Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in business innovation, media and technology. A major force in blockchain media, he is CEO and Founder of AlphaNetworks, a blockchain-enabled SaaS platform for video networks powered by IBM. He 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.
Mr Shapiro’s clients and partners have included 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 has been an Expert Witness in matters before both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice. His first book, “TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium”, was published in 2016 and is an Amazon bestseller.
Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, a former Governor of the Television Academy and two-term member of its Executive Committee. 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.