Mr. Schwarz is a passionate senior executive with 18 years of international experience in consulting and telco organisations where his innovation and technology leadership help secure positions in emerging markets. He has proven himself an innovative and hands-on manager in Internet start-ups. Benjamin has extensive experience in web portals, search engines, music distribution, and TV and video services, areas of expertise that all converge. Mr. Schwarz joined France Telecom Group in 2001, where he runs international TVoDSL deployments. Before that, he was technical lead of the first group-wide music distribution platform, and prior to that, he managed R&D projects in the information access space.