Cambridge, 01 August 2023 - IQGeo (AIM: IQG), a developer of geospatial software that is “Building better networks” for telecom and utility operators, today announced that David Cottingham has joined the company as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
With many years of experience in the technology industry, David comes to IQGeo with extensive software and hardware expertise including over a decade at Citrix where he held senior management, partner engagement, and technical roles for SaaS, ecosystems, and virtualization solutions. His past responsibilities have included leading large, multidisciplinary engineering teams distributed around the world, driving product vision and strategy, and owning relationships with tier 1 software and hardware vendors. David also holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge where his research focused on optimizing wireless communications.
Based in Cambridge, David will work with the engineering and product management teams to evolve IQGeo’s technology strategy to support the company’s strong growth trajectory. David brings extensive cloud, SaaS, and business scale-up knowledge to IQGeo, having most recently guided a technology company through ambitious global growth stages by ensuring systems, processes, and culture are in place for long-term success.
David Cottingham, CTO at IQGeo said: “I’m delighted to be joining IQGeo as we work with ever-growing numbers of fiber network and electric grid customers around the world to deploy our software solutions. We have an excellent technical foundation that we will continue to innovate on, integrating our products more closely together for ease of use, and continuing to seamlessly scale as our customers grow. The operational and business needs of our customers will be a key driver in our technology strategy, and I’m excited to be joining such a high-performing team to deliver our network lifecycle solutions.”
“Over the last four years we’ve established IQGeo as the leading vendor in our markets” explained Richard Petti, CEO at IQGeo. “Our greatest opportunity now lies in scaling the business and David’s SaaS and cloud experience will help us deliver on this strategy. Together with his team, David will be shaping a software technology architecture to support bigger customers with more demanding performance and technical requirements. His experience with ramping up SaaS environments is a great fit as we roll out increasingly more sophisticated SaaS offerings.”
If you are interested in joining the IQGeo team, visit our careers page for roles we are currently recruiting for.