Kinly, the global provider of AV integration and collaboration services and support, has today announced that Simon Watson has been appointed the new Head of Innovation for their global operations. Based in the UK, he will report directly to Stuart Davidson, Operations Director for the UK & Ireland.
Simon joined the business as an Integration Engineer back in 2007. Over the last 16 years, he has solidified his position as a vital member of the team, earning a series of promotions culminating in his most recent role as Cloud & Video Services Lead for the UK and Ireland.
With more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, Simon has held numerous VC, UC, and AV-centric roles across engineering, sales and consulting, making him the perfect person to identify new and innovative technology to ensure Kinly is continuously providing the best expert advice to its customers.
In his new role, Simon will lead strategic initiatives and oversee the lifecycle management of AV and UC products, solutions, and services on a global scale. His priority is to work across teams to align strategies with service roadmaps, ensuring approaches are cohesive, forward thinking and result in the best technological offerings.
Speaking on the promotion, CEO Tom Martin, said: “In an era where pro-AV and unified communication solutions are more critical than ever to enable and empower seamless business collaboration, Kinly remains committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
“The ‘Head of Innovation’ role is central to this commitment, guiding the company in staying ahead of industry trends by envisioning and implementing groundbreaking solutions that elevate the experience of our customers.”
Stuart Davidson, Operations Director for the UK & Ireland added: “We are excited to see the additional value Simon will bring to Kinly and our customers in the role of Head of Innovation.
“Simon will play a pivotal role in ensuring Kinly continues to provide its customers value through industry leading thought leadership, and world-class, forward-thinking services and solutions, globally.”
Commenting on his promotion, Simon said: “I am honoured and delighted to take on this new role as Global Head of Innovation. I’m excited to lead and inspire our teams to challenge the status quo, to keep pace with our clients’ growing expectations, and stay consistently ahead in our understanding and application of new technologies.”
Kinly is a global provider of AV services & support with over 20 years’ experience in the video collaboration industry. The company now has over 1,100 employees working with over 2,500 clients across the world.