Panos Panay

The Recording Academy

United States of America

About Panos
Panos is the President of The Recording Academy, presenter of the GRAMMY Awards; and serves as honorary fellow at MIT Connection Science at the MIT Media Lab. Prior to his current role he served as the Senior Vice President for Global Strategy & Innovation at Berklee College of Music.
A serial entrepreneur, Panos is the founder of Sonicbids; the founder of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship; and co-founder of the Open Music Initiative.

His first book “Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation” (co-authored with IDEO partner Michael Hendrix) was selected by The Financial Times as a business book of the month in April 2021 and featured in Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast.

About The Recording Academy
An American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals, The Recording Academy is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognize achievements in the music industry of songs and music which are popular worldwide. The Recording Academy is a founding partner of the Grammy Museum, a non-profit organization whose stated mission is preserving and educating about music history and significance.