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Oliver Gunasekara

CEO, PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER

Oliver Gunasekara has over 20 years experience in marketing and business development with technology companies. In 1995, he joined ARM to lead its mobile activities, initially working in Europe and then later in Japan and Silicon Valley. Over 12 years at ARM, Oliver licensed HW and SW to both semiconductor companies and mobile OEM’s and delivered a de facto standard for mobile CPU’s. His last role at ARM was Vice President of Corporate Business Development and M&A. In 2007, he joined video H.264 startup W&W Communications as Vice President of Mobile business (acquired by Cavium). Prior to founding NGCodec, he was a business development consultant to a number of mobile startups in the OS, security, imaging, and battery areas.

Oliver holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich, London, UK and a Mini-MBA from the AeA/Executive Institute, Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Brian Angell

VP ENGINEERING

Brian Angell, with over 30 years experience in 3D, Video, Compute, and AI, has built and managed many engineering departments from startups to well-established companies.  Brian first worked at Fairchild Semiconductor where he was introduced to ECL gate array technology.  Brian then joined Sun Microsystems developing 3D Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC).  After 8 years at Sun, he joined a new startup, 3DFX, one of the original PC 3D accelerator card companies.  While at 3DFX, Brian served as the Director of Consumer Products and was responsible for architecture and design. Later, Brian gained additional technical and leadership experience in several leading-edge technology companies.  In 2002, Brian was recruited by NVIDIA executive management to build the engineering side of NVIDIA’s Mobile Business Unit as its Vice President, Engineering.  Brian spent over 10 years at NVIDIA and was instrumental in building the video, GPU, SOC, and low power design teams which formulated the TEGRA SOC found in multiple devices and automobiles.

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Pavel Novotny

CTO & VP ALGORITHMS

Pavel Novotny has 20 years of experience working in video broadcast industry. Starting his carrier with PixStream and VideoLocus, a startup focused on developing an H.264 based product. Pavel helped to develop the world's first real-time hardware H.264 video encoder. After being acquired by LSlogic, Pavel moved to developing  ASIC-based video encoders and decoders. Later Pavel helped to start Algorithms group and defined effective processes and developed tools for video encoding solutions. Leading a team designing and developing a multi-chip real-time HD H.264 and MPEG2 encoder. After being acquired by Magnum Semiconductor, Pavel developed many state-of-the-art products ranging from low-latency contribution encoders, motion compensated temporal filters, high-VQ H.264 and HEVC broadcast encoders and statistical multiplexors.

Pavel holds Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Brno University of Technology in Czech Republic.

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Adam Malamy

VP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CO-FOUNDER

Adam Malamy is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years experience in Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) architecture, design, verification, and all phases of semiconductor development. He started his career at Sun Microsystems designing SPARC microprocessors. In 1994, he joined the 3DO company and helped develop one of the first 32-bit 3D graphics engine ASICs. He gained experience and seniority in a series of startup companies in the areas of microprocessor design and networking. In 2006, Adam joined W&W Communications and played a leading role in developing that company’s H.264 encoder and decoder FPGA and ASIC products. Before founding NGCodec Adam held the position of Director of Engineering in charge of Verification at Cavium, which acquired W&W Communications in 2008.

Adam has a BSEE and MSEE degree, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Ian Jefferson

VP WORLDWIDE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ian Jefferson has been involved in the video industry for many years. He has been instrumental in driving business and new technologies.  
His career has taken him around the world, he has relationships at the highest levels in the broadcast industry of North America, Europe and Asia.
His history of Sales and Business Development with start-ups like Imedia and Entone led to both companies being sold to Nasdaq listed corporations. At these corporations which include Terayon, Harmonic Inc and Integrated Device Technologies (IDT) Ian held senior roles in Business Development. HIs most recent position was heading up sales of the Magnum video encoding products for IDT where he delivered multiple millions dollars of revenue.