TOMIA names Andrei Elefant new CPO
TOMIA has appointed Andrei Elefant as its new chief product officer (CPO).
Elefant enters the role with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to his appointment, he served as CEO of Allot Communications, lead the company offering from network optimisation solutions to security-as-a-Service solutions, all through M&A and integration of security technologies into Allot main product lines.
“It is great to have Andrei on board to help TOMIA to continue to lead the way in developing new solutions that address current and future industry challenges,” said Marco Limena, CEO of TOMIA. “Andrei brings a terrific amount of experience in software, security and telecom and will make a great addition to our executive team. I have full confidence that Andrei will help TOMIA achieve its ambitions across our full spectrum of roaming, clearing and interconnection.”
The news follows the recent merger of Telarix and Starhome Mach in Februrary resulting in the now rebranded company TOMIA. As such, TOMIA says that it wants to strengthen its portfolio of solutions to address current industry developments and challenges including the introduction of 5G, blockchain, IoT technologies.
“With 5G just around the corner, smart cities being developed and blockchain a reality, our goal is to enable operators rapidly deliver new Services leveraging benefits of this new technologies,” added Elefant. “These disruptive technologies create a huge opportunity for the Communication Service Provides to accelerate monetisation. I am honoured to join an organisation who is leading the way in bringing solutions to the market that address current industry demand and change.”
Earlier this year TOMIA launched a new platform to encourage blockchain development. In partnership with Microsoft, KPMG and R3, the platform focuses on settlement optimisation and the “rapid change associated with the digital transformation of the telecoms market”.