Vice President, Technology Development & Strategy, Discovery Communications
As the leader of Discovery's Technology Development & Strategy team, Josh Derby develops new solutions for Discovery's production, post production, and distribution efforts worldwide. As Discovery's professional media research and standards team, Technology Development & Strategy sets the company's standards for technology and workflows. The group also works with partner companies and industry leaders to develop new products and technology that support Discovery's global family of networks. Josh has held many roles in his 17 years at Discovery. He has managed several groups within Discovery's post production operations. He has played major roles in Discovery's transition from SD to HD, from tape-based to file-based, and now from on premise workflows to the cloud. Prior to Discovery, Derby worked as a member of the engineering team at WHD-TV, the model high definition television station, in Washington DC. He worked alongside many manufacturers and engineers as the industry took some of its first major steps towards the adoption of HDTV. Derby holds a bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Design with concentrations in television production and digital audio production from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.