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MLBAM: The Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of!

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MLBAM powers more live events on the Internet than any other property in the world. Established in June 2000, MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites. MLBAM also develops, deploys and distributes the highest-grossing sports app, At Bat, as well as manages live video content for dozens of sports, news and entertainment partners. It captures, encodes and distributes thousands of live video events annually and millions of streams consumed daily across hundreds of platforms.

Included: Cracker Jacks and Mini Hot Dogs from FundingPost, Marley Coffee, Hint Essence Water, Wine from Dana and MLB T-Shirts and Ball Game Tickets!!

1. Jeremy Braff, Software Architect

Jeremy Braff is a software architect for MLB Advanced Media. In this role, he has spearheaded the design and creation of a central API of sports data used by both internal teams and external partners. On top of that, he has worked on an analytics engine called StatCast which is used to evaluate the movement of athletes in real time during a game. The engine's output provides fans and professional baseball teams with a novel way to assess a player's abilities and skills that was previously impossible. As both a sports fan and a data nerd, Jeremy's overarching goal is to make sports data easily accessible to all fans.

2. James Boehmer, Director of Search and Personalization

James is responsible for delivering scalable and automated Search & Personalization products for each of MLBAM's sports and entertainment partners. Formerly at The New York Times, he built the company's search, archives, and semantic platforms and won 3 Publisher's awards. There he focused on building distributed systems, machine learning for continuous improvement of search relevance quality, and automation and testing for Continuous Delivery. He brought his publishing industry experience to MLBAM to build the next generation search and analytics engine, personalized recommendations platform, and technical SEO infrastructure.

3. Alex Corrigan, Senior Director iOS and Android Engineering

Alex’s team is responsible for building and maintaining dozens of applications across all iOS and Android platforms. Since joining MLBAM almost 6 years ago as a mobile engineer, he has helped grow the iOS and Android engineering team from a small 7-person group in NY, working on a single app, to almost 70 people across the country, working on dozens of the media industry's top apps. He continues to drive his team along the bleeding edge of technological evolution, with a strong focus on delivering their user's profoundly new, yet incredibly organic experiences, that change the way they consume data both at home, and on the go.

4. Michael Lenner, Senior Director Software Engineering

Michael is responsible for the backend services that power MLBAM’s mobile apps as well as live video streaming across mobile, web, and connected devices. Prior to MLBAM, Michaelworked at Amazon.com in the payments organization and at Lockheed Martin in Washington,DC on proprietary projects. When he’s not looking for good beer, he’s living and dying with his beloved New York Mets.

5. Roger Williams, Senior Vice President, Media Operations

Roger leads the team responsible for the fulfillment of all media on a 24/7 basis. This includes all live and delivered VOD content for all contracted and requested platforms, properties, and partners. Roger has been an employee at MLB Advanced Media for over 10 years. He has a BBA and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. When not delivering media content to the teeming masses, he enjoys consuming media like a regular civilian with a tasty brown whiskey.

Moderator: Kevin Pianko

Partner of WeiserMazars, performs audits of public and private companies and assists them with the financial and operational aspects of their business. Kevin has industry expertise in life sciences, private equity activities, SEC/public companies, tech, manufacturing, professional services, and financial services. He is also a regular on Bloomberg Radio and NBC.

Host: David Carlos, Founder & CTO of Myhomepayge.com

David is the Sexy Technologist, a Tech Geek and Entrepreneur!

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WHEN: May 16, 201 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, 8th Avenue

AGENDA:

6:15 pm to 6:45 pm: Networking: (Mini Hot Dogs & Cracker Jacks thanks to FundingPost, plus Hint Essence Water, Marley Coffee, Snapped.us on-the-spot photos, T-Shirts for everyone and more....)

6:45 to 8:30 : Panel and Group Discussion

8:30 to 10:30 Special Disruptive Happy Hour

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Links to the videos of our last 4 events:

Tech and Women - Its Time for Disruption

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZyjNMU3W2M

The Ten Commandments of Startup Profits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqhFwVXGqG4

Balancing a Cool Idea with Profitability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgFqsE2SeGw&feature=youtu.be

NYC Social Infrastructure & Tech Ecosystem: Are We At An Inflection Point?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbBT9-ZzDJw

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