- Allen Broome appointed as MediaKind’s new CTO
- Bringing two decades of media and technology experience
- “Utilise his vast experience to further advance our innovative portfolio,” says MediaKind CEO
Former Comcast executive Allen Broome has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer at MediaKind.
Broome joins MediaKind’s leadership team in a newly formed role as CTO, bringing 20 years of media and technology experience as well as specialist software expertise.
Broome previously held the position of vice president of cloud engineering at Comcast Cable.
Broome said: “Over the past year I have seen how MediaKind has developed and I am excited to be joining the highly talented team as we consolidate the company’s pioneering heritage and unique position in leading the future of global media technology.
“I am driven by the opportunity to help MediaKind’s customers define the future of the entertainment industry by creating and delivering faster, smarter and more efficient media experiences for everyone, everywhere.”
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Up until the appointment, the role was split across a few people including the head of portfolio, senior vice president of strategy and the chief operating officer.
As CTO, Broome will play a fundamental role in fostering dynamic industry collaboration, with a goal to further enhance all aspects of video delivery and user experience.
The company announced the key strategic areas which will focus on guiding MediaKind’s teams in the industrialisation of broadcast-quality OTT streaming, building and operating cloud-native systems at scale to shorten deployment timelines and improve TCO.
Broome will report directly to MediaKind chief executive Angel Ruiz and work closely alongside chief strategy and corporate development officer, Mark Russell and other key members of the company’s leadership team.
Ruiz said: “We are delighted to welcome Allen to MediaKind. This year he has provided strategic consultancy to our team, and now as full-time CTO he will be able to utilise his vast experience to further advance our innovative portfolio of products and services.
“Having previously worked inside one of the industry’s leading Cable MSOs, Allen has a deep understanding of the main challenges that operators face as they strive to create compelling and competitive consumer video offerings.
“I look forward to seeing that experience contribute to deepening relationships between MediaKind and our customers as we forge close collaborations to ensure mutual success.”