Bill Rosenblatt

President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies (, a strategy consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies. His areas of expertise include content management, cross-media strategy, rights technologies, and digital business models. He has worked with several major publishers as well as digital media technology vendors and content service providers ranging from early stage startups to Global 500, and he has consulted to or testified before public policy entities in the US and Europe on digital copyright issues.

Bill is the author of books published by O’Reilly Media and John Wiley & Sons. He is a Media & Entertainment columnist for, publishes the blog Copyright and Technology (, and chairs the Copyright and Technology conferences. He is a member of the Book Industry Study Group and the Copyright Society of the USA.

Before founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an Internet content and education company backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. He has been a technology and new media executive at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Company, and he served as manager of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems. He was the architect of Moody’s Investors Service’s digital publishing platform in the pre-Internet early 90s, and he was a designer of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) standard for intellectual property identification.

Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.