Team

Alan Patrick

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.

David Short

David is a systems engineer and architect who has spent 25 years in the TV industry and has been on the leading edge of digital TV development since the first DVB deployments through VOD and PVR to the current wave of connected and hybrid projects.  He specialises in providing technical leadership and strategy during the design and start-up phases of major projects.  This includes product management, the technical aspects of vendor selection, bid management and project initiation.

David has recently spent several years working with Farncombe Technology as a Principal Consultant on projects including over the top content delivery, managed IPTV systems and content security.  Before that he worked at OpenTV (now part of NagraVision) as a Programme Manager, delivering cable and satellite PVR and VOD projects.  In addition to this David has worked as a freelance consultant, delivering a range of projects covering technical strategy, training, support and development.  His clients have included Chello Media, Plastic Logic, the Press Association, British Telecom and the European Parliament.  David spent the first nine years of his career working in BBC TV Studios and then News & Current Affairs in operational, engineering, project and management roles.

He has significant experience in many relevant technologies such as DVB head end systems, conditional access systems, set top boxes, IP networking and IT systems, together with OSS support systems.

Andrew Wise

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

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.

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