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England are progressing through the World Cup to enjoy a first semi-final appearance for 28 years. Elsewhere in the channel moves are being made to strengthen teams to also bolster success.
The connectivity player has had a busy year so far and as well as refurbishing its offices the firm has chosen to bring Andy Marsden on board as business development director. He has worked in the SME community in the North of England for several years and will be doing his bit to help that customer base further. “I really wanted to join Connectus as I had been watching their growth since the buyout of Eximus back in February, I liked the company ethos, their hunger for expansion and yet offering a personal, quality service to its customers," he added “I can’t wait to speak with the local business community about our quality services and show them how committed we are to help them and their workforce work faster and smarter.”
The SAM player has appointed Vishal Rao as president and chief operating officer, which means he will focus on the firm's go-to-market strategy. His career already includes time at Splunk and Cloudera. “Having worked with Vishal for the past two years, I’m delighted to have someone with Vishal’s industry experience and business acumen spearheading the go-to-market strategy and all of Snow’s customer- engaging functions. Vishal has a proven track record and is the ideal person to take on this new role," said Axel King, CEO of Snow Software.
Having completed the acquisition of Cavium to create a semiconductor firm targeting the infrastructure market the firm has decided the time is right to also add to its board. Syed Ali, co-founder of Cavium, Brad Buss, a director of Cavium and fellow director Dr. Edward Frank have been appointed to the Marvell Board of Directors, effective immediately after the closing of the acquisition.
Global Cyber Academy
Carolyn Harrison, managing director of Assured Clarity, has become GDPR Ambassador to the Advisory Council of the Global Cyber Academy. The Academy has been running since last month and is an effort to step up the fight against cyber crime and to reduce risk. “Assured Clarity has helped many small businesses, trade bodies and other large organisations to not only chart a course to GDPR compliance, but also reap the rewards of doing so. Assured Clarity want to raise awareness through educating and that’s why this is such a good fit, as the demand for better skills within organisations can be met by the wide range of on-line courses provided by the Global Cyber Academy," said Harrison.