He first got involved in the StreamingMedia and Broadcast Audio Video sector when, while working as an event promoter, he produced a webcast with Netscape and the Ministry of Sound in October 1996. Since then has produced thousands of webcasts, been involved in a number of streaming start-ups and provided consultancy for a wide number of broadcasters and telcos.
He has Professed as a Streaming Media Consultant and Pioneer and Webcaster since the end of 1996. He has worked for many of the largest webcast consumers, service providers and technology providers in the sector and considers himself to be at the forefront of the Streaming Media industry. Clients include Nasdaq, Arqiva, Freeview, Reuters, BT, UK Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, Eutelsat, BskyB, BBC and countless others.
Over the years he has worked with a number of ventures spanning all layers of the vertical markets around streaming, from telecoms and routing, through CDN, Serving, Management, integration, front end, ASIC, Set Top Box, DRM, Payment, Advertising, production, editing and development.
He is a proper little know it all :)
His company, id3as, is a boutique software technology consulting and development group specialising in Internet Video and Audio delivery software for large enterprise systems. They pioneered live webcasting at scale in the cloud, producing the largest live streaming workflow on AWS for Reuters / Nasdaq - generating 35,000+ live events each year entirely in the cloud.
Significantly the company currently delivers the back-end platforms for a variety of blue chip clients, including Nasdaq OMX / Thomson Reuters Market reporting Video and Audio Workflows, and also Arqiva’s TV Connect platform providing the Digital Service Platform for the Freeview Plus domestic Digital Television broadcast network in the UK.
id3as also works as an angel finance provider and has also made a number of smaller investments, both financial and 'sweat equity' based (from it's own skills and resources) into several smaller startups in and around the IT space, including wearable technology, display technology, content delivery networking and telecoms and audio processing.
Highly specialised and agile in its approach, the company brings all the skills of its team to a diverse range of projects. The founders' backgrounds include 20 years of pioneering in Software Development, Financial Services, Broadcast and Streaming Media.
id3as has all the right experience to bring its event focussed expertise in the webcasting and online video streaming sector.
From 2004 until 2008 Dom was Founder and CTO, and then from 2008 until 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer at Global-MIX (a UK CDN specializing in Multicast and Live content delivery on the Internet), taking it to winning an award as the 'Best Delivery Network in Europe’.
He was added to StreamingMediaGlobal.com's Dream Team and the European Conferences 'Advisory Board' in 2009.
He speaks and and writes on streaming media technology for Broadcast Engineering, ISP World and StreamingMedia, StreamingMedia producer and other Information Today publications. He programmed the European Content Delivery Summit, and the Video Infrastructure Summit, and chaired CDN World Forum.
Wiley Press will be publishing an academic book he is one of three contributing editors for called “Advanced Streaming and Content Delivery in the Cloud’ in the Summer of 2014.
He provides 'front-line' streaming journalism for StreamingMedia and Broadcast Engineering from his European based professional life, has written for several publishers, and speaks at several global conferences focussing on Internet Video and Audio infrastructures. On occasion he still produces live events and is continually working with many clients on infrastructure architectures and technology innovations providing specialised solutions into the space. He is mad about streaming - particularly Live Streaming—and also enjoys evangelizing about it—he wants nothing more than people to take a deep interest in the industry and, above all, enjoy and benefit from streaming products and services.