Gary is a Media and Cognitive Computing Industry Thought Leader. He is a technology strategist and architect for emerging industries and startups. Gary is the visionary and technical designer behind MediaMaestro. He has been handling operational planning, designing the product, and leading the effort to attract financing.
As President of VDO Ltd., an advanced technology engineering firm, he led the company with a portfolio of successes include designing the first commercial broadcast networks in 6 Eastern European countries for CME, a Global Gaming Network for soccer, an interactive telephone for AT&T systems and multiple projects for many US Major broadcasters (ABC, CBS, NBC ,Fox, etc.)
Founding GHO Group, a specialized advanced technology consultant group, some of his successes include: Lead designer & project executive for the recent modernization of the United Nations HQ broadcast, media asset management and all robotic automated conference systems, Design and project lead for the NBA Referee Instant Replay system.
Gary was named by Insights Success as one of Top 10 Most Innovative in Media 2018, one of 2017’s 30 Innovative CEO’s to Watch and by CIOReview in 2016 as a Top 10 solution provider. He is a published author in IP Broadcast technology and holds a US patent in streaming media automation. Gary holds a BSEE in computer design from NY Institute of Technology
Leonard M. Fertig
Len Fertig is a visionary financial executive, entrepreneur, and advisor who has founded, acquired, developed, and managed successful businesses in the United States and Europe for the past 30+ years. His specialty is developing financial strategies, business plans and business models for listed and private companies and working with management teams to achieve them. During his career, Mr. Fertig has served numerous public and private companies in CEO, CFO and Board roles.
Len has led a highly successful career in the Technology, Media, & Telecom Industries, and is presently mentoring/advising start-ups across the U.S. and Europe. As a CEO, Chairman, Director and CFO of dozens of TMT public/private international companies, he is a recognized expert in the development of new technology businesses and co-founded & ran CME (NASDAQ) which became a billion-dollar television group that went on to become the leading media businesses operating across 8 European countries.
Ellen Zalk is an Operations Executive with experience in both small start-up companies as well as large corporate organizations. She brings strong strategic, mentoring and communication skills providing leadership for multi-generational teams while championing collaboration between business entities. Proven expertise in workflow efficiency and management of technical projects and facilities has been consistent throughout her career.
As COO of The Lighting Design Group and Executive Director of Operations for Show+Tell Ellen developed and initiated workflow changes to help achieve greater resource visibility and utilization. She provided leadership and encouraged greater employee engagement resulting in increased client service and sales opportunities. For Disney/ABC Television Network in NY Ellen was the Director of Client Services in the Broadcast Operations and Engineering division where she converted under-utilized studio facilities into a profit center generating annual revenue in excess of $12M. Ellen coordinated the merger of several departments achieving cost savings and improved team work on projects.
As VP of Operations for Communication Technologies, Inc. Ellen took the company from start-up through a successful public offering, managing the business, financial and administrative needs of this production technology group.
Ted has more than 25 years of professional experience as a senior executive in global markets. His expertise is to establish and manage sales of advanced technologies. Recently Ted is bringing new cloud services to the market place in the broadcast industry. He has built global channels and alliance partners for start-ups and multinational organizations that include Harris Corp, SGL, MassTech and SONY Corp. During his tenure with Harris Corp. Ted had security clearances that enabled him to do business with the US government.