Robert Binning is an active cryptocurrency, blockchain, and distributed systems enthusiast. Robert was introduced to blockchain technology through mining Bitcoin back in 2012 and then Litecoin in 2013. In 2014 while experimenting with the 21Bitcoin distributed computing ecosystem, Robert created a text-based digital marketplace that accepted fractions of bitcoins for the viewership of pet photos. It was through this experimentation that the fundamentals behind StreamSpace were born. Since founding StreamSpace in 2016, Robert has been traveling the world speaking on the future impact that blockchain technology and distributed computing systems will have on the film industry. Robert attended the University of Texas and is an active member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
James Baggett is a competitive executive with a background in business development, sales, operations, and capital deployment in the fields of real estate and digital assets. His fascination of leading-edge technology led him to the blockchain ecosystem in 2015, when he began experimenting with Ethereum and realized the impact that distributed systems and blockchain would have on certain industries. With a passion for emerging technology, security, and all things indie, James co-founded StreamSpace. James is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete from the University of Portland.
Hari Murugesan specializes in designing and writing system level software. Hari began programming at the age of twelve and worked in India and UK for five years as a software developer before moving to the US. He received his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Missouri (Rolla). He was introduced to Bitcoin as an efficient method of transferring money from India to the US. Hari is passionate about security, cryptography, and machine learning. In his free time, Hari is a water sports enthusiast and takes advantage of Austin’s live music scene.
Jose Tormo joined StreamSpace in 2017, bringing 30 years of business strategy and product marketing expertise with Fortune 500 technology leaders including Motorola, Hewlett Packard, and AMD. Jose received his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and MBA from Stanford University. He is an avid motorcyclist and leads the South Austin Ukulele Jam, a loose collective of musicians.
Lionel is a software engineering pioneer and a thought leader in video streaming and mobile multimedia technologies. Before founding the mobile multimedia consulting company, Ficana, Lionel was the Director of Mobile Streaming at Netflix where he oversaw all of Netflix’s mobile streaming efforts across iOS, Android, and Windows. Previously, Lionel was the System Engineering Director at Texas Instruments and Manager of Software Engineering at RealNetworks. Lionel led the “MPEG-4 Systems” research project involving the development of multimedia applications integrating audio, video and graphics (MPEG, VRML), streaming over the Internet. Lionel participated extensively in the ISO/MPEG-4 standardization committee via contributions in the definition of the system layers. Lionel joined StreamSpace as an Advisor in 2018.
Ka Wai Ho is a seasoned executive with experience in entertainment media, venture capital, and strategy consulting. He is currently the business manager for Sony Crackle Originals studio, where he is responsible for the success of the content from the initial green-lighting to securing distribution and effectively launching/marketing the content as well as working with the business intelligence/data analytics team to ensure continued success. Previously, Ka Wai was an Executive Director for Lionsgate Entertainment, where he helped to oversee one of the Production and Distribution subsidiaries, reporting to the COO of TV. Ka Wai assisted financing numerous film and TV projects such as Two Guns starring Mark Walberg and Denzel Washington, the Chinese/Canadian co-production Outcast starring Nicholas Cage and Hayden Christensen, and the television series True Justice starring Steven Segal. Ka Wai is a graduate of the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Michael M. Robin is an award-winning Producer and Director who has worked on such high-profile series as "NYPD Blue”, "Nip/Tuck”, TNT's "The Closer", "Rizzoli & Isles", "Major Crimes" and “Dallas". He has earned Producing Emmys® for "NYPD Blue" and "L.A. Law" as well as three Golden Globes® for “Nip/Tuck”, "NYPD Blue” and "L.A. Law”. Robin began his career as a production assistant on the hit series "L.A. Law", where he worked his way up to Producer in the fourth season and later received an Emmy for his work on the series. He then segued to "Cop Rock" as a Producer, where he made his Directorial debut. He added a second producing Emmy and Directing nomination for his work on "NYPD Blue". Robin spent 11 years working for Steven Bochco before branching out on his own on the ABC TV show "C-16". Following "C-16", he began the Shephard/Robin Co. with Greer Shephard until 2017. Robin currently is in an Overall Development Deal with WBTV.