Florian Brody is an internationally acclaimed digital media specialist with more than twenty years experience in electronic publishing in Europe and the U.S.
Florian is the Director of Marketing at GenieTown a start-up based in Palo Alto, CA developing the first online marketplace for local services. He was Sr. Director Marketing Communications at YouSendIt, Inc., a Mountain View, CA and Director of Marketing at A9.com, an Amazon.com company, and before, Director Business Development and Marketing at Red Herring. In 1999 he co-founded AlcheMeInc. in San Francisco and served as its CEO.
Florian has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking media solutions and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies, including Kodak, Apple and Accenture. Florian co-invented Voyager’s Expanded Books, the first electronic books to be read on a laptop, in 1991. He worked as a strategic consultant in new media for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and was an advisor for the Multimedia Task Force of the European Commission DG III.
Florian studied Computer Science and Linguistics at the University of Vienna and worked as researcher in computer linguistics and film theory. He was a member of the Graduate Faculty of Art Center College of Design and held the multimedia chair at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. He frequently keynotes at events and is published in the field of digital media and electronic publishing.