Sherpa Digital Media Opens New York Studio and Launches “Digital Media Influencers x Innovators” Event Series

New Event Series to be Held on East and West Coasts at Sherpa Digital Media’s Studios and will Showcase Thought Leaders in the Online Video Industry

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 3, 2014 — Today Sherpa Digital Media is officially opening the doors of its New York Studio and this week will kick-off its new live streamed panel presentation and networking event series, entitled “Digital Influencers x Innovators” (DMX) at Sherpa Digital Media’s state-of-the-art video production studios.

The first New York City event will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST. A panel of experts will discuss the future of video delivery, mobile video platforms and live streaming technology trends, followed by cocktails and conversation.

Panelists include:

  • Ian O'Brien, Executive Director, Multimedia Services, JPMorgan Chase
  • Mike Covino, Director, Credit Suisse
  • Darren Hodgdon, COO, United Healthcare Community Plan (United Health Group)
  • Adam Cricchio, Vice President of Creative and UX,
  • Antonette Alonso, Director Enterprise Video Services Infrastructure, North Shore–LIJ
  • And Ben Chodor, co-CEO of Sherpa Digital Media as moderator

Media Partner VideoNuze, the industry's leading online publication for online and mobile video analysis and news curation, will be streaming the panel live on the VideoNuze website (, so that anyone can listen in to this exciting discussion.

Ben Chodor, Sherpa Digital Media co-CEO, K.C. Watson, co-CEO and co-founder of Sherpa Digital Media and Mark Strathdee, CTO and co-founder of Sherpa Digital Media, will host the events.

“We’re excited to welcome such a notable group of thought leaders to the Sherpa Digital Media studio and have them help advance the conversation around digital media technology trends,” said Ben Chodor, co-CEO of Sherpa Digital Media. “We look forward to this Thursday’s conversation and future events at our studios.”

For more details or to inquire about attending this invite-only event, please contact:

Tune into the live stream on March 6th at

In December 2013, Sherpa Digital Media announced that it secured new funding and plans to grow its team in San Francisco and New York, supporting its international expansion and growing client roster. Since that date, the company has expanded its headcount in the US and has announced plans to open a new London satellite studio in Q2 of 2014.

About Sherpa Digital Media

Sherpa Digital Media sits at the intersection of infrastructure, data security, and media analytics. The company was founded in July, 2011 by enterprise media solution veterans K.C. Watson and Mark Strathdee to help global companies navigate and succeed in the complex new world of video-based communications. Since that time, Sherpa has evolved to provide digital media solutions, infrastructure services, and media intelligence tools to global organizations like Apple, Hitachi, JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey, and Stanford School of Medicine. Sherpa is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California, and with offices in New York City. Major investors include Robert Spass, Founder and Managing Partner of New York-based Capital Z Partners, Timothy McCarthy, former president of Charles Schwab & Company, and Ben Chodor, former founder and CEO of Stream57 (sold to Intercall/West in 2009). For more information visit:


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