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LiveSwitch Names Anton Venema Chief Technology Innovation Officer and Ken Bergmann Chief Technology Officer

Jackie Drumm Jun 7, 2022 10:56:22 AM

Surrey, BC and Raleigh, NC, June 7, 2022 - LiveSwitch, a leading provider of technology that enables businesses to incorporate live, interactive video, announced the appointment of LiveSwitch Co-Founder Anton Venema to the role of chief technology innovation officer (CTIO) and Ken Bergmann to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). 

In the role of chief technology innovation officer, Anton Venema will lead the technology vision and innovation across the organization, and as chief technology officer, Ken Bergmann will steer the company’s product development organization.

“I’m glad to share that Ken is joining the leadership team beside Anton, taking on the CTO role and driving our technology execution efforts,” said Jerod Venema, CEO and Co-Founder of LiveSwitch. “Innovation and execution are both key to our continued success, and I'm excited to have Ken take on a larger leadership role,” Venema added. 

Anton Venema founded LiveSwitch alongside his brother Jerod in 2008 and is widely regarded as a real-time and WebRTC communications expert. Before taking on the role of CTIO, he served as chief technology officer and has more than a decade of experience designing, building and scaling real-time enterprise solutions. 

Also an accomplished technologist, Ken Bergmann has extensive experience in the architecture, implementation and operation of large-scale, high-availability software applications across a variety of industries. Prior to joining LiveSwitch, Bergmann held technical leadership roles at K2 (now Nintex), CBRE, Greyhound, Sony and Microsoft, where he built Visual Studio. 

“I'm thrilled to be working alongside such a brilliant team that is bringing amazing innovations to life in the interactive media space,” Ken Bergmann said. “Some of the advancements in scale and efficiency we are bringing to market are truly game changing,” he continued.

In addition to his experience in architecture and development, Bergmann brings to LiveSwitch a deep background in top-tier consulting with Accenture, Capgemini and Microsoft Consulting Services, and executive management experience, including significant P&L responsibility, across different organizational structures.

About LiveSwitch

LiveSwitch is powering the future of interactive live video experiences. LiveSwitch’s enterprise-grade live video streaming platform enables businesses to incorporate flexible, scalable, and high-quality interactive live video, audio and data on nearly any computer, tablet, phone, or smart device. By using LiveSwitch’s cross-platform Software Development Kits (SDKs), built on WebRTC, our customers have leveraged live video to enable groundbreaking applications in telehealth, virtual events, live entertainment, education, video conferencing, augmented reality, gaming and more. LiveSwitch uniquely provides unrivaled security by offering an on-premises, cloud or private cloud solution as well as the flexibility that allows clients the freedom to develop and deliver innovative video solutions. Visit liveswitch.io to learn more.