Chief Executive Officer
Witnessing the rapid rise of broadband and the subsequent shift of consumer attention to online media, Hilmi Ozguc co-founded Maven Networks in 2002 with a plan to deliver the best broadband video user experiences on Internet-connected TVs, PCs and portable devices.
- In 2003 Maven was the first platform to deploy DVD-quality cable programming in the form of broadband video channel for National Geographic Channel
- In 2004 Maven was the first platform to deliver HD films over the internet for Atom Films
- In 2005 Maven was the first to support large-scale, commercial audio & video podcasting for Premier Radio
- And today in 2006 - Maven is first and only to support streaming and download experience within a single, unified player and publishing environment
Maven Media System, now in it's third generation, is a proven technology link between video programming and building a loyal, revenue generating broadband video channel audience.
Prior to founding Maven Networks, Hilmi spent more than 20 years as a software entrepreneur and executive, most recently as co-founder and CEO of Narrative Communications, the pioneer of rich media Internet advertising technologies. In less than four years, he took Narrative from a streaming media startup with $13 million in venture financing (Greylock, Accel Partners, and Carlyle Ventures) to a $100 million acquisition by @Home Network in 1999. Under his leadership, Narrative captured 70% market share, grew its revenue 800% annually, and gave rise to today's multibillion dollar rich media advertising market. Prior to Narrative, Hilmi held a variety of senior management roles during a seven year career at Lotus Development Corp. where he was responsible for product management and marketing of Lotus' SmartSuite products and helped establish the company's market leadership in spreadsheet products in Japan and other parts of Asia. Prior to joining Lotus, Hilmi was a software architect and development manager for electronic design automation systems at Mitsubishi Semiconductor's R&D Labs in Japan.
Hilmi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Boston University and is a frequent evangelist of broadband video at: Digital Hollywood, AD:Tech, Jupiter Forums, Internet World and other prestigious industry events.