In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Viaccess-Orca’s development teams in France and Israel, with a focus on rolling out next-generation security and engagement solutions for some of the world’s largest operators.
Hardouin has held executive positions with several technology companies, including Canal+ Technologies, where he led the organisation’s middleware activities. He comes to Viaccess-Orca from the Kudelski Group, where he was responsible for engineering at the subsidiary SmarDTV. Previously Hardouin also served as CTO of LogiWays.
Commenting on the development, Paul Molinier, CEO of Viaccess-Orca, said: “We are delighted to announce that Cedric is joining our executive team.
“With his long history in both CAS and middleware, we believe he is the right choice to lead our R&D efforts and drive our technology to even greater heights.”
Hardouin added: “Joining Viaccess-Orca is an honour for me, and I look forward to learning from the highly experienced management team, which has a solid vision for a very bright future.
“This, combined with the enthusiasm and innovative spirit shown company wide, made making the move to Viaccess-Orca an easy decision.”