Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany
Karsten Schröder started his career in telecommunications as project lead at mediaWays GmbH, a joint-venture between Bertelsmann and Debis Systemhaus, which deployed white-labeled internet access for several internet service providers like AOL. Since 2002, he has been holding various managing positions within German subsidaries of Telefónica S.A. As Head of Converged Solutions, Karsten Schröder is currently in charge for all kind of terminals and IMS-based services like o2 DSL within Telefónica Germany. His focus is on converged architectures merging benefits of mobile and fixed line services. Karsten Schröder received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Communication Technology from the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1993 and 1997, respectively.