Agnė Sipavičiutė

Agnė Sipavičiutė, Financial Accountant and CSR Associate

Agnė Sipavičiutė is Financial Accountant and CSR Associate at Irdeto. Currently, Agnė is playing a role as Business Process Lead in an ongoing ERP implementation project and next to it is responsible for the Global CSR program. She has previous experience in business consultancy, fund accounting and AML compliance. Agnė is curious about Business process transformation, leadership and well-being.

Andrew Hoyt

Andrew Hoyt, Pre-Sales Engineer, Connected Health

Andrew Hoyt has over a decade of software engineering experience working for companies that range from small Ottawa-area tech start ups, to Nortel Networks, to Canada’s Nobel prize winning neutrino observatory. Regardless of the role, Andrew has always had a passion for understanding technology and passing that enthusiasm on to others. Andrew joined Irdeto in 2016 as a Software Engineer implementing new features for Irdeto’s Cloakware Software Protection product offerings. In 2019 he transitioned to a more customer-facing role, looking after the EMEA region as a technical expert interfacing with customer engineering teams and working with them to develop solutions to their security problems.

Andrew holds Bachelor’s of Science in both Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Canada’s Queen’s University. He’s also studied at the IMD school of business in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Anna Koziarska-Bergink

Anna Koziarska-Bergink, HR Operations Specialist, Learning & Development

Anna is an HR Operations Specialist, focusing on Learning and Development. She’s passionate about working with people on their development and performance. One of her big drivers at work is to encourage teams to share their skills with others. One of her strengths is in learning new things, and that supports me in this mission.

Arjen Fokkema

Arjen Fokkema, Business Process Architect

Arjen Fokkema is Business Process Architect and CSR Lead at Irdeto and is responsible for business process architecture, management systems and the CSR program. Arjen has 18 years of experience in process-, change- and risk management, developing sustainable business process improvements globally. Arjen graduated from Hanzehogeschool Groningen with a degree in Industrial Engineering and has previous experience in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and infant formula industry. He prides himself on being innovative, keenly pragmatic and always on the lookout for a better way. Better for our business, the people and our planet.

Bengt Jonsson, Senior Vice President, Solutions Management

Bengt is responsible for strategic planning for key accounts, new business acquisition, developing new growth opportunities, leading Irdeto’s global sales team and overseeing the company’s integrated marketing program. Bengt joined Irdeto as Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific in July 2008. Prior to joining Irdeto, Bengt was CEO of LyngBox Media AB, a Swedish hybrid set-top box start-up. He has also held senior management positions with Thomson’s Client Device business unit in Asia and with Nokia’s multimedia business units in Asia and Europe. Bengt holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linkoping University in Sweden and Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK.

Bhagyashri Sarbhukan, DevOps Engineer

Bhagyashri has about 10 years of experience in software testing and has been working as a DevOps engineer for past 2 years. She works with AWS cloud services for creating secured infrastructure for deployment of solutions and automation. Bhagyashri enjoys learning new stuff and of late has been using her spare time learning different cloud services. She is here to share her learnings!

Bob Hernandez, Sales Director, Denuvo

Bob worked for Sony DADC for 17 years where he held many roles of increasing responsibility, including positions in Digital Authoring, Marketing and as Director of Business Development for the Sony DADC DigitalWorks department. He has expertise in contract negotiations, sales, business development and customer relationship management working with major games publishers such as Electronic Arts and Take 2 and major film studios such as Sony Pictures and Lionsgate.

Brian Yuan

Catherine Chambers (Cloakware® Cate), Senior Product Manager

Since 2011 Catherine has been helping to architect Irdeto’s security solutions for web, mobile and embedded systems. She sometimes posts videos for Irdeto on the subject of reverse engineering under the name Cloakware® Cate. Prior to joining Irdeto, Catherine worked for many years as a lead programmer in fast-paced startups. Her experience spans the range from coding in assembler to cloud computing. Catherine holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Queen’s University.

Brian Yuan

Daniel Thunberg, Global Head, Connected Transport

Daniel is the Global Head of Connected Transport at Irdeto. Having been through digitalization in the media industry over the past 15 years, Daniel brings key insights and experience on security issues impacting the automotive industry in today’s connected world. Prior to Irdeto, Daniel has held several senior leadership roles, including EVP of Sales and Marketing at KIT Digital Asia Pacific. When KIT was restructured to Piksel, he held the position of SVP of Commercial EMEA/APAC. He was also VP of Global Sales at International Datacasting. Daniel holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Linkoping’s University in Political Science and Sociology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

Brian Yuan

Ettore Benedetti, Product Manager

Ettore is Product Manager and cybersecurity expert at Irdeto. He is responsible for building the identity and key management solutions that major manufacturers and communication service providers trust for protecting their investments in services, networks and, devices at scale. Ettore holds six patents in the area of embedded security solutions. Prior to Irdeto, Ettore worked at Thales on survivable networks for the battlefield and obtained a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) and the University of Essex (UK).

Frank Poppelsdorf

Frank Poppelsdorf, VP of Content Protection

Frank is Vice President for Irdeto’s content protection business line and leads the strategic direction for Irdeto’s Android TV offering, Conditional Access, OTT and watermarking. He oversees a global team of product management experts to define product development across these business areas and has a background of nine years’ experience in conditional access and 18 years in the media industry. Frank is an expert in content delivery platforms and holds a Masters in Computer Science from Utrecht University.

Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk

Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk, Global Head of Innovation

As Global Head of Innovation, Jan-Jaap oversees, stimulates, and facilitates innovation at Irdeto on a global scale. He manages the innovation process across Irdeto with the focus on driving revenue growth, optimizing cost, and building Irdeto’s winning culture. Jan-Jaap joined Irdeto in 2012 as a Researcher while pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In this role, he specialized in data analytics and forensics and provided insights both to clients of Irdeto as well as to teams within the company. Next, as a Technology Evangelist Jan-Jaap made technically complex concepts accessible to a broad audience, identifying emerging technologies, and verbalizing both their potential and limitations to customers and partners of Irdeto. Besides strategic management, he curates innovation activities and events, both inside and outside of Irdeto with a diverse range of stakeholders. Passionate about teamwork, he enjoys collaborating with people with a wide range of skills and strives to match people to challenges.

Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk

Juan Martinez Puig, Exco Associate

Juan Martinez is responsible of the OTT media protection products at Irdeto and has extensive experience in the introduction of new technologies as digitalization of TV, HD and 4K, as well as large OTT deployments. Juan has been working in global electronics and telecommunication businesses since 1999 for companies including Phillips, Liberty Global, and Acision, before joining Irdeto. Originally from Barcelona, Juan holds an MSc in Electronic engineering.

Kelly van Krieken

Kelly van Krieken, Director of Corporate Development

Kelly van Krieken is the Director of Corporate Development and is responsible for supporting strategy and inorganic growth for Irdeto. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive Finance knowledge. With over 15 years of experience working for multinationals, she is familiar to a busy, high-paced environment. Included within her responsibilities at Irdeto is the oversight of the Market Intelligence – Competitor Intelligence team. Kelly is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and plays a key role in implementing and supporting key initiatives throughout Irdeto.

Kerstin Schrader

Kerstin Shrader, VP of Global Human Resources

Kerstin Schrader is Irdeto’s VP of Global Human Resources – Global Head of People and holds 17 years of HR experience of which, before joining Irdeto in 2016. Her focus areas and passion for global programs are around Cultural Transformation, Employment Value Proposition, and Engagement. She works with a strong focus on cross-pollination to generate a holistic approach to HR, being guided by transparency, fairness, and high quality. Kerstin holds a Master’s degree in Work-, Organizational & Clinical Psychology with additional specialization in Labour Law. Kerstin is German, has lived in Australia and South Africa, and now calls Amsterdam her home where she lives with her family.

Since becoming our Global Head of People in July last year, Kerstin has re-built and re-energized the HR team. Under her leadership, Irdeto rolled out the Organizational Talent Review, as well as a new more accountable approach to objectives and incentives. We’ve improved key elements of our employee experience, including an enhanced approach to career development. Kerstin and her team have increased Irdeto’s focus on diversity and inclusion, rolled out OfficeVibe to provide a real-time platform in support of employee engagement, and built a stronger relationship with the HR teams at our parent company MultiChoice Group.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Kerstin has made tremendous efforts to protect both the business and the Irdeto team from the effects of it and is now looking ahead to boost our culture with the learnings we gained.

Kerstin Schrader

Liam Deane, Market Intelligence Analyst

Liam is Irdeto’s Market Intelligence Analyst for Connected Industries. He is responsible for researching and analyzing the many emerging markets from connected healthcare to industrial IoT in which rapid changes in technology are bringing about new and growing needs for digital security products. He brings many years of experience working as a market analyst across industries including digital advertising, video games and financial services at leading research firms such as Omdia and GlobalData. Originally from Ireland, Liam holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from University College London.

Kerstin Schrader

Mark Mulready, Vice President of Cybersecurity Services

Mark leads the strategic direction, global delivery and management of Cybersecurity Services for sports rights owners, broadcasters/operators, games publishers and other verticals. In addition to managing a global team of analysts, investigators and product management experts, Mark oversees the marketing activities for the Irdeto Cybersecurity Services team.

Mark was previously the Fraud & Operational Security Manager at Foxtel and also served 16 years in New South Wales Police Service including special assignments in the Drug Enforcement Agency, the National Crime Authority and 3 years as a Prosecutor.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong and was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2004. He is currently Vice President for the leading pan European industry association – AAPA. (

Maxim Shevchenko

Maxim Shevchenko, Senior Product Manager

Maxim is a passionate, data-driven product management professional with more than 13 years of experience working in a complex and fast-changing international environment. His years in engineering and architecture provide an excellent technical background to solve the most complex customer problems and find a common language with all stakeholders’ levels from executives, engineering, and sales.

Michail Greshishchev

Michail Greshishchev, Product Owner, Denuvo by Irdeto

Michail Greshishchev is a software engineer with a passion for reverse engineering. His career revolves around software reliability & safety critical systems. His recent accomplishments were contributing a security analysis framework to Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), enabling automotive manufacturers to protect future cars from cyber-attacks, and winning a US Navy CTF hacking competition in Austin, Texas. Presently, he is the Denuvo Anti-Cheat product owner at Denuvo by Irdeto.

Peter Cossack

Peter Cossack, Cybersecurity Services Segment Lead- Studios

Pete Cossack has been with Irdeto since 2010 and has responsibility for managing the Watermarking and Anti-Piracy business. He has 18 years of experience in the entertainment industry with 11 of those years dedicated to helping clients build and implement strategies around content protection and anti-piracy services. Pete has helped deliver multi-million dollar products and services from concept to market for companies like Rovi, Cryptography Research Inc and HBO. Pete served in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

Per Stjernqvist

Per Stjernqvist, Industry Consultant

One of the worlds most experienced in turning machine data into Services & Solutions. Creating innovative customer value propositions based on interviews, observations and trends in customer behavior is his trademark.
7 years at Volvo Truck Corporation and 18 years at Volvo Construction Equipment as Managing Director and global developer of services- and solutions.
Former Teacher and Researcher at Copenhagen Business School and Vice President Servitization & Solutions at Trackunit. Per Stjernqvist holds board positions in large service- and solution companies.

Per Stjernqvist

Phil Eisen, Senior System Architect

Phil joined Irdeto in 2001, where he was co-inventor and principal developer of white-box AES. After leading the team responsible for white-box cryptography and data transformations, he was a lead designer and developer on several DRM solutions, as well as Irdeto’s innovative cardless CA system. Phil is currently part of the System Architecture team, helping define features across all products in the Cloakware® Marketing Unit. Prior to Irdeto, his other positions include Director of Engineering at Perspecys/Blue Coat Canada, and Cryptomathematician at Communications Security Establishment. Phil holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Reinhard Blaukovitsch

Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Founder and Managing Director, Denuvo

Reinhard previously worked with Sony DADC as the Senior Vice President of Digital Works for 23 years, where he was successful in business development through strategic and entrepreneurial thinking.

With a wealth of international experience as a business unit leader in the software and entertainment industry for a global service and supply chain company, Reinhard has an analytical and structured working style with experience in leading an international team of up to 200 people.

He has extensive commercial and technical understanding of digital supply chain and license management solutions for the entertainment industry, and achieved sustained revenue and operating profit growth through market understanding and lean management.

Reinhard Blaukovitsch

Rodrigo Fernandes, Director, Product Management

Rodrigo is the product manager for Irdeto’s multi-DRM product. He has over 14 years of professional experience having previously worked for both infrastructure vendors such as Nokia and NokiaSiemens as well as tier-1 operators like T-Mobile.

Reinhard Blaukovitsch

Ronald Peters, Product Manager

Ronald leads product management for Trusted Home as well as Conditional Access at Irdeto, helping operators and service providers address security and deployment challenges for internet and broadcast services. Prior to joining Irdeto, he has worked for both service providers and technology providers, including Vodafone Ziggo, Samsung and Nokia. With 20 years of experience in mobility and media technologies, Ronald has insights into consumer and business trends driving the shifts in media consumption today. Ronald holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics and certifications in product management, marketing and business management.

Shriekanth Iyer

Shriekanth Iyer, Business Development Director, Healthcare

Shriekanth leads Irdeto’s Connected Health cybersecurity business development, strategy, and partnerships for North America, Europe, and Asia. He brings over 12 years of Public and Private sector healthcare medical technology experience across South East Asia and APAC markets. Prior to joining Irdeto, Shriekanth led the Sales team at GE Healthcare Digital in South East Asia for software solutions and services business. Certified RAC (Global), Shriekanth was also a Regulator with the Singapore Ministry of Health, where he managed a team in medical devices technical evaluation with policy formulation and industry coordination.

Shriekanth holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from NTU Singapore, and an MBA from IMD Business School, Switzerland.

Steeve Huin, SVP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

Steeve Huin, Chief Marketing Officer

Steeve is Chief Marketing Officer at Irdeto. He is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with nearly 20 years of experience in building products, driving engagement and revenue within the cybersecurity domain. Steeve has wealth of market knowledge and experience in the video entertainment, mobile gaming and connected industries such as healthcare and transport.

Steeve holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and is well-versed in the international business landscape, having held key strategic positions in the Netherlands, Canada and China throughout his career. Prior to his current leadership role at Irdeto, Steeve was Co-Chief Executive Officer at International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), a technology provider to the world’s premiere broadcasters in Canada.

Steeve Huin, SVP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

Sven Schmidberger, Compliance Officer – Connected Transport

Sven is the Compliance Officer for Irdeto‘s Connected Transport business, leading technical compliance, quality assurance, validation & verification, and standardization. He‘s a seasoned leader with background in engineering & development and compliance including functional safety and cyber-security.
Prior to joining Irdeto Sven held progressive roles in the Automotive industries in Germany and USA. Most recently he was responsible for engineering & development in North America for a Tier-1 supplier focused on HMI and vehicle access applications.
Sven holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Information Technology from Baden-Württemberg Corporative State University (Germany).

Steeve Huin, SVP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

Will Hickie, Data Science Architect

Will Hickie joined Irdeto in 2018 as a Data Science Architect to investigate how machine learning could be used to improve software and intellectual property protection.
As a data scientist, Will employs a statistical data-to-outcomes approach to problem solving. With 20 years of software development experience, and more than a decade of applied ML, he is able to speak to both engineering and machine learning disciplines. Will kicked off his career with a startup during the tech boom of the 1990s, designing algorithms for real-time surveillance systems. In his spare time, Will enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.