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David LaPalomento joins JW Player as chief technology officer

LaPalomento joins the company from Brightcove

JW Player has appointed former Brightcove VP of engineering David LaPalomento as its new chief technology officer.

According to the company, the appointment will accelerate JW Player’s product innovation to meet the needs of a rapidly growing digital video economy.

“David has proven himself to be a visionary leader in both developing and scaling innovative video delivery products,” said Dave Otten, CEO and co-founder of JW Player. “I have no doubt that his expertise will strengthen our position as a leading force for innovation in the digital video industry. With his leadership, we will scale our engineering teams and bring new products to market that further empower customers with independence and control in the digital video economy. We could not be more excited to have him on our team.”

LaPalomento added: “We’ve reached an inflection point where every company with a digital presence now depends on video to engage its audience and monetise its offering. JW Player has built the most comprehensive platform for success in this digital video ecosystem, with unmatched consumption and contextual data insights, cutting-edge monetisation and engagement features, and world-class video experiences on any screen. I look forward to building on this platform to bring new innovations to market.”