Through the CTO Office, the customer-centric strategy will be implemented across the organisation.
Germany-based Lawo, a designer and manufacturer of network, video, audio, control, and monitoring technology, has established a CTO Office staffed with experts from all areas, dedicated to achieving the overall strategic goals of Lawo’s product and R&D organisations.
As part of the company’s corporate strategy, the CTO Office drives innovation and marketable solutions for current and future developments.
Speaking about the CTO Office, Phil Myers, Lawo’s CTO, said: “The CTO Office will implement the execution of our customer-centric strategy across the organisation. Lawo is well aware that the delivery of products involving audio, video, networking, and control infrastructure is no longer enough. Customers increasingly expect seamlessly integrated solutions rather than technically robust assemblies of hardware and software. Lawo customers have jobs to do, and we need to provide intuitive and efficient tools and workflows that span the full gamut of Lawo’s portfolio. Tight integration is the cornerstone of our strategy.”
“Lawo solutions need to be powerful, easy-to-use, quick to deploy, and technically aligned. To achieve this, we will ensure that all parts of the organisation are in sync and work towards a common goal. The CTO Office is tasked with driving this convergence within the company,” Myers stated.
The CTO office consists of Axel Kern, Senior Director, Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions; Lucas Zwicker, Senior Director, Workflow & Integration; Henry Bourne, Senior Director, Experience & Design; and Jeremy Courtney, Senior Director of CTO Office Coordination.
Kern is responsible for cloud-based and infrastructure solutions across Lawo’s product landscape and for the further development of HOME, Lawo’s core media infrastructure platform.
With more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast and pro audio industry, Kern has spent the last 12 years at Lawo. With a MScEng in media technology, he has held various positions as a product manager in the broadcast sector.
Zwicker has taken on the task of driving innovation by incubating new technologies, while exploring their applicability for current and future products.
He joined Lawo in 2014, having previously worked as a freelancer in the live sound and entertainment industry for several years.
Bourne is responsible for human factors, user interface design, and user experience across the Lawo portfolio. He joined the Lawo team in 2019.
Courtney is deputy chair of the CTO Office and oversees and facilitates all aspects of Lawo’s Product Management and R&D activities.
With 28 years of experience within broadcast engineering, he has held a variety of R&D, Product Management and Business Leadership roles, all with a strong focus on video and image processing.