John Luther

SVP of Technology
JW Player

Picture of John LutherAt JW Player, John's mission is to ensure that we keep our customers on the leading edge of video technology through product innovation, industry leadership and involvement in web standards. He has worked in digital video for more than 12 years and is a recognized online media industry expert and featured speaker at Google I/O, YouTube Developers Live, Streaming Media West, OTTtv World Summit, Open Video Conference, FOMS and others. As VP of Product Management at On2 Technologies, John oversaw the company's VPx video compression technologies and Flix Cloud transcoding service. After Google acquired On2 in 2010, John managed HTML5 video technologies in the Google Chrome web browser and led the WebM open video project. He is most proud of his work standardizing media APIs for the open web platform (Media Source, Encrypted Media, WebVTT) because it allows the web to be accessible to everyone.

John holds a BA in English from Penn State University.

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