More From Dealerscope's 40 Under 40May 28, 2010 By Dealerscope Staff
Here's the second Web installment of Dealerscope's annual 40 Under 40 report of the CE industry's rising stars. Each year, our readers nominate their most impressive young employees as a way of highlighting the intelligence, acumen, drive, experience and fresh ideas they bring to an industry that needs those qualities now more than ever.
For the full report, please see our upcoming June issue. Over the next few weeks, we'll continue to release some of the names and outtakes from our interviews with these young stars.
Anthony Antolino, 38
Senior Vice President, DMC Worldwide
Co-Creator Copia Social Media and Content Delivery Platform
Education: Pace University Lubin School of Business
Awards: Gartner coveted '2010 Cool Vendor' list cites Copia as one of three transformative Media Companies
Why: Anthony Antolino has made many significant contributions to the consumer electronics industry for an extended period of time, including the development of Cocoon Innovations; creation and introduction of COPIA, a new social media and content delivery platform; and his key leadership role at DMC Worldwide, a consumer electronics industry leader for more than four decades. Throughout his career, Antolino has followed a critical philosophical approach to his strategic thinkingprovide tangible and compelling solutions to overcome inherent challenges.
Greatest Business Achievement: "My most pivotal business achievement has been the creation of a social commerce business and revenue model that has the ability to transcend market sectors. The first commercial deployment of the model is the Copia social media and content delivery platform. Going forward, look for the model to enter the entertainment and sports marketing space."
Best Lesson Learned from the Recession: "Consumers demand more value and innovation during a recession when discretionary spending is limited. In this environment, the competitive landscape becomes more fierce as companies are fighting for less shelf space. At the end of the day though, a down market presents incredible opportunities."
The best lesson learned from the recession is: "Listen to what the marketplace is saying and respond with strategic, creative and relevant solutions."
Most Important Business Advice Ever Received: "Simply listen; solutions big and small are discovered through listening."
Dave Bell, 27
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, PlayPhone
Awards: Bell has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Fortune Magazine and on CNNfn
Why: Bell founded Chasma, one of the first mobile game publishers in North America, and worked with Qualcomm to launch the BREW platform. Chasma was responsible for launching two of the first five applications on Verizon Wireless's Get it Now service, as well as pioneering mobile multi-player games, including the first true multi-player gaming experience on mobile phones with Slingo, in 2005.