Jamyn Edis is vice president, Emerging Technology R&D, for Home Box Office, responsible for creating technology and business strategies around emerging digital and consumer trends. This includes assessing the impact of new content creation tools and distribution methods and consumption devices such as those in the areas of online video, social media, 3D, interactive TV, augmented reality, sports technology, mobile applications, next-generation content, gaming, digital advertising and search. In addition, Edis is responsible for prototype product development, including the launch of HBO Sports’ PunchZone and PunchForce technologies on the HBO network and web. He was named to this position in 2007.
Prior to HBO, Edis worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture’s Media & Entertainment Practice in London and New York from 1998 to 2007. His engagements focused on the media, digital convergence and communications space, and spanned the music, videogames, television, publishing, sports, internet, social networking, cable, telematics, consumer electronics, and fixed and wireless telecoms sectors. Clients included Fox/MySpace, Time Warner Cable, Sprint, Rogers Media, British Telecom, EMI, Warner Music, PlayStation and Sony corporate.