RadioandMusic
| 22 Feb 2020
Jay Samit, digital innovator and best-selling author, joins C?R Media, Inc.'s Board of Directors

MUMBAI: CÜR Media, Inc. announced that Jay Samit, CEO of SeaChange International, Inc., has been appointed to CÜR Media, Inc.'s Board of Directors. Samit is a dynamic entrepreneur widely respected as one of the world's leading experts on disruption and innovation.

Considered one of nation's most influential digital media innovators, Jay Samit has pioneered advancements in music and video distribution, social media, and e-commerce. He is also the author of the bestselling book ‘Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation,’ which offers clear, concise and empowering information to disrupt your current situation and catapult you to the next level.

Samit is the current CEO of SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global innovator in multi-screen video software and services. Prior to joining SeaChange International in 2014, Samit was president at ooVoo, a social video chat service with more than 100 million users, and served as CEO of SocialVibe, a digital advertising technology company powering engagement for some of the world's top brands. Before that, Samit held senior executive roles with Sony and EMI, where he spearheaded numerous digital media efforts, and at Universal Studios, where he developed the first million-member social network for college students. A serial entrepreneur, Samit helped to innovate some of the first video technology with Intel and Microsoft, as well as launch the first multi-party video communications platform on mobile. An active philanthropist, Samit was appointed to the White House's initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, where he helped gain Internet access for the nation's schools. Samit is an adjunct professor at University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering and teaches a course in building high-tech startups.

"This is an exciting time to join CÜR's Board of Directors," said Samit. "Following the planned launch of CÜR Music, I believe the company will be poised for rapid growth as a social music experience and has the potential to disrupt the entire music industry. I look forward to working with the CÜR team to provide the kind of service fans have clamored for."

"We are excited to partner with Jay and have him join our board of directors," said Tom Brophy, founder and CEO of CÜR Media, Inc. "Jay brings a wealth of experience and is a real innovator in the digital space. I am eager to get Jay's input and I'm confident he will make significant contributions to the team."