Ann Greenberg is an inventor, entrepreneur and champion of co-creative products. She has founded successful companies that bridge entertainment and technology, and is currently developing Sceneplay, an automatic content creation platform that enables users to act, sing, or dance together online through intelligent recording and dynamic editing.
Greenberg founded the Hollywood Cybersalon to bring together thought leaders from the entertainment and technology industries along with Los Angeles-based investors in an informal party atmosphere to foster dialog and connections.
Greenberg serves as advisor to select companies including TourWrist, the market-leader of virtual tours, winner of DEMO 2012 and Best-in-Show, MacWorld 2012.
In 1998, Greenberg co-founded Gracenote, the world leader in metadata and content recognition services. Gracenote's technology is based on Greenberg’s patents and is used in more than a billion devices throughout the online media, consumer electronics and automotive sectors including iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, Neilson Media Sync, Ford, and BMW. Starting as one of the earliest crowd-sourced projects, the company has grown to over 350 million users worldwide and answering several billion queries per month. Sony Corporation acquired Gracenote for $260+M in 2008.
In 1992, Greenberg co-founded ION to create the studio of the future where a new type of artwork, "Democratic Cinema", would flourish. ION designed, built and published products that embraced non-linear and interactive forms. A joint venture with Bertelsmann, ION invented early interactive cinema systems and the Enhanced CD. ION worked with Sony, Philips, Warner Brothers, Universal, MCA, Disney, Apple, Microsoft, RIAA, Macromedia, David Bowie, Brian Eno, The Residents, Todd Rundgren, Primus, and many others.
Prior to ION, Greenberg headed marketing for the Academy Award winning Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation whose 80 films include both box office and critical successes.