NFC software maker hires ex-RIM exec for Canadian market
Sequent Software, a provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) software and services, announced it has hired Alain DeSouza as the vice-president of market development for Canada.
DeSouza will lead Sequent’s business initiatives in Canada, working with wireless operators, card issuers and application developers.
DeSouza joins Sequent from Research in Motion, where he served as Senior Market Development Manager, leading the mobile financial commercialization strategy globally. He has developed a wide range of NFC programs, including payments, access control, loyalty programs, and location-based services.
“Alain’s extensive experience in mobile innovation and depth of expertise working in the NFC ecosystem is a major win for our customers and Sequent. Under Alain’s stewardship, we expect that market leaders in Canada will quickly enjoy the benefits of our technology solution,” said Drew Weinstein, CEO of Sequent.
DeSouza brings 16 years of experience in market development and marketing roles with a variety of enterprise and consumer technology companies including Symantec, Amdocs, and the British Trade and Investment Office.