Blake White, Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

May 25, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Blake White

Blake is a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers Entertainment, Media & Communications advisory practice based in San Jose, where he leads Media Technology & Transformation advisory services. He previously led PwC’s national initiative in Digital Media Risk Management, and held principal positions in media industry engineering consulting firms, advising clients on: digital content management, content security & piracy prevention, metadata integrity, transition to HD, and IT integration.

Blake is an experienced Hollywood and Silicon Valley executive, who, over a 20-year period, has been responsible for: the first commercially available Digital Asset Management (DAM) developer product, used for the remake of a major motion picture and the development of a digital feature animation release; broadcast newsroom video asset server; Digital Rights Management (DRM) IP licensing; DRM-enabled online e-book service bureau; file-based digital media transport service; and SOA-based integration architectures for broadcast applications. He has led solution development and integration projects in computing platforms for: real-time broadcast graphics; animation and film industry visual effects; and interactive TV.

Blake is the author of: The Technology Assessment Process: A Strategic Framework for Managing Technical Innovation, published by Greenwood Press; the PwC publication — A New Era for Content: Protection, Potential, and Profit in the Digital World — and the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal article by the same name; and he was co-author of Digital Asset Management: Process Over Product, published in Broadcast Engineering magazine. He holds BSIE, MBA, and MLA degrees from North Carolina State, Xavier, and Stanford universities, respectively.


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