Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland, research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging and sometimes conflicting worlds of media, telecommunications, technology and interactive content.
For nearly 30 years, Gary has accurately analyzed the emergence of new media, forecasting the evolution of customer-controlled video and data services. Gary has published future-looking periodicals and consults for clients seeking strategic and business guidance to enter these new markets. He is known for his insights into the development of applications, especially interactive services for Internet, two-way TV and other emerging systems. Among his specialties is what he calls "inter-species" breeding to integrate different types of applications on new hybrid platforms. Gary’s outlooks are commentaries are published in industry journals, and his viewpoints are widely sought in the business and consumer press