A team of pioneer experts in the dematerialization of audiovisual exchanges
|Founder and Manager (CEO)
Phone number : 01 58 39 38 21
David Clemenceau, aged 49, graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécoms (ENST-Télécom ParisTech) and holds a PhD in information storage and retrieval. He is specialized in both networks and search engines.
Between 1993 and 1997, David Clemenceau was in charge of the computing system and of the networks at “Inathèque de France” (INA-Direction du Dépôt Légal), and, as such, he participated to the implementation of what has become one of the largest banks of audiovisual programs in the world.
This bank gets bigger each year with approximately one million hours of radio and television programs per year. After that, he became a business engineer in a company named AAVS (Advanced Audio Video Systems), where he received several invitations to tender regarding the implementation of radio and television automatic timing and controls.
Between 1998 and 1999, as the technical director of the “Banque de Programmes et de Services (BPS) de la Cinquième (France 5)”, he was in charge of developing and implementing the technical channel of the first video system on demand, broadcast by satellite and high speed networks. David Clemenceau participated to the creation of many innovations: 1) one of the first systems of mass video multi-format digitization, 2) the integration of digital watermarking in secure systems when downloading videos on a PC, 3) the BPS integrated information system (online managements of legislation, subscribers and catalogue).
At the end of 1999, he participated to the creation of e-vod, a start-up specialized in electronic distribution of television and cinema programs. Then, on January 1st of 2000, he became the e-vod’s CEO. Being the result of BPS technical service’s externalization, e-vod implemented the running, the maintenance and the evolutions of PBS’s technical channel in 2000. At the same time, e-vod became partners with leading broadcasting distributors, thanks to which it started posting its catalogues online and offering new services to its customers such as a wide range of TV channels that could be watched online or on any other media (tape, CD, DVD etc..).
At the end of 2000, David Clemenceau created the company Opsomai, initially specialized in consulting regarding the management and distribution of audiovisual and multimedia contents. Over the years, the company improved and became one of the French leading firms in animated image banks, thanks to the development of the Opsis Media software and the setting up of the Opsomai website hosting offer.
Technical Director (CTO)
Vincent Prost, aged 47, holds a Degree in electronic engineering, ENSERG (INPG), and a Master’s Degree in Image and Sound from the “École Nationale Supérieure des Télécoms (ENST-Télécom ParisTech)”. His areas of expertise go way beyond audiovisual and multimedia engineering: indeed, Vincent is also specialized in all the Information Technologies: Internet, Intranet, workflow, electronic management of documents, filing engineering…
From 1991 to 1997, Vincent Prost was a Research and Development Engineer at INA (Audiovisual National Institute) in the “Direction des Archives Audiovisuelles” (Audiovisual Records Department). He was a project manager for the information system of the “Phonothèque” (radio archives) and he carried out an assessment of foreign TV channels information systems (China and Mexico). He also created a multimedia assessment software for audiovisual documents and a noise reduction software for audio documents.
From 1997 to 1999, as the Research and Development Manager at “Inathèque de France” (INA-Direction du Dépôt Légal), he was in charge of the conception and development project, created to have access to all the Inathèque’s documents at the Bibliothèque de France. He also created CD-ROMs to present the university research works and he was the administrator of both the information database and the Internet/Intranet websites of the Inathèque.
While being in charge of the Equipment and Administration System department (fourteen people) at the “Direction des Projets et des Méthodes de l'INA” (Project and Method Departments at INA) between 1999 and 2002, Vincent Prost organized the assistance service for users (five hundred users, six hundred PCs) and he managed the third application maintenance as well as the information system administration (twelve HP-UX servers, thirty NT servers, fifty Oracle databases, and thirty Basis Plus databases). At the same time, as the coordinator of the project ownership assistance for the “Plan Patrimoine”, he implemented a workflow in order to deal with the business handovers of audiovisual programs and he supervised the MPEG digitization and he posted on line all the INA’s records for people to be able to access it online (one thousand hours in three years). Finally, he conceived and created the multilingual database of 12 Mediterranean countries’ TV programs as part of the CapMed project.
He started with Opsomai in December 2002, where he was working as a consultant with Internet operators, local collectivities, archive and record holders and TV channels, managing and distributing audiovisual and multimedia contents. In 2004, he created and managed the development of software Opsis Media’s first version and, since 2010, he is the Technical Director of Opsomai.
Sales Director (CCO)
Arnaud Grümler holds a DEA (Master’s degree) from University Paris III – « The New Sorbonne » – in Information and Communication Sciences.
Moved by his passion of the Television world, he started his professional career by taking part to the launching of LCP-AN (The National Parliamentary Channel).
In 2001, he became the Vice Director of INA’s Communication Department where he worked on issues related to the safeguarding of audiovisual heritage.
He, then, formed part of the Head of Sales at audiovisual laboratory Vectracom in 2003 where he became the call for tender specialist in the domain of digitization of audiovisual archives.
In 2009, he joined company VDM (Video Digital Multimedia) where he brings his knowledge of the institutional market as Development Director.
In 2011, he took the helm of the Sales Department of Forever Corporate that belongs to Group Éclair and is at the cutting edge of audiovisual dematerialization.
In septembre 2014, Arnaud Grümler joins Opsomai as Sales Director.