Jim Taylor, DECE
Chief Technology Officer
Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem
Jim Taylor is the author of DVD Demystified and Blu-ray Disc Demystified, the best-selling book series published by McGraw-Hill. Jim is currently Head of Technology and Product Development at DECE, the cross-industry group working on UltraViolet, the electronic equivalent to DVD and Blu-ray. Called a “minor tech legend” by E! Online, Jim created the acclaimed Internet DVD FAQ and the UltraViolet FAQ, speaks and writes about digital video and audio technology, holds several patents, and serves as Chairman of the International Digital Media Alliance. Jim has worked with interactive media for over 30 years, developing computer software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, along with teaching workshops, seminars, and university courses. Jim was previously Chief Technologist and GM of the Advanced Technology division of Sonic Solutions. Prior to joining Sonic in 2001, Jim was DVD Evangelist at Microsoft.