Our People

Oliver Johnson – CEO


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


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


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


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 Stanke is the editor of the Broadband Operators & Tariffs and Global Broadband Statistics services, and the manager of Point Topic’s outsourcer team. She has worked with Point Topic since 2006, together with her team covering broadband developments in some 70 countries.

Previously, Jolanta managed various research projects focusing on public policy and voluntary sector while working for the Las Casas Institute at University of Oxford and the Von Hugel Institute, 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.