Increase viewing times, engagement, retention and customer value with ThinkAnalytics – the brains inside the box.
ThinkAnalytics is the leading provider and most widely deployed real-time personalized content recommendations engine in the market today, bringing together intelligent search with comprehensive media content recommendations.
ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine broadens customers’ tastes with a unique personalized experience for live linear TV, VOD and over-the-top, delivered through multiple platforms including the set-top box, Web, IPTV, tablet, mobile, and more.
Management Team and Board of Directors
Eddie Young, Chairman
Eddie has over 25 years sales and management experience, largely in IT within major multinationals including IBM with whom he achieved considerable business and IT success. He left in 1990 to establish ACS(UK) Ltd as an IT Consultancy within the Enterprise business space and in over 16 years grew the company steadily and profitably to become one of the largest independent Microsoft Consultancy Partners in the UK and Europe with offices in Scotland, London and Paris. In 2006 DELL acquired ACS to form a significant part of their European Consultancy and Services Practice. As part of this transformation Eddie worked closely with DELL Senior Management for 18 months to successfully integrate the businesses and take the solution offerings to a much larger geography.
In 2001 Eddie, along with the management team of ThinkAnalytics, acquired the company away from its then Nasdaq-listed parent, Gentia. Since this time ThinkAnalytics has been run as a profitable private company, exploiting its undoubted leading technology (see Gartner) in the real-time predictive analytics, content recommendations and targeted advertising markets.
Eddie has an Honours degree in Economics from Aberdeen University and achieved a Masters at the University of Natal (SA).
Peter Docherty, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Peter has over 20 years experience in software development, specializing in telecommunications and real-time systems. He has led the development team at ThinkAnalytics since 1996 in the development and delivery of the knowledge discovery and data mining platform that is at the core of ThinkAnalytics’ products. Prior to that, Peter was a technical manager for Hewlett-Packard, responsible for the development of high performance telecommunications signaling monitoring software and he has held various lead engineering positions at British Telecommunications including System Designer for all projects within the award-winning BT Airline Interactive Services programme.
Peter graduated in Computer Science and Microprocessor Systems from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, has an MBA with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School and is a Chartered Engineer.
Alasdair Finlayson, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
After 25 successful years in IBM Mr Finlayson joined his ex-colleague Mr. Young to run the finance and back office operations of ACS in 1992, providing sound management experience to this business. Mr. Finlayson is an advisor to ThinkAnalytics and is responsible for finance and administration.
Michael Pohl, Strategic Director for Marketing and Business Development, Americas
Michael Pohl is a 30 year veteran contributing to the cable industry’s development and adoption of innovative technology. He is currently Chairman of the Board for BlackArrow, as well as director of Ascent Capital Group Inc.He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for BigBand Networks and a member of the Canoe Ventures™ advisory board. Michael served as President of the Global Strategies Group at C-COR, Inc. and subsequently served as the Interim Vice President/General Manager of the On Demand Systems Division of ARRIS Group, Inc. Prior to C-COR, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer of nCUBE, a pioneer in on demand and advertising technology. He also held executive positions at SkyConnect and Douglas Communications. Michael is a recipient of the Vanguard Award, a member of the Cable TV Pioneers and actively involved with CableLabs®, CTAM and NCTA.