John Ward, Friend MTS

John Ward,
Executive Vice President, Americas,
Friend MTS

As Executive Vice President, Americas, John is responsible for creating and managing both the sales and operations across North and South America for Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services. With a deep background in broadcast media, John previously served as Chief Technology Officer of iNDEMAND, a U.S. cable consortium owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox, where he was responsible for the distribution of premium VOD & PPV entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators. Prior, John held senior positions with Deluxe Creative Services, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment and DIRECTV, where he managed broadcast operations and production for the original content and sports businesses. He is based in Santa Rosa, California.