Eric John leads IAB’s Video Center of Excellence, a dedicated unit within the IAB whose mission is to simplify the video supply chain, providing best practices and education for brands, agencies, and media companies to drive continued growth through the evolving convergence of television and digital video. Eric drives the center’s efforts in the development of market-making research, industry standards and best practices and buyer/seller terms and conditions. Before joining the IAB, Eric led digital services and strategy at the Alliance for Audited Media and the MPA. Eric also served as global director of publisher marketing at Nokia, managing the company’s world-wide mobile app developer ecosystem. Prior to Nokia, Eric launched and led advertiser brand engagement solutions for Yahoo!, creating advanced, data-driven video, mobile and interactive campaigns for brands such as Pepsi, Loreal and Nikon. Eric began his career in internet advertising at DoubleClick (Google) where he served in business and product development within the DART for Publishers (DFP) and DART for Advertisers (DFA) business units where he launched the industry’s first post-click “Spotlight” measurement tools. Eric is an alumnus of Miami of Ohio (BA) and Indiana University (MA) and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Product Management Program. Read articles by Eric John.