May 20th, 2021 – Synchronized, the European-based ‘Smart Video’ technology company, welcomes Seattle-based media industry executive Steve Sklepowich to the team to help the company establish new partnerships and growth in the US and worldwide. Steve has served in executive roles at US-based venture-backed startups, Microsoft, thePlatform (acquired by Comcast), and Apple.
“Synchronized’s Smart Video platform and the mass adoption of OTT services are perfectly aligned.’ said Steve Sklepowich. “Synchonized’s commitment to its customers and strategic partners such as Amazon and ATOS give it a leg up in the media industry, as customers look to increase the value of their video content while reducing operational costs with turnkey AI/ML-based solutions.”.
Previously, Steve served as worldwide director of media product management at Microsoft, where he launched adaptive streaming to the media industry, the platform now packaged as Azure Media Services.
“I am delighted to welcome Steve to the team,” said Guillaume Doret – CEO of Synchronized. “With the continued growth of AI/Machine Learning applied to the OTT market, it is imperative that we build our senior management team to match our global ambitions. Steve’s track record in Technology / Media and AI product management and company strategy will be a great accelerator for us”
For the past 10 years Steve has advised technology companies on product, category and AI strategy. Steve holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Synchronized transforms linear video into ‘Smart-Video’ making video as flexible and powerful as hypertext. Synchronized’s Smart-Video platform – a machine learning turnkey solution for media intelligence allow broadcasters and OTT Platforms to benefit from a central hub for all in-video auto-generated time-coded metadata, objects and assets. This allows clients to automate workflow from linear-tv to digital offers, deliver rich & personalised end user-experiences and fast-track promotional content creation as well as benefiting from an unprecedented level of granular data around their video content.
Synchronized has been awarded AWS Machine Learning Competency status in Applied AI and is an AWS Media Intelligence solutions launch partner. Synchronized is also an ATOS Scaler Program and a Media Solutions partner.