Contributors

Bahman Sistany, Senior Security Analyst and Researcher
Bahman joined Irdeto in 2003 as a Compiler Designer, Bahman since then worked on several advanced application-level security features such as various control flow obfuscations. He has held several roles, including manager of large development, infrastructure and QA teams and later as a product evangelist and owner. More recently, Bahman has been leading research into obfuscation and tamper resistance technology, high assurance software protection and functional safety, application of AI/ML systems to security, and confidentiality/privacy of ML systems. Bahman holds a PhD in computer science (formal verification) from University of Ottawa.

Bengt Jonsson, Senior Vice President, Sales
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, Cloakware® Product Owner
Brian has spent the past 6 years at Irdeto as a Product Owner / Product Manager in the media security and anti piracy teams, working on a range of products from ActiveCloak and Irdeto’s Secure Media Player, to Web Discovery. Prior to this he worked in Telecommunications (Nortel & Natural Convergence) and IPTV Middleware (Espial) where he performed a variety of roles from emergency support to Systems / Sales Engineering. Brian holds a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

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.

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.

Frank PoppelsdorfFrank Poppelsdorf, VP of Content Protection, Irdeto
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.

Grant Goodes, Principal Architect for Cloakware® Technology
Grant has been with Irdeto spanning 11 years in increasingly more senior roles. Hired by Cloakware® as a Transcoder developer, he worked as the architect of the White-box Cryptography tool-chain, and then led the development of the kernel-based Android Secure Platform technology. Grant then took a position at Arxan where he developed their Next-gen White-box product and was promoted to Principle Engineer in the office of the CTO. Grant recently returned to Irdeto in his current role as the Principle Architect for the Cloakware® Software Protection (CSP) technology, including Software and Data Transformation, Binary Protection and White-box Cryptography. He is now responsible for defining the future direction of all Cloakware® technologies. Grant’s other experience includes stints as a Java VM developer at IBM, lead onboard software-engineer for Denmark’s Ørsted scientific satellite mission, and compiler-developer on Europe’s first Ada compiler. A holder of 10 software security patents, Grant did his undergrad at University of Waterloo and Master’s degree at University of Toronto.

Juan Martinez Puig, Senior Product Manager
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.

Mark Mulready, Vice President of Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto
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. (http://www.aapa.eu/ )

Peter Cossack, Cybersecurity Services Segment Lead- Studios, Irdeto
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.

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 BlaukovitschReinhard 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.

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.

Ronald Peters, Product Manager, Irdeto
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.

Samaneh Bayat, Senior Software Engineer
Samaneh is a senior software engineer at Irdeto, currently working on a cloud service that provides cutting edge API and code protection technology to web and mobile applications. Before joining Irdeto, she worked at IBM where she joined a team of two to build a cloud service for application security management, which later grew into a big team. Before that, she was working on IBM’s enterprise level application security product. Besides software development, she has also researched in a variety of areas including formal methods, shortest path algorithms, bio-inspired computing, data mining, web2.0, security test automation, and recommendation systems.

Simon Rix, Product Strategist and Security Engineer
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.

Steeve HuinSteeve Huin, Vice President of BD, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Irdeto
Steeve is VP of Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Irdeto. He is a seasoned cybersecurity industry executive with more than 15 years of experience in driving engagement, business and revenue across video entertainment and connected industries. He transformed the Conditional Access landscape by launching the world’s first, and market-leading, one-way, software-only CA solution, Cloaked CA. Steeve is well-versed in the international business landscape, having held key strategic positions based out of 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 based out of Canada. Steeve holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure of Bordeaux (France).

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.