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We are pleased to have appointed Julian Wheeler as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the delivery of the company’s technology programmes and support its long-term strategic plans.

Wheeler has over 21 years of experience in broadcasting through his various roles at Sky New Zealand, which included five years as Chief Technology and Product Officer. He has also held senior positions at BT, where he was Director of Digital Media, and BskyB, as Head of IT. Most recently, Wheeler was Chief Product and Technology Officer at revenue management solutions company Xplor.

At SIS, he will be tasked with formulating a single strategy across the company’s technology teams within Architecture, Broadcast Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Programme Management, Service Delivery and Software Engineering.

Wheeler’s appointment adds significant technical know-how to the SIS Senior Management Team as the business aims to further enhance its diversification and international growth strategy.

SIS Chief Executive Officer, Richard Ames, said:

“Julian’s vast experience in broadcasting and within large-scale organisations makes him an invaluable addition to the business and our leadership team.

“He will lead our technical strategy as we continue to expand into new markets with a comprehensive range of products covering a breadth of verticals. His knowledge and expertise will have significant benefits for our business and will sharpen our technological capabilities.”

Wheeler added:

“The growth journey of SIS has been fascinating to see from the outside and I look forward to working alongside a talented team that has made rapid progress in extending its offering in recent times.

“SIS has made great strides in expanding internationally and my role is to lead the way in shaping a future-proofed technological strategy that can continue to meet the needs of our operator partners”