Dean Dawes appointed as new chairman of the Riversand Customer Advisory Board (CAB)

February 14, 2019

Houston, TX – February 14, 2019 – Riversand is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dean Dawes as the new chairman of Riversand’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) and extends its gratitude to Mr. Chris Meystrik, who led CAB in the past year and was instrumental in building the foundation for CAB.

Mr. Dean Dawes, Chief Information Officer at Brightstar

Mr. Dean Dawes is the Chief Information Officer at Brightstar, a leading mobile services company for managing devices and accessories. He has more than 30 years of experience as a technology leader.

“MDM is extremely important for us, so we want to make sure we are invested with Riversand and they are invested with us,” says Dawes, “We want to engage with Riversand and be part of its vision because this is not a short-term relationship; our MDM platforms drive everything else that we have, whether it’s an application layer or data analytics platforms.”

The CAB is a group of Riversand customers who are committed to its MDM and PIM vision and want to take an active role in directing the future of the industry. The group includes CIOs and other technology leaders who are influencers in their companies on strategy, critical decisions and investments in IT.

“CAB members are thought leaders in their respective industries. They provide invaluable insight on how MDM and PIM should evolve to meet the future needs of our customers,” says Upen Varanasi, founder and CEO at Riversand, “We are confident that with Dean’s leadership, CAB will continue being a forum for exchanging ideas and a powerful engine of innovation and a benefit for all.”

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