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About Viktor

Viktor’s entrepreneurial spirit ignited during his college years, driven by his geeky fascination with computers and security. His first significant venture, YippieMove, was an innovative email migration service that showcased his ability to master complex technological challenges. Establishing a remote-only model at YippieMove, Viktor embraced the flexibility and scalability it offered, allowing his team to thrive in a digital world.

Continuing his journey, Viktor created Blotter, a productivity app for macOS. Bootstrapped from the ground up, Blotter quickly climbed to the top 10 in the Mac App Store, demonstrating Viktor’s knack for developing products that resonate deeply with users.

During the early days of cloud computing, Viktor worked closely with cloud vendors and became an early adopter of Docker and Kubernetes. His expertise in DevSecOps and security made him a valuable advisor and evangelist in the industry.

The pinnacle of Viktor’s entrepreneurial journey has been the founding of Screenly, starting with Anthias, the most popular open-source digital signage solution on GitHub. This success laid the groundwork for Screenly's innovative digital signage products, attracting high-profile customers like NASA, Lowe's, and Capital One. A prolific blogger and podcaster, Viktor continues to share his knowledge and drive the digital signage industry forward.

Press, mentions and interviews

2024

  • talk

    State of Open Con, London, UK

2023

  • talk

    Ubuntu Summit, Riga, Latvia

  • talk

    #QSRNext, Virtual Conference

  • podcast

    The Shobeir Show - Episode 27

  • podcast

    Default Global - Powering 10K Screens Worldwide: The Screenly Journey with Viktor Petersson

  • press

    TechCrunch - Screenly makes it easier to build interactive apps for its digital signage platform

2022

  • press

    The Register - Strong support for Snap and Ubuntu Core as Canonical meet IRL

  • podcast

    Ubuntu Summit, Prague, Czech Republic (video, blog post)

2020

  • talk

    Cloud Native London, London, UK

  • podcast

    Balena’s IoT Happy Hour (YouTube)

2019

  • talk

    Docker London, London, UK

  • talk

    Open Source Summit Europe, Lyon, France

  • talk

    Kubernetes London, London, UK

  • talk

    InfoSecurity Europe, London, UK

2018

  • press

    DailyDOOH - Screenly + NEC interview

  • talk

    Open Source Summit North America, Vancouver, Canada

  • talk

    Container Camp, Melbourne, Australia

  • talk

    Ansible London, London, UK

2016

  • press

    Sixteen:Nine - Podcast Interview

  • press

    Ubuntu Insights - Digital signage solution, Screenly, chooses Canonical’s Ubuntu Core

  • press

    Sixteen:Nine - Screenly’s Raspberry Pi-Powered Platform Shifting To New IoT Version Of Ubuntu Linux

  • panel

    CloudExpo Europe (2016), London, UK

  • talk

    IoT London (2016), London, UK

2015

  • press

    Syncsort - Interview with Viktor Petersson, VP of Business Development for IAAS provider CloudSigma

  • talk

    IoT Day @ BBVA Innovation Center (2015), Madrid, Spain

  • talk

    Open Cloud Day (2015), Bern, Switzerland

  • talk

    ApacheCon North America (2015), Austin, TX

  • talk

    CloudExpo Europe (2015), London UK

  • panel

    CloudExpo Europe (2015), London, UK

2014

  • press

    Sixteen:Nine - Screenly Q&A: Optimization Crucial For Raspberry Pi Digital Signage

  • press

    Ubuntu Insights - CloudSigma joins Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud

  • talk

    Zadara Summit (2014), Las Vegas, NV

  • talk

    Zadara Summit (2014), Las Vegas, NV

2013

  • press

    Sixteen:Nine - Screenly Serves Up Raspberry Pi As Alternative To Android Players

  • talk

    Pi And More 3 (2013), Trier, Germany

  • talk

    gSocial 2 (2013), Sunnyvale, CA

2012

  • press

    Data Center Knowledge - Currency Miners Cause Spot Shortages of Dedicated Servers

  • press

    Information Week - CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads

  • press

    TechCrunch - YippieMove Wants To Become The Twilio Of Email Migration

  • talk

    NoSQL Road Show (2012), Basel, Switzerland

2009

  • press

    NyTeknik - Flyttgubbe på nätet för över din e-post (Swedish)

2008

  • press

    CNET - Yippie Move migrates all your e-mail for ten bucks

  • press

    GigaOM - YippieMove Offers Email Portability

Other

  • other

    FreeBSD’s - Highly Available Storage (HAST)

  • guest post

    BitTorrent - Sync Dev: Securely Deploying Sync

  • guest post

    Weave - How Weave Net Enables a Global Docker Cluster with OnApp

  • guest post

    Rave Publications - Why Are We Not Talking About Digital Signage Security?

  • guest post

    Weave - Living on the Edge - How Screenly Monitors Edge IoT Devices with Prometheus

  • guest post

    Docker - Compiling Qt with Docker multi-stage and multi-platform

  • guest post

    Docker - Compiling Qt with Docker Using Caching