Member of the Communications Policy Panel
Naomi Climer was appointed Vice President of Sony Professional Solutions Europe in May 2006. She is responsible for leading the continued expansion of Sony’s European media, broadcast and business-to-business operations, including digital signage, digital cinema and healthcare solutions, network video monitoring and video communication with the product brand “IPELA”.
As well as growing the business, Naomi also plays a major role in the delivery of solutions that require the expertise of ‘Sony United’, such as sustaining the rate of adoption of High Definition in the professional world, establishing Sony as IPTV and mobile TV innovators as well as building the strongest possible business case for migration to digital cinema across Europe.
Naomi joined Sony Europe in 2002 as Director of Sony Professional Services, managing a team of around 100 staff, based in 15 countries and operating in 108 territories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The team focuses on the breadth of Sony’s service offering, which includes end-to-end AV/IT consultancy, project management, training, systems integration and software development.
She then took on an additional position of Head of Media Sales for Western Europe. Complementing her Professional Services role and drawing on her rich broadcast experience, Naomi assumed responsibility for the delivery of Sony professional products, solutions and services to the broadcast community in 15 regions.
Naomi came into the broadcast industry when she joined the BBC in 1987 as a broadcast engineer. From the BBC she went on to manage a range of IT software development projects for independent radio stations, broadcasters and IT-based companies. A return to the BBC came in 1996, first at BBC World Service and then at Television Centre where she became the Controller of Technology for BBC News - responsible for the long-term technology strategy within News across Radio, Television and New Media.
From the BBC Naomi moved to ITVdigital in 2000 as Director of Technical Operations. Naomi was responsible for the technical operation at ITV digital from broadcasting through to billing, subscription management to office based IT systems.