Former Nokia CEO Joins Swedish Company Zenterio
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. The announcement was made today, Jan. 17.
Zenterio is a Swedish company that develops an independent operating system for interactive TV sets and set-top boxes (STBs).
“Zenterio’s software platform is very impressive,” says Kallasvuo (pictured left). “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 PCs, believes the company.
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Zenterio was set up 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 chip manufacturers.
“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 phase.”
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.
Photo courtesy: Zenterio