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Blake’s heaven for Cambridge Imaging Systems

Cambridge Imaging Systems’ new CEO, Tom Blake

Tom Blake has been appointed CEO at Cambridge Imaging Systems, a developer of digital video asset management systems and also CEO of its sister company, digital clip agency Screenocean.

Blake was formerly marketing director for Europe and Central Asia at Medtronic, a world leader in medical devices.

He grew up in East Anglia and read Biomedical Chemistry at the University of Essex, subsequently gaining an MBA at Imperial College.

Blake said: “This is an extremely exciting time for the company. We have a great combination of a strong and diverse team with a track record of delivering quality bespoke systems to a wide range of high profile government and private clients.

“We are now ready to move forward, utilising our experience to create a range of world-class media asset management products for international distribution.”

Cambridge Imaging Systems has been developing software for media archive management systems since 1996. Clients include the BBC, ITN, MOD, British Library, National Library of Wales, Imperial War Museum, British Pathe and a number of universities.

The company’s proprietary platform technology, Imagen, is a complete system, capable of ingesting, archiving and distributing very large quantities of stills and video.

Screenocean is the exclusive clips sales agent for the UK’s Channel 4 archive.

• Photograph shows: Cambridge Imaging Systems’ new CEO, Tom Blake