Neil Gruninger is the Co-Founder, President, and CPO of Kidoodle.TV, a safe SVOD service for children, which he co-created from the ground up. Neil is also a proud graduate of DevStudios (Diploma 2002) and of the University of Lethbridge (BFA 2006), where he majored in the country's first New Media degree program while minoring in computer science.
Over the past decade, Neil has focused on web development, online user experience, and e-marketing. Previously, he worked as Interactive Creative Director at Worldplay Communications Inc. where he managed the deployment and delivery of streaming video to multiple devices, the integration of billing and DRM (PPV / SVOD business rules), and the development of front‐end user experiences for iPhone, iPad, Android (phone and tablets), STB, PC and Mac.
As President and CPO, he is keenly passionate about creating better digital experiences for young people. He believes that is passion stemmed from becoming an uncle at 16-years-old and growing up with grandparents who were both elementary school teachers. Neil has concluded that safe streaming comes from involving both the parents and kids in a conversation about what is appropriate in the home. The parental presence, as well as the ability to control the experience through monitoring systems and time limitations, have allowed Kidoodle.TV to make a significant impact in 140 countries around the world.