Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Michael D. Capellas to Kony’s newly-formed Advisory Board, effective immediately. As an advisory board member, Capellas brings a rich and diverse set of business strategy and technology industry experience and expertise to Kony. He joins golf icon Ben Crenshaw who was appointed to Kony’s Advisory Board in June.
Capellas’ career spans more than 30 years in the technology industry. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of VCE, a joint venture between Cisco, EMC, with investments from Intel and VMware; CEO of First Data; President of HP, and Chairman and CEO of Compaq.
Capellas is widely known and respected for his unique combination of expertise that spans across business strategy, technology, and large-scale operations. He is currently the founder and CEO of Capellas Partners, a strategic technology advisory firm. In addition to his new advisory role at Kony, Capellas serves on the board of directors for Cisco, Flextronics, Mulesoft and Tenable Network Security.
“I am personally thrilled to partner with an executive with Michael’s industry stature and experience," said Thomas E. Hogan, chief executive officer, Kony, Inc. "Michael is passionate about mobile technology and its growing importance for the enterprise. We are excited about the impact he will have on Kony as we grow and expand our business and portfolio offerings. Mobile is quickly becoming one of the most important technology influences of the 21st century. As a recognised industry leader in the enterprise mobility space, we have an enormous opportunity to create one of the world’s great companies, and we look forward to Michael’s strategic advice and expertise as we strive to reach this goal.”
“Mobile is the new paradigm in enterprise applications and Kony is the leading independent pure-play company focused on mobility,” said Capellas. “The strategic importance of mobile, combined with Kony’s market-leading solutions and world-class management team, made this a unique and compelling opportunity. I look forward to working with Kony as it becomes the undisputed leader of the digital/mobile revolution.”
Kony is recognised as “One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise” amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015/16. In addition, for two years in a row (2013 and 2014), industry analyst firm Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report.
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organisations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering, ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s cross-platform solution helps organisations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.