Sony Appoints Chief Technology Officer
Jan 5, 2005
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Sony Corporation of America (SCA) announced that it has appointed Phil Wiser as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO).

As CTO, Mr. Wiser will lead SCA's Sony Digital Entertainment Division. In addition, he will oversee the team responsible for the development of the company's digital services businesses and infrastructure, including Sony Connect Inc., and provide leadership across all U.S. operating companies under SCA.

In this role, Mr. Wiser is responsible for developing strategy with respect to media technologies and formats for SCA, including digital rights management and interoperability for digital services and devices.

Mr. Wiser also serves as the co-president of the Connect Company of Sony Corporation, a cross-company organization that will further solidify the collaboration between Sony Connect Inc. and Sony Corporation on digital music products and services. The Connect Company optimizes the global resources for software development for digital music products.

Mr. Wiser joined SCA from Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (SMEI), where he was chief technology officer and senior vice president of Digital Services. At SMEI, he was responsible for overseeing all digital media initiatives, including digital music distribution, new physical music formats, anti-piracy technologies, and the creation of SMEI's mobile ringtone business.

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