CoreMedia Appoints Knud Kegel as Vice President of Engineering

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New VP will drive development of leading WCM software provider’s comprehensive content orchestration, context management and experience delivery capabilities

CoreMedia, a leading Web content management (WCM) company, announced it has appointed Knud Kegel as the company’s vice president of engineering, effective immediately. In his new role, Kegel is responsible for ensuring that CoreMedia’s WCM vision translates directly into best practice solutions that help the company’s global customers achieve their online business objectives. Kegel will lead the research and development and roll-out of CoreMedia’s next generation content orchestration, context management and experience delivery capabilities.

“In his previous role as director of product management, Knud’s in-depth field experience, deep product knowledge and strong team-building skills contributed significantly to CoreMedia recently securing a place in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management,” commented CoreMedia’s CEO, Gerrit Kolb. “We look forward to building on this progress. As our new vice president of engineering, Knud will be instrumental in enhancing our industry-leading, context-aware WCM capabilities on a global basis. He will focus particularly on making sure that we have a robust and flexible approach to helping our customers take advantage of our fully contextualized real-time WCM solutions.”

“At CoreMedia, our efforts are focused on helping the companies we work with deliver compelling online experiences that keep their customers engaged on the Web. Key to this is seamless integration within an expanding ecosystem of content and context applications and empowering business users to create and deliver context-based digital experiences across all customer touchpoints,” added Kegel. “In my new role, I hope to concentrate our efforts in crafting German engineered software that delivers sustainable business value and supports our customers’ evolving online strategies.”

Knud was previously CoreMedia’s director product management where he was responsible for driving the programs leading to the roll-out of CoreMedia 6 – the first WCM solution to give business users the opportunity to control all aspects of their content and context management from within a single user interface. He began his career at CoreMedia in 2003 as a Technical and Sales Consultant, and later managed the company’s international delivery team, where he worked with key customers including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bharti Airtel, Singapore Press Holdings, Softbank Japan and Vodafone. Before joining CoreMedia, Knud led his own WCM consulting firm. He earned a degree in Media Information Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.

About CoreMedia

CoreMedia is a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software to organizations demanding engaging, context-driven online experiences for their customers regardless of channel or touchpoint. The company’s WCM suite offers unique business value by seamlessly integrating digital and social media assets, increasing editorial productivity and accelerating time to market in complex environments. As a result, businesses can more effectively execute their online strategies to engage users, build customer loyalty and ultimately drive greater revenue and profitability.

Established in 1996, CoreMedia is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. CoreMedia’s clients include global brands, such as the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Continental, EPCOS, Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, O2 and Singapore Press Holdings.

For further information on CoreMedia, please visit http://www.coremedia.com

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