Paul Kontonis is a 20 year digital media veteran with an industry leading expertise in original digital video programming development, production, cross-platform video distribution and monetization. Paul currently serves as the Head of Marketing at Collective Digital Studio, a multi-platform digital entertainment company. In 2014, Paul was appointed as the Executive Director of the Global Online Video Association (GOVA), an industry trade group representing the interests of the multi-channel networks and video platforms in the digital content ecosystem. As Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television, Paul breathed life into the industry defining IAWTV Awards in a partnership with largest conference worldwide, CES. As the Vice President, Group Director, Brand Content for The Third Act, at Digitas, Paul helped establish the Digital Content NewFronts as the premier marketplace for connecting brands with original digital content opportunities and has executive produced dozens of web series including successful branded entertainment for Global 100 brands and media companies.