Member Profiles

Member Profiles

Many of our members make amazing contributions to our work. Click on a name to find out more information about a specific member and how they are actively participating in the Streaming Video Alliance. Note: this page is continually being updated with members that have elected to have their profiles made public and/or new contributors.

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GLENN DEEN Networking & Transport Co-Chair
Board Member

Glenn is currently the chair of the Network & Transport working group. He also represents Comcast/NBCU on the board of directors.

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Gwenaël Doërr Contributing Member

Gwenaël has been a researcher for 15 years on multimedia security including topics such as digital watermarking, steganography and steganalysis, content protection systems, content fingerprinting, and passive forensics.

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thomas edwards Measurement/QoE Chair

Thomas is currently the chair of the Measurement/QoE working group.

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ori finkelman Contributing Member

Ori is a technical leader, software manager and developer with over 20 years of experience in computer networking and communications industry. He has led development teams and worked with product and sales teams on solution planning, customer engagements and product deployment.

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yoav gressel WG Chair

Yoav is currently the VP of R&D at Qwilt.

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simon grist Contributing Member

Simon is currently a product architect at Sky and principally contributes in the Advertising working group.

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jaap haitsma Contributing Member

Jaap is currently CTO and VP Engineering of NAGRA Anti Piracy. In the last 20 years he has built up extensive knowledge in content security by designing watermark and fingerprint algorithms and converting these to tangible products that are used worldwide in millions of devices. Both the watermark and fingerprint technologies have been honored with Emmy Awards.

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chris hock Advertising Co-Chair
Board Member

Chris Hock is a senior leader with a wealth of experience creating and bring new software solutions to market in both large companies and equity and venture backed start-ups. In his current role as Head of Business Strategy and Development at Adobe, Hock is responsible for defining and delivering solutions that drive revenue and profit growth by enabling Media and Entertainment companies to leverage data to acquire, engage and monetize high-value TV audiences.

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kevin johns WG Chair

Kevin is a distinguished network engineer, content and media at CenturyLink where he specializes in developing real-time IP-based communication solutions for service providers and enterprises.

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Ben jones WG Chair

Ben is a Sales Engineer at Neustar and has a professional focus on web and application performance monitoring/management, load testing, analytics, browser automation, passive monitoring, and IP geolocation.

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eric klein WG Chair

Eric Klein is Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Disney Streaming Services focusing on video content delivery and optimization. Eric is also an avid member of the Streaming Video Alliance, acting as Co-Chair of the Open Caching Working Group. Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor degree in Film Studies.

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jason lee WG Chair

Jason is currently the Director of Client Services at Digital Element. A former solutions engineer, Jason is extremely knowledgeable about geo location and IP-based technologies.

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jens loeffler Contributing Member

Jens is currently at Disney Streaming Services. Prior, he was the principal product manager/evangelist for Adobe Primetime, Adobe’s Premium TV solution, focusing on the product development and technical marketing/sales of TV/OTT-focused products.

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steve miller-jones WG Chair

Steve is a product manager focused on software designed to deliver the internet experiences demanded by connected users. Responsible for a global team delivering functionality for content distribution services, including software updates and downloads, online game distribution distribution and in-game experience, live and on-demand media streaming, web application acceleration and security services.

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sanjay mishra WG Chair

Sanjay is an Associate Fellow at Verizon.

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brian stevenson WG Chair

Brian Stevenson makes stuff up for a living. He is a passionate innovator, prolific patent filer, serial technology entrepreneur and an alumna of 5 successful start-ups that have helped shaped today’s entertainment experience while bringing joy and excitement into the lives of millions of people.

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matt stock Contributing Member

Matt likes solving interesting problems. Everything from reducing wait states in a hardware design, to scaling OTT video delivery, to writing scripts in python to analyze data, to proposing a design to a client. His specialties include: CDN, systems engineering, application development, embedded systems, service management, solutions consulting, OTT video delivery, IT planning and strategy.

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niels thorwirth Contributing member

Expert in media and security technologies with the business experience to understand their applications and maximize their value add. Specialties: Digital Watermarking, Security applications, PKI, Brand Protection Solutions, Digital Rights Management.

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mike wilkinson WG Chair

Mike is currently the Sr. Director, Intellectual Property Security & Technology at NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

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robin wilson Contributing Member

Robin is a digital media executive and technologist based in Silicon Valley. He's been involved in founding, product management, marketing and business development roles in several digital media companies. Two were acquired by publicly traded companies. Robin also has a large global network of connections throughout the technology industry.

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