Pasadena, California, June 12th, 2019 – Stainless AI, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark Kortekaas, former Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of the Fusion Media Group (FMG) of Univision Communications, Inc. as a board advisor.
“We are thrilled to have Mark join our advisory board, and look forward to his contributions,” said Dan Stieglitz, CEO of Stainless AI, Inc. “Mark has lead the technology divisions for some of media’s largest and most innovative companies. His knowledge about media technology economics and innovation will be a great asset as we continue to build products that evolve how media is produced and consumed using A.I. and machine learning.”
“I’m excited to work with Stainless AI. I’ve seen their automated video metadata solutions in action and I’m intrigued by the potential of their technology to disrupt media production and other industries heavily reliant on live video,” said Mr. Kortekaas.
Mark Kortekaas has played a key role in successfully expanding digital media usage at major media companies throughout his career. In his role at FMG, he was responsible for setting and executing product and technology strategy for all of FMG’s platforms including Univision, Gizmodo, FUSION TV, and The Onion. He was central to transitioning the Gizmodo and Onion brands to G/O Media in April 2019. Mark also launched the BBC’s first iPhone app, as well as CBS’s Emmy award-winning March Madness platform and its live streaming of CBS Evening News. He helped re-launch USA TODAY Sports, including all of its digital Olympics coverage. More recently, he helped a startup develop a next-generation Enterprise Software SaaS platform and was the Global CTO for Elsevier.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kortekaas was Senior Vice President of Technology at Sony Online Entertainment and he also served as a Director of Technology at NBC. Mr. Kortekaas holds a Master of Science from the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. He served as Vice Chairman and Board member of the Mobile Entertainment Forum.
“By drawing on his years of experience as an executive and his thought leadership in the field, Mark will provide unique insights into how our technology can improve media production, distribution and consumption” said Dan Stieglitz.
With the appointment of Mr. Kortekaas, Stainless AI, Inc. begins to build its advisory board, filling it with some of the most forward-thinking and preeminent technologists in the fields of media & entertainment, sports and video streaming.