Matt Smith

Comcast Technology Solutions, Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy

Matt Smith is a recognized digital media industry evangelist and thought leader, having spoken at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, IBC, TVNext, Streaming Media East & West, NewTeeVee, and Digital Hollywood, among others.

Smith has held a variety of key roles in video technology in his career. He is presently involved in strategy and business development for Comcast Technology Solutions, helping to solve the most complex problems facing video providers today, leveraging the massive scale and expertise of the Comcast platform.

Previously, Smith was part of the leadership team at Brightcove, one of the largest online video platforms on the market. He also served as senior staff and chief evangelist for Anvato – a turnkey video platform solution that was acquired by Google in 2016. Prior to Anvato, Smith was VP of technology for Chideo – a next generation network for charitable giving, connecting fans with the personalities they follow, and providing exclusive media experiences on any screen. Chideo was founded by Internet pioneer and billionaire philanthropist, Todd Wagner.

Prior to Chideo, Smith was VP of internet television at Envivio and worked closely with premier customers and technology partners like Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe, to ensure that key digital media strategies were carefully planned and brought to market quickly and successfully. In addition to his architectural duties, Smith has deep expertise in the adaptive bitrate technologies that are revolutionizing the streaming and digital media spaces.

Before joining Envivio, Smith was an architect at Cisco Systems, as well as the VP and chief systems architect at Inlet Technologies. Prior to Inlet, Smith served as a key video architect and evangelist for Yahoo!, where he worked for 9 years, designing, delivering, and managing leading-edge video compression technologies and workflows to execute live events and create other digital media offerings. Prior to Yahoo!, Smith spent several years at NBC, first at the affiliate level and later with the network.

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