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Rick Ducey

Managing Director

Rick Ducey is the managing director for BIA/Kelsey, supervising our corporate strategy, research, consulting practices and our Continuous Advisory Service programs. Bringing over 30 years of management experience and expertise to this role, Ducey is an expert in digital media innovations, competitive strategies, new product development and new business models, including digital ecosystem collaboration strategies.

Ducey is a sought-out expert for his coverage and analysis of how disruptive technologies; emerging competition; shifting consumer demographics and media usage trends are driving changes in the media ecosystem and what C-level executives must do to be successful. As a media strategist and technologist, Ducey has consulted with major media and Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, Dell, Time Warner, NBCU/Comcast, Gannett and Yahoo.

Ducey also serves as the program director for BIA/Kelsey’s Video Local Media advisory service, which focuses on the business and technology strategies in local video networks, devices and content market segments. A frequent speaker on the transforming media ecosystem, he assists clients with their business planning and revenue models, strategic research, market assessment, and designing and implementing strategies for leveraging video media assets and inventory in local markets.

Prior to joining BIA/Kelsey in 2000, Ducey was senior vice president of NAB's Research and Information Group. In this position, he was in charge of the association's new technology assessment, audience and policy research, strategic planning and information systems, including all Internet operations. He also managed the development of publications and seminars.

Ducey was recognized in academia as the 2011 Shapiro Fellow at George Washington University, where he teaches entrepreneurship in new media. He has also designed and taught innovative courses while on the faculties of Michigan State University, George Mason University, George Washington University and the University of Maryland. He has published over sixty referred scholarly and industry articles and papers and serves on editorial boards of leading academic journals in the telecommunications and media fields.

Ducey received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, M.S. from Syracuse University and B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 9