Quickplay hires Synamedia’s exec Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Cloud-based OTT technology outfit, Quickplay has named former Synamedia exec Pankaj Gupta head of Solutions Engineering, APAC and MVPD.

Gupta previously served as director, solution consulting for Synamedia Asia where he played an instrumental role in the company’s APAC sales strategy.

At Quickplay he will be tasked with helping content distributors shape and build video delivery systems as he spearheads go-to-market strategies in the APAC and India markets for Quickplay’s cloud-native OTT platform.

Prior to Synamedia, Gupta also held stints at Cisco and Airtel International.

“The success and rapid growth of deployments with aha, PLDT and others have spurred increased interest in how MVPDs, telcos and other providers can transform every aspect of their businesses by moving to cloud-based architectures,” said Chris Drake, senior vice president, global head of sales and revenue for Quickplay. “Pankaj Gupta is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge, especially of the APAC market, and his ability to help each video provider create the system that meets their specific needs.”

Speaking about his new role Gupta said, “I’m here to help Quickplay do what it does better than anyone in the industry: help streaming providers to seamlessly transition from the confines of legacy architectures to the limitless possibilities of platforms based entirely in the cloud.”

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