Press Release

Globetouch, a world- leading provider of global connectivity solutions, today announces the appointment of enterprise expert and Silicon Valley technology innovator Riccardo Di Blasio as CEO.

Di Blasio comes with a strong background in the enterprise space, with a stellar track record of driving growth and operational excellence. With more than 20 years’ experience, Di Blasio has a deep and informed knowledge of technology disruption and development, together with incisive business and investment acumen.

An operator-funded initiative, Globetouch has built a pioneering, virtual and collaborative ecosystem of network operators, and provides truly global connectivity services together with advanced analytics. Its innovative approach to IoT connectivity powers business opportunities and enables enterprises, operators, OTT providers, device distributors and OEMs to create valuable new revenue streams.

Di Blasio has held key executive roles at several companies, including EMC Corp. and VMware, and has worked in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and North America. At EMC he led worldwide sales for alliances and built and ran the EMC cloud service provider program worldwide. At VMware he led worldwide sales and marketing organizations for vCloud, one of the most innovative company divisions, specializing in cloud computing and IaaS models and commercializing the platform through an ecosystem of service providers as well as end user clients. Di Blasio replaces Globetouch’s Ori Sasson in this role, who will continue to support Globetouch as Vice Chairman.

Di Blasio joins Globetouch from Cohesity, Inc, a Silicon Valley-based start-up in infrastructure storage, backed by Sequoia Capital and Google Ventures, where he was COO and instrumental in building the business from the ground up.

An investor in a number of Bay Area early stage start-ups, Di Blasio also cooperates as a board advisor with several venture capitalist funds. He is involved in key initiatives within the space industry to foster break-through technology start-ups into space programs, and is a member of the NASA iTech steering committee.

Vice Chairman, Ori Sasson, said: “Riccardo will play a pivotal role in building further strengths within our organization, bringing key skills and experience to Globetouch that will drive our company forward. His extensive experience in the enterprise sector will enable us to expand our presence in the IoT space and ensure mutual continued success.”

“I am delighted to be joining the Globetouch team at such an exciting point in the development of the company. The technology landscape continues to shift and change, driven by people with passion, imagination and a desire to build ever better solutions,” said Di Blasio. “I am proud and extremely keen to begin working with these people to shape the future of IoT connectivity.”