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Andy Rayner joins Appear as CTO

The company said Rayner will steer its technological strategy, ensuring Appear remains at the forefront of customer-centric innovation.

Appear has appointed Andy Rayner as the company’s new chief technology officer.

He joins the company after 13 years at Nevion, where he was awarded a technical Emmy for his JPEG 2000 standardisation work. Rayner also spent 22 years at BT where he designed the UK’s Digital Terrestrial TV network.

“I’m delighted that Andy has joined us and look forward to working with him on Appear’s future technology strategy and product roadmap,” said Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO at Appear. “His 35 years of industry experience and active involvement in crucial industry standard bodies, makes Andy the ideal person to ensure we continue to provide market-leading solutions that make a real difference to our customers.”

Speaking about his appointment, Rayner added: “I admire the way that Appear’s vision and passion is enabling it to support many of the world’s leading broadcasters, operators and content providers with high quality, low latency media transport. Right now, Appear is incredibly successful in winning contracts for premium live sports contribution from the world’s biggest brands, so it’s my job to ensure that this ‘winning team’ has the technology vision to stay ahead of the pack, as the industry increasingly evolves to a software-based hybrid-cloud future.”