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Euro 50 > Leaders in broadband and pay-TV Digital TV Europe
Per-Ola Wester Chief architect, IPTV, TeliaSonera
Per-Ola Wester is known Age 43 Last year’s most important development
as the father of For IPTV I think the Ekioh SVG browser is a
TeliaSonera’s successful Education Master of Science. candidate.
IPTV platform. The com-
pany tripled its IPTV rev- Career path Telia Research, Digital Vision, Goals for the next year To improve
enue in the third quarter TeliaSonera. TeliaSonera’s IPTV platform by enabling web
of this year and current- 2.0 services, such as web TV and Spotify.
ly has 500,000 sub- Job description Chief architect IPTV. Also, to develop network PVR services.
scribers and counting.
Wester’s vision and insistence on perfec- Highlights from the last year In the area of Likely breakthrough service or technology
tion have resulted in a service that has been IPTV, offering support for network PVR was Network PVR.
running more or less flawlessly for two a highlight, as was developing dynamic
years. His groundbreaking work at Telia search functionality. Favourite film or TV personality Jack
earned him two patents: “A system and Nicholson.
method for time shift television” and “A sys- Lessons learned from the downturn Be
tem and method for video content.” careful what you invest in. Life outside work With my children.
Chris Winkelmolen Chairman, CTAM Europe and director of marketing, Europe, UPC Broadband
At UPC Broadband, Chris Winkelmolem is ing anything that can be offered through tradi-
responsible for the development and tional telco networks.
enhancement of marketing programmes. He
was recently appointed chairman of pan- Goals for the next year For CTAM Europe,
European cable marketing organisation my goal is to continue to grow the organisa-
CTAM Europe. tion and have it recognised as “the industry
growth engine”. We want to get more cable
Age 42 operators on board and involved in CTAM
Europe and offer the best platform for cable
Education Business Economics at marketers to build their network, exchange
HanzeHogeschool Groningen. ideas and learnings and get inspired.
Highlights from the last year For CTAM Likely breakthrough service or technology
Europe, the highlight was definitely the most If it will really break through next year I don’t
successful EuroSummit yet. Despite the eco- know (I sure hope so), but personally, I am very
nomic downturn, we managed to get more intrigued by the development of augmented development I expect to really take off next
attendees, attract more MSOs and senior exec- reality, where virtual data is added to the natu- year is internet connectivity of various
utives (CEOs, MDs etc.) than last year, when ral world. What’s needed is a mobile phone, devices in the household.
the expectations were that it could be a GPS, a compass, a camera and a database
stretch to top last year’s EuroSummit (before with content that is geo-tagged. Imagine you Favourite TV or film character Jeff Bridges
the crisis). Given the positive response we are looking to buy a house and you are walk- as The Dude in the movie The Big Lebowski.
received from the attendees it is good to see ing in a nice neighbourhood. Your mobile
that our efforts are appreciated and that phone will recognise through the camera, Life outside work Obviously, my family
CTAM adds value to the Industry. which houses are for sale, including all the comes first. I spend the vast majority of my
underlying data. Imagine the marketing oppor- spare time with my wife and our three year old
Lessons learned from the downturn tunities of such a concept! Using object or son. We love to take him out to the children’s
Nothing is what it seems. person recognition software, it is even possible farm on the weekends which is what we do
to get information on a person simply by whenever the weather allows for it. Also, if any
Last year’s most important development pointing your camera to that person (of course time is left, I really like to play a round of golf.
The roll out of EuroDOCSIS 3.0, enabling cable only when this person has given permission to I’m not a great player (yet), but very passion-
operators to offer broadband speeds exceed- share his or her personal data). Another ate about the game.
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