Samuel Lindstedt appointed new CEO for Zenterio, the market challenger for interactive TV.
Stockholm, 30 May 2013 – Swedish company Zenterio, that develops an independent operating system for TV client devices, announces today that they continue their growth path by appointing Samuel Lindstedt as CEO. Zenterio acts on a global market and aims to become one of a few leading operating systems for interactive TV in the future. Samuel Lindstedt starts formally on 30 May 2013 when he replaces Per Skyttvall, who has been acting CEO since November 2012.
Samuel Lindstedt joins from Telenor Denmark where he has been Head of Revenue Management. He has extensive international experience and a strong background from executive positions within IT and as a management consultant on some of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Samuel Lindstedt holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Baylor University, USA.
-Zenterio is an extremely exciting company that has just left the development phase and is now entering the commercialization phase with many exciting customers and prospects. I think my experience will come in handy when we now position the company for next phase and will grow in new markets, says Samuel Lindstedt.
Previous this year former Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was appointed Chairman of the Board of Zenterio and Sony Ericsson’s former CTO Mats Lindoff was appointed CTO of the company.
Zenterio was founded in 2002, its headquarters are based in Stockholm with R&D center in Linköping in Sweden. Zenterio’s customers and partners today comprise large TV operators, global system integrators, leading TV- and set-top box manufacturers and one of the largest chipset manufacturers.
-The whole TV market is being redefined and it is a turbulent time right now. Zenterio facilitates for TV operators to sharpen their offerings and continue to build on customer loyalty which is a big competitive advantage for them. I further believe that Zenterio OS will help major operators to simplify customer service and manage high hardware costs across multiple business units, says Samuel Lindstedt.
TV viewing is gaining ground at the same time as TV viewing consumption patterns are changing. The market for Zenterio’s independent operating system is estimated to at least 650 million households around the world.
-Samuel Lindstedt has a genuine international business background and at the same time his roots are in Sweden. This provides good conditions to lead Swedish Zenterio in a global market, says Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Chairman of the Board at Zenterio.
Zenterio develops an independent software platform, “Zenterio OS”, for interactive TV that is positioned to become a global standard. Zenterio’s software can be used on any new and existing hardware. With the Zenterio OS, operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications.
Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set-top box suppliers, CA/DRM providers, and chip set manufacturers. The company evolved from the former Nokia Home Communication, which Nokia divested in 2002. Its headquarters are in Stockholm, and its R&D center is in Linköping. The company has sales offices in Prague and Milan. Zenterio is an unlisted company and is mainly owned by private investors. The chairman of the board is former Nokia CEO Mr Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
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