Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 10

NEWS

Netskope names Raphaël Bousquet as senior VP for EMEA and LATAM technologies , the channel partner ecosystem , cloud , SaaS , zero trust solutions , and go-to-market strategy for companies experiencing rapid growth .

Netskope , the SASE leader , today announced the appointment of security and networking industry veteran Raphaël Bousquet as senior VP for EMEA and LATAM . Bousquet will manage sales and field teams across several of Netskope ’ s fastest-growing regions , contributing to the company ’ s ambitious global growth efforts and supporting massive customer demand for Netskope ’ s secure access service edge ( SASE ) architecture .

A highly regarded sales leader , Bousquet has led top-performing , cross-functional teams for decades . He brings to Netskope deep knowledge of security and networking
“ Netskope serves many of the largest and most impactful organisations in the world , including over 30 of the Fortune 100 , with the most complete SASE solution in the industry ,” said Dave Peranich , President , Go-to-Market , Netskope . “ We are very excited to bring an exceptional sales leader of Raphaël ’ s widely-acknowledged calibre to drive this next phase of growth in EMEA and LATAM .”
Bousquet was most recently VP , EMEA South , Israel and Alps at Palo Alto Networks , where he successfully grew revenues and teams by more than 600 % over a fiveyear period . For 15 years prior , Bousquet held multiple management roles at Cisco , including in the United States and Europe .

Carry1st partners with Tilting Point to bring Krabby Patty to Africa

Africa ’ s leading mobile games publisher Carry1st has partnered with Tilting Point and Nickelodeon to bring Bikini Bottom ’ s famed Krabby Patty to Africa with their latest release of the mobile game SpongeBob : Krusty Cook-Off available on Google Play and App Store .

At the time of its initial global launch in 2019 , the mobile game already had 17 million players pre-registered to play , the strongest preregistration performance of any Nickelodeon game ever . Since then , it has been downloaded 44 million times and has gone on to win the Players ’ Choice award at the 2021 Mobile Games Awards .
“ We ’ re excited to bring SpongeBob : Krusty Cook-Off to Africa through our partnership with Tilting Point and Nickelodeon ,” said Cordel Robbin-Coker , Co-founder and CEO , Carry1st . “ SpongeBob SquarePants is incredibly popular in Africa , and we can ’ t wait to share the game with its many fans . We look forward to connecting our users with even more titles and iconic franchises in the future .”
With the game , you get to join SpongeBob SquarePants on a hilarious culinary adventure through the restaurants and kitchens of Bikini Bottom ! The game allows you to build your kitchen and set up your restaurant as you race against the clock to serve delicious food .
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