SOURCE: Covata

June 13, 2016 08:31 ET

Covata Appoints Executive Pavan Singh From Cisco to Spearhead IoT Business

Technology Veteran Joins From Cisco to Advance the Commercial Rollout of Its Global Security Standard Key-as-a-Service 'KaaS' to Protect Data in the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation Landscape

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - Covata Limited (ASX: CVT), a global leader in data-centric security solutions for enterprises, has appointed industry expert Pavan Singh to join the rapidly growing San Francisco office where he will spearhead the company's IoT security solution Key-as-a-Service (KaaS™).

Pavan has over 15 years experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Covata, Pavan was at Cisco Systems for six years, where he held numerous leadership roles in marketing strategy & business incubation. Most recently he was the Head of IoT Solutions GTM strategy and acceleration organization, where he was responsible for revenue growth of the IoT solutions business. Pavan was instrumental within Cisco for identifying market transitions and creating technology solutions that deliver transformational business value for customers. Pavan is known as an Internet of Things and Digital Transformation thought leader and is a frequent speaker on business transformation topics in industry events.

In this new role, Pavan will leverage his diverse customer co-innovation, solution creation and IoT experience to drive product strategy and accelerate market development of Covata's transformational IoT security solution, KaaS. As part of this role, Pavan will work alongside Covata's industry partner ecosystem led by Cisco to augment the technology for global scale and spearhead global market development for the service. As part of the product roadmap KaaS will rollout to the international developer community, dedicated to securing data across any platform or product.

"Pavan's demonstrated leadership in building new businesses and thought leader initiatives in the IoT and broader technology market will ensure we're building a solution that has the potential to become a global standard in internet security," said Trent Telford, CEO of Covata.

"Pavan's commercial experience, leadership and vision are perfectly aligned with what is promising to be a tremendous opportunity for the company and the industry. Our partnership with Cisco, a place where Pavan has deep knowledge of the internal people, projects and culture, is a key component of our GTM strategy and we're confident that Pavan has the proven ability to drive innovation and growth, execute corporate strategy and deliver results."

Pavan said of the appointment, "I am thrilled to join Covata's leadership team to help bring Covata's unique data security technology to the key technology transitions -- IoT and digital innovation. Covata's data security technology is critical to combining disparate datasets and unlocking new transformational opportunities for customers."

About Covata

Covata Limited (ASX: CVT) enables true ownership and control over your data in the cloud and over mobile services. We deliver data-centric security solutions without compromising simple usability, providing true end-to-end security. Your data is always protected wherever it may travel -- inside your network, beyond the domain, to mobile devices and to the cloud -- with granular access controls that extend to external users, view-only restrictions, real-time revocation and complete visibility and auditability. Own Your Data, control your data and choose where it is stored -- with complete assurance that it is protected and secure. For further information, please visit

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