Sohonet, the leading experts in network connectivity, remote collaboration and security for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Walkenhorst as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Reporting to Chuck Parker, CEO, Jon will be a member of the Sohonet Executive Leadership Team.
As CPO, Jon will lead Sohonet’s evolving platform of products including services like ClearView remote collaboration and FileRunner fast file sharing, balancing the importance of improving the customer experience and driving new innovative features across the ecosystem.
Jon Walkenhorst is a technology leader with real world experience in M&E, delivering solutions and services by building great teams and on foundational technologies. He brings to Sohonet a depth of knowledge in platform transformation, software services, enterprise integration, and is an expert on networking and video delivery. Jon’s most recent roles were as CTO at Evercast, Chief Architect at Juniper Networks (Telco), and CTO of Technicolor (Connected Home BU) and VP Cloud Architecture (Production Services BU).
Over the last two years, Sohonet has seen a rapid adoption of its platform services. “In this new era of hybrid collaboration, Sohonet continues to serve a growing number of content creators. Jon’s relentless focus on customer needs and emerging technologies combined with his track record for seeing where the the two intersect makes him a perfect fit in Sohonet’s mission to build technology that revolutionizes the way Storytellers create content by making collaboration seamless and more secure” said Chuck Parker, CEO of Sohonet.
“Resolving cloud-based remote workflows will continue to be a priority and I look forward to working with the Sohonet team to anticipate shifts with M&E workflows and meet those challenges with solutions that empower storytellers” said Jon.
A technology master craftsman, builder, educator, integrator and delivery professional, Jon enjoys exploring our planet, scuba diving, and family.