Renowned engineering executive Danny Kam, widely recognized for his ability to accelerate company growth, has joined Optigo Networks as a Strategic Partnership Advisor.
Vancouver, B.C. (November 2, 2015) – Renowned engineering executive Danny Kam, widely recognized for his ability to accelerate company growth, has joined Optigo Networks as a Strategic Partnership Advisor. Initially, Kam will focus on cultivating corporate partnerships, strengthening Optigo’s position as a leader in the secure networking space for smart buildings.
“Having Danny on our team is a game changer for us,” said Optigo Networks CEO Pook-Ping Yao. “Danny is known for taking the companies he works with to the next level, most recently at Avigilon. Optigo is poised to take off and we’re confident with Danny on board, we’re going to do just that.”
“At this stage in my career, I want to nurture and mentor new firms and help them succeed,” said Kam. “I was looking for a young company with high potential and great energy to work with. I believe I’ve found that with Optigo. Optigo’s unique mix of networking security for the Internet of Things in commercial buildings is truly exciting.”
Kam’s track record of successfully growing companies is well-known in Vancouver tech circles. Working with Avigilon Corporation’s executive team, he restructured and then tripled the size of its engineering group while assisting the company in increasing its revenues from $100M to $270M within two years. While Head of R&D at Ericsson’s Burnaby office, he built a team of 220 staff in less than three years, while overseeing all technical and operational aspects of the company’s research and development team.
Over the past year, Optigo Networks has been recognized as the BC Technology Industry Association’s Most Promising Startup, collected a New Product Showcase award at the 2015 International Security Conference, and was named to B.C.’s 2015 “Ready to Rocket” list in the information and communications technology sector for the second year in a row. More recently, the company’s CEO was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40.
Founded in 2012, Optigo Networks is shaping the future of the commercial Internet of Things (IoT) by redefining how smart buildings are connected. By addressing cybersecurity threats in the building network, Optigo provides visibility and security to the building IoT, enabling the technologies that make buildings energy efficient, comfortable and secure.
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