Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:31

Inabox Group moves further towards ICT market expansion Featured

Michael Clarke, CTO Inabox Group Michael Clarke, CTO Inabox Group

Listed wholesale telecommunications products and services provider Inabox Group has moved to position itself as an ICT services company with the appointment of former iVox CEO Michael Clarke as Chief Technology Officer.

Inabox (ASX:IAB), which announced just two days ago the signing of an agreement to acquire Brisbane-based cloud and VOIP provider Neural Networks Data Services, says the appointment of Clarke is the key in its “strategic move to be positioned as an information communication technology (ICT) company.”

Inabox CEO and managing director Damian Kay said the new appointment, alongside the cloud computing Neural Networks acquisition, puts the company one step closer to its vision to be recognised as a “leading provider of wholesale telecommunications and next generation technology services.”

Kay said Clarke had a “big challenge ahead of him helping transition the business into a technology driven business.

“He will be instrumental in driving our next generation product strategy together with our CIO Laura Jacobs and Group Product Manager James Espie.”

iVox, along with Telcoinabox, is one of  Inabox’s wholesale brands supplying products and services to retail providers in the telecommunications market. Inabox acquired iVox last year.

Kay said the CTO role involves the “future development and growth of next generation voice products and cloud services,” and four teams will be reporting to Clarke, including networks, system administration and voice engineering, and the newly acquired Neural Networks.

“Michael brings with him 20 years experience in operations and management of IT&T organisations with a specialisation in VoIP technology,” Kay said.

“His wholesale VoIP company, iVox, was acquired as part of the initial public offering of Inabox Group in 2013. He was instrumental in Inabox’s transition from reseller to originator of VoIP technology.”

Clarke commented: “The ICT space has huge potential for the Group and I’m looking forward to taking Inabox to the next level.”

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