About Mike Knowlton
A digital veteran of 20 years, Mike has always pushed the boundaries of storytelling and technology. He is a recognized leader in the Transmedia community in New York City and is the CTO of the non-profit, immersive storytelling community StoryCode (storycode.org). His work at StoryCode has created a vibrant cross-discipline community of innovative creators. StoryCode programs immersive media case study presentations at Film Society Lincoln Center, Transmedia education workshops, and Story Hackathons. He led in the production of the first-ever Story Hackathon, an event that was covered by Forbes, The Washington Post, and PBS.
Mike’s background spans design, programming, advertising, sales/fund-raising, production, and filmmaking. He is an expert at bridging the gaps that often exist between traditional business divisions—a universal translator of sorts. As a Creative Technologist he founded and led a number of technology companies including user-interface design firm Nascent State, digital agency BASIK, open-source Flash technology Frontal, and interactive film company Murmur. He has led large multidisciplinary teams in developing complex software applications for brands including Bath & Body Works, Gucci, MoMA, Philosophy, Tiffany & Co, and Victoria’s Secret.
His work has received numerous awards (One Club Pencils, W3 recognitions, and Webbys) and is widely published. He speaks regularly at leading cross-media conferences including Storytelling 1.X, AD:Tech, the Power to the Pixel Market and StoryWorld. Mike is a lifelong musician and has played in a variety of indie/punk rock bands. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and is an avid fly-fisherman and doting father.
About The Broadcast Times They Are A Changin'
Tom Morgan, Founder & CEO, Net2TV Corporation and Mike Knowlton, CTO, StoryCode will provide an exploration of advanced TV platforms (cable, satellite and telco), and applications (request for interaction, addressability, telescoping, branded channels and microsites) in the U.S. Myths will be debunked, terminology explained, measurement scrutinized and value propositions proffered.