By Ayub Khan, MMNS
Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thought leader in converging Media and Telecommunications industries, with tremendous track-record of helping leading media, cable and wireless companies to identify and capitalize on opportunities based on emerging platforms and launching initiatives across Digital Music, Broadband TV, Mobile TV, HD Networks, eBooks, etc. Shahid is currently the Chairman and Chief Strategist at MediaMorph, the leading global provider of cross-platform tracking, measurement, licensing and royalties management platforms for media companies with clients such as Warner Brothers, HBO, Sony, etc. Prior to joining MediaMorph, Khan was a Senior Partner at IBB Consulting Group, LLC, a premier boutique consulting firm serving leading Cable, Mobile and Media companies.
At IBB, Khan advised top management at leading clients such as Sony Entertainment, Scholastic, Disney, Hearst, IAC, Showtime, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Comcast on Business and Operational Strategy, Digital Strategy, New Product/Service Development/Launch, Merger Integration, and Business Development. Some of Shahidâ€™s recent engagements include the transformation of Advertising operations for a leading Cable MSO, development of Advanced TV strategy for a group of broadcasters, development of Digital Strategy for a major Hollywood studio, merger integration of on-line businesses for a leading sports TV network, acquisition planning of a TV network, as well as launches of: an on-line news venture, an on-line movie service, a multi-platform TV network, a mobile TV network, an HD TV network, a broadband entertainment portal, an childrenâ€™s eBook service and a mobile communications service. Prior to joining IBB, Shahid was a Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), responsible for leading BearingPointâ€™s Entertainment and Information Services industry practices, serving clients such as Warner Music, Major League Baseball, Thomson-Reuters, Moodyâ€™s and Rodale.
Prior to that, he was a Client Services Partner at IBM Global Services in Communication Industry, serving clients such as Viacom, Bertelsmann, Cablevision and the New York Times. Khan holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from NYUâ€™s Stern School of Business, and is a Fellow at U. Pennâ€™s Wharton School of Business. He has published numerous white-papers, is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences, and is often quoted in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Red Herring, the New York Times, etc.