HBO, Sony Veteran Beatriz Pineda Joins SSIMWAVE as Product Strategy Head

By January 25, 2022News, Press, Releases

Waterloo, ON, Canada, January 25, 2022 – Beatriz Pineda, a leading digital media supply chain expert with HBO and Sony, will help accelerate the development and availability of tools that objectively define video quality as Senior Director, Product Strategy at SSIMWAVE®.

Pineda will bring market insights honed during nearly two decades in the production, distribution and equipment sectors to her new role, which will involve ensuring the closest possible alignment between SSIMWAVE’s Video Quality Automation products and the needs of content providers and OTT distributors.

“Throughout her career, Beatriz Pineda has excelled at creating and managing systems for delivery of premium video experiences to some of television’s most discriminating consumers,” said Dr. Abdul Rehman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of SSIMWAVE.  “She understands how crucial Video Quality Automation will be as the industry seeks to meet viewer quality demands in the most cost-effective manner.”

Beatriz Pineda headshoot“As a SSIMWAVE customer, it was clear to me that no one in the industry could match their replication of the science behind the eye and the mind of the viewer,” said Pineda. “Basing video picture quality simply on traditional metrics is ineffective. Instead, SSIMWAVE’s technology quantifies and qualifies how humans perceive video quality, which is ultimately  needed to optimize the viewer experience.”

Most recently senior director, non-linear distribution and new technologies for HBO Latin America, Pineda was responsible for managing the media distribution supply chain and VOD operations throughout the CALA market. During a dozen years with HBO Latin America she focused on solutions that focused on operational excellence and quality of experience, often in regions with low bandwidth infrastructure. Pineda also spent six years with Sony Latin America in sales support, product manager and marketing manager roles. She holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and in Networking and Telecommunications from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Santo Tomas (Colombia).

SSIMWAVE’s Video Automation Platform brings the power of the human eye to entire video delivery chains to help streaming services to assess video quality at scale, minimize quality drop-offs, and reduce distribution expenses and video assurance costs.  Its SSIMPLUS® suite of products – Live Monitor, VOD Monitor and Video Quality (VQ) Dial – have also helped the streaming industry address hard-to-solve problems such as banding, A/V sync issues, HDR content distribution, and low-quality sources. SSIMWAVE technology has earned multiple Emmy® Awards as well as an NAB Product of the Year Award.