Nick Thexton, SVP & CTO, and James Field, Director of Technology for New Initiatives R&D, discuss NDS' Surfaces project, which promises 'TV without borders'."
Will Richmond is president and founder of Broadband Directions LLC, a market intelligence, publishing and consulting firm specializing in broadband-delivered video, which he established in 2003. Will edits and publishes VideoNuze, a daily online publication widely read by broadband video decision-makers.
Will is a 20-year veteran of the broadband, cable TV, content and technology industries. He is a well-known and acknowledged industry expert whose insights and advice are sought by C-level industry executives, venture capitalists, journalists and others.
Will worked at Continental Cablevision (then the 3rd largest cable operator) from 1990â€“1998, initially managing large operations in the Boston area, and subsequently as VP Business Development and part of the founding team of Continental's pioneering broadband Internet access service "Highway1". Subsequently he served as VP Business Development for CMGI's iCast and for Narad Networks. He was also the founder of PoliticalWag.com, a popular political discussion/community site.
Will has also created the industry's popular "VideoSchmooze" conferences and has spoken or moderated at numerous industry conferences (e.g. National Cable Show, NATPE, Digital Hollywood, NABShow and others). Will currently serves on the American Public Television's board of trustees and WGBH's board of advisors. Will has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nick Thexton is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NDS. In his current role, Nick Thexton leads a global division within NDS that is tasked with leading the companyâ€™s technical investigations into new areas of business. Prior to this role, Mr. Thexton led the UK R&D arm within the company. Before joining NDS in 1994, Mr. Thexton worked with UK broadcasters Channel 4 and Thames Television in the design and project management of studio facilities.