John Giere

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President and CEO, Optiva, Inc.

John Giere is President and Chief Executive Officer of Optiva, Inc. John has served with leading global vendors, including Openwave Mobility, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry leadership experience, building successful global telecom software businesses.


Virtually everyone owns a mobile phone. In some countries mobile penetration is over 120%, however, that market saturation does not leave mobile operators with many new revenue opportunities aside from trying to upsell existing customers on plans for their wearables