Fast-growing tech business appoint TV veteran as it looks for new markets

Miguel Rodrigues

Tech firm Ultraleap has appointed a new vice president  as part of its ambitious growth plans.

The ground-breaking Bristol firm works is developing the latest touchless technology.

Miguel Rodrigues  will take on the role of senior vice president (SVP) of product as the company continues to develop the technology which will remove boundaries between physical and digital worlds.

Rodrigues has extensive experience in building and leading global product organisations.

He comes to Ultraleap from the TV sector where he focused on the different ways people experience TV and media content.

Most recently he worked at Kaltura, a video streaming company that listed on the NASDAQ in 2022. He previously led Vodafone’s TV division as group head of TV product where he led their global TV business.

Reporting to Ultraleap’s chief executive Tom Carter Rodrigues will provide strategic leadership in the development of Ultraleap’s world class products and solutions. He will also lead the product teams across the XR, Out-of-Home and Automotive divisions.

Tom Carter, CEO at Ultraleap, said: “Miguel joins Ultraleap at a crucial point in our scale-up journey as we look to bring our technology to even more products and into the hands of more people. His proven background in leading product teams will amplify and grow the excellent people we already have in our Product team and bring a different perspective to the Executive team.

“With experience in transforming the way people experience and interact with content, Miguel is well-placed to help Ultraleap ensure that anyone, anywhere can use hand tracking and mid-air haptics technologies.”

Miguel Rodrigues added: “I’ve always been focused on how to build products that people love and how to bring simplicity to the way consumers interact with them. Ultraleap is creating ground-breaking technologies that I believe are essential to the way consumers will engage with the content of tomorrow. I can’t think of a better place to be building the future.

“I’ve had the honour of working with and leading some of the most amazing and talented people in technology and I can already tell Ultraleap will be no different. I’m very glad to be joining the team to help the company in the next step of its journey.”


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