Tele Atlas hires CTO from RealNetworks

Tele Atlas hires CTO from RealNetworks
Mapmaker Tele Atlas today announced that Aref Matin was appointed as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, started early July, Matin is responsible for developing and managing the company’s technology and product strategy, strategic research and advanced engineering. Matin reports to Tele Atlas CEO Bill Henry. He is also a member of Tele Atlas’ Executive Team and of TomTom’s Technology Board.

“Aref’s rich technology operations background and global experience are perfectly suited to the dynamic and complex digital mapping business,” said Henry.

CTO of Technology Products at RealNetworks
Matin joins Tele Atlas from on-demand digital media and entertainment content supplier and distributor RealNetworks, where he was most recently CTO of Technology Products and Solutions. In that role he was responsible for the product development, technology operations, solution integration services, and professional services teams of RealNetworks providing technology solutions to mobile carriers and network operators worldwide.

Before that Matin held senior technology leadership positions at Millennial Net, Juniper Networks, Siemens and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He holds a bachelor and master of science in electrical engineering from Northrop University in Inglewood, California. Matin’s position is based in Europe.

Wednesday, August 19th 2009

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