EVS appoints Ervan Pouliquen as its new CCO
Ervan was most recently Microsoft’s Western Europe Digital Solution Sales General Manager, managing all new business sales for Enterprises in the region, and overseeing a $3bn budget and 650-strong workforce. During his distinguished career, he was Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft BeLux between 2011 and 2015 where he was responsible for the subsidiary’s strategy, performance, marketing, products and operations. Before his time at Microsoft, Ervan held several managerial positions at major companies including McKinsey & Co., Bouygues Telecom, PepsiCo and IBM. Ervan also completed an MBA at Harvard Business School.
“The industry is currently growing with opportunities emerging in new production environments and these changes are made possible by enhanced technology deployments. Ervan’s impressive pedigree and extensive experience working with digital media and cloud-based technology platforms will complement our existing skillset and help continue EVS’ growth within these new exciting areas,” said Muriel De Lathouwer, EVS’ CEO and Managing Director.
Commenting on his appointment, Ervan said: “Live video is the center of the Digital revolution both on the content production and the customer engagement. With its top tier ecosystem of customers and partners, EVS is leading the way to the future of live, from ingest to delivery. I am both thrilled and humbled to join this great company to help its highly-motivated employees to innovate and seize the opportunities in this growing market to further satisfy our customers and ultimately, the viewers.”
Ervan will be attending IBC 2017 where EVS will be exhibiting its latest in live production technology on stand 8.B90.
EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI software-defined switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams.
The company is headquartered in Belgium with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries.