51Degrees Strengthens Advisory Board

September 19, 2014   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Jo Rabin and Thomas Chambers Join 51Degrees

September 19, 2014 - Reading, UK 51Degrees, the fastest and most accurate device detection provider, is delighted to announce Jo Rabin and Thomas Chambers have joined Huw Medcraft on their advisory board.

Jo has a background authoring internet standards, running Mobile Monday London, The Mobile Academy and an extensive track record building cross-device Web experiences. He is CTO at WiForia and regularly advises large corporations on strategy and facilitation.

Thomas holds a number of non-executive roles and chairmanships assisting growing businesses fulfil their potential. He chairs the Finance Committee at the University of Surrey with a particular interest in the development of 5G. Previously he held a number of positions with Symbian the developers of early Smartphone Operating Systems.

Commenting on the appointments, CEO and Founder Mr James Rosewell, said "Over the past 12 months we have seen significant customer and revenue growth. It's essential we continue to develop our market leading product portfolio and our broader business capabilities. Jo and Thomas really understand the business and will provide invaluable insights. Combined with Huw we have the best team to take the business forward to the next stage of its development."

Jo said "I have been extremely impressed by 51Degrees and their approach to solving the problem of delivering cross platform Web experiences especially in terms of accuracy and speed. I've been taking a keen interest in the development and growth of the company over the last couple of years and I'm delighted to be involved in the business."

Thomas said "I really liked the Company's approach to business and admired the revenue growth achieved on the back of an open source project. Attracting over 1.5 million web sites to the platform and monetising such a diverse portfolio of customers is impressive."

About 51Degrees:
51Degrees was founded in 2009 by James Rosewell and is the home of THE fastest and most accurate Device Detection software available. Originating from the 51Degrees Open Source Foundation project, over 1,500,000 websites now use 51Degress to detect mobile devices and redirect initial requests to a mobile friendly home page optimized for the user.

The company serves many of the world's leading brands including Unilever, eBay, Microsoft, IBM, GfK, Hyundai and T-Mobile, and as well as its flagship device detection software, the product portfolio spans responsive web design tools, image optimization and enhanced analytics.

Based in Reading, UK, the company name originated from its geographical latitude at 51 Degrees. Since launching the company in 2009 51Degrees has expanded rapidly and its solutions are deployed in over 150 countries across every continent around the world.

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