Strategic Technology Institute (STI)
Blake White is Founder of the Strategic Technology Institute (STI), a network of independent consultants focused on corporate strategies enabled by technology and a virtual ‘think tank’ that investigates the business and public policy issues raised by engineering innovation. He has served both Silicon Valley and Hollywood communities over an extensive career, including as a Consulting Partner at Cognizant, Director of Digital Transformation at PwC, VP/GM at Ascent Media Consulting Services, Director of Product & Industry Marketing at SGI’s Silicon Studio, Director of Corporate Development at Apple, product management positions at HP, and VP of three startups. He began his career in IT at Procter & Gamble. Blake is an international thought leader, author, industry speaker, trusted advisor, and engineering ethicist — having led projects and business development efforts in the US, Mexico, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea; plus speaking engagements for the National Technical Association (NTA), the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), Broadcast South Africa, and the Cannes Film Festival. Blake is the author of The Technology Assessment Process: A Strategic Framework for Managing Innovation, and articles in several industry publications including: SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Broadcast Engineering magazine, MESA M&E Journal, Journal of Digital Media Management, as well as PwC and Cognizant company-sponsored white papers. He holds a BS in Engineering from North Carolina State University, MBA from Xavier University, and an MLA from Stanford University.