Ian Jenks Joins Birdstep Technology Board
Seasoned High-Tech Industry Executive Adds 30 Years Of Board-Level Experience To Support International Growth
OSLO, Norway – 30 April 2014 – Birdstep Technology (www.birdstep.com) a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility services, today announced the appointment of Ian Jenks to the Company’s board of directors.
Currently Executive Chairman & Interim CEO of secure cloud computing company, Intune Ltd, and board member of chemical technology company, Econic Lid, Ian was previously Executive Chairman of advanced electric drive solutions provider, EVO Electric Ltd, Chairman of QuaNtasol Ltd and Director at British Photovoltaic Association. He was also General Partner of Crescendo Ventures, where he was responsible for investing activities in Enabling Technologies, Communications and IT infrastructure in North America and Europe.
Ian has served as President of the Laser and Fiber Optic groups of Uniphase Inc. (now JDS Uniphase), as the CEO of Novalux Inc., Executive Chairman of IE Optomech Ltd and on the Boards of a wide range of communications technology companies including Altitun, CoreOptics, Crystal Photonics, Digilens, Oplink, Symmorphix, and Zolo Technologies. Ian has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University.
“We are thrilled and honored to have such an international experienced professional joining Birdstep's board. Ian's success in growing software businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, together with his operational skills, will undoubtedly bring value to Birdstep during this time of fast international growth,” said Tom Nyman Chairman of the Board of Birdstep.
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About Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology is a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility for operators, enterprises and governmental organizations. We are committed to Experience Continuity and to combining the power of Wi-Fi with the coverage of mobile networks through “right loading”. Drawing on extensive experience of successful customer projects and cooperation with operators, enterprise customers and OEM partners around the world, we deliver industry-leading solutions for wireless connectivity and service management. Our Smart Mobile Data services offer advanced solutions for data offload and intelligent network selection, support automation and end user communication to network operators. Our Secure Mobility services offer solutions providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for corporations and governmental organizations. Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange since 2002. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence centers in Sweden, Finland and the United States. For more information, visit www.birdstep.com and follow @BirdstepTech on Twitter.