Our People

Oliver Johnson – CEO

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Oliver leads the company and is responsible for the quality and content of the Point Topic web services.

Oliver has been involved in online environments and development since the late 1980’s and has planned and implemented a wide range of multimedia-related projects including TV and video production with credits for broadcast and early groundbreaking internet implementations.

He has worked as a marketing and website manager for small-to-medium online retail organisations, as a website producer for leading agencies and was a senior producer for several projects for blue chip multinationals including internet, intranet, B2C and B2B winning a number of industry awards.

He holds a BSc in Maths and Economics from the University of London.

Tim Johnson – Chief Analyst

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Tim Johnson is the founder of Point Topic. Tim also co-founded Ovum, now a part of the Informa Group PLC and previously the biggest independent  European-based IT and telecoms analysis group.

Tim is well known as an expert in broadband developments around the world. He frequently speaks at conferences in Europe, Asia-Pacifica and America. His expertise is based on long experience of new media, and the technologies which enable them.

His breadth of experience provides a strong foundation for Point Topic’s focus on the broadband industry.

Geoff Eagland – Chairman

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Geoff Eagland is lead investor and Chairman of Point Topic Ltd. A successful entrepreneur, he built his company Envoy into one of the leading UK specialists in computer-telephony integration.

Annelise Berendt – Senior Editor, Broadband UK

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Annelise leads Point Topic’s UK Plus service and has been tracking superfast broadband developments for the past three years. Her expertise covers next-generation player strategies and projects, industry and regulatory developments, and issues affecting rural and remote communities.

Annelise has 17 years’ experience in telecoms, broadcasting and new media research. She worked as a programme developer for the IIC Telecoms and Media Forum, an exclusive, high level event series, and spent eight years with Ovum, now part of the Informa Group, as a service manager and senior analyst. Before this she edited telecom and media industry magazines.

Jolanta Stanke – Research Director

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Jolanta has been contributing to Point Topic research since 2007. She became Senior Editor in 2009 and Research Director in 2015. Over that time she has recruited and trained the Research Network of reliable and highly skilled broadband analysts. Jolanta’s experience also includes detailed research and analysis of broadband tariffs, take-up statistics and forecasts as well as a leading role in the development of Point Topic’s CMS. Currently, she is researching the application of various Business Intelligence products such as Tableau for client access and visualisation.

Previously, Jolanta managed various research projects focusing on public policy and voluntary sector while working for research institutes at University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. A Cambridge graduate in Economics and a Fulbright scholar, she also has an MBA and PhD in Management Studies.

James Sheppard-Alden – Research Consultant

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James joined Point-Topic in February 2016.  He is working as a freelance consultant offering research and programming support.

Simona Pranulyte – Marketing Executive

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Simona joined Point Topic in June 2016.  Simona is a recent graduate from University of Westminster. She studied BA Film and TV Production and has been working on various drama films and commercials as a cinematographer. Her graduation film was screened at BAFTA in June 2016 and was nominated in the best drama category at Royal Television Society awards.