Blake White, PricewaterhouseCoopers

September 12, 2012 · Posted in Speakers 

Blake White
Director, Advisory – Entertainment, Media & Communications
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Blake is a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers Entertainment, Media & Communications advisory practice based in San Jose, where he leads the practice’s Digital 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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