Pharos, the content management and workflow technology provider, has opened a US office.

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Glen Sakata has been appointed as general manager of the new California base which is being inaugurated as part of a ‘long term strategy to make Pharos an internationally recognised brand name.’

Pharos marketing director Russell Grute said: “This long term investment will allow Pharos to take advantage of opportunities we have identified in the USA. Many of our core customers are already beginning to look further than technology and are now investing in our productivity solutions for broadcast and new media process management.”

Sakata has previously worked for Louth Automation, Cisco Systems and Harmonic.

He will be based close to the Silicon Valley and will liaise with the US headquarters of established Pharos clients such as CNN, HBO, Turner, Technicolor and Viacom.

Pharos opened offices in Singapore in 2008.