Sony is to roll out its Intelligent Media Services (IMS) as a separate division with Stuart Almond as its head.
Almond takes the job following his role in developing Sony Professional’s IT Workflow Solutions products and services portfolio over the past 4 years.
Launched at IBC 2018, Sony’s IMS offers a range of solutions designed to transform traditional media supply chains utilising Sony’s News Production platforms and services that include XDCAM air and Media Backbone Hive, as well as incorporating cloud-native Virtualised Production environments and Content Delivery solutions and OTT services.
Adam Fry, Vice President, Sony Professional Solutions Europe said: “We have been very transparent about our ambitions to grow our services capability and are making substantial strides in realising this vision. Today’s announcement is yet another example of seeing this in practice. We are firmly focused on delivering integrated, end-to-end consulting services and technologies across the content value chain that enable media companies to thrive within the future landscape of this fast-evolving industry.”
Working as part of a Global initiative, IMS will bring existing as well as new services and micro-services to media organisations. To lead the expansion of IMS in Europe, Stuart Almond will continue to develop the IMS proposition and will be supported by a team of expertise that includes Customer Engagement, Product Management, Pre-Sales Engagement, Workflow Specialists, Consulting Architects and Marketing.
“We exist to empower media companies to revolutionise their businesses in the post-digital age, and our IMS are perfectly positioned to enable this,” said Stuart Almond. “With IMS, we are focused on the business needs of our customers; creating technology breakthroughs that deliver ROI and enable new and exciting ways to deliver deeper audience engagement, and partner with our customers over the long-term to create new and sustainable audiences.”
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