digdia helps companies find growth opportunities, create winning strategies and business plans for companies in the digital entertainment value chain. Services include strategic consulting and market analysis with a balanced business & technical perspective.
Strategic consulting services are further described on the Services page, and market reports can be found on the Reports page. Presentations can also be given to groups or conferences that seek a strategic view of the market, technology and companies.
Gary Sasaki - President
Gary has been involved in the digital consumer electronics industry, plus various parts of its value chain for over fourteen years. Areas have included digital imaging/video, digital media, digital displays, digital cinema, digital cable, home integration, audio/video networking, telematics, and handheld products.
Gary formed DIGDIA in 2004, and is focused on helping companies find and analyze growth opportunities in markets empowered by digital media. Customers include Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, Siemens, Intel, HP, Canon, Pioneer, Bosch, Bain & Co. and other companies. Gary has spoken at Digital Hollywood, CABA, CableNEXT, Home Entertainment Show, Strategy Institute, Pepperdine University, Santa Clara University, IBDNetwork, SDForum and other events.
Prior to forming DIGDIA, Gary had 30 years experience with Hewlett Packard, including 10 years in HP Labs as a Strategic Business Development manager responsible for finding and helping to initiate new billion dollar businesses in the digital consumer electronics value chain space. HP Labs offered a rich mix of cutting edge technology and a central point to work with any HP business division or outside company.
Before HP Labs, Gary was an HP division R&D Manager leading over 100 professionals working on three separate product lines, each #1 in their market worldwide. Other positions include Product Marketing and Project Management.
He received his BSEE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley; attended the Brookings Institution, and had other coursework in Stanford and HP. Gary is
a past chairman and current officer of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter, and member of SCTE, SMPTE, Digital Cinema Society and a
former CEDIA instructor.