Gary Baker is founder and CEO of Griddeo (Clipblast Inc.) and a 15+ year veteran of digital media product development and management.
After selling his first internet start up, Catalog Site, to Fingerhut in 1997, he joined IBM Interactive Media to help IBM’s largest global customers define their internet strategies and build their advanced web products. Clients included IBM, Hertz, The Grammys, Starwood Hotels, CompUSA, Toyota and more.
In 2005, Gary saw the critical need to organize and simplify the Video Web and founded ClipBlast - the video aggregation, search and distribution platform. With over 8000 professional brands and pro-sumer video producers/distributors, and capacity to index over 1 million clips per day, Gary has led the development and operations of the ClipBlast technology and content products. In addition to it’s award winning website, Gary has been focused on creating ubiquitous video and content products across multiple screens, including a robust video widget platform, ClipBlast PlayBox - the first universal video player/viewing experience for web sites, iphone video search tools and video aggregation platform for DIRECTV’s set-top box. Gary is particularly focused on integrating video into the social media experience and is currently developing personal video applications atop Twitter and Facebook platforms.
As a pioneer of web strategy, and builder/manager of innovative digital product and technologies, Gary is a subject matter expert who eagerly helps companies vision, execute, manage and profit from their strategies.
Gary and family live contently in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills. He is a also a musician, baseball fanatic and recovering television director.
Gary Baker presents at DEMOAdded: 11/25/09