Beechwoods Software | April 3, 2014

Beechwoods Software

“Consumer Electronics: Software in the Box – TV and Things”

Comcast, DIRECTV, Netflix, and Hulu all provide entertainment on demand, but how? What kind of technology do these services use? Join Beechwoods Software for a discussion on the technology inside smart TVs, set-top boxes, DVRs, and streaming boxes—with a focus on the software that makes them run. Representatives will also discuss open source and Linux-based software, in addition to proprietary vendor components. The technical issues related to video compression, content protection, and delivery via unreliable networks will also be addressed.  

Thursday, April 3, 2014 5–5:45 p.m.

BU Photonics Center

8 St Mary’s Street, Room 203, Boston

RSVP to Katherine Moran, MET College Enrollment Services at or (617) 358-4610. Include name, BU ID, email address, and BU college/program. 

Remember to bring copies of your résumé—JOB OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE DISCUSSED.

Guest Speakers: 

Ralph Brown, VP Strategic Alliances

Brown works to help develop and deepen strategic alliances with new and existing customers at Beechwoods Software. Previously, he served as vice president of software engineering for Ingenix, a division of UnitedHealth Group, and as CTO for Integrated Development Enterprise (IDe), which serviced customers such as Qualcomm and Pepsi. At IBM, Brown was responsible for the development of Lotus Notes for strategic platforms. In the U.K., Brown founded Paxton Computers Ltd., which counted the Royal Navy and British Telecom among clients.

Aman Manchanda, VP Engineering

Manchanda brings fifteen years of engineering experience to Beechwoods, where he manages the company’s engineering organization and deliverables. He focuses on implementing policies and procedures for continuous improvement, and on managing day-to-day customer relations with some of Beechwoods’ biggest clients. Additionally, Manchanda played a key role in bringing twelve makes and models of DIRECTV set-top boxes to market

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