|University of Texas at Dallas, BS|
Patrick Seaman, Dallas Observer
Patrick mentors and advises startups and turnarounds. Patrick also serves as COO for WhichBox Media, a social publishing Software as a Service (SaaS) platform which has twice been named one of the top ‘100 Disruptive Online Media Companies’ by Silicon Valley’s OnMedia. He also recently helped launch Cinsay, a video eCommerce SaaS company, as COO and later as Chief Strategy Officer.
Patrick also serves on the Advisory Boards of Qples.com, and Kraftwurx.com, and Curious Complex, and on the UT Dallas School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Advisory Council.
Patrick Seaman began his career as a scientific programmer, working on a DARPA sponsored project at Teledyne Geotech. Patrick later started a small software company and consulting practice. In 1995, he was retained by Mark Cuban as the 1st employee at what later became AudioNet / broadcast.com – and launched the Internet media revolution, leading to the later $5.4b buyout by Yahoo! Patrick served as Director of Technology and later VP of International Development and Special Projects, and on the board of Directors of Broadcast.com Japan, and wrote the first major book on Internet Media, Website Sound.
Since then, Patrick has launched companies and advised many startups in new media, ecommerce and the monetization of online media.
Other accomplishments: Published the first audiobook on the Internet and launched the first commercial radio station on the Internet, KLIF, (at AudioNet/broadcast.com) and led the build-out of the first network of Internet radio stations. Patrick built the first Content Delivery Network while he was Director of Technology at AudioNet/Broadcast.com/Yahoo Broadcast.
Specialties:Digital Strategy, New Media, social commerce, social publishing, content management / CMS, streaming / CDN, web x.0, social networking, IPTV, interactive media, windows media, social media, startups, strategic planning, e-commerce, product development, Program Management, operations.