Daren Benzi
VP, Business Development, Plastic Logic, Inc.


Daren Benzi serves as Vice President of Business Development for Plastic Logic. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and alliances with industry-leading media, telecom and publishing companies for Plastic Logic’s innovative e-reader product.

Daren previously served as Vice President of Sales Development and Strategy for DIRECTV, Inc., where he developed strategic sales partnerships with
major broadband providers and other entities. Daren also led several of the company’s joint venture initiatives targeting unique forms of distribution and special markets.

Prior to joining DIRECTV, Daren held a number of sales, operational and business development roles at News Corporation and The Walt Disney Corporation. As Senior Vice President of News Digital Ventures, his main focus was to identify new market and investment opportunities in the digital media industry. Previously, Daren served as Vice President of News Corporation’s News Digital Media division, where he led business development efforts and negotiated content and distribution agreements with broadband, wireless and content companies.

Daren also held sales and affiliate development positions at ABC Television, and served as Director of Operations for American Sky Broadcasting, News Corporation’s initial entry into the U.S. DBS market.

Daren has over 15 years of experience in the media industry. He began his career as an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission, where he focused on cable and telecom policy issues.


Daren Benzi (Plastic Logic, Inc. ), Anusha Nirmalananthan (Plastic Logic, Inc. )
Plastic Logic will demo its new eReader, the first electronic device specifically made for a better digital reading experience for newspapers, magazines, books and work documents. Based on Plastic Logic’s revolutionary plastic electronics technology, it features a stunning new form factor that is about the size, thickness and weight of a pad of paper.
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  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

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