Xavier Pouyat (Microsoft)


Xavier Pouyat, European Business Development and Strategy Manager in the Microsoft Silverlight Business team (US based), in charge of driving Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming adoption.

Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. IIS Smooth Streaming enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. It provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales massively on content distribution networks, making true HD 1080p media experiences a reality.

Before this role, Xavier Pouyat was in charge of the deployment of HD DVD technologies for Microsoft for the Europe region. These technologies included, for example, the standardized SMPTE VC-1 video codec and the HD DVD interactivity system (HDi).

Over the past ten years Xavier Pouyat has been instrumental in deploying Microsoft’s platform for digital rights management, audio/video encoding, Windows Media streaming, next generation of DVD and Digital TV (from mobile broadcasting to High Definition TV); he has also been involved with the development of services and products with leading content providers and the music industry across the region.






The latest development from Microsoft in delivering audio & video over IP networks:

• Silverlight 5, development tools and frameworks

• IIS Smooth Streaming (IIS Media Services, Smooth Streaming in CE devices, Services in the Cloud)

• Encoding, Encrypting, Transcoding & Transmuxing, with Expression Encoder and IIS Transform Manager