the shopping center industry at every level.
Peter has been working with digital transformation since 1996 within finance, media, the music industry, and retail. His experience includes 5 years of management experience from Tidal/WiMP/Aspiro, having served as CEO, CFO and CCO. Aspiro/TIDAL was acquired by Jay Z and 15 other world-renowned artists at the beginning of 2015. He has been CEO of the consultancy firm Tarantell, International Director of Edda Media/Mecom Ltd., CEO of the media monitoring company Opoint, Director of Business Development at Dagens Næringsliv Nye Medier/NHST, Head of Northern European Sales for Thomson Financial Intelligence Data and Head of Sales for Web Solutions at Reuters. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from The Norwegian Business School (BI) and has completed a Master of Management programme in Corporate Finance.
In the early days of the Internet, I was fortunate enough to work at MCI on Vint Cerf’s Internet team where we had a front row seat to a true communications revolution. We were pioneering the infrastructure on the “information superhighway”, building the plumbing if you will. We came across lots of ideas and early digital business models, many of them centered around retail.
And years later it still seems like the waves of change just keep coming with greater speed and deeper impact on society as a whole. At some point I made the move from the world of Internet plumbing into Internet applications and services. I became fascinated by how people and society interacted digitally, and the impact that was having on retail and commerce.
Today, I feel lucky to lead an amazing team of professionals at Placewise Americas, who work hard to contribute in our own modest way to the digital revolution in retail.
Exploring the ebb and flow of retail in the digital world is what I wake up thinking about every day. And It remains a really fun ride.
When I’m not thinking retail, I’m probably watching hockey, riding my bike or throwing down some sweet beats as DJ Yahya! I am lucky enough to be born and raised in colorful and most awesome Colorado!
Jason has been working in the area of retail technology for over 20 years. His ecommerce experience includes leadership roles in Digital Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, and as the Head of Operation, Taiwan, for the luxury goods retail platform Reebonz.
In his current role, Jason leads the Placewise Asia Pacific team, drawing upon his solid retail technology experience to bring digital innovation to shopping centres though out South East Asia, empowering them to reach their goals through deep customer insights, loyalty programs, and improved marketing ROI.
Jason is a strong believer of "Attitude Drives Success" and isn’t afraid to break with traditional thinking to achieve innovation.
Within his role at Placewise Chris leads a range of departments including Finance, Business Intelligence and key operational areas such as product and client delivery teams. Chris joined Placewise (formerly Boostcom) in January 2017 and has previously been CFO for Verisure AS and music streaming service Tidal/ Aspiro AB (listed on the Swedish OMX). Chris has extensive experience working within strategic finance and operational roles for European and US-owned organizations with ownership ranging from publicly listed, Venture & PE-backed as well as private ownership. He also has hands-on experience in fundraising, acquisitions and sales processes. Chris holds an MA Accounting & Finance from Leeds Business School, BSc Business Studies from Manchester Met Business School and is qualified UK charted accountant (ACMA).
Kristian has been employed by Placewise (formerly the Boostcom Group) since 2004 and has previously been heading the group subsidiary Boostcom Media for 9 years until he took on the role as Chief Commercial Officer in 2015. He has played a major role in the digital transition of the global retail real estate industry over the last 15 years, continuously driving innovation within customer data and loyalty solutions.
Before joining Placewise, Kristian worked with business development within the media & publishing industry and holds a bachelor's degree in finance and administration from The Norwegian Business School (BI)
Wojciech joined Placewise (formerly Boostcom) in August 2019 and has previously been CTO for AVSystem. He holds PhD in Computer Science (2012) and MSc in Computer Science from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Wojciech has wide experience in managing technical product teams as well as research & development teams in the area of Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Financial Tech. His industrial expertise includes large scale systems for M2M communication, IoT standards, mass monitoring solutions, big data and cloud technologies. Wojciech's research interests concentrate on structural pattern recognition, time series prediction and spreading processes on complex networks. He is the author of more than 20 publications in the data exploration field.