Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 54

INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS Riverbed appoints Mark Jopling as Senior Vice President Sales in EMEA R iverbed, the digital performance company, has announced that Mark Jopling has joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) Sales of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Jopling will be responsible for the company’s sales strategy and go-to-market execution in EMEA, leading the team across “Our customers worldwide are embracing digital, focusing on new digital processes, exceptional customer experiences and disruptive new digital business models. Riverbed has a huge market opportunity to help our customers on their digital journey in EMEA, so it’s an exciting time for Mark to be joining the company,” explains Andy Elder, its five EMEA markets to ensure closer engagement with existing customers; deeper penetration into key industry sectors; as well as generate new business opportunities with strategic partners, to deliver continued success and acceleration across Riverbed’s portfolio of industry-leading digital performance solutions. Jopling will report to Andy Elder, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed. Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed. Jopling joins Riverbed from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the colleague and network technology director, responsible for 24/7 business critical operations, risk and control. He holds a PhD and MBA from Warwick Business School, UK, and also has a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Aston University, UK. Jopling joins Riverbed from Lloyds Banking Group. M ar k J op ling , Se ales nior V ice President S A ME in E |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Dimension Data appoints Nemo Verbist as Group Executive bi st , G D ro up E xec utive for CX and DW imension Data, the US$8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, has announced the appointment of Nemo Verbist as its new Group Executive for customer experience (CX) and digital workplace (DW). He will be responsible for delivering the vision, strategy and Go-To-Market (GTM) execution for the CX and DW practices. Verbist, who joined Dimension Data in 2006, is an experienced leader with a solid track record 54 of over 20 years’ experience in selling complex ICT solutions to support business objectives. He has fulfilled a broad range of roles in strategy and sales in Belgium and across the broader Europe theatre. In his latest role, he has been managing the CX and DW GTM practices across Europe and has been a key contributor of the overall European GTM strategy and execution. Prior to the CX and DW European role, Verbist was the Belgian General Manager for Euricom, a wholly- owned Dimension Data company, focusing on application development for enterprise applications and mobile apps. Commenting on his appointment, Verbist said, “Today we Today we see a shift from individual productivity to agile team productivity. see a shift from individual productivity to agile team productivity. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and chatbots are some of the key technologies that enable digital businesses to be more productive and client centric. They enable employees to focus on tasks that add immediate business value. Our clients want to consume technology that helps them to make decisions based on real time data. Both CX and DW are two key areas that lead this change, so I’m excited to have been selected for this role where I have a significant opportunity to accelerate our clients’ journeys in this space.” Dimension Data Group Chief Operating Officer for Go-to-Market, Paolo Masselli, said: “We are delighted to have Nemo join our executive team. His solid experience and tenacity with clients will be a key differentiator for us in driving our GTM practices forward.”