Erik Schwartz

Head of Platform
The Alliance of American Football

Erik Schwartz is head of platform for the Alliance where he leads the team building the live video streaming infrastructure, video technology, and game platforms. Most recently he led the BitTorrent Live group where he led a high performing team of engineers that built an end to end live video streaming system on a totally custom peer to peer technology stack.

Erik was the first head of entertainment products at Yahoo! Where he led the team that built the initial versions Yahoo! Games, Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! TV, and Yahoo's first streaming media products. More recently he worked on TV/media/technology startups including Synchronize.TV, Situational Statistics, Foneshow, and SongStats. Erik started his career at ICTV building one of the first digital VOD systems to run on top of an MSO.