Amy Jo Smith

President and CEO
The Digital Entertainment Group

Amy Jo Smith serves as President and CEO of the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the leading trade group for the home entertainment industry. DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries.

A former White House communications advisor, Smith since 1997 has led the industry-funded group’s efforts to enhance and promote home entertainment during its wholesale evolution from videocassettes to DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and today’s digital age. Under Smith’s leadership the DEG is credited with helping to make DVD the fastest growing consumer electronics product in industry history. Currently, DEG works to promote recent digital initiatives such as Direct-to-Consumer, and 4K Ultra HD.

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