~ Ray Sangster will complement Intuwave’s ‘awesome brain power’ and Smartphone experience with focus on partner recruitment ~
Monday 31st January, 2005: Intuwave, the mobile software specialist, today announced the appointment as CEO of Ray Sangster, who has held senior executive positions at companies including Sony Computer Entertainment, Sendo and Cabletron.
Ray’s focus will be to drive revenues by increasing the level of partner engagement, taking full advantage of good relationships formed during his career with both Microsoft and Symbian, likely to be two of the dominant players in the Smartphone market.
Sangster said, “Smartphones already outsell PDAs and are one of the fastest growing segments of the technology sector. Outside of Symbian itself, Intuwave has more Smartphone experience than any other company so it’s ideally placed to exploit that opportunity. I looked at a number of different opportunities before deciding upon Intuwave and I’m confident I’ve made the right decision.”
Ray’s previous management successes include: successfully completing the trade sale of First Telecom to Atlantic Telecom for over £500 million; masterminding the European launch of the groundbreaking Sony Playstation; and building relationships with key mobile operators including Orange and Vodafone as Enterprise Director of handset manufacturer Sendo.
Sangster added, “My job is really to focus the awesome brain power of the people here around our core platform and aggressively roll that technology out to third parties. We have some great partner relationships already in place - particularly with the likes of Symbian, IBM and Mercury - but I’m looking to expand that area of activity significantly.”
Ray will have full responsibility for the management of the company and the ongoing development of the company's strategy. He will also provide strong support for the sales team in securing additional contracts. Interim CEO Jeff Gordon resumes his role as non-Executive Chairman.
Gordon said, “We refused to be hurried into an appointing a new CEO but when we met Ray, we knew we had found our man. His CV said it all: ‘results driven, commercially focused and skilled in motivating large, multi-disciplinary teams’. That was exactly the kind of person we needed at Intuwave and I am delighted to be handing over the reins of the company to some so obviously well equipped to drive it forward.”
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About Intuwave – Making Smartphones Make Sense
Intuwave is a Smartphone platform specialist with a single vision – to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs) create real value for end-users from the mass deployment of Smartphones. It is helping partners to create new applications – or extend existing ones – for the fast-growing Smartphone market and to connect mobile devices to the resources of the Enterprise and wired internet. Customers include Symbian, Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Sanyo, Sendo, Apple, Lotus Software, Teleca and BVRP.
Intuwave’s deep knowledge of Smartphone Operating Systems such as Symbian, Microsoft and Linux is captured in its innovative core products and masks the complexity of the mobile environment. This speeds time to market for ISVs and SIs wishing to exploit the Smartphone opportunity while reducing the costs of doing so. Its core products are m Network®, a Smartphone Integration Engine, and m Router™, the only IP-based solution that connects and routes mobile devices, including Smartphones, through a PC. These address the wireless usage model, overcome the limitations of the mobile environment and leverage the unique capabilities of the Smartphone. www.intuwave.com.
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