|University of Iowa, BLS||1988|
|Business & Communications|
Jack Perry is a pioneer in the Internet media industry, creating a number of ground-breaking solutions for broadcasters and electronics manufacturers over the course of his 24-year career. Most recently, he founded Syncbak, Inc., a media technology company that is taking broadcast television to the Internet.
During his thirteen-year tenure (1996-2009) at Decisionmark Corp. (a 2004 Inc. 500 fastest growing company), Perry created:
-The technology used by satellite companies, television networks and affiliates to manage the delivery of network programming over satellite -TitanTV.com, the first-web based EPG/DVR utility, that grew to over one million registered users -AntennaWeb.org, a site used by millions of consumers in the transition from analog to digital broadcasting -ProximityTV.com, a web-based technology used by every ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox television station
Perry holds twenty patents related to delivery of entertainment content over-the-air, over-satellite and over-the-Internet. He is a respected figure inside the beltway on issues related to digital entertainment, copyright and communications law and has testified before US Congress twice. In 2005 he joined representatives of Microsoft, Verizon and Comcast to brief Congress on the impact of Internet protocol-enabled services in the communications industry.
Perry was inducted into the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers in 2002 and nominated for an Academy Award (Best Industry Leadership) in 2005. He was also elected to National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2003 and named one of the 40 most influential people in the consumer electronics industry the same year. He continues to be a frequent speaker on the future of television, content and copyright protection at broadcast industry events including CES, NAB, NATPE, NAB Futures Summit, iHollywood, ATSC, Digital Hollywood, DTV Symposium and others.
Prior to Decisionmark Corp., Perry held CEO posts at Interactive Resources and Spanning Tree Technologies and leadership positions at Powercore (Network Scheduler, 1993) and CE Software (QuickMail, 1995). In 1989, he founded his first software company, RunningCounts, and later joined forces with Prisma Software to market the product as RunningBest.