Sequent hires Alain DeSouza from RIM to head market development

Sequent Software, a provider of Near Field Communication
(NFC) software and services, 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 in this fast-growing market.

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.

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