Seth Shapiro

CEO, New Amsterdam Media

A two-time Emmy award winner, USC professor and Television Academy Governor, Seth is CEO of New Amsterdam Media, and is an expert on blockchain and television.  He has helped companies turn disruptive technology to competitive advantage, including the Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, Interpublic Group, Verizon, Universal Pictures, Goldman Sachs and a range of startup and early stage ventures.  He has been the launch lead for nearly 30 digital services across TV, online, music, and mobile, and helped mastermind game-changing media services like NFL Sunday Ticket and TiVo.

Seth has delivered keynotes in 10 countries, appeared before the FCC, and has provided litigation support in landmark legal matters. His first book, Television: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium is set for release in July 2016. Seth sits on the Annenberg Innovation Lab Research Council, the TV Academy’s Digital Committee, the Producer Guild’s New Media Council and the Advisory Boards of Aficionado Media, Mobile Excellence Awards, PICNIC Festival Amsterdam and OVP Venture Partners. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of New York University and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music.