Blockchain’s SingularDTV Adds Three New Executives: Archna Desai Named COO

Job Appointments | December 7, 2017 By:

Switzerland-based blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV has added Shreesh Tiwari (Chief Strategic Officer), Archna Desai (Chief Operating Officer), and Oliver Mahrdt (SVP of Marketing) to its team.

A former partner at IBM, Shreesh Tiwari led IBM’s efforts to establish cognitive computing consulting and was focused on emerging blockchain technology. He also serves as an Adjunct professor & Advisory Board Member at Rutgers University, teaching cognitive and artificial science, and advising the university on the application of emerging technologies.

“Shreesh brings both a large corporate and uniquely innovative perspective on blockchain to SingularDTV,” said Arie Levy-Cohen, S-DTV Co-Founder and CFO. “As we are creating art on the blockchain and managing the business surrounding that art, Shreesh ensures execution at the highest level on the intersection of strategy, operations and technology”

Archna Desai joins the SingularDTV team with 15-plus years of global business experience across a variety of industries, notably at global market leaders Sterling Talent Solutions (a Goldman Sachs Portfolio Company), Estée Lauder Companies, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Archna’s multi-disciplinary expertise and business savvy is a perfect addition to the SingularDTV team,” said Kim Jackson, SingularDTV Co-Founder and the company’s President of Entertainment. “As we near our launch, it is imperative we have an executive who can find solutions for all our business, technological, and creative needs. Archna couldn’t have joined at a better moment.”

Oliver Mahrdt comes with deep knowledge of the film industry, having been the North-American representative of German Films – the German government state agency promoting its films internationally – for over seventeen years, since 2001. He took over ownership of the Hanns Wolters International agency in 2000 after having started to work with the legendary Marlene Dietrich impresario Wolters in 1996.

SingularDTV is an EnTech (entertainment technology) company using blockchain technology to create tokenized entertainment economies that empowers both content creators and consumers.  Built on Ethereum, these applications provide filmmakers and artists the tools to capitalize on its proprietary blockchain-based technology in order to fund, distribute and market their content, in a peer-to-peer ecosystem, eliminating traditional funding obstacles and distribution intermediaries.