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Honeycutt joins Blackbird

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Honeycutt joins Blackbird

John Honeycutt will join the Board of the cloud video editing platform developer Blackbird on 24 June 2020 as a Non-Executive Director. He is an expert in cloud services, supply chain logistics and cyber security with significant international experience in the media industry. Previous employers include Google, Discovery, FOX Cable Networks and Liberty Media.

Honeycutt was SVP Broadcast Operations at Fox from 1995 until to 2003 before holding roles as Chief Media Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer as well as Chief Technology Officer at Discovery from 2003 to 2019. He then joined Google as Vice President of Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment and Gaming, where he developed Google Cloud’s initial product development and go-to-market strategies across those sectors globally.

Honeycutt has now established The Sandy Valley Group, an independent advisory firm focused on the technology, transformation and growth strategies media and entertainment companies must implement in order to thrive over the next decade. John is also an Adjunct Professor and guest lecturer at American University in Washington, DC and was a founding member of American’s Kogod Business School Cyber Security Governance Council. 

He won Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award in 2010 and Broadcasting and Cable’s Digital All-Star Award in 2015 and graduated from Fitchburg State University in 1992.

John Honeycutt said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Blackbird team at such a critical time in the global content production industry. Flexibility, speed, collaboration and now distance are all key requirements in editing products. Blackbird’s remarkable technology is unique and transformative in all of these areas. I’m very excited to be joining Blackbird’s first-class team and can’t wait to help the company achieve its ambitious growth objectives.”

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