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Gerald Hinton

Lead Consultant

Solutions Architect, Senior Consultant and Cloud & Media Technologist

Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand

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Gerald Hinton's Work Experience

Feijoa Technology

Lead Consultant

December 2011 to Present

TofuPay

Advisor

November 2014 to Present

Hong Kong

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Senior Director of Technology

January 2013 to November 2013

Gerald Hinton's Education

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Broadcast Television studio Systems Engineering Television and Broadcast technology

1993 to 1995

About Gerald Hinton's Current Company

Feijoa Technology

- Cloud computing system architecture - Technology consulting for start-ups & SMEs - Web and App development - Strategy and technology consultancy services for media companies. - VOD platform development

About Gerald Hinton

📖 Summary

A proven technology specialist with 19 years experience in the cloud, technology & media industries. Gerald is now focusing on the Cloud and other disruptive technologies. Experience of working on delivering cloud, digital video, audio and subtitle solutions for media partners, web sites and online providers such as Apple and Playstation networks, startups and SMEs. Specialties: A Broadcast Engineer by training who has been working with Cloud computing, digital video, IT, Subtitling and Audio services in the Broadcast, home entertainment, post production, theatrical and online video markets A good communicator who has spoken at large events and can get the message across to non technical people. Member of SMPTE, PMI & Infocomm Certifications: PMP, AWS Solutions Architect, CTSLead Consultant @ - Cloud computing system architecture - Technology consulting for start-ups & SMEs - Web and App development - Strategy and technology consultancy services for media companies. - VOD platform development From December 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) Advisor @ After winning the Hong Kong startup weekend in 2014 the TofuPay team are building an online and mobile payment platform for Asia. TofuPay were accepted as part of the inaugural round of the Swire properties BluePrint accelerator in Hong Kong in January 2015 I am acting as an advisor in the areas of business and technology strategy leveraging my experiences in a gamut of areas including cloud computing and security. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Hong KongSenior Director of Technology @ Technology and key customer lead for a global content management company to launch their services in Asia. Providing services, datacentre and site selection and recruitment of key staff. Leading key customer interaction with a range of Asia based Media customers across theatrical, broadcast, distribution and digital platforms. Working to formulate the global technology strategy for the business. Responsible for Digital cinema duplication site implementations in Singapore, Johannesburg & Moscow Setting security guidelines, policies and procedures for global digital cinema partner network. On site sign off and audit of the partner implementations and training of the teams. Leading site audits and site security sign-off for key customers such as Warner brothers & Disney/Marvel Regular regional and global travel to meet customers and support partners From January 2013 to November 2013 (11 months) Senior Director of Technology @ From July 2012 to January 2013 (7 months) Senior Director of Technology @ High level client management of technical services Working with new clients on workflow definition and project kick-offs Development , workflow design and project management of new product offering and services Working with the Global R&D group on tool and system design, implementation, testing and roll out Management of the design, build, technical and services team to relocate the DDS London facility Representing Deluxe on industry bodies and organisations such as UltraViolet and trade events From February 2011 to December 2011 (11 months) Technical Director @ Overall responsibility for the video, audio and data services both in terms of design, delivery and ongoing support for three sites across London Defining the workflows used for services Responsibility for managing installation and development projects to bring them in on time and to budget Working with the Global RnD group as the European representative. Prototyping and development of software tools, utilities and web services Representing and speaking at international events for deluxe New service and product planning, development and delivery. Working with Apple to provide iTunes video encoding services and become an approved facility Building the services required to support the Sony Playstation Networks European launch Global Technical Lead for Deluxe as we helped Google|YouTube launch their Premium VOD service defining and prototyping the end to end workflow working with rights owners, YouTube and Deluxe offices around the world Portal on-boarding process for digital video services with multiple partners and providers including VOD portals and websites. Design and rollout of major facility upgrades such as a 100TB BlueArc NAS and 48CPU video render farm. From August 2006 to February 2011 (4 years 7 months) Secondment to Deluxe Global process improvement group as Lead Technical Analyst @ Lead technical analyst on the 5 person group to review the processes and procedures across the business and mitigate risk During the secondment I spent 3 weeks per month in Burbank and one week per month in London Reviewed processes in DVD authoring, compression, QC, Blu-ray authoring, compression, QC, New technology business unit, Microplant replication facility and other areas to improve the workflows and recommend tool and software development. From August 2009 to February 2010 (7 months) Technical Projects Manager @ Working on the design and maintenance of video, audio and IT facilities Managing the day to day IT and AV support and operations groups. Working with the global IT team on standardization and infrastructure enhancements Research and development into and provision of HD-DVD Compression, encoding, authoring and QC Research and development to launch Audio Description services for theatrical, broadcast, home entertainment and online. From February 1999 to August 2006 (7 years 7 months) Engineering Manager @ Responsibility for the Audio, video and IT services onsite Managing the IT support team Managing the AV encoding team Working on the DVD format inception in Europe Authoring the first ever DVD9 released in Europe Design of Audio and Video facilities From May 1997 to February 1999 (1 year 10 months) Assistant Engineer @ 1st line support of the film special effects and encoding departments VTR tape to tape dubbing operations Network support tasks VTR and other equipment preventative and required maintenance From June 1996 to May 1997 (1 year) Ravensbourne placement @ From 1993 to 1993 (less than a year) Broadcast Television studio Systems Engineering, Television and Broadcast technology @ Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication From 1993 to 1995 Gerald Hinton is skilled in: Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), System Architecture, Digital Video, Video, VOD, Post Production, Broadcast, Encoding, Dvd, Digital Media, Streaming Media, Television, Digital Asset Management, Sound


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Gerald Hinton's Achievements

Startup Weekend Hong Kong 7 - Best Overall Startup

Issued by Startup Weekend Hong Kong · November 2014

Selcted to join the Swire properties BluePrint accelerator

Issued by BlueprintHK · January 2015

Selected to join the Nest/DBS fintech accelerator

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