The FierceVideo editorial team is proud to present its inaugural Emerging Leaders Awards, recognizing the brightest young professionals rising up the ranks of the streaming video and pay TV industry. Throughout the months of June and July we’ll be featuring these profiles with each of our finalists. We will announce the winners during our upcoming OTT Blitz Week of virtual panels happening during the last week in July.
Robin Sho Moser/eyecandylab:
Robin Sho Moser and his team have worked for the past three years with customers including Viacom’s Nickelodeon, NBCUniversal and others to enhance their linear broadcasts with interactive elements to increase retention and user engagement. Most recently, the company launched an augmented reality-enabled home shopping channel in South Korea. Viewers are able to purchase products in a transaction with a one-click commerce solution.
Besides defining the product roadmap, Sho Moser is responsible for fundraising activities for eyecandylab and has raised $1.5 million in seed money from LG Technology Ventures, Comcast and other Silicon Valley-based investors.
What his colleagues are saying:
“Understanding market trends on a micro and macro level and adopting to those trends to participate and influence this development is what Robin has proven by setting the focus on a transformative market.” - Patrick Guerra, member of the executive committee of eyecandylab
Streaming Industry Q&A:
What streaming services do you subscribe to?
Netflix (since 2017) and I will subscribe to Disney+ on the SVOD side. On the AVOD side of things, I am excited to see Peacock launching soon!
What are your favorite shows you’re watching in 2020?
My favorite this year so far is the third season of "Ozark." An absolute surprise to me was "Tiger King." That absolutely hooked me.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
My highlight so far was to work for the past three years with an amazing team that is as creative and focused as I can only have wished for. In addition to our pioneering work in augmented reality (AR), which resulted in a “Short Award” for Nickelodeon’s “Screens Up” app, being recognized as a transformative company in that field was certainly a highlight.
What’s next for you in terms of new challenges in streaming TV?
I believe that the entire streaming industry will have exciting times ahead. Not just the increase in consumed hours due to the current crisis but also the emerging competitors are going to heat up the competition and propel innovation in this space. We are prepared to being part of this acceleration and getting ready to help those who are ready to disrupt the market with innovative products to enable viewer engagement and measurable results.