Alan Patrick co founded Broadsight after a career both consulting to, and working at, senior level for leading global multimedia companies such as the BBC, British Telecom (OpenWorld and Ignite), AOL Time Warner, ntl and UPC. He has worked in the US, Europe, South Africa and the Far East.
Prior to setting up Broadsight, Alan was Managing Director and COO at Jacobs Rimell, who specialise in multi-media OSS systems. Before that he held positions as VP Corporate Development for Globix Corporation in New York, Head of Internet Business Development at British Telecom, and consulted widely on multimedia to a number of major TV and cable companies in his consulting career at McKinsey and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He was involved in the design of broadband networks in the early days of their inception and has written several articles on the impact of lean operations on digital supply chains.
Alan Patrick is based in London, UK.
Andrew has been in the IT and Telecoms industry for over 25 years, focusing on the Internet and Mobile sectors over the last 10 years.
Over this time, Andrew has completed such diverse tasks as
- Developing and launching an online insurance business, Andrew’s principal contribution was on the design of the eCommerce system and user interaction.
- Project Managing part of a global rollout of a new 3G network over satellite.
- Developing and running a mobile phone entertainment business, marketing games and ringtones etc.
- Managing an on-line sports publishing business.
- Consulting on network management systems for Cable TV operators.
Andrew has a strong technical background, coming from the IT and Telecoms world, combined with extensive entrepreneurial skills and business management experience. Andrew has managed multi-million pound projects spanning multiple continents, delivering successfully, on time and within budget. Andrew has also nurtured a number of start-up companies, creating value from original ideas with minimum capital investment.
Paul Lancefield has over 10 years experience from the Cable Television industry working on Cable, Internet, Broadband and Digital TV services in product, software development and executive roles. Until October 2001, Paul worked as Director: Interactive Entertainment Guide for United Pan-European Communications (UPC) in Amsterdam. Managing a team of 15 staff and 10 consultants and €6m budget, Paul directed the successful delivery of the key interactive digital television software and services running today in 4 European countries on UPC’s advanced digital television set-top-box. Prior to UPC at Cable & Wireless where he built the business case, the team and managed a £2.5m budget to design, develop and implement the Electronic Programme Guide and TV email service for the world’s first deployment of commercial digital cable television. For six years prior to Broadsight, Paul ran Infinite Reason Ltd., a company dedicated to developing Guru™ an Intellectual Property Technology Mapping and Knowledge Management tool and executing consultancy work for blue chip clients. Consequently Paul has extensive experience in Interactive and Mobile Digital Television intellectual property research and technical assessment.