Local Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Venture-capital backed is expanding both its management team and board of directors with two veteran executives.

Gregory Hodges, former chief executive officer at iBAHN, joins Digitalsmiths as its chief operating officer.

Hodges also becomes a member of the Digtalsmiths’ board along with Roger Lynch, executive vice president of advanced technologies at Dish Networks and EchoStar.

“Given the growth of our company and the strength of our new business pipeline, we need veteran professionals with a strong financial background, a proven track record of growing companies, and a keen understanding of the vastly changing digital entertainment landscape.,” said Ben Weinberger, cofounder and CEO of Digitalsmiths. “Gregg and Roger’s insightful vision and years of experience in business operations will strengthen our company as they can apply a laser like focus to continuing to grow our business in an increasingly competitive market.”

Digitalsmiths focuses on video data technology.

iBAHN provides an Internet Protocol-based platform for entertainment and high-speed Internet solutions with an emphasis on the hotel and meeting industry.

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