KIT digital has appointed Mark Christie as the company’s chief technology officer.
Christie has 15 years experience across a number of engineering and technology roles and has expertise designing IP video platforms and managed services for network operator and telecom companies. He was the cofounder of IP video solution provider ioko, which KIT digital acquired in 2011.
“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.”
Christie built the managed service business to support tier-one customers including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T.
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.