Blake White, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Director,Â Advisory â€“ Entertainment, Media & Communications
Blake is a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers Entertainment, Media & Communications advisory practice based in San Jose, where he leads the practiceâ€™s Digital Transformation advisory services. He previously led PwCâ€™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,Â 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;Â 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:Â 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.Â He holds BSIE, MBA, and MLA degrees from North Carolina State, Xavier, and Stanford universities, respectively.