Wojtek Makowski is Director of the CPE Ecosystem at Orange. He is responsible for multi-operator collaboration in the CPE Ecosystem, streamlining innovation efforts of operators in the Connected Home and creating an open-source basis for a Software and Data driven innovation platform shared by the entire broadband industry.
Before joining Orange, Wojtek served as CTO for SoftAtHome – a leading software company providing solutions for operators’ home gateways, Wi-Fi extenders, set-top-boxes, voice assistants etc. He was also actively involved in working with standardization groups for the broadband industry, such as Home Gateway Initiative, Broadband Forum, Wi-Fi Alliance and prpl Foundation.
Wojtek started his professional career in France in 1991 developing Operational Support System solutions for France Telecom and other telecommunication operators. Since the mid-1990s he has founded or joined several start-up companies where he held positions of CTO, VP Engineering and CEO. He has a strong multi-cultural business background – having served for companies in different European countries, including France, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Wojtek holds an MSc in Computer Science from Technical University of Gdansk & IT Institute, Poland where he ranked first at graduation.