SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- TokBox, a Telefónica company, today announced the appointment of Scott Lomond to CEO, from his former role as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at TokBox. Outgoing CEO Ian Small will become Chairman of the Board, continuing in his current role as CEO of Communications Services at Telefónica. Current Vice President, Engineering Badri Rajasekar will become CTO at TokBox as part of the changes, responsible for all engineering and operations.
TokBox Chairman Ian Small commented: "Scott has demonstrated an amazing talent for working with customers to leverage our OpenTok technology to deliver compelling, real-time video experiences online and in mobile applications. I look forward to supporting Scott as he leads the TokBox team, continuing to set the pace for native WebRTC during an exciting time of innovation and growth in the industry."
"I would also like to commend Badri on his expanded role as TokBox CTO, where he can continue to apply his industry leading technical expertise, which has been essential to the award-winning features and quality of our OpenTok platform," Mr Small said.
Scott Lomond commented: "The WebRTC community is gaining incredible momentum, and I am very proud to be a part of TokBox's industry-leading vision in a vibrant and growing market. Ian's strategic leadership, the development of our enterprise-grade platform and the global reach of our parent, Telefónica, have given TokBox an opportunity to define the category. I look forward to our team's continued success in bringing the best possible live video experience to our partners and their customers everywhere."
TokBox, a Telefónica company, develops and operates the OpenTok Platform, making it fast and easy to add real-time audio and video communications into online and mobile websites, apps and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale broadcasts.
The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with powerful APIs, a global cloud infrastructure, and pre-configured solutions. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than 80,000 services by companies including Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and Double Robotics.
TokBox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.