Peter WhartonManaging Partner at Happy Robotz LLC
Peter Wharton is the Managing Partner of Happy Robotz LLC, a media technology engineering, development and consulting company that focuses on creating transformative cloud-based media operations through intelligent and highly automated end-to-end workflows. Happy Robotz is currently engaged to migrate the media and playout operations of a major US broadcast network into AWS as well as working with several other broadcast networks, station groups, service providers and technology companies on their cloud migration strategies. Peter also serves as an advisor to TAG Video Systems which makes innovative all-IP monitoring systems.
Prior to Happy Robotz, Peter was CTO for BroadStream Solutions Inc, a software company specialising in television production, workflows and playout where he was responsible for the technical and strategic direction and led their development efforts in cloud playout.
Before joining BroadStream, Peter was at Grass Valley (Miranda Technologies) where he held a wide range of roles in sales, business development, strategic account management, product management, development and engineering. He has played a role in the centralisation initiatives of several station groups and the design and implementation of numerous specialty channel and TV network playout facilities. He oversaw the teams responsible for playout and automation, broadcast NMS and fiber optic systems for live production and transport. He led the development of several innovate market-leading products including an uncompressed HD graphics realtime rendering engine and NMS solutions optimised for specific applications including transmission and transport, centralized playout and OTT/IPTV delivery.