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Michael Porter

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development


With 15+ years at the forefront of the digital media space, I’m the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development at Telescope (a Bally’s Interactive Company), the leading provider of audience engagement technology and services, ranging from interactive TV to social media activations to live streaming.

I lead strategic partnerships, head our account management, sales, marketing and design teams, while directly overseeing our biggest client relationships. We work with major clients in media & entertainment, sports, film, and news verticals like NBA, ESPN, NBC Sports, Amazon, NBC, FOX, ABC, Disney, CBS, Netflix, Warner Bros Pictures, Sony Pictures, Paramount, and CNN. I focus on finding creative solutions to technological problems to push innovation both externally with clients and internally as well.

A technophile at heart, I’ve cultivated key relationships at product engineering and partnership teams with leading social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitch. My knowledge of the digital and social technology space allows me to work across all the stakeholders from our partners to our lead clients to our internal product teams, in order to help drive Telescope’s product strategy to match market demand.

Before Telescope, worked at startups Gold Pocket and Motricity helping broadcasters navigate early mobile and digital technology to power second screen experiences.

I’m a New Jersey native, die-hard Philly sports fan, outdoors enthusiast & huge National Park nerd, and a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where I majored in Communication (after starting out with a long detour in engineering).

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