FiberSense, a rapidly expanding fiber optic sensing technology and monitoring company is adding more than just groundbreaking tech and a recent award to its portfolio. The company announced the appointment of Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Chris Sharp to its Board of Directors last week as Co-Chair. Sharp brings a wealth of international IT Infrastructure to the growing team.
Sharp, who has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry and is a previous leader of technology teams across two of the largest data center operators in the world, joins FiberSense Chairman Bevan Slattery as co-chair to the growing board member table.
The current CTO of Digital Realty, a leading global provider of Digital Infrastructure services, Sharp was previously at Equinix, where he led the innovation of next-generation cloud and interconnection solutions.
“I am delighted to join the Board as Co-Chair,” Sharp said. “I have watched with interest the development of FiberSense’s unique approach to reimagining the value inherent in the ubiquitous fiber optic cables around us. The company is a true innovator in the way it takes existing network investments and then layers highly valuable sensing and monitoring services through machine learning technologies for applications such as infrastructure asset protection services. The technology that they have developed, and that’s now in the market, is a real game-changer.”
FiberSense Founder and CEO Mark Englund added, “The knowledge and unique perspective Chris brings will be of great benefit in guiding the FiberSense Team through our ambitious growth plans as we drive greater value from the proprietary applications for sensing and monitoring that we have developed.”
Fellow Co-Chair, Bevan Slattery said, “The fact that Chris has chosen to join the Board of FiberSense is a huge vote of confidence in the strategy, direction and growth potential of the company. I’m very pleased to share the Co-Chair role with him as we move to our next phase of ramping up growth.”
Sharp has a keen eye for promoting the development of new technology strategies and applying them to global markets.
Sharp has also held leadership roles at network and colocation providers, including Qwest Communications, MCI/Verizon Business and Reliance Globalcom.
To see the full press release about Sharp’s appointment, visit: https://fibersense.com/news/
For general information on FiberSense, visit www.fibersense.com.