TORONTO, November 8, 2018 – Optiva Inc. (TSX: OPT), an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetization solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, is pleased to announce that CEO, Danielle Royston, who is one of the leading women in telecoms IT, has been ranked sixth on the list of The SaaS Report’s Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS for 2018.
Royston joins previously recognized executives that include leaders of IBM, Microsoft, Xerox and Hubspot. Those selected are some of the most influential in their fields. With over 3,500 nominations, executives were evaluated based on nominations by current and previous employees and industry peers. Key areas assessed were: professional achievement, integrity, intelligence and company growth, performance and strategy.
Royston has spearheaded the transformation of Optiva, including a new Customer Success program and the revolutionizing of its product portfolio. She aims to disrupt the telecom industry with cloud-native business support systems (BSS) solutions by utilizing Google Cloud Platform and Cloud Spanner. Optiva Charging Engine™ is now the first proven carrier-grade revenue management application on the public cloud.
By leveraging the agility, auto-scaling and elasticity of public cloud computing, Optiva is offering CSPs a solution at 10 times the speed and scale at one-tenth the cost of Oracle databases.* A cloud-native BSS application allows CSPs to utilize the power of the cloud, leveraging its innovative technology and economic promise.
“We are relentlessly focused on great people and products. Our strategy is to partner with our customers to create innovative solutions that assist them to achieve long-term success — and public cloud is at the core of this,” said Royston. “Being named among the Top Women Leaders in SaaS wouldn’t be possible without the trust and support of my teams — previous and present — and our customers. It is an honor to have earned their trust and this recognition.”
*Based on internal testing
About Optiva Inc.:
Optiva Inc. is leading the telco industry and its innovative customers around the world by offering next-generation software solutions to help them leverage today’s digital technologies. Our portfolio of monetization products enables real-time billing, charging, policy management and user experience that are critical to our customers’ growth and performance. When deployed in the cloud, Optiva™ solutions deliver the most impact for the best value. Our vision, market knowledge, analytical insights and unparalleled Customer Success Program ensure our customers are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals today and into the future. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc., can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, please go to www.optiva.com.
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T: (905) 625-2190
Ken Taylor, CFO