“Print is dead!” – Egon Spangler (Ghostbusters, 1984)
Caputo jumped full-time into digital video and technology with a pre-IPO stock buyout from NOW Entertainment. Helped three other entrepreneurs build their technology companies as a liaison between the visionary and the financial board of directors, wrote business plans for start-ups that generated up to $2.7M in venture capital, co-wrote an encryption patent and wrote articles published by the Chicago Tribune, Techrepublic.com, ZDNet.com, StickyMinds.com, EMileHigh.com, ICV2.com, ePrairie.com and more.
The new millennium spirited writing “Visual Storytelling: The Art and Technique” (Watson-Guptill/Random House), a cross-pollination of film, animation, interactive games and comic books. The book was a compilation of many interviews in each industry along with an introduction by Harlan Ellison and special section by Jim Steranko. In addition to this ground-breaking book, Caputo worked with Jim Banister, the General Manager of Time-Warner Online on the book “Word of Mouse: The New Age of Networked Media” (Agate), and later “Build Your Own Server” (McGraw-Hill/Osbourne).
In 2005, Caputo joined the IBM team that designed and implemented a new cutting-edge homeland security system for the City of Chicago, CTA, CPS, Navy Pier, and NYPD Counter-Terrorism Bureau, which later influenced his best selling book “Digital Video Surveillance and Security.”
Caputo joined the IBM Solution Design Center of Excellence (SDCoE) in 2010 and was thanks to the success of “Digital Video Surveillance and Security, was asked to be the Keynote Speaker at the CCTV World 2011 Conference in Sydney Australia, and later trained forty people from thirteen different countries on the complexity of digital video system architecture.
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann requested a new second edition of the best-seller “Digital Video Surveillance and Security” which was released in 2014.
Anthony C. Caputo has been a senior technical consultant since 1998, with over a dozen years of hands-on digital video security experience, and over twenty years of IP networking and digital video experience. He currently works as a Solution Architect and system engineer on many global complex smart cities, smart spaces and video intelligence projects for Hitachi Vantara.
Caputo joined the Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence, and the Hitachi Global Advisory Team focused on numerous machine vision projects for Disney, Universal Studios and AT&T.