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ABOUT US

VIDL is a Transformational News Technology Platform Utilizing AI Technology and Blockchain to Detect, Collect and Report Accurate Global News & Events in Real-Time.

 

For the first time in history, no room will be left for the human error and biased opinions that proliferate existing major news outlets. Relying on the integration of advanced Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology, the nonpartisan next-generation news service will create a new paradigm to rely solely on fully automated analytics to track and verify accurate breaking news monitored from data feeds, social media and trusted journalism sources before distributing it via push notifications. "Fake News and partisan reporting, coupled with inaccurate soundbytes, litter our daily press,” explains VIDL CEO and Co-Founder Greg D’Alba. “VIDL News will bring back breaking independent and accurate news and deep investigative reporting guided by the quest for truth and a fourth estate by the people and for the people.” The unique use of proprietary machine and deep learning to authenticate the accuracy of breaking news will secure the verified portrayal and distribution of events for years to come, connecting news networks to a global network of investigative journalists and civilian reporters while incentivizing them to create accurate and unique content. VIDL will also enable the creation of original content with select media partners. 

“Blockchain technology gives us the power to operate freely and catalog events on a secure distributed network where history cannot be altered or manipulated and preserved for all time,” adds D’Alba. Globalive Technology Partners, a new company co-founded by Anthony Lacavera focused on developing software and hardware technology stacks to commercialize machine intelligence and blockchain technology, will provide VIDL with the software required to apply Blockchain to its news solution. “Blockchain and artificial intelligence have been topical buzz words in the media, but few companies have been able to harness the potential in real world applications” said Anthony Lacavera, CEO of Globalive Technology Partners. “This is about using technology to democratize access to accurate information and informs global decision making, policy and public sentiment.” 

 
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“VIDL News will bring back breaking independent and accurate news and deep investigative reporting guided by the quest for truth and a fourth estate by the people and for the people.”

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OUR LEADERSHIP

 
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GREG D’ALBA CEO and Co-Founder

Greg was named the President of Global Partnerships following the merger of WME/IMG in 2014. He was responsible for global management, strategy and development of client services including consulting, strategy & activation, creative services, experiential marketing, strategic planning & valuation, talent ventures, sponsorship & naming rights, and shopper marketing. Greg created a holistic approach to leverage the WME/IMG assets worldwide. Prior to his joining WME/IMG, Greg served as President & Chief Operating Officer of CNN for Turner Broadcasting Inc. He was responsible for all the cable news products and Turner’s digital ad revenue. He directed the marketing for the CNN portfolio of news networks and businesses including brand management of CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN Airport Network, and CNN.com. Under Greg’s leadership CNN developed a fully integrated, multi-dimensional innovation marketing solutions program across the CNN platform.

 
 
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CHARLES THEISS COO and Co-Founder

Charles served as Senior Vice President of CNN advertising sales and was promoted to manage CNN’s digital advertising sales, business development and operations. He was an original member of the CNN Interactive team and launched the wireless platform “CNN Everywhere”. Charles held senior leadership positions with major media organizations including Terra Lycos, Looksmart, and FX, managing their business development and advertising sales teams. As an executive advisor he relaunched the CBS Television Station’s digital platform, developed innovative strategies & revenue models for Fox Interactive Media, managed the sale of The Sports Network, rebranded the MavTV cable network, and was a member of the V-Me launch team.

 
 
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ANTHONY LACAVERA Co-Founder

Anthony Lacavera founded Globalive in 1998 and serves as Chairman. Anthony also founded and was CEO of WIND Mobile, which he sold for USD$1.3 billion after it grew to become Canada’s fourth largest wireless carrier. A serial entrepreneur, he started his first business out of university with a small business loan from the Royal Bank of Canada. Anthony is also the founder of Globalive Technology Partners, an investment company focused on commercializing machine intelligence and blockchain technology where he serves as Chairman and CEO. As a venture capitalist, Anthony has a significant stake in dozens of startups in Canada as well as the United States. As a mentor and investor, he is heavily involved in accelerators and incubators, including MaRS, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), NEXT Canada and the DMZ at Ryerson University. Anthony has done business in more than thirty countries, ranging from producing plays on Broadway to raising almost CAD$2 billion in private capital. He is a regular television commentator and speaker on artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship and the telecommunications industry. He was educated at the University of Toronto.

 

POWERED BY OUR PARTNER

 
 
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Globalive Technology Partners, a new company co-founded by Anthony Lacavera focused on developing software and hardware technology stacks to commercialize machine intelligence and blockchain technology, will provide VIDL with the software required to apply Blockchain to our news solution. 

 
 
 
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