KIT digital Appoints Mark Christie as Chief Technology Officer
Jul 25, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --KIT digital, Inc. (
Mr. Christie has over fifteen years of experience in engineering and technology roles, with expertise designing IP video platforms and managed services for network operator and telecom companies. His appointment as Chief Technology Officer is in line with KIT digital's sharpened focus on software solutions for tier-one clients.
Mr. Christie cofounded the IP video solution provider ioko, which KIT digital acquired in 2011. In addition to leading ioko's management team and overseeing its client accounts, business development, and operational support organization, Christie built the managed service business to support tier-one customers including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T. Mr. Christie holds a Master's degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York.
"Mark is a proven innovator and technology pioneer, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our clients as the global transformation to IP video consumption accelerates," said Barak Bar-Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of KIT digital. "His experience and vision will enable him to lead our global technology initiatives, including the continued evolution and execution of our product and technology roadmap, focused on our software solutions for tier-one clients around the world."
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Christie is responsible for the company's product innovation and strategy, product management, client solutions and deployments, and global managed services. He will continue to consolidate the company's technology centers around the world to realize greater efficiencies, with a particular focus on leveraging resources in Prague and Milan to further develop the Cosmos video platform.
Alex Blum, KIT digital's Global Chief Operating Officer, has stepped down from his position and is currently acting as an advisor to the company during his transition. The company thanks Mr. Blum for his service and contributions during his tenure and particularly for his management of KIT digital's product integration and development program, leading to the introduction of the Cosmos video platform and the Connected Device Framework.
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