Howie Singer is Senior VP and Chief Strategic Technologist at the Warner Music Group (WMG). He is a leading expert on the implications of technology for the music industry. He is responsible for analyzing new business models and services from a technology perspective that could enhance or threaten WMG’s businesses.
He played a leading role in the transition from physical products to the digital delivery of music. In the 90s, he co-founded a2b music; a pioneering digital music distribution service based on audio and security technologies developed at AT&T Labs.
He began his career at Bell Labs applying Operations Research to inventory control, factory automation, and employee scheduling. Over his 20 year career at AT&T he managed technology teams developing inventory management and employee scheduling software, speakerphones, cellular phones, and videophones and is listed as an inventor on over 20 patents.
Howie received PhD (’79) and MS (’77) degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University and a BS degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook.