TomTom hires Peter Overmann, co-creator of WolframAlpha, as VP of Technology Strategy
Amsterdam, 11 December, 2014 – TomTom (TOM2) today announced Peter Overmann will be joining the company as Vice President of Technology Strategy. Peter is a well-known figure in the technology sector and he brings a wealth of expertise to the business.
In his new role Peter will provide strategic support to further strengthen TomTom’s technology innovation. Notably, Peter helped create the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine, which powers natural language searches in Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Bing, among others.
Most recently Peter held the position of VP, Products & Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.
“I am excited to be joining TomTom,” said Peter Overmann. “It is a great high-tech innovator with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a history of smart creativity.”
“We are delighted to welcome Peter to the team to further strengthen our global talent,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom. “Peter is a proven innovator with broad technical experience including several patents in Internet of Things communication. I am confident he will help us elevate TomTom’s future in technology innovation.”