Founder of the independent consultancy informitv, William provides thought leadership and advises clients around the world on strategy and implementation around broadband and broadcast convergence, where the internet meets television. His clients range from small start-ups to major multinationals.
Previously, as head of interactive at BBC Broadcast, William operationally managed the successful launch and delivery of landmark interactive services on satellite, terrestrial and cable television across multiple channels and territories and oversaw the exponential growth of the BBC’s online services.
William began his career as a broadcast journalist and has over 25 years of professional experience working in the television, video and digital media. He has a PhD in Communications from the Institute of Communications Studies at Leeds University, where he was one of their first researchers, specializing in ‘video literacy’.
William is internationally recognised as a leading independent analyst and commentator on the television and online video sector. He is a regular judge of international industry awards and competitions, and has been producer, chair and speaker at over a hundred international conferences.
He publishes the informitv Multiscreen Index, tracking trends in television services worldwide. He is also editor of the influential Connected Vision newsletter, which is available as a free subscription from informitv.com.