IBC Musings: Dan Finch, Simplestream

Dan Finch, Simplestream
Neal Romanek
Interview
September 5th 2017 at 4:07AM : By Neal Romanek

Simplestream

Simplestream's Dan Finch remembers how to say "thank you" in Dutch.

 

Name: Dan Finch

Company: Simplestream

Job title: Chief commercial officer

Number of IBCs you¹ve attended: 6

Flying, driving or train-ing to IBC this year?

Flying

What is your goal for this year¹s IBC show?

To sign up three new international customers for our Cloud TV platform

What will be the big tech trends at this year¹s IBC?

  • Global, IP-based video services will be the next big revenue pool for content makers.
  • Live TV is not dying; it is shifting to connected devices
  • Consumers will demand new, diverse types of content and with new interactive functionality

What piece of gear/software/platform do you wish someone would make?

A decent pocket size projector that will display a 10m screen with Bluetooth audio built in for Sonos.

What¹s your fondest IBC/Amsterdam memory?

Rembrandsplein ­ Café Nasty and Coco Outback Bar is where proper business development happens!

Can you speak Dutch?

No, apart from "Dank u wel".