Iona signs-up partner specialist

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Iona Technologies has named a new vice president, someone versed in business process management (BPM), to drive partners around Iona's integration suite and Corba software.

Robert Napolitano has been named vice president of corporate development by Iona, which hopes to capitalize on his experience in building relationships with software vendors IBM and Microsoft and systems integrators including Accenture.

Napolitano is an executive with 20-years' experience in corporate development who, immediately prior to Iona, forged a global strategic alliance with IBM for BPM specialist Pegasystems. Napolitano was vice president for strategic alliances with Pegasystems.

Napolitano's appointment signals an attempt by Iona to elevate its sales pitch and potentially open-up more avenues to market by working with larger platform and service providers on cross-marketing and sales deals. ®

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