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Richard Berger

MovieLabs
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Berger is CEO of MovieLabs, a technology JV of the major motion pictures studios. Rich brings over 20 years of experience in digital innovation, with more than a decade leading new media and technology efforts at Sony Pictures Entertainment, most recently as SVP of Worldwide Digital Strategy & Advanced Platforms, where he built a reputation for innovation, particularly around emerging digital platforms and formats such as UltraViolet and UHD (4K HDR).

Other roles Rich held at Sony include SVP New Media & Technology where he was responsible for establishing digital policy across all Sony Pictures digital distribution businesses. He also was one of original founders of UltraViolet and helped launch the DECE consortium.

Rich has also worked in the Sony Digital Entertainment department and the office of the CTO at Sony Corporation of America, responsible for digital media strategy and anti-piracy efforts. In addition, he has worked in Sony’s Interactive Services Group and Sony Music Entertainment’s New Media Department where he developed Sony Music’s first Enhanced CDs.

Before joining Sony, Rich worked in the Interactive Multimedia Practice at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) and at Bell Communications Research as a Member of the Technical Staff. He has a Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of the Arts and a BA in Computer Science from Rutgers College.