Rayner, Andrew

Rayner, Andrew

Chief Technology Officer at Appear

Andy Rayner, recently appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Appear, brings over three decades of experience to the global leader in media processing and delivery technology. With a celebrated career that includes significant contributions to both BT and Nevion, Andy has been a key figure in shaping the future of broadcasting and telecommunications.

Career Highlights

  • BT: Andy's journey began at BT, where he spent 22 years and was instrumental in designing the UK's Digital Terrestrial TV network. His innovations earned him the prestigious Martlesham Gold Medal.
  • Nevion: At Nevion for 13 years, Rayner received a technical Emmy for his work on JPEG 2000 standardization and secured several patents, underscoring his role as a forward-thinking technologist.

Andy's impact extends beyond Appear; he is a SMPTE fellow, a Director of VSF, and a member of the steering board at AMWA, playing a significant role in developing the SMPTE 2110 standards for IP-based production. His leadership and vision are recognized at industry events worldwide, where he is a seasoned speaker.

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