New organisational structure
Martel announces a new organisational structure to strengthen its business and service offering
Martel introduces a new organisational structure to strength its position in the international innovation scene. The new organisational structure will diversify Martel’s services portfolio, while consolidating its traditional core business.
Background and future directions
Martel’s business profile evolved in the last few years from a consulting company specialised in the management and coordination of international R&D&I projects into a larger team offering also dissemination, communication and exploitation-focused services. This contributed to consolidate and diversify our offering so as to empower our customers and partners.
In the last few months Martel was very successful in business acquisition work and planned for growth in the company’s services and activities. Accordingly, Martel’s Executive Directors Martin Potts and Dr. Monique Calisti decided to enlarge their team and incorporate a new organisational structure.
“To stay competitive in the increasingly challenging ICT innovation landscape” says Dr. Calisti “we need to give a strong impulse to Martel’s activities by complementing and strengthening our business via targeted Research and Development activities. A stronger technical profile is key not only to offer new R&D-focused expertise and services to our partners and customers, but also to better understand the evolution of the market and more effectively evolve our management and communication services portfolio.”
In this perspective, Martel created a new organisational structure, as displayed in the picture below. The structure will become operational as of beginning 2016, when Dr. Federico M. Facca will join as Head of Martel Lab.
Introducing Dr. Facca and Martel Lab
Dr. Facca has a wide experience as Technical Manager and Chief Architect in large ICT projects. He is among the core figures in the FIWARE Community. He lead for 3 years the a team of more than 60 engineers contributing to the FIWARE Lab activities. The team included top notch engineers from different ICT companies and major European research centers (e.g. Telefonica, Thales, Engineering, etc.) .
Federico is a strong advocate of Open Source solutions. His expertise covers Cloud computing architectures and their application to different fields, e.g. Big data, Internet of Things, Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure. These fields will be at the core of the Martel Lab strategy and work.
The Martel Lab will focus on delivering Cloud native solutions covering different ICT areas, including Smart Cities and Future Networks. Through the Lab, Martel plans to establish a strong development and consultancy team ready to deal with the research and innovation challenges of the Future Internet.
We believe these changes will further enhance relationships with our partners and customers, as well as guaranteeing our position as a reliable partner for realizing and managing Innovation, while ensuring the growth of the company’s business.
Please join us in congratulating Federico in taking on his new role and responsibilities within Martel.
We look forward to explore further opportunities to work with you, for you!