Vancouver– Incognito Software has announced that Pete Koat has been appointed to the position of chief technology officer. In this role, Koat will be responsible for defining the strategic agenda for the company’s product line, including developing product roadmaps based on market trends, identifying functional requirements with customers, and contributing to relevant industry standards.
“Pete brings a tremendous amount of industry knowledge to our executive team, which will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our product portfolio with service providers worldwide,” says Stephane Bourque, president and CEO of Incognito Software. “The broadband industry is constantly changing, and having such a dynamic leader on board with extensive knowledge of key industry trends like OTT video will allow us to develop even more solutions to assist our customers and partners in this increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Prior to his role at Incognito Software, Koat co-founded Skitter.TV, an end-to-end video platform for encoding, managing, streaming, and viewing converged Internet television and video on demand, as well as live broadcast and satellite TV. After that, he served as co-founder of Libré Communications, best known for its encloudHD platform, which allows companies to use live video streaming to broadcast content over the Internet.
Koat additionally held the role of chief technology officer at Even Technologies, a Vancouver-based hardware transcoding solution provider, as well as at Infinite Video, a comprehensive IPTV solution provider for emerging markets in North America. During his career, Koat has had the opportunity to contribute to several open source initiatives, including the Freeware Advanced Audio Coder (FAAC) and MPEG4IP projects, both of which are designed for the telecommunications industry. He holds multiple patents related to IP video compression, delivery, and streaming.
"Incognito Software helps solve many of the challenges that broadband and wireless operators face today. It was not uncommon, for instance, to see North American providers using a mix of spreadsheets or home-built tools in their IPAM, DDI, or bandwidth usage monitoring environments, which resulted in inefficiencies and lost revenues," says Koat. "With a wide range of solutions – including load-balanced DHCPv6 and Multimedia Provisioning Services that can be used in DOCSIS, PacketCable, and SIP environments – Incognito can give CSRs greater insight into deployed devices and help solve these issues. Combine this with the company's world-class leadership, proven solutions, and impressive customer roster, and you have the makings of a truly innovative organization that has the ability to transform the IP landscape as we know it."
Koat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He currently resides in the Greater Vancouver area.
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