Muriel De Lathouwer elected “ICT Woman of the Year 2017” by Data News
Liege, Belgium, March 9, 2017 – EVS Broadcast Equipment, the leading provider of live video production systems, announced that Muriel De Lathouwer, CEO of the company, has been elected “ICT Woman of the Year” by Data News, Belgian media specialized in ICT matters.
“I’m obviously very happy that Data News elected me for this award. It is a nice recognition for all my years of involvement in the ICT and broadcast industries. But I also want to share it with the entire management team of EVS, working with me to prepare EVS for its future, in a broadcast industry that is more and more converging with the IT world”, said Muriel De Lathouwer, CEO of EVS Broadcast Equipment.
Muriel De Lathouwer is passionate about technologies and innovation since a long time. Engineer in nuclear physics (and also holder of an MBA from Insead), she started her career as IT consultant with Accenture, evolving from software development to management of IT projects aiming at bringing competitive advantage through the use of technology. Moving to McKinsey, she had the opportunity, during seven years, to advise major cable and telecom operators, as well as media and high tech companies around the world, on growth strategy and digital transformation. Then, Muriel was the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the executive committee of the Belgian mobile telecom operator BASE. In the Board of Director of EVS since 2013, and CEO of the company since the end of 2014, Muriel is addressing the challenge of the broad and deep transition in the broadcast industry, moving from traditional linear video business models to more flexible models, which will ease remote production, multiplatform delivery and interactivity, thanks to IP technologies. At EVS, 50% of the staff is focussed on R&D and innovation. And more and more, IT is at the core of the new development, both hardware and software.
EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI IT-based switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams. The company is headquartered in Belgium with around 500 employees in offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com
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Geoffroy d’OULTREMONT, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communication
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., Liege Science Park, 13 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Seraing, Belgium