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JW Player appoints LaPalomento as CTO

August 18, 2021

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has appointed David LaPalomento as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.

“David has proven himself to be a visionary leader in both developing and scaling innovative video delivery products,” said Dave Otten, CEO and co-founder of JW Player. “I have no doubt that his expertise will strengthen our position as a leading force for innovation in the digital video industry. With his leadership, we will scale our engineering teams and bring new products to market that further empower customers with independence and control in the Digital Video Economy. We could not be more excited to have him on our team.”

During his decade-long tenure at Brightcove, David LaPalomento built a world-class engineering team to modernise its video delivery platform. He led the overhaul of the company’s legacy data centre-based architecture, replacing it with a scalable, cloud-native architecture and migrating thousands of customers to the new platform.

“I’m thrilled to start the next chapter of my career with JW Player,” said David LaPalomento. “We’ve reached an inflection point where every company with a digital presence now depends on video to engage its audience and monetise its offering. JW Player has built the most comprehensive platform for success in this digital video ecosystem, with unmatched consumption and contextual data insights, cutting-edge monetisation and engagement features, and world-class video experiences on any screen. I look forward to building on this platform to bring new innovations to market.”

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