Andy Beach works at Microsoft as a Principal SDE with the Communications and Media Team. With more than 20 years of experience, Andy Beach is a respected industry voice in online video and streaming media. Founder and Principal at Techgeist, Inc., Andy consults with companies that touch every part of the Over The Top distribution ecosystem, from encoding and compression to delivery and playback. Andy Beach was the Director of Product Management at Inlet Technologies, and prior to joining Inlet, he served as the Director of Product Development at Magnet Media where he oversaw the creation of Zoom In Online. His expertise in video postproduction, compression, and interactive design has attracted clients worldwide, including: Apple Inc., Adobe Systems, British Design Council, V2 Records, Universal Music and Paramount Pictures, to name a few. Andy has spoken at industry conferences including NAB, Web Video Summit, and WWDC, has been featured in industry magazines, and has taught digital filmmaking and encoding at the School of Visual Arts. Andy was also a lead mentor at the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies at BAVC.