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Welcome Bill Thompson, Signiant’s new Senior Platform Manager

By Meg Cater | Jul 15, 2019

Beyond Fast File Movement

We’re excited to welcome Bill Thompson, an industry veteran with decades of accumulated wisdom, to help think through the next phase of Signiant’s evolution as a company. As we look beyond fast file movement — building on the foundation of our acceleration technology, our unique approach to storage independence and the massive footprint of our SaaS platform — it is great to have someone with Bill’s experience to help with both vision and execution.

“M&E is such an exciting industry, and I’ve had the privilege to work on some of the most impactful technologies. I can’t think of a better time to be at a company like Signiant.”

Bill Thompson, Signiant’s new Senior Platform Manager

Perspective on a changing industry

As an engineer and product manager, Bill has specialized in audio/video monitoring and measurement at Tektronix, content storage at SeaChange, video workflows at EditShare, as well as media transcoding, packaging and delivery at AnyStream.

With such a broad perspective on the media technology landscape, Bill is acutely aware of the changes the industry has been through over the past few decades. As he likes to say, “I started in M&E in that window after the invention of color TV, but before everything went digital.”

Listen to Bill speak about on his background in M&E

Awareness of what the industry needs most

Bill has extensive experience working with production and post production crews doing remote collaboration, and see’s Signiant technology as a key enabler for collaborative work.

He’s also been closely involved with security and content protection over the years.

Bill on collaboration and security

As you can see, Bill is a great fit for Signiant and is already bringing a future-oriented momentum that’s energizing the whole team.