Ex IBM CTO of Mobile Joins Kony
- People Moves
- 29.04.2016 08:30 am
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Bill Bodin as Kony’s chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this role, Bodin will play a key role in fortifying Kony’s innovation leadership in the enterprise mobility market, and shaping Kony’s technology vision and future product roadmap. He will lead the company’s technology evangelism efforts and also work with Kony’s growing base of global enterprise customers to achieve business outcomes through mobile innovation.
Bodin brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience to Kony. Most recently, he served as chief technology officer for IBM’s Mobile Computing CIO group. He was both a Distinguished Engineer and a recognised Master Inventor at IBM, and holds numerous patents in domains including Mobility, Operating Systems, Media, Telematics, Consumer Electronics and Healthcare.
Prior to joining Kony, Bodin created and deployed IBM’s comprehensive mobile ecosystem, delivering mobile capabilities to IBM's customers and employees, increasing client intimacy and productivity, and creating a reference implementation of IBM products and services. Bodin is also the creator and thought leader for IBM Catalyst, the mobile development accelerator framework (CIO100 2015 award winner). Bill was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and Academy Leadership Team. He also represented the CIO organisation in the Center for Innovation Leadership (CIL), championing innovation and invention in the IBM Corporation.
During his 27 years at IBM, Bodin has led the device architecture areas for IBM’s Operating Systems, created IBM’s first commercial portal to take IBM’s developer tools to the external development community, and created the Pervasive Computing Advanced Technology Lab in Austin. Bodin’s experience in Pervasive Computing is illustrative of his extensive experience in mobile computing. He has won several awards for his innovations, including leading the ideation and development of WhirlWind, IBM's first Enterprise Mobile App Store, and leading the creation of n.Fluent, IBM's text translation service, and leading the technical architecture for Media Library as Chief Architect. During his tenure, Bodin has continually delivered new services and capabilities to IBM’s mobile platform.
“Bill is an extremely well-respected technology visionary leader with an incredible reputation and depth of knowledge and expertise in the enterprise mobility space. He is not only a technical thought leader when it comes to mobile, but has a strong track record of helping businesses take full advantage of mobile transformation,” said Dave Shirk, president of products, strategy and marketing, Kony, Inc. “We are thrilled to have Bill join us as we continue to execute on our ambitious goal to become the undisputed leader in enterprise mobility, lead evangelism efforts with our growing developer community, and build our next-generation mobile architecture to better serve the unique needs of our customers.”
“Kony’s singular focus on mobile and unwavering commitment to innovation leadership is what sets it apart in the market,” said Bodin. “Of all of the major technology trends that have transformed the world we live in, mobile has and will continue to be the most disruptive. While mobile technology has rapidly evolved in just a short span of time, I believe there is still tremendous opportunity to discover how powerful it is in impacting every aspect of the enterprise. Many businesses have only scratched the surface. The potential to revolutionise the world through mobile innovation is immense and I am very excited to be a part of this great team that will lead the way.”
Kony was named a “Leader” for the third consecutive year, with strong advancements in vision and execution, in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015 report.