Henri Caddeo, currently CTIO for Swedish digital TV, broadband and telecom provider Com Hem, will start in spring 2016 as CTO (chief technical officer) for Bonnier’s business area Broadcasting. He will have broad responsibility for technology for the entire business area, and will coordinate and develop the technology organizations within the TV4 Group, SVOD service C More and news production company Nyhetsbolaget in Sweden, as well as TV network MTV in Finland.
“I’m excited that Henri has decided to work with us,” says Casten Almqvist, head of the business area and CEO for the TV4 Group. “His main role will be to build a high-quality technology organization for the future, where the technology is as attractive as the content, and where we talk as much about technology and user experience as we do about programming and sales. With his strong track record and broad experience working in the intersect between business and user experience, as well as between traditional technology and the online TV world, I can’t imagine anyone better to take on this role.”
The job includes moving, coordinating and developing the technical capabilities and culture within the Broadcasting business area. And to strengthen and integrate the product and technical development importance for user behavior, content, business and sales.
“When Casten asked if I wanted to be part of what is now happening, there was no question about my saying yes,” says Caddeo. “The transformation that the media industry is undergoing currently is driven by modern technology, which makes possible new user behavior and puts the end customer in a whole new focus. There are boundless possibilities for players who are successful in this change, while those who don’t take part will see declining business. Bonnier Broadcasting has both the ambition and the possibility to successfully make the change.”
Henri Caddeo has been CTIO for Com Hem since 2013, and recently launched the company’s OTT service. He has held a number of executive positions in the media business, among others Head of Solution – RECA for Ericsson media solutions, Director TV Service Platforms for Telenor, Development Director and Deputy CTO for Canal Digital and Technical Director for Boxer TV Access.