Chairman & CEO – Denis Murphy
Denis co-founded Anaeko in 2004 and has over 20 years of sales and management experience, spanning mobile telecoms and ITSM. Denis has a proven track record of building and exiting niche software companies.
Prior to joining Anaeko, Denis was Chairman of Mobile Cohesion, a company he had co-founded after leaving Openwave in 2002.
At Openwave he was Country Manager for Ireland and also responsible for the development of the company’s field organisation in Europe.
Prior to Openwave, Denis was the Managing Director and co-founder of APiON. During his time at APiON he grew the company to over 200 people and developed world class competencies in all the key component technology areas that underlie the mobile middleware space. This strategy led to the development of APiON’s first-to-market WAP gateway and the acquisition of the company by Phone.com for $250m. At that time, this was the largest acquisition in Northern Ireland’s history. Phone.com then became Openwave through the merger with Software.com.
Prior to APiON, Denis held a range of Sales and Partner management roles at Aldiscon (Dublin).
Denis holds a range of technology investments and sits on the board of QUBIS, the Queens University spin out fund.
He holds a degree in Business Studies from University College Galway and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Business School at University City Dublin. In addition, he has postgraduate qualifications in computer science and management information systems and is a graduate member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster.
Director – Richard McConnell
Richard co-founded Anaeko in 2004 and has over 18 years technical management experience in the Telecoms industry. Richard has been at the forefront of telecoms software innovation for past 2 decades.
Richard is currently CTO at Aepona where he leads the company’s Telecoms Web Services strategy.
Prior to Aepona, Richard was COO of Mobile Cohesion, a company he co-founded after leaving Openwave in 2002. At Openwave, Richard was Group VP & General Manager, Mobile Infrastructure and previously VP Engineering He was responsible for driving the product and market strategies of the company’s mobile products at the highest level.
Prior to Openwave, Richard was Technical Director and Co-Founder, APiON. Richard was responsible for the development of Apion’s first to market WAP Gateway product.
Technical Director – Colm Hayden
Colm has over 13 years experience in delivering leading edge software products and solutions. As Technical Director of Anaeko Colm drives the company’s product strategy and provides architectural design consultancy to Anaeko clients.
Colm has a particular specialisation in Service Level Management, Agile Data Integration, Mobile Advertising and Service Delivery Platforms.
Colm has held a range of technical lead roles in software innovation networks and initiatives including NISINE, The SDP Alliance, the Mobile Advertising Alliance and JAIN.
Colm also co-founded and organises MobileMonday Belfast, Ireland’s chapter of the global MobileMonday network for telecoms software professionals.
Prior to Anaeko, Colm was CTO of Responsian where he architected and delivered several eGovernment applications for eConsultation, eLobbying and eMonitoring.
Prior to Responsian, Colm played a technical lead role in Aepona’s R&D. Before that at APiON Colm helped define several extensions to the Java platform as a key architect of SUN Microsystem’s JAIN initiative.