About the author: Grant Hammond
Professionally, I’m a self employed consultant and business/technology architect working in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) sector.
I’m a hardware and software engineer by training (DSP and AI were my specialisms), somewhat enlightened by an MBA.
My passion lies both in the conception and in leading the delivery of transformative and complex business change and technology programmes which redefine industry norms.
I’m an expert in large scale M&E solution and enterprise architecture and have been fortunate to hold leading roles in a variety of complex and highly innovative programmes for clients including: Sky, BT and Sony. I was a Design Authority for the original Sky Studios broadcast facility build in London and before that worked on service oriented, cloud based PaaS MAM some years before “cloud” or “PaaS” were a terms.
Most recently, in partnership with dB Broadcast, I’ve worked with a major financial data services provider in a consultative and Design Authority capacity to architect and deliver their live news production facility in London and re-engineer wider global workflows. The work has been most notable for leading the industry transition from SDI to IP (LiveIP), although I did some groundbreaking work with peta-scale media optimised, software defined object storage and virtualised leaf/spine networking too.
The decision to put together this blog is born out of a deep desire to exchange ideas and perspectives. I was spurred on when two short articles I published on LinkedIn about LiveIP unexpectedly generated a huge response from around the world.