As SVP/Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Brenner's work focuses on technology business development, industry partnerships, broadcast engineering strategy and the development of new broadcasting and Internet content distribution systems.
Brenner works both within the industry and with pure-play IT development companies. His perspective gained from interaction with automakers, Internet software companies and portable device makers leads him to product developments such as BTC and TagStation™ for radio broadcasters.
Paul is the originator of the data distribution consortium business model and currently serves as president of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, LLC (BTC), a partnership of more than 16 radio companies, throughout the United States and Canada, formed to distribute data via FM-RDS and HD Radio® technology. Paul is also SVP/Chief Technology Officer for Emmis Communications, one of the founding members of the BTC.
Paul joined Emmis from an IT consulting firm, DataShare Corporation, in 1998. He holds a Masters degree in Information Systems as well as degrees in E-Business and Electronic Engineering Technologies. He currently serves on the FCC Communication, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) working group for EAS CAP and is an active member of the NAB's Digital Radio Committee. HD chip developer SiPort also utilizes Paul's industry expertise as a member of their Board of Advisors.