Viaccess-Orca Taps Hardouin as VP of R&D
Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in video-content–protection and –delivery solutions and a subsidiary of the Orange Group, today announced that the company has appointed Cedric Hardouin as its executive VP, research and development. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Viaccess-Orca’s development teams in France and Israel, with a focus on rolling out next-generation security and engagement solutions for some of the world’s largest operators.
Throughout his career, Hardouin has held executive positions with several technology companies, including Canal+ Technologies, where he led the organization’s middleware activities. He comes to Viaccess-Orca from the Kudelski Group, where he was responsible for engineering at the subsidiary SmarDTV. Previously, he also served as CTO of LogiWays.
“We are delighted to announce that Cedric is joining our executive team,” says Viaccess-Orca CEO Paul Molinier. “With his long history in both CAS and middleware, we believe he is the right choice to lead our R&D efforts and drive our technology to even greater heights.”
Says Hardouin, “Joining Viaccess-Orca is an honor for me, and I look forward to learning from the highly experienced management team, which has a solid vision for a very bright future. This, combined with the enthusiasm and innovative spirit shown company-wide, made making the move to Viaccess-Orca an easy decision.”
Hardouin graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique et de Radiocommunications and holds an MBA from IAE Paris.