Airbeem appoints former Ericsson, Comcast Technology Solutions execs

Airbeem has appointed the former CTO of Ericsson Broadcast and Media, Steve Plunkett, to its board of directors and has hired former Comcast executive, Tim Clement, as vice-president of sales.

Steve Plunkett

Plunkett, who left Ericsson earlier this year, will advise Airbeem on its technical growth and strategy and brings more than two decades of experience in the media, telecoms and internet industries to the role.

Clement joins Airbeem from Comcast Technology Solutions, where he was director of customer success for international customers. In this role he helped partners build their over-the-top (OTT) services, working with clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“One of Airbeem’s key strengths is our consultative approach to working with content owners to build and monetise their OTT platform using our off-the-shelf technology,” said Airbeem CEO, Steve Hardman.

“Both Steve and Tim bring real industry knowledge helping our clients plan and devise OTT services that will attract and keep audiences engaged in their service.

“Steve’s insight into future technology developments, particularly around the delivery of OTT content, will be invaluable to Airbeem. Tim has worked with hundreds of content owners building OTT services and his consultative approach will be a real asset to content owners who want to use our products.”

Plunkett joined Red Bee Media as chief technology officer in 2009 and continued after it was acquired and integrated into Ericsson in 2014, leading Ericsson Broadcast and Media’s technology and data strategy, platform development, R&D, industry engagement, and innovation.

Previously he was chief architect for the future solutions group of Motorola EMEA and he has also held senior positions at multi-nationals including Citibank, JP Morgan, and Mercedes Benz.

Clement joined Comcast Technology Solutions in 2016, prior to which he held senior sales roles at Ooyala and Oracle.

Airbeem provides an end-to-end content distribution and video platform that is designed for media companies, sports brands, broadcasters and content owners to create their own online video channels.

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