• Dan Carney, EMBA '02, Appointed VP of Operations for Azuki Systems

8/28/2008

Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator in the interactive mobile media technology market, today announced that it has appointed Dan Carney, Executive MBA '02, as vice president of operations. In this role, Carney will be responsible for the rollout and day-to-day operations of the Azuki MashMedia Platform offered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. To complement Azuki's white-labeled solution for content publishers and mobile operators, Carney will also lead Azuki's professional services organization in the creation of customer-specific content mashup services based on the Azuki platform. The appointment further strengthens Azuki's executive team, with Carney joining industry veterans including co-founder and chairman Cheng Wu and president and CEO Jim Ricotta.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dan to our team," Ricotta said. "He is an established industry leader with extensive mobile experience commercializing SaaS-based offerings to meet the high performance and availability needs of some of the world's largest service providers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Alltel and Orange. Under Dan's operational leadership, we look forward to working with our customers to enable new media mashup services on an Internet scale to better harness Web, premium and user-generated content and free consumers from the burden of discrete application downloads."

Carney brings almost 20 years of technical and business expertise. Prior to Azuki, Carney was global vice president of operations and IT at bcgi (recently acquired by XIUS). During his five years at bcgi, Carney had overall responsibility for commercializing new services and managing worldwide operations and support. Before bcgi, Carney spent seven years at Wildfire Communications, which was acquired by mobile network operator Orange S.A., working as senior director of operations. Earlier in his career, Carney held numerous roles at Verizon Communications, where he gained vast operational expertise across the company's network and service infrastructure. Carney earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Saint Anselm College and earned his Executive MBA from Suffolk University.

 

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