Innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies and cultivating new media opportunities.

National Association of Broadcasters

PILOT is a coalition of stakeholders dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies. This coalition begins with all members of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Broadcasters work with other PILOT members to drive the research, creation, testing and implementation of new technologies and solutions.


PILOT has also established a new class of membership in NAB for other stakeholders sharing broadcaster’s passion and dedication to innovation. These PILOT members collaborate with broadcasters across the value chain to drive new opportunities in the industry.

About Facebook Journalism Project

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) was created in January 2017 to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry. FJP works to collaboratively develop new products and provide tools and training for journalists through partnerships and programs with news organizations.

Katie Richman, Facebook Media Solutions Program Lead – Facebook

Katie Richman oversees a targeted ecosystem of 3rd-party tools and solutions used by Facebook media partners, with a focus on live video and broadcast solutions. Katie came to Facebook after nearly 10 years at ESPN. She is passionate about interactive video formats and was the director of social broadcast production for X Games. Prior to Facebook, Katie worked in television production for Nickelodeon/TV Land, Oxygen Media, and ESPN.”

Silvana Ordoñez, Local News Partnerships, Facebook

Silvana Ordoñez is part of Facebook’s Local News Partnerships team and is responsible for the platform’s relationships with local publishers in the United States. As part of the Facebook Journalism Project, the Partnerships Team is helping news publishers build meaningful relationships with the communities they serve on Facebook and Instagram through training events, strategic partnerships and collaborative product development opportunities. Before joining Facebook, Silvana spent 5 years at CNBC as a business reporter/producer. She also managed the business network’s partnership with Telemundo’s local affiliates.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

About Lakana

LAKANA is an enterprise-class technology company that provides solutions for media publishers. LAKANA delivers SaaS-ready content management platforms, which seamlessly integrates with a comprehensive suite of products, partners and services that, together, enable media publishers to successfully operate profitable, secure, innovative and engaging businesses. We’re headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., with additional offices and development centers in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Taipei.

About Nielsen

With presence in 106 countries, Nielsen’s mission is to provide clients with the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy. The consumer’s world is changing at an unprecedented speed where media and commerce are colliding. We are focused on innovating to stay ahead of evolving market trends, allowing us to provide our clients with usable, practical and meaningful tools that help them make strategic business decisions every day. Nielsen is uniquely positioned to drive performance management solutions for our clients around the globe.

Scott L. Brown, Senior Vice President – Nielsen

Scott L. Brown serves as senior vice president, Engineering and Strategic Relations for Nielsen . In this role, Scott is a frequent speaker and sought after for insight about impending changes to the media landscape, the impact of new technology, and the path of new advertising models.

Scott works with media strategy and digital platform providers and focuses much of his time on development and establishment of key and formative business relationships with advanced technology and new media companies. Scott’s background is grounded in technology and broad media expertise, the implications for Nielsen measurement, coupled with a deep client following on what is relevant in the media world. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree and resides in Tampa, Florida.

About Verizon Media

Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and media partners to connect. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology, Verizon Media is an incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation in a 5G world.

About Xperi

Xperi Corporation and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, automotive, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging.

Joseph F. D’Angelo, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Radio – Xperi, Inc

Joseph D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Radio, is responsible for global broadcast radio business and product development. As one of the founders of iBiquity Digital, the company behind HD Radio technology, Joe has over 18 years of experience in the radio technology industry.   He has lead commercial licensing, product development and technology innovation efforts during his tenure and currently leads Xperi’s global radio services with a focus on HD Radio, DAB, hybrid and streaming radio services.  He manages resources around the world committed to ensuring broadcast radio has a rich and vibrant offering in today’s digital broadcast and connected world. Joe currently serves on the Steering Board of RadioDNS.