Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 29 | Page 8

NEWS Epicor Software Corporation hires new Chief Marketing Officer Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industryspecific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the hiring of a new Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Stoddart. In his new role, Stoddart is responsible for overseeing Epicor’s global marketing strategy, including corporate marketing, field marketing and tele-prospecting. “With the addition of a seasoned leader like Paul to our talented global management team, we are confident that Epicor is ready for its next step,” said Epicor CEO, Steve Murphy. “Paul brings a perfect mix of organisational leadership, client service experience and digital expertise that we’re looking for to significantly increase the effectiveness of our sales efforts, partnerships and channels.” Stoddart brings more than two decades of marketing experience leading global technology organisations. In his most recent role as Vice President and Partner at IBM, he enabled clients to navigate the shift in business models to adapt to changing consumer attitudes, behaviours and preferences. “I am thrilled to join Epicor’s leadership team and am even more excited about the continuous innovations the company is bringing to thousands of cloud and on-premises customers around the world. I look forward to making contributions towards fueled growth for Epicor and our customers globally,” said Stoddart. Batelco and Aptilo Networks start partnership to deliver Wi-Fi in Bahrain Batelco, a leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Aptilo Networks, have entered into a partnership to deliver business-to-business or B2B2C Wi-Fi services in Bahrain. Batelco has selected the Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP) with the Aptilo SMP Venue Wi-Fi Manager to deploy a nationwide managed Wi-Fi service. Batelco offers managed venue Wi-Fi services to enterprise customers, with the service deployed either on top of the customer’s existing Wi-Fi equipment or as a fully managed service with the Wi-Fi infrastructure included. Batelco General Manager Enterprise Abderrahmane Mounir said: “We were looking for a vendor agnostic solution that could We were looking for a vendor agnostic solution that could match our high ambitions in scaling our Wi-Fi business. Paul Stoddart, CMO of Epicor Software Corp match our high ambitions in scaling our Wi-Fi business both in terms of volume and functionality and, at the same time, have a platform that will allow Batelco and its enterprise customers to engage with the Wi-Fi users. “Aptilo’s proven track-record in innovation and stability makes it the right choice for us to support the growing demands of our enterprise customers.” Furthermore, Batelco will deploy an additional Wi-Fi connection (SSID) exclusively for Batelco subscribers at most public locations. 8