Broadpeak has promoted Guillaume Bichot to the role of director of exploration to strengthen the company’s technology innovation.
Bichot and his team will continue to identify, assess, promote, and invent video streaming technology evolutions, including performance and QoE improvements, multicast ABR (mABR) workflows, CDN virtualisation, and open caching.
Commenting on the appointment, Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak, said: Guillaume joined Broadpeak in 2018 as a member of our research and development team, and since then he has played an important role in helping us address and develop exploratory projects, intellectual property, and standardisation.
“With Guillaume’s extensive, hands-on experience in research and industry projects, we’re excited to see where he leads the next phase of video streaming technology exploration and innovation for Broadpeak”.
In his new position, Bichot will lead Broadpeak’s exploration team in continuing to support standards development, including DVB-I specifications such as native IP and mABR, which he has already been actively involved in. In addition, he will continue to drive Broadpeak’s intellectual property management, following the historical path of the company with its nanoCDN patent portfolio.
Bichot said: “Innovation has and always will be in Broadpeak’s DNA, and I’m excited to take on this new position.
“One side of the exploration team is connected to the reality of the market, to real-life use cases, and to our customers through a tight coupling with Broadpeak presales, business development, and marketing teams. On the other side, we’re linked to the intimacy of Broadpeak’s technology through the R&D and operations departments. Thanks to integration and cooperation between teams, we can dramatically speed up the innovation cycle of products and solutions”.
Prior to joining Broadpeak, Bichot was the head of network evolution and a principal scientist at Technicolor and Thomson, where?he?managed?technical activities related to?video?and networking.
With over 25 years of experience in the video industry, he has successfully led innovation?programs,?teams,?and?projects in a multisite and international context related to home networking, streaming, broadcasting, mobile, and wireless technology.