Erik Huggers is an Intel corporate vice president, general manager of Intel Media and a member of Intel's Management Committee. Intel Media works with media and entertainment industry partners to deliver breakthrough media experiences on consumer devices.
Prior to joining Intel, Huggers was the director of BBC Future Media & Technology and a member of the BBC's Executive Board. He joined the BBC in 2007 and was responsible for the BBC's Online, iPlayer, Mobile and Red Button services helping audiences enjoy BBC programs, wherever they may be. He also held responsibility for managing the Broadcast and Enterprise Technology group, BBC Archive, as well as leading the Research and Development activities.
Prior to joining the BBC, Huggers worked with Microsoft, where he operated across a wide variety of digital media initiatives. After successfully launching the MSN portals in the Benelux countries, he went on to lead the global business development efforts of Windows Media Technologies, establishing Windows Media as a leading platform used by the media and entertainment industry to create, protect and deliver content to consumers via the internet.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Huggers worked with Endemol Entertainment as director of Business Development for their interactive division. He was born and educated in the Netherlands and is married with two children.