OpenCloud appoints Geoff Unwin as Chairman
Telecoms software provider names veteran technology executive as company Chairman
Cambridge, UK/Wellington, NZ, – September 5th Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud, has appointed Geoff Unwin as Chairman. Unwin assumes the role of Chairman of the Board during a period of rapid expansion for the company; OpenCloud has experienced a CAGR in excess of 100 per cent during the last three years. He will provide strategic guidance to sustain the company’s growth.
Unwin is a long-standing technology executive with a background steeped in IT services. He began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Hoskyns Group PLC, he became an influential figure and reached the post of Managing Director in 1984. Unwin oversaw the group’s flotation in 1986 and acquisition by Cap Gemini in 1988, by this time he held the post of Executive Chairman. He remained integral to the organisation following the acquisition becoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Cap Gemini E&Y, a position he held until 2002. During his tenure he led the successful acquisition of Ernst & Young’s consulting activities and he is currently a non-voting member of the Board.
Unwin also has considerable experience as a company Chairman holding a number of executive, and non-executive, roles for technology and media companies. He is currently the Chairman of Halma plc, a provider of electronic products and components, Taptu Limited, social and search engine software, and sits on the advisory board of the private equity group Palamon.
Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud. “Geoff has had a long and distinguished career as a leading executive for blue-chip technology companies. He has also held the position of Chairman on the boards of a variety of different technology and media organisations. His experience of guiding companies through growth, and consolidation, will steer the company in the right direction during an exciting period in our development.”
“I am delighted that I have been given the chance to work closely with OpenCloud’s employees, customers and investors,” said Geoff Unwin, Chairman of OpenCloud. “I am always excited by software companies that produce disruptive technology, providing systems that are more open, flexible and cost-effective than those they were designed to replace. Telcos worldwide are facing some tough challenges in terms of innovation of services and charging models, and OpenCloud has a product suite that is capable of addressing those issues.”
About OpenCloud (www.opencloud.com)
OpenCloud delivers open, standards-based network transformation solutions to the telecommunications industry. OpenCloud Next Generation Service Layer products enable the agile delivery of classic and telco2.0 telecommunication services at a dramatically lower price-point across next generation IP and legacy networks. OpenCloud provides Rhino, a JAIN SLEE-based Telecom Application Server, together with a portfolio of hundreds of telecom applications, a Telecom Service Broker, and a real-time charging session control point for data, voice and messaging services. The Service Layer uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software to deliver service layer agility to networks at a radically lower price-point than traditional solutions from network equipment providers.
OpenCloud is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with R&D, Engineering and Support in New Zealand and Spain and branch offices in the Singapore and Jakarta.
Visit http://developer.opencloud.com to join OpenCloud’s growing developer community.