Mitch Singer - Digital 360 Ventures, LLC

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Mitch Singer

Principal, Digital 360 Ventures, LLC

Mitch Singer is an entertainment and technology veteran having served in senior management roles that cross business units and technology teams in the entertainment sector.  Singer has long worked on industry-wide strategies to address the ongoing digital transformation of entertainment– helping to identify digital business opportunities, exploring new products, formats, and services, and working to mitigate digital theft.  He focuses on emerging and disruptive technologies and evaluates and develops adaptive business models to stay ahead of the technological curve. 

His background is unique in that he served a lengthy tenure at a major Hollywood studio overseeing development of new platforms while protecting intellectual property.  Singer is known as a staunch supporter of preserving copyrights while at the same time fostering and enabling new distribution models that evolve the digital ecosystem.  

Singer is an independent consultant working with a variety of media and entertainment companies to help develop their products and services, as well as their go to market strategies.  His clients include; Intel, Deluxe, Kaleidescape, Valens Semiconductor, General Harmonics, Streamnation, and others.  Singer is on the Board of ToggleTV, an early stage startup.

Currently, he serves as President of DECE, the 75-member, cross-industry consortium behind UltraViolet (http://www.uvvu.com), the effort to create open standards for digital entertainment distribution enabling consumers to acquire and play content across a wide range of services and devices.  

Over the years, Singer has been a board member of Motion Picture Laboratories, DVD CCA, Entertainment Technology Center USC, the HDBaseT Alliance as well as the HQME (“High Quality Mobile Experience”) Steering Committee.  He also was appointed to the copyright committee for The National Academies’ Board of Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP). 

Singer holds numerous patents in the area of digital distribution including:

  • Managing content in a home network
  • Secure copying of encrypted data via a unique serial number
  • Binding of content to a home network for secure playback
  • Secure copying of content in a hub network verifying authenticated devices
  • Authenticating and adding clients to a home network

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Singer’s work has been widely recognized in the media and he was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Digital Power 50, the 2012 and 2011 Home Media Magazine Annual Digital Drivers Issues, and Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report 2011. In 2012 Singer was inducted into the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame. 

Formerly Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Sony Pictures, Singer originally joined the studio in 1990 as Counsel in the Litigation Group, responsible for traditional intellectual property issues such as copyright and trademark, new technology licensing and content protection.  

Singer received both his JD and MBA from the University of San Diego.

 

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