Thexton joins Synamedia as chief technology officer

Synamedia has appointed Nick Thexton as chief technology officer (CTO). Thexton will drive Synamedia’s agenda of technology innovation and investment, and lead the development and delivery of new system solutions that help customers transform their business models and accelerate their transition to IP. He will be in charge of the company’s video platform engineering, product management, architecture and marketing.

With Thexton’s appointment to this expanded CTO role, former Synamedia CTO Alok Gera moves to the position of senior VP and general manager, North America. With 20 years’ industry experience under his belt, Alok now leads Synamedia’s customer-facing organisation and activities in the region.

Thexton joins Synamedia following a stint as group CTO at German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. His previous positions were chief digital & product officer at satellite operator Inmarsat, and CTO for UK TV platform YouView.

From 1994 to 2012 Thexton worked at NDS, then at Cisco until 2014 in the position of VP and CTO of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions. He started his career working with UK broadcasters Channel 4 and Thames Television having graduated in engineering from Imperial College, London.

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