Michael Gabriel

Michael Gabriel is a partner with Fortium Partners, a technology leadership firm focused on finding solutions to complex technology challenges.

He previously was Executive Vice President & CIO for Home Box Office for 14 years, and a founding executive leader of the media and entertainment industry-transforming HBO GO Internet initiative. He was the executive-in-charge from inception through implementation, coordinating and gaining support across all business areas to complement the existing linear HBO product.

Before joining HBO, Gabriel was Vice President and CIO for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Vice President of IT for the EMI-Capitol Music Group NA, and Director of IT for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and Director of Financial Systems at the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

Earlier in his career he worked in consumer products (General Mills and Pepsi Cola), pharmaceuticals (Schering Plough), insurance (Prudential) and was a founder of a retail POS and merchandising system (Fashion Business Systems).

He is an inventor on 6 media and entertainment industry patents, and an advisor on university and industry technology councils and technology start-ups.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Michael Gabriel and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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