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Dermot McCormack

A key player in AOL's sale to Verizon, Dermot previously served as AOL's Global President, Video and Studios, where he oversaw the video business for brands ranging from HuffPost to TechCrunch, and developed episodic programming including James Franco's "Making A Scene" and Steve Buscemi's Emmy Award-winning "Park Bench." Prior to his tenure at AOL, McCormack was EVP of Digital Media for Viacom's Music Group. Through an emphasis on organic traffic growth, social media integration, strategic partnerships, and storytelling around music, he helped MTV build a user base of more than 100 million followers, leading MTV to its position as the most visited music site on the Web. Among other innovations, while at Viacom, McCormack created the O Music Awards, a multiple Webby Award honoree, and developed Artist.MTV, a platform for artists to create and manage their online presence. He also launched the MTV Music Meter, an algorithm-based discovery tool that recommended music based on social media traction. Prior to his appointment as president of LiveXLive Dermot co-founded SNKR/Inc., a global youth culture brand. He is a member of the board of directors of Axonista, a leading European OTT player, and the founder of Deviants Capital, a venture capital firm focused on launching and funding premium content brands. A native of Dublin, Ireland, he holds an engineering degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
  • 2022
February 11, 2022 | 11:00am - 11:45am PT