Simon Rix is a Product Strategist and Security Engineer at Irdeto, with over 35 years’ experience in Security Engineering across various domains. Simon joined M-Net in 1986 and became one of the pioneers of Irdeto’s Pay TV Conditional Access system design in the analogue and DVB digital direct to home satellite domains. Simon has helped design and develop many secure microprocessors, smart card, ASICs and FPGA that have formed the core of tens of millions of set top decoders and our scrambling uplink solutions. Simon has developed patents that helped underpin Irdeto’s success in the Pay TV marketplace. Most recently Simon has managed development teams in Ottawa where Irdeto develops parts of smartcard-less CA and white box cryptography solutions. When he has free time, Simon loves being with his family, hiking and just being outdoors.