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Device Cloud Networks Names John Carvalho as Chief Technology Officer

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Device Cloud Networks (DCN), a leading machine-to-machine (M2M) enablement service provider and mobile network operator for the Internet-of-Things, today announced that it has named John Carvalho as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Carvalho will lead the technical operations as the company embarks on its next phase of growth for its leading M2M service enablement platform. A twenty-year veteran of GSM-based mobile communications systems, Mr. Carvalho has held executive management positions in every facet of the technology life cycle. His efforts will surround expanding DCN’s global connectivity and device management solutions in the M2M ecosystem of OEMs, carriers and enterprises.

"We are delighted to welcome John to the DCN executive team. He is a true innovator with a proven track record that demonstrates abilities pertinent for further success for our company,” said Dave Williams, Chief Executive Officer of DCN. “We are confident in our decision in selecting John as CTO at this time of vast opportunity and development for us and the M2M ecosystem overall.”

Mr. Carvalho joins DCN after completing an instrumental role with Comcast in the deployment of a Wi-Fi network covering most of the northeastern U.S. Mr. Carvalho was also previously involved with the design and deployment of the first two large-scale deployments of GSM in the U.S., firstly with APC-Sprint in Washington D.C. and then with Pacific Bell Wireless in California. Further experience also stems from key positions with Telefonica O2, where he was responsible for Core Network Innovation in their European business, having oversight of four countries including the economic powerhouses of Germany and the UK. Earlier in his career, he worked in the early phases of design and specification of GSM systems with Ericsson. In this role, he was part of the global expansion of mobile communications, working in Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK, driving the systems acceptance of such notable global telecommunications players as Vodafone, Orange and Telefonica.

“Taking on the role of Chief Technology Officer at such an important time for Device Cloud Networks is a great honor and I’m privileged to join an organization which is pushing the envelope of opportunity in a very interesting technology segment,” said Mr. Carvalho. “I’m eager to work with the Board and fellow employees as we focus on delivering world-class wireless M2M solutions to our enterprise customers and mobile operator alliance partners.”

Mr. Carvalho earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Durham University in the UK.

The M2M platform by DCN is a next-generation set of capabilities that combines service provisioning and device management with application enablement tools to simplify the process of bringing wireless connectivity to products of any type.

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