Streaming Media East 2010
The Business & Technology Of Online Video
May 11-12, 2010 - (Preconference Workshops: Monday, May 10)
New York Hilton Midtown • New York, NY
John Zehr
ESPN Mobile

John Zehr is a Vice President with ESPN in the Emerging Media group responsible for defining the ESPN experience on mobile devices and for product development in wireless applications. In addition, he is responsible for archtitecting the data services strategy that enables ESPN to deliver these applications in a robust, real time, mobile environment.

Previously, he served as the Vice President, Engineering for the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) overseeing technology direction and application development for all WDIG supported Web sites, including the popular consumer destinations, and  During his tenure, DIGSTREAM, the underlying progressive download technology behind ESPN Motion, was architected and delivered to the marketplace.
He has also served as Vice President of Technology for playing a key role in helping become the premiere Internet sports property.  Under his direction, has received critical and popular acclaim for their pioneering technical features that deliver the best sports experience online.   It was in this capacity that Zehr was a contributing partner in the development of the patented three play technology.

Zehr joined in 1995 and has served in a variety of positions with the site and its parent company, Starwave Ventures.  Starwave was subsequently purchased by WDIG.

Before joining Starwave, Zehr was a consultant with Andersen Consulting in its Technology Services Group.  He specialized in the telecommunications practice working on a number of projects with major carriers integrating with core telephony systems.

A resident of Connecticut, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Virginia and is a native of New Jersey.

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