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Marc Finer

Communication Research Inc.

Marc Finer is the Founder & Director of Communication Research Inc. (CRI), a consulting group that provides strategic marketing support for emerging digital products, content and services. Prior to establishing CRI, Finer served as Product Communications Director for Sony Corporation, where he coordinated the marketing and promotional efforts behind the introduction of the Compact Disc in the U.S.  He was also involved in the launch of other popular digital platforms, including DVD, HD Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, HDTV, Blu-ray Disc and most recently 4K Ultra HD and Hi-Res Audio. Additionally Finer is one of the founders of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, an industry funded non-profit corporation which advocates and promotes the benefits new forms of consumer entertainment.  Most recently, he served as the group's Senior Director and was responsible DEG's new technology initiatives. Finer has also worked closely with a number of other trade organizations, including the Blu-ray Disc Association;  the Consumer Technology Association, the Custom Electronics Designers & Installers Association; The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing; the Recording Industry Association of America;   and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.