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Kelvin Strengthens Executive Leadership Team to Serve Its Customers Better

The expanded executive leadership team will enable Kelvin to better address the needs of its customers, positioning the company for rapid growth in the coming years.

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L-r: Suhail Jiwani, Chief Technology Officer, Sheena Chandra, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, and Citalouise Geiggar, Vice President of Marketing from Kelvin

Kelvin, the leading collaborative control software company delivering industrial intelligence, has bolstered its executive leadership team with strategic hires and internal promotion.

The company is delighted to announce that Suhail Jiwani has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer; Sheena Chandra has been appointed Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer; and Citalouise Geiggar has been appointed Vice President of Marketing.

The strategic appointments represent a key element of Kevin’s strategy to capitalize on the momentum to serve and broaden its customer base.

The senior appointments aim to advance Kelvin’s position in the market and enable it to continue partnering with global enterprises to solve unique industrial customer challenges by allowing companies to connect, create, and scale control applications across their operations, with market-leading solutions including  Kelvin Carbon Maps and Kelvin Copilots.

“The right talent is vital to Kelvin’s success, so it gives me great pleasure to welcome Suhail, Sheena, and Citalouise to Kelvin’s executive leadership team. With their years of extensive experience and vast achievements in prior roles, they are well-proven appointments that give us the ability to build further on the impressive momentum we’ve built with Kelvin over the last few years. Together, the expansion of our team boasts diverse and strong expertise that will thrust Kelvin into the next phase of its global growth,” said Peter Harding, Founder & CEO of Kelvin.

“We look forward to working with global enterprises and delivering industrial intelligence via our market-leading collaborative control solutions. Our solutions have proven themselves across energy and manufacturing sectors, empowering businesses to achieve their net-zero goals, find and fix issues across their entire production process, with automation and closed-loop control.”

In his new role, Suhail serves as the executive technology leader for Kelvin’s engineering and product division. With deep industry and technology expertise, and over 16 years of experience, Suhail is driving the acceleration of technological innovation in Kelvin’s next growth stage to best serve our customers needs. He oversees all product and solutions development requirements phases, including system design, implementation, and continuing engineering. Suhail’s vision is to deliver innovative, first-class technology that helps industrial organizations reach their net zero goals. Before joining Kelvin, he was Chief Product Officer at Honeywell, managing their software portfolio for Connected Industrials. With a BTech in Electronics Engineering and specialization in Machine Learning from Stanford University, Suhail is a subject matter expert and a leader in their digital transformation journey.

Sheena joins Kelvin from AWS to take the executive role of Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer. She has over 20 years of experience developing strategic partnerships, business development, and go-to-market motion from her background with Microsoft, AWS, and Databricks. Sheena will be responsible for driving the company’s growth globally including leading strategic planning and initiatives, expanding Kelvin’s footprint in the market, and building key partnerships. She holds a BS in Microbiology and Chemistry and an MBA.

With over 18 years of experience, Citalouise is the executive marketing leader responsible for overseeing Kelvin’s global marketing strategy, which includes strengthening the company’s market position, and leading the company’s brand and integrated communication functions including internal and external communications. Prior to her role at Kelvin, she was Head of Global Alliances Marketing at AVEVA, leading strategic partners and exponential growth. Citalouise holds an MBA and a B.A. in Business Communications.

“Across all industries, organizations are accelerating their progress on their pathways to achieving sustainability goals. Leaders in the Energy, Manufacturing, and Oil & Gas industries seeking to hit net zero will benefit from solution providers that take the initiative to ensure they meet growing needs to serve new and existing clients effectively while also addressing new challenges. Kelvin is signaling industry growth by expanding its leadership team to enable its organization to optimally serve customers during this period of rapid growth,” said Peter Manos, ARC Analyst.

“At Kelvin, we take great pride in our selection process to ensure there’s a perfect fit. Our recruitment process is intensive, but we’re confident in our choices and look forward to seeing them thrive in their respective roles. I personally look forward to working with each of them as we embark on Kelvin’s next phase of global growth,” said Miguel Madeira, Global Head of People Operations.

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Meet Kingsley Adonu

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In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, there are visionaries who not only navigate the business landscape but redefine it. Meet Kingsley Adonu, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the SMobile Group, a conglomerate that stands as a beacon of excellence and diversity in the global business arena.

Kingsley Adonu is a visionary entrepreneur and the Founder of the SMobile Group, a conglomerate synonymous with excellence and diversity. As the Chief Executive Officer, he has steered the group to remarkable heights, overseeing a spectrum of businesses that span across Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality, Water Production, Agriculture, Technology, E-commerce, Energy, Sports, Entertainment, Education, Health, Logistics and Financial Services, with branches extending globally to UK, USA, China, South Africa, and Canada.

Under Kingsley’s astute leadership, SMobile Group has emerged as a major partner for MTN, evident in the impactful presence of the SMobile brand in the telecommunications landscape. His strategic insights and forward-thinking approach have positioned the group as a dynamic player in multiple industries.

Beyond the boardroom, Kingsley Adonu is a dedicated philanthropist, committed to making a positive impact in communities. His philanthropic efforts extend beyond business, reflecting a deep-seated belief in the responsibility of successful individuals to contribute meaningfully to society.

Kingsley’s influence is not confined to national borders; he has actively participated in numerous international telecom conferences, further enriching his understanding of global industry trends and fostering valuable connections with industry leaders worldwide.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Kingsley Adonu continues to inspire and lead the SMobile Group towards new horizons, blending business acumen with a passion for positive societal change.

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SHELT Global Unveils Security Operations Center, Training Academy

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Mr. Youssef Abillama, Managing Partner (3rd right); Walid Bou Abssi, country manager of SHELT Cyber Immune Limited (2nd right), in company of business leaders and guests at the unveiling of SHELT Global Limited SOC and training academy in Lagos on February 16, 2024

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SHELT Global Limited recently held a cocktail party at its new headquarters in Nigeria to unveil their upgraded Security Operations Center and the SHELT Training Academy.

SHELT has been operating in Nigeria across Lagos and Abuja for six years, serving the country’s leading financial, telecom, and government institutions in their cybersecurity needs.

This headquarters relocation consolidates the determination of SHELT in investing in Nigeria’s economy and in growing cybersecurity talent for the country.

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Mr. Youssef Abillama, managing partner of SHELT Global Limited flanked by the team, at the unveiling of SHELT Global Limited SOC and training academy in Lagos on February 16, 2024

The party was attended by SHELT’s clients and partners, and the guests were taken on a tour of the newly opened premises.

The new SHELT Headquarters boasts a state-of-the-art 24/7 SOC to support the needs of the company’s clients all over Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

SHELT also revealed its Training Academy where young talents and experienced cybersecurity professionals looking to enhance their cybersecurity skills can enroll and benefit from the knowledge and experience of the company’s experts.

SHELT Training Academy will be issuing certifications to students in coordination with international cybersecurity bodies and affiliations.

Mr. Youssef Abillama, Managing Partner of SHELT Global Limited, said: “Our Nigeria offices are quickly turning into the company’s flagship, and we believe the country is playing its part as a role model to the rest of Africa when it comes to cybersecurity regulations. Today, with the launch of this new headquarters and the opening of our Training Academy, we can give back to the community that welcomed us from the start.”

Mr. Walid Bou Abssi, Country Manager of SHELT Cyber Immune Limited, said: “I see so many opportunities ahead of us in the future with the launch of the Academy. We hear of so many people wanting to enter the field of cybersecurity and we will be working hard to support the youth and cybersecurity professionals in their careers.”

Source: Techeconomy

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Sophos Expands Commitment to the Channel with New Dedicated Partner Care Offering

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  • Partner Care Delivers 24×7 Administrative and Operational Support to Boost Channel Partner Profitability

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, is expanding its commitment to the channel with the addition of Partner Care, a new offering in its global partner program that features a dedicated, 24×7 team of Sophos experts who handle non-sales related questions and operational support.

The offering is designed to speed up response times for Sophos partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) needing assistance with administrative and operational tasks, freeing them up to focus on selling and securing their customers with Sophos’ portfolio of innovative managed services and endpoint, network, email, and cloud security solutions.

“Based on our decades of experience successfully supporting partners who sell to mid-market and small business organizations, we know that administrative and operational issues take away valuable time needed to build customers relationships, pursue prospects and close new business deals,” said Kendra Krause, senior vice president of global channels and small business sales at Sophos. “Partner Care reinforces Sophos’ longstanding strategy to be ‘channel-best,’ which is our commitment to provide partners with optimal, conflict-free revenue and profitability opportunities, curated training and support, and advanced security solutions that defend customers from data breaches, ransomware and other debilitating cyberattacks.”

Sophos Partner Care offers a single point of contact for quoting, navigating the partner portal, addressing licensing queries, Not For Resale (NFR) requests, and more. With this high level of service, partners working with small and mid-market organizations can better boost their productivity and increase profitability.

“Being busy with administration can consume a lot of time and cost, so the idea that Sophos now has a focused Partner Care program and dedicated team to handle it is unbelievably beneficial,” said Richard Wenger, account executive, Point Broadband LLC, a Sophos channel partner based in Alabama. “We are looking forward to the training and enablement of the ‘tool,’ so we can start executing right away. Every bit of time away from the sales cycle is time away from building relationships and being trusted advisors to our customers. This Sophos Partner Care program is essential to my business.”

In addition to Partner Care, Sophos is offering several enhancements to its global partner program, including an additional 5% reward on top of a deal registration discount for partners selling Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR). This expires March 31, 2024.

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