Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Washington-area research and consulting firm specializing in converging media, telecommunications and information services. Arlen has worked on applications such as electronic commerce and transactions services, including product and business development for digital media, digital TV, broadband and interactive systems. His current work heavily involves interactive marketing and advertising and their relationship to consumer technology. He is also a partner in the Alwyn Group LLC, a competitive services consultancy. For more than 25 years, Gary has conducted extensive research on business development and customer acceptance of new telecom/media technologies.
Gary was a founder and director of the group later known as the Internet Alliance, which later became part of the Direct Marketing Association. He is a director of NTN Communications (Amex: NTN) and on the board of advisors of several interactive media/technology ventures. He has guest-lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, New York University, UCLA, the University of Southern California, American University and countless media, marketing and technology industry events.