iWedia S.A, world-class provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, today announced the appointment of experienced sales leader Go Murata as Director of Business Development and Key Accounts in Japan.

Go Murata is an accomplished sales leader, with a technical background, who brings 18 years of experience to his new role. He has a proven track record of achieving high revenue targets, identifying and developing commercial opportunities and leading major technology company accounts; both as a sales director and technical account manager. Go Murata will consolidate iWedia’s APAC team and focus on expanding the company’s reach in the region.

Go Murata, Director of Business Development and Key Accounts, APAC, iWedia, said: “I am excited to be joining iWedia, and looking forward to working with the team to seize the huge opportunity in Japan and the wider APAC region. Pay TV subscribers will increase by 26 million over the next five years in APAC (Research and Markets). I am very confident that a progressive company such as iWedia can develop innovative and attractive solutions to support Asian pay TV operators and technology partners in successfully serving this rapidly growing audience.”

Go Murata joins iWedia from Vewd Software (formerly Opera Software ASA),which is known for the Opera family of web browsers, where he was Sales Director responsible for leading the Sony, Panasonic and Sharp accounts and developing new commercial opportunities in the consumer electronics space – primarily TV, STB, video gaming and automotive. He started his career as a quality assurance engineer in 2005.

Hans-Jürgen Desor, CEO, iWedia, said: “I am delighted to welcome GoMurata to the iWedia team. iWedia has been present in Japan for several years with successful solutions deployments to large operators and electronics manufacturers. His considerable sales experience and knowledge of the local region will be invaluable in supporting us to create new business opportunities, both in Japan and the wider Asian region. This is a very important market for iWedia. Go Murata’s appointment underlines our ambitious plans to seize the opportunity in Asia and to build up our business both in Japan and the wider region.”

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