LOS ANGELES – (September 14, 2018) – BeBop Technology, provider of robust and secure platforms and solutions for moving workflows to the cloud, announced today that leading ICT and media industry executive Vince Pizzica has been named non–executive Chairman.
“BeBop’s growth, our vision of integrating the cloud with artificial intelligence and blockchain, and a burgeoning wave of digital content expansion have made it apparent that we need a widely respected strategic visionary to join the team from a more global perspective,” said Bruce Long, CEO & co-founder of BeBop Technology. “We are honored my friend and comrade of many years, Vince Pizzica, is helping BeBop at this critical juncture for both our company and the industry.”
Throughout his career, Pizzica developed and displayed strong expertise in translating strategy into operational plans and actions, technology management, and the commercialization of innovation. As BeBop Technology’s Chairman he will focus on global initiatives, strategic alliances, and expansion around key industry-wide trends, including artificial intelligence and blockchain.
“One of the things that impressed me most about BeBop is its team, which is a remarkable fusion of Media & Entertainment industry veterans and cloud technology experts, and I’m thrilled to work with them to reinforce the incredible energy and momentum in the company,” said Pizzica. “I’ve spent my career at the intersection of technology and entertainment, and I’m excited to help BeBop at this critical time where new technology is having a transformative impact on production, post-production, distribution, and consumption of media.”
Pizzica most recently served as Technicolor’s Senior EVP in charge of Corporate Development, where he oversaw the strategy and M&A activities for global expansion for the world’s largest post-production company, as well as Technicolor’s Technology business. Over his ten years working with Technicolor’s CEO, his leadership transformed the company from its legacy origins as Thomson to its position as the global innovator in Media & Entertainment solutions. Prior to joining Technicolor in 2008, Pizzica held senior technology roles at French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent and Telstra.
BeBop Technology’s innovative solutions for Media & Entertainment are designed to empower creatives to leverage the cloud in groundbreaking new ways. The company’s offerings include the BeBop platform, which provides secure, powerful virtualized desktops for moving media workflows, VFX pipelines, editorial, and post-production to the cloud; BeBop Rocket, the industry’s only cloud-optimized content ingest solution; BeBop Over The Shoulder (OTS), for secure, remote, real-time review and approval; and BeBop Managed Services, which for the past nine years has been one of the industry’s leading providers of uniquely defined cloud workflow solutions for migration initiatives, from single workflows to entire global enterprises. BeBop runs on all of the major public clouds, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and in April 2018 the company announced a strategic integration with Adobe to make Adobe Creative Cloud available natively on the BeBop platform worldwide.
About BeBop Technology
BeBop Technology was founded in 2015 by veteran entertainment industry executive Bruce Long and Cloud technology expert David Benson. The company creates the most complete, secure, and innovative solutions for moving workflows to the Cloud. BeBop is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in London, New York, Sydney, and Vancouver. For more information: www.beboptechnology.com.
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