With over 30 years of software engineering experience, Mike has a passion for pushing the technology envelope. He has a proven track record of working alongside customers to create solutions to some of their most complex problems with an API-first mindset. A Media and Entertainment veteran, Mike has deep technical experience with media and its surrounding workflows. An Emmy Award winning technologist, prior to joining Signiant, Mike was CTO for IBM’s Aspera business unit and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Mike was part of the executive team at Aspera when it was acquired by IBM in 2014. Prior to Aspera, Mike held several hands-on technical leadership positions, including CTO at Sorenson Media. Mike has deep networking experience having spent 14 years at Novell after the company acquired Excelan where he was a developer and technical leader for the LANWorkplace product, the first suite of TCP/IP utilities for DOS and Windows. As the Chief Solutions Officer at Signiant, Mike plays a hands-on role, where he works closely with customers and internal Signiant teams to bridge the gap between the solutions customers need and Signiant’s product and integration roadmap.