Ateme names strategic advisory board

Ateme has created a strategic advisory board composed of five industry figures holding key positions in large groups within the media and entertainment industry.

The board is intended to serve as a resource to Ateme’s executive leadership, helping the company address the transformation of the industry by reflecting on how content is and will be delivered and consumed.

Current members of the advisory board are:

Hanno Basse, former CTO at Microsoft Azure Media and Entertainment: With over three decades of experience in the media & entertainment industry in both Germany and the US, Basse has served on the board and been chairman of several industry organisations. He has been awarded 28 patents and was named a fellow of the Society of Motion Pictures Arts & Television Engineers.

Pascal Crochemore, VP distribution strategy & architecture at Warner Bros Discovery: Based in London, Crochemore brings 23 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with technical, managerial, business development and strategic partnership roles at Discovery and Eurosport. He has an engineering degree in space communication systems.

Weidong Mao, senior fellow at Comcast Cable: Mao brings over 25 years of experience in the media and technology industry, where he has held leadership positions in technology, strategy, architecture, engineering and R&D innovation. A prolific inventor with over 50 patents granted, Mao has studied in both China and the US and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Anne Schelle, managing director at Pearl TV: Based in the US, Schelle brings over three decades of experience in strategic consulting and in heading companies and alliances in the wireless, media and entertainment industry.

Gavin Sheldon, managing director, technology development at Liberty Global: Sheldon has over two decades of experience leading the developments of award-winning products and services in the UK and in Israel.

Other industry executives are still in the on-boarding process.

“It’s an exciting time for the industry: we are seeing new viewer expectations and the disruptive technologies making them possible,” said Rémi Beaudouin, chief strategy officer at Ateme. “Our advisory board is a melting pot of leaders from different companies, different regions and different backgrounds, who understand the challenges and business requirements of these changes, while not forgetting the key challenge we face today: sustainability. By creating the advisory board, Ateme surrounds itself with a combined expertise never before achieved in the industry, to continue accelerating its growth.”


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