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Published On: Tue, Feb 25th, 2014

Microsoft president to visit Nigeria this week

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Jean Philippe CourtoisMicrosoft International president Jean Philippe Courtois who is in charge of Microsoft’s business operations in a territory that spans 100 subsidiaries operating in over 240 countries outside the United States and Canada and representing over $60 Billion dollars in revenue is expected to visit Nigeria this week.

During the visit, he would be sharing key insights into the company’s global strategy and activities for Africa, with spotlight on the 4Afrika Initiative.

As president of Microsoft International, Jean-Philippe drives strategic planning, global operations, and key growth initiatives to developed and emerging markets across Europe, Middle East & Africa,

Asia and Latin America for all of Microsoft’s products and services.

As a global technology leader, Microsoft is focusing on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe – at home, at work, and on the go -for the activities they value most.

The company’s innovative technologies and local partnerships are also transforming education, fostering local innovation and creating employment opportunities that help fuel a continuous cycle of

sustained social and economic development.

Courtois’ leadership reflects these values and his deep personal commitment to customer and partner satisfaction, which results from long-term and trust-based relationships.

He previously served as CEO and president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he led business planning and sales, marketing and services.

Courtois joined Microsoft in 1984 as a channel sales representative and, after holding several leadership positions, rose to general manager for Microsoft France in 1994.

Outside of Microsoft, Courtois is administrator for PlaNet Finance. He also serves on the board of directors for AstraZeneca, and is President of the Strategic Committee at Skema Business School.

A French national, courteous obtained his diploma higher commercial studies (DECS) from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice (CERAM/Skem Ericssion technologies integrated pay TV with multi-screen viewing capabilities Ericsson technology has integrated Pay TV service quality and content depth, with multi-screen viewing capabilities of services.

With the new technology consumers will now use numerous video services to find content and switch between multiple devices with varying content viewing abilities. TV service operators are challenged to drive innovation and efficiency at an increasing pace.

Ericsson said the ecosystem is for the future of TV where TV can be found anywhere on any device and the experience evolves with the consumer.

It said that this will enable operators to combine the quality of service and content depth of Pay TV with the interactivity and multi-screen capabilities of Over the Top video start-ups.

Ericsson is also building an end-to-end integrated platform for Pay TV service providers based entirely on web and cloud technologies.

The new software as a service platform makes it possible for TV operators to quickly respond to a changing marketplace, enabling the efficient deployment and scale of services while accommodating the intense loads associated with live TV.

In addition, the system uses analytics driven by big data, helping operators manage new investments quickly and cost-effectively.

Per Borgklint, senior vice president and head, Business Unit Support Solutions at Ericsson said: “Pay TV at Web speed is a critical element in Ericsson’s TV and Media strategy, enabling fast innovation and implementation so that our customers can win in this highly competitive marketplace. Our investments in this area further position Ericsson to help operators deliver a consistent TV Anywhere experience while also monetizing a wider array of services.”

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