Tech Company Announces Kelowna for New Operation Centre

Originally posted on KelownaNow on March 4, 2016 by Anita Sthankiya

American tech company Cradlepoint has announced that it will be opening a new operation centre in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Cradlepoint is a global leader in software defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises and will build its Developer Operations Center in Kelowna. The company also announced it will be hiring a team of engineers to work at the facility. Cradlepoint recently acquired Pertino—a privately held Silicon Valley company that pioneered the use of software-defined networking (SDN) technology. Cradlepoint is no stranger to the Kelowna area as before its acquisition, Pertino had a team of experts based in Kelowna.

A statement released after the forum said expert speakers addressed topics such as the changing network landscape and trends, how to partner effectively with smaller enterprises, how to combat growing security threats and the changing mobile workforce.

“Our history of building a world-class development organization in Kelowna has brought us back to town,” said Craig Elliott, CEO and founder of Pertino and now SVP of corporate development at Cradlepoint. “We’ve already hired five developers in Kelowna and are posting ten additional jobs to be filled as soon as possible. We’re also evaluating office space and hope to make decisions soon about that expansion as well. Cradlepoint wants to invest in Kelowna.”

Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho with offices in Silicon Valley, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

“We’re pleased to have Cradlepoint bringing more tech jobs to Kelowna. The investment continues to highlight Kelowna as the tech hub of British Columbia,” said Kelowna mayor Colin Basran.

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