Andreas Waltenspiel

Andy Waltenspiel – headshot

General Manager | Waltenspiel Management Consulting

Andreas Waltenspiel is General Manager at Waltenspiel Management Consulting. His company is advising PayTV & Telco operators as well as technology vendors on strategic topics such as e.g. IP Licensing & Contract design/negotiation, Go-To-Market strategy and Business Development. Waltenspiel Management Consulting’s customers include Vodafone, NOS, Magenta, Technicolor, Commscope, Nagra, Viacess-Orca and more. Andreas himself is also acting as moderator & event host and is producing the “Connecting the Dots” interview series featuring Thought leaders, Game changers and Innovators of the Telco & Media industry. Andreas has started his career in the digital TV industry 2001 and has been working at both Operators as well as Technology vendors in roles ranging from Strategy, Procurement, Partnerships to Business development. He has been involved in Germany’s first HDTV launch as Head of Receiver Strategy and Purchase at Sky Germany (then still called “Premiere Fernsehen”) and has spent over a decade at Nagra thereafter. In his role as General Manager Licensing and Partnerships at Nagra his team managed 150+ global technology partners that laid the foundation for him to now connect his clients with outstanding skills of a long-term trusted partner network – hence the motto: “Connecting the Dots – Connecting people”. Prior to launching his own company he has been Samsung’s Director Business Development EMEA for STBs and Gateways working with leading European Telco and PayTV operators. Andreas holds a diploma in Physics (Semiconductors) of Technical University of Munich and a diploma in Business Administration (Managing Innovation) of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. He focused on Technology Strategy as a visiting fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge/MA and Harvard Business School, Boston/MA.