IBC Musings: Nigel Booth, IPV
IPV's Nigel Booth first came to IBC back when the event alternated between Brighton and Montreux.
Name: Nigel Booth
Company: IPV Ltd
Job Title: EVP business development and marketing
Number of IBCs you¹ve attended:
A lot! My first was in Brighton as a Technical Support Engineer. In those days IBC was a bi-annual event alternating with Montreux in Switzerland.
Flying, driving or train-ing to IBC this year?
I¹ll be flying from Heathrow this year.
What is your goal for this year¹s IBC show?
IPV are a UK based company, but our home market is in the USA. A big goal for us is to continue expanding our presence in the European market and find technical savvy partners that understand the dynamics of software businesses.
What will be the big tech trends at this year¹s IBC?
At NAB the cloud¹s coming of age was a big trend, and we think this will remain for IBC. There will be a lot of focus on cloud around cloud services and deployments, with particular emphasis on video content production including creative services. The challenge is to develop products that can truly make use of the cloud. It really is more than a long connection to a remote computer running standard software!
What gear/software/platform do you wish someone would make?
Good question, and probably one for my developers! However I think intermobility between cloud providers would be a good thing for resilience and failover.
What¹s your fondest IBC/Amsterdam memory?
I used to work for a large Canadian company that had a huge booth and big presentation theatre. It was September 2001 so a sad and uncertain time. To lift everyone¹s spirits we hired the band from the Blues Bar for an impromptu 5pm gig in our theatre. The stand had never been so busy.
Can you speak Dutch?