of the company's 7,000+ screen high-definition in-theater digital content network, the creation of the company's advanced advertising 2D, 3D and Augmented Reality platform. Prior to Screenvision, John was a Manager and Subject Matter Expert at Deloitte Consulting L.L.P., advising on new media and broadband strategies, high level product development, advanced interactive advertising, and media asset and rights management technology.
Prior to Screenvision, John was President and Founder of Rant Technology, Inc., which provided consulting and software development for ITV services, end to end digital CDNâ€™s â€“ processing, management and distribution, and web software development. Rant designed and implemented Cyberstar for Loral Space and Comm., the first satellite store-and-forward asset and digital movie delivery system for North America, Europe and Middle East. Rant also provided services for Liberate Technologyâ€™s web TV middleware and helped develop the 31 David Sarnoff patents for MPEG 4 and H.264 for the eVue Corporation.
During his 15 years at Time Warner, John was the VP of Operations and Engineering at Time Warner Cable and Time Inc. New Media where he was responsible for leading advanced internet, television application and system development for the most notable services. Under his leadership, Time Warner launched the NY Cable system, Time Warner Advertising Insertion and regional interconnect operation, Time Warner Home Theater, Quantum, New York One News, The News Exchange ITV Time Warner Full Service Network - VOD, Time Incâ€™s. Pathfinder and Roadrunner. John's work on AML network and fiber optic technologies was recognized by the industry via his receipt of a 1996 Technical Emmy Award. John was also honored at the Museum of Broadcast by NYCâ€™s Commissioner William Squadron for the development and implementation of Crosswalks â€“ the cityâ€™s 5 municipal channels.