San Mateo, Calif. – December 12, 2012 – Guavus Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions that enable businesses to make intelligent and timely decisions, today announced that Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt has joined Guavus’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Dr. Uddenfeldt is currently a Senior Advisor to the Corporate Executive Officer of Research and Development at Sony Corporation and until this month served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Sony Mobile Communications.
“I am extremely honored to welcome Jan as an advisor to our company,” said Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO of Guavus. “As one of the inventors and industry drivers of wireless GSM (2G) technology as well as mobile broadband (3G/HSPA) technology, Jan has changed the face of wireless technology. His outstanding track record of innovation and leadership among the global operator community will significantly boost our efforts to provide the most comprehensive analytics solutions for carriers looking to leverage their data assets not only for competitive advantage but to usher in the next generation of innovative mobile service offerings.”
Prior to his role as Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President at Sony Mobile, Dr. Uddenfeldt held various roles at Ericsson, including Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; and Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor Technology to the CEO. As CTO, his responsibilities ranged from global wireless infrastructure and handset technology (2G, 3G and 4G LTE) to strategy oversight for optical, DSL, IP router and switching systems. As advisor to CEO, he was responsible for Technology Strategies and for Technology Alignment with leading operators. During his time at Ericsson, Dr. Uddenfeldt also facilitated cooperation between leading Internet companies to grow the mobile broadband ecosystem.
Dr. Uddenfeldt is a fellow of IEEE and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is the recipient of several prizes for his achievements, including the German Edward Rhein Foundation Technology Prize in 1997 for innovation in GSM technologies and the Swedish KTH Prize in 2000 for GSM and 3G. In 2005, he received a Gold Medal from the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences for his contribution to the cellular communications industry. He is also a recipient of the Telecom Innovator of the Year award from Tech America. Dr. Uddenfeldt received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and an honorary doctorate in 1996 from the University of Lund.
Formation of the Guavus Industry Advisory Board results from the organic evolution of Guavus’s Cable Advisory Board and, in addition to Dr. Uddenfeldt is comprised of Sudhir Ispahani and Marwan Fawaz. Ispahani and Fawaz are former CTOs of Liberty Global and Charter Communications, respectively.
“Big data analytics has become a key factor in successfully running a network,” said Uddenfeldt. “In order to nimbly respond to a market where users are inundated with service, content and device choices, operators must have the flexibility to respond at a moment’s notice. Guavus has both innovative technology and some of the industry’s best big data analytics products. I am excited to work with them as they expand globally and continue to deliver innovative service provider offerings.”
Founded in February 2006, Guavus has been built from the ground up to unlock the value of operational, sensor and network-generated Big Data to reduce the economic and technology risk associated with deploying a traditional business intelligence solution. Guavus Big Data analytics solutions, which are based on pioneering patent-pending technology, include the Guavus Reflex ™ platform integrated with a suite of analytics applications that enable intelligent and timely decision-making. Two of the top three mobile operators and backbone carriers in the United States utilize Guavus Big Data analytics solutions to control costs, maximize profits and deliver an enhanced end-to-end customer experience. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, CA with research and development offices in Gurgaon and Ahmedabad, India and is funded by Intel Capital, Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures and private strategic investors. For more information please visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.