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MindArk: MindArk Recruits New CTO From Ericsson

Discussion in 'Entropia Universe in the Press' started by NotAdmin, May 14, 2012.

  1. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MindArk, developer and publisher of the largest real money MMO, announced today that ithas appointed Klas Moreau, formerly of Ericsson, as its Chief Technology Officer. This is a newly created position which will aid the company is keeping its flagship, the Entropia Universe MMO, at the pinnacle of new technologies.

    "I am very happy that we have managed to recruit one of Ericsson's top R&D executives. The timing is perfect since Mindark is now ramping up both development and marketing efforts substantially," says Jan Welter Timkrans, Mindark's Chairman of the Board.

    Previously Klas Moreau was Head of Business Unit Command, Control and Applications at Ericsson, the Swedish Telecom Giant. He has held several other R&D management positions within Ericsson, managing 150 or more employees. Mr. Moreau has over 15 years of management experience with global multi-national, multi-cultural organizations using technology-based business models.

    "I will ensure there is a solid foundation that enables Entropia Universe to grow significantly, both in the number of participants and in their global reach. My goal is for Entropia Universe to double its number of participants by the end of 2013," said Klas Moreau.

    "I've been a gamer since the days of the Commodore 64. Now I have the opportunity to combine my gaming interest with my leadership abilities and passion for technology.

    Klas' solid understanding of technology, combined with his business acumen makes him a valuable asset to the company and all of its planet partners. Klas Moreau starts work at Mindark in May, 2012. MindArk owns Entropia Universe which has over one million registered accounts and over $400 million USD per year in user-to-user transactions. For more information on MindArk or the Citizenship System please visit www.entropiauniverse.com.

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    Wiki: MindArk Recruits Technical Director From Ericsson
     
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  2. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    Wonder what his role is. Announcement doesn't really give too many details. Is it related to making game available on other platforms e.g. steam? and/or new devices e.g. kinect type device? or something completely different...
     
  3. Ought to be leading and managing the R&D and technical side of the MindArk, that is, all the people doing the coding (and where the directions thereof are going) and managing servers, though the later might be under CIO / COO.
     


  4. Hi, my first post here.. and starting with attacking you! lol

    How do you know all these info....sounds like sort of insider info!... care to explain... or is it rather an intelligent anlysis as it overlaps with your real life expertise

    Anyay, it seems very reasonable to me... I did agree with your post in pcf..but mods deleted my post...

    so i'd just repost it here...

    "I totally agree with what is bellow
    ...especially in light of the recent past wide spread disruptions including space and planets... These are reflection of bad implementation of things accross multiple servers.

    So, I think it's the right move by MA...

    However, I dont' think he is in a position to say to double the EU population by the end of 2013.... may be it's a reflection of an enthusiastic ex-erricson/EU player... who've realized the problem MA is facing, and wanted to give a helping hand to MA. Erricson is not doing good worldide either. So it might be a clever move by him. It'd be a good thing for MA too if he has the real expertise (which I think he has - at least hope so)...

    So it'd be a win (MA) win (him) win(players) situation for all parties concerned

    As for doubling the numbers by 2013... yes it seems an impossibility... but the way technology is moving... nothing is impossible to be honest!
    With better pc and graphic cards... and explosion of activities (both in terms of numbers and money) in the virtual world.. the facebook/sim generation are going to venture out soon in world like EU..
    I've seen a video of diablo III... I'd not go for that kind game. So there are a lot of potential players out there... MA just needs to target them right... and in that scenario I dont' think it's an imposibility.... "

    Interesting things what Erricson is doing or planning to do

     
  5. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Hi and welcome, infinity :)
     
  6. thank you
    ... but i've to warn you.......... I speak my mind... and in doing so some thineed skin might feel my comments/posts a bit abrasive and caustic!.......just a warning.
     
  7. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    No worries, Infinity.
     
  8. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    What do servers and increasing player population have to do with each other? nada two completely separate issues. Which is why his actual job role seems elusive...sounds like a beginning of a conspiracy theory hehe
     
  9. not yet
    ... but would like to know if the new cto has been playing EU.

    this one might be cooking:

    Add to that the fiasco with

    Sand King no looter

    The Hussk fiasco...
     
  10. This is what i've found about the new CTO of MA:

    Head of Business Unit CoordCom at NSPS - Ericsson
    Telecommunications

    I was looking at his last Job description...looks like he is ideally suited for current MA's development environment with multiple planet partners..

    Some ppl were questioning the real qualification of the CTO and job description... hopefully this should help a lot of people who are asking the need for this hiring!
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  11. Sr Torz Man

    Sr Torz Man Freelanser

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MindArk, developer and publisher of the largest real money MMO, announced today that it has appointed Klas Moreau, formerly of Ericsson, as its Chief Technology Officer. This is a newly created position which will aid the company is keeping its flagship, the Entropia Universe MMO, at the pinnacle of new technologies.
    "I am very happy that we have managed to recruit one of Ericsson's top R&D executives. The timing is perfect since Mindark is now ramping up both development and marketing efforts substantially," says Jan Welter Timkrans, Mindark's Chairman of the Board.
    Previously Klas Moreau was Head of Business Unit Command, Control and Applications at Ericsson, the Swedish Telecom Giant. He has held several other R&D management positions within Ericsson, managing 150 or more employees. Mr. Moreau has over 15 years of management experience with global multi-national, multi-cultural organizations using technology-based business models.
    "I will ensure there is a solid foundation that enables Entropia Universe to grow significantly, both in the number of participants and in their global reach. My goal is for Entropia Universe to double its number of participants by the end of 2013," said Klas Moreau.
    "I've been a gamer since the days of the Commodore 64. Now I have the opportunity to combine my gaming interest with my leadership abilities and passion for technology."
    Klas' solid understanding of technology, combined with his business acumen makes him a valuable asset to the company and all of its planet partners. Klas Moreau starts work at Mindark in May, 2012.

    Read more .....http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/mindark-recruits-new-cto-from-ericsson-151333175.html
     
  12. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Merged into the existing thread :)
     
  13. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    I think this is a good sign. I like the path that MA seems to be going down and hiring this guy may just help them expand the niche market that EU currently has.

    Now it's just a waiting game to see if Klas's vision and MA's vision mesh and push towards advancing the Universe. More players and new ideas are only going to help MA move forward.
     
  14. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    Any luck?
     
  15. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    There are a lot more whine threads on PCF. I'd almost say double. :sneaky:
     
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  16. Just wondering if there's any plans for somehow making the in-game proximity VOIP chat system more intuitive seeing as he would have some knowledge of the telephony systems that Ericsson was working with. The social interaction side of EU is probably it's most important one, so I think this would be a good move.
     

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