IBC Musings: Dan Finch, Simplestream
Simplestream's Dan Finch remembers how to say "thank you" in Dutch.
Name: Dan Finch
Job title: Chief commercial officer
Number of IBCs you¹ve attended: 6
Flying, driving or train-ing to IBC this year?
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".