Kurt Clawson Retires as Senior VP of Solutions at CHESA – A Decade of Pioneering and Excellence

Kurt Clawson Retires as Senior VP of Solutions at CHESA – A Decade of Pioneering and Excellence 

CHESA announces the retirement of Kurt Clawson, our esteemed Senior Vice President of Solutions, effective January 1, 2024. Kurt’s retirement marks the end of an extraordinary career of innovation, leadership, and exemplary service in the field of media technology and solutions. 

Kurt Clawson, a titan in the field of media technology, joined CHESA a decade ago, bringing with him a wealth of experience and an enviable track record of achievements. He is widely recognized for his visionary approach and ethical leadership, having received multiple accolades, including two Technical Emmy Awards for Outstanding Engineering Achievement in 2001 and 2003. These awards, bestowed by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, honored his pioneering work in shared video-data storage systems and multi-quality video encoding solutions. 

As a Technology Fellow awarded by Technicolor in 2009, Kurt’s reputation as a global industry leader and innovator was firmly established. His contributions to CHESA have been invaluable, particularly in areas such as technology management, new technology invention, and process re-engineering. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative solutions for large-scale media asset management, production workflow management, and electronic content distribution. 

Kurt’s leadership style is one that inspires. He has been a mentor to many and is known for his team-building skills and a results-oriented focus that has significantly contributed to the growth and success of CHESA. His legacy includes a profound impact on the media and entertainment technology landscape, marked by groundbreaking solutions in solutions architecture, distributed systems design, metadata utilization, workflow analysis, and automation. 

As he steps into retirement, Kurt leaves behind a legacy of excellence, innovation, and dedicated service. His departure is not just the closing of a remarkable career chapter but also a celebration of the lasting impact he has made on CHESA and the industry at large. 

CHESA extends its deepest gratitude to Kurt for his ten years of dedicated service, leadership, and innovation. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and his future endeavors. Kurt’s presence will be greatly missed, but his contributions will continue to inspire and guide us in the years to come. 

About CHESA: 

CHESA offers an engaged and embedded approach to analyzing, engineering, implementing, and maintaining highly advanced media technology systems, specializing in M&E workflow solutions. CHESA also offers industry education on The Workflow Show podcast. From production and creation, storage, management, distribution, and preservation. CHESA’s superior skill set, and knowledge base are built on decades of collaboration with leading organizations, creatives, and IT teams. Learn more at


CHESA Announces Tom Kehn as New Vice President of Solutions Consulting

CHESA Announces Tom Kehn as New Vice President of Solutions Consulting

CHESA, a leader in advanced media technology systems and workflow solutions, is proud to announce the promotion of Tom Kehn to Vice President of Solutions Consulting. In this new leadership role, Tom will bring his considerable expertise and vision to the executive team, driving the strategy and delivery of CHESA’s consulting services.

With a tenure marked by direct client engagement and the design of intricate technical solutions, Tom has transitioned from his role as Senior Solutions Architect to an elevated position where he will lead CHESA’s team of Solutions Consultants. His in-depth experience and proven track record have established him as an invaluable asset to the company and its clientele.

In his new role as VP, Solutions Consulting, Tom will emphasize the importance of working closely with clients in performing discoveries to better understand their systems, workflows, and pain points. This approach ensures that CHESA continues to provide bespoke solutions, precisely tailored to each client’s unique needs and challenges. Tom’s ability to engage deeply with client requirements will play a crucial role in determining the most effective and appropriate solutions based on thorough data analysis and insights.

As part of the Executive Leadership Team, Tom’s contribution signifies a commitment to fostering a culture of excellence. He will oversee the day-to-day activities and performance indicators of his team, ensuring that CHESA continues to deliver exceptional service in discovering and designing custom solutions for every client.

Tom’s ability to foster trust and respect among peers and clients alike has been a cornerstone of his success. His leadership will be pivotal as CHESA maintains its tradition of offering embedded and engaging workflow solutions across the spectrum of production, creation, storage, management, distribution, and preservation.

CHESA remains dedicated to sharing industry knowledge through resources like The Workflow Show podcast and leveraging decades of collaborative experience to benefit the creative and IT sectors.

Please join us in congratulating Tom Kehn on his well-deserved promotion and in looking forward to the continued growth and success of our consulting efforts under his guidance.

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About CHESA:
CHESA is the premier authority on media technology systems and solutions, specializing in the analysis, engineering, implementation, and maintenance of complex media workflows. Our history is defined by long-standing partnerships with top-tier creative organizations and IT teams, reinforcing our reputation as experts in the field.


Veritone Forges Groundbreaking Partnership with CHESA

Veritone Forges Groundbreaking Partnership with CHESA to Revolutionize U.S. Federal Legislative Branch’s Digital Media Management

Cutting-edge AI-powered Digital Media Hub to elevate collaboration and user experience

Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a frontrunner in enterprise AI software and services, proudly announced a transformative alliance with CHESA, a leading provider of media workflow solutions, in a bid to overhaul and streamline the digital media management processes within the U.S. Government’s Legislative Branch. This landmark collaboration marks a pivotal moment as Veritone’s innovative solutions promise to revolutionize how the U.S. Congress stores, manages, and disseminates its extensive repository of photos, audio, and videos, ushering in a new era of digital media management efficiency.

In response to the growing demand for enhanced digital media management capabilities, the Legislative Branch sought a comprehensive solution to replace its current photo management platform. Elected officials and their dedicated teams have consistently expressed the need for a modernized system, and the U.S. Congress has turned to industry stalwarts CHESA and Veritone. Renowned for their proficiency in the analysis, engineering, and implementation of cutting-edge media technology systems, this partnership is set to deliver a transformative solution.

At the heart of this collaboration is Veritone’s ground-breaking Digital Media Hub platform, an amalgamation of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital asset management in an intuitively customizable interface. With the power of AI engines, including facial recognition, at their fingertips, members of the Legislative Branch and their staff will effortlessly tag photos of agency members, enabling swift retrieval and sharing of archived photos. This innovation promises a substantial enhancement in efficiency, culminating in resource savings for the media management endeavors of the U.S. Congress.

“This strategic partnership between Veritone and CHESA represents a significant leap forward in the digitization of the U.S. Federal Legislative Branch’s media management solutions,” remarked Jason Paquin, CEO at CHESA. “Veritone’s state-of-the-art Digital Media Hub platform, coupled with CHESA’s expertise in media workflow solutions, will empower the U.S. Congress to meet the demands of the digital age more effectively and efficiently than ever before.”

The partnership between Veritone and CHESA is poised to set a new standard in the digital media management landscape for government institutions. As the U.S. Federal Legislative Branch embraces the power of AI and cutting-edge technology, it is evident that this collaboration will yield far-reaching benefits, cementing Veritone’s reputation as a pioneer in enterprise AI solutions.

About Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI)

Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leading provider of AI-powered intelligent process automation solutions that transform unstructured audio and video data into actionable intelligence. Its AI platform and applications, orchestrated by Veritone’s aiWARE™, empower organizations to analyze and leverage structured and unstructured data for improved decision-making and business outcomes. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Veritone is a multi-year winner of the AI Breakthrough Award and is ranked in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list of the fastest-growing public technology companies in North America. To learn more, visit


CHESA is a prominent provider of media workflow solutions, offering a range of services and technologies designed to streamline media operations for organizations across various industries. With a rich history of delivering cutting-edge solutions, CHESA is committed to helping clients achieve operational excellence and maximize the value of their media assets.