Cass Sapir, Founder & CEO of Thumbs Up, presents as part of Startup Alley, which aims to look inside Boston's thriving innovation district."
Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland, research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging and sometimes conflicting worlds of media, telecommunications and interactive program content.
For nearly 20 years, Gary has accurately analyzed the emergence of new media, forecasting the evolution of customer-controlled video and data services. Gary has published future-looking periodicals and consults for clients seeking strategic and business guidance to enter these new markets and is known for his insights into the development of applications, especially interactive content for Internet, two-way TV and other emerging systems.
Among his specialties is what he calls "inter-species" breeding to integrate different types of services on new hybrid platforms. Gary's outlooks are published in industry journals, and his commentary is widely sought in the business and consumer press.
Founder of Thumbs Up. Producer for NOVA (PBS). Emmy nominee. Founder and Director, Tour for the Cure. President, Senior Class at Brown.