Head of Video Product Management Verizon Media Platform
Darren Lepke is Head of Video Product Management for Verizon Digital Media Services, where he leads teams responsible for encoding, storage, session management, playback, video experiences, monetization and service assurance.
The VDMS platform delivers TV Everywhere and OTT experiences for the world’s largest broadcasters and publishers, including ESPN, Fox, Discovery, Disney, Vice, Scripps, TV Azteca, Hulu, Vudu and more. Lepke has also held roles in demand generation, product marketing and product management in his six years at VDMS.
Over his 15 years working in online video software and systems, Lepke has been working at the intersection of HD codec development, connected device experiences and streaming video formats.
He holds several patents related to adaptive bitrate streaming and second screen metadata. He speaks frequently at events and conferences around the globe, focusing on his passion for the transition from traditional broadcasting to OTT delivery, personalization of digital content and driving profitable business models for OTT service providers.