blinkx Expands Leadership Team, Adds Technology Veteran Gerry Louw as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, today announced the appointment of Gerry Louw as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations. In his new role, Louw will be working closely with the business, product and technology teams across the company and will play an integral role in further strengthening blinkx's technology leadership.
"Gerry is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of effectively leveraging technology to scale businesses," said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. "He has implemented visionary strategies that deliver results, time and time again. As our product offerings continue to evolve and ramp, his strong technical and managerial leadership will help streamline our operations to drive continued growth for blinkx. We are thrilled to welcome Gerry to our team."
Louw brings over 15 years of experience in technical leadership roles to blinkx. In previous roles he has driven enterprise-level change and innovation of state-of-the-art technology across a wide spectrum of industries. Prior to joining blinkx, Louw served as CIO with Video Monitoring Services (VMS), a major media intelligence solution provider, where he led the company's enterprise technology strategy. There, he was instrumental in designing and deploying the largest video capture network in the world and developing a pioneering SaaS platform for media monitoring. Earlier, Louw served as CTO at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he collaborated with the marketing and business development teams to spearhead the company's new product line and deployed a record-breaking online pay-per-view venue for sports entertainment. Louw also served as CTO at Agency.com, a global consulting service, where he built the technology consulting services division from the ground up and oversaw the successful technology integration of several mergers.
Louw holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa.
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world's most advanced video engine. blinkx links viewers with content distributors and monetizes those interactions through advertising. Through its flagship site, blinkx.com, the company pioneered video search on the Internet and today has an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more than 800 media partnerships. In addition, blinkx powers video search for many of the world's most frequented sites, including Ask.com and AOL. blinkx continues to develop innovative approaches to digital video distribution, and has expanded into mobile video and Connected TV through partnerships with Samsung, Sony, Roku and other industry leaders. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and London, England. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.