Staffed with experts from across its organization, Lawo has created a new CTO Office to focus on the integration of audio, video, networking, and control infrastructures.
Phil Myers, Lawo’s CTO, explains: “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.”
The CTO Office consists of:
Axel Kern, senior director, cloud and infrastructure solutions
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 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. His career includes positions at DHD Audio, Harman International Industries / Studer and Lawo.
Lucas Zwicker, senior director, workflow & integration
Zwicker will incubate new technologies, while exploring their applicability for current and future products. This involves harmonizing workflows and ensuring interoperability across the Lawo portfolio. Zwicker joined Lawo in 2014, having previously worked as a freelancer in live sound and entertainment. He holds a degree in event technology and a Bachelor of Eng in electrical engineering and IT from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.
Henry Bourne, senior director, experience & design
Bourne is responsible for human factors, user interface design, and user experience across the Lawo portfolio. He is the counterpart to Lawo’s technology, ensuring it works well for people. After freelance work in recording studios across the UK, Bourne focused on broadcast for 10 years at Calrec, gained an MSc in DSP in his spare time, developed web and mobile apps at Sky, and learned a lot about listening while working on the 800 D4 series speakers at Bowers & Wilkins. He joined the Lawo team in 2019.
Jeremy Courtney, senior director CTO office coordination
As senior director, 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, Courtney has held a variety of R&D, Product Management and Business Leadership roles, all with a strong focus on video and image processing. His career includes position at Snell & Wilcox, Snell Advanced Media and Grass Valley.