Press Release: IRIS.TV Grabs Two Top Engineers from Yahoo!: Ming Fang and Tony Chia

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Press | 0 comments

From Left to Right: Ming Fang and Tony Chia

Los Angeles (July 19, 2016) IRIS.TV, a video personalization pioneer that enables publishers and marketers to maximize the value of their video inventory by streaming custom programming to individual users across all devices, today added strength to its technology team with the hires of Ming Fang and Tony Chia as DevOps Engineers. Both are newly created positions based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and will manage the scaling of the company’s infrastructure as it rapidly expands its customer base and international footprint.

“Our real-time, cutting edge A.I./machine learning data processing requires talent of extraordinary depth and experience,” says Joel Spitalnik, IRIS.TV’s Vice President of Engineering and to whom both Mr. Fang and Mr. Chia will report. “Ming has years of system and integration experience in administrating and implementing Weblogic, Java Applications, Apache, and open source services to provide sustainable and highly available IT environments. And for the last 6 years, Tony worked in various software configuration management and release engineering jobs at Yahoo. Both are the caliber of professionals we want on the IRIS.TV team.”

Prior to joining IRIS.TV, Mr. Fang was a Service Production Engineer at Yahoo! and before that was a Middleware Engineer at DreamWorks Animation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fang held top engineering positions with IBM Global Services, Toyota Motor Sales, New Century Mortgage Corporation and Option One Mortgage. He is a graduate of Northeastern University.

Mr. Chia comes to IRIS.TV from Yahoo! where most recently he was Senior Build and Release Engineer for Search Advertising and before that, Senior Quality Engineer for Search and Display. He was also the Test Lead for Citigroup and earlier held senior level engineering positions with Northrop Grumman and Logicon. He is a graduate of California State University-Long Beach.

IRIS.TV is a cloud-based personalized video programming system that allows publishers and content owners to generate more video views and engage users across all devices. The company’s product suite is designed to increase video consumption and simplify operations for web, mobile, and OTT video distribution. The software integrates with existing video players using artificial intelligence and adaptive machine learning to automate streaming of personalized content based on audience preferences, user interaction, and behavioral segmentation. IRIS.TV has hundreds of customers across the world that rely on the company’s video programming platform to keep their audiences watching.

Based in Los Angeles, IRIS.TV’s investors include Sierra Wasatch, BDMI, Progress Ventures and individual backers including Machinima founder Allen DeBevoise, Lions Gate CFO James Barge as well as senior executives with Nielsen and AEG.


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