Leading industry professional joins as Director of Business Development to further expand the company’s OpenMedia global footprint
Munich, Germany, 14 October 2021 – CGI, the leading newsroom system provider in Europe, is pleased to announce the key appointment of Johann Rückel to the role of Director of Business Development, in which he will be responsible for furthering the growth of OpenMedia’s market position within the Newsroom Solutions space. His role will also focus on developing and strengthening new client relationships internationally and expediting the global growth strategy working with the OpenMedia sales team.
An experienced industry professional, Rückel brings over 20 years of expertise with an impressive industry network, having held a series of senior commercial positions across the media and software sector, including Autodesk, for nearly a decade and then Avid as Channel Sales Manager for Central Europe.
Most recently, he was Sales Director at Vizrt where he was accountable for leading the sales team with a proven track record for successfully developing and deploying innovative concepts generating multi-million revenue across the EMEA region.
Rückel said: “I am excited to join the Newsroom Solutions team and look forward to taking on a new professional challenge with CGI, a brand that is very well-known for its high quality and reliable offerings within our industry. I look forward to working with the senior team to drive forward our exciting developments and innovations for our clients, prospects and the wider marketplace.”
Anton Schlatter, Vice President Consulting Services, Media Solutions and Head of Newsroom Business at CGI, added: “We are thrilled that Johann is joining our team, bringing a wealth of industry and product knowledge. He joins OpenMedia at an exciting time and will play an integral role as we continue to grow our business and further strengthen our presence in the media sector.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers end-to-end services and solutions, including strategic IT and business consulting, systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI’s merger with SCISYS Group PLC in December 2019 has brought in deep expertise in the media and broadcast sectors, as well as the space and defense sectors. CGI’s Media Solutions, formerly SCISYS Media Solutions, offer a wide range of professional news and content delivery solutions for innovative media companies across local, national and international markets. This includes the market-leading flagship newsroom system OpenMedia and the radio production solution dira, serving many key players in broadcast and delivery.
For more information, please visit: www.cgi.com/mediasolutions