About Us

About StreamShark

StreamShark is a technology company with expertise in reliable video stream delivery for global reach. It excels at making the live streams of large scale, high profile events a massive success with viewers having an exceptional viewing experience.

StreamShark’s live event platform offers users the ability to efficiently and reliably manage the different phases of an event’s stream, while ensuring maximum reach and reliability of the live stream via its multi-vendor approach with ingests and CDNs.

The StreamShark platform also supports 360-degree video and the company has worked with leading brands in sports and fashion to live stream 360-degree video of high profile events to a range of devices.

Company History

StreamShark is MetaCDN’s streaming media arm. Founded in 2011 from research out of the University of Melbourne, MetaCDN is backed by leading Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures and the University of Melbourne’s commercialisation division.

The StreamShark brand was launched in September 2015 to better serve our live streaming and video on demand customers.

Our Team

James Broberg

Founder & CEO

Dr Broberg is the creator of MetaCDN, and has led its development as a research project inside the University of Melbourne, and now as CEO and Director of MetaCDN and StreamShark.

James is a recognised thought leader in the CDN and Cloud Computing fields, with numerous world first ideas and experiments in this space. He has published extensively on distributed systems, cloud computing and content delivery, with over twenty five peer reviewed publications to his name. James recently co-edited the Wiley book on Cloud computing entitled, Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms.

From 2003-2006, James was a PhD candidate at RMIT University. His doctoral thesis focused on devising novel and innovative task assignment policies for distributed systems under conditions of high utilisation and highly variable workloads.

James brings a wealth of relevant technology and product experience from his time in academic and commercial R&D sectors.

Robert Whatmough

Principal Engineer (Founding Member)

Many moons ago, Rob and James went to university together, burning the midnight oil on occasion for various projects. After that questionable experience, he went on to development work for a number of companies working in the telco space.

Eventually boredom set in and after constant nagging from James, he was lured into joining MetaCDN and reliving ye uni days of olde.

When not stuck in front of a computer, Rob enjoys riding on two wheels (push and motorised forms), hiking, playing bass and losing pool games to Duncan.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Yudong Li

Principal Engineer (Founding Member)

Yudong Li (李羽东, aka featheast) joined the MetaCDN team as software engineer at its inception while he was studying for a Master’s degree at the University of Melbourne. He lived in Wuhan, China for 24 years prior to permanently settling in Australia. While mostly focused on being a nerd facing the keyboard and monitor every day, he is also a crazy backpacker, a flight enthusiast and a big supporter of the Red Devils.

Yudong holds a Master of Computing in Distributed Computing from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Business and Management from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China.

Cameron Lowe

Digital Marketing Lead

Cameron joined the team at the beginning of 2014. He started his career working for ad agencies and has managed digital marketing for organisations such as Subway, Allianz and The Queensland Government. He has a wealth of digital marketing knowledge.

Originally hailing from Queensland, Cameron was lured down to Melbourne with promises of great coffee and an endless number of pubs.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University.

Aakanksha Chhikara

Business Development Manager

Aakanksha joined the MetaCDN team in April 2016 to lead growth activities. She is passionate about building technology companies and bringing great products to market.

In her role at StreamShark, Aakanksha brings extensive multidisciplinary and cross-cultural experience as well as a creative upbeat entrepreneurial personality. She has worked with young businesses and organisations for several years across multiple sectors and technologies (EduTech, Wearable Tech, IoT, Medical Devices, Robotics) in UK, Germany, Australia and India. Her diverse roles have included leading business development, product innovation, engineering and even being a startup founder herself.

A strong advocate of empowering women, Aakanksha volunteers her time facilitating Lean-In circles as well as encouraging women to pursue STEM disciplines and entrepreneurship.

Jack Kaloger

Software Engineer

Jack joined the StreamShark team at the end of 2017 as an intern, soon staying on as a Software Engineer.

Won over by the startup culture at StreamShark, he loves exploring the endless array of technology (and the challenging problems they present) required as a full stack engineer.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing & Software Systems) from the University of Melbourne.