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Biographical Information

Kurt Michel

Marketing VP, SeaChange International

Kurt Michel, Marketing VP at SeaChange International, is a leader in the volatile video infrastructure market. Since 2012 he has been a fervent advocate for improving the online/OTT viewing experience at industry-leading CDN Akamai and video service assurance leader IneoQuest/Telestream. Kurt’s understanding of online video is built on over 35 years of engineering, product management, and marketing experience in in telecom, datacom, networking/internet, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), and video processing and delivery.Kurt holds a BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, and an MBA/Marketing from Babson College. He resides in greater Boston.

Articles for Kurt Michel

The OTT Ecosystem Needs an Open Platform

If the industry is to continue to innovate, grow, and provide the best value and quality of experience, then we need to stop building closed systems and move toward open-platform, best-in-class infrastructure solutions.

CBS Bets Big on Star Trek, But Will Need Data to Win the OTT Game

Without reliable third-party data on everything from quality of service to viewer behavior, OTT SVOD services like CBS All Access face difficult odds