Velocix Taps Telecoms Veteran David Sharpley as CEO

Velocix announces a new CEO:

Velocix, the market’s leading provider of content delivery, origin and storage, and stream personalization software, today announced it has appointed telecommunications veteran David Sharpley as its Chief Executive Officer.  Sharpley is tasked with accelerating the company’s growth and continuing to expand its customer base around the globe.  Sharpley joins Velocix most recently as CEO of Incognito Software Systems, Inc. with previous executive experience at Amdocs, Bridgewater Systems and Oracle.  Velocix and Incognito are both portfolio companies operating within Volaris Group’s Communications and Media practice.

“Velocix is a strategic pillar acquisition for Volaris and we are committed to growing the business aggressively,” said David Nyland, Portfolio Leader and President of Volaris Communications and Media. “David is the ideal leader for Velocix given his extensive market relationships, industry credibility and stellar track record of operational execution.”

“Velocix has a marquee list of customers where we deliver incredible value and an exceptional set of video products,” said David Sharpley, CEO of Velocix. “With IP and mobile video viewership on the rise, all the right ingredients are here for a great success story and I am extremely proud to be part of the Velocix team.”

About Velocix

Velocix is the world’s leading provider of content delivery, origin and storage, and stream personalization software and we are Making Video Personal, on every connected screen.  Our technology is used to engage, entertain, and inform millions of people around the globe, every single day.  We help consumers connect with the content they love by building products that are more responsive to personal viewing preferences, making every video experience more rewarding. We work closely with our customers, including telecommunications, cable, and online video service providers, to help them navigate a rapidly changing video market, so they can lead the transformation, compete more effectively, and grow their businesses.

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Velocix Highlights Programmatic Video Advertising, Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming, and Hybrid-Cloud at IBC 2019

Velocix announces IBC 2019 trade show preview:

Velocix, the world’s leading provider of content delivery, origin and storage, and stream personalisation software, today announced it will highlight programmatic video advertising, ultra-low latency live streaming, and hybrid-cloud video architectures at IBC 2019 (13 – 17 September 2019, stand 5.C28).

“At the IBC show this year, Velocix will be discussing how service providers can maximise the value they generate from every video stream, by better monetising viewership, delivering a higher quality consumer experience, and building a more efficient video network,” said Jim Brickmeier, CMO at Velocix. “With our latest technology, we are helping our customers boost the business case for video by optimising the performance of the end-to-end content delivery network.”

Highlighted Topics:

    • Programmatic Video Advertising

Velocix’s CDN and stream personalisation platform interfaces with online ad exchanges to enable the programmatic selling and placement of ads into individual video streams.  Service providers can target specific audience profiles more precisely, enabling 50% higher ad revenues to be generated from the same ad avail inventory.

    • Ultra-Low Latency

The company’s ultra-low latency (ULL) video technology reduces the delay associated with delivering live adaptive bit rate (ABR) content to broadcast TV levels or better, ensuring the best quality of experience for live sporting events and news programming.

    • Hybrid-Cloud Video Architectures

Velocix’s new content delivery network architectures lower scale-out costs by using cloud-hosted resources to support temporary traffic spikes associated with live events.  Hybrid-cloud designs improve efficiency, accelerate time-to-market, and provide flexibility by presenting an alternative to dedicated infrastructure.

Velocix’s carrier-grade content delivery solutions are designed for live, on-demand, time-shifted video and cloud DVR applications, enabling operators to scale-out premium multi-screen video applications with confidence.

 

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About Velocix

Velocix is the world’s leading provider of content delivery, origin and storage, and stream personalisation software and we are Making Video Personal, on every connected screen.  Our technology is used to engage, entertain, and inform millions of people around the globe, every single day.  We help consumers connect with the content they love by building products that are more responsive to personal viewing preferences, making every video experience more rewarding. We work closely with our customers, including telecommunications, cable, and online video service providers, to help them navigate a rapidly changing video market, so they can lead the transformation, compete more effectively, and grow their businesses.

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Velocix Positions for Growth with New Executive Hires

Velocix, the market’s leading provider of content delivery solutions, today announced that it has expanded its executive leadership team with new hires to manage its finance group and American sales activities.  Paul Cross has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at Velocix, heading up the company’s global finance organization.  Matt James was recently hired to lead all sales and customers activities for Velocix in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Paul Cross, CFO at Velocix said: “I am thrilled to be joining Velocix at such an exciting time. I look forward to working closely with Velocix employees, customers, and partners to continue strengthening our business and extending our leadership in the market.”

Paul has held senior level finance positions with Unit4, A10 Networks, Hewlett Packard, and 3Com and has a wealth of industry and finance experience in strategic outlook, business development, and financial operations.  Paul studied Business Management at the University of South Bank, London and is based in the UK.

Matt James, VP Sales, Americas at Velocix said: “Velocix has a very unique value proposition in the market, with a class-leading product set, strong customer references, and key partnerships that provide a great foundation for growth.  I look forward to connecting with new and existing customers throughout the region to discuss how Velocix can help accelerate their multi-screen video strategies.”

Matt has more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the telecoms and cable industry, including executive positions at Alcatel-Lucent, TiVo and Espial.  Matt is based out of Washington, D.C. and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Volaris Completes Purchase of Nokia’s Video Product Business

Volaris Group (“Volaris”) today announced the successful completion of the purchase of the majority of Nokia’s IP Video business. This acquisition was originally announced September 13, 2018.

Nokia will remain a minority shareholder in the new pure play streaming technology company, Velocix, operating as an independent business within Volaris Group’s Communications & Media portfolio. Financial details of the sale are not being disclosed.

About Volaris Group
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow – whether that growth comes through organic measures such as new initiatives and product development, day-to-day business, or through complementary acquisitions. Learn more at Volaris Group.