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ROBERTO FISHER is a digital media and social media, and enterprise product development veteran known for his deep expertise in and passion about technology, and what it means to our collective future. He is a results-oriented leader who delivers best-of-breed products and services. Roberto is also a highly collaborative, creative and energized product guy with a detailed grasp of the business, technological and societal fundamentals required for executing innovative product offerings. He has more than two decades of experience across digital domains, supporting premium subscription, ad-supported, and shrink-wrap business models, as well as professional products and services industries.

Roberto has long been a recognized leader in digital media and social media, and had worked at Myspace Music, Yahoo! Music and LAUNCH Media where he had driven product strategy, managed key product and technology initiatives and partnerships, and had successfully grown numerous offerings to be number one in their categories. In addition to growing Myspace Music to the number two consumer Internet destination, Roberto also played a central role in the successful growth of Yahoo!’s music business from 2001 through to 2008 to be the web’s number one consumer music destination, and to be the leading provider worldwide of Music Videos and Internet Radio. During his time at LAUNCH Media prior to its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001, Roberto served as both VP of Technology and Operations and also VP of Production and Operations for the innovative website. More recently Roberto was Chief Creative Officer and VP of Product at M-GO, an innovative eCommerce startup offering digitally distributed movies and TV shows. M-GO is a joint venture of Dreamworks Animation and Technicolor.

Before working in Internet music and video, Roberto worked on Internet, information, application and automation products and services for Citicorp, CB Richard Ellis and Oracle Corporation. At Citicorp, Roberto spearheaded global retail investment product management, and also participated as a member of Citicorp’s central data and messaging architecture team. At CB Richard Ellis, Roberto worked on a global IT plan for converging numerous, diverse business related to real estate into an integrated system for customer relationship management. Over the nearly 7 years he worked at Oracle, Roberto held various product, marketing, and technology roles in Oracle’s Global Operations, in Product and Product Line Division, and in the Applications Division. During his time at Oracle, Roberto championed some of the earliest effective efforts to apply database technologies to managing and retrieving documents and rich media with associated metadata, to the use the technology for knowledge management and improved organizational productivity, and use in conjunction with the delivery of content to various client types (including to PC, Internet, email, fax, and mobile clients). Roberto led product on one of the earliest builds of a database application to store and retrieve rich media documents, which would now be known as a CMS application. He was also a principal contributor to the launch of and led the build out out some of the first Internet hosted and database driven B2B services.

Education: Roberto graduated with Honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Values, Technology, Science and Society.