Our Media Team

JULIAN WHEELER

Email: Julian.Wheeler@tatacommunications.com
VP Global Media and Entertainment Solutions

Julian has over 18 years experience in the software, services and technology industries, with roles in sales, product and technology development, operational delivery and professional services delivery.

Over the last 12 years Julian has worked in the media industry, where he has worked across the cable, satellite, television, online and digital media sectors.

During his time in Media, Julian has delivered many major change programmes, bringing about business change and benefit delivery through the exploitation of technology, both on screen and in up stream media workflows.  In this he has consistently worked at the leading edge of media and technology delivery, bringing new products and services to market.

CRAIG BURY

Email: Craig.Bury@tatacommunications.com
Chief Technology Officer – Global Media and Entertainment Solutions

Craig has over 37 years of experience in the broadcast and media industry with broad senior and executive level experience in international broadcast television and new media technology development and operations. Before joining Tata, Craig held the post of CTO of British Telecom’s Media and Broadcast division in London where he was responsible for leading the initial engineering and development work on Tata Communications’ Mosaic, a cloud based enterprise class digital asset management platform.

Craig served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Liberty Global’s Chellomedia division and was responsible for developing, building and managing Chellomedia’s Digital Media Centre in Amsterdam in early 1999. This was the first totally server based television production and broadcast facility in Europe and one of the first in the world. Craig also served as Corporate Director of Engineering at UPC in Amsterdam and led the early development and deployment of UPC’s digital broadband product (video and data) across Europe.

BRIAN PAISLEY

Email: Brian.paisley@tatacommunications.com
Sales and Marketing Director – Global Media and Entertainment

An electronics graduate and Chartered Engineer, Brian Paisley has spent his entire career in media, specialising in broadcast systems and news. He joined the BBC in 1978, and spent eight years with the UK public broadcaster working on capital projects, particularly the design and build of studios and newsrooms.

In 1986 Brian moved to Drake Electronics to set up their systems integration business.  In 1993, he took up an appointment with GVG/Tektronix, heading up their systems business outside the USA, and also represented them on the board of Omnibus Systems. Brian became the Chief Executive Officer of Omnibus Systems in 1999.

Brian joined the Quantel Board of Directors in 2003. He was responsible for taking a new media product line to market and developing the company’s broadcast business worldwide. Latterly he assumed responsibility for all of the company’s business operations in the Asia Pacific market.

In 2010 Brian joined Tata Communications to lead the Global sales team in Global Media Entertainment with a dedicated team focused on media solutions.

SAMEER KANSE

Email: Sameer.kanse@tatacommunications.com
Head Products & Commercial – Global Media and Entertainment Solutions

Sameer Kanse has considerable experience in developing strategies and new solutions to help Media & Entertainment companies profitably manage the changing technology landscape in this industry. Sameer has been nominated as a speaker at major Broadcasting conference across the world and actively participates in Media roundtables and forums.

STEVE RUSSELL

Email: Steve.Russell@tatacommunications.com
Head Product & Commercial – Mosaic

Steve has led the Mosaic product initiative from the earliest proof-of-concept work. Prior to joining Tata Communications, Steve served in a variety of commercial and product roles for BT Media and Broadcast. Steve has incubated a range of media and cloud platform initiatives in domains including media, broadcast and eCommerce. Steve was formerly Head of Content and Advertising for Yucom, a start-up Belgian internet service provider.

R. SRIDHAR

Email: R.Sridhar@tatacommunications.com
Head Product & Commercials – Broadcasting Solutions

Sridhar has over 28 years experience in the Media and Entertainment industry, pioneering broadcasting solutions in India. As an industry veteran, Sridhar has played a key role developing and managing global media networks for leading broadcasters and studios globally.

As the Head of Broadcasting, Sridhar manages a team of experienced Media consultants working on strategic partnerships and developing solutions for the Media & Broadcast industry