Dalet Creates New Roles To Support Growing Enterprise Business
Dalet announced the appointment of James Ohana to a newly created Director, Program Management position on the Dalet Professional Services, Americas team. In the new role, Ohana will oversee Dalet’s large-scale, multi-site, multi-year project portfolio. In addition to the newly created position, Dalet has expanded the Americas Professional Services team with the addition of Jamie Day to Program Manager. Day’s main focus will be on the quality of Dalet project execution.
A business-savvy IT professional with over 20 years of experience in enterprise solution delivery, project methodology and change management, Ohana possesses a deep understanding of emerging technologies and the challenges the broadcast and media industry faces. Filling a new role within the Americas Professional Services team, James is responsible for managing the delivery of Dalet’s growing portfolio of large-scale, multi-site, multi-year implementations.
“Larger project engagements require a different level of delivery management,” says Julien Decaix, general manager, Dalet USA.
“Ohana understands both the business and technology needs of our enterprise clients. This well-rounded perspective combined with his vast experience gives him the ability to guide as well as challenge the project’s internal and external stakeholders to deliver the best value for the end users and the organization,” Decaix says, “Ohana offers the leadership and the skill required to successfully steer the complex operational and business transformations Dalet customers undertake.”
As Director of Program Management, Ohana oversees every aspect of large-scale media enterprise roll-outs in North America, from finalizing architecture design to change management, coaching and upgrades.
“With a 360-degree knowledge of project deliverables and goals, I can better orchestrate the many moving parts, providing the sound, bi-directional guidance needed to keep these large-scale, multi-site, multi-year projects on the trajectory. This ensures Dalet hits the mark successfully internally and most importantly the customers achieve their goals as planned,” Ohana says.
Ohana began his career in the media and entertainment space as a project manager for Dalet. Prior to re-joining the company, Ohana held the position of principal solutions consultant on the Digital Media Solutions team at Oracle. In this role, Ohana was responsible for designing and selling Content Storage Management systems (on-premises and in the cloud) as well as supporting the partner ecosystem. Ohana also worked for Avid, designing and delivering digital media solutions to broadcasters and industry content providers. In both positions, Ohana managed projects and development teams in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Avid, Ohana worked for IBM Global Business Services as a project manager and consultant in the media and entertainment practice, where he was responsible for providing strategic and technical consulting to media companies.
Ohana is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Economics from the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Stepping into the Program Manager position for Dalet Professional Services, North America, Day focuses on maximizing the quality of project execution and project delivery, improving the consistency of Dalet deployment and security policy processes.
“Forward-thinking delivery processes are key to creating sustainable operations for our customers and ultimately transforming their business,” says Decaix.
“More than just managing the pragmatic details of Dalet customer deployments, Day improves our processes to better serve the needs of our customers today, leveraging the agility of the Dalet platform potential to ensure that they are set up to maximize the technology and business opportunities of tomorrow.”
Prior to Dalet, Day worked as a program manager for Google’s Corporate Engineering team. At Google, Day managed high-visibility, complex projects from design through the deployment of integrated and interactive audio-visual technology. She led design and build efforts for Google Fiber Customer Experience in Austin for live concerts and events such as SXSW. She also designed US Office and Datacenter Google Video Conference (GVC) Programs and delivered special AV systems, such as mission control rooms, teaching kitchens and other specialty AV in the US, Toronto, Zurich and Sydney. She was appointed to Datacenter Design committee to establish global standards for acoustics and Audio Visual related construction.
Day graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University and has a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Pace University, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.