Eric Hoffert has more than 25 years of experience developing digital media, mobile and enterprise software products at Apple Inc., Spotify, ATT Bell Labs, JW Player and new ventures. At JW Player, Eric was CTO and EVP of Product, leading video engineering and product development. At Spotify, Eric served as Video Architect for the leading streaming music service. At Apple, he managed Apple Computer's Multimedia Communications Group, where he co-founded the QuickTime software project and led development of the first real-time software video compression algorithm running on the QuickTime multimedia standard. The patented QuickTime technology he developed has been downloaded more than a billion times. Prior to joining Apple, Eric was a research scientist at ATT's Bell Laboratories. Eric has also worked as a digital media consultant for Disney, SONY, Viacom, VICE Media, TiVo, Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, PG and Unilever. He has published multiple papers, lectured widely around the world and holds 25 US patents with 18 additional patents pending.
Eric holds a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University, a B.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.