Founder, Alpha Networks
Seth Shapiro is Founder of Alpha Networks, a blockchain-connected OTT platform powered by IBM. A two-time Emmy® Award winner, he is a leading advisor in media and technology with clients including The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, AT&T, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, Universal, Slamdance, Goldman Sachs, government bodies, and a wide range of startups. He is an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, a two-term Governor of the Television Academy, and a former member of its Executive Committee. His clients include Mr. Shapiro is also Head of Strategy at VideoCoin.io, Head of Business Development at Alphabit Digital Currency Fund, and an Advisor to projects including KodakCoin, WorkCoin and Verses. He has been quoted in outlets including The Economist, The New York Times. The LA Times, CNBC, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he launched over 25 services, including NFL Sunday Ticket Interactive and TiVo by DIRECTV, the world's first major DVR platform. His first book, "TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World's Most Powerful Medium", was published in 2016 and is an Amazon bestseller.