Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief
As VP Asia and General Manager of Scala KK based in Tokyo, Mr. Proux is responsible for Scala’s operations in China, Japan and Korea (CJK).
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Proux joined Scala in 2003 to start up Scala’s Asian operations to support the company’s growing number of Far-East customers after the earlier release of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions of Scala’s InfoChannel Digital Signage software suite. In 2006 he led the formation, incorporation and staffing of Scala’s new wholly owned subsidiary in Japan, which also saw the birth of the Japanese version of Scala’s website as well as the first Digital Signage blogs in Japanese.
Prior to joining Scala, Mr. Proux was a System Architect with Symbian, developers of the mobile operating system used today in over 40% of smart-phones world-wide, including models by Nokia and Sony-Ericsson. Prior to Symbian he was team leader at Fusion System Japan responsible for the development of the software client used for over half of the stock trades on the Osaka Stock Exchange. He brings to Scala a strong mix of skills ranging from technology to finance and business management.
Mr. Proux holds both a Master of Science in Telecommunications Technologies from Aston University (Birmingham, UK) as well as an Engineering Degree from ENST Bretagne (Brest, France) and is fluent in French, English and Japanese.