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It’s true—we’ve “jumped the pond.” While we’ve had some team members based in Europe for years, we just added two new members to our team based in the United Kingdom who will focus on servicing existing customers and expanding our business. 

Iain Thompson joins as an RSD. Iain has over three decades of networking experience and expertise in EMEA. Most recently, he spent 14 years with Appcelerate where he honed his networking expertise with a focus on security, network monitoring and reporting, network optimization, and compliance.  

Iain joined us because he believes Forward Networks is the leader and pioneer of the network digital twin market with the capabilities to solve a broad range of customer challenges. According to Iain, “Forward Networks offers something for everyone—NetOps, SecOps, and engineering, and the platform will become the foundation for problem solving and prevention across the IT department. In my role I solve customer problems, and this platform offers capabilities not available from any other vendor.” 

Stewart Steven has also joined. Stewart is a technical solutions engineer who also has decades of technical experience, including spending 18 years as an engineer with progressing responsibilities at Juniper Networks.  

Stewart has had countless conversations with networking professionals about the networking and security challenges they face—so many of them could have easily been solved by Forward Networks. He’s excited to share the platform with engineers and technology leaders alike to showcase its unique capabilities. He’s also excited to be in on the ground-level of a new geography for the company: “I’m excited to provide local assistance to Forward Networks’ current EMEA customers while introducing our network digital twin to the leading companies in Europe.” 

You can meet Iain and Stewart at Cisco Live Amsterdam, February 5 – 9, 2024, where Forward Networks will be a Gold Sponsor. Join us in booth C13 and enjoy an expertly crafted coffee on us! 

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