USSI Global has strengthened its executive team by appointing Ted Korte as Vice President of Programs and Innovation Lab, effective immediately. Reporting to COO Anthony Morelli, Korte will focus on technology development and systems integration strategies that bring the company’s core broadcast, digital signage, and electronic business and consumer operations closer together. Korte will also drive technology and service innovations that enhance USSI Global’s value as a turnkey project management company.
Korte comes to USSI Global with 25 years of broadcast industry experience, including 20 years at Harris Corporation. He served as Director of Engineering across key business units (automation and asset management, video servers and editing, and TV and radio transmission), and in later years worked closely with the company’s digital signage and managed services teams. That led to stronger technical synergies across Harris’s broadcast and digital signage businesses.
Korte joined then-upstart Qligent in 2014, now a global leader in monitoring and analytics for broadcasters and OTT services. As COO/CTO, he established a brand reputation for Qligent as an innovator in transitioning QoS, QoE, and compliance monitoring operations to the cloud. After bringing the company’s pioneering Vision monitoring platform to market, Korte helped Qligent launch the industry’s first “monitoring as a service” platform, and expanded Qligent’s horizons into the now-ubiquitous big data space to generate detailed audience and business analytics.
He returned to Harris Corporation, now L3Harris, in 2019 where he focused on internal research and development projects for the space industry. He gained experience in program management and satellite technologies, including LEO groundstations and global networking systems that represent important emerging markets for USSI Global.
Collectively, Korte’s depth of experience in RF transmission, IP networking, data analytics and managed services across USSI Global’s core markets brings unparalleled experience to the company. He looks forward to working with USSI Global colleagues and customers on current initiatives, including the C-Band satellite transition; and other long-term business opportunities, including digital out-of-home programs for EV charging stations. He will also work closely with Morelli and his team to develop new managed services.
“My professional career to this point has clearly led me to this opportunity with USSI Global, as I can leverage genuine experiences from every position I have held over two decades,” said Korte. “What excites me is that USSI Global has a real vision for the future. They have built a strong reputation as a hardware integration firm, and are moving into compelling new directions that include software integration, interactive experiences and digital out-of-home advertising. They continue to be a leader in project management, but have established a proactive business model that brings technology and services closer together.”
“Ted brings enormous value to USSI Global that will help us establish growth strategies for our core markets and new business opportunities, while broadening our horizons as a service-oriented organization,” said Morelli. “With several exciting new initiatives in motion, the time is right to bring on someone who has the right expertise and vision to propel our business forward, and deliver innovative programs and services for our customers. We are confident that Ted is the right person for this job, and we are proud to welcome him to the USSI Global team.”