Siavash Alamouti to lead mimik as President & CEO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 24th 2014 – Formerly known as Disternet Technology, mimik technology inc. today announced that Siavash Alamouti has been appointed to the position of President & CEO, succeeding Dr. Sharif.
“I am excited to have Mr. Alamouti join our team and take the company to the next level. This is an exciting opportunity. Siavash’s passion and vision as a technologist with amazing business acumen is invaluable to mimik at this stage. We could not have found a better candidate. Now I can focus on our roadmap and new innovations to fulfil our long-term vision,” said Dr. Sharif.
Dr. Sharif will continue in an active role as Chief Scientist. Mr. Alamouti states, “Dr. Sharif co-founded Disternet and brought the company to this stage in the stealth mode for the last 4 years. Thanks to his leadership and hard work of the entire mimik team, we now have a highly differentiated and commercial-grade product ready to launch in the market. He will now focus on our future roadmap. I look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to bring the mimik vision to reality and continue innovating.”
Before joining mimik, Siavash Alamouti was the Group R&D Director at Vodafone where he managed R&D, corporate venture and IPR for the entire group. Mr. Alamouti has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. He is most well-known for the invention of the Alamouti code which laid the foundation for the real-life application of MIMO technology and is adopted in almost all wireless standards globally. Before Vodafone he was an Intel Fellow and CTO of The Mobile Wireless Group where he championed Mobile WiMAX and WiGig technologies. He has served in various capacities as CTO and other executive positions for start-ups such as Vivato, and large companies including Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless, and MPR Teltech. Mr. Alamouti has B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
“I am excited to join the mimik family with its solid technology base, intellectual capital, and the tremendous growth potential of its liquid cloud architecture which will delight consumers and at the same time enable service providers to deliver highly personalized services to their customers.” Alamouti said. “We are at the very early stages of the mobile internet revolution. We need to finally do what we did with voice telephony with internet. We have many devices today that do not communicate with one another. Our content including TV subscriptions is spread across multiple devices, operating systems and screens. At mimik we have created a platform to free the consumer from these limitations and provide seamless access to any digital content or service on any device or screen. We marry content management with networking to create a superior personalized user experience.”
mimik technology is a software company dedicated to providing a personalized multi-screen experience for all digital content. mimik.360™ platform enables service providers to cost-effectively deliver personalized services such as interactive TV, communications, user-generated media, media apps, and home automation to any connected device or screen — from inside the home and around the world.
mimik’s unique liquid cloud architecture enables our software components to be ported onto low-cost home gateway platforms, set-top boxes, cloud infrastructure, and USB dongles. This flexibility allows telcos, service operators, and OTT providers to deploy mimik.360 without costly infrastructure build- out, and manage their capex and opex spending. mimik is headquartered in Vancouver BC, Canada with offices in London and Madrid. For more information, visit www.mimiktech.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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