Ray Panahon Joins Intervision as Head of Technology for Media and Entertainment
Ray Panahon has joined Intervision as Head of Technology for Media and Entertainment. He will oversee the company’s continued expansion into the media and entertainment (M&E) space.
InterVision has provided IT solutions and services to the media and entertainment industry for more than a decade. This includes storage, networking, computing, managed services, and cloud services. The client portfolio includes organizations such as National Geographic, Bunim Murray Productions, Hello Sunshine, Activision Publishing, Inc., and KVIE, representing a wide range of businesses across the M&E sector.
“As InterVision takes further steps into the media and entertainment industry where digital transformation is the imperative, our wide array of engineering talent and diverse solution portfolio create tremendous opportunity to solve the challenges that exist in broadcast, production, and the gaming space where craft expertise has been siloed and sparse,” said Tom Holt, Area Vice President, Sales. “Ray’s experience will be instrumental in helping our media and entertainment clients reimagine the future, while keeping their unique business challenges at the forefront of our ongoing strategic development.”
Panahon brings over 20 years of experience advancing technical and business acumen in various industry verticals. His expertise ranges from enterprise support for Earthlink, technical management with ReelzChannel, consulting and evolving the dining experience at McDonalds, VP of IT for Al Jazeera America and, most prominently, leading technical operations at Riot Games, where he played a crucial role in kick-starting the Esports revolution.
The U.S. media and entertainment industry is the largest in the world at $717 billion, representing a third of the global M&E industry. Panahon’s unique set of experiences will equip InterVision with the tools and insights necessary to succeed in their expansion into the dominant U.S. market and further differentiate itself as a partner, product and strategic service provider.
“This is a pivotal opportunity in my career to create a lasting impact on the media and entertainment industry that is in need of new, disruptive providers to help lead the transition in IT to next generation architectures and create new supply chains powered by cloud,” said Panahon. “InterVision’s talent and solution portfolio puts itself in a position to become the end-to-end business partner that M&E clients are seeking and I’m excited to take full advantage of what we have to offer.”
This appointment comes on the heels of InterVision’s recent acquisitions of Bluelock and Infiniti Consulting Group. With an aggressive growth strategy in place, InterVision remains focused on its efforts to drive value to clients and industry practitioners.