IP video solutions provider Evolution Digital has promoted two executives, appointing Panneer Ramalingam as CTO and moving current technology chief Brent Smith to the newly created position of chief strategy officer.
Ramalingam, Evolution Digital’s former VP of video engineering, will now head up the company’s engineering, development and support teams to create and build upon IP video offerings. Ramalingam was the founder of i-Velozity, a company that was purchased by Evolution Digital in 2015 and developed into Evolution’s eVUE-TV IP Video Platform.
In his new role as CSO, Smith is responsible for guiding Evolution Digital’s approach and direction, and establishing key client and partner advancements, as well as working closely with the sales, marketing, product and engineering groups across the company. Smith co-founded Centennial, Colo.-based Evolution Digital in 2008 and has overseen the company’s future product strategies.
“We look forward to driving our continued growth as we best situate ourselves as cable operators’ leading next-generation IP video solutions provider,” said Chris Egan, CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “I am excited for Brent and Panneer to lead our innovation and better serve the needs of providers in this rapidly-evolving industry. Today’s announcement allows us to improve upon our operational excellence, as well as pivot in taking a dominant role with our customers as they move to IP video delivery.”
Evolution Digital provides integrated IP hybrid devices and IP video solutions that help cable operators migrate their video services to IP delivery. The company’s eVUE-TV IP Video Platform has been deployed by more than 25 cable operators across the U.S.