Arqiva appoints Dom Wedgwood as chief technology officer

Arqiva has appointed Dom Wedgwood to the role of chief technology officer.

Wedgwood joins the communications infrastructure and media services company from DAZN where he was senior vice president for broadcast technology and OTT playback experience, overseeing the product management and technology teams across broadcast, network and streaming.

Prior to this, he was broadcast operations and technology director for Perform Group, managing services for sports rights holders and federations.

Wedgwood takes up his new position on 1 June when he will join Arqiva’s Executive Committee and report to chief executive Shuja Khan.

Arqiva described the position of CTO as a “key role” for the business, with Wedgwood joining at a pivotal moment following a comprehensive programme of system transformation and platform consolidation.

Khan said: “Dom joins us at an exciting time and I’m immensely proud that we have someone of his calibre joining Arqiva.

“Having a strong customer perspective is critical for our new product portfolio across broadcast and utilities. The transition to IP and cloud is a key enabler within broadcast and media, and Dom’s direct experience of both these areas is an important factor in his appointment. He will also super-charge our efforts in our mission to help the utility sector digitise over the next decade.

“Dom will be accountable for a technology function that enables Arqiva to provide best-in-class propositions to all our customers, regardless of industry and irrespective of where they are on their digital journey.”

Wedgwood – who is a member of the SVG Europe Advisory Board – added: “It is a great time to be joining Arqiva. This business has a great track record of delivering innovation for its customers, and industry at large, and I’m looking forward to continuing that work.

“This role has a broad and exciting scope. Building on Arqiva’s reputation for delivering world-class services, my team and I will be focused on developing solutions that accelerate innovation and growth for our customers through the use of new and emerging technologies.”

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