Hansen Technologies Looks to Further Industry Alliance Expansion with Appointment of John Ford
July 6th, 2021 – Hansen Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ford as Regional Partner Manager for the Americas, as it looks to forge new partnerships with key players in the communications, utilities and energy industries.
With over twenty years of experience, John brings a background of driving commercial growth for software businesses encompassing Asset and Work Management, Mobile Working, Industry Process Management and Energy Trading solutions. He also has experience working with Distribution Systems Operators (DSOs), Retail and Power Trading organizations.
John has worked at Convergys, ADC, Motorola, Nokia and Telcordia. At Telcordia, he oversaw the development of a partnership with Accenture, including the joint development of Operational Support Systems (OSS) market solutions, and the extension of Telcordia’s service delivery capabilities. He has also operated his own go-to-market firm, serving a variety of clients in communications software, smart-grid solutions, agricultural technology and healthcare. Prior to joining Hansen, John worked for a start-up specializing in the delivery of Intelligent Process Automation services.
In his new role, John will collaborate with the Sales, Marketing, and Training & Development teams to help Hansen build a robust program in the Americas – expanding existing partnerships and securing new ones that will enable the company to grow its presence.
David Castree, Division President and Head of Global Partnerships, Hansen Technologies, commented: “Partnering with key players in the communications, utilities and energy industries is a critical pillar of Hansen’s growth worldwide. A recent example of our joint success is Blue Planet’s integration of Hansen technology into its Blue Planet Service Order Management solution, which delivers catalog-driven zero-touch service order fulfillment. This solution is helping DISH Network implement the United States’ first cloud-native, Open RAN-compliant 5G network. It is joint initiatives such as these that serve to remind us of the indispensability of industry partnerships. We are very happy to welcome John to the Hansen team and look forward to tapping his expertise in driving further alliance growth in the Americas.”
John Ford added: “It is not very often that you come across or hear of companies that enjoy accelerating growth across various market verticals, as currently exemplified by the Hansen organization worldwide – and key to this are the partnerships it holds with various industry players. This is an exciting time to join such a collaborative team and I look forward to driving even more growth for the company in such a promising market as the Americas.”
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About Hansen Technologies
Hansen Technologies (ASX: HSN) is a leading global provider of software and services to the energy, water and communications industries. With its award-winning software portfolio, Hansen serves 580+ customers in over 80 countries, helping them to create, sell, and deliver new products and services, manage and analyse customer data, and control critical revenue management and customer support processes.
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