Kay Johansson has over 20 years of experience in audio-video and digital technology. His achievements in technology crosses a diversity of domains, including cloud-based services, the Internet of Things, and distributed systems. He currently serves as a mentor at GSVlabs, a hub of innovation focused on accelerating high-growth, high-impact verticals.
During his career, Johansson has worked closely with Fortune 500 customers such as Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, HP, Cisco, Samsung, Disney, ABC, and the BBC. 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.
Earlier in his career, Johansson was the chief technology officer 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 he was at Popwire, Johansson directed research and development as well as product strategy in the lead up to the company’s acquisition by Teleca AB.
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.