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Brian Mahony

OTT Executive Community
Brian Mahony is the CEO of Trender Research Inc. and President of the OTT Executive Community, where he leads a 50,000+ member executive-level community engaging in research, consulting, events, webinars, white papers, and expert witness services.  Brian has over 25 years of experience leading strategy, product management, business development, sales and marketing teams. Over the years, he has launched over 20 technology-based products or services, several of which have received “product of the year” awards by various media. Brian's experience spans streaming/OTT video, social media, telecom/mobile, robotics, location-based services, and consumer electronics. Brian has contributed to the successful exit of three companies in his career: the IPO of IPTV middleware provider Espial (on the Toronto Stock Exchange) where he was Vice President of Marketing, and the acquisitions of both Netcentrex (by Comverse) and Unisphere Networks (by Siemens and Juniper Networks) where he was Vice President of Marketing and Director of Strategy and Business Development, respectively.
Brian was named “The Decade's Top 100 Voices of IP Communications” by Internet Telephony and a finalist for "Best Marketing by a Private Company"​ by Light Reading. His web site projects have earned Webby Award and Summit Award honors, and he is an expert in Salesforce.com, social media, and SEO/SEM. He has been quoted in various media including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Gizmodo, Light Reading, Telephony, and Telecommunications, and as a guest panelist for Digital Trends’ “Beyond the News” podcasts. Brian has also presented at major industry events including IBC, Digital Hollywood, CONNECTIONS, IPTV World Forum, Internet Telephony, TelcoTV, FTTH Expo, VON, and SUPERCOMM.
Brian holds an MBA in marketing and business strategy from UNC-Chapel Hill, a BA in Philosophy from the Boston College Honors Program, and is Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) by APICS.