[Panelist] Matt Laszuk (Iris) (US)
Prior to founding IRIS in 2003, Matt Laszuk gained hands-on experience in the music industry as a label manager and sound engineer. For the past 13 years, Matt has been evangelizing techno and experimental electronic music from New England to San Francisco as both a DJ and event promoter. Matt also brings with him experience in software engineering and project management for companies such as Charles Schwab, Netscape Communications, and Hewlett Packard. It is this background that enabled Matt to see the emerging need for independent record labels to have a presence among the major labels in the digital distribution market.