Cable Technology Feature Article
Envivio Appoints Terry Kramer as Board of Directors Chairman
By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer
Envivio (News - Alert), a provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, has appointed Terry D. Kramer as chairman of its board of directors. Kramer seems an obvious choice for the role as he has not only served on Envivio’s board since May 2011, but is also a telecommunications executive and former United States ambassador for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT).
"I have enjoyed working with the company at the center of TV without boundaries and am excited by Envivio's pioneering technology," Kramer said. "The video industry continues to advance at a rapid pace, and consumers' appetites for TV anywhere require innovators like Envivio to develop solutions that improve network efficiency and the user experience."
The video market is indeed moving quickly, as evidenced by Envivio’s recent activity in the space. For example, in mid-September, the company enhanced its Envivio Halo network media processor and Envivio Muse transcoders with new features, such as Microsoft (News - Alert) PlayReady Premium content protection and Civolution forensic watermarking. Around that time, Envivio was also selected by Portuguese pay-TV operator ZON Multimedia to deliver a set of DVB-S and DVB-C transport streams.
Since Kramer has served in a number of executive roles, mostly for Vodafone (News - Alert) Group/Airtouch Communications during his 18 years with the company. These roles include group strategy and business improvement director and regional president, Vodafone Americas, where he oversaw the company’s investment in Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) and its venture capital activities.
During his time as WCIT ambassador, Kramer was involved in negotiation an Internet and telecom treaty on behalf of the U.S. meant to promote a free and open Internet, the avoidance of cybersecurity threats and the acceleration of broadband access.
"Terry's experience and management skills bring a strong and valuable perspective to our board of directors," said Julien Signes (News - Alert), president and CEO of Envivio. "His recent selection as chairman is a reflection of his leadership and expertise in the technology space, and we are pleased to have Terry on our board."
Edited by Alisen Downey