June 2, 2016
Kandy.io, Genband’s communications Platform as a Service, announced today that it is opening a new Cloud Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa to deliver the next generation of cloud-based API offerings to cross-vertical global enterprises, Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and the developer community. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will attend the opening ceremony on June 9.
The 70,000 square foot CoE, which will complement GENBAND’s already-existing Ottawa facilities contain a state-of-the-art lab. In addition to R&D, product management, security and tech support, and part of their globally distributed teams, the CoE will house newly-hired local employees, many of them new graduates.
“The appetite for embedded real-time communications is only growing, fueled by the Internet of Things and a recognition that contextual real-time communications are the best avenue towards value creation in today’s digital landscape,” said Paul Pluschkell, founder and CEO of Kandy. “The CoE will enable us to further propel our development of these solutions and Ottawa, aptly named ‘the Silicon Valley of the North,’ allows us to draw on a tech-savvy talent pool while participating in a thriving ecosystem. “
The opening ceremony will include an ideathon for customers, employees and local developers. Kandy’s demo-equipped RV, the Kandymobile, will also be on site.