Elo Kent joined GPlus Media as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2006 following more than a decade of experience leading technology and business initiatives for public and private organizations around the world.
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Elo Kent

Elo Kent joined GPlus Media as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2006 following more than a decade of experience leading technology and business initiatives for public and private organizations around the world. At GPlus Media, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Elo is responsible for growing an extensive portfolio of web products that provide job, real estate and lifestyle services throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Elo's career began with the US Federal Government, and he has worked on management and technology issues for organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), the World Bank IFC, Diageo and silicon valley startups including and ILUMA Technologies; an IT consulting company that he initially founded in San Francisco and later expanded into Shanghai, China.

Prior to joining GPlus Media, Elo was the Global Sales Director for Softbank BroadMedia (a Helsinki based G-Cluster subsidiary, where he was responsible for the company's expanding international business; leading Sales, M&A and management activities throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. In addition to English, Elo speaks Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.


Interactive Japan

In this iTV-Japan segment, we enter the industry of interactive communications and marketing in Japan. The business leaders of this field are featured here, and they inform us on the concepts behind interactive media in the Japanese market. We see how innovations in web, mobile, online marketing, database and one-to-one communications will shape marketing and advertising in Japan. As globalization increases, so too does the need for constant communication in Japanese businesses. See how an Interactive Japan can now satisfy that craving in this exciting section of


Host: Paul Anders Schwamm - President, Asia Media Sales

A New York native, Paul has conducted business in Japan and Asia since 1987, and has lived in Japan since 1991. As a management consultant, Paul helps companies develop their international business. He also heads Asia Media Sales, a company that helps online media monetize their international user traffic.
Previously, as General Manager, Asia-Pacific for Claria Corporation, Paul pioneered online behavioral marketing in the region. Prior to joining Claria, Paul had founded and managed @Asia Inc., which developed and operated Web sites and services targeted to users in Japan and Asia. @Asia pioneered many firsts, including a multilingual Web-based email service.
Paul has managed the Japan consumer products subsidiaries of major global corporations, including Wyeth and SmithKline Beecham, and also served as Director, Asia-Pacific for Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. Paul has won Japan advertising industry awards for both TV and print campaigns created under his management.

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