Kay Johansson

About Kay Johansson

Kay Johansson For more than 20 years, Kay Johansson has been a recognized innovator and leader in audio-video technology and digital convergence. Johansson’s outstanding achievement in technology crosses a diversity of domains including cloud-based services, the Internet of Things, and distributed systems. During his career, he has worked closely with Fortune 500 customers including Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, HP, Cisco, Samsung, Disney, ABC, and the BBC. His technical innovations have collectively impacted hundreds of millions of consumers and professionals the world over. Previously, he was the chief technology officer at MobiTV where for nearly seven years he oversaw all technology and product strategy, including the development and deployment of the company’s multiscreen cloud-based Connected Media Platform. During his tenure, MobiTV’s mobile video products and services consistently achieved top industry ratings in independent reviews, winning exceptional recognition including a string of prestigious technical awards. Johansson was also the driving force behind MobiTV’s DRM offering, its hybrid approach to mobile DTV, and its trailblazing vision for multi-screen TV everywhere delivery. Earlier in his career, Johansson was the CTO of Popwire, a former Ericsson company that specialized in video and audio processing for distribution to mobile phones, over the Internet to PCs or directly to TVs. While there, he directed research and development as well as product strategy in the lead up to the company’s acquisition by Teleca AB (now Teleca Symphony). Popwire became the foundation for Teleca’s product division where Johansson’s role was transitioned to that of CTO. Johansson is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 25 approved, published and pending patents with a specific emphasis on streaming and bandwidth adaptation techniques over wireless networks, and media delivery solutions from server to handset. He regularly contributes to several industry standards bodies, as well as serving as a frequent speaker at conferences and forums.

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