New Senior VP Joins Tiger Telematics From Sony Europe

Friday 28 January 2005 11:37 CET | News

Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc, has announced Mike Morgan will be joining the Tiger Telematics management team as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Gizmondo from the 1st February 2005. Gizmondo Europe Ltd. is an owned subsidiary of Tiger Telematics Inc. and is the maker of Gizmondo, a next-generation mobile entertainment device.

Responsible for developing and implementing the companys dynamic go-to-market strategy, Morgan will also spearhead driving sales through international retail, distribution and specialist channels, whilst engineering the companys expansion into new territories. Morgan joins from Sony Europe where he was responsible for the foundation of their commercial business. As a member of Sony Europes Sales and Marketing Platform management team, he developed Sonys commercial end-customer and channel strategies and business model, leading to the creation of commercial channel sales and marketing organizations across much of Western Europe. Additionally, he was responsible for developing and launching the Sony 1 channel program in Europe. Prior to joining Sony, Morgan spent 9 years with Compaq and then the new HP in various senior sales and marketing management roles including Channel Business Unit Director for Compaq UK and Ireland, and Director of Hewlett Packards Enterprise Channel business in Europe, Middle East and Africa following the merger. Morgans formative career was spent with General Computer Corporation, Rank Xerox and Pitney Bowes. He was also a Commissioned Officer, and trained as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. The Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT colour screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts MMC card accessories. The Gizmondo device and its games are currently launching in the U.K. and in North American and Continental Europe markets during the spring of 2005.

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