|By RealWire News Distribution||
|January 7, 2013 11:11 PM EST||
LONDON - Monday 7th January 2013 - Telappliant, the leading Internet telephony provider for UK based small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), today announced the appointment of Don McQueen as a non-executive director.
Don McQueen brings over two decades of telecommunications experience, having held senior-level roles in organisations such as Cable & Wireless and GemStar Europe. As Chief Executive Officer of GCI Com, McQueen increased revenues tenfold in just six years.
Tan Aksoy, CEO at Telappliant, commented, "I am delighted to welcome Don McQueen as a non-executive director. The VoIP market is an incredibly exciting sector and is showing even greater relevance to businesses that want to remain agile and competitive. We want to continue to grow our market position and Don will help to accelerate us towards our strategic goals."
Don McQueen, newly appointed non-executive director, added, "It is a great privilege joining Telappliant and at a time when the company is continuing to experience a steady uptake of its services."
Telappliant owns one of the largest VoIP networks in the UK, with over twenty thousand business customers. The company has 40 employees and annual revenues of just under £6 million.
The Telappliant executive management team now comprises:
Tan Aksoy, Co-founder and CEO
As an electronic engineering Imperial College graduate, Tan Aksoy started his career working as an analyst programmer, before joining Nortel Networks where he progressed to become a senior professional services consultant. In 2003 he formed Telappliant with Muhammad Nasim. In his capacity as CEO, Tan is responsible for formulating and driving the company's future growth strategy.
Muhammad Nasim, Co-founder and CTO
Muhammad Nasim is a Cambridge University medical graduate, with 15 years' experience of management consultancy and software development in the banking and telecommunications sectors with a number of firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers. Muhammad has spent the last nine years as a co-founding director at Telappliant with a portfolio covering company strategy; business planning; process improvement and automation; and human resources. His primary focus now as Chief Technology Officer is to drive ongoing innovation to ensure the company's range of VoIP services remain at the forefront of the telecoms industry.
Shahin Khan, Operations Director
Shahin Khan holds a Master's degree in information technology and started his career as a software developer within the financial services industry. He was head hunted by Dresdner Kleinwort to work in its foreign exchange software team for a number of years before joining Telappliant as a founding member. During his career at Telappliant, Shahin has managed various technical departments within the company and is now the Operations Director.
Nigel Appleton, Finance Director
An ACMA qualified accountant, Nigel Appleton started his career working for blue chip financial services organisations. After a role at Canada Life as a management accountant, Nigel moved to GE Life where, as Financial Controller, he assumed responsibility for a £2 billion balance sheet. Nigel then moved on to director-level roles at Bank Machine and Vision (Office Automation) before assuming the role of Finance Director at Telappliant in 2012.
Don McQueen, non-executive director
Don McQueen holds a First class BSc Engineering from Bristol University and an MBA. He started his career as a Shell International Petroleum engineer and has held a number of senior posts with multinational companies. These include Kodak, Cable & Wireless and Gemstar Europe where as EMEA Managing Director he built a £36 million profit line. In 1998 Don founded Pathfinder Telecom, where he developed 15 telecommunication patents before merging the business with GCI and becoming CEO of GCI Com. Since 2005, Don has led, negotiated, closed and integrated eight major telecoms acquisitions, growing GCI revenues from £5 million to £50 million.
For further information about Telappliant visit www.telappliant.com or call 0845 004 4040.
Notes to editor
Telappliant provides Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services to UK-based small and medium sized enterprises. It has been delivering Internet telephony solutions since 2003 and owns one of the largest VoIP networks in the UK, with over twenty thousand customers.
Telappliant delivers feature rich, highly advanced Internet telephony solutions and offers a range of services including hosted PBX, SIP trunking, global telephone numbers, high speed broadband and converged mobile services. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver state-of-the art, end-to-end communications solutions, offering high quality business support and dedicated, focused account management. A founding member of the Internet Telephony Services Providers Association (ITSPA) and ITSPA Awards 2012 Finalist, the company is fully ISO 9001 certified. For further information about the Telappliant services available visit http://www.telappliant.com.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Dec. 2, 2016 12:11 PM EST
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,823
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 109
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
Dec. 2, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 1,448
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
Dec. 2, 2016 11:30 AM EST Reads: 1,841
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Dec. 2, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 391
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Dec. 2, 2016 10:45 AM EST Reads: 1,590
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Dec. 2, 2016 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,897
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Dec. 2, 2016 10:15 AM EST Reads: 2,020
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Dec. 2, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 500
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, discussed key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the age ...
Dec. 2, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,067
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:30 AM EST Reads: 566
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:30 AM EST Reads: 701
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:30 AM EST Reads: 2,108
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:17 AM EST Reads: 222
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:15 AM EST Reads: 777
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, drew together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established compa...
Dec. 2, 2016 09:00 AM EST Reads: 684
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
Dec. 2, 2016 08:15 AM EST Reads: 3,899
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 2, 2016 08:15 AM EST Reads: 762
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 2, 2016 06:00 AM EST Reads: 394