Since starting his career in 2000 as a certified network engineer, Leon began to specialise in SME networks while getting exposure leading teams of various sizes. Through this work, he had the opportunity to expand on his interest of doing system development which he would utilise in his career. At a young age Leon was exposed to management roles and followed a hands-on approach to lead the technical teams. He worked in multiple industries for companies like: Afrox, Transnet, ABSA, Dawnwing, TFMC and many smaller SME companies. Seven years ago, Leon was exposed to the broadcasting world when his company started providing services to MultiChoice. Projects included IPTV rollouts to gated communities and enabling two-way interactive services on Set Top Boxes. This also led to deployment of in-room entertainment services to companies like Sun International, with personalized greeting messages, movie rentals, hotel information and room charge pages. Another notable project was building a full DVB video and data monitoring solution for MultiChoice that provided for real-time monitoring of all African and South African services for the DVB-S, DVB-T and DVB-H platforms. The natural switch from DVB to IP delivery allowed Leon the opportunity to move into the OTT VOD and linear space where he could apply all his previous expertise to assist Discover Digital to enable Telco’s to activate additional services in this exciting next phase of the digital age.