Skyline Communications’ Board appoints senior executive staff
April 24, 2015
Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces a reorganization of its leadership structure to further support its continuously accelerating growth, and to guide the company to its next level. Skyline’s Board of Directors appointed for its C-level staff Ben Vandenberghe as Chief Executive Officer, Bert Vandenberghe as Chief Technology Officer and Frederik Vandenberghe as Chief Financial Officer.
Ben Vandenberghe, primarily active in sales, marketing and product management at Skyline Communications for over 15 years now, is one of the industry’s thought leaders and visionaries in the area of next-generation end-to-end network management solutions for complex broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile ecosystems. Ben Vandenberghe has reoriented and subsequently led the company to become the acknowledged global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management software technology. Based on highly innovative and even disruptive concepts, the now renowned DataMiner platform was developed from the ground up, completely redefining how the most complex technology networks and systems can be managed more efficiently and more intuitively than ever before. Today, the game-changing DataMiner network management platform is in use by leading operators around the world, managing some of the most prestigious broadcast and telecom infrastructures end to end, across any vendor and technology boundaries. This has also resulted in the company being listed in both the Technology Fast50 2014 and in the Top 50 Belgian Entrepreneurs 2013, and receiving prestigious awards such as the Export Lion 2012 and the Most Promising Enterprise 2011.
Bert Vandenberghe, a software technology adept who has served as Software R&D Director at Skyline Communications for over 10 years, laid the foundations of the cutting-edge DataMiner software platform. Over the years, he has assembled a team of talented software engineers, and under his guidance they designed the platform that has now grown to become the industry reference for end-to-end multi-vendor network management. Bert Vandenberghe spearheaded and architected unique software technology innovations, which set DataMiner apart from any other solution ever available in the industry. This includes amongst others a unique distributed intelligence architecture, making DataMiner one of the most scalable, robust and flexible NMS platforms ever available in the industry, and an open-architecture multi-vendor protocol engine, currently supporting a staggering 4000 integrations of products and solutions from over 500 different industry vendors, which is unprecedented in the industry.
Frederik Vandenberghe joined Skyline Communications in 2010 as its Finance & Operations Director, and successfully managed to streamline HR, finance, training and operational activities, enabling the company to stay on its growth trajectory. Under the auspices of Frederik Vandenberghe, Skyline erected its new state-of-the-art headquarter facilities along the E403 highway in Izegem. This iconic landmark underlines the strong long-term commitment of the company as the undisputed global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management software technology, and it now serves as a high-tech software technology incubator for an international team of over 135 talented ICT, software and broadcast engineers. In addition to that, Frederik Vandenberghe also established a permanent regional presence for the company in Moscow, London, New York, Miami and Bogota, providing arm’s-length superior professional services and consultancy to its vast and ever growing customer base across more than 100 countries around the globe.
The triad is backed by a seasoned team of newly appointed directors:
Roger Bijos – Sales Director Americas
Glenn D’Haene – Sales Director EMEA & APAC
Steven Soenens – Product Marketing Director
Koen Vanwalleghem – Finance & Administration Director
Koen Cools – System Engineering Director
Leander Druwel – System Solutions Director
Simon Raine – Quality Assurance Director
Jan Vanhove – Software R&D Director