Karl Perkins joins UCi2i as Group Technical Director

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UCi2i, the vendor-independent global video-carrier, announced today that Karl Perkins has joined them as Group Technical Director from Cisco.

The first independent global video carrier

UCi2i, the vendor-independent global video-carrier, announced today that Karl Perkins has joined them as Group Technical Director.

Karl will drive the strategic development of UCi2i’s technical solutions and services and shall contribute to the strategic direction of the Group, as a member of the Board.

Karl joins UCi2i with over 14-years of experience in strategic-consulting and director roles, including: Cisco, Nortel, TANDBERG, Micromuse, Morse and Evident Software. Prior to their acquisition by Cisco, Karl was instrumental in leading the Service Provider technical partner management for TANDBERG. Subsequently, reporting directly to the CTO of Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group, Karl was responsible for defining Cisco’s TelePresence Service Provider strategy, globally.

“UCi2i has assembled an exceptional management team to drive the innovation and adoption of video collaboration," says Bjorn Skeens, UCi2i’s Group Commercial Director. “Karl is considered a leading force in defining this rapidly growing sector and is highly regarded both technically and commercially. We are delighted that Karl’s creativity and experience will accelerate the development of UCi2i’s solutions and services.”

“UCi2i presents a unique opportunity to tangibly influence the development of applications and capability within managed video services,” said Karl. “Being truly a vendor-independent service provider, enables our customers to take advantage of UCi2i’s business-class video collaboration capabilities, regardless of their end-point technology.”        

About UCi2i:
UCi2i is - globally - defining a new class of managed video service provider; the Video Carrier. As a dedicated service-provider for business-class video collaboration, UCi2i is the first MVSP to remain proactively independent of technology vendors.

UCi2i’s video network enables users to connect with each other intuitively, through a variety of cost-effective service plans - agnostic of users end-point technologies and without need for the significant additional infrastructure investment, which until now has remained the greatest barrier to user-adoption. UCi2i is a dedicated service provider and does not sell video collaboration hardware. This approach enables resellers of all video conferencing hardware vendors to immediately de-mystify video collaboration sales by simply - and yet powerfully - blending UCi2i’s comprehensive service offerings with their end-point sales.

More information is available on the UCi2i interim web site, prior to the full launch, at http://www.uci2i.com

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