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Telstra subsidiary snaps up Microsoft technical evangelist

Ooyala has appointed a former Microsoft program manager as its new vice president for Professional Services for the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Ooyala provides software and services that aim to simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetising video.

The company’s latest recruitment, Jeremy Cath, will be based in Sydney.

Cath will be responsible for ensuring successful customer deployments of Ooyala IVP (Integrated Video Platform) solutions, including OVP (online video platform), media asset management, and video advertising technology, throughout the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Prior to joining Ooyala, Cath worked for both Microsoft and Amazon as a senior technical evangelist and solutions architect, respectively.  

In these positions, he led international solution architect teams focused in the media and entertainment sector. In addition, during this time, he worked with many media giants, including NBC Sunday Night Football, HBO, Hulu, Showtime, Netflix, PBS and ABC.

Cath was also a technical director for Endemol Southern Star and rushTV, and a consultant for niche software companies Sterling Software and KnowledgeWare.

Steve Davis, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Ooyala, says, “Jeremy is a customer–focused services leader with a natural ability for driving long-term business engagements.”

“His strategic consultative approach and track record in implementing services strategies to support accelerated growth will benefit our clients and prospects across the region.  We look forward to the positive impact which his skills and experience will provide to our customers in the deployment of Ooyala solutions.”

Cath says he is looking forward to working with Ooyala’s customers and helping them launch and run a successful and profitable video business.

“The Asia Pacific and Japan region has always been willing to experiment, take risks, and explore new technologies so I can't imagine a better place to be as Ooyala grows and further enhances its solid foundations with existing and new partners.”

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ooyala is a subsidiary of global telecommunications and IT services company Telstra. Ooyala has offices in Chennai, Cologne, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations around the globe. 

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