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Alan Cannistraro

Rheo TV

Alan Cannistraro is the founder and CEO of social video platform Rheo. Cannistraro has spent his career as a creative and innovative product engineer and designer focused on how we experience and control media. He founded Rheo as a future-looking viewing experience for the swipe generation to easily watch, discover and share the best videos anywhere, with an ambient interface that embodies the future of TV.

After more than a decade at Apple creating many of the company’s first iOS media apps, including architecting and engineering Remote, iBooks and iTunes U, Cannistraro went on to lead Facebook’s Creative Labs app team, where he built the widely lauded AutoPlay Video and developed News Feed features, including “Year in Review”.

Cannistraro is a computer engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo. He taught the world how to create iOS apps through a class he developed for Stanford, which generated tens of millions of views online. Cannistraro is passionate about video and is obsessed with new ways to interact with media and technology in a meaningful way.

A lifelong tinkerer and inventor, Cannistraro invented a glove that makes the DJ’ing experience more expressive, and the creator of numerous interactive experiences that use physical movement to control music, video and lighting. He is a lover of everything related to interactive art.

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Rheo is your source for news, information, laughter and inspiration. The more you watch, the smarter Rheo gets at giving you just the great videos you want, nothing more. Our goal is to make your world a little smarter, more positive, and more fun… one video at a time.