IaaS provider EdgeUno adds COO ; DuploCloud adds VP of engineering while Gorilla bulks up edge AI team

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IaaS provider EdgeUno adds COO ; DuploCloud adds VP of engineering while Gorilla bulks up edge AI team

EdgeUno, a provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in Latin America and emerging markets, has appointed industry veteran, Andy Bax, as its Chief Operating Officer effective March 7, 2022. This strategic addition to the company’s executive leadership team underscores EdgeUno’s commitment to providing world class innovation and leading engineered network solutions while focusing on customer service and workforce development across the markets it serves.

Bax brings 30 years of experience across senior leadership positions at NYNEX, FLAG, Global Crossing and Seaborn Networks to the team at EdgeUno. Andy joins EdgeUno from Seaborn Networks, where he co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer for over ten years. During his tenure at Seaborn Networks, Bax not only headed engineering, operations, and network development, he also led the company’s growth initiatives beyond their Seabras-1 subsea cable system including the development and implementation of Seaborn’s IP business in Latin America. As a proven leader and innovator with extensive cross-functional experience, Andy brings a wealth of experience to EdgeUno’s rapidly growing business.

New VP of Engineering at DuploCloud

DuploCloud, an industry pioneer for no-code/low-code infrastructure automation and compliance, announced that Zafar Abbas has joined the DuploCloud team as its Vice President of Engineering. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Zafar will be responsible for leading the global engineering and operations team at DuploCloud. Zafar’s hire will round out the DuploCloud leadership team alongside Venkat Thiruvengadam, Founder & CEO; Ian Hutchinson, Vice President of Sales; and Tony Barbagallo, Vice President of Marketing.

“DuploCloud’s innovative DevOps-as-a-Service platform is a game-changer for small and medium-sized businesses who need to create and quickly launch secure and compliant cloud-based applications,” says Abbas. “I look forward to ensuring DuploCloud’s customers have a top-notch experience and setting a high bar for technical excellence for DuploCloud.”

Prior to joining DuploCloud, Zafar served as the Vice President of Software Engineering at JUUL Labs, where he managed cross-functional technology teams. He has also held engineering leadership positions at Zenefits and Microsoft.

Gorilla names Chief Innovation Officer

Taiwan-headquartered Gorilla Technology Group has appointed Dr. Rajesh Natarajan as its Chief Innovation Officer. Having spent over 27 years in the technology space helping start-ups, medium-to-large enterprises and global technology giants, including Microsoft and IBM, Dr. Natarajan’s expertise is in analysing competitive landscapes, framing and prioritizing customer challenges, driving product strategies, and leading global teams to build end-to-end solutions that maximize growth and profitability.

Tomoyuki Nii, Chairman of Gorilla, comments: “Raj has extensive experience in growing and managing technical teams in fast-moving innovative environments and commercialising new technologies across a range of high growth tech sectors and applications. He is joining us at a time of anticipated growth, change and global expansion. Raj will be instrumental in adapting Gorilla’s technology in innovative ways to address specific customer needs in an expanding list of target industries. As our Chief Innovation Officer, he will help to shape and direct our future, strengthen our ability to solve complex business problems, so that we can innovate and continue to deliver best-in-class services. The decision to expand our presence into the U.S. and Europe is the next logical step in our business growth strategy. And, as a part of our international expansion strategy, we intend to explore adding a regional headquarters in Europe and an office presence in a strategic U.S. city.”

Dr. Natarajan adds, “I am delighted to join the other members of the management team in ushering this 800-pound Gorilla to the next level of growth and success. With the accelerated growth of artificial intelligence, the fusion of edge computing and AI presents tremendous growth potential that is only limited by our imagination and creativity. The digitally connected world and adoption of IoT, is forcing companies to increasingly roll-out smarter AI solutions at the edge. Gorilla’s technology stack is designed to help these companies implement strategies that gain real-time insights at the edge. Edge AI is the future, and I want to help build that future!”

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