SOURCE: Syndesis

July 21, 2005 09:00 ET

Syndesis Appoints Vice President, Product Development

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 21, 2005 -- John Lochow, President and CEO of Syndesis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Morris to the position of Vice President, Product Development.

"Michael's impressive background and two successful decades of senior management experience in telecommunications software development, coupled with his proven ability to combine aggressive product delivery schedules with customer satisfaction, made him the obvious choice," said Lochow. "His knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that Syndesis continues to deliver the service fulfillment solutions for which we have become renowned."

Leading a diverse and experienced team of over 125 R&D professionals, Mr. Morris is charged with driving the definition and quality production of Syndesis' software suite, which includes Syndesis® NetProvision™, Syndesis® NetDiscover™ and Syndesis® NetOptimizer™. With proven success in multi-vendor, multi-technology networks with millions of subscribers, Syndesis' award-winning products offer full wireline and wireless service fulfillment support from a single, unified platform to future proof your business and prepare you for tomorrow's challenges.

Mr. Morris comes to Syndesis from Arkipelago where, as Vice President of Product Development, he oversaw the production of inventory management software for the wireline, wireless and cable industries. Prior to joining Arkipelago, Mr. Morris was Senior Vice President of Technology at Wysdom, responsible for technical definition of the company's Service Delivery Platform for the mobile telecommunications industry. In this role, he managed the full end-to-end Product Development Lifecycle organization. Mr. Morris' technical background also includes work as Vice President of Product Development for Triversity Corporation, Vice President of Engineering for Architel Systems and Practice Manager for IBM Global Services Telecom Practice, Asia Pacific. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Cranfield University in England.

About Syndesis (www.syndesis.com)

Syndesis empowers the world's leading Communications Service Providers to deliver new network experiences for their customers by automating fulfillment of profitable next generation data services. Renowned for customer responsiveness, in-depth network expertise and off-the-shelf support for more technologies and equipment than any other OSS software developer, Syndesis is the vendor of choice in deployments at more than 20 major service providers worldwide including Bell Canada, SBC, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica Empresas and TELUS. Over $5.5B in service provider revenues from over 10M new data services are processed through Syndesis platforms annually. Well-funded and privately held, Syndesis is backed by leading venture capital firms including Greylock, Helix, Pequot, Sequoia and VenGrowth.

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