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BirthplacePhiladelphia, PA, USA


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S. honors 1982

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Adjunct Professor: USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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Jay Samit

Jay Samit is the President of ooVoo LLC.

He brings more than 25 years of successful experience in digital media to ooVoo, having held executive positions at leading social media and music industry companies.

Samit was CEO of SocialVibe where he oversaw growth of the company’s social media technology platform to become the industry’s largest.

Samit was EVP of Sony where he implemented a profitable global digital ecommerce strategy, creating a new division that launched what became the seventh largest e-commerce site in the world.

As Global President of Digital Distribution & Development for EMI, he broke new ground for the entertainment industry launching digital businesses in more than 30 countries.

As Senior Vice President of Universal, Samit built one of the first online million member social networks in the 1990s and sat on Universal Studio’s overall steering committee.

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