Interactive Intelligence (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of unified IP business communications solutions, is driving its business expansion in the Middle East by announcing the appointment of Abdul Nasser Bangcola as Country Manager for Saudi Arabia. Abdul Nasser will be spearheading the company's operations in the Kingdom and will be based in Riyadh.
Abdul Nasser brings a formidable background in services, channel account management, sales and technical expertise to his new position. As country head for KSA, he will be responsible for executing sales and marketing strategies, business development and developing channel development strategies along with building strong customer relationships. Prior to joining Interactive Intelligence, he enjoyed a 12 year long career with Avaya in Saudi Arabia in various senior positions, the last being Territory Manager, and distinguished himself as a consistent high performer.
"We are extremely pleased to have a professional of Abdul Nasser's background and caliber joining Interactive Intelligence. Saudi is the largest IT market in the Middle East and holds tremendous potential for us. Looking at Abdul Nasser's track record of outstanding career achievement and performance, we are confident that under his leadership our company will be able to rapidly increase its footprint and market share in KSA," said Mr. David Paulding, Regional Sales Director for UK, Middle East and Africa, Interactive Intelligence.
Abdul Nasser holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and started his career in 1998 with Lucent Technologies as a senior systems engineer and two years later was moved to Avaya when Lucent spun off its business communications group globally. He quickly rose up the ranks and held various senior executive positions - services manager, channel account manager (KSA), sales manager and finally territory manager. He was instrumental in winning several prestigious contracts for Avaya including STC, King Abdul Aziz University, Arab National Bank, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Al Inma Bank, besides others.
Commenting on the potential business in Saudi Arabia, "Saudi Arabia is a very strategic market. The government has shown a strong commitment to promoting ICT as part of its overall development strategy and this has created lucrative business opportunities across the sector. I am very optimistic about the success of Interactive Intelligence in the Kingdom as the company has strong business solutions addressing both, the enterprise as well as SMB segment".
Further elaborating on Interactive Intelligence technology and its unique proposition to customers, Abdul Nasser continues, "Our multi-award winning solution is unique. It is a simplified all-software approach and a single fully integrated platform delivering IP Telephony, end-to-end contact center solutions and unified messaging with a single point of administration. This is a huge advantage over all our competitors' solutions as they still consist of multiple systems holding various points of administration that require complex, costly implementation and maintenance".
Interactive Intelligence Inc. is a global provider of unified business communications solutions for contact center automation, enterprise IP telephony, and business process automation. Interactive Intelligence's Customer Interaction Center® (CIC) is an all-in-one application suite that manages all contact center interactions on one platform architected for SIP and VoIP. It recently introduced its Interaction Process Automation™ (IPA) solution in the Middle East. IPA is an all-in-one Communications Based Process Automation (CBPA) solution that moves beyond just "enabling" communications within applications or business process management suites. IPA becomes the process automation platform for the company, orchestrating processes across people, departments, and existing core business applications.
The company has more than 3,500 customers worldwide. It is positioned in the leaders' quadrant of the Gartner 2009 Contact Center Infrastructure- Worldwide Magic Quadrant report and recently won the Frost & Sullivan's award for '2010 North American Technology Company of the Year, Contact Centers'. It ranks among Software Magazine's top 500 global software and services suppliers, is a BusinessWeek "hot growth 50" company and is among Fortune Small Business magazine's top 100 fastest growing companies.
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