Steven Chester, Akamai

March 15, 2013 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Steven Chester
Vice President, Global Media & Entertainment
Akamai

Steven Chester brings a broad perspective and in-depth expertise to his role at Akamai. In his current position, Chester guides Akamai’s strategic direction in the distribution of digital media by the film industry. Working closely with the major studios, such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Disney and Sony Pictures as well as distribution outlets such as Netflix and Best Buy, Chester guides the development of Akamai solutions that benefit the entire digital distribution workflow from post-production to consumer experience.

Chester most recently served as Vice President and General Manager Worldwide at Blink Digital where he oversaw operations for the company’s Los Angeles and New York facilities, including the creative and technical teams who produce Blu-ray discs, interactive media and digital media experiences for clients. Chester has also held positions as a senior executive at SLAM Management, and was the founder and CEO of Digital Planet, a producer of groundbreaking entertainment webcasts. He has served as a DEG Committee Member as well as MESA Contributor.

Chester is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and received both a film certificate and an MBA from New York University and ESADE University in Barcelona, Spain.

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