Former Nokia CEO and Former Sony Ericsson CTO Join Zenterio
STOCKHOLM, January 17, 2013
STOCKHOLM, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Zenterio recruits two top talents into its operation: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo,
former Nokia CEO, will take over as Zenterio board chairman and Mats Lindoff,
former Sony Ericsson CTO, will serve as chief technical officer. A perfect
addition to Zenterio - a Swedish company that develops an independent
operating system for interactive TV sets and set-top boxes (STBs).
Zenterio is now ready for a world position in software for interactive TV.
"Zenterio's software platform is very impressive," says Kallasvuo, "it enables
fast, easy service rollouts to viewers - a big benefit for TV operators."
Going forward, Zenterio's software has potential to become an equally
important operating system on the TV side that, for example, Windows is for
Zenterio was launched in 2002, and its development center is in Linköping,
Sweden. Its customer list currently consists of TV operators, global systems
integrators, large TV and STB manufacturers, and one of the largest chip
Several independent research institutes estimate that, within a few years, the
market for interactive TV, in terms of number of units, will be about half as
large as the market for PCs.
"Zenterio's goal is to become a leading company in an industry that now has at
least 650 million customers," says Kallasvuo. "Market growth increased
substantially in connection with the switch from analog to digital TV - as
households connected to internet, which enables more opportunities for various
pay-TV solutions. This trend led to enormous interest in Zenterio's
independent operating system."
"Kallasvuo and Lindoff have extensive experience and expertise from the Nordic
region's most successful IT enterprises," says Per Skyttvall, CEO of Zenterio.
"Their skill sets are perfect for Zenterio as it enters a new commercial
Kallasvuo has had a long, successful career at Nokia, where he was CFO, head
of the mobile division and president (2006-2010). He was also a Nokia board
member and board chairman of Nokia Siemens Networks, until September 2011.
To ensure that Zenterio's technologies meet rigorous demands on a global
operating system, Lindoff is assuming the CTO role. He has extensive
international experience and has held various roles in Ericsson and Sony
Ericsson (CTO). Lindoff was also a Symbian board member.
For more information http://www.zenterio.com
Zenterio develops a standardized, independent software platform for
interactive TV. Its customers are system integrators and TV and STB suppliers.
The Zenterio OS enables faster, cheaper service rollouts to viewers. Zenterio
is an international company with employees from more than 20 countries. Its
headquarters are inStockholm, and its development center is in Linköping. The
company has sales offices inPragueandMilan. Zenterio is an unlisted company
and is mainly owned by private investors. Visit:http://www.zenterio.com.
Contact: Press contact: Marie Angselius +46-70-9405837
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