Biographical Information

Ian McDonough

CEO, Blackbird

Ian has deep knowledge and experience of delivering growth and value in the global media sector. His core expertise is in building high-value and commercially innovative partnerships. During his five years at BBC Worldwide, he rose to become Executive Vice President and General Manager for one of seven global regions. Most recently, Ian covered the UK, Ireland, Nordic and Baltic countries as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Turner (formerly Turner Broadcasting). He previously held senior commercial posts at A&E Europe and Viacom Asia.

Articles for Ian McDonough

Not Just Another Cloud Story

The media and entertainment industry is slowly adopting cloud technology but many of the first-generation solutions have failed to deliver on their potential. In the video production space, simply transplanting legacy platforms into the cloud misses the point and instead going "cloud native" offers a real sea change.