Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 29 | Page 6

NEWS OutSystems appoints Robson Grieve as Chief Marketing Officer OutSystems, a global leader in low-code application development, has appointed Robson Grieve as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Paulo Rosado, OutSystems Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Grieve will have responsibility for OutSystems marketing strategy, including product, brand, demand generation, communications, technology alliances and overall go-to-market strategy to support OutSystems rapid growth. Rosado said: “OutSystems has built the market-leading approach to low-code development across the entire development lifecycle and right now we are experiencing significant growth in the community and ecosystem that surrounds us. We are excited to welcome Robson to the OutSystems senior leadership team as our global CMO. His experience leading marketing and building go-to-market models for fastgrowing SaaS companies, such as New Relic and Concur, is a perfect addition to our team right now.” Robson Grieve is the new Chief Marketing Officer at OutSystems Grieve has held senior positions across all aspects of marketing in his 20-plus year career. Most recently he was CMO of Pure Storage. Prior to Pure Storage, he was CMO at software analytics company New Relic. Grieve said: “OutSystems is on an impressive growth trajectory because the platform solves some really important problems for customers. Leading industry analysts like Gartner are talking about how low-code is going to surpass traditional coding as the app delivery platform of choice because of time-to-market, speed-ofdelivery and compelling productivity gains.” Blue Networks and Infrastructure obtains Cisco Gold Partner Certification Blue Networks and Infrastructure (BNI), one of South Africa’s newly started Exempt Micro Enterprises (EME), has been certified as a Cisco Gold Partner in South Africa – the highest certification level attainable within the Cisco Channel Partner Programme. The annual certification follows BNI meeting rigorous standards set out by Cisco to demonstrate it is qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions in South Africa. “Cisco is privileged to work with some of the best channel partners around the world, and it is our honour to welcome BNI as a Cisco Gold Partner in South Africa,” said Clayton Naidoo, General Manager, Cisco Sub Saharan Africa. “BNI joined the Cisco EDGE Programme in June 2019, which aims to share business knowledge, help develop small and medium businesses in the digital age, speed up their entry to market and, as a result, create new jobs for the local economy. BNI has shown tremendous commitment since joining the programme. Cisco is proud to see the reward of our efforts around the EDGE Programme.” Debbie Lane, Senior Product Manager at BNI, added: “BNI benefitted enormously from the Cisco EDGE programme, whereby small and medium businesses had the opportunity to attend multiple weekly training sessions remotely or at the various national Cisco EDGE Incubation Centres. “BNI’s close relationship and strategic partnership with Cisco will enable us to provide end-to-end solutions to our clients. With the latest technologies and moving with the latest trends and our niche in-house solutions, we guarantee our commitment to our clients in providing industry-leading solutions in the market space.” 6