Joe Winograd, Verance
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Joe Winograd is the Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Verance Corporation and has directed the company’s development of watermark-based rights management solutions since 1995. Dr. Winograd led Verance‚Äôs successful efforts to become the industry standard watermark for distribution and protection of music, film, and television, leading to its deployment in more than 100 million entertainment and consumer electronics products. He also serves as the company’s representative to the content security industry standards bodies and consortia, including AACS, DVD CCA, HANA,4C Entity, and SDMI and has spoken at numerous conferences and tradeshows, including CES, NAB, Digital Hollywood, Kagan Summit, AES and IEEE.
Prior to joining Verance, Dr. Winograd was engaged in research and development in the areas of digital signal processing and technical computing and he co-authored expansion packs for Matlab from The Mathworks and Mathematica from Wolfram Research. Dr. Winograd holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.