latakoo Lands Veteran Cloud and SAAS Engineering Leader with Deep Security Expertise

(Austin, Texas) February 14, 2023 – The go-to video workflow company for broadcasters around the world, latakoo, is delighted to announce a new hire who will be leading the company’s innovation and technology team into the future. latakoo has named Thomas Rognon as Principal Engineer.


Rognon comes with a proven track record of success at multi-billion dollar companies within the technology sector, including DoorDash. Rognon has a deep passion for helping companies grow efficiently, problem solve, and create new innovations for the end user. Rognon will work to maximize efficiencies at latakoo and build new systems to improve the latakoo experience for users.



Thomas Rognon

Principal Engineer


Rognon was drawn to computers at an early age. Instead of spending every waking hour outside on his family’s ranch in Texas, he was fixated on his mom’s work computer.


As a teenager, he spent time coding and writing programs. He built video games that his peers could play on their classroom calculators, and quickly realized he enjoyed making the games more than playing them.


Rognon served for five years in the U.S. Navy, winning awards for the software he wrote while serving – even though that wasn’t part of his job description as a yeoman.


After leaving the military, Rognon began taking classes at the University of Texas-San Antonio, where he also worked as a researcher and was published twice. When he started receiving job offers in tech, Rognon left the university and took a position with cybersecurity firm Def-Logix, where he wrote advanced security software.


Rognon has also worked in digital asset management for OnPrem, where he led projects for companies such as Fox and Disney, and he also led the design and implementation of a global platform supporting millions of users as the cloud architect for gambling giant Aristocrat.  Rognon’s design for Aristocrat accomplished greater scale while using significantly fewer people and less infrastructure costs than a similar system. Rognon had recently started at DoorDash, when he decided to join latakoo as its principal engineer.


About latakoo
latakoo is the fastest, easiest way and most secure way to transfer high-quality video files from anywhere to anywhere, regardless of file size or Internet connection. Based in Austin, Texas, the company was founded in 2010 by two award-winning journalists (Paul Adrian and Jade Kurian) for journalists. latakoo enables professional broadcasters and production companies to automate delivery of video content to different asset managers and digital platforms and ingest or playout servers seamlessly. latakoo’s clients are some of the world’s largest media organizations, including Nexstar Media Group and Euronews. In 2020, The International Trade Association for the Broadcast & Media Industry (IABM) named latakoo its Company of the Year and selected latakoo President Jade Kurian as a finalist for its Technology Leader of the Year award.