Technical Leader, Synamedia
Having joined DMV in 1997 (DMV became part of NDS and was then acquired by Cisco), Kevin has spent the last 20 years doing an ever-changing job as the broadcast industry has continued its evolution. He is a Technical Leader in Cisco's Service Provider Business Unit, actively engaged in a range of research and standardisation activities. Currently, Kevin chairs DVB's Technical Module, as well as contributing to MPEG and SCTE. Over the years, Kevin's work has included involvement in the development of aspects of HD, new coding techniques, home networking technologies, advanced DVRs, IP delivery of TV, file formats for content, 3DTV and most recently Companion Screens. Prior to joining DMV, Kevin received a BSc from the University of Warwick and DPhil from the University of York (where it is rumoured he spent too long with the Film Society). After his DPhil, he became a Research Fellow at the University of York funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 before working at Imperial College, London and then going on to be a lecturer in Computer Science at City University in London where he specialised in distributed and parallel systems, networking and computer architectures and was an undergraduate course director.