Summary of expertise:
Sam brings extensive management experience and video processing expertise to the Elemental team as chief executive officer. In a few short years, Sam has grown Elemental into the leading provider of GPU-accelerated video processing solutions, building innovative products used by leading video content providers. Prior to co-founding Elemental in 2006, Sam specified and architected next-generation products as an IC design manager for Pixelworks. Prior to joining Pixelworks in 2000, Sam held engineering positions at Silicon Graphics and Intel Corporation. Due to a growing reputation for deep industry knowledge, Sam has been tapped for presentations and contributions to leading trade and news organizations.
Blog/Web site: www.elementaltechnologies.com/blog
Blackman was the Oregon League of Conservation Voters Volunteer of the Year in 2005 and a Regional Qualifier for the non-partisan White House Fellows Program in 2006. While hes not as active as before Elemental and his two toddlers, Sam is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player.
Prior media experience:
As CEO and co-founder of Elemental, Blackman has extensive experience briefing and correspondence with reporters.
Blackman has recently presented at several industry leading conferences, including at the University of Illinois "Need for Speed" seminar series, CableLabs Innovation Showcase, consecutive GPU Technology Conferences, and NewTeeVee Live and he has contributed articles to the Fortune Brainstorm blog and StreamingMedia.com.
Sam holds an M.B.A from University of Oregon, an M.S.E.E. from University of California at Berkeley and a B.S.E.E. from Brown University in Providence, RI.
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