As the CEO of OpenCloud, Ian is responsible for running all facets of the business. He has a proven track record in both executive and non-executive roles across the operator and vendor communities, and over 20 years experience of successfully driving transformational growth within the TMT sector. He holds a Masters degree in Telecommunications Business and lives in the United Kingdom.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter has over 12 years industry experience most of which have been spent as a board level CFO for a number of fast growth hi-tech and telecommunications companies in the UK such as Vedaris, Nildram (ISP) and Vialtus Solutions (part of Pipex Communications plc). Prior to joining OpenCloud, Peter was Head of Finance for EGS Group, a software and solutions business in the e-procurement sector.
Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Phillip has 15 years experience in mobile telecommunications working developing solutions for leading network operators. Phillip joined Vodafone in 1997 where he spent 10 years in increasing senior roles in network design, IN development, Prepay evolution and messaging architecture. Prior to joining OpenCloud in 2012, Phillip spent five years with Airwide Solutions as Chief Architect to evolve the product architecture and lead global solutions development.
VP Global Sales
Michael Aspinall leads OpenCloud’s sales worldwide. He holds an honours degree in Mathematics and has spent his career in commercial and sales roles within the telecom market. Michael has an impressive track record of sales helping telecom operators to transform their businesses away from legacy architectures. Prior to OpenCloud, Michael was Global Account Director at a leading messaging vendor where he established them as the principal messaging supplier to Vodafone Group and won business in over 12 different operators worldwide.
Head of Marketing
Chris has worked in Marketing in VC-funded software product companies in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years and has been working in telecommunications for over 30 years. Chris was a founder board member of the SIP Forum whilst at his previous company Ubiquity Sofwtare, a VC-funded telecoms application start-up company. Prior to this he was responsible for the introduction of ATM into the European telecommunications market, as head of the European Business Unit. Chris is a Chartered Engineer and has a strong track record in technology marketing.
Head of Products
Somu has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT market spanning Product Management, Product Marketing and Systems Integration. Somu joined OpenCloud in 2011 and as Head of Products, he is responsible for the overall product strategy and roadmap. Prior to joining OpenCloud, Somu was Director Product Management at a leading messaging vendor headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Chief Engineer & Founder
David holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science studying Java for Telecoms. He is the co-specification lead of the JAIN SLEE expert group and is a recognised expert in his field. David provides leadership for the engineering teams ensuring the technical implementations deliver the high-performance and quality required for OpenCloud’s carrier grade telecoms products.
VP Engineering, Director & Founder
David holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has over 25 years experience in working with leading edge technology companies, mostly recently SolNet and Tait Electronics in New Zealand. David’s technical background in telecommunications development, combined with his sales and business skills, places him in a strong position to align OpenCloud’s technical and business direction.
VP Professional Services
Val has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1994. He joined OpenCloud in 2010, bringing with him extensive experience in leading delivery teams around the world gained from more than 14 years within in the Professional Services organisations of major IN vendors such as Stratus Computers, Ascend, and Alcatel Lucent.
Chief Scientist & Founder
David holds a PhD in Object Technology. David held a University Lectureship and was a sought-after IT and telecommunications industry consultant before he joined OpenCloud. David is a member of a number of Java specification expert groups. David is integral in the setting and guiding OpenCloud’s technical direction and development.