David H. Lipsey is well known as a founder of the field of Digital Asset Management (DAM) and a consistent innovator in defining and redefining DAM and its relationship to content supply chains, organisational strategy, rights, outreach and growth.
David’s twenty years of work in DAM informs a deep experience in a diversity of both public and private sectors across broadcast, studio, video, audio, print, images, graphics, CAD, aesthetic, medical, and software (gaming) assets.
He's worked with a wide range of non-profit organisations including The Library of Congress NDL project, The Getty, Sesame Workshop, PBS NewsHour, WGBH (Boston), WNET (New York City) and many others. His private-sector experience spans companies as diverse as General Motors, Hasbro, HBO, Disney, PVH, Sony, Ralph Lauren, Garmin, A+E, Comcast / NBCU, Random House, The New York Times, HarperCollins, and dozens more.
He is currently serving in his seventeenth year as Global Chair of the international DAM Conferences known as “The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media”; he is the founding Co-Director of the Rutgers University Professional DAM Program as well as the lead Instructor. David was the founding President of the DAM Foundation and served as its Chair; he is a principal co-author of the widely used Digital Asset Management Maturity Model, and a sought-after speaker in DAM. He maintains expert level knowledge of the field in general, the vendor community, and most of all – how to make DAM accelerate the organisational goals which it must support.