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Brian Mahony, CEO & Principal Analyst

Over-The-Top Video; Social Video, Robotics; GPS Navigation


Brian Mahony is the CEO of Trender Research Inc. and President of both OTT Executive Summit & Magazine (47,000 member community) and Social Video & Live Streaming Summit & Magazine (24,000 member community). Brian has 25 years experience leading strategy, sales, marketing, product management, and business development teams. Over the years, he has launched over 20 technology-based products or services, several of which have received “product of the year” awards by various media. Brian's experience spans TV/OTT video, social media, telecom/mobile, robotics, GPS, enterprise data, SaaS, consumer electronics, and Internet services. Brian has contributed to the successful exit of three companies in his career: the IPO of IPTV middleware provider Espial (on the Toronto Stock Exchange) where he was Vice President of Marketing, and the acquisitions of both Netcentrex (by Comverse) and Unisphere Networks (by Siemens and Juniper Networks) where he was Vice President of Marketing and Director of Strategy and Business Development, respectively.

Brian was named “The Decade's Top 100 Voices of IP Communications” by Internet Telephony and a finalist for "Best Marketing by a Private Company"​ by Light Reading. His web site projects have earned Webby Award and Summit Award honors, and he is an expert in, social media, and SEO/SEM. He has been quoted in various media including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Gizmodo, Light Reading, Telephony, and Telecommunications, and as a guest panelist for Digital Trends’ “Beyond the News” podcasts. Brian has also presented at major industry events including IBC, IPTV World Forum, Internet Telephony, TelcoTV, Digital Hollywood, CONNECTIONS, FTTH Expo, VON, and SUPERCOMM. Brian holds an MBA in marketing and business strategy from UNC-Chapel Hill, a BA in philosophy from Boston College (Honors Program), and is Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) by APICS.

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