7digital appoints Philippe Decottignies as Chief Technology Officer
London, UK, May 11 2016 – 7digital (AIM:7DIG), the B2B digital music and radio services company, is today pleased to announce that Philippe Decottignies has been appointed to the role of Chief Technology Officer.
Formerly serving as Snowite’s CTO for 5 years, Philippe will divide his time between 7digital’s Paris, Lille and London offices and will assume responsibility for the company’s technology operations globally.
Since beginning his career in telecoms research and development for Hewlett Packard, Philippe has held senior technology roles within various companies including FORE Systems, Net.com, ZALA Telecoms, Access360 and Athéos. His expertise ranges across the VoIP (voice over IP), identity management and network equipment sectors. In addition, he has served as CEO for SAMBER VALLEY, a start-up focused on stream computing for big data.
Philippe has been involved in the digital music industry since 2002, starting with his role as CEO for start-up AGILEA which delivered digital music services with IVR (Interactive Voice Response) technology for Snowite.
Philippe commented on his new role: “I’m looking forward to working with 7digital’s global tech team to further enhance the platform at the core of the business. We anticipate that the integration of technology and teams that is underway will drive the company through its next phase of growth and development.”
Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, commented: “Philippe’s expertise has already been a great asset to the company since the acquisition of Snowite. With a CTO of his calibre in this newly-created position, we can continue to deliver world-class robust and scalable services for our clients around the world.”
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