Seasoned Professional and Former Avid Technology Sales Director to Lead Atempo’s Expansion in the EMEA Media & Entertainment Market
LONDON, UK., September 20, 2011 – Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced the appointment of Christophe Darras as director of media and broadcast market EMEA. In this role, Darras will be responsible for accelerating digital archiving revenues in the EMEA media and entertainment market and expanding Atempo’s presence in this space by developing key partnerships with leading alliances and resellers in the media industry.
With a proven industry track record, Darras brings over 17 years of experience in sales management of media and broadcast solutions to Atempo. Previously, Darras was the director of sales for Southern Europe at Avid Technology, in charge of managing the sales and pre-sales teams for France, Italy and Spain. Prior to joining Avid Technology, Darras held various sales management positions within technology and media companies including EMC, Thomson Broadcast System (now Technicolor) and Qosmos.
“As an industry veteran of media and entertainment, working for innovative companies like Avid Technology, Christophe brings a deep knowledge and expertise of this market and its ecosystem. Having Christophe on board also reiterates the company’s commitment to serve this strategic vertical segment,” said Stéphane Kirchacker, managing director, Northern Europe and business development at Atempo. “His expertise will help to fuel adoption of Atempo’s solutions in the digital archiving space while building upon our strong momentum within the media and entertainment end user, alliance and reseller community.”
“I am excited to join Atempo during this time of tremendous opportunity in the digital archiving market,” said Darras. “The explosion in rich media, driven by recent technology advancements, has moved archiving from an afterthought to one that is tightly integrated with media applications and the overall creative workflow. Atempo has been at the forefront of this industry movement, and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”
Darras holds an Executive MBA from the HEC Business School in France and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He is based at Atempo’s worldwide headquarters in Paris.
Atempo enables organisations to preserve and protect digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over long periods of time. Atempo’s comprehensive archiving solutions deliver policy-based and workflow-driven management of rich media files, e-mail and other high-value digital assets to maximise the efficiency and performance of storage systems and reduce long-term storage costs. Atempo’s fully-integrated software portfolio also includes backup and recovery of heterogeneous servers, workstations and laptops throughout the enterprise – from the data center to remote offices. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners. Learn more about Atempo at www.atempo.com.
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