CDN and video streaming tech specialist Broadpeak has promoted Guillaume Bichot to the role director of exploration to strengthen the company’s technology innovation.
Bichot and his team will charged with identifying, assessing, promoting, and inventing video streaming technology evolutions, including performance and QoE improvements, multicast ABR (mABR) workflows, CDN virtualization, and open caching, Broadpeak said.
In his new position, Bichot is leading Broadpeak’s exploration team in continuing to support standards development, including DVB-I specifications such as native IP and mABR, which he has already been actively involved in. In addition, he will continue to drive Broadpeak’s intellectual property management, following the historical path of the company with its nanoCDN patent portfolio.
Prior to joining Broadpeak, Bichot was the head of network evolution and a principal scientist at Technicolor and Thomson, where he managed technical activities related to video and networking.
“Guillaume joined Broadpeak in 2018 as a member of our research and development team, and since then he has played an important role in helping us address and develop exploratory projects, intellectual property, and standardization. With Guillaume’s extensive, hands-on experience in research and industry projects, we’re excited to see where he leads the next phase of video streaming technology exploration and innovation for Broadpeak,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak.
“Innovation has and always will be in Broadpeak’s DNA, and I’m excited to take on this new position. One side of the exploration team is connected to the reality of the market, to real-life use cases, and to our customers through a tight coupling with Broadpeak presales, business development, and marketing teams. On the other side, we’re linked to the intimacy of Broadpeak’s technology through the R&D and operations departments. Thanks to integration and cooperation between teams, we can dramatically speed up the innovation cycle of products and solutions,” said Bichot.