Warren G.Warren G., Executive Director of Ecropolis

Warren found his immediate passion for creating websites in 1995, the frontier days of the Internet. As a young and successful photographer, embracing the new digital age of photography made moving into Internet technology a natural progression. In late 1996, Warren went to work for a Gardy McGrath International (GMG), at that time, GMG was the largest production house in the Washington area. At GMG, a  true passion was born for Internet video technology. Within a few short months, Warren helped transform a cutting edge department of GMG into an entrepreneurial venture, TV onthe WEB (later to be venture-backed by Ampex corporation). The new company was one of the first firms in existence to offer professional live video streaming services, professional encoding and video hosting. In 2000, Warren helped to found TVWorldwide.com (venture backed by PSINet), another video streaming firm with a mission to provide narrowcast channels for companies and organizations looking for new ways to connect with their audience. Warren spearheaded innovative work in the area of creating media driven social networks before “social network” terminology made it to the lexicon. Warren also innovated in the area of section 508 compliance to make online video more accessible to the visually impaired web audience. During his time at TVWorldwide, Warren oversaw innovative projects to build web-based systems to support the mission of TVWorldwide. Some of these systems included, presentation software that works in tandem with streaming video to display collateral materials, content management systems for video and other web content, ecommerce systems for webcast event registration and he also built a unique media shopping cart to facilitate the delivery of protected online digital content. Warren prototyped a system for transcribing video and indexing transcriptions for a video search engine. Warren also built an early video ad server using SMIL to inject ads on intervals into a video stream. By 2004, Warren had been involved in well over 100 successful webcasts, from the backend to the front, and in just about every field imaginable.

Warren founded Ecropolis in 2005, a web design firm that has been primarily focused on building video portal applications for corporate and entrepreneurial clients. For several years Ecropolis has provided media services and all backend web support for an International executive education firm based in Washington. Warren has had the unique opportunity to produce live webcasts and other interactive video products with some of today’s most distinguished thought leaders, including: Jim Collins, Seth Godin (sitting in his living room wearing crazy colorful socks and petting his dog), Pat Lencioni, Victoria Medvec, Keith Ferrazzi, Robert Cialdini and more. Warren designed and created his own functional webcasting platform that allows for moderated chat with speakers, the synchronized display of presentational materials, and registration and ecommerce systems. Warren also designed and created a unique e-Learning platform that has been appreciated by hundred of busy executives, worldwide. Warren recently supported the backend web requirements for Normandy International the promoter of the 2009 Bermuda Music Festival, which also included live video streamed interviews with Quincy Jones, Erykah Badu, and John Legend, as well as a few select performances live from the venue on Bermuda.

Warren is also a co-founder and the technologist behind Internet Portal Solutions, creators of Dentalportal.com.

Warren resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, just outside of Washington D.C., along with his wife, Andrea and their four children.