Former Mediasmiths chairman Niall Duffy joins Sony Europe

Sony Professional Europe has announced the appointment of Niall Duffy as Head of Workflow and IT Solutions for Europe. Harnessing his extensive experience within the media and broadcast industry, Duffy will draw upon and leverage the full breadth of the Sony business in Europe, including product, professional services, R&D, Media Cloud Services, and Sony’s disc and digital solutions arm (DADC), as well as engagement with key partners.

A former founder and chairman of Mediasmiths International, Duffy also led the EMEA Broadcast Solutions team at IBM, as well as media and entertainment consultancy practices at Arthur D. Little and Arthur Andersen.

Duffy commented: “I am delighted to be joining a company with the incredible legacy, reputation and depth of expertise that Sony has. The media market landscape is going through a new phase of post-digital transformation and I look forward to working for an organisation that can manage the balance between being  innovative and agile while maintaining its consistent record of rigourous excellence.”

Adam Fry, Deputy Vice President at Sony Professional also said: “Niall brings a wealth of experience to Sony which will be invaluable as we begin 2015. Last year we saw great advances in 4K and IP, and it will be vital for us to ensure we continue to lead the market in innovation, full workflow solutions and end-to-end IP, integrating the best IT technologies into our solutions.”

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