Deluxe has formed Deluxe Technologies, a new division with more than 250 engineers from six tech centers around the world. Deluxe has played a key role in the technical evolution of the entertainment industry over the last century, and this is an initial step in the next transformation, towards Deluxe as a virtualized services and platform company.
Deluxe plans to grow the size of the new division’s team over the coming year.
The company's end-to-end capabilities currently include Deluxe creative services, which include its premier visual effects and post production brands, and the recently formed Deluxe Distribution, a global portfolio of content management and distribution capabilities second to none. With the acceleration of technological and transformational change in the industry, Deluxe will increase its investments in technology and the rapid development of platforms to help clients meet the growing demand for content by consumers.
Morgan Fiumi has been named Deluxe Technologies’ chief innovation officer. Deluxe has appointed Andy Shenkler, chief product officer, to lead the development of its technology solutions and platforms.
"The traditional supply chain has grown organically and become overly complex. As a leading content management company in the world, Deluxe is in a unique position to apply our experience, scale and knowledge to simplify the process and create new value for our customers," said Fiumi. "We are very fortunate to have Andy – who has extensive experience leveraging new and emerging technologies to build cloud-based platforms – joining the team as we hone our advanced offerings to meet the demands of a growing global industry."
An industry veteran, Shenkler brings with him considerable experience in product management, innovation and technology, having pioneered cloud-based content management services. Shenkler most recently served as executive vice president, chief solutions and technology officer for Sony DADC New Media Solutions, where his work was widely recognized for its quality and innovation.
"Platform-based technologies are transforming the entertainment industry. Our creative services and distribution clients are becoming increasingly reliant not only on our talented people, but the technology used to complete the job," said Deluxe's CEO John Wallace. "The proven experience of Morgan, Andy and the Deluxe Technologies team will no doubt bring exciting new platform innovations to market, helping our customers respond to a complex and fast-changing industry."