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Ben Ziskind's Professional Career

I currently lead Fox’s OTT live streaming platform and video player teams. The teams are responsible for building and operating the platform technology and video players which power the Fox Sports and FOX NOW apps and web sites.

Before joining Fox in 2016, my career has primarily been in the entertainment technology sector in both public companies and as a technology entrepreneur (I’ve founded two startups and worked for a number of others):

I have also provided expertise in usability and product management to Fortune 100 companies including a CRM/SFA platform (customer relationship management / sales-force automation) for Time Warner Cable, and adding social networking functionality and applications to a Motorola handset targeted at the teen market.

I double-majored in Information & Decision Systems and Human-Computer Interaction and Carnegie Mellon University where I focused on software usability, databases, and web-based applications. Since moving to California, I attended USC Marshall School of Business where I earned an MBA.

I started out life as a software engineer designing and developing web-based applications running the gamut from eCommerce, shopping carts, threaded discussion software, mailing list systems, content publishing tools, grant applications, and consumer web sites.

From a technology perspective I have extensive expertise in live video streaming, content ingestion and transcoding pipelines (live, VOD, audio), content aggregation (web crawlers, metadata), location and proximity technology (beacons, wifi positioning), social networking (Facebook applications, mobile applications, viral distribution), localization and multilingual software (designing, deploying, managing), mobile (iOS and Android applications, text messaging, premium SMS billing), and real-time communication (instant messaging, SMS).

More About Ben Ziskind

You can find out more about my career on my LinkedIn profile.

Feel free to contact me about opportunities in product management and software usability.