VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 19, 2014 – QuickMobile, the recognized global leader in mobile event apps, today announced that Robert Chen has been appointed vice president (VP) of engineering. Chen returns to Vancouver after more than 24 years working for a number of start-ups and large enterprises in Silicon Valley, Calif. Most recently, Chen was VP of engineering for Vitria Technology in Sunnyvale, Calif., where he was responsible for all product development, quality assurance and DevOps functions for the real-time operations intelligence company.
Prior to Vitria, Chen served as senior director of engineering for CA where he was responsible for implementing and supporting CA’s cloud-based IT Service Management product suite. At CA, he managed three engineering teams in four global locations. A veteran of Silicon Valley, Chen has held various management and engineering positions at IBM, BEA and Oracle in addition to a number of successful start-ups.
“I am very excited to join Quickmobile at this period in the company’s development,” said Chen. “Last year was a banner year for QuickMobile; launching new products, receiving awards and being recognized globally for truly innovative technology. Even with this success, there are numerous opportunities ahead for QuickMobile, and it’s clear that the team is not complacent, and is ready to lead and build on its solid foundation. And I look forward to being part of it.”
“We are excited that Robert is coming back to Vancouver to continue his career with QuickMobile,” said Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile. “He is a talented engineer with more than 20 years of experience leading technical teams, managing the entire lifecycle of software system development, and building scalable and reliable SaaS solutions for small businesses and large enterprises. He has a deep understanding of the latest technologies and knows what it takes to work effectively and be successful in a fast-paced, dynamic environments like ours.”
Payne added, “We recently released a white paper with seven predictions for the mobile event app industry for 2014. Among the predictions are the rise of enterprise-grade mobile event apps and the importance of analytics in deepening business intelligence and validating ROI for event owners. As we work to make these predictions a reality, Robert, with his enterprise and analytics background, will undoubtedly play a critical role in our success.”
A native of Vancouver, Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Simon Fraser University. He also earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.
Designed for today's mobile-savvy attendee, QuickMobile’s mobile app and analytics platform creates meaningful and lasting experiences. QuickMobile helps its customers deliver personalized, productive and fully-integrated events and meetings–across the enterprise and beyond–that captivate and engage attendees. With unparalleled expertise and a commitment to best practices, QuickMobile has helped thousands of high-performance organizations around the world transform their meetings and events. QuickMobile’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada.