Phil Wiser is an industry leading technology and digital media executive. Wiser was a key pioneer in the creation of the online digital music industry and the over-the-top TV market as a technologist and entrepreneur. With 18 patents issued and more pending from these efforts, he broke new ground across the areas of IP based content delivery, machine recommendation systems, video delivery over the Internet and cybersecurity. In recent years, Wiser has led the technology and product development transformation at Hearst Corporation, positioning them to take advantage of major market shifts from utility computing to artificial intelligence. He created the digital businesses at Sony Music, including forging the groundbreaking deal to launch iTunes. He is an angel investor, advisor and board member with multiple emerging and established digital media and technology companies.
Wiser lives at the intersection of technology and consumer experience; creating valuable experiences for consumers and exciting business opportunities as a result. As a technologist, he identifies emerging trends that will ultimately impact consumers. As an entrepreneur and executive he turns these opportunities into action through the creation of uniquely disruptive businesses, whether in the context of a startup or a Fortune 500 company.