Skyline Communications appoints Steven Soenens as Product Marketing Director
Izegem, Belgium, April 2015 – Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces the appointment of Steven Soenens as Product Marketing Director. In this role, Steven will lead the product management and marketing activities for DataMiner, across all vertical market segments.
“Today, Skyline is widely recognized as the undisputed leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions. Our renowned DataMiner platform is currently integrated with more than 4000 different devices and systems from well over 500 industry vendors, and the solution has already been deployed by leading operators in the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry in more than 100 countries around the world. The addition of Steven to our ever-growing team of talented industry experts fits well within our continued effort to supply our customers with the best technology can offer, and to further highlight the unique capabilities of our DataMiner platform across all vertical market segments,” commented Ben Vandenberghe, CEO at Skyline Communications. “Steven’s unique and vast industry expertise, which encompasses satellite, IP networking and video, is going to be a major asset for our company and will enable us to further strengthen our leadership position.”
Prior to joining Skyline Communications, Steven served as VP Product Management and Marketing at Newtec, where he helped to bring new satellite SCPC and VSAT solutions to the market, driving convergence between those technologies. Before that, Steven served as Director Product Management at Cisco Systems, where he took product management leadership of Cisco’s Digital Media Networks business unit worldwide, which encompassed video encoders, IP streaming, DCM processing, IRDs and network management systems.
“Over the last decade, Skyline Communications has single-handedly and very fundamentally redefined how operators around the world manage their operations end to end, transparently across all vendor and technology boundaries. The company has demonstrated impressive technology leadership and has grown very consistently to become the single largest software ICT corporation dedicated to this industry,” said Steven Soenens. “As this new generation of powerful network management and OSS software solutions embodied by DataMiner continues to gain momentum, and as it becomes one of the most strategic assets for operators to further consolidate and streamline their operation, I’m really looking forward to working with this great team of very talented people to further broaden market penetration, and contributing with my expertise of the markets, customers and technologies.”