September 09, 2015 13:00 ET

Banjo Appoints Victor Hernandez to Director of Media Innovation

Veteran Digital Journalism Strategist Joins Banjo to Advance Technology for Media

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Banjo, a live digital capture of everything happening in the world, today announced the appointment of Victor Hernandez as Director of Media Innovation. In his new role, Hernandez will be instrumental in enhancing the customer experience for Banjo's media partners who use the platform to power real-time news reporting.

Banjo's patented "crystal ball" technology monitors, organizes and presents the world's public data streams to help individuals and organizations make faster, better decisions. For media, Banjo's technology gives journalists instant access to breaking news content, helping them report unfolding events in real time, uncover insights for investigative stories and connect with on-the-ground sources. As Director of Media Innovation, Hernandez will oversee all aspects of Banjo's digital journalism strategy as it pertains to media industry partnerships. Additionally, Hernandez will spearhead collaboration with education systems, integrating Banjo into journalism schools and curriculum across the country.

"Victor's unique background is at the intersection of media and technology. His strong track record of developing and implementing successful digital media strategies at one of the most well-known news outlets will be imperative to the continued success of Banjo's partnerships with innovative media organizations." said Banjo Chief Marketing Officer, Stacey Epstein. "Victor will undoubtedly provide a new level of domain expertise to help Banjo better serve our media customers."

Hernandez comes to Banjo with 12+ years of experience in digital journalism strategy and new media technologies. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where he explores the integration of wearable technology into news workflows and storytelling. Hernandez was also previously an Editorial Systems Program Manager for Turner Broadcasting System and CNN, where he led the vision and strategy around emerging technologies. Prior to this innovative role, he led CNN's global news editorial operations as Director of News Coverage from the company's headquarters.

"I've always been drawn to keen startups that champion trial and error, capable of efficiently moving from concept to implementation. Banjo will present new challenges for me, but also the opportunity to help grow an innovative and forward-thinking startup," Hernandez said. As Director of Media Innovation, I'm excited about new opportunities to grow Banjo's reach and influence across the new media journalism landscape, and collaborate with our media partners to push new boundaries for social discovery, content workflow and engaging with audiences."

About Banjo
Banjo captures, understands and organizes the world's digital signals to deliver instant insights into what's happening anywhere in the world at any time. Organizations using Banjo's global "crystal ball" have access to an unprecedented level of data, helping them make faster, smarter decisions. Founded in 2011 by CEO Damien Patton, Banjo is an award-winning, fast growth company described by Inc. Magazine as "The God's Eye View." Visit