/// Alex Simon
Alex has been working in new media and entertainment for over 10 years, as an attorney, producer and more recently as a media strategist and business developer for the National Hockey League. Alex joined the NHL’s media legal department 4 years ago, where he worked on a wide range of media and technology projects, including TV, video, radio, Internet and new media distribution. For the past 2 years, Alex’s role has focused on digital media strategy and business development.
Alex developed the NHL’s approach to connected devices and is currently overseeing the launch of NHL GameCenter applications across a dozen network-enabled hardware and software platforms. These initiatives are a key part of a cross-platform content syndication program that features a broad network of new media and consumer electronics partners such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Hulu, Roku, Boxee, Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic. Alex’s approach to syndication combines custom programming, advertising, direct commerce and social media, as a way of maximizing brand exposure, audience growth and scale.
Alex also sits on the boards of Shetler Studios (a theater and multi-media company in NYC) and Community~Word Project (an NY non-profit that trains teacher-artists and runs in-school arts residencies in under-served communities).