Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:05

Sybase Appoints New President of Sybase 365

By Sybase 365

Sybase, Inc, an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced that the company has appointed John J. Sims as president of its mobile services business - Sybase 365, effective July 1.

'We warmly welcome John to the Sybase family,' said John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase. 'John brings a wealth of experience in the mobile market, and will focus on extending the global leadership of Sybase 365 in messaging and mobile commerce services.'

From 2001 to 2010, John served as CEO of 724 Solutions, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, marketing and support of mobile internet/mobile broadband products for use by mobile network operators worldwide. He was also co-founder, CEO and President of TANTAU Software, Inc., a global provider of high volume, secure, mobile eCommerce solutions to enterprises. Prior to co-founding TANTAU, John served as COO of SCC Communications, a telecommunications support service company. He has also held several management positions at Tandem Computers '” a developer of fault tolerant computer systems, and various financial and general management positions at Burroughs Corporation '” a manufacturer of  computer and related equipment.

'Sybase 365 has a unique opportunity to expand its share of the operator services and mobile commerce services markets, particularly in the rapidly growing areas of mobile banking, mobile payments and IPX connectivity,' states Sims. 'It will be exciting and gratifying to shepherd Sybase 365 growth in such a vibrant market.'

In 2001, John was honoured with the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the communications category for the Greater Austin area. He has been a speaker at numerous industry events, including the GSMA Mobile World Congress and CTIA events.

Sims will replace Marty J. Beard, who is leaving Sybase to pursue other endeavours.

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