Special Advisor

Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro is a Two-time Emmy® Award winner and global leader in media and technology. He has worked on projects with partners including AT&T, Betfair UK, Comcast, De Telegraaf, DIRECTV, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IPG, IBM, NBC, Neo Cricket Mumbai, Nokia, RTL, SBS, Seachange, Showtime, Sun Microsystems, SVT Sweden, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Turner Networks and Universal Pictures.

An Adjunct Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for the past decade, he served previously as a Governor at the Television Academy (home of the Emmys) and a two-term member of its Executive Committee. He is author of TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium, an Amazon bestseller. A professional equity derivatives trader, he is an early proponent of blockchain technology as the next critical path for the TMT sector, and was previously Head of Business Development for Alphabit Fund, a fully-regulated digital currency hedge fund.

Mr Shapiro has consulted on media matters before both the FCC and the Department of Justice. His opinions have been quoted in The Economist, The New York Times, CNBC, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail UK. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he oversaw over 25 service launches, including TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.