Co-Owner, Sohonet

As a director and co-owner of Sohonet, Jon is one of the driving forces that has led the company to become a world-leading provider of connectivity and data management services. He is well known by post-production companies worldwide as an innovator in the convergence of high-level computing and film/digital video. His more recent focus has been on streamlining file-based workflows for production and post, and is the chief architect of Vessel, a new automated digital negative management service for digital motion pictures from Sohonet's Production Services division.
Prior to joining Sohonet in 1999, Jon worked as a systems engineer at Framestore in London, where he designed many of the production systems employed on projects such as Walking With Dinosaurs and Lost in Space, with networking security a particular specialism.

Before Framestore, he freelanced for leading facilities and TV broadcasters, working with digital and analogue video techniques, telecine, film scanning and recording, online and offline editing, the Quantel product line including Domino, and Discreet Logic products including Flame and Inferno. Jon's has a BSc in Physics(from the University of Southampton), where he was president of the student film society, leading to chairmanship of the British Federation of Film Societies Student Group.

Speaker years: 
2010