• October 03, 2019|
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Cloud and network provider Colt appoints CMO

Cloud and network provider Colt appoints CMO

Colt Technology Services has appointed Yasutaka Mizutani as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mizutani has been with Colt since 2007 in roles across Europe and Asia.

Colt Technology Services has appointed Yasutaka Mizutani as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mizutani has been with Colt since 2007 in roles across Europe and Asia. 

Mizutani was Head of Global Business Partner Marketing in his previous role with Colt, which saw him lead the team responsible for aiding Colt's regional sales organisations across regions using various data-driven approaches.

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Colt Technology Services has appointed Yasutaka Mizutani as its CMO

As CMO Mizutani will be responsible for defining and executing the Colt marketing strategy. Colt has stated a goal of "being the most customer-oriented business in the industry". Mizutani will be reporting directly to Colt's Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Keri Gilder.

"Mizutani has played a fundamental role in how our brand has evolved over the past few years is stepping up to become our CMO.

"The pace of change in the industry is immense, and it's critical to continue to transform ourselves to provide higher value to our customers. With Mizutani strong digital marketing and analytical background with exceptional expertise both in Europe and Asia, we strongly believe that our entire marketing function will reach the next level under his leadership as our CMO," Gilder said in a statement.

"Working across regions has shown me that today business has never been more global, and by owning and operating a truly global network, Colt is in the best possible position to support our customers as they embark on their digital transformation journey.

"Over the past 12 years, I have seen the business grow from strength-to-strength with innovative digital technologies. From the continued investment in our Colt IQ Network to the focus on our people, to the shift in how the company markets itself; so I couldn't be more excited to be expanding on my responsibilities with Colt," Mizutani said in the statement. 

Mizutani is bilingual in both Japanese and English and studied Marketing at the Edinburgh Business School in the UK and will be based in the Colt London Headquarters.

The Colt IQ Network connects over 900 datacentres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 27,500 buildings. Colt is a leading provider in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and remains privately owned.

 

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Mark Chillingworth is Contributing Editor to Tech Marketers and one of Europe's leading CIO Editors

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