MobiTV Appoints Vice President of Technical Operations
Leading Mobile Television Service Provider Taps David Turner to Lead World-Class Managed Network Operations
EMERYVILLE, CA – March 2008 – MobiTV, Inc., the leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services, today announced that David Turner has joined the Company as Vice President of Technical Operations. Turner brings more than 10 years of executive and managerial experience building and maintaining profitable worldwide operations organizations, including delivery of 24x7 software as a service (SaaS) operations, IT Teams, customer support teams, and engineering services teams. He will report directly to Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer. His appointment is effective as of March 3, 2008.
“MobiTV is pleased to have Dave joining to lead its technical operations team, bringing with him a deep understanding of high traffic, high availability systems,” said Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer, MobiTV. "With David’s experience in building out and scaling several, successful high uptime managed services, he will be a valuable addition to MobiTV as we continue to rapidly grow our subscription base, expand our service offerings and provide world-class managed network services to our carrier partners.”
Prior to MobiTV, Turner served as Vice President of Operations at DemandTec, a public managed service company that provides retail point-of-sale analytics. During his tenure, he was responsible for 24x7x365 customer support, software as a service (SaaS) delivery, corporate IT, technical publications, and engineering services (including QA and release engineering), and information security. Turner also ensured that DemandTec technical operations, software as a service, customer satisfaction, and product quality always met and exceeded the goals of the company’s core business. Additionally, he also was successful in architecting DemandTec’s SaaS business into a predictable and scalable business unit that balanced both costs and revenues for the benefit of the service and its customers.
“I’m thrilled to be joining MobiTV and look forward to working with the team,” said Turner. “As the leader in content ingestion, encoding and optimized delivery over mobile and broadband networks, MobiTV is a true market maker and leader with a need for best-in-class 24/7/365 always up time supported by a strong infrastructure of technical operations.”
Turner also has served as Vice President of Operations at Liberate Technologies where his responsibilities included engineering services, release engineering, systems integration engineering, information technology, facilities and customer support. He has also been a senior consultant in the Information Security Practice of KPMG and is a certified systems auditor. Turner has a master’s degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business and a bachelor of arts in economics from Louisiana State University.
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