Leading video technology provider, Kaltura, today announced the successful completion of the first stage of its plans to grow its footprint in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
Kaltura’s video solutions are already in use around the world by leading organisations such as SAP, MetLife, Philips, Yale University, Stanford University, Cornell University, and many more. While Kaltura has had a long-established footprint in Asia Pacific (APAC), this expansion underscores the importance of Australia and New Zealand as key markets for Kaltura.
As a reflection of this focus, to better serve the rapidly growing video needs of Australia’s forward-thinking companies, universities, and government organisations, Kaltura has expanded its ANZ team with senior hires. This “Dream Team” of experienced representatives will substantially boost Kaltura’s ability to serve digital transformation efforts in ANZ’s business and education sectors.
James Brennan joins to spearhead the enterprise and government business. James is a leading expert in the video and collaboration market and well-known to ANZ enterprises, having driven record results in previous roles as APAC Director for BlueJeans Network and ANZ Sales Director at Polycom. Grant Beevers joins to lead the expansion in education. Grant has extensive knowledge of education customers and solutions, coming most recently from his role as Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering at Blackboard. In addition to these new appointments, Kaltura has relocated key personnel from its US and European businesses to lead Solution Engineering and Customer Success functions.
Further bolstering Kaltura’s business capabilities are partnerships that have been established with leading education technology company Blackboard Inc and world-leading conferencing service provider West Corporation. As Kaltura’s local resellers in Australia, Blackboard Inc and West Corporation are working in tandem with the company’s local team to show organisations across ANZ how video can transform their businesses.
These partnerships have already secured Kaltura a number of notable business milestones in Australia.Major Australian customers include Sydney Water, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney; Swinburne University of Technology, the Australia Film, Television, and Radio School; Laureate International Universities site Torrens University Australia; TAFE NSW; and the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division.
“Market research has identified ANZ as a region with significant untapped potential. Moving ahead, we foresee wider acceptance of video technology in the digitisation plans of local enterprises and educational providers alike, presenting new opportunities for Kaltura to distinguish itself as a leading industry player in Asia Pacific,” said Eylon Cohen, Vice President and Managing Director of Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning Business in APAC. “Supported by our newly minted team, we are thrilled to embark on a new chapter of our regional growth story, and look forward to further entrenching Kaltura’s presence in the ANZ region.”
As part of its community outreach and awareness efforts, James Brennan of Kaltura will be participating in the HR Leaders Forum, taking place in Sydney from 20 – 21 February 2018, as a keynote speaker. Kaltura will also be a part of Digital Disruption 2018 held in Sydney from 26 – 27 March 2018, which will include Jeff Rubenstein, Kaltura’s Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Business Development, sharing insights on video technology.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognised leader in the Cloud TV, OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform with the broadest use cases and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to three core values – openness, flexibility, and collaboration – and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open source video management project, which is home to more than 150,000 community members.
Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning business unit helps organisations from all industries power video across the organisation, both internally – for employees and students, and externally – for customers and partners, live and VOD, on any device. Kaltura offers the tools to create and manage video that can power every department. With Kaltura’s video solutions, organizations can improve communication, drive engagement, share knowledge, increase collaboration boost creativity, and improve learning results. For more information, please visit https://www.kaltura.com/.