Dejero has appointed Francois Vaillant as its new senior technical product manager. Vaillant joins Dejero from CBC (Canada Broadcasting Corporation), where he spent the last 15 years at the helm of innovation and standards, last serving as executive director of engineering solutions for the national broadcaster.
Having led CBC’s IP transformation, which started in 2017, Vaillant ensured consistency of capital investment and the unification and standardization of the company’s technical architecture. He is recognised as a pioneer of IP implementation and has been heavily involved in the development of IP standards. Over the course of his 25+ years in IT leadership roles, Vaillant has become a long-standing member of the SMPTE Board of Governors, NABA (North American Broadcast Association) and EBU (European Broadcast Union).