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Aug 2007Apr 2008

Head of New Media (acting)

scopas medien AG

scopas medien AG

Head of New Media (acting)

·Spin off of the IT / web / mobile / community & video activities into a new company

·Securing the financing until break even, develop the business strategy and hire the additional, needed staff

Apr 2006Sep 2007

COO (acting) AG Internet Fernsehen AG

COO (acting)

·Development & Sales of TV / streaming / community web product offering

·Managing the seed financing (700k USD by Gruner + Jahr new media ventures GmbH)

·Full responsibility of selecting and handling of the PR agency & marketing activities

·Selecting editorial team of 38 and managing day by day operations & support

·Winning & managing Web 2.0 content and other strategic partnerships

·Website got awarded “Best new B2C portal” by ECO on June 19th, 2007

Nov 2001May 2007

SVP Business Development worldwide

Oplayo Oy (Nokia)

Oplayo Oy (until April 2006 a NOKIA venture and SIEMENS MOBILE (SMAC) company – acquired by SliceWireless, Australia)Helsinki, Finland

SVP Business Development & Sales

·Consulting & Sales in mobile video entertainment applications and ASP solutions for media, portal, agencies/brands and 1tier telecom companies in up to 22 countries

·Strong focus on services, marketing innovation and operational tasks, incl. technology, content selection and sales / business development & marketing strategy

·Over achieved planned revenues and strategic targets in all past years

·Brought in & managed day to day relationship of an investor in Oplayo

·Speaker at industry events in Europe and USA

·List of reference clients available upon request

Jun 2006Dec 2001

CEO (Handelsblatt) AG (a HANDELSBLATT Publishing Group company)

CEO (Sales and Production)

·Developed the cross media strategy based on “Web-TV” for the Handelsblatt Publishing Group offering

·Built a web team & designed workflow for distributed production teams

·Introduced and led the sales activities in DAX 30 / TOP 500 companies

Dec 1996May 2000


IntelliVision / INeTV

IntelliVision & INeTV AG


·Transformation of traditional TV / Business-TV and post-production company into a full-fledged TV / digital media company / Completed a merger with a PC-oriented programming company -Revenues tripled per year

Jun 1985Nov 1996



ISGweb GmbHMunich, Germany

Managing Director3/1992-11/1996

·Founder and Manager of an outsourced programming team for infotainment CD-ROMs. / Led software re-publishing team for German market

·Early introduction website design and web application offerings

SPI Inc. & GmbHSan Diego, CA/ Munich, Germany

Marketing Manager6/89-2/1992

·Member of a team creating the strategy for a new software applications division

·Responsible for Product Management of SPI’s “integrated software” in Germany

·Introduction ofGupta’s SQL database offering in Germany

DSD DeutscheSparkassenDatenDienste GmbHStuttgart, Germany

Product Manager2/1987 – 5/1989

·Increased sales of specific back office products via “below-the-line marketing activities” by 900 percent in less than a year. / Organized several successful fair events

·Responsible for coordination of “standardizing committees” at the head office of the world largest banking organization.

Philips Communications Industries (PKI) AGSiegen, Germany

Consultant & Trainer6/1985-1/1987

·Software trainings for staff members in- and outside Philips

·Management consultancy on PC usage scenarios

·Responsible for software area at 1st CeBIT


Oct 1978May 1985


University of Siegen

heavily active in AIESEC


Social Media (communities)
Web-TV expert


Teppo Paavola

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A successful, results-oriented international executive with 22 yrs of national and international management, consulting as well as entrepreneurial experience in high-tech, Internet, multimedia communications, wireless and start-up operations including execution strategy, marketing, sales and business development. Creative, thoughtful and self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.


Harald is a co-founder of MobileMonday Germany e.V. and a member of the board - currently representing 5 chapters (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich) within the global mobile community of 70+ chapters worldwide.


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