Nick Gold began his professional career media technology as an employee of systems integrator and consultancy Chesapeake Systems, where he held roles as Chief Revenue Officer and most recently Lead Technologist over a fifteen year period. During this time he developed an expertise in data storage, workflow automation, and information management (MAM) systems. He was actively involved with designing technology solutions for customers in media & entertainment, government, corporations, political campaigns, NGOs and non-profits. He is a SMPTE member and has presented on topics such as OTT, media asset management, and workflow automation to various SMPTE sections and at events such as the Washington DC Section’s Bits By the Bay conference. He is an active member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, and serves as the Conference Chair for AMIA’s annual New York City-based Digital Asset Symposium. He is a published author on Service-Oriented Architecture and contemporary microservices-based approaches to system design in the Henry Stewart Journal of Digital Media Management, and serves as a member of the publication’s editorial board. Gold has moderated panels on a variety of technical subjects for the Sports Video Group, including high-performance data storage systems, archival technologies, MAM, and machine learning. In April of 2019 Gold joined the team at Boston-based startup CATALOG, which is commercially developing DNA-based data storage and biocomputing technologies. CATALOG is radically pushing ahead of other efforts in this area, which have for the most part been limited to the research lab environment. As CATALOG’s VP of Marketing, Gold is thrilled to be able to couple his passions for science fiction and information technology by supporting the firm’s truly innovative technology efforts, and helping guide these toward ideal commercial applications.