Panos A. Panay
Panos A. Panay B.M. ‘94, vice president for innovation and strategy, leads strategic initiatives at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE). For BerkleeICE, he spearheaded the founding of the Open Music Initiative, which brings together over 250 leading music, media, and technology industry organizations, and academic institutions to create an open protocol for uniform identification of rights owners across the music industry.
Prior to Berklee, Panay was founder and CEO of Sonicbids, where he created the leading online platform for matching bands with music promoters, resulting in over 1 million new artist shows around the globe over a 13-year span. Earlier in his career, he was an international talent agent for artists such as Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.
His awards include Fast Company's Fast 50, Inc Magazine's Inc 500, and Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and he's a Mass Hi-Tech All Star. He was named one of the Boston Globe’s Game Changers in 2017 and is a frequent speaker at global events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos, South by Southwest, Web Summit, and countless others.