Eric Diez To Head Hudson MX Engineering
Hudson MX, a cloud-based modern software company solving the problems of local media, today appointed Eric Diez head of engineering.
He joins Hudson MX following a 19-year tenure with Turner Broadcasting. Based out of the Atlanta headquarters, Diez will be overseeing the company’s rapidly expanding engineering team — which has grown by 46 engineers in the last six months alone.
“Eric Diez has vast experience in building large scalable teams to create high-demand, enterprise level applications that are mission critical to sophisticated users,” said JT Batson, co-founder and CEO of Hudson MX. “As we move forward in solving problems caused by limited, outdated, or non-existent technology, we are thrilled to have someone of Eric’s caliber helping us chart the course.”
“Hudson MX has built a modern solution with a flexible data model that anticipates the media types of the future,” said Diez. “This high availability technology allows us to move quickly and consistently with development, integrations and deployments. I have seen first-hand how intensely supportive leadership can drive innovation and I’m very excited to be working with this incredible team. And we are hiring.”
Born into an engineering family, Diez attended Auburn University where he earned both his B.S and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering specializing in numerical analysis, finite element analysis and digital image processing.
From the start of his career with the Systems Technology Division of IBM in Austin Texas in 1985, Diez was part of a new wave of engineers who had strong computer skills from day one. After five years as an engineer developing machine vision solutions, he left IBM and joined KnowledgeWare, a company founded by NFL legend Fran Tarkenton in Atlanta. While with KnowledgeWare, Diez developed and maintained CASE Tools that allowed large corporate IT departments to model and build enterprise software applications.
In 1999, he joined Internet consulting shop iXL as a UML Analyst and was soon promoted to technical manager leading a team of backend developers responsible for building client e-commerce websites.
In 2000, Diez began his work with Turner Broadcasting, where he built a number of web based personalized gaming sites and content management systems for Cartoon Network and Turner Entertainment. In 2003, he began his work on Turner’s GameTap — the online subscription streaming service that supported more than 1,000 nostalgic arcade and console games classic video games — as co-patent holder and head of engineering.
In 2007, he began work at CNN where he led a team that developed iReport.com, CNN’s first User Generated Content citizen journalism website.
In 2009 Diez transitioned to the core services team at Turner where he led the development of a bespoke content management system for cnn.com, video management and transcoding services, and a flexible core video player (CVP) framework that could be customized and integrated with ad platforms and Comscore/Nielsen measurement services.