BLINKX STRENGTHENS EXECUTIVE TEAM
Experienced Business Leader Brings Unique Expertise in Massively Scalable Systems and Security Technologies to blinkx
London, England and San Francisco, CA. — April 14, 2015 — blinkx plc (“blinkx” or the “Company”), today announces the appointment of Dwight Ringdahl as SVP of Engineering, joining the Company Executive team. In this position, Dwight will lead the engineering team across the enterprise to help drive the growth of programmatic trading capabilities across the Company.
“We are delighted to welcome Dwight to the Executive team. He brings years of engineering and product leadership in the content delivery, security and digital advertising sectors to the Company,” said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. “Dwight is a highly accomplished technology executive with an impressive career history and track record of product innovation. During his most recent tenure as the CTO and Founder of Zenovia Digital Exchange, he built a massively scalable, programmatic ad platform that pioneered technology to filter and segment Internet traffic in order to enhance advertising performance and brand safety. This expertise has direct and immediate application to blinkx, as we seek to ramp and integrate our automated trading platform and build industry leading traffic filtering, segmentation and targeting technology to aggregate quality digital audiences across devices at scale.”
Dwight brings over 20 years of software and hardware engineering, product development, advertising technology and advanced R&D experience to the role. Prior to Zenovia Digital Exchange, he founded numerous technology companies, including WebUseNet Corporation (acquired by Highwinds Network Group, Inc.) and Inter-Axis, Inc. (acquired by MindSpring Enterprise). An engineer by training, Ringdahl served nearly 10 years in the US Air Force, in active duty and reserves, in both combat and non-combat roles.
For further information please contact:
Analyst and Investor Contact
Dan Slivjanovski/Tony Gonzalez
(US) 415 655 1450
Financial Media Contacts
Edward Bridges/Charles Palmer
(UK) 020 3727 1000
NOMAD and Joint Broker for blinkx plc
Charles Lytle/Christopher Wren
Citigroup Global Markets Limited
(UK) 020 7986 9756
Joint Broker for blinkx plc
Lorna Tilbian/Mark Lander/Nick Westlake
Numis Securities Limited
(UK) 020 7260 1000
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through premium content online. Founded in 2004 in the UK, blinkx pioneered Internet Video Search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE). This technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to deeply understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for advertisers. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media companies, including NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties including Lycos, Discovery Networks, Hallmark and Fox Sports. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.blinkx.com.