Alex Terpstra, Civolution
Alex Terpstra led the creation of Civolution as a spin-out from Philips in 2008 and subsequently executed two acquisitions for Civolution: Teletrax in 2008 and Thomson STS in 2009.
After initially working in the television content production industry, Alex built his professional career further at Philips. From the early 1990s Alex was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting and held various managerial positions in project and product management, sales, marketing and business development. In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of Philips’ conditional access business CryptoWorks. In January 2007 Alex was appointed CEO of the Philips Content Identification with the assignment to accelerate its growth, which led to the spin-out as a standalone company, Civolution, in 2008. In his role as an industry thought-leader, Alex is a frequent speaker at key global events.