Piksel helps Broadcast and Media companies innovate, reduce costs and modernise workflows. We do this with a blend of technical services, products and solutions to meet complex needs, simply.
Piksel has worked with clients in the Broadcast & Media industry for over 20 years, tackling difficult, industry specific problems and helping transform it. From launching Sky Go with BSkyB and 4oD with Channel 4 in 2006, to helping architect and implement OSN, we’ve been involved with OTT and the Media Supply Chain since the digital transition started. We’ve used that experience and knowledge to create a microservices platform and products built especially for your industry. These can help you lower your total ownership cost and reduce time to market.
We understand that the technical need of every customer is different. That’s why we use a blend of services, products and solutions to find the right fit for you. Whether it’s integrating with your own systems, using a partner product or one of our own, you’ll end up with an efficient, agile solution designed to suit your needs. When you work with Piksel, you’ll gain a partner, not just another vendor. We’ll work with you to complement existing teams, systems and processes, optimising performance and sharing knowledge along the way. We’ll help to transform your organisation – from cloud expertise to helping you build brilliant in-house technical teams.
As Interim Chief Executive Officer, Ralf Tillmann is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Piksel Group.
Ralf joined Piksel Group in September 2012 and brings over 15 years of experience in integration, adaptation and business reconstruction gained as Executive Vice President of Integrated Dynamics Engineering. Prior to joining Piksel Group, he was General Manager for VEECO Instruments Metrology Group Europe in Mannheim, Germany and GM / EVP of Integrated Dynamics Engineering for over 10 years.
Ralf began his education at the Technical University of Munich with MS in Physics and then PhD in Biophysics. He then decided to move away from science into technology commercialization and marketing specializing in augmenting business profitability and cost-effectiveness.
As Chief Technology Officer, Mark Christie is responsible for Piksel Group’s client solutions including product strategy, innovation, and management, solution deployment, research and development, and global network infrastructure.
Mark joined Piksel Group in April 2011, after the acquisition of IP video solutions provider ioko, where he was CEO and co-founder, growing the company over fifteen years from a UK-based business with two employees to an international business with 350 staff and operations worldwide. In addition to leading ioko’s management team and overseeing its client accounts, business development, and operational support organization, Mark built the managed service infrastructure to support tier-one customers like ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T.
He holds a Masters degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York.
As joint Managing Director of Piksel’s Media & Entertainment business, Kris holds primary responsibility for the growth of the company’s products, operations and architectural direction.
During almost two decades in enterprise software, Kris has worked on architecture, design and delivery for clients spanning healthcare, financial services, the public sector and, of course, media and entertainment. Having initially joined Piksel in 2010, he returned to the company in 2014 following a period spent in-house at a major media technology company. Prior to his appointment as joint managing director, he served as the company’s Head of Product. Kris is focused on organisational culture, business transformation, metadata management and highly available data intensive systems.
Kris studied at the University of Durham, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
As one half of Piksel’s Media & Entertainment leadership team, Kristan is responsible for driving the company’s commercial direction and developing long-lasting, collaborative relationships with our customers. Formerly Piksel’s Head of Solutions, he continues to provide technical leadership and guidance around the company’s architectural approach.
With nearly 20 years’ experience in the media and entertainment industry, Kristan has invaluable experience working directly with many top tier clients including BSkyB, AT&T, BBC, Channel 4, Disney, and Liberty Global. During this time he has helped shape these companies over-the-top (OTT) and online video strategies, galvanizing them as front-runners in the world of online video. A highlight was leading the architecture and delivery for Horizon Go for Liberty Global. Kristan has strong interests in DRM, metadata management, standardizations in the OTT space and understanding how traditional broadcasters can fully transition to IP.
Kristan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Systems Development.