Linius Technologies (ASX: LNU), a Melbourne, Australia based company with its patented Video Virtualization Engine that converts cumbersome, static legacy video into agile, interactive, virtual video, has appointed Stephen Pech as its Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances.
Creating a virtual video file with Linius’ patented Video Virtualization Engine would be like splitting the atom of traditional video, unleashing the potential locked within. With that virtual file in hand, users would be able to access its digital DNA on a molecular level to tag, index, parse, splice, manage and manipulate its video content on the fly, in transit between source and screen.
Based in Linius’ headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, Stephen Pech will drive and define the company’s growing global channel program – including resellers, distributors and ISVs – across APAC, EMEA and North America. Linius has already formed a partnership with IBM, and is also available on the IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
“Video content accounts for about 80 percent of all Internet traffic,” said Stephen Pech. “And, with technology giants like IBM, Amazon and Microsoft currently investing billions exploring video virtualization services and Artificial Intelligence in the cloud, Linius is well positioned to capture a growing market. There is a massive opportunity for channel expansion with Linius’ unique ability to expose, enrich and exploit video content just like any other type of data. I’m looking forward to announcing several significant business and technology partnerships in the near future.”
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A former head of Telstra’s ICT channel distribution division, Mr. Pech previously held positions with Fujitsu Australia and Symantec, most recently as the director of APAC sales for software company TeamViewer.
Linius CEO, Chris Richardson, said that Pech would play a key role in scaling Linius’ business during the next phase of its commercialization.
“Our go-to-market strategy remains consistent – validate Linius’ unique video virtualization technology with Proof-of-Concepts and direct sales, then capitalize on those successes through channel partnerships,” said Mr. Richardson. “With Linius now looking to rapidly expand its channel program and network, Stephen will ensure best practice enablement of new and existing partners across Linius’ core target markets, including corporate communications, news, education and sport.”
“Stephen has delivered $100 million plus targets, led multi-channel sales teams, developed over 1000 partner channels, and has co-founded a cloud business,” added Richardson. “He’s the right type of person to propel Linius to new heights by signing and supporting the right partners.”