OTT Video Leader
(+971) 55 414 4168
Resume: Nathan Taylor 2|P a g e
GM Media Software Solutions at Telstra
Sydney, Australia ▪ 2011 to 2013
In this role I man...
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Nathan Taylor Resume

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. continued NATHAN TAYLOR OTT Video Leader (+971) 55 414 4168 Nationality: Australian “I am a Product Development leader with a passion for TV, Sports and Technology. For the past 10 years I have been trying to crack how to deliver the best possible TV experience to customers over the Internet. Things have come a long way in this space but the future is HUGE!” KEY SKILLS Making the Complex Simple Technical Leadership Solution Architecture Agile Software Development System Integration Strategic Thinking Contract Negotiation Distributed Team Management Customer Experience (UI/UX) Continuous Integration P+L Management C++/Java Development STB Devices In Home Networking Telco Networks App Development Content Rights Content Delivery Networks Problem Solving Critical Thinking I NTERNATI ONAL EXPERI ENCE San Francisco: 2001 –> 2008 Dubai: 2013 -> Present EDUCATI ON 1998 – 2001 First Class Honors Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from University of Wollongong PATENTS US Patent 7944862: Accelerated Session Establishment in a Multimedia Gateway PROFILE My super power is that I can make the complex simple and use this to align an organization around the target. I understand the entire stack of technologies. You will find my fingerprints all over the projects that I have lead. I have managed teams of 60+ software engineers using a variety of Agile Methodologies (SCRUM/Kanban) and Continuous Integration. I have a knack for building simple elegant customer experiences because I think customer first. I understand that content is king, but I specialize in putting the content in the biggest possible spotlight that technology can create. My career has been 50/50 between startups and large companies. EXPERI ENCE HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, INTIGRAL Dubai, UAE ▪ 2013 – Present Intigral is a Digital Media Start-Up based in Dubai. It was founded in 2009. Its remit is to develop a series of compelling content services that can be licensed to Telco's to be used as an exclusive point of differentiation in their market. I am responsible for all Software Development and Operations at INTIGRAL. In this role I manage a technology budget of $10M+. I have a team of 60+ people which includes UI/UX Designers, Project Managers, Solution Architects, System Integrators, Developers and Technical Operations staff. My main accomplishment is the creation of a B2B Multi- tenanted Pay-Tv Platform. We are currently offering this as a turn-key Pay-Tv solution to Telco's and FTA broadcasters. This platform was constructed using best of breed SAAS Platforms and we have integrated this with our own customer experience (UI/UX) and a suite of STB devices. My team also develop the exclusive way to watch Saudi Premier League Online (
  • 2. Resume: Nathan Taylor 2|P a g e GM Media Software Solutions at Telstra Sydney, Australia ▪ 2011 to 2013 In this role I managed a team of 40 people. They were a mix of Software Developers (Java, IOS, Android and Web), System Integrators, Solution Architects and UI/UX Designers. The team was distributed over three sites. I was responsible for a technology budget of $15M+. My team developed a number of products including: A re-usable SAAS Multi-tenanted Pay-Tv Video Platform (built around the Ooyala Platform) A “Netflix like” SVOD Service for FOXTEL called Presto ( A Sports website and Live Streaming App for AFL ( A Sports website and Live Streaming App for NRL ( Chief Architect T-Box at Telstra Sydney, Australia ▪ 2009 to 2011 I was the Chief Architect of the T-Box product ( In this role I directly managed a team of 8 Solution Architects and System Integrators. The T-Box is a Hybrid (DTH + OTT) PVR STB platform. We developed this product in 12 months. The key features of the product included: Self-install product that delivered video over broadband + in-home Wi-Fi or Ethernet Intuitive user interface that effectively promoted content (sold over 400k PPV movies/month) Provided a metadata rich EPG that offered imagery and advanced PVR functions like Series Link PPV Movies and 10 free Telstra produced TV Channels After launch we added a Pay-Tv Service called "FOXTEL on T-Box" to the platform. This service was 30 of the best FOXTEL channels delivered to the end customer using Adaptive Streaming. This FOXTEL package was aimed at the "Pay-Lite" ($15->$35 ARPU) segment of the market. This strategy has been hugely successful. There are now over 800k T-Box devices in market. Various Software Development Leadership Roles at Dilithium Networks San Francisco Bay Area, USA ▪ 2001 – 2009 I finished University in late 2001 and immediately joined a Mobile Video Startup company called Dilithium Networks as employee number 5. Its competitive edge was that it had patent protected software technology that could convert video in one format (e.g. H.263) into another video format (e.g. H.264) 10x more efficiently than traditional methods. I was part of the Systems Engineering team that created ideas of how to use this technology and built these systems. Our initial aim was to develop a POC system to showcase the power of this technology to potential technology partners. After showcasing this POC to the Vodafone group we decided to build this into our own commercial system. Between 2001->2009 I graduated through a number of Software Development leadership roles. During this period of time Dilithium Networks grew to a peak of 240 employees. The highlights of my roles during this period of time included: Leading the development of two products that we sold to over 20 major customers including Tier 1 Telco’s (e.g. Vodafone, Orange etc) and leading Internet companies (e.g. Yahoo) Managed a team of 20+ engineers that developed these products Spent more than 50% of my time as a hands on software developer Established an offshore development center in New Delhi, India to enable a commercially sustainable solution to manage the custom development and maintenance of our legacy product suite Travelled globally and was an integral part of our pre-sales team, My role was to educate the customers on the benefits of our technology and help them to figure out how to best apply it to their network topology

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